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Automotive and recycle together for sustainable mobility

The company of the Group Forvia, Faurecia, and Veolia have signed a cooperation and research agreement to jointly develop innovative compounds for automotive interior modules, aiming to achieve an average of 30% of recycled content by 2025. Through this partnership, the two companies will accelerate the...

DSM expands compound production in China

DSM Engineering Materials announced the expansion of its high-performance materials production capacity at its Jiangyin plant in Jiangsu province, China. Work on an additional compounding line began in February 2022, with completion expected in 2023. The new line will help DSM to meet growing demand for high-performance polymers used in...

International trademark rights for sustainable lightweight fillers

Lightweight fillers are used, among other things, in plastics technology, the automotive sector, construction chemicals, and the paint and coatings sector. They are used for acoustic or thermal insulation, provide products with slip- or fire-resistant properties, or contribute to weight reduction. MagSpheres from Magnesia are...

Sirmax invests ten million euros to increase productivity

Thanks to an investment of 10 million euros in high-end equipment, Sirmax Group has been able to increase its production capacity significantly. A specialist in the production of polypropylene compounds, engineering polymers, compounds from post-consumer plastic waste and bio-based compounds for various application sectors...

Aldo Barucco is Marfran new sales and marketing manager

With the aim of strengthening its business organization, Marfran recently announced the appointment of a new sales and marketing manager, Aldo Barucco. This is a further step for Marfran towards the expansion and consolidation of its position on the Italian domestic and international thermoplastic elastomer markets, adopting a...

Four new grades of biocompounds enlarge the “green” portfolio of Sirmax

The product portfolio of Sirmax Group is increasingly “green”. In the sustainable development context towards which the company has been focusing since some years ago, the range of bio-compound products, with the brand Biocomp produced by the company group Microtec, based in Mellaredo di Pianiga (Venice, Italy), is expanding...

Benvic takes over the Celanese compounds in Ferrara Marconi

The European leader in the production of highly innovative PVC-based thermoplastic solutions and biopolymers, Benvic Group, announced that it has reached an agreement with Celanese, the leading multinational in the production of chemical solutions and specialty materials, for the purchase of the compounding operations of the Ferrara Marconi (Ferrara, Italy) plant and of certain...

Coperion provides two new Fast Track ZSK extruders to Sirmax

Italian compounder Sirmax goes forward to invest in technological innovation, continuing strongly in the direction of a sustainable business. The company from Padua (Italy) has expanded its production capacity for sustainable plastics, relying upon Fast Track ZSK extruders from Coperion. These new models stand out for...

Engineering polymers replace wood in precision weapons

A few years ago, polymers began to make their mark in the world of long firearms, replacing traditional wood in the manufacture of basic gun parts like the stock and fore-end. A particularly challenging shift, because shooting and hunting enthusiasts consider noble wood to be an integral part of the sportive and hunting experience. In this like other...