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Engel at JEC World 2019

At JEC World 2019, Engel will be presenting a broad range of technologies based on examples from the automotive industry, from the processing of organic sheets and unidirectional tapes to in-situ polymerisation, HP-RTM and flow moulding with SMC.

Biesterfeld acquires distribution rights for Solvay’s sulfone polymers in UK

Biesterfeld is strengthening its partnership with Solvay Specialty Polymers. With effect from April 2019, the distributor will handle sales of the sulfone polymers Udel PSU, Radel PPSU and Veradel PESU in the UK and Ireland.

Durethan is 65 years old

This year marks the 65th birthday of the family of polyamide compounds Durethan manufactured by Lanxess.


Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Engineering Plastics

For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for ABS, PC, PA, PMMA, POM, PBT, SAN, and fluoropolymers: almost 21.5 million tonnes of these plastic types are consumed every year.

Extrusion Days: Theory and Practice of Increasing Efficiency Using Compounding

Over 200 participants from approximately 25 nations came to Stuttgart, Germany on 15 and 16 November 2018, accepting their invitations to the Coperion Extrusion Days.

Asahi Kasei Plastics NA Wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has awarded Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (APNA) with the SPE Automotive Innovation Award "Most Innovative Use of Plastics" in the category "Chassis/Hardware".

Following a solid third quarter, Lanxess strengthens its position

Sales increased by 4.4 percent to EUR 1.79 billion in the third quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals 1.5 percent higher at EUR 277 million. Net income from continuing operations increased to EUR 80 million.

Ineos Styrolution will present latest research results on StyLight

Ineos Styrolution announced today that it will exhibit the latest research results on its composite StyLight at the Composites Europe in Stuttgart (November 6 - 8, 2018).

Sabic launches new heavy-duty panels

Sabic announces the launch of Stadeck, its new heavy- duty panel for the building and construction industry.

Top sports performance thanks to composites

They are hidden in canoes, golf and hockey clubs, in racing bikes, yacht hulls and even swimsuits: fibre composites made inroads into the sports industry a long time ago and have virtually revolutionised it in some areas.

BASF to expand production capacity for Irganox 1010

BASF plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland.

The world’s first POAL recycling facility

In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene.

BASF increases production capacity of Neopor

BASF is increasing its global production capacity for Neopor (expandable polystyrene containing graphite) by a total of 40,000 metric tons per year.

New stabilizers protect plastics against hydrolysis

The LANXESS Additives business unit is expanding its product range of hydrolysis stabilizers for plastics and polyurethanes with the addition of Stabaxol L.

Safety, precision & smart manufacturing of medical plastics at Chinaplas

The market for medical devices, in particular, implantable, is expanding rapidly as economies develop, populations get older, health awareness enhances and support policies strengthen.

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