Bio-based building blocks on the rise

More than 45% of the most relevant biopolymers are produced in Asia

Marketing - Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New nova trend report “Asian markets for bio-based chemical building blocks and polymers” shows latest data and development in China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Author is Wolfgang Baltus, Wobalt Expedition Consultancy, Thailand, in cooperation with the biopolymer expert group of the nova-Institute...


Paul Godwin new president and CEO of battenfeld-cincinnati Usa

Marketing - Thursday, 26 January 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, Paul Godwin took over the position as president & CEO of battenfeld-cincinnati Usa. Godwin brings with him an extensive experience in extrusion processes, material and equipment. He started his career with Dow Chemical in 1979 and held professional assignments with Bayer, HPM and Maag prior to joining...

Change of ownership in the recycle

Herambiente purchases Aliplast, the transaction will end in 2022

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Herambiente, a Hera Group company and Italian leader in waste treatment and recovery, has signed a binding agreement with Aligroup to purchase the Aliplast Group, a widely recognised protagonist in Italy in the sector of collecting and recycling plastic waste, whose subsequent regeneration is part of an integrated process that transforms...

Sonderhoff Italia

Fifteen years of continuos growth

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Just in time for the fifteenth anniversary of Sonderhoff Italia, a part of the globally active Sonderhoff company group, and for a year under German management, the foundations for the achievement of the next milestones on the way to the expansion of the growth prospects of the company in Italy were reintroduced...

A new KraussMaffei agency in Teheran

KSF will represent the German manufacturer in Iran

Marketing - Thursday, 12 January 2017

KraussMaffei has a new agency in Iran and thus wants to further strengthen its market position in injection molding and reaction process machinery in this region. KaranSimaFam, a family-run company in the Iranian plastics industry with over 50 years of experience, represents KraussMaffei with the new company Krasifam (KSF)...

Concurrent events at Chinaplas 2017

Places where to unveil the new trends of the plastics industry

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Chinaplas’ concurrent events have always been the highlight of the trade fair, and well received by exhibitors and visitors alike. Chinaplas 2017 will be held in Guangzhou from May 16-19. Not only will more than 3,300 exhibitors introduce innovative solutions for the plastics and rubber industries, but also will the organizer hold a wealth of...

Injection moUlding machines

Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries complete merger of their companies

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 January 2017

On January 1, Ube Machinery Corporation, a group company of Ube Industries, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, completed a transfer of shares relating to their respective businesses in injection moulding machines. The transfer was the result of ongoing discussions...

Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery

Preliminary consolidated result shows recovery

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Assocomaplast (the national trade association, member of Confindustria including over 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds) has analysed Istat data on Italian foreign trade in the sector for the first three quarters of 2016, comparing them to the same period in 2015. The general result is that imports...

IMS Deltamatic kicks off a new development phase

Coeclerici invests in the group and becomes majority shareholder

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 December 2016

IMS Deltamatic strengthens its capital structure thanks to the investment by Coeclerici in a majority stake (67%) that will enable growth and leadership reinforcement on a global scale. This transaction gives IMS Deltamatic.- the owner of brands as Göbel IMS, Deltamatic, Rotomac, Kasper, Turra and DeltaMould...

End of year meeting

Solvay Italy consolidates production activities and continues to invest

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 December 2016

On the morning of December 19, the Solvay Italy’s “end of year meeting” took place in the auditorium of the Solvay Headquarters & Research Centre in Bollate (Milan, Italy). During the event, the country manager Marco Colatarci presented an overview of the activities that took place in 2016. “2016 was a very good year for the Group in Italy...

New management at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Development of core competencies and strategic partnerships

Marketing - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The new management at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is now complete. As was already announced in October, Gerd Liebig (55) is succeeding the current CEO, Tetsuya Okamura (60) who is senior vice president of Sumitomo Heavy Industries. As COO, Andreas Schramm (51) will assume responsibility as of January 1st 2017 for the operative side of business, taking...

Appointment for Europe and Americas

Teknor Apex promotes Elizabeth Ponte to marketing manager for TPEs

Marketing - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

On December 12, 2016, Teknor Apex Company has appointed Elizabeth Ponte as senior marketing manager for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She will be responsible for integrating and coordinating the marketing activities of the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division in these regions, including the...