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Record by the Turkish plastics industry during Q1

The Turkish plastics industry achieved a record-level growth during Q1 of 2018 despite all negative developments in global economy.

Borealis realises ambitious energy targets

Borealis realises ambitious energy targets by cutting 5,000 tons of CO2 emissions every five days with the help of DNV GL.

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.

New management at Wittmann Battenfeld in Singapore

Effective 11 June of this year, Mr. Lester Koh has taken on the position of Managing Director and CEO of the WITTMANN BATTENFELD subsidiaries in Singapore and Malaysia. He succeeds the subsidiaries’ long-standing CEO, Mr Jimmy Teo.

Engel Injectie marks 10 years in Bucharest

Bucharest-based Engel Injectie s.r.l. has celebrated its 10th anniversary in the company of 150 guests.

Pipelife takes over Isoterm, the specialist in pre-insulated pipes

Pipelife Norge takes over Isoterm AS, a producer of frost-resistant and pre-insulated plastic pipes based in Norway.

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.

BASF new application center for plastic additives

BASF recently inaugurated its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Application center for Plastic Additives in Kaisten, Switzerland.

Mould & Matic expanding in Micheldorf

Mould & Matic Solutions GmbH, a specialist in tool and plant engineering for the packaging industry, is keeping abreast with the global success of the Kiefel Group and on May 2, 2018, launched the expansion of the site in Micheldorf. Completion is scheduled for May 2019.

TOMRA supports all-female ocean plastic science research mission

TOMRA will support eXXpedition’s North Pacific 2018 sailing voyage focusing on microplastic pollution and links to environmental and human health (June 23rd - July 28th).

Wrap-around packer ensures high speed and reliability

FrieslandCampina Thailand has turned - once again - to Gebo Cermex to install an efficient and cost-effective end-of-line solution, handling its new Foremost plastic bottles, which feature a complex shape.

Scientists create multifunctional protein-polymer films

A team from MSU has found that mixing dendrimers (tree-like polymers) and proteins induces spontaneous multilayer films.

Largely positive future for Turkish plastics

The Turkish plastics industry is the largest in the Middle East, accounting for two-thirds (36 per cent) of the region’s demand as of 2015 data, AMI reports, while it holds a geographical advantage, bridging the Middle East with Europe.

BASF joins the World Plastics Council

BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry.