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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...

SCM Group acquires DMS

Strengthening global presence and expanding technology supply

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Leading Italian multinational company in machinery and industrial equipment, SCM Group has finalized the acquisition of US-based DMS (Diversified Machine Systems) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DMS is an important US player in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of innovative CNC machinery, particularly for...

Javier Constante succeeds Daniele Ferrari

A new president for PlasticsEurope

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Javier Constante, Commercial Vice President, Packaging and Specialty Plastics Business Emea of DOW Europe, has been nominated acting President of PlasticsEurope today. He succeeds Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni), who was elected President of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) at the end of October...

Acquisition of MHT

Krones strenghtens its PET capabilities

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Leading manufacturer of filling and packaging solutions, Krones has acquired MHT Holding. This is based in Hochheim, Germany, and together with its subsidiaries is providing injecting moulding tools and services to the PET industry. The company generates approximately 25 million euros revenues with 125 employees...

Application development of Covestro

Polyols from carbon dioxide also for sport

Materials - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

For the first time, synthetic sports floorings can be produced with carbon dioxide - which means less crude oil is needed as a raw material. The world's first subfloor of this kind has now been opened in the hockey facility of a renowned sports club in Krefeld in western Germany. The particularly sustainable new material comes from the materials...

It happens in Ludwigshafen

The level of the Rhine falls and Basf suspends the production of TDI

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The water level of river Rhine is currently on an all-time low, impacting transport by ship. Despite maximum shift to alternative means of transport (pipeline, trucks and rail), not all raw materials can be supplied to Basf’s Ludwigshafen site. Therefore, Basf will have to stop the TDI production in Ludwigshafen...

Cooperation between Victrex and University of Exeter

Development of PAEK-based materials for 3D printing

Materials - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Taking on the challenge to develop a broader platform for new and existingadditive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) and Victrex, a world leader in high-performance PAEK polymer solutions, have commenced work in a strategic partnership. The goal is to introduce next-generation PAEK polymers and...

Erema presented Vacunite at PETnology

Efficient, compact and cheap bottle-to-bottle

Technology - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

With the presentation of its newly developed Vacunite technology on November 26 at the PETnology conference in Paris, Erema once again demonstrates its role as innovation leader. The Austrian producer of plastics recycling machines brings together its Vacurema bottle-to-bottle process with newly patented, vacuum-supported solid state...