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2018-05-18 - 13:01

Bilcare Solutions: Price increases for PVC- and PET films

Bilcare Solutions, the films division of the Bilcare Research Group, specialised in manufacturing of rigid plastic films, increases prices for PVC- and PET films as of June 2018. "Driven by the significant and continuous resin price increase over the past months and the considerable increase in energy-...

2018-05-17 - 10:48

Lanxess increases production for prepolymers in Brazil - New production plant at the site in Porto Feliz

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is building a new, state-of-the-art facility for the production of prepolymers at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The Urethane Systems business unit is investing a single-digit million Euro amount to expand its prepolymer production capacity, which is scheduled to...

2018-05-03 - 08:19

Trinseo: Price Increases for Polycarbonate in Europe

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe recently announced price increases for all polycarbonate (PC) grades. Effective May 1, 2018, or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for...

2018-04-12 - 12:42

Kautex Maschinenbau: Open House with 170 visitors from 28 countries

With 170 visitors from 28 countries, Kautex Maschinenbau once again saw an increase in the number of visitors to its Open House event, which took place on March 14 and 15. In keeping with the slogan “Setting benchmarks for high production performance”, the manufacturer of extrusion blow molding machines...

2018-04-10 - 06:02

IVK Europe: Karin Arz is new Managing Director

Karin Arz will be the new managing director of the Industrieverband Kunststoffbahnen Europe e.V. based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The association represents the joint interests of companies producing sheets made of plastic and caoutchouc for a multitude of applications. At the beginning of April...

2018-04-10 - 06:00

Corpus Christi Polymers: Acquisition of the PTA/PET complex of M&G in Texas

The Corpus Christi Polymers joint venture is preparing to acquire the PET complex currently under construction in the US state of Texas, previously part of the insolvent Mossi & Ghisolfi group, M&G Chemicals. The JV is owned by the Mexican petrochemical group Alpek, the Thai plastics group Indorama...

2018-04-09 - 10:19

Ineos Styrolution: Price decrease for ABS and PS in April

The Gross Market Price level in Europe for Terluran ABS valid as of April 1st, 2018 decreased by -30 €/mt versus March 2018. The Gross Market Price for Polystyrene (GPPS, bulk) valid as of April 1st, 2018 is reduced by -105€/mt vs. March 2018. The surcharge for HIPS is +100€/mt.

2018-04-09 - 06:06

Secos Group: Australian plastics manufacturer plans new plant for bioplastics in Malaysia

The Australian plastics manufacturer Secos Group plans to open a new production site in Malaysia this year. As the company announced in a press release, a two-year lease was recently signed for a production building near the Port Klang port southwest of Kuala Lumpur. It is planned to produce bioplastics...

2018-04-09 - 06:01

Mitsui Chemicals: Milastomer production planned at US subsidiary Advanced Composites

The Japanese chemical group Mitsui Chemicals plans to produce thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) of the Milastomer brand at its US subsidiary Advanced Composites. As the Group announced in a press release, new facilities are to be built at Advanced Composites' headquarters in Sydney, Ohio. Capacities...

2018-04-09 - 06:00

Engel: Frank Schuster new Head of Packaging

Frank Schuster has been with Engel for two years and, according to the injection moulding machine manufacturer, made a significant contribution to the very successful development of the business unit and the further strengthening of the Engel brand in the global packaging industry during this time as...

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