Record year

In 2017, double-digit growth for Basf Italia sales

Marketing - Wednesday, 4 April 2018

2017 turned out to be a record year for Basf Italia, as revealed by the financial results published by the company: its sales increased by 13% to 1,930 million euros (up from the 1,709 million recorded in 2016), and it thus recorded double-digit growth for the period. These great results were a result of significant growth in sales across most of the business...

Fifth record year in succession

In 2017 rise in incoming orders and market shares for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 March 2018

For the fiscal year of 2017, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag with headquarters in Schwaig and production sites in Schwaig, Wiehe (Germany) and Ningbo (China) again reports a significant increase of sales and incoming orders. The successful launch of the specialist’s new generation of IntElect all-electric injection moulding machines and the positive...

Amaplast: year-end balance sheet for 2017

New record for Italian machinery manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Amaplast (Italian trade association, member of Confindustria, bringing together about 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds), through its Statistical Studies Centre, has completed its year-end balance sheet for 2017, incorporating foreign trade data from Istat (Italian Institute of Statistics)...

Lanxess results

2017 best year ever, also positive the beginning of 2018

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess continues its profitable growth path. The company ended fiscal year 2017 with record earnings. Lanxess has also made a good start to the new year. Ebitda pre exceptionals rose by 29.6% in fiscal year 2017 to 1.29 billion euros, the highest result in the company’s history. In the previous year...


Daniele Ferrari in the board of directors of Huntsman

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Huntsman Corporation announced the appointment of Daniele Ferrari as a new independent director to its board of directors effective March 7, 2018. The Huntsman board now comprises eight directors, seven of whom are independent directors. Daniele Ferrari serves as CEO of Versalis, a chemical manufacturer, and as chairman of...

Acquisition in the PET field

Indorama Ventures to buy M&G Polimeros Brazil

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Indorama Ventures, a global chemical producer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire M&G Polimeros Brazil in Ipojuca Brazil. The plant is the largest PET facility in Brazil, with capacity of 550,000 tonnes/annum. The transaction is expected to be completed in second quarter 2018, subject to regulatory approvals...


Solvay sells to Alkeemia its Porto Marghera plant for hydrofluoric acid

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Solvay Specialty Polymers has agreed to sell its Porto Marghera  (Venice, Italy) plant, which produces hydrofluoric acid, to Alkeemia, part of the Italian Fluorsid Group. The hydrofluoric acid is utilized by Solvay as a base chemical for the production of selected specialty polymers...

The Innovation Alliance

From an idea to its implementation

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Already 2656 exhibitors from 54 countries and 126,585 square metres have been confirmed three months before the event. Expectations are growing for The Innovation Alliance, the new trade fair, which will take place from May 29 to June 1, 2018, at Fiera Milano. The event will include, for the first time, five events with linked by a common...

Secondary processing

Compact, fast, efficient punching

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Frimo presents the EcoCut punching machine for trimming large and highly complex plastic components, such as instrument panels, door panels and armrests. This unit has been specifically designed for trimming in ram direction, as well as many other punching directions, and is ideal for large series production thanks to its high efficiency. The product...

Lanxess at the VDI Congress in Mannheim

Technological thermoplastics for the mobility of the future

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is present in Mannheim at the VDI Congress “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” with a special focus on “High-tech thermoplastics for future mobility”. “New forms of mobility such as autonomous driving, the electrification of vehicle power trains, and new logistics concepts are important growth drivers for our...

JEC World 2018

The whole composites industry gathered in Paris

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

JEC World 2018, closes its doors on March 8 with a record increase in attendance resuming 3 days (March 6, 7 and 8) of vibrant networking and knowledge sharing. The event confirms its leading position of JEC Group as number one organization for the promotion and development of the composites industry. Indeed the show welcomed more...

Plast 2018

Organization in full swing

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries, will take place at the Fiera Milano facilities in Rho-Pero from May 29 to June 1, 2018. Plast 2018 will be the preeminent European event this year for the plastics and rubber industry, embracing the whole chain from raw materials to semi-finished and finished...