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To Borealis the 50% of Novealis owned by Nova Chemicals

Materials - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

According to an agreement signed in recent days, Borealis will buy Nova Chemicals’ 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings. Formed in 2018, Novealis is the joint venture between affiliates of Borealis and Nova Chemicals, which subsequently formed a 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of...


Engel in Chile with Noblecorp

Technology - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The new representation of Engel in Chile is Noblecorp. The two partners are thereby expanding their cooperation. Noblecorp is already successful in Peru on behalf of the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider. "We are delighted to have won Noblecorp for the important Chilean market," says...

Continuous melt filter

Ultra-high throughputs by removing even difficult contaminants

Technology - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Member of the Maag Group, Ettlinger developed the brand new ERF 1000 high performance melt filter for very high throughputs in recycling applications for plastic materials. The four filter drums provide a total of 6,280 square centimetres of filtration surface - twice as much as the ERF 500, the previous top-of-the-range model...

CRP Technology launches Windform P2

Glass fibre reinforced polyamide for 3D HSS printing

Materials - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

A leading company in the creation of prototypes and final applications in professional 3D printing, CRP Technology, based in Modena, recently launched Windform P2, a glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic polyamide material with excellent mechanical properties for the High Speed Sintering (HSS) process...

Metal separation from virgin and recycled plastics

Protect processing machines and improve product quality

Technology - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality of the end-product. Recycled plastic commonly has both ferrous and non-ferrous metal contamination, and removal is vital to...

Bandera sustains the circular economy

“Green” alternative to the PVC or PE films for food

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The Italian manufacturer of extrusion plants, Bandera, is determined to keep a steady commitment to and support of the circular economy. The bio-compostable materials represent a valid option to boost the “green performing” packaging products. In this regard, in the blown film sector, Bandera is increasingly involved in fruitful...

The new technological centre of CMS

Racing with the giants of the automotive and aerospace industries

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

A technological development centre with special, state-of-the-art machinery to process composite materials, plastic, glass, stone and metal. An outlook onto the future of smart manufacturing for companies in state-of-the-art industries like car and aerospace, which here, can not only discover the latest innovations in terms of technologies and services...

Sacmi at Upakovka 2020

Sustainable solutions for the plastic packaging of the future

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

With over 1,000 cap types used by the global industry's major players, Sacmi is the world's number one beverage cap designer. Needless to say, the Group is set to play a pivotal role at Upakovka, Russia's biggest packaging&processing technology fair, to be held in Moscow from January 28 to 31, 2020...

Italian manufacturers

Less-than-encouraging full-year forecast

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

A negative year-end result is expected for the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery industry as reiterated in the foreign trade data just published by Istat (Italian National Statistical Institute) for January-September, analysed by the Amaplast Studies Center...

Asia poised to prosper

Chinaplas 2020 focuses on tapping into potential in Asian markets

Marketing - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

As the global economy faces mounting downward pressure and factors of uncertainties, the global plastics and rubber industries are at crossroads. The challenges are steering investments to become more conservative as companies adjust their strategies. However, growth outlook remains strong for Asian markets that are not new to economic...


Paul Caprio new president for Engel North America

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

With the beginning of the new year, Engel North America welcomes Paul Caprio as president. As of January 2, 2020, Caprio is managing the sales and service subsidiary of the Austria-based injection moulding machine builder together with CEO Mark Sankovitch...

Production of HDPE

LyondellBasell grants 400 KTA Hostalen ACP License to Shandong Jinhai Chemical

Materials - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, LyondellBasell, on January 7, 2020, announced that Shandong Jinhai Chemical will use the LyondellBasell Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technology for a new facility. The process technology will be used for a 400 KTA high density polyethylene facility to be...