Euromap and Amaplast meetings

Appointments in Austria for European and Italian manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

June 14 and 15 will see European manufacturers of machines, equipment and moulds for plastic and rubber processing convening in Austria, where two appointments are scheduled. On June 15, the Engel headquarters in Schwertberg, a few kilometres from Linz, will provide the venue for...

Mold-Masters product brand

Milacron with new direct sales and services in Italy

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Milacron Holdings, a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry has expanded its presence in Europe. Effective since January 2018, Mold-Masters now operates a comprehensive new direct sales and service infrastructure for its complete hot runner and process control solutions portfolio in Italy...

Distribution of Vistalon EPDM

Biesterfeld expands its collaboration with ExxonMobil Chemical in Italy

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Biesterfeld Polybass is strengthening its long-standing collaboration with industry-leading polymer supplier, ExxonMobil Chemical, by commencing distribution of Vistalon EPDM rubber in Italy. This reinforces Biesterfeld’s portfolio of high-performance polymers for the Italian market. Vistalon EPDM rubber exhibits exceptional physical properties and outstanding processing...

Bandera gets ready for Plast 2018

The trade show goes to the factory

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Preparations and arrangements are in full swing at the Bandera workshops in Busto Arsizio (near Varese, Italy), for the build up of Plast 2018, to be held at Fiera Milano, from May 29 to June 1, 2018. Throughout the whole fair period, the visitors of the manufacturer’s booth will be able to easily reach its...

New opening in Mexico for Brenta Group

Moulds maintenance and multi-material injection moulding in Juárez

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Specialised in the manufacture of complex moulds for multi-material and multi-component injection moulding, Brenta Group opened a new branch in Juárez, Mexico. “The exponential growth registered over the last few years in the automotive industry in this country, benefiting from the huge investments of auto producers worldwide, has triggered...


Good start for Basf in 2018

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Following a successful 2017 business year, Basf has had a good start to the year 2018. “Last year, we achieved significant growth and were able to further increase our profitability. Moreover, we laid important groundwork for the future development of our company - in terms of both people and strategy”, said Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of...

Technology for recycling

Cost-effective reuse of rubber scraps

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

On the occasion of TireExpo 2018 in Hannover from February 20 to 22, 2018, KraussMaffei Berstorff showcases the new CompoundRework system 1000 (CRS 1000). This innovative solution is designed for processing scrap material generated during extrusion processes in the rubber processing industry. The CRS 1000 stands out for...

Innovation and sustainability as drivers

Covestro continues its profitable growth path with a record year

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Materials manufacturer Covestro had an outstanding fiscal year 2017. Driven by a high demand for high-performance plastics and significantly higher margins, Covestro increased group sales by 18.8% to 14.1 billion euros over the past fiscal year. This was accompanied by an increase in Ebitda at group level for the year as a whole of 70.6% to...

2.25 billion dollars transaction

LyondellBasel acquires A. Schulmann

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

LyondellBasell and A. Schulman announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which LyondellBasell will acquire A. Schulman for a total consideration of 2.25 billion dollars. The acquisition builds upon LyondellBasell's existing platform in this space to create a premier Advanced Polymer Solutions business with broad geographic...

Total, Borealis, Nova Chemicals

Petrochemicals joint venture on the US Gulf Coast

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast. The joint venture - in which Total will own 50% and Novealis Holdings, a joint venture between Borealis and Nova Chemicals, will own the remaining 50% - will...


To Lanxess the Solvay phosphorus chemicals business

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has successfully completed the purchase of the phosphorus chemicals business from Belgian chemicals group Solvay including its US production site in Charleston, South Carolina. All relevant antitrust authorities have cleared the transaction. Lanxess and Solvay agreed to the purchase in mid-November 2017...

ChemOrbis conference in Amsterdam

Plastics new market trends under spotlight

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

On March 8, at the Novotel Hotel in Amsterdam, ChemOrbis will host experts of the plastics industry at its Plastics Workshop. Participants will get the opportunity to discover latest trends in the global plastics market, including factors influencing supply and demand. Trend-setting issues will be deepened during the event...