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After K 2019

A clear signal for responsible handling of plastics

Marketing - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday, October 23. The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable, future-oriented material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having...

Joint action

EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE against the Italian plastic tax

Materials - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

During a meeting held in Düsseldorf at the K trade show, the three Presidents of the European plastics industry associations, Renato Zelcher (European Plastics Converters), Javier Constante (PlasticsEurope) and Ton Emans (Plastic Recyclers Europe), agreed to oppose the Italian Government’s tax proposal of 1000 euros per ton of plastic packaging...

From Leverkusen

Prices affect Covestro's third quarter

Materials - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

In the third quarter of 2019 Covestro was able to achieve core volume growth of 5.3% over the prior-year period in a continuing challenging economic environment. At the same time, Group sales declined as expected by 14.6% to 3.2 billion euro due to continued lower selling prices. At 425 million euro, Ebitda forecast was achieved for the quarter but...

From Basf

In Ludwigshafen, sales fell in the third quarter of 2019

Materials - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Sales of Basf Group in the third quarter of 2019 declined slightly year on year and amounted to 15.2 billion euros. This was mainly attributable to lower prices in the Materials and Chemicals segments. The uncertainties in the market and cautious ordering by customers also played a role. Demand from key customer sectors did not recover...

Sorema exports the circular economy

4.9 million euros turnkey plant for the recycle in Mongolia

Technology - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The Italian company Sorema, a division of of Previero Group, supported by Sace Simest (CDP Group), will supply a turnkey plastic recycling plant worth 4.9 million euros to Mongolia. Sace Simest, CDP Group’s export and internationalization Hub, has assisted the Como-based manufacturer...

New bio-based additives by Clariant

Reducing resource consumption in plastic loops

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

At K 2019, Clariant unveiled new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change. Clariant has teamed up with renewable hydrocarbon producer Neste to offer a wide range...

RadiciGroup at K 2019

A new high temperature application product: Radilon NeXTreme

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

During K 2019, the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area introduced its newest offering Radilon NeXTreme, together with other recent solutions that have been developed in response to the increasingly demanding requests from global markets. Radilon NeXTreme is a polyamide material capable of...

At K 2019 dual Novamont announcement

Strategic agreement and more Mater-bi

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

At K 2019 Novamont announced a strategic agreement with Saes and the increase of its production capacity (+36%). Novamont and Saes, two prominent Italian research and technology companies, both with extensive patent portfolios and recognised as leaders in biochemicals and functional...

Solvay increase production in Italy

More fluoroelastomers in Spinetta Marengo

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The production capacity of its Tecnoflon FKM peroxide curable fluoroelastomer will be lifted by Solvay by nearly a third at its plant in Spinetta Marengo, Alessandria, Italy, to serve ongoing strong demand growth for high performance sealing applications in the automotive, oil & gas and semiconductor industries...

Compounds for laser welding

Wider applications thanks to improved weldability and transparency

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Laser transmission welding - also known as laser welding - is a method employed for joining plastic parts. It enables even very small components with complex geometries to be produced in a cost-efficient and resource-friendly manner, making it part of the growing trend toward the miniaturization of electrical and electronic functions. This is why Lanxess...

The “Blue Night” event in Brescia: a huge success

IMG celebrates its first ten years as sole distributor for Haitian International

Technology - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Could there possibly be a better setting for the celebrations organised to mark IMG’s first ten years as sole distributor, in Italy, of Haitian injection moulding machines than Villa Piovanelli, an eighteenth-century country residence listed in the Italian register of outstanding historic houses? The answer is no, there couldn’t...

Moog at K 2019

Sustainable, flexible and reliable motion control solutions

Technology - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

At the K trade fair, Moog shares its vision and ideas about sustainable, flexible motion control solutions that machine builders and owners can use to save energy and resources. "Our goal at K 2019 is meeting design engineers and others looking for business partners who understand their specific manufacturing challenges as well as important topics like...