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Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66

Ascend Performance Materials has declared force majeure on shipments of its nylon 66.

Trade war will have a substantial impact on plastics industry

The trade war between the US and China which has escalated to the point where punitive tariffs are being levied on goods valued at USD 50 bn, could heat up further.

Recycling organizations announce global definition of “Plastics Recyclability”

In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two of the leading global international recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as is relates to plastics packaging and products.


VinyLoop closed PVC recycling project in Italy

PVC recycling project VinyLoop in Ferrara, Italy, which was started in 2002, ceases operations, according to a brief statement from the company dated 28 June 2018, said the company.

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.

Honeycomb materials delivering performance and growth in packaging

The honeycomb structure is recognized as optimal in terms of material utilization for performance. A comparison of the different core structures used today in packaging confirms this view.

Lanxess presents new solutions for the rubber processing industry

At the DKT 2018 (German Rubber Conference), Lanxess presents a broad range of additives for the rubber processing industry.

Eric Quenet is new regional director in PlasticsEurope

On 1 July 2018, Eric Quenet assumed the position of western Europe regional director at the European trade association of plastics producers, PlasticsEurope.

Industry comes together at Erema Discovery Days 2018

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.

Best-practice ZSK extruder for quick ROI when compounding engineering plastics

Coperion is now offering an extremely cost-efficient high-performance twin screw extruder in best-practice design that is optimized for compounding engineering plastics: the ZSK 58 Mc18 world proven.

Innovative Therban solution with new Termonomer

Arlanxeo, a global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, will present its new terpolymer Therban ST 3107 VP at DKT 2018 (German Rubber Conference).

interplastica 2019 dates announced

The next edition of interplastica, 22ndt International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, will take place at the Expocentr Krasnaya Presnya in Moscow from January 29 – February 1, 2019.

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.

Lanxess: Price adjustment for PA 6.6 compounds

Lanxess is raising its prices for Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa by EUR 0.60/kg with immediate effect.

Great success for Moretto’s new technological solutions at Plast 2018

At Plast 2018, Moretto renews its strong commitment to the market by presenting messages and new solutions focused on the specific requests of an increasingly demanding clientele.