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Piovan’s new products at Fakuma 2017

Towards Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

In the near future, the manufacturing processes will be increasingly integrated and the industry will embrace the Industry 4.0’s smart factory approach. Aiming to deliver innovative solutions that will help the plastics processors to achieve progress on this challenging path, Piovan will show relevant new products at Fakuma 2017...

HRSflow at Fakuma 2017

Hot runner solutions for complex challenges

Technology - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The presence of HRSflow at this year's Fakuma focuses on servo driven Flexflow One hot runner technology which does not require an additional control unit during the injection process, and the new range of Full Compact Nozzles with a reduced constant external diameter over their length. Thanks to newly developed pressure...

Purchase agreement

Basf to acquire Solvay’s global polyamide business

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Basf and Solvay have signed an agreement related to the sale of Solvay’s integrated polyamide business to Basf. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis would be 1.6 billion euros. Solvay and Basf aim to close the transaction in the third quarter of 2018, after customary regulatory approvals have been obtained and the formal consent of a joint ...


Innovative polypropylene ventures in Europe

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Sabic continued its global expansion with the inauguration, on September 13, 2017, of a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location. Both facilities, dedicated to innovation in Sabic PP products, support SABIC’s 2025...

Solvay partners with Husky

Advanced high barrier polyester for sustainable packaging solutions

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

In partnership with Husky Injection Molding Systems, Solvay Specialty Polymers is launching Verian High Barrier Polyester (HBP), a recyclable, innovative line of high-performance polymers that will enable a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and films. The new polymer...


Reifenhäuser Holding reconfigures its management board

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Bernd Kunze and Karsten Kratz have been appointed to the management board of Reifenhäuser Holding with effect from July 1, 2017. As CTO, Kunze will take charge of all technological issues within the group, and in this role, will share responsibility for the digital transformation of the business. As CFO, Kratz will be responsible for the IT and...

The new CEO of Victrex

Sigurdsson effective starting from October 1, succeeds Hummel

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Delivering focused growth strategies, particularly for new and emerging markets or applications, is firmly anchored in the strategy of Victrex. With a clear focus on further executing this successful polymer, forms and parts strategy, Jakob Sigurdsson joined the company on September 4, 2017 as CEO-designate. He will become CEO on October 1...

Italian presidency for Etrma

Annunziato to the guide of European rubber and pneumatic manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The board of directors of the European tyre and rubber manufacturers’ Association, elected Bridgestone Emea’s vice president and senior advisor Franco Annunziato as president of the association. At the same meeting, Thierry du Granrut, from the Syndicat National du Caoutchouc et des Polymères, was confirmed as vice president for a second...



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