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Marshall Aerospace and Defence turns to Stratasys technology

3D printing of final flight parts for an innovative aircraft program

Technology - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using advanced 3D printing from Stratasys to manufacture, flight-ready parts for several of its military, civil and business aircraft - while producing specific ground-running equipment at a lower cost than aluminium alternatives. The company is currently one of the world’s largest privately owned and...

Chemical upcycling

New Sabic compounds from postconsumer PET

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The LNP Elcrin iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins from Sabic are derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with...

Appointment in Leverkusen

Sucheta Govil chosen as CCO of Covestro

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The material manufacturer Covestro has chosen a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), the last position to be filled on its Management Board. The Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Sucheta Govil (55) for this position. By August 1, 2019, she will take over from Markus Steilemann, who has so far continued to work as CCO on top of his role as...

DSM strengthens

A new production line for Arnitel in Emmen

Materials - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, DSM, announced the strengthening of its leadership in high-performance specialty polymers with the operational launch of a new production line for Arnitel in Emmen, the Netherlands. The capacity will be expanded by 20% and will enable greater supply flexibility and security...

India: sectoral conference

In Mumbai two days devoted to the processing

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The seventh “Injection, Blow, Roto & PET Moulding International Summit”, organized by ElitePlus++, is being held on June 19-20, in Mumbai. During the event, speakers coming from all over the world will provide an in-depth overview on the latest development in injection moulding (first day), blow moulding, rotational moulding and PET processing (second day)...

Election of the new Amaplast president

Alessandro Grassi’s successor is named

Marketing - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

On  June 25, Villa Erba in Cernobbio (Como) will provide the venue for the general meeting of Amaplast (the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers' association), whose members are this year called upon to appoint a new president, for the period 2019-2021...

Industrial and agricultural tyre production

GRI invests in a Comerio Ercole calender to boost efficiency

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Sri Lankan industrial and agricultural tyre manufacturer Global Rubber Industries (GRI), headquartered in Sri Lanka, has invested around 36 million euros in the purchase of a Comerio Ercole calender in order to improve process efficiency at its Badalgama plant. The calender stands out for its capacity to process...

Open house at Thermoforming Machines

Flexible thermoforming for unconventional materials

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

On June 6 and 7, WM Thermoforming Machines will hold an open house event at its headquarters in Stabio (Switzerland), in order to showcase the new Flex 92 steel-rule-knife thermoforming machine and the latest version of the Twist 700 model: two machines able to respond to the fast-changing market trends and to reduce the environmental impact of...


Caprioli in the Colines board, he will oversee sales and market strategies

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Colines announced the appointment of a new board member: Anthony Michael Caprioli joined the company as an executive officer. His main duty will be overseeing sales and market strategy. Caprioli was born on 1969 in Australia, where he grew up and completed his schooling...

Amut Group and NatureWorks

An ACF thermoforming machine worked with Ingeo PLA during Chinaplas

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Bioplastics is certainly the main topic discussed by plastics players nowadays. The targets globally pursued include to eliminate unnecessary packaging, move from single use to re-use attitude and promote the utilisation of materials made from renewable resources to be applied in different sectors. Since many governments have expressed the...

A new Haitian factory in Mexico

1,000 injection moulding machines in 5-10 years

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

One of the world’s largest producers of plastic injection moulding machines, Haitian International Holdings has opened the construction of one of its manufacturing site in the Americas, following its global long-term strategy to manufacture and assemble locally. The new Mexican plant with an area of 92,000 sqm is located in...

DowDuPont restructuring completed

Even DuPont returns independent

Marketing - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The premier innovation provider of value-added specialized solutions that transform industries and everyday life, DuPont, announced its debut as an independent company following the successful separation of its Agriculture Division through the spin-off of Corteva. The company was formerly known as DowDuPont. DuPont common stock...