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Chinaplas 2023 to seize opportunities in RCEP and GBA in Shenzhen

Many companies in Asia are export-oriented nowadays, fueling the expansion of international trade in the region. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), entered into force on 1 January 2022, is set to create the largest free trade bloc in the world among the 15 signatories, and...

European Parliament position on the waste shipment risks undermining EU circular economy

On 17 January, the European Parliament adopted its position on the waste shipment regulation. According to a press release of VinylPlus, the text significantly diverges from the European Commission’s proposal on a critical aspect: the rules that apply to waste being shipped within the Union...

European Bioplastics appoints new head of EU affairs in Brussels

The association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, European Bioplastics (EUBP), announced the appointment of Roberto Ferrigno as head of EU affairs. He assumed his position on 1 January 2023 and will be based in Brussels. He will also head EUBP’s new Brussels office to be opened on...

Basf plastic additives business unit has a new global head

Basf has appointed Achim Sties to lead the global plastic additives business unit effective January 1, 2023. The headquarters of this business will be in Singapore. Prior to his current role, Achim Sties was already heading the plastic additives business in Europe. He began his career with Basf in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in 2005 and...

Agreement for producing plastics from marine wastes

LG Chem announced that it entered into a memorandum of understanding for building a resource circulation system by recycling marine wastes with Netspa. Through this memorandum, LG Chem will be able to stably secure raw materials for its Seokmun National Industrial Park pyrolysis oil plant in Dangjin, Chungnam (South Korea)...

A century of Arburg

2023 for Arburg started in the name of an important anniversary. The German manufacturer of Injection moulding machines, 3D printers and robots, this year celebrates hundred years of activity and industrial history. Therefore, to celebrate a century of life worthily, the Technology Days, event that annually...

Ceba Elettromeccanica joins the Union Group

The majority stake of Ceba Elettromeccanica, a company based in Magnago (Milan) specialising in the development and production of industrial automation, was sold to Union. Through this operation, the company from San Vittore Olona (Milan) further expands its assets, gaining additional skills that will make it possible to...

Plast 2023: many opportunities for interaction with operators from all over the world

Plast - International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industry runs from Tuesday to Friday, 5-8 September 2023 at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho-Pero (Milan). There are more than 700 direct exhibitors already registered for the event, with over 36.000 square metres reserved, figures that support the repute of the...

Solvay to relocate to new headquarters in Brussels

Solvay announced the relocation of its headquarters from Neder-over-Heembeek to new facilities in Brussels, specifically designed and equipped to host the group’s research, innovation and administration activities. Located in the Brussels municipality of Haren, Solvay’s future headquarter site is equipped with...

Changeover at the helm of the global services at Netstal

Remo Heusi is appointed as the new Vice President Global Service to lead and further develop the strategically important global service business of the Netstal Group. As a member of the Executive Board of Netstal Maschinen AG, he will report directly to Renzo Davatz, CEO of Netstal and...

Two Bandera lines for increasing the capacity of Imaflex

Two extrusion plants, a 2400 3-layer SmartFlex and a 2400 5-layer Barrier Flex, will be supplied by Bandera US to Imaflex. This investment will enable Imaflex to increase capacity and develop new products to better support their growing customers’ needs. Installation and start up for the first line is scheduled for...

In Europe Teknor Apex relies on Nexeo Plastics

Teknor Apex announced an expansion of its relationship with Nexeo Plastics. Effective 1 January 2023, Nexeo Plastics will become a key distributor for Teknor Apex in Europe (except Scandinavia and the Baltic region) of its portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers under the Sarlink and Monprene brands...

A sustainability manager in KraussMaffei

Alexandra Coffey was appointed Senior Sustainability Manager of the KraussMaffei Group on January 1, 2023. She reports directly to the Management Board. Coffey comes from the Schörghuber Group, where she was also responsible for sustainability. Her thematic focus areas are...

Basf launches third and final expansion of MDI in the USA

Basf has broken ground on the third and final phase of MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) expansion project at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, announced in July 2022. The company will increase production capacity to approximately 600,000 metric tons per year by the middle of the decade to...

Borealis pushes on chemical recycling with the acquisition of the majority of Renasci

Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions, has acquired a majority stake in Renasci, a Belgium-based provider of innovative recycling solutions and the creator of the novel Smart Chain Processing (SCP) concept. Borealis announced the acquisition of a 10% stake in Renasci in July 2021; now...

Closed-loop densifier for post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste

Officially unveiled at the K 2022 fair, Tecnova new Liontek closed-loop densifier is intended for the in-line and offline batch processing of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste or of plastics from washing systems. The densifier plays a fundamental role in the processing cycle of post-consumer and post-industrial...