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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...

New mobility, urbanization and digitalization in the spotlight

At the international trade fair for plastics and rubber K 2019, Lanxess will be presenting a broad portfolio. The specialty chemicals company will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization. “Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed...

First European standard for PVC-O pipes

The first European EN standard for oriented unplasticised PVC (PVC-O) pipes came out after an extensive four-year development process, initiated by TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association). EN 17176 PVC-O piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground...

Pushing the boundaries for a sustainable and digital world

Sustainable and digital: at the plastics trade fair K 2019 in Düsseldorf, materials manufacturer Covestro presents innovative material solutions that provide answers to the great challenges of the world. In doing so, the company continually pushes boundaries, in order to improve people’s lives and generate added value for customers, but also...

A roadmap aligned with the UN goals

The global leader in the chemical industry has today launched its Sustainability Roadmap aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), outlining ambitious targets relating to resource efficiency, climate change, the circular economy, food security, sustainable infrastructure, and preservation of the environment...

High resistance and flowability for the industrial sector

Based on polyamide 4.6, Xecarb 37 and Xebrid 37, are our two brand-new families of carbon fibre and hybrid carbon/glass fibre reinforced compounds. PA 4.6 is a high-performance polyamide known for its unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear and...

Basf bolsters investment in footwear segment

New investments have been announced by Basf to strengthen its global footwear presence: opening new Footwear Development Centers in the US and Thailand, launching a Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan, and expanding the Footwear Development Center in Italy. Bringing together a dedicated team of process engineers, footwear...

Increasing production and specialty chemicals to grow in the plastic industry

The key global player in the specialty chemicals business and the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, Songwon Industrial will be at K2019 to showcase its extensive portfolio of high performance solutions and its ongoing commitment to the plastics industry...

Developing innovative and sustainable polymeric solutions

Sibur and Basf are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at Sibur’s PolyLab Research and Development Center located in Moscow, Russia. The signing took place at Sibur’s newly inaugurated state-of-the-art PolyLab at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to seal the strong commitment from Sibur and Basf...

To improve aesthetics of post-consumer recycled PET

Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has introduced Blue Edge 78, a masterbatch that has been specially formulated to enhance the appearance and functionality of post-consumer resins. Developed for use in recycled PET, Ampacet Blue Edge 78 improves the look of post-consumer recycled plastics and increases...

A new production line for Arnitel in Emmen

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...

Joined development of authorized materials for FDM printers

An authorized materials partner program established by Stratasys is designed to expand the range of high-performance polymers available to manufacturers leveraging company fused deposition modeling process using FDM Technology in 3D printing applications. As an initial step, advanced materials leader Solvay has been selected to...

Group know-how and materials chiefly targeted on four strategic markets

RadiciGroup is exhibiting at Chinaplast 2019 through Radici Plastics Suzhou and focusing on four strategic markets for its high performance polymers business area: automotive, electrical/electronics, water and heating systems, and transport. “We have just increased our production capacity”, pointed out Alberto Sessolo, CEO of...

Deploying artificial intelligence in product development

By deploying artificial intelligence (AI), the specialty chemicals company Lanxess is looking to drastically cut the amount of time it takes to develop new materials. For this, the company has entered into close collaboration with Citrine Informatics, a US-based AI company specializing in data-driven materials development...

Results influenced by challenging environment as expected

As expected, higher competitive pressure influenced the first quarter 2019 results of Covestro. Despite an overall solid demand, core volumes decreased slightly by 1.8%, mainly due to lower volumes in the polycarbonates segment. A marked drop in selling prices led to a reduction in Group sales by 16.0% to 3.2 billion euros. The Group’s...

Sales increase, earnings below prior-year quarter, in line with expectations

“In the first quarter of 2019, Basf Group sales rose by 3% year on year to 16.2 billion euros”, said Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf, at the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held at Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim, Germany. Compared with the first quarter of 2018, income from...

A solid start into 2019

A leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, Borealis, announced a net profit of 200 million euros for the first quarter of 2019, compared to 240 million euros in the same quarter of 2018. The deterioration in profit compared to the first quarter of 2018 was driven by lower European integrated polyolefin...