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Composites – materials with a future

Fibre-reinforced plastics have great future potential. The International Composites Congress offers an opportunity to gain some impressions of market developments.

BASF puts expanded compounding plant for engineering plastics into operation

BASF put the expanded compounding plant at BASF’s Schwarzheide site in Germany into operation.

battenfeld-cincinnati USA strengthens sales and service team

New Sales Director and new Sales and Service Managers at battenfeld-cincinnati USA.

Sanner acquires Jaco S.A.

Emergence of the global market leader for effervescent packaging.

How Lamborghini is accelerating medical device innovation

Lamborghini collaborates with the Houston Methodist Research Institute, to share knowledge in the study of carbon fibre composite materials for medical devices.

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.

Sabic & Sinopec in agreement to cooperate on joint projects

Sabic and Sinopec have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Borealis, Nova, Total to form PE/ethylene JV

Borealis and NOVA Chemicals enter Preliminary Agreement with Total to meet growing global demand for polyethylene

Sibur sold OJSC Plastik

The company has sold its 100% stake in OJSC Plastik to the group of private investors for RUB 575 million.

BASF and Yara discuss potential joint ammonia investment

BASF and Yara are evaluating a possible joint investment into ammonia plant at the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Styrolution and Braskem plan ABS joint venture

The new joint venture would be only producer of ABS and SAN specialties in South America.

Dow sells Polypropylene Licensing & Catalysts business

Dow's global PP Licensing & Catalysts business will be divested to W. R. Grace & Co. for $500m.

Lanxess increases competitiveness

Efficiency improvements and targeted restructuring will bring annual savings of EUR 100 million from 2015.

New ethylene plant opened in China

Sinopec started production in its new ethylene plant in Wuhan, China.

Innovations for large volume production

More than 400 exhibitors from 28 countries will exhibit at Composites Europe 2013 in Stuttgart.