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...

At school of injection moulding

In Arburg 63 new trainees and students

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

More than ever before: a total of 63 new trainees and students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) started their training at Arburg on September 4. Managing partner Renate Keinath welcomed the new members of the Arburg family on behalf of the partners, managing directors and the entire...

Change of ownership

Davis-Standard acquires Maillefer

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Davis-Standard announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Maillefer International of Vantaa, Finland, and Ecublens, Switzerland. Maillefer is a global leader in wire, cable, pipe and tube production technologies. “Today is an important day for Davis-Standard and Maillefer as we combine two strong brands into a...

DowDuPont merger successfully completed

The new operating DowDuPont holding with three divisions

Marketing - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

On September 1 DowDuPont announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between Dow Chemical and DuPont, effective August 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with three divisions - Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products...

Ceremony at Tarnów

New R&D centre for Grupa Azoty

Marketing - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Recently, a cornerstone laying ceremony officially marked the start of construction of Grupa Azoty’s new research and development centre in Tarnów (Poland). The project will allow the company to expand its own research activities as part of the group’s R&D efforts, and is consistent with the group’s strategy to generate and implement innovation...

Managerial changes

New segment heads at Covestro

Marketing - Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Covestro has announced managerial changes in its Polyurethanes and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segments effective September 1, 2017. Markus Steilemann, who has been Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with board of management responsibility for innovation, marketing and sales since April 2017, will...

New masterbatch for injection moulding and blow moulding

Reducing scratches originated during manufacturing and handling processes

Marketing - Friday, 28 July 2017

Plastic products are very sensitive to scratches. These scratches have a negative impact on the aesthetics and perceived quality of the product. Moreover, dust and dirt tend to inlay into the scratched surface making it less hygienic. Ampacet’s new Antiscratch 1000617-E masterbatch is designed to enhance the...

New assignments in Sacmi

Alessandro Paini named general manager of Beverage Division

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Alessandro Paini is the new general manager of Sacmi Beverage, the company division that, since 2009, has covered all areas concerning the design and manufacture of machines and complete plants for beverage packaging. A mechanical engineer - and previously a key figure in a leading international group that designs...