To Lanxess the Solvay phosphorus chemicals business

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has successfully completed the purchase of the phosphorus chemicals business from Belgian chemicals group Solvay including its US production site in Charleston, South Carolina. All relevant antitrust authorities have cleared the transaction. Lanxess and Solvay agreed to the purchase in mid-November 2017...

ChemOrbis conference in Amsterdam

Plastics new market trends under spotlight

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

On March 8, at the Novotel Hotel in Amsterdam, ChemOrbis will host experts of the plastics industry at its Plastics Workshop. Participants will get the opportunity to discover latest trends in the global plastics market, including factors influencing supply and demand. Trend-setting issues will be deepened during the event...

Saip at Polyurethanex

The importance of the Russian market for the Italian manufacturer

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

At Polyurethanex 2018, the specialized event on polyurethane which will be held in Moscow from February 27 to March 1, Saip will exhibit the latest developments of its technologies for processing this material. Specifically, the Como-based manufacturer will present continuous and discontinuous production lines for sandwich panels, complete...

Mourning in the chemical and plastic industry

The founder of Huntsman Corporation died at age 80

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Jon M. Huntsman, founder and chairman emeritus of Huntsman Corporation, passed away today at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by family. Widely regarded as one of his generation’s great industrialists, Huntsman leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. He was a pioneer in the chemical industry, having founded the Huntsman Container Company...

The largest shareolder

Sabic acquires 24.99% stake in Clariant

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

In recent days Clariant acknowledged the investment by chemical industry peer and partner Sabic, which has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes Sabic the largest Clariant shareholder...

Kistler Group

“One step ahead through innovation”

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Kistler Group posted strong growth in 2017: with a growth rate of 18%, an increase of 17% after adjusting for currency effects, sales revenue in the past year grew to approximately 422 million Swiss francs including acquisitions. Worldwide, 123 positions were created. The year 2018 at Kistler will be marked by digital transformation...

Rubber 2018

A theme zone for specialized operators

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Among more than 1,000 exhibitors applied at Plast 2018, in the related section named Rubber 2018, almost one hundred exhibitors have already joined and their list is available in the online catalogue, selecting the theme section Rubber, while several contacts with renowned companies interested in exhibiting are still in course. Moreover...

Interplastica 2018 and more

The Made-in-Italy rides the recovery wave in Russia

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

+109%: this is the increase in Italian exports of machinery, equipment and moulds for plastics and rubber processing to Russia in the first nine months of 2017 with respect to the same period one year earlier, based on analyses of Istat foreign trade data by the Statistical Studies Center of Amaplast - trade association within Confindustria including...

Change of ownership

Plastech acquires majority share in the Kautex Maschinenbau

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Vienna-based Plastech Beteiligungs is the Kautex Maschinenbau Group’s new majority shareholder after acquiring a 74.9% stake. The Austrian company takes over from the previous investor capiton (Berlin), which had acquired its shares in the Kautex Holding in January 2013. The Kautex management team under Olaf Weiland and Andreas Lichtenauer...

Seward succeeds Al-Fageeh

World Plastics Council elects news chairman

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Following a meeting of the World Plastics Council’s (WPC) executive committee in Dubai, Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh (Sabic) announced that James Seward (LyondellBasell) had been elected to succeed him as the next Chairman of the WPC. “The WPC is fortunate to have an exceptionally talented group of visionary executive...

Plast 2018: organization in full swing

Preregistration open

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Visitor preregistration opened on January 15 for Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries taking place at FieraMilano in Rho-Pero (Milan) from Tuesday May 29 to Friday June 1, 2018. By preregistering (on the visitors page of, operators intending to visit the...

Cesap and SSMI

The Six Sigma Management Institute’s first Italian academy

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

With the specific aim of seeing Lean Six Sigma methods applied in the chemicals industry and in the fields of plastic, rubber and paper/card processing, Cesap and Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI), with the support of the Italian Plastics Institute, are launching a Six Sigma Management Institute academy in Italy. Cesap’s commitment to...