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11:18 - Arkema confirms it is on track to begin production of “Amino 11” and its flagship “Rilsan” polyamide 11 high performance polymer at the new plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, in the first half of next year. This plant, for which production will be 100 percent-derived from renewable castor beans, represents...
12.04.2021 - Ampacet, global provider of masterbatch and additive materials, services and solutions, will strengthen its presence and service in the Russian market with the expansion of its plant in Tver, Russia. The expanded site started up the additive production line in the beginning of 2021, informs the company....
07.04.2021 - The next edition of Colombiaplast will take place from September 26 - 30, 2022 at Corferias in Bogota, Colombia. Colombiaplast was originally scheduled for June 2021 but after talks with exhibitors and partners, the organizers decided to postpone the event due to the worldwide COVID-19 related effects....
06.04.2021 - Marina Arz has been appointed as the new Managing Director of IVK Europe, the European Association of Plastic Films and Sheets. She took up her new position on April 1st 2021. Before she joined the German Federal Parliament in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as advisor on European affairs and domestic...
06.04.2021 - Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe recently announced a price increase for all polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC), ABS and SAN grades. Effective April 1, 2021, or as existing contract terms allow,...
25.03.2021 - Hamburg-based plastics distributor K.D. Feddersen has expanded its portfolio in Germany and Europe since March 2021 to include the “Hostaform”, “Vectra”, “Celanex”, “Ateva” and “Fortron” medical grade range from Celanese. In addition to Celanese's engineering polymers, which have been successfully...
25.03.2021 - Effective immediately, or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase prices for products in its additives portfolio for plastic applications globally by up to 20 percent. The price adjustment is primarily required due to significant volatility in pricing and availability for essential raw materials...
12.03.2021 - Clariant, a specialty chemical company, today announced global price increases across its product portfolio. The increase, which is effective March 19th, 2021, or as soon as contracts allow, is necessary to recover significant on-going cost inflation for basic raw materials, energy and transportation,...
10.03.2021 - Specialty chemicals group Lanxess is increasing prices for its engineering plastics with immediate effect or as contracts allow. The adjustment affects Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The increase for individual products of the brands is as follows Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) unreinforced + 0.80...
09.03.2021 - As of 1 January 2021, the Arburg subsidiary in Poland has a new Managing Director in the person of Konrad Szymczak. He succeeds Dr Slawomir Sniady, who successfully established and expanded Arburg Polska Sp. z o o. and has now retired after 25 years. Poland is one of the most important and strongest...
08.03.2021 - Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is raising its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) globally with immediate effect. The increase amounts for 800 Euro per metric ton. HDO is an important precursor for high performance coatings, fibers, adhesives, polyurethanes, polycarbonate diols, and as reactive...
03.03.2021 - Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe yesterday announced a price increase for all polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC) and ABS grades. Effective March 1, 2021, or as existing contract terms allow,...
02.03.2021 - Trexel has appointed Roger Kaufmann as its new Director of Business Development. According to the company, Kaufmann has joined the company on a part-time basis and in this new role will work with Trexel's European as well as global sales team to identify new customers and applications for Trexel's 'MuCell'...
23.02.2021 - Arkema has announced a further increase in capacity for the fluoropolymer "Kynar" (PVDF) at its Changshu plant in China. Accordingly, the fluoropolymer production capacities there are to be expanded by 35 percent by 2022. The increase in capacity is scheduled to come on stream before the end of 2022....
19.02.2021 - FIP - France Innovation Plasturgie, France's leading trade fair for the plastics industry, initially scheduled from 15 to 18 June 2021, has been postponed from 05 to 08 April 2022 at Lyon Eurexpo. The organiser (Idice, a subsidiary of Infopro Digital Group) has taken this decision in consultation...
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