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EuCIA welcomes Epoxy Europe as a new member

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) is pleased to announce that Epoxy Europe, a sector group of Cefic representing European epoxy resin manufacturers, joined the association on 23 January. With the addition of this industry sector group, EuCIA builds a closer collaboration with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The situation of flexible polyurethane improves, but raw material prices remain high

The supply situation improves for European flexible slabstock polyurethane foam even if prices of raw materials remain historically high. This was reported by the European association Europur, representing the producers of these semi-finished products, according to which, even though gas prices in Europe have...

Engel to extend robot plant in Dietach

Capital outlay of some 11 million euro sees Engel strengthen its robot production at the Dietach location in Austria. Production, logistics, apprentice workshop and office building will be expanded and modernised in two construction phases. Building work starts in May 2023. This capital expenditure sees...

Maag Pump System acquires Witte Pumps & Technology

Maag Pump Systems has acquired Witte Pumps & Technology, founded in 1984 and based in Tornesch, Germany. Witte Pumps & Technology develops and manufactures gear pumps and provides aftermarket parts and services for the chemical, plastic and polymer processing, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries...

Donation of 10,000 euros for cleaning up the oceans

As part of the "Herrmann Cares", the 2022 Christmas donation of 10,000 euros will go to the non-profit organization The Ocean Cleanup to remove plastic waste from the oceans. “With our ultrasonics welding technology, we can contribute to a functioning circular economy. But we know that many plastic products are...

New ABB facility inaugurated in Shanghai

On 2 December 2022, ABB officially opened its state-of-the-art, fully automated and flexible robotics factory in Kangqiao, Shanghai, China. The 67,000 m2 production and research facility represents a 150 million dollars investment by ABB and will deploy the company’s digital and automation technologies to manufacture...

The keys of the new headquarters in Parsdorf handed over to KraussMaffei

November 29, 2022, marked the beginning of a new era for KraussMaffei: as planned, on this day the Group took delivery of the keys to its new plant and corporate headquarters in Parsdorf (Germany) from the project developer VGP. Not only does this mark the start of one of the largest relocation projects in the greater...

Change of CEO at the KraussMaffei Group as of January 1, 2023

At its November 29 meeting, the KraussMaffei Group Supervisory Board acknowledged with approval CEO Michael Ruf's personal request not to extend his contract, which expires at the end of March 2023, and named Li Yong as his successor. Since 2018, KraussMaffei Group has been part of KraussMaffei Company Limited, a...

New leadership appointments in Songwon

Songwon Industrial announced today that it has appointed Hans Werhonig as Leader Group Commercial and a member of Songwon’s Executive Committee from 1 December 2022. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Werhonig will spearhead Songwon’s strategy and be responsible for the...

The European supply chain squares against the packaging regulation

The packaging value chain expresses serious concerns about the European Commission suggested approach on the packaging and packaging waste regulation review, to be presented on 30 November. Over 60 associations from the packaging value chain have issued a joint industry statement to express...

Investindustrial creates Arterex, a global medical device manufacturer

An independently managed investment subsidiary of Investindustrial Growth III SCSp has signed multiple agreements to create Arterex - a global provider of diversified manufacturing solutions to the medical device, healthcare and life-sciences industries - through the acquisitions of Formula Plastics, Kabo, Luc & Bel and ModenPlast in...

The European plastics industry accelerates towards circularity and neutrality

Plastics Europe announces an increase of 20% in the use of recycled plastics in new products in 2021 compared to 2020, according to its “Plastics - The Facts 2022” annual report, presented at the K 2022 Show. Consequently, the rate of recycled content in plastics products has reached almost 10%. This step ahead demonstrates...

EuPC reorganizes itself and appoints a new general manager

As part of the PolyVision Project launched in June 2022, EuPC starts to reorganize its structure in order to prepare the association for the future. EuPC will continue to support and represent the European plastics converting industry in this transition towards a full plastics circular economy. According to EuPC President Benoît Hennaut...

PCG completes acquisition of Perstorp

Perstorp announced that it has been acquired by Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Malaysia´s leading integrated chemicals provider and part of Petronas Group, on 11 October 2022. In May this year, PCG signed a Securities Purchase Agreement with Financière Forêt, a company under PAI Partners, a European...