Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - news on Plastech

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.

Mexichem acquired Sylvin Technologies

Mexichem has announced that it has acquired Sylvin Technologies Inc., a niche PVC compounds manufacturer based in Denver, Pennsylvania.

Azoty ZAK S.A. ceases ortho-phthalate plasticizers production

Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. ceases ortho-phthalate plasticizers production. The Company’s long term strategy will be based on non-orthophthalate DEHT/DOTP (Oxoviflex) and specialty plasticizers.


The second edition of The OXO Conference oriented on the market

For the second time, Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. invited business partners, representatives of the plastics industry and chemical processing to take part in The OXO Conference.

battenfeld-cincinnati: Upgrade opens up new markets

Inoutic has just ordered a coextrusion solution from its long-standing machine supplier battenfeld-cincinnati. The profile manufacturer has decided for the third time to upgrade and extend an existing mono extrusion line and to transform it into a coextrusion line.

BASF develops a material for window profiles based on Ultradur

BASF has developed an Ultradur (PBT, polybutylene terephthalate), modified for co-extrusion with PVC, that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element.

Profiles 2017 Conference

The international conference on plastic profiles for construction applications on 19 - 20 September 2017, Cologne, Germany.

Molecor expands its PVC-O production capacity in South Africa

Molecor has just expanded the production capacity of Oriented PVC Pipes in South Africa.

North American PE and PP resin prices both slide in May

North American PP resin prices slipped for the second straight month in May, while prices for PE resin also decreased after a flat month.

EuPC establishes Vinyl Films and Sheets Europe

EuPC creates new independent association: Vinyl Films and Sheets Europe (VFSE).

Flexible PVC compounds for automotive water-drainage tubing

Teknor Apex Company has optimized a series of flexible PVC compounds used successfully in the U.S. for automotive drain tubing.

Changes in Vestolit's management

Dr. Michael Träger resigned as managing director of Vestolit.

New compunds for medical tubing

At MD&M West Teknor Apex will feature Apex Flexible PVC Compounds with non-DEHP Plasticizers, a Medalist TPE for Solvent Bonding, and a Rigid PVC for Connectors.

New rigid PVC for outdoor profiles

For Apex RE-9218 outdoor extrusion-grade PVC, Teknor Apex provides custom colors, process development support, and outdoor testing.

MEPs against recycling of plastics that contain DEHP

The EU Commission should not authorise the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), MEPs say.