Posts Tagged ‘production’

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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New catalyst developed for PP production, creating the strongest version of the plastic

A new catalyst for the polypropylene production process, ultimately producing the strongest version of the plastic that has been created to date, has been developed by Prof. Kol and his team of researchers.

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New opportunities to increase antimicrobial resistance of agricultural films for more effective crop protection

A pioneering solution to control and extend the useful life of biodegradable polymers, which will create new opportunities to increase the antimicrobial resistance of agricultural films for more effective crop protection has been unveiled by SANITIZED AG. The new Sanitized® antimicrobial solutions, from Switzerland?s world-leading producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics, prevent rapid degradation of biodegradable polymers by protecting against microbe and fungal attack. They allow polymers to be programmed in their effective use and yet remain fully biodegradable.

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Global molded plastics market is projected to reach 157 mln tons by 2017

The global Molded Plastics market is projected to reach 157 mln tons by the year 2017 as per GIA. Economic revival, rise in spending power, rapid industrialization, and strong demand from end-use markets of packaging, construction, food & beverage auger well for the Molded Plastics market. Long-term growth will stem from developing markets of Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, and the Middle East.

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BASF to acquire Mazzaferro Group?s polyamide polymer business based in Brazil

BASF has acquired Mazzaferro Group?s polyamide (PA) polymer business based in Brazil. Through this acquisition, the position of BASF has been strengthened with respect to polyamide polymers and engineering plastics in South America.

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Metabolix awarded two US patents for technology to produce biobased polymers, industrial chemicals

Metabolix, Inc., an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on delivering sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, announced that the company has been awarded two new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) related to the novel and efficient production of biobased polymers and industrial chemicals.

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Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) starch hybrid compounds introduced

Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) starch hybrid compounds, a new group of bioplastics has been introduced by Cereplast, manufacturer of bio-based and sustainable bioplastics. Hybrid 651D, a new grade of CereplastÂ’s hybrid resin, is the categoryÂ’s first product. It is a pliable material that is rough and suitable for soft injection moldable and extrusions applications.

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New PET material saves energy and cost, to lead to reduction in carbon footprint

A new PET packaging material; Artenius FastFlow+ has been designed and developed by Artenius, the PET & Recycling Division of Artenius and LSB. This is the latest generation of “fast-reheat” PET resins, and is built on the success of Artenius’ hugely successful FastFlow resin. It works by capturing heat energy in the blowing process more efficiently, thereby reducing the overall amount needed

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Belgian plastics and rubber industry confronted by sharp resin increases in 2012 after a strong 2011

After a strong year 2011, the Belgian plastics and rubber industry is confronted by sharp resin price increases. Maintaining margins is priority number 1 for the near future.

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Clariant inaugurates new pigments facility in Greater China

Clariant continues to expand its global production capabilities to support customers in the Greater China region, with the inauguration of a new pigments facility. The new plant in DaGang in the city of Tianjin, which came on-stream end of 2011, is a joint-venture between Clariant and Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Company with a total investment of CNY 120 million.

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