Chemical industry - news on Plastech

BASF joins the World Plastics Council

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

A wealth of exciting events at CHINAPLAS 2018

3rd Industry 4.0 Conference, Tech Talk, Medical Plastics Connect, CMF Inspiration for Design x Innovation

Rheticus - Siemens and Evonik new research collaboration

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.


Kick-off for K 2019

Registration documents now available

CHINAPLAS 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall

To facilitate visitors’ need of sourcing new CHINAPLAS suppliers, a “Young Tech Hall” will be newly introduced at CHINAPLAS 2018. This is a comprehensive exhibition hall, which will gather together new exhibitors from diverse fields.

Martin Brudermüller to become new BASF chairman

German chemical giant BASF, has appointed Martin Brudermüller to succeed Kurt Bock as chairman of the board of directors in 2018.

Clariant to increase prices for all masterbatch

Global price of masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives increase effective February 1st 2018 or as soon as contracts allow.

Petrobras and ExxonMobil form strategic alliance

Petrobras and ExxonMobil has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding a strategic alliance to jointly identify and evaluate potential business opportunities.

WACKER opens new technical center in Istanbul

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its range of services in Turkey with official opening of a technical center for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul.

BASF invests in innovative functional chemical company

BASF Venture Capital (BASF) is leading an $8 million Series B financing round in the U.S. functional chemistry firm, NBD Nanotechnologies (NBD Nano).

 K celebrates its 65th anniversary

On 11. October 1952, 65 years ago to the day, Messe Düsseldorf opened the first K – the trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry.

CHINAPLAS 2018 will be held for the first time at NECC in Shanghai

CHINAPLAS 2018 moves to Shanghai’s new National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Solvay partners with Husky to develop Verian HBP

Solvay partners with Husky to develop Verian HBP - an advanced high barrier polyester enabling a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions.

Inauguration of SABIC new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant

SABIC continues global growth with innovative polypropylene ventures in Europe

Solvay partners with the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

Solvay is joining the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, created by Solar Impulse founder Bertrand Piccard, to promote efficient technologies, processes and systems that help improve the quality of life on earth.