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Three partner institutes from Aachen present latest advancements in injection moulding

Fakuma 2017

Three partner institutes from Aachen present latest advancements in injection moulding

The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University together with the Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology (IPT) and for Laser Technology (ILT) will present the latest developments in the injection moulding of optical components at Fakuma 2017. read...

Sonnenwagen team presents solar race car for Challenge 2017

Covestro

Sonnenwagen team presents solar race car for Challenge 2017

Germany – Sonnenwagen Aachen, a registered association comprising 40 students of the RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, has recently unveiled their solar-operated electric car that will take part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October 2017 in Australia. read...

Mitsui Chemicals Expands Worldwide PP Capacity

Japan: PP Compounds

Mitsui Chemicals Expands Worldwide PP Capacity

Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer announced that the expansion of production capacities has been completed and started up. read...

Stable form for 80 years

Zoomed in

Stable form for 80 years

A material we use everyday: Polyurethane. It is used in our car seats, cleaning sponges, filters, and many more. It is one of the most important plastic materials today. This year, the invention of polyurethane is celebrating its 80th anniversary. read...

Rising investment and employment in the German plastics industry

Report

Rising investment and employment in the German plastics industry

Kunststoffinformation KI reports an outstanding first half of the German plastics industry. 61 % of companies reported a business development better than the six months before. Additionally, this development was not exepected by half of the respondents. read...

Poco Graphite expands facilities

Company development

Poco Graphite expands facilities

Entegris-owned Poco Graphite has announced that the company will take over facilities that have been formerly used by Superior Graphite. The factory including its assets and its current workforce is located in Russelville, Arkansas, and was used as a small diameter graphite electrode factory. read...

Study by Ceresana Analyses Market for Masterbatches

Germany: Masterbatches Industry

Study by Ceresana Analyses Market for Masterbatches

The current Ceresana study examines concentrates in a plastic matrix: white, black, other colors, and additives. The market reserach company expects total revenues generated with masterbatches to increase by 3.7 % per year until 2024. read...

Polyurethane industry meets in Munich for the first time

PSE Europe

Polyurethane industry meets in Munich for the first time

With over a thousand visitors, the organisers of the first PSE Europe are very satisfied with their success. The PSE Europe, the International Exhibition for Polyurethane Solutions, is a small trade fair, dedicated to the PU industry. read...

Lanxess Restructures Speciality Business

Germany

Lanxess Restructures Speciality Business

Following the acquisition of US firm Chemtura in April this year, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has revised its organizational structure. The two business lines Rubber Additives Business (RAB) and Colorant Additives Business (CAB) now both belong to the Rhein Chemie business unit. read...

Negotiations and exchange

Polyplastic

Negotiations and exchange

Italien company Rialti, one of the oldest compounding enterprises in the country, recently held a session of negotiations and exchange with compounding company from Russia, R&P Polyplastic. read...

Plastics processing industry in the Benelux

Markets

Plastics processing industry in the Benelux

Whilst polymer demand in the Benelux is relatively small compared with other major areas or countries in Europe, it has a well-developed and significant processing sector. read...

The first PPS compound from Russia

R&P Polyplastic

The first PPS compound from Russia

Compound – Russia’s largest compounder R&P Polyplastic has successfully developed a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), injection moulded thermoplastic compound, Armoten, the company has recently announced. read...

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Pre-hardened plastic mould steel for optimum product quality

Pre-hardened plastic mould steel for optimum product quality

25.07.17 - The harder the mould steel, the better the surface finish quality on plastic products. This theorem explains plastic injection moulders' increasing need for special steels, which excel thanks to their homogeneous hardness. This is why Deutsche Edelstahlwerke developed Formadur 400. read...

Plastics processing industry in the Benelux

Markets

Plastics processing industry in the Benelux

04.07.17 - Whilst polymer demand in the Benelux is relatively small compared with other major areas or countries in Europe, it has a well-developed and significant processing sector. read...

Poco Graphite expands facilities

Company development

Poco Graphite expands facilities

14.07.17 - Entegris-owned Poco Graphite has announced that the company will take over facilities that have been formerly used by Superior Graphite. The factory including its assets and its current workforce is located in Russelville, Arkansas, and was used as a small diameter graphite electrode factory. read...

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