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Lanxess achieves strong result

In 2018, EBITDA pre exceptionals increased by 9.8 percent to EUR 1.016 billion.

High-performance prepolymer

Low-free prepolymers provide unsurpassed industrial hygiene and meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements.

Polyurethane materials - the

Polyurethanes (abbreviated as PU or PUR) are one of the most commonly used polymeric materials in the world.


The Turkish plastics industry

Plastics industry continues its growth trend. The report issued by PAGEV for the first half of 2018 shows that plastic product manufacturing increased by 7.2% to 5 million tons, while value increased by 9.3% to 19.4 billion dollars.

New solution to improve 3D

New additive manufacturing process simulation helps predict distortion and shrinkage during the 3D printing process and helps avoid these issues by automatically generating a compensated model.

K 2019: New technology as

K 2019, which will take place between 16 and 23 October 2019, will revolve around innovative materials and technology as well as around the key issues of circular economy, resource conservation and digitisation, all of which will be addressed at exhibition stands and by the accompanying programme.

Ampacet black masterbatch

Ampacet black masterbatch solutions designed for near infrared sorting technologies.

Gerresheimer has commenced

Gerresheimer has commenced with series production of the new Gx RTF ClearJect syringes. The products of the high performance plastic COP (Cyclo Olefin Polymer) are used where especially sophisticated medications need to be packaged.

Detection of microplastics

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.

Industry comes together at

More than 1.000 guests invited by Erema made their way to Ansfelden, Austria, for the Discovery Days 2018 from 27 to 29 June. Well-known companies from the plastics sector, such as Borealis, Engel, Greiner, Haidlmair and Henkel gave participants an insight into their view of working with plastics in a sustainable way.

Oxo degradable plastic packaging

Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution.

Ascend to increase production

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, today announced its plans to increase production capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10 to 15 percent to support the continued growth of its customers.

K celebrates its 65th anniversary

On 11. October 1952, 65 years ago to the day, Messe Düsseldorf opened the first K – the trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry.

PolyOne Celebrates 10 Years

To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of its facility in Kutno, Poland, PolyOne welcomed customers to an afternoon of dialogue about the future of manufacturing in Poland.

Gabriel-Chemie increases production

On 03 August 2017, Gabriel-Chemie and Governor of the Kaluga oblast signed an investment agreement concerning the construction and operation of a masterbatch plant in the Vorino industrial park near the Moscow.

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