Added value through matting

Marketing - Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The trend towards matte surfaces is still continuing. For a few years now, new vehicle models with an extremely matt surface have become more common on the market, standing out clearly from the previous cars that had a metallic finish. This trend is, however, also noticeable in the consumer goods sector and is desired by many consumers...

Plast 2018

Nearly 95% of spaces already assigned to over 1,000 exhibitors

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

More than one thousand exhibitors have already been assigned a stand to show their products at Plast 2018, covering around 95% of available space. Therefore Promaplast, the organiser of the show, invites interested companies to apply at the earliest, in order to reserve last spaces available in the ​final phase of stand...

Lotte Versalis Elastomers

A new industrial complex in South Korea

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A new integrated industrial complex for the production of elastomers was launched today in Yeosu, South Korea. The launch was attended by the local authorities, the ambassador of Italy to Korea and major customers. The new plants of Lotte Versalis Elastomers, a 50:50 joint venture between Versalis (Eni)...

In Shanghai

Chinaplas is ready for new breakthroughs

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The next edition of Chinaplas (April 24 - 27, 2018) will move to the new National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Hongqiao, Shanghai - the largest single block building and exhibition complex in the world. With the new venue, it is expected that the exhibition area will increase to 320,000 sqm, a 28% growth...

Mould-maker of the year 2017

Haidlmair wins for the second time

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The competition “Excellence in Production” is organised each year by the WZL Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. A top-class and independent jury selects the best mould- and toolmaking companies from the German-speaking countries. This year 292...

Flame-retardant materials in E&E applications

Custom-engineered TPE and more

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

With KDSClick, the connection technology manufacturer Conta-Clip Verbindungstechnik has created an extremely flexible cable entry system that comprises inlays and various seal elements manufactured using thermoplastic elastomers from Kraiburg TPE. The TPE specialist developed for example halogen-free flame retardant materials in...

ABS distribution in the Balkans

Agreement strengthens existing partnership between Elix and the Mida Group

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Leading manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, Elix Polymers has signed an agreement with T&P Plastic for the distribution of its products in the Balkan region encompassing Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia. T&P Plastic, headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, has...

Rubber Night in Brescia

IMG celebrates a record year

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

No less than 175 operators in the rubber processing industry took part in the event organized by IMG on the evening of November 16 in Villa Piovanelli, Brescia (Italy). The Brescia-based rubber injection moulding machine manufacturer, that is also the official distributor for Italy of Haitan machines for thermoplastics, organized the event as a way of...

Increased capacity

IMS Deltamatic Group moves its metalworking operations to Seriate

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The metalworking operations of the IMS Deltamatic Group - the owner of brands such as Goebel IMS, Rotomac, Deltamatic and Kasper - have been recently moved  to a new 9,000 sqm manufacturing plant in Seriate, near Bergamo (Italy). Due to the exponential increase in demand across all brands, IMS Deltamatic. expanded its production with the new...


Detrex Corporation to Italmatch Chemicals within the end of the year

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Under the terms of a merger agreement dated November 10, 2017, Detrex Corporation and Italmatch Chemicals Group jointly announced that they have entered into a plan of merger pursuant to which a newly formed subsidiary of Italmatch will acquire Detrex for 27 dollars a share in cash. The proposed merger is expected to close by December 31, 2017...


New managing director and new CTO at battenfeld-cincinnati Austria

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

“Vienna is the battenfeld-cincinnati competence center for PVC processing with its main focus on pipe, profile and board extrusion lines as well as WPC and NFC processing equipment. For the general and technical management of the facility, we have found two managers with excellent references from the plastics industry to drive the further...

Investments in sustainable coating and adhesive raw materials

Covestro expands global capacity for polyurethane dispersions

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Covestro has begun operations at a new production facility for aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) at its Dormagen site. Along with a current expansion of production in Barcelona, the company is thus boosting its capacities in Europe significantly. In order to meet global demand, Covestro is also building a new facility in China, as well as planning...