PET production in Texas

The M&G Chemicals plant at Corpus Christi will be fully operetional by mid-2017

Marketing - Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The M&G Chemicals resin-processing plant at Corpus Christi (Texas) is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017, creating up to 250 permanent jobs and manufacturing over a million tons of PET resin a year. “In December the general contractor for the project, Chemtex, hired Bay, to continue work...

ECPI change its name to European Plasticisers

Plasticisers industry joins forces to meet challenges ahead

Marketing - Friday, 28 April 2017

Hundreds of international experts from well over 30 different countries gathered at the PVC 2017 triennial conference in Brighton (April 25-27) to discuss how the industry is rapidly adapting to regulatory and market pressures as well as to consumer’s demands. This was also the occasion to unveil European Plasticisers which builds on...

Preparations for K 2019 have begun

First meeting of the exhibitors’ council in Düsseldorf, Reifenhäuser is still chairman

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Preparations for K 2019 have begun. In its first meeting, the exhibitors’ council set the course for the world’s most significant trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries, which will take place from October 16 to 23, 2019 in Düsseldorf. The exhibitors’ council is made up of representatives from the exhibiting industries as well as the leading industrial...

Milacron marks another milestone in India

Delivered the 12,501st Indian made injection moulding machine

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Milacron Holdings announced the completion of another significant milestone in its India based operations - the manufacture, sale and delivery of the 12,501st injection moulding machine from the Ahmedabad, India manufacturing facility. On March 22, Milacron’s India manufacturing team presented its 12,501st India manufactured machine...


Engel appoints new CFO

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Engel Group Austria, has appointed Markus Richter as CFO (Chief Financial Officer) with effect from May 1, 2017. He succeeds Klaus Siegmund, who left Engel in March. Markus Richter has more than 25 years of experience in commercial management roles in globally successful companies in the industrial, energy, transportation and...

Jindal invests in Brindisi

The metallizer capacity expanded of 10,000 tons

Marketing - Thursday, 20 April 2017

Jindal Films Europe, a global leader in the development and manufacture of specialty films for the flexible packaging and labeling markets, is further expanding its metallizing capabilities at its site in Brindisi, Italy. The new metallizer will add a further 10,000 tons of metallization capacity with start-up expected in the second half of 2017...

Directorate change

Hummel will retire, Sigurdsson appointed as CEO designate

Marketing - Thursday, 20 April 2017

On April 19, Victrex announced that David Hummel has notified the board of his intention to retire after 24 years as CEO. The board is pleased to announce that Jakob Sigurdsson, the former CEO of Promens, who has more than 20 years' experience in diverse multinational companies, will join the company on September 1, 2017, as CEO designate...

Negri Bossi certified

The company’s quality system now in line with the new ISO 9001 standards

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ahead of the 2018 deadline, Negri Bossi has already obtained the certification of its quality system in conformity with the new ISO 9001 standards (issued in 2015), adopting a risk-based thinking approach in order to determine the factors that could make the quality control system and processes ineffective and to put in place the...

Rapid Granulator in the Usa

A new facility to bring US production under its full control

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid Granulator is making one of its biggest investments in decades to bring US production back under its full control. The company says this is a major move in its most important market. Rapid will begin in-house production of its full product range of equipment for granulating...

Volvo Ocean Race

Persico Marine will lead the manufacturing of the new generation boats

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 April 2017

While final preparations and team announcements continue for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018, the event’s leadership team are working in parallel to map out the race’s future. The edition after this one, the fourteenth, will be contested in brand new One Design racing yachts designed by France’s Guillaume Verdier and built under the direction of the Persico...

Bumper for the industry

Safety worth 244 million euros

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Work-related accidents have marked a significant downturn in the recent years. The topic however, remains central, not only for general welfare policies but also in defining company’s growth strategy - a manufacturing system can be defined efficient and safe only if operators’ health and safety are non-negotiable values in the same...

Agreement between Sepro and Milacron

Injection moulding machines and robots from a single supplier

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Milacron Holdings and Sepro Group have reached an agreement that calls for Sepro to manufacture 3 and 5-axis robots to be sold with Milacron injection moulding machines throughout Europe. All robots are marketed under the Milacron brand name to equip its full range of injection...