Plastics are the materials used in many various applications, e.g. in packaging and construction industry, as well as in manufacturing of household appliances, clothes, toys and medical equipment. Polymers are produced mostly from fossil resources and their features can be modified through special additives. The most popular plastics are: polyethylene, polypropylene, polivinyl chloride and polystyrene.
Polykemi Group expanding production in China
Polykemi Group is continuing its international growth journey. While also investing in the USA, Polykemi AB is opening another production unit in China. The production is due to start up as early as in 2022.
Nexeo Plastics acquires Nevicolor and expands european presence
Nexeo Plastics LLC, a leading global thermoplastics resin distributor and an affiliate of GPD Companies, Inc., announced that it has acquired Nevicolor S.p.A., a leading Italian distributor and compounder of thermoplastics.
Elix Polymers strengthens its R&D&i strategy together with Polymat
Within its framework of R&D&i, Elix Polymers is strengthening its research cooperation with Polymat by recently joining the consortium on polymerization in dispersed media.
SABIC and Local Motors cooperate
With the desire to improve the circularity of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM), SABIC and Local Motors, a next-generation vehicle manufacturer, completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process.