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2018-03-15 - 09:22

Lanxess: New production line for thermoplastic specialty compounds in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has now commissioned a new production line for the manufacture of specialty compounds at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site. The company has invested approximately seven million euros in expanding the production capacities of its engineering plastics. Lanxess is thus expanding...

2018-03-12 - 06:03

Clariant: Price increases for Masterbatch and Compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives

Clariant has recently announced a price increase globally for its entire range of masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives by 4-7 percent (depending on the grade, concentration and quality of the titanium dioxide, polymer,...

2018-03-12 - 06:00

Mauser: Acquisition of MaschioPack North America From Colonial Group, Inc.

Mauser USA, LLC announced its recent acquisition of the manufacturing assets of MaschioPack North America of Atlanta, GA. This acquisition provides Mauser the opportunity to expand its North American intermediate bulk container (IBC) footprint, as well as supply additional manufacturing support for...

2018-03-08 - 14:34

Vecoplan: Martina Schmidt is the new head of business unit Recycling & Waste

The Vecoplan AG, located in Bad Marienberg (Westerwald), has a new head of business unit Recycling & Waste. Martina Schmidt becomes the successor of Stefan Kaiser, who has left the company. With immediate effect, the 47-year-old is in this position responsible for all business activities of Vecoplan...

2018-03-01 - 06:01

Weener Plastics acquired Artpack in Russia

Plastic packaging supplier Weener Plastics (WP) Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired bottle manufacturer Artpack Ltd in Russia. The transaction closed on 20 February 2018 for an undisclosed amount. Artpack Ltd, founded in 2003, is strategically located in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod...

2018-02-27 - 06:00

Chomarat: New multiaxial NCF reinforcement for thermoplastics plus an innovative (UD) reinforcement for wind energy

Chomarat will present its latest innovations at the 2018 JEC World trade show. Chomarat, the composite reinforcement specialist group, is launching its multiaxial glass NCF for thermoplastic composites. The unique patented stitching yarn used can withstand processing temperatures to 400°C, making...

2018-02-26 - 10:07

Aquafil signs an agreement with Invista reinforcing its presence in Asia Pacific

China is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and with the beginning of February 2018 Aquafil has an even more important presence in this strategic area for its development, thanks to the binding agreement with Invista. Invista is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical...

2018-02-23 - 14:01

Euromap 82.1: Release Candidate for the data exchange between injection moulding machines and temperature control devices

Injection moulding machines are integrated in vertical and horizontal IT communication structures for data exchange. For the vertical communication to central computers/ manufacturing execution systems (MES), Euromap 77 has been published as second Release Candidate in September 2017. The final version...

2018-02-22 - 14:22

Lanxess expands capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site - Investment volume of more than five million euros

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will expand the capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. With an investment volume of more than five million euros, the current production capacity is to be increased by 25 percent, which will be available from the end of 2018. “With this capacity expansion,...

2018-02-22 - 10:33

Holland Colours: Coenraad Vinke new CEO

Holland Colours recently announced that Coenraad Vinke (54) has been nominated as the new CEO for th company, producer of color concentrates for the polymer industry. He will join the company on the 1st of May. He will succeed Rob Harmsen, who has been in charge since January 2012. Coen Vinke will be...

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