ATEX compliant compounds

Electrically conductive and not only black

Materials - Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Lati’s range of electrically conductive products includes Latiohm PD02 grades, in which electrical resistivity is reduced by the presence of special polymers ensuring, in addition to antistatic properties, colourability without the need of special painting. Safety in explosive atmospheres has been regulating for years by the European ATEX...

Strategic alliance for polymers in Europe

EuPC responds to force majeure declarations

Materials - Friday, 29 May 2015

On May 22, during the EuPC general assembly in Warsaw, the association representing European plastics converters launched a strategic alliance for polymer supplies in Europe.  This alliance was formed in response to a recent series of force majeure declarations by some of the leading EU polymer suppliers leading to...

Agreement between Aquafil and Suminoe Textile

Italy and Japan linked by polyamide yarn

Materials - Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Aquafil, Italian manufacturer of polyamide 6 fibres, is to become the leading supplier of polyamide yarn to Suminoe Textile, a Japanese company that manufactures textile coverings for the furnishing, automotive and transport sectors. This is what is stipulated in an agreement between the two companies, which, signed on...

Elastomeric compound

When rubber improves composites

Materials - Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mass passenger transport systems require a very high degree of fire safety. With the entry into force of the new standardized European standard for rail vehicles EN 45545, the requirements have become substantially more stringent in comparison with DIN 5510. With respect to elastomers it is not easy to meet these higher standards. The company Gummiwerk Kraiburg has...

RadiciGroup meets the press at Plast

Developments and achievements in innovation and sustainability

Materials - Tuesday, 12 May 2015

With Radici Novacips the plastics division of RadiciGroup focuses attention on its most recent developments and achievements in innovation and sustainability. These were the central topics during the group’s press conference on 7 May at its stand at Plast 2015 in talks by Erico Spini and Cesare Clausi...


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...