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Circular Plastics Alliance launched to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

On December 11, the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation. Against the backdrop of the Commission's efforts to help accelerate Europe's transition...

Sacmi develops an advanced optical application

New perspectives for compression moulding from joint research

Technology - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Demand for plastic components used in optics is growing steadily, as is demand for the development of new high-efficiency manufacturing processes applicable to mass production. Sacmi currently leads the world in moulding and compression technology, a new application of which aims to help develop optical parts such as lighting lenses...

Mourning in the plastics world

CEO of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux passed away

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

After three years of strenuous battle with acute myeloid leukemia, Bill Carteaux, Plastics Industry Association CEO, passed away on December 10. His family made the sad announcement. Carteaux, 59, has been leading the association since 2005, taking charge after a long...

Appointment in KraussMaffei

Tobias Daniel as new vice president global sales injection moulding machines

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Tobias Daniel has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales for the Injection Moulding Division at the engineering specialist KraussMaffei, effective December 1. As the new Vice President Global Sales, he will be responsible for incoming orders for new KraussMaffei and Netstal machines...

40 years of PEEK

Innovation never stops

Materials - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

November 1978 marked the invention of PEEK (polyetheretherketone), a new high-performance polymer (HPP). The following 40 years blazed a trail of pioneering innovation, across a range of industries and often in demanding applications that initially seemed an unlikely candidate for the thermoplastic. The dynamic driver of the success of this...

Partnership Marangoni-Borrachas Vipal

Two for tyres retreading on a world scale

Marketing - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Marangoni and Borrachas Vipal have announced the definition of a partnership agreement aimed at increasing the synergies and productivity, strengthening the industrial and commercial organisation of both groups. This will lead to the creation of the largest global independent player in the tyre retreading Sector...

200 guests at the celebration

500 machines sold by Gavo Meccanica

Marketing - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

On November 30, Gavo Meccanica, a Tuscany-based company specialising in manufacturing of pipe cutters which is about to celebrate 30 years of activity, invited their most trusted partners (including both sales agents and suppliers) at its facility in Larciano, near Pistoia (Italy). Here, the company celebrated the official delivery of its...

Lati launches new compound

Technical performances and aesthetics with permanent antistatic and colourable grades

Materials - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The rising number of conductive compounds in state-of-the-art technological solutions demand greater and greater control over the electrical characteristics available in manufactured goods. This is particularly true for projects that need to comply with Atex standards, destined for use in explosive atmospheres...

At Kuala Lumpur

Kraiburg TPE achieves new Asia Pacific milestone with additional production line

Materials - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

At Kuala Lumpur, Kraiburg TPE’s will begin operations of a new production line at its Malaysia plant this month to boost production capacity by 35% and increase Kraiburg TPE’s total production capabilities to 60,000 metric tons worldwide. Kraiburg TPE is expanding its offices and warehouse in Malaysia in tandem with the new...

Coperion Extrusion Days 2018

Theory and practice of increasing efficiency using compounding

Technology - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Over 200 participants from approximately 25 nations came to Stuttgart, Germany on November 15 and 16, accepting their invitations to the Coperion Extrusion Days. In keeping with the motto “Efficiency in Compounding”, lectures, factory tours, and live presentations acquainted visitors with the enormous potential that modern extrusion...

Moog enlarges its range

Dynamics, repeatability and a long service life from the new D680 proportional valve

Technology - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services, Moog, has launched a new version of the D680 proportional valve series. Moog’s D680 proportional valves are throttle valves for 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-way applications, suitable for electrohydraulic position, velocity, flow and force control in hydraulic systems...

Circular economy

Dow sustains the global engagement to reduce plastics waste

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Dow announced its intention to further invest and develop new global initiatives and solutions that work to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment. The initiatives, announced in conjunction with the recent Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia, include Dow’s commitment to join several other major global brands to become...