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Wider applications thanks to improved weldability and transparency

Laser transmission welding - also known as laser welding - is a method employed for joining plastic parts. It enables even very small components with complex geometries to be produced in a cost-efficient and resource-friendly manner, making it part of the growing trend toward the miniaturization of electrical and electronic functions. This is why Lanxess...

New life to recycled plastic

As part of Eni’s strategy for energy transition and sustainable development, Versalis has launched a new line of products made of recycled plastic, called Versalis Revive. The first range of these products, which have been developed at Versalis’ research laboratories and are based on different polymers, including polystyrene and polyethylene...

Songwon at K with new flame-retardants

One of the largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world and a key global specialty chemicals player, Songwon will be highlighting the success of its corporate strategy and its innovation strength when it launches an entire new family of flame-retardant synergists at K 2019...

Pilot plant for the material handling

Italy-based compounder Lati has tasked Coperion with the pre-engineering and engineering of a state-of-the-art material handling line of a pilot plant at their production site at Torba (Varese, Italy). The focus of this project is on the development of a tailor-made solution for the semi-automated and automated material handling from...

Polyurethane system for high performance wheels

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently launched the new system Adiprene LFM C525 cured with Vibracure 2101 developed for the most challenging wheel applications. This MDI polycaprolactone based prepolymer offers excellent performance and great dynamics such as high tear strength, outstanding fatigue and abrasion resistance...

A protocol to become one of the most safety company worldwide

The global specialty chemicals company, Perstorp Group has developed a new safety protocol for its seven international manufacturing sites with the help of safety and operations management consultancy, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. The initiative was prompted by Perstorp’s desire to be among the top quartile companies for...

Flying with Latamid

A dream, to be lived again and again. This is how Christian Ciech, hang gliding instructor and several times world champion, describes the unique experience of free flight. It is an experience that, to be enjoyed to the full, demands apparatus that is absolutely safe, comfortable and flawlessly designed, just like...

First use in an automotive application

The Basf product Ultramid Vision has been used in a car interior for the first time. The semi-crystalline polyamide is employed in the window regulator module of a German automobile manufacturer. Compared to opaque standard polyamides, Ultramid Vision displays very high light transmission with low light scattering. Perfect conditions for...

Covestro to sell European PC sheets business to Serafin Group

Materials manufacturer Covestro has signed an agreement with Serafin Group for the sale of Covestro’s European polycarbonate sheets business, which comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, central management operations and sales support in Europe. The business generates total revenues of around 130 million euros...

Automotive gears in PEEK are now certified

Victrex has achieved a new milestone for its automotive offerings. Its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, Usa, has received the IATF 16949 certification, proving that the necessary systems and capabilities in line with Tier1/OEM needs are in place. At the international K 2019 tradeshow in Düsseldorf...

Songwon’s CEO suddenly passed away

On September 7, the Songwon's CEO, Maurizio Butti, dead suddenly and unexpectedly. Commenting, Jongho Park, Chairman of the Board said: “The entire Songwon family mourns the sudden loss of our CEO. With the organization since 2006, Maurizio was an inspiring leader, managing the company with humor, integrity and passion...

Lati enters the world of additive manufacturing

After an initial phase focused on developing aesthetic products and resins with limited thermal, mechanical and functional needs, the additive manufacturing market is today blossoming, among both 3D print manufacturers as well as users, linked increasingly to the industry and to the production of small series featuring customised...

The Solvay European PA to Domo Chemicals

Domo Chemicals and Solvay have signed today an agreement for Domo to acquire Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. This includes: Engineering Plastics operations in France and Poland; High Performance Fibres in France; Polymer and Intermediates operations in France, Spain and Poland. The agreement also...

DuPont Sustainable Solutions becomes independent global consulting firm

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) announced its debut as an independent global operations management consulting firm following its separation from DuPont. The new company will provide enhanced solutions that enable clients to protect their employees and assets, improve the effectiveness of their operations...

Circular fashion with the jacket in recyclable PA 6

Blazing a trail in circular innovation, Napapijri has seamlessly combined breakthrough technology, cutting-edge design, and sustainability with the launch of Skidoo Infinity, a jacket designed to be 100% recycled and made from Econyl recycled material from Aquafil...

EPS to prevent plastic leakage

The chemical company and integrated producer of styrenic polymers owned by Eni, Versalis, has developed and launched an innovative type of expandable polystyrene (EPS), under the trademark Extir FL 3000. This material offers the industry an opportunity to increase sustainable products in sectors such as...

Oliver Frey becomes Managing Director alongside Klaus Ensinger and Roland Reber

Plastics processor Ensinger (Nufringen, Germany) has strengthened its management team. Oliver Frey was appointed Managing Director of Ensinger and the Ensinger Group on July 1, 2019, in addition to the long-standing Managing Directors Klaus Ensinger and Roland Reber. Frey, who has a PhD in chemistry, previously ran the Compounds Division...

RadiciGroup: turnover, Ebitda and net income growing

Consolidated sales revenue of 1,211 million euros (+ 6%), Ebitda of 185 million euros (+16%) and net income, after depreciation, amortization and writedowns, of 97 million euros (+19%): these are RadiciGroup’s key figures for financial year 2018. The Group - with 3,100 employees in 16 countries - engages in the chemicals, engineering polymers and...

Making a world of difference together

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, is to highlight its commitment to circular solutions and reducing plastics waste at the K 2019 under the theme of “Making a world of difference together”. The company will be addressing global trends by inspiring processes for using bio-renewable and recycled feedstock, and designing product solutions for its...