Archive for July, 2012

Double celebration for Krauss-Maffei Automation AG

The large number of visitors at the Open Day clearly demonstrated the strong roots of the automation business segment of KraussMaffei in Schwaig/Oberding. Over 1,000 visitors celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary together with the employees and were able to gain an impression of the efficiency and wide range of applications of the automation solutions by means of superb exhibits of linear and industrial robots. “The reception and appreciation which I saw among customers, partners, employees and the numerous guests from the region made me extremely happy and proud”, said Josef Neureder, Chairman of the Board of Management of Krauss-Maffei Automation AG.

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Course of Plastics Manufacturing Process -Recent Trends ,Trouble shooting & Quality Control

CIPET Aurangabad has organized a ?Plastics Manufacturing Process -Recent Trends ,Trouble shooting & Quality Control? from: 25 July 2012 to 28 July 2012. The course is sponsored by SIDBI that is contributing substantially to the course fee. Participants will be required to pay only Rs.1000/- as course fee which include cost of reference material, working lunch and tea.

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International conference on Innovation in technologies for processing of rubber & Elastomers

Processing of polymeric materials is still not well understood and there is a need to have a greater interaction between Academia and Industry. To promote such a dialogue, PPA has planned to organize an International Conference on ?Innovation In Technologies For Processing Of Rubber & Elastomers? in Mumbai on 26th & 27th October, 2012 at Hotel Ramada Inn, Juhu, Mumbai

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Higher costs, firmer regional trends push PE prices higher in SE Asia

Players in Southeast Asia report that PE prices moved higher over the past week in accordance with stronger regional trends and higher upstream costs, as per ChemOrbis.

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Mid-Eastern producers cut July PE prices in Egypt, raise Aug outlook

In Egypt, Middle Eastern producers had approached the PE market at the start of July with lower prices as compared to June offer levels, as per ChemOrbis.

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Developments in Thin Wall Packaging

Applications of thin wall packaging range from dairy ice cream tubs and yogurt pots to ready meals, bakery trays and long-life jar and can replacements. Applied Market Information LLC launched a new packaging event- Thin Wall Packaging Films 2012

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Astra Polymers inks agreement with BASF to manufacture customer specific blends

Astra Polymers, a developer and producer of plastic compounds in the Middle East, has entered into a new cooperative agreement with BASF Plastic Additives Middle East to manufacture customer specific blends (CSB) in Saudi Arabia. The agreement integrates the capabilities of both the companies and brings two innovative technologies for additive blends to clients in the region.

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New report on plastic carrier bags

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Consolidation of the European cable extrusion industry amidst turbulent economic times

The European cable industry is showing signs of consolidation according to AMI’s latest report. Detailed information is provided on 325 cable extrusion sites across Europe, from multinational groups such as Prysmian and Nexans to smaller new sites looking to make their mark.

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Idemitsu Kosan, Formosa Petrochem in hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin JV

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. and Formosa Petrochemical Corp

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