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Domo Chemicals completes the acquisition of Solvay Performance Polyamides in Europe

Leading producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, Domo Chemicals announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. This Business includes engineering plastics operations in France and Poland; high...

Virginia Janssens appointed as Managing Director

The pan-European trade association representing plastics manufacturers, PlasticsEurope, announced the appointment of Virginia Janssens as Managing Director. She will take up her role on March 16, 2020. Janssens has been the Managing Director of the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen) since 2012...

Trend colours in the ski boots market

Thanks to an in-depth research and color-finding project recently completed in partnership with Clariant ColorWorks, Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri (FFE), a supplier of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds now has an invaluable competitive edge in one of its primary markets - ski boots...

Lanxess for the third time among the companies protecting the climate

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has been recognized by the international climate protection initiative CDP as a global leader in climate protection. The company received the highest rating in the most recent evaluation and is now listed as one of 179 companies worldwide in the "Climate Change A List". Lanxess is among the top two percent out of...

A service to understand the evolution of plastics market

Launched by ChemOrbis, the new Price Forecast Report is a service to cover everything the companies need to get an idea of where the polymer market is headed in the upcoming months. Available for PP, PVC, PE, PS and PET, it includes market highlights and current prices, expected price trends for the next 12 months, and...

Award for the innovation in the composites industry

The German federation of reinforced plastics, AVK, has published the call for the AVK Innovation Award 2020. AVK is inviting submissions in fibre-reinforced plastics/composites, covering the categories: innovative products/components or applications; innovative procedures/processes; research and science...

More antioxidants at the Pontecchio Marconi site

Basf plans to increase the production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1520L by 20% at the site in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy. Irganox 1520L is a key product in Basf’s antioxidant portfolio. With this expansion, Basf responds to an increasing market demand and aims to better serve its global customers...

The production of light stabilizers increased in West Virginia

Solvay’s new high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) capacity is now online, complementing existing HALS production at the Willow Island, West Virginia, USA, site. Solvay’s state-of-the-art facility was designed with the latest improvements in technology to ensure operator safety, reduce impact on the environment...

RadiciGroup launches Renycle and acquires Zeta Polimeri

2020 of RadiciGroup has started off under the banner of sustainability: the market launch of Renycle, a range of yarns obtained from recycled nylon, and the acquisition of Zeta Polimeri, an Italian company with thirty years’ experience in the recovery of synthetic fibre and thermoplastics. Both concrete actions fall within the Italian Group’s strategy aimed at...

To Borealis the 50% of Novealis owned by Nova Chemicals

According to an agreement signed in recent days, Borealis will buy Nova Chemicals’ 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings. Formed in 2018, Novealis is the joint venture between affiliates of Borealis and Nova Chemicals, which subsequently formed a 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of...

Glass fibre reinforced polyamide for 3D HSS printing

A leading company in the creation of prototypes and final applications in professional 3D printing, CRP Technology, based in Modena, recently launched Windform P2, a glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic polyamide material with excellent mechanical properties for the High Speed Sintering (HSS) process...

LyondellBasell grants 400 KTA Hostalen ACP License to Shandong Jinhai Chemical

The world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, LyondellBasell, on January 7, 2020, announced that Shandong Jinhai Chemical will use the LyondellBasell Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technology for a new facility. The process technology will be used for a 400 KTA high density polyethylene facility to be...

Shrinkable film for bundles in view of circular economy

The successes in the circular economy strategy continue for ITP offering a solution for multi-pack bundles. The new RecyTermoPCR is a 100% recyclable heat-shrinking film containing up to 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR). The ITP strategy, started in the Eighties for the development of increasingly sustainable...

New antioxidants manufacturing plant in Shanghai

On December 17, 2019, Basf inaugurated the second phase of its new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. The second phase comprises a synthesis plant to produce the antioxidants Irgafos 168 and Irganox 1076. With the completion of the second phase, the plant will have an annual capacity of...

High-performance thermoplastic film for engine acoustic panels

Film made from Solvay high-performance Halar ECTFE with additional plasma treatment offers excellent adhesion to composite substrates providing superior aesthetic surface aspects to perfectly blend with its surroundings. The company has signed an agreement with Safran to supply Halar ECTFE high performance film for its...

PPSU with improved flowability

The chemical company Basf is now expanding its Ultrason P product range with a particularly low-viscosity grade. The new polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) Ultrason P 2010 is characterised by improved flow behaviour in injection moulding while maintaining the excellent mechanical properties of Ultrason P. Thus, it is possible to manufacture larger...

Co-extruded TPEs with optimum adhesion to PA for high-quality corrugated tubes

An innovative new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family made by Kraiburg TPE transfers the established properties of injection-mouldable TPEs for multicomponent applications with polyamide to extrusion. Cable management systems in motor vehicles are the first application for which the Schlemmer Group (Munich) is producing new types of...

Feike Sijbesma resigns as CEO after 13 years

The Supervisory Board of DSM announced the upcoming succession of CEO Feike Sijbesma, who will hand over his responsibilities to his Managing Board colleagues Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze as Co-CEO’s in February 2020 and will support a smooth transition until May 2020...

New possibilities in the FFF

The materials for additive manufacturing of Solvay have been enlarged with the launch of Solef PVDF AM filament, targeted at fused filament fabrication (FFF) processes. With the Solef PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) AM filament MSC NT 1, Solvay is joining the Material Alliance program formed by Ultimaker, a global leader for high-quality 3D printers and...