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Chinaplas to present a rich assortment of concurrent events

CHINAPLAS is returning to Guangzhou this year and will be held from May 21-24, 2019. An estimated total of over 3,500 exhibitors will be presenting to more than 180,000 visitors from 150 countries.

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announces 2019 finalists

Winners will be announced at PRS Europe in Amsterdam on 11 April.

Arburg anniversary: ten years of presence at the Gulf

Right at the start of the year, at the beginning of the Arabplast trade fair on 5 January 2019, Arburg's subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its ten-year anniversary.


Lanxess completes sale of Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

Cologne-based company received proceeds of around EUR 1.4 billion.

ExxonMobil introduces new polymer grade for flexible packaging

ExxonMobil will display a new Exceed XP performance polymers grade for high-performance coextrusion films, and recycle opportunities using Vistamaxx performance polymers at Arabplast 2019.

Plast Eurasia 2018 Fair was organized succesfully

28th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair brought together 1,094 companies and company representatives from 44 countries and 51,684 professional visitors from 103 countries on the 5th-8th of December in Istanbul.

Ineos Styrolution makes final investment decision for asa capacity in the Americas

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today the final investment decision to construct a new 100kt capacity ASA plant at its site in Bayport, Texas.

Clariant and Saudi Kayan to evaluate alkoxylates joint venture

Clariant today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Kayan, a Saudi joint stock company leading in the field of chemicals, polymers and specialty products.

Arlanxeo's Keltan KSA opens flagship online Customer Self-Service Platform

In 2018 Arlanxeo signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco to market and sell its share of Ethylene Propylene Diene rubbers (EPDM) produced in its Petro Rabigh joint-venture plant. Today, Arlanxeo launches its Keltan KSA Self-Service platform to serve its customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Teflon FFR wins 2018 Materialica Design+Technology Award

The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company has been announced as the winner of the 'Material' category in the 2018 Materialica Design + Technology Award for its Teflon fluoroplastic foam resin (FFR).

The Compound Company acquires controlling stake in Transmare Compounding BV

The Compound Company, based in Enschede, The Netherlands, and new management, have acquired a controlling stake in Transmare Compounding BV, Roermond, The Netherlands, as of December 14th 2018. Current shareholder Henk-Jan Aarsen will retain a minority stake.

BASF for the first time makes products with chemically recycled plastics

BASF is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics.

Biesterfeld: New partnership with CoreLite in the core materials division

With immediate effect Biesterfeld Spezialchemie sells CoreLite core materials in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Baltic States.

Lanxess strengthens global production network for flame retardants

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million over the next three years.

Albis distributes new halogen-free TPE-compounds from Uteksol

Albis Plastic GmbH expands its TPE-Portfolio with flame retardant Styrene-based thermoPlastic Elastomers (TPS) of the brand Solplast from Uteksol.