Stabilised, resistant and sustainable

Materials - Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Laripur -18 and -18B series are plasticized thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) developed by Coim (stand C22, hall 9, at the exhibition Plast 2015) to supply the footwear industry with technically and aesthetically high quality materials. These Laripur products contain plasticizers, which have not been classified as harmful and...

Safety cables

Improving the fire resistance

Materials - Wednesday, 6 May 2015

At Plast 2015 Bluestar Silicones (stand D 32, hall 11) presents its latest innovations for improving fire resistance of safety cables used in high rise buildings, hospitals, schools, aerospace, automotive and railways industries, shipbuilding etc. In case of fire, safety improvement of people and goods is an essential axis of research in...

Thermoplastic elastomers

An inalienable fair in an important market

Materials - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

“Italy is one of Europe’s most important markets for our special TPE solutions. That is why Plast is a permanent entry in our trade fair calendar. Our technically experienced sales team has been working intensively in the Italian market for years to establish long-lasting customer relations based on mutual trust”, explained...

An Aipe conference at Plast 2015

EPS: instruments to improve the energy efficiency of the plants

Materials - Wednesday, 22 April 2015

On May 8, during Plast 2015, Aipe (the Italian Association for Expanded Polystyrene) organises the conference “EPS production: innovations, financing lines and strategies to improve plants’ energy efficiency”. Sustainable innovations is the most important tool to deal with the current market situation...

Masterbatches, biodegradable and not

Quality and technologies at the service of the colour

Materials - Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Always focused on environmentally friendly products, the Italian company Vanetti (stand C 131/D 132, hall 9, at Plast 2015) has recently developed the Biomasterbatches (registered trademark). They were designed by analysing the molecular structure of biodegradable materials in the laboratory and verifying their specific...

Compound based on LDPE from renewable resources

It looks like paper, but it is not

Materials - Friday, 10 April 2015

The Grafe Group is introducing at Plast 2015 (stand A 2, hall 9) an innovation in the field of bio-plastics: “Bio-Compalen-Paperlike” makes it possible to produce foils which can be torn in any given direction. The compound can also be used for HDPE and PP bottle extrusion. It has the additional benefit of being antistatic, which reduces the attraction of surface dust...

New certification for Rifra

Doing business responsibly

Materials - Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Present at the international exhibition Plast 2015 (Hall 9, stand B52) Rifra Masterbatches recently obtained certification for its integrated Quality, Environment & Safety system. The system now meets the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems (Certification no. 187) and OHSAS 18001 for...

SPD for the surge protection

LED safer with self-extinguishing compound

Materials - Wednesday, 18 March 2015

ABB’s expertise in electronics and Lati’s expertise in the world of special thermoplastics have given rise to a new product for the protection from transient voltage surges and lightning: PM EP 15 15-275 RES is a pre-wired protective device (SPD or surge protection device) featuring modern design and small dimensions. Designed for use in control housings and compact power supplies, the new...   

Henkel Innovation Challenge 2015

Bocconi wins with the smart CyanoFix sticker

Materials - Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Each year the international Henkel Innovation Challenge invites university students and post-grads to develop innovative, sustainable ideas for new products or technologies in the adhesives, beauty care, and laundry & homecare sectors. The winners of the eighth national edition in... 

Victrex invests in R&D

A multi-million pound for polymers innovation

Materials - Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Victrex is planning to increase its global technology leadership with the construction of a major polymer innovation centre in northern England. Financial assistance for the project has come in the form of 1.3 million pounds in grant funding from the UK government’s Regional Growth Fund, subject to satisfactory due diligence, which recognises the...

Bereavement in the Italian chemical industry

Guido Ghisolfi has died

Materials - Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Italian chemical industry mourns Guido Ghisolfi. On 3 March, the vice president and managing director of the Mossi & Ghisolfi group was found dead near his home in Tortona (province of Alessandria, Italy) after taking his own life. The extreme act of the industrialist was apparently the result of deep depression from...

Wicona is the first to use insulbar RE from Ensinger

Solutions for building with insulating bars in recycled PA

Materials - Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wicona is Europe's first aluminium systems company to use insulbar RE from Ensinger. The thermal insulation bars are used for the thermal separation of profiles for windows, facades and door constructions, and are made of 100% recycled material. This marks a decisive improvement to the life cycle assessment of the overall systems...