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Unique polymer fibers: Light, strong, and tough

Unique polymer fibers: Light, strong, and tough

Strong and tough yet as light as a feather - materials with this exceptional combination of properties are urgently needed in many industrial sectors and in medicine, as well as being of great interest for scientific research


Plastics
Fakuma 2020: Digitalisation and Circular Economy

Fakuma 2020: Digitalisation and Circular Economy

Roughly 2000 exhibitors are expected to participate at the 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen from the 13th through the 17th of October, 2020.


Plastics
Pour out your container recycling and walk away

Pour out your container recycling and walk away

Hard on the heels of the launch of the new Tomra R1 “multi-feed” reverse vending solution, global reverse vending leader Tomra is taking recycling automation up a notch with the unveiling of the Express returns concept.


Recycling
FANUC supplies 3,500 robots to BMW group

FANUC supplies 3,500 robots to BMW group

The industrial robot manufacturer FANUC and the automotive group BMW AG have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 3,500 robots for new production lines and plants.


Machines
Engel opens subsidiary in Japan

Engel opens subsidiary in Japan

With the founding of a new sales and service subsidiary in Tokyo, Engel Austria strengthens its market presence in Japan. The new subsidiary can build on a long established market position.


Machines
upakovka and interplastica 2020: Russian market back on track

upakovka and interplastica 2020: Russian market back on track

At the last edition of the trade fair duo comprising interplastica and upakovka there were already signs that the Russian market was moving out of the trough again – at least for the packaging and related processing industry as well as for the plastics and rubber industry.


Packagings
Stable credit outlook for European chemicals sector

Stable credit outlook for European chemicals sector

Specialty chemicals suppliers are likely to face less pressure on their credit quality than integrated or bulk suppliers, which are exposed to more commoditised products. Credit quality could improve if economic growth does not slow too drastically.


Plastics
Historic machine investment at Polykemi in Sweden

Historic machine investment at Polykemi in Sweden

Although the business cycle was lower during the second half of 2019, Polykemi AB continues to deliver very positive results. A contributing factor is a new and highly efficient extruding line - the largest single machine investment so far.


Plastics

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