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Evonik to build new silicone plant in Geesthacht

Evonik is investing a double-digit million euro amount in the construction of a new multi-purpose facility at its Geesthacht location in Northern Germany, 30 kilometers outside the city of Hamburg.

Lanxess to build new production plant for high-performance plastics

Lanxess is building another compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany, for a mid double-digit million euro amount.

Viability of PPS for Bump-Off Molding of Automotive engine cooling systems confirmed

Polyplastics has completed an extensive study which confirms the viability of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) for bump-off molding of automotive engine cooling systems. Polyplastics' linear Durafide PPS, which already offers superior performance, now has bump-off molding capabilities to eliminate deburring.


World's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone from BASF

After two years of intensive research, BASF is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU).

Wacker Plans to Open US Printing Lab for Silicone Rubber at Year End 2018

Wacker, the Munich-based chemical group, is currently expanding its Aceo 3D printing services for silicone rubber and announced the opening of a US-based printing lab later this year.

Huntsman Polyurethanes presented new Daltoped AquaPUR technology

Huntsman Polyurethanes today announced the launch of Daltoped AquaPUR technology - an innovative, fully water-blown polyether soling solution providing excellent flow and surface definition for better looking, better feeling shoe soles.

 Messe Düsseldorf holds topping-out ceremony for New Southern Section

Friday, 14 september 2018 was the day when the large construction site on the River Rhine witnessed the topping-out ceremony for the new Hall 1. This stunning complex will strengthen Messe Düsseldorf as an international meeting point for industry

Gerresheimer has commenced with series production of the new Gx RTF ClearJect syringes.

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.

Trogamid CX molding compound approved for food contact in the USA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a so-called Food Contact Notification to approve Evonik's microcrystalline polyamide Trogamid CX 7323 for food contact.

PSE Europe 2019 focusses on polyurethane

At PSE Europe 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition for Polyurethane Solutions, held 26–28 March 2019 at the MOC in Munich, Germany, everything revolves around innovative PU applications.

Brenntag presents an innovative plastics solution for heavy-duty distance mounting

Brenntag has worked with Apolo MEA Befestigungssysteme to develop an innovative distance mounting system with plastics components made of Alamid compounds.

Amut Dolci Extrusion scored in Malaysia

Amut Dolci Extrusion has recently supplied to EB Packaging SDN. BHD a cast line for the production of stretch film for the factory located in Malaysia. The line is 2000 mm-wide for film configuration in 7 layers.

Elix Polymers to highlight latest material innovations at Fakuma 2018

The next Fakuma show for the plastics processing industry is just around the corner, and materials supplier Elix Polymers is readying its offering.

Trinseo Announces Price Increases for Polystyrene and Copolymers in Europe

Trinseo announced price increases for all polystyrene (PS), ABS and SAN grades effective September 1, 2018, or as existing contract terms allow.

Kraiburg TPE Scores a Victory with The First Thai Brush

Thailand's manufacturer of toothbrushes and household brushes is committed to producing toothbrushes of the highest quality. For this reason, The First Thai Brush Co., Ltd. has chosen a high-quality thermoplastic elastomer from Kraiburg TPE.