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the Sabic sustainable development

A roadmap aligned with the UN goals

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The global leader in the chemical industry has today launched its Sustainability Roadmap aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), outlining ambitious targets relating to resource efficiency, climate change, the circular economy, food security, sustainable infrastructure, and preservation of the environment...

New compounds from Xenia

High resistance and flowability for the industrial sector

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Based on polyamide 4.6, Xecarb 37 and Xebrid 37, are our two brand-new families of carbon fibre and hybrid carbon/glass fibre reinforced compounds. PA 4.6 is a high-performance polyamide known for its unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear and...

Running to the future

Basf bolsters investment in footwear segment

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

New investments have been announced by Basf to strengthen its global footwear presence: opening new Footwear Development Centers in the US and Thailand, launching a Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan, and expanding the Footwear Development Center in Italy. Bringing together a dedicated team of process engineers, footwear...

Improved recycling

More filtering surface without enlarging the size of the filter

Technology - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

An innovative FlexDisc filter for piston-activated screen changers substantially enlarges available filtration area without the need to increase machine size, enabling processors and recyclers to achieve finer filtration, higher throughputs, longer filter service life, and reduced specific backflush volume. Nordson Corporation recommends the...

CHINAPLAS 2019

A success of presences and innovations

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

According to the data released in recent days by the organizer Adsale, Chinaplas 2019 closed its highly successful, four-day run in Guangzhou on May 24. The annual show - held this year at the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, in southeastern China - attracted 3,622 exhibitors and 163,314 professional visitors from all over the world...

Songwon towards K 2019

Increasing production and specialty chemicals to grow in the plastic industry

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The key global player in the specialty chemicals business and the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, Songwon Industrial will be at K2019 to showcase its extensive portfolio of high performance solutions and its ongoing commitment to the plastics industry...

Assembly of Amaplast

The new President Previero: “Important and, above all, demanding challenges await us”

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

On June 25, Villa Erba in Cernobbio (Como, Italy) hosted the annual members assembly of Amaplast, the Italian trade association belonging to Confindustria that includes more than 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds. The assembly began with the election of the new President and the two...

New development by Sica

A haul-off for large-diameter thick HDPE pipes

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

For today’s market of HDPE pipes for pressurized media - increasingly focused on large diameters and wall thicknesses - and profiting from its experience of over 50 years in the development of machines downstream to pipe extrusion lines, Sica has developed the new multi-caterpillar P3500/24Plus haul-off, which is capable of...

Agency agreements

Star Automation Europe strengthens its operations in Lombardy

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Two new agency agreements were recently signed by Star Automation for the distribution of its products in Lombardy. Covini Rappresentanze was entrusted with the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona and Mantua, an area where the agent already boasts an established network of contacts thanks also to the agreements with...

B&R’s adaptive factory

New consumer trends, production challenges and enabling technologies

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Quality and dynamic, personalised, efficient and sustainable production processes are the requirements of smart manufacturing, the ones that today all industrial companies are looking to. In order to meet these needs, B&R delivers high-performance machines, connected and flexible but most importantly adaptive, that can be used securely...

Appointment in Bremen

Hilger Gross at the head of the plastics division of Sikora

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Since May 16, 2019, Hilger Gross has taken on the position as Business Development and Area Sales Manager at Sikora in Bremen. In this function, he is in charge of the “plastics” business unit. With Hilger Gross, a highly experienced manager is responsible for the worldwide sale of Sikora’s inspection, sorting and analysis systems for plastic pellets...

Cooperation between Basf and Sibur

Developing innovative and sustainable polymeric solutions

Materials - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Sibur and Basf are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at Sibur’s PolyLab Research and Development Center located in Moscow, Russia. The signing took place at Sibur’s newly inaugurated state-of-the-art PolyLab at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to seal the strong commitment from Sibur and Basf...