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10-billion dollars investment for Basf

The smart Verbund project launched in China

Materials - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

On November 23, Basf officially launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first plants. It marks a milestone of the company’s 10 billion dollars investment project announced in July 2018. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to serve...

Sabic expands water management portfolio

New resin with increased fluctuating pressure performance and cost-effectiveness

Materials - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Noryl WM330G resin has been added by Sabic to its portfolio of high-performance thermoplastics for water management applications. The new product is the first in a family of materials featuring proprietary impact-resistant technology for improved fluctuating pressure performance compared to legacy materials. The 30% glass-reinforced...

New image for European pipes

Teppfa renewed its website and visual identity

Materials - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The European plastic pipe and fittings association,Teppfa, launched a new website and a new visual identity. Ever since its foundation in 1991, the association has built up a wealth of information based on research. The view was to become the definitive source of information within Europe on the subject of performance and benefits associated with...

Joint development Maguire-Syncro

Modular control for new and existing blown film extrusion lines

Technology - Wednesday, 20 November 2019

An innovative extrusion control system developed by Maguire and Syncro for blown film can be deployed in a new production line as part of a total system providing single-point supervision of all line components, or it can be used in an existing line to increase productivity and reduce material cost...

Mass production using additive manufacturing

Covestro provides Signify with polycarbonate for 3D-printed luminaires

Materials - Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The world leader in lighting Signify is expanding its printing capabilities in the Netherlands and plans to establish new facilities in the USA, India and Indonesia. To this scope, Covestro is providing the company with polycarbonate for its capabilities for 3D printing. Signify has perfected 3D printing as a highly and more sustainable...

Carbody chooses Solvay's PA 6.6

To brake safely thanks to Technyl Max

Materials - Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The new and advanced Technyl Max polyamide 6.6 technology of Solvay Performance Polyamides was chosen by Carbody, expert in safety and sealing solutions for the automotive industry, to develop its all-plastic brake pedal. Designated “Skeleton”, the revolutionary pedal concept made in Technyl Max replaces...

Basf acquires Sculpteo

Growing in the additive manufacturing sector

Materials - Tuesday, 19 November 2019

To continue to expand its position as a leading service provider in the additive manufacturing sector, Basf New Business has formally agreed to acquire the online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo. The agreement was signed on November 14, 2019 and is expected to become effective in the next few weeks...

Twelfth European conference on thermoforming

Rendezvous in Geneva on March 19 and 20, 2020

Technology - Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Geneva will be the venue of the twelfth European Thermoforming Conference on March 19 and 20, 2020. This main event of the European thermoforming industry will be organised again by the European Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. This conference, which is the sector’s most important platform for information and...

PLAST 2021

Registration is open

Marketing - Friday, 15 November 2019

Registration opened on November 12 for the upcoming edition of Plast, the triennial international exhibition for the plastics and r Rubber Industries, which will take place from Tuesday, 4 May to Friday, 7 May 2021 at the FieraMilano Fairgrounds in Rho (Milan). As always, Plast is the place to be for operators in the plastics and rubber sector; they will...

Retreading of OTR tyres

New MTXL to respond quickly and flexibly to the market

Technology - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The latest product development in the OTR tyre segment allow Marangoni to demonstrate their technological prowess and flexibility by adapting quickly and following up with retread solutions suitable for the latest developed tyres. In this regard, the new MTXL retread represents indeed an exemplary case, according to...


Ambienta enters Amutec

Technology - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Europe’s largest sustainability focussed investment fund, Ambienta announced the completion of its investment in Amutec, a leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of biodegradable and recycled bags for multiple applications. Amutec, based in Greve in Chianti (Florence, Italy), is among the strongest European...

Change at the helm of Wittmann Battenfeld Italia

In January 2020 Braga will replace Arreghini, next to retirement

Technology - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Gianmarco Braga, long-standing Sales Manager at Wittmann Battenfeld Italia, will take up the position of Managing Director and CEO effective January 1, 2020. The Wittmann Battenfeld subsidiary’s Managing Director of many years, Luciano Arreghini, will continue to serve as management spokesman and be jointly responsible for the financial sector until...