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Plastindia 2023 & Elecrama 2023 India,Flame Retardant chemicals ATH,Aluminium Hydroxide, Aluminium Trihydrate, Magnesium Hydroxide
Flame Retardant chemicals ATH ,Aluminium Hydroxide , Aluminium Trihydrate, Magnesium Hydroxide PLASTINDIA 2023 India ,1-5 February New Delhi , India & ELECRAMA Exhibittion Noida , India From 18-22...
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Aluminium Trihydrate
6th Day of K 2022 and it's DIWALI festival of lights celebrations. We were there in k 2013 , k2016 , k2019 . Our next exhibition participation will be in Plastindia 2023 from 1 February 2023 to 5...
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Celebrating K Show’s 70th anniversary & Chen Hsong’s 64th.
Let The Sparks Fly! K Show will once again be the global highlight this October for pioneering innovations and developments as well as visionary impulses. What began as a small consumer fair in...
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Brazilian company concludes its participation at K 2022 with a highlight to an innovative recycled resin solution
The Brazilian company Plastiweber, that develops sustainable solutions for plastics, presented at K 2022 its polyethylene resin with one hundred percent of recycled content. During the trade fair,...
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30th Anniversary
Established in the year 1992, NIKNAM CHEMICALS PRIVATE LIMITED is engaged in manufacturing, exporting, and supplying of quality environment-friendly FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS & FILLERS for more...
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60 years have passed sometimes in calm and sometimes in stormy waters, but always keeping our gaze with the bright light of a lighthouse that guided our navigation. So many people have come and gone,...
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Bryce Corporation order another two Universal Converting Equipment X8 Slitter Rewinders at K Exhibition
Following a meeting at K 2022 in Dusseldorf, Bryce Corporation has ordered another two Universal X8 slitting machines from Universal Converting Equipment. The Universal X8 is a highly automated...
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We BJS Engineers Pvt. Ltd an renowned and leading Manufacturer in India for Automatic Slotting Machines, CNC Pipe Threading Machines Single Head / Double Head with Both Side Threading simultaneously...
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"Easy to use" concept in Gripper (EOAT) construction
Isn't it the goal of all of us to organise our daily processes as simply and time-savingly as possible? This is no different in Gripper (EOAT) construction and the use of AGS Grippers (End of Arm...
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CHIMEI Launches Ecologue™ Sustainable Materials Portfolio at K 2022
CHIMEI Corporation has unveiled a new portfolio of sustainable materials under the Ecologue trademark, combining present innovations in recycling with future ambitions in bioplastics and zero-carbon...
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Meet us LIVE or VIRTUALLY at K Fair 2022
Let’s craft connections together! Our Talks Arena is the perfect place to meet and get inspired. We invite you to attend deep dive talks from experts and panel discussions on the most...
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Röhm Invests Worldwide
New sustainable technology for MMA production Expansion of capacities in Worms, Shanghai and Wesseling Increase in research and innovation activities Röhm is constantly advancing its growth strategy...
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Revolutionizing the world of recycling with viscoZERO technology – PP, PS, PE and PET processible
At K2022, Starlinger viscotec presents a new product line to revolutionize plastics recycling: viscoZERO, the melt phase decontamination reactor for the production of food grade recycled polyolefin...
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Röhm is moving towards climate neutrality – conserving resources with PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds
Climate-neutral production by 2050 Sustainable by design: PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds are durable and recyclable The proTerra brand suffix is the quality seal for sustainable products and services...
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Innovative PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds at K 2022: the right solution for every industry trend
PLEXIGLAS® 8N plus for simple demolding and processing of complex injection-molded parts Neutral gray PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds with increased light transmittance in the red spectrum enable...
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Meraxis and ClickPlastics cooperate on digital distribution
As of now, polymers from ClickPlastics AG are also available in the digital customer portal of Meraxis Group. ClickPlastics specializes in the exclusive distribution of plastic granules from Asian...
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Press Kit for K 2022: “Crafting Connections With You”
At K 2022, the world's largest plastics trade show, Covestro will present innovative products and solutions that support the circular economy and climate neutrality. Developments from the areas of...
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Evonik to introduce Next Generation Plastic Solutions at K-Fair 2022
Sustainable high-performance polymers based on renewable raw materials  Performance additives that save resources, improve production efficiency, and protect applications  Novel business...
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Ecologue™ Talks: Chemical Recycling in the Future of Acrylics
Join our talks at K 2022! This year, CHIMEI made a major breakthrough in developing chemically recycled acrylics for optical-grade applications. Our experts will share this solution, how it can serve...
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Trend-setting trade show appearance at the K 2022 in Düsseldorf: Together against climate change – with circular plastics
Focus on circular economy and resource conservation Covestro helps customers achieve their sustainability goals "Crafting Connections With You" The world's leading plastics trade show K 2022...
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Nano Pitch Preform Moulds
PETform has developed a new PET hot runner system allowing for an ultra compact mould pitch of 40 mm. Many components remain unchanged from previous generation, allowing common hot runner component...
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SpecialChem and Agilis announce the launch of ionicPIM – a Product Information Management system designed for the Chemical Industry
Agilis, a provider of digital commerce solutions for the chemical industry, and SpecialChem, the world’s largest materials selection platform, announce today their partnership to bring to market...
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Chemical industry as a key factor against climate change – with strong partners
Covestro uses the world’s leading trade fair K 2022 for dialogue with business and society Focus on core areas of circular economy and resource conservation Panel discussion on October 19th...
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Much less CO2: Westlake Vinnolit uses renewable ethylene in PVC production
Westlake Vinnolit continues to expand its lower-carbon GreenVin® product line: Effective immediately, the company also offers GreenVin® bio-attributed PVC based on renewable ethylene. Westlake...
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Premiere for polycarbonate from mass-balanced biowaste and residues: The world's first wallbox with Makrolon® RE
The new, more sustainable Makrolon® RE polycarbonates from Covestro are celebrating their premiere in an electromobility application, which the company will present at the K 2022 plastics trade fair.
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K 2025 kick-off
First meeting of Exhibitors’ Council for plastics and rubber flagship fair in Düsseldorf / Ulrich Reifenhäuser will retain position of Chairman
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K 2022 – Trade fair results fulfil highest expectations
Innovation driver for the global plastics and rubber industry
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K in Düsseldorf – 70 Years of the World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for the Plastics and Rubber Industry
Over 3,000 companies from 60 nations to present innovations for the efficient and responsible handling of plastics
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K 2022: The programme of the Special Show „Plastics shape the future“
Seven theme days - discussions, impulse lectures, lighthouse projects and exciting experimental shows
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K 2022 benefits from new HEPA filters in the exhibition halls
Messe Düsseldorf ensures highest air quality. By July 3,000 HEPA filters will have been installed
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K 2022: Online Ticket shop now open!
Tickets for K 2022, The World’s No.1 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, from 19 to 26 October are now available from the ticket shop at
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70 years of K in Düsseldorf – a world career made in Germany!
Now online: the anniversary in historical pictures and stories
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New at K 2022: the START-UP ZONE
Newcomers showcase innovative developments and ideas for the plastics and rubber industries
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K 2022 from 19 to 26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf: Global plastics and rubber industry jointly active for climate protection, the circular economy and digitalisation
Exhibitor database now online +++ High internationality +++ K-Talk, K-MAG and K-monthly now already provide pooled know-how
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New additional service in the run-up to K 2022 in Düsseldorf: Monthly K-Talk starts online on January 20, 2022!
On October 19 this year, K 2022, The World's No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, will open its doors for eight days. For the 22nd time, K in Düsseldorf will be the performance barometer for the entire industry and its global marketplace for innovations.
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Scientific Council of K 2022 convenes First Meeting
Valuable expert know-how for shaping the leading themes climate protection, circular economy and digitalisation
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The world’s plastics and rubber industry focuses on K 2022 in Düsseldorf
Now the deadline for registrations for K 2022 has been reached, it is clear that the interest taken by exhibitors in the world’s most important trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, to be held in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October 2022, continues unabated.
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K-MAG: 365 Days of Community News!
The new online magazine of K in Düsseldorf featuring facts, news, stories and trends from the international plastics and rubber industry
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K 2022 from 19 to 26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf:
The time is ripe: with immediate effect the registration documents for K 2022, the world’s most relevant trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, will be available at The deadline for registration for all the companies wishing to participate in K 2022 is 31 May 2021.
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Course Charted for K 2022
Last Thursday, 22 October 2020, the first meeting of the exhibitors’ advisory board marked the kick-off to the next ‘K’ in Düsseldorf to be held from 19 to 26 October 2022.
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LIGNIN INDUSTRIES: Bioplastics startup raises millions for expansion
Swedish bioplastics startup Lignin Industries said it has raised SEK 25 mn through a share issue, which the company plans to spend on bolstering its position in the market, increasing the size of its team, and boosting its manufacturing ...
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Röhm: Price increase for PMMA and PMMI molding compounds
Effective March 15, 2024, Röhm GmbH will increase the prices for its PMMA and PMMI molding compounds, which are marketed under the trademarks "Plexiglas" and "Pleximid". As far..
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PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY: Technical parts makers take stock of mixed 2023 / Sales slightly higher / Profits down, outlook gloomy
2023 was a difficult year for German plastics processors, with industry association Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie reporting a 6% decline in turnover to EUR 72.5 bn. The volumes processed also shrank significantly, by 9% ...
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PLASTA REI: Private equity group acquires shares in Italian recycler / Plans to build chemical recycling plant for PET
Itelyum, a portfolio unit of a private capital group, said it has acquired a significant share in Plasta Rei. The companies have announced plans to build a plant for the chemical recycling of PET in Cisterna di Latina. Itelyum did not ...
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LYONDELLBASELL: New head of major Olefins & Polyolefins unit announced
US-based LyondellBasell has announced that Kimberly Foley will take over as executive vice-president of its Global Olefins & Polyolefins business with effect from 1 March 2024. The company at the same time announced the departure of ...
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SGL CARBON: Carbon fibre division to be sold / Lack of funds for necessary investments
SGL Carbon said it plans to examine the usual strategic options for its Carbon Fibers division including a partial or complete sale. SGL Carbon would thus lose a good fifth of its total sales. We are seeking a partner or new owner ...
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SOURCE ONE PLASTICS: Sorting plant in Germany goes into operation / Source material for LyondellBasell recycling
Source One Plastics has commissioned a sorting and recycling plant for plastic waste in Eicklingen in Lower Saxony, Germany. The joint venture between 23 Oaks Investments and LyondellBasell reports that the plant has an expected ...
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SUKANO: Swiss compounder acquires Hungarian rival Kays
Swiss masterbatch and compound manufacturer Sukano recently announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Hungarian rival Kays. Neither party disclosed details of the transaction. Both companies will continue operating independently ...
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Lanxess: Price increase for hexanediol
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is raising its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) worldwide by EUR 500 per metric ton with immediate effect. HDO is an important precursor for..
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RÖHM: PMMA expansion in Germany put into operation
After some delay, German chemical company Röhm has commissioned the expansion of the plant for impact-resistant polymethyl methacrylate moulding compounds at its largest production site worldwide in Worms, Germany. With the capacity ...
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TETRA PAK: EUR 40 mn investment to boost polyAI recycling capacity
Tetra Pak said it invested EUR 40 mn last year to boost the recycling capacity for carton packages in Europe, and plans to increase the amount further over the coming years. The investment includes a project to build a new recycling line ...
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EUROPEAN ECONOMY: Morale in German plastics industry deteriorates ifo / Manufacturers voice further concerns / Brighter outlook for services in Germany, Europe
The mood among German companies in the manufacturing sector fell to their lowest level in over three years this month, while confidence within the plastics industry continued to wane, according to the latest survey from the Munich-based ...
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INDORAMA: FY 2023 revenue down 17% as EBITDA shrinks by half / PET, Fibre assets undergo strategic review
Major PET producer Indorama Ventures said full year 2023 revenues declined 17% to USD 15.6 bn on the back of a challenging macroeconomic environment, the Ukraine war, inflation, high interest rates, and sluggish economic growth in ...
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GRUPA AZOTY: Major upheaval in management board / Donald Tusk's new Polish government drives change
Petrochemical and polymer group Grupa Azoty is seeing changes in top management. The company recently announced the removal of CEO Tomasz Hinc and his colleagues Mariusz Grab, Filip Grzegorczyk, Grzegorz Kądzielawski, and Marcin ...
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PLASTICS RECYCLING: RecyClass launches modules to strengthen closed-loop recycling certification
RecyClass has developed two new modules to strengthen the certification of closed- and controlled loop recycling. The plastics recycling auditing scheme said the documents marked a significant step in the transparent reporting of the ...
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CCL INDUSTRIES: New site for Austrian sleeve labels production
In January, packaging manufacturer CCL Industries moved into a plant in Dornbirn, Austria, for the production of sleeve labels. The company announced that the new production site replaces the smaller, older facility in Hohenems, only 7 ...
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UK: BPF urges government to respond to consultation on mass balance / Industry argues approach would boost chemical recycling
The British Plastics Federation has written to treasury minister Gareth Davies, urging the government to respond to the findings of its own consultation on whether the mass balance approach should be adopted when determining the amount ...
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Lanxess: Price increase for adipic acid
Speciality chemicals company Lanxess is raising its prices for adipic acid worldwide with immediate effect. The increase amounts to 250 euros per tonne. The company cites the..
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Vom-bombs over Spain: Migratory seagulls spitting up plastic on holiday
Germany is repeatedly chided and not entirely without justification, we might add, despite our inherent neutrality for how sacrilegious the mass export of plastics waste to the so-called Third World is. After all, not everywhere that ...
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KEEEPER: Household goods manufacturer relocates production to Poland / Competitive cost base for sales
Go East: German manufacturer of plastic storage containers and other household articles Keeeper said it has relocated all production activities to its Polish site in Bydgoszcz. The logistics services were also transferred to Poland and ...
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EASTMAN: Disposal company Rumpke to supply PET waste for first recycling plant in the US
In the future, coloured and opaque PET packaging waste will serve as the raw material for Eastmans almost completed methanolysis depolymerisation plant in Kingsport. Compatriot firm Rumpke, one of the largest US waste disposal ...
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EVENTS: PRC Europe 2024 to be held in Amsterdam / Focus on downstream transformation in the Petchem sector
Organiser BGS Group has announced that its 2024 edition of the Petrochemical and Refining Congress Europe will take place in Amsterdam from 13 to 15 May. As part of the congress, industry players plan to define the strategies and ...
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W.R. Grace: Licence for another polypropylene plant in China
The US chemical company W.R. Grace & Co. will be the technology supplier for another polypropylene plant of the China Coal Shaanxi Energy & Chemical Group Company. In a recent..
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RESEARCH: Chemically recyclable LDPE-mimic developed by German scientists
Scientists from Germanys University of Bayreuth said they have developed an alternative polymer modelled on the chemical structure of commercial LDPE. The new material can be produced in a more energy-efficient way and is easier to ...
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AUTOMOTIVE UK: Consortium to develop bioplastics from sawdust / Plastic alternative for auto parts
A consortium led by biorefinery technology group Sonichem has been awarded a GBP 600,000 grant to fund a project that seeks to turn sawdust into a raw feedstock material to be used to make automotive parts. Following backing by the UK ...
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