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BRASKEM: Collaboration with Lummus on green ethylene / Support for circular economy
As demand for green ethylene continues to grow, Brazils Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, has signed an agreement with US engineering contractor Lummus Technology to support the worldwide use of bioethanol in ...
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BOREALIS: JV with Reclay to recycle lightweight packaging waste
Polyolefin manufacturer Borealis has advanced its cooperation with Reclay Group announced at the beginning of the year with the creation of a joint company. The plan is for their Herborn-based Recelerate venture to receive lightweight ...
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PRIMO: Danish profile producer expands in home country / Acquisition of Epsotech plant in Tistrup
Profile manufacturer Primo said it plans to take over the Danish plastics fibre production plant of German film and sheet extruder Epsotech. No financial details were disclosed. The deal for the 13,000 m² facility in Tistrup, located ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Pick a card, or pick three
Last week in Paris, the reality of technology caught up with me once again. We fly to the moon and lay miles of pipe in the deep sea, but we are unable to leave a hotel room and keep charging a laptop or cell phone inside. And this fails ...
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RADICI: PA specialist buys Engineering Plastics unit from India-based Ester / Move to strengthen position in Asian market
Italian PA producer Radici says it has paid some EUR 35 mn for the Engineering Plastics division of India-based Ester Industries. The unit includes compounds based on polyamides, polyesters, polycarbonate, ABS, POM, and polypropylene, ...
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BRASKEM: Partnership with Danish Plastix to market recycled plastics waste from fishing nets
Braskem said it is supporting the efforts by Danish company Plastix to market recycled plastics fibre waste of old fishing nets and other marine debris collected at various ports. A Braskem press release said it has joined forces with ...
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STREETSCOOTER: Deutsche Post sells electric transporter production to Odin Automotive / Second assembly line in US
Theres life in the old dog yet: first, electric van producer StreetScooter was recently split into production and fleet management. Now, the companys parent, German postal service Deutsche Post, has sold 90% of its production division ...
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AD PLASTIK: War, chip shortage nearly wipe out all Q1 net profit for auto supplier / Demanding period ahead
Leading Croatian car industry supplier AD Plastik says net profit last quarter fell almost 98% to HRK 0.6 mn from the year-earlier period due to effects from the Ukraine war and problems with securing semiconductors. The companys ...
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GERMAN ECONOMY: Exports down in March / Flow of goods to Russia slumps as expected
German exports fell 3.3% in March from February levels as imports rose 3.4% on the month, according to Germanys Federal Statistics Office. The provisional data said exports increased 8.1% and imports surged 20.3% versus March 2021. ...
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PLASTIC OMNIUM: Lighting division created after acquisition of operations from Varroc, Osram / Q1 sales fall due to problems in Europe
French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium has announced the EUR 600 mn cash acquisition of the lighting division of Indias Varroc Group, which specialises in drivetrains, E&E, and body and chassis components for cars and ...
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GLOBAL TRADE: IFW Kiel: World commerce steadies after war rattles markets / Container shipping congestion remains high
After the turbulence caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, trade in goods is now stabilising for numerous countries and the world as a whole. According to the latest trade indicator from the Germanys Kiel Institute for the World ...
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PIE FLASH SURVEY: Last chance to participate in PIE poll on Russian gas
What happens if and more precisely when the gas supply from Russia stops? How will the European plastics industry adapt? Are industry players already putting plans in place? Can we expect the situation to ease anytime soon? All of ...
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RadiciGroup expands in India by acquiring the Engineering Plastics business of Ester Industries
RadiciGroup is continuing to strengthen its internationalization strategy. Through its High Performance Polymers business area - a multinational manufacturer and supplier of..
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LYONDELLBASELL: Russian offices to close
US polyolefin group LyondellBasell said in March 2022 that it would end its business activities in Russia after troops from that country invaded Ukraine, and now the company plans to close its two sales offices in Moscow and Togliatti ...
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BOREALIS: Adnoc to take Mubadala's 25% stake in Austrian polymer producer / Move linked to possible Borouge IPO
As part of an all-share deal, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company said it is acquiring the 25% stake in Borealis held by Emirati sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company. Financial details were not disclosed. Following the ...
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RECYCLING USA: Plastics pollution probe launched in California / ExxonMobil issued subpoena
Claims of plastics recyclability by the petrochemicals industry are seeing increasing legal pressure in the US state of California, where Rob Bonta, attorney general in the state, launched a first of its kind investigation in April to ...
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SIDEL: PET substitute for aluminium aerosol containers / Product suits traditional PET reclaim streams
French blow moulding machine and packaging solutions supplier Sidel has launched PressureSafe, a container made of PET designed to replace aluminium aerosol products for perfumes and deodorants and offer a more environmentally ...
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PROFINE: German window profile supplier to build Serbian production plant / Hub for Southeast Europe
With the acquisition of a 600,000 m² plot of land in Serbia, PVC window profile manufacturer Profine has announced the details of its expansion plans in Southeast Europe. Situated between the capital city of Belgrade and Novi Sad, the ...
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CIRCULAR PLASTICS AUSTRALIA: Largest PET recycling plant Down Under now up and running / New facility uses recycling line by Austria's Starlinger
Australias largest PET recycling facility is now operational, using a recoSTAR PET 215 HC iV+ PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line from Starlinger, which produces 2.5 t of rPET per hour. The AUD 45 mn plant in Albury-Wodonga is being ...
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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GERMANY: Russian oil embargo to spur problems / End of gas shipments would be worse
Forgoing Russian oil will be no walk in the park for chemical producers in Europes largest economy, according to German chemical industry association VCI. In comments made just before the EU proposed a ban on oil from Russia, VCI ...
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TRINSEO: Sustainable ABS grades with lower carbon footprint
US resin maker Trinseo has launched a more sustainable version of its Magnum ABS grades for automotive applications. Magnum BIO ABS combines fossil-based polymers with renewable raw materials during polymerisation, which results in a ...
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PLASTICS PACKAGING: Fraunhofer study: Comparison of reusable plastic systems with single-use alternatives / Recycled content required for production
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics were commissioned by Germanys reuse-initiative foundation Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg ...
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ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY: Looking outside the box: Record high in 2021 on sustained recovery of demand in Europe / Deliveries grow 3.9% / Exports decline 15%
The European aluminium foil industry ended at a record high last year, posting 3.9% growth measured in terms of deliveries despite a 15% decline in exports amidst pandemic-related disruptions in production and supply, industry group ...
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PACKAGING TAX GERMANY: McDonald's branch wins lawsuit against Tübingen waste levy / German environmental aid organisation calls for one-way levy on to-go packaging
Since January this year, the city of Tübingen, Germany, has levied a tax on service packaging. Not long after, a McDonalds franchisee in Tübingen filed a complaint against the levy. The Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg in ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Wine drinkers of the world unite (around plastics)!
Drinking beer supports farmers, and many of us gladly sacrifice our liver to help. And while wine has put many a stomach on war footing, we still have compassion for those who make it. However, what we are hearing from the vino-swilling ...
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YIZUMI at KUTENO 2022
At KUTENO 2022 from 10th to 12th May in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, Yizumi Precision Machinery (Germany) GmbH presents FF electric injection molding machine and innovative integrated solutions. At the...
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35 Years of Italian Excellence in Foam Extrusion
Welcome to FAP! Welcome to our family! Over 35 years of history, FAP has sold complete lines to leading producers of non cross-linked polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) foam, always...
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Magna @ PRSE 2022, RAI Amsterdam June 22-23, 2022
Magna International Limited is exited to participate in PRSE 2022 to be held ar RAI, Amsterdam between June 22-23, 2022. Visit us our booth # K3 to discuss about opportunities  to work together...
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Research and Development in S.C.S.
S.C.S. is specialized in the development of state-of-the-art and successful solutions thanks to our internal technical department. For almost a decade it has been totally dedicated to research and...
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Plexconcil Export Award
Blend Colours has been awarded for 'Highest Export from India' in the category of Masterbatches for the year 2019-2020 as 'Second Position'
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PLEXCONCIL Annual Export Performance Award Ceremony 2022.
Elated and proud to have our Director, Mr. Hemant Minocha (Vice-Chairman – Plexconcil) share the stage with Mr. Piyush Goyal (Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food &...
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WeKnowHow: Reusing odor-contaminated plastics
Plastic recyclates, like materials from the recycling bin, often have unpleasant odors due to their composition or due to impurities. This means that they are currently unsuitable for many...
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Controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) film made using K-Resin® DK11 for better fruit and vegetable preservation
About the image: Actual images of bananas packed with and without CAP film made using K-Resin® DK11 after four days of transportation from Yunnan to Shanghai, approximately 2,400km (image courtesy of...
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FIP in Lyon: NETSTAL demonstrates biodegradable packaging on all-electric high-performance machine
At FIP in Lyon (April 5 to 8), NETSTAL will present an innovative thin-wall packaging application. On the fully electric ELION 1200-510, drinking cups will be produced in two cavities. NETSTAL uses...
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Maniplastic validates ZIMIA for thermoforming
Maniplastic, a company dedicated to manipulating and transforming technical plastics, has conducted industrial manufacturing of thermoforming trays made from the compostable bioplastic grades of Prime...
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Compostable fruit packaging
Due to the growing demand for sustainable solutions in the packaging sector, at Prime Biopolymers we continue to search for sustainable applications where our materials can bring added value to the...
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Hisense selects INEOS Styrolution’s Zylar® 261 for its new range of washing machines
Zylar®261 selected for high clarity, high gloss surface quality and excellent ESCR performance (Environmental Stress Crack Resistance) against alcohol basis sanitiser and cleaning detergent Zylar®261...
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Higher output and reduced energy consumption: NETSTAL launches the ELIOS 4500 with all-electric clamping unit
Powerful and particularly energy-efficient: With the hybrid high-performance machines of the ELIOS series, NETSTAL is excellently positioned in the application field for high-speed thin-wall...
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INEOS Styrolution America LLC to be featured in television series EARTH with John Holden
INEOS Styrolution America will be featured in a March 2022, episode of EARTH with John Holden INEOS Styrolution America will be featured in episode 19 of the television series EARTH. EARTH...
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ARBURG at Plastec West Design & Manufacturing West 2022
From 12 to 14 April 2022, Arburg will be represented prominently at the Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim in California, USA: at its Plastec West stand in Hall B, Stand3945, Arburg will be exhibiting...
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INEOS Styrolution selected by Dongfeng VOYAH for its newly launched FREE SUV model
Luran®S 778T SPF30 has been selected exclusively for use on VOYAH’s newly launched FREE SUV model A combination of excellent UV resistance, lasting premium paint-free, high gloss appearance...
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Economic Times Award – 2021
Blend Colours has been recognized & awarded as Best Brand in the Plastic and Polymer Industry for 2022 by "The Economic Times". Brands that inspire and have the tenacity to thrive and...
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Up to 99% carbon footprint reduction from new INEOS Styrolution bio-attributed styrenics
77% to 99% carbon footprint reduction ISCC PLUS certified mass balance approach New drop-in solutions embrace NAS® ECO and Luran® ECO product ranges INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in...
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Halogen free low smoke UL94 V0 flame retardant TPE
Fire always causes severe accidents and damages human life and property. Recently, we have developed a halogen-free and low smoke flame-retardant TPEs material. Halogen-free flame-retardant grade...
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Hualo selects INEOS Styrolution’s Styroflex® PG77 for its stretch hood film solution
Styroflex PG77: Combines maximum transparency with outstanding elongation and extreme toughness Styroflex PG77: Optimised styrenic material for stretch hood packaging Close cooperation between Hualo...
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Arburg at Chinaplas 2022: High-end wherever you look
A high-tech-friendly country like China hosting one of the largest international plastics trade fairs: Chinaplas 2022 in Shanghai is set to be particularly interesting. Naturally, Arburg's appearance...
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Arburg: Exciting podcast on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
On 17 February 2022, Arburg goes on air with podcast episode 134 as part of the podcast series "AI in Industry". The episode entitled, "KI bei Arburg und die Rolle des Basismodells",...
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Industry Fair 2022: Arburg presents precise high-speed product and digitalisation solution
Steffen Eppler, Divisional Manager Sales Europe, appreciates the importance of Celje as a gateway to south-eastern Europe: "The entire region benefits from pioneering European companies in the...
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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 www.k-online.com. The deadline for registration for all the companies wishing to participate in K 2022 is 31 May 2021.
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MESSE DÜSSELDORF ACQUIRES STAKE IN COLOMBIAPLAST
On December 30, 2020, Messe Düsseldorf and Corferias (the International Business and Exhibition Center of Bogota) signed an agreement with Acoplasticos (Asociación Colombiana de Industrias Plásticas) to purchase a share of and jointly organize COLOMBIAPLAST, one of the most important international trade fair for the plastics, rubber, petrochemical and packaging industry in the LatAm region.
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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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