Pre-K conferences in Antwerp

Sabic meets the international press

Materials - Tuesday, 14 June 2016

On June 8-9 at the Hilton hotel in Antwerp, it took place the traditional appointment of the pre-K 2016 show, organized by European Marketing Group (EMG). Companies attending the event were Songwon, DSM, Ascend Polymers, Sabic, Polyscope and Clariant that showed their innovations to be presented during the next edition of the...

Pre-K 2016 conferences

Borealis, Borouge e Nova anticipate innovations in polyolefins

Materials - Friday, 10 June 2016

At a joint Pre-K 2016 kick-off event on June 7 at Borealis Innovation Headquarters in Linz (Austria), Borealis, Borouge and Nova Chemicals will each provide a taste of what is to follow at the upcoming K Fair 2016 in October. The three companies are leading providers of chemical and innovative plastics solutions and...

Diesel choses Aquafil Dryarn

Polypropylene microfibre denim

Materials - Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Diesel has launched its first denim garment made with Dryarn, a polypropylene microfiber developed by Aquafil. The jeans for men model Carrot SP 0671X is already on sale in the Diesel online store. Diesel, fashion trendsetter and innovator, has chosen Dryarn, the lightest microfibre in the...


Nevicolor to distribute Ryton PPS in Italy

Materials - Tuesday, 24 May 2016

On May 18, 2016, Solvay Specialty Polymers, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics, announced the appointment of Nevicolor as distributor of its entire Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) product line in Italy. This significantly expands the broad portfolio of Solvay’s specialty polymers currently distributed by Nevicolor through its...


The combination between conference and exhibition

Materials - Tuesday, 24 May 2016

On May 12, at Villa Ottoboni Congress Centre in Padua (Italy), RadiciGroup Performance Plastics and its partners held a one-day customer-centred event featuring presentations, discussions and exchanges of ideas on products and innovation. This RadiciDay, attended by about 100 people, was the latest in a series of...

Magma and Victrex partnership

The longest subsea intervention line

Materials - Wednesday, 11 May 2016

To reduce exploration and production costs and risks in subsea oil and gas systems, Magma Global Limited has developed the flexible m-pipe technology. Their latest lightweight continuous pipe is both the largest and longest Victrex PEEK-based structure ever, achieved with the support and expertise of Victrex. It can be deployed to depths of...

Agreement has been reached and signed

Basf to divest global polyolefin catalysts business to W.R. Grace

Materials - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

On April 22, 2016, Basf has signed an agreement to sell its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W.R. Grace & Co. Currently, the Polyolefin Catalysts business is part of Basf’s Catalysts division. Basf and Grace intend to complete the transaction in the third quarter of 2016. The targeted transaction includes...  

Transpallet made of polyamide

An authentic Italian made metal replacement project

Materials - Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Transpallet, the new pallet handling truck made from TechnylStar SX 218 by Solvay is an excellent example of the replacement of a metal with polyamide. The truck was presented during the AxtroLabWay 2016 convention of Arcoplex Group, that took place in Mogliano Veneto (Treviso, Italy) on April 21. The truck consists of...

Electrically conductive compounds

Safety and precision with Latiohm

Materials - Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A leading company in the production of noise and vibration meters, Svantek has decided to successfully adopt Latiohm electrically conductive compounds from Lati for the manufacture of the case of its new professional SV 104 IS dosimeter. The reliability of a measuring instrument is linked to the precision with which the signal is collected and managed...

Solvay and Renault Trucks win JEC Innovation Award

Thermoplastic composite material to lightweight a structural truck module

Materials - Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Solvay, Renault Trucks and its partners have won the 2016 “JEC Innovation Award for Structural Parts in Automotive” using a thermoplastic composite material to build a front structural module of a truck, called the firewall. This new high performance composite material is based on Solvay Evolite thermoplastic resin reinforced with...


Chemtura expands capacity of LF MDI prepolymers in Italy

Materials - Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Last April 11 Chemtura announced the expansion of the Low Free (LF) MDI polyurethane elastomers production capacity at its Latina, Italian facility. The expansion, due for completion by the end of 2016, will complement the company existing LF MDI production capability in Gastonia, North Carolina (US), and ensure a flexible, reliable supply of LF MDI for...

Cooperation between Metalvuoto and NatureWorks

Two layers instead of three: the barrier remains the same

Materials - Wednesday, 6 April 2016

NatureWorks and Metalvuoto announced a new generation of high barrier Ingeo based flexible substrates designed to keep processed foods fresh on store shelves. While Ingeo film has been used for years in fresh food packaging, this is the first application for longer shelf life foods that are increasingly packaged in flat, stand up, or squared bottom pouches...