International news

  • 08 May 2024

    Engel to build a factory in Mexico

    According to the already known expansion plans in Mexico, Engel together with Queretaro Government announced its investment in the region during a meeting at the Mexican Embassy in Vienna (Austria). Following its company philosophy, “Close to the customer,” European injection moulding manufacturer...
  • 08 May 2024

    Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, elected to the presidency of Cefic

    Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, has been elected Cefic President, succeeding Martin Brudermueller. Ilham Kadri is one of Europe’s most prominent and well-known business leaders. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from L’École des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg, and a PhD in macromolecular physico-chemistry from...
  • 23 April 2024

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag appoints Senior Director Technology

    Positioning the company to lead its response to future technological developments, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed experienced processing and machinery expert Martin Pütz as its Senior Director Technology. As respected IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) mechanical engineering academic...
  • 17 April 2024

    The fourth generation joins the Reifenhäuser Group

    Jan Karnath, 39 years old, a nephew of Bernd Reifenhäuser (CEO) and Ulrich Reifenhäuser (CSO), is the first representative of the fourth generation to join the operational business of the Reifenhäuser Group. His start paves the way for the continuous development of the family business and...
  • 17 April 2024

    Self-administration for Illig recapitalization and restructuring

    The Heilbronn-based mechanical engineering company Illig is continuing its equity capitalization and restructuring process as part of its self-administered restructuring proceedings (equal to a chapter 11 according to the US law). The Heilbronn Local Court today accepted the company's filing. The self-administration will be led by...
  • 10 April 2024

    EPPA welcomes Elena Vyboldina as new Managing Director

    EPPA, the European trade association of PVC window system suppliers, announced the appointment of Elena Vyboldina as its new Managing Director, effective from 1 April. With a background in law and economics and thanks to her extensive management skills, her broad advocacy experience and a...
  • 03 April 2024

    Sale of Netstal to Krones successfully completed

    Following the signing of the purchase agreement on 6 February 2024, the sale of Netstal Maschinen from KraussMaffei Group to Krones was successfully completed on 28 March 2024. Krones has acquired Netstal Maschinen, based in Näfels, as well as Netstal Deutschland, a sales and service subsidiary based in...
  • 03 April 2024

    Plasmatreat expands in Austria

    Plasmatreat, a leading developer and manufacturer of atmospheric plasma systems for surface pretreatment, is expanding into Austria by founding Plasmatreat Austria. From Steyr, customers in the field of surface pretreatment will now receive even more personal and individual support. The new subsidiary will be managed by...
  • 03 April 2024

    Production, consumption and, above all, recycle of PET in Europe

    Icis, a global source of commodity intelligence, together with Plastics Recyclers Europe, Petcore Europe, Unesda Soft Drink Europe and Natural Mineral Waters Europe, launched the “State of Play 2024” study, offering a detailed examination of the PET market in Europe in 2022. The comprehensive study includes...
  • 20 March 2024

    Thomas Gangl will leave Borealis

    The Supervisory Board of Borealis and Thomas Gangl have come to a mutual agreement regarding a termination of Thomas Gangl mandate as CEO of Borealis, as well as the related employment contract effective 30 June 2024. Thomas Gangl started his career at OMV in 1998 as a...
  • 13 March 2024

    Borealis celebrates 30 years of activity

    In March 2024, Borealis is commemorating its thirtieth year of operations. Born of a merger between Statoil and Neste, the company has expanded from its early Nordic roots to become one of the world’s top ten polyolefins players and driver of industry change. Its dedication to value creation through...
  • 13 March 2024

    More than 500 the signatories of the Antwerp Declaration

    Within two weeks, starting with 73 signatures, over 500 industry leaders now rally in support of the Antwerp Declaration for a European industrial deal to complement the EU Green Deal and safeguard quality jobs across Europe. The growing signatories now span 20 sectors and represent the...
  • 28 February 2024

    Generation change at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag management board

    Gerd Liebig announced that he is stepping down from the management board of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag on 31 August, 2024. After serving the injection moulding industry for 35 years, he will complete the planned company management transition, effective 1 September, 2024. In his nine years as Managing Director...
  • 21 February 2024

    Plastics processing is declining in Germany

    On the occasion of the annual press conference held in recent days, GKV (Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie), the German association of the plastics processing industry drew a mixed assessment of the past year. Over 2023, the plastics processing industry in Germany recorded...
  • 21 February 2024

    LyondellBasell announces executive committee changes

    LyondellBasell announced changes to its executive committee, which will be effective starting on March 1, 2024. Kimberly (Kim) Foley will assume the role of executive vice president, Global Olefins & Polyolefins (O&P), Refining and Supply Chain, and Aaron Ledet has been promoted to the role of executive vice president, Intermediates and…