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Under the exhibition motto "Productivity Plus", KraussMaffei is exhibiting small and medium-sized injection molding machines at the Fakuma 2015.

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Wacker is showcasing highly efficient coating compounds for the paper and film coating industry at Labelexpo Europe 2015.

Erema to present new RegrindPro and upcycling service at Fakuma 2015

Erema is to present the highlight of the year in the plastics recycling sector at Fakuma 2015.

Cannon at Fakuma 2015

At Fakuma2015 the Cannon Group will present the latest developments in the processing technologies for Polyurethanes and Composites.

Yara and BASF break ground on new ammonia plant in Texas

Yara International ASA and BASF broke ground on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas.

LyondellBasell reports record quarterly results

The company announced earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter 2015 of $1.33 billion, or $2.81 diluted earnings per share.

Clariant delivers solid Q2 with improved profitability and cash flow

"Clariant continued the strong development of the first into the second quarter,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann.

New Vistamaxx performance polymers platform for hotmelt adhesives

ExxonMobil Chemical is introducing a new platform of low viscosity Vistamaxx polymers for hot melt adhesives used in packaging, hygiene and assembly applications.

KraussMaffei on tour across Europe

In mid-June the roadshow for the new CX injection molding machine series from KraussMaffei started.

SABIC records strong financial results in second quarter

SABIC recorded a significant improvement in net profit in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the company's profits in the first quarter of the same year.

Composites Europe 2015: Composites as key technology

From 22-24 September, the trade fair in Stuttgart exhibits a whole range of fibre-reinforced plastics.

French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market

Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags will be mandatory in France as of January 2017.

IBERS joins European sustainable packaging initiative

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University leads the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate.

Engel at Fakuma 2015

"More than a machine" is the motto chosen by Engel Austria for this year's presentation at Fakuma from October 13th to 17th in Friedrichshafen.

BASF increases sales and earnings slightly in the second quarter

Outlook for 2015 confirmed: Slight sales increase expected, EBIT before special items likely to match level of 2014.