Chinaplas 2018

The biggest edition in the history of the Chinese trade show

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A highly successful Chinaplas 2018 concluded its four-day show on April 27, 2018, in Shanghai. The rainy weather prior to the opening of the 32nd edition of show did not hamper the enthusiasm of visitors, who were inspired by smart manufacturing, innovative materials, and green solutions. A total of 180,701 professional buyers from all over the...

Financial operation in the industrial refrigeration sector

Frigel Firenze takes over 100% of Green Box

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 May 2018

An important objective has just been reached by Italian company Frigel Firenze, a leader in the field of industrial refrigeration systems: with a view to creating an increasingly important point of reference in the global industrial refrigeration sector, it has bought out the company Green Box, of Padua (Italy). The operation involved 100% of the Green Box...

First 2018 quarter of Basf

Earnings growth, outlook confirmed

Marketing - Tuesday, 8 May 2018

“We were pleased with the development in the first quarter of 2018, we have had a good start to the year”, said Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of Basf, commenting on the year-on-year rise in first-quarter earnings during the Basf annual shareholders’ meeting at Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim, Germany. At 2.5...

Hall 23

Arburg will build a new assembly department at Lossburg

Marketing - Tuesday, 8 May 2018

At Arburg, things are progressing at a fast pace: the Training Centre, for which the foundations began getting laid in 2017, is growing upwards on schedule. In Assembly Hall 22, opened in 2016, machines now stand in serried ranks and now Arburg is already announcing the start of its next big construction project. The construction of the new...

First quarter

Borealis starts strongly in 2018, advances on key growth initiatives

Marketing - Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins and base chemicals, Borealis, announces a net profit of 240 million euros for the first quarter of 2018, compared to 313 million euros in the same quarter of 2017. The strong result came in despite a full Borouge 2 turnaround and was driven by lower but still healthy European integrated...

Strategic agreement

Marangoni chooses Directa Plus graphene for tire retreading

Marketing - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Marangoni, a global leader in the tyre retreading industry and in the development of technologies and machinery for the production of new and retreaded tyres, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Directa Plus, a leading producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and...

An important milestone

New headquarters for Hekuma

Marketing - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

After fifteen months of construction, the new headquarters of Hekuma in Hallbergmoos, Germany, was completed on schedule - an important milestone in the history of the company. At the beginning of 2018 the time was right: Hekuma moved in its new headquarters and thus set an important milestone in the history of the company. The...

New study by ECHA

2-ethylhexanoic acid is not dangerous

Marketing - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Recently 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) has shown no adverse effects regarding reproduction at the highest dose tested in a study executed at the request of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Because of earlier suspicions on reproductive toxicity, ECHA had 2-EHA listed in the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) as CMR...


Wintec appoints a new director of sales

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

With Don Ivey, a highly experienced injection moulding expert is taking the helm of Wintec sales in North America. This position was newly created after the injection moulding machine builder, part of the Engel Group and domiciled in Changzhou, China, decided to expand its sales into selected American markets as of May 2018. As the Director of Sales for North America, Don Ivey is responsible for...

Change at the top management of Covestro

Patrick Thomas to hand over CEO position to Markus Steilemann

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Supervisory Board of Covestro has agreed on an amicable retirement of Patrick Thomas’ tenure as chief executive officer (CEO) effective May 31, 2018, at the meeting of April 13. Patrick Thomas contract as CEO would have originally ended on September 30, 2018. Already in May 2017, Patrick Thomas had informed the Supervisory Board that he...

Amaplast collective at Chinaplas

The Italian technology will be protagonist in Shanghai

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Italian collective at the thirty-second Chinaplas (Shanghai, April 24-27), organized by Amaplast (Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ association), includes some sixty Italian businesses occupying a space of approximately 2,000 square metres...


Alfred Stern will take over from Mark Garret at the helm of Borealis

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

After more than 11 years as CEO of Borealis, Mark Garrett has decided to leave the company to pursue a new career path. The supervisory board of Borealis regrets but accepts this decision, recognising Garrett’s outstanding contribution to Borealis’ success. Executive vice president Alfred Stern, currently responsible for the Polyolefin Business and...