BASF completes sale of its share in Styrolution to INEOS

BASF has completed the sale of its 50 percent share in Styrolution to INEOS for €1.1 billion. more »

Nov 18, 2014 9:36 AM Industry News

SABIC to use “world’s first” low emission gas carriers from UK port

Two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered sea vessels have been named on Teesside today that will carry Liquefied Ethylene Gas (LEG) from SABIC’s Wilton facility on Teesside to manufacturing plants in North-West Europe and Scandinavia. more »

Nov 13, 2014 11:22 AM Industry News

Plastic sheet helps building levitate in London

Taking residence on the East Piazza at Covent Garden in London is a new and unique artwork that sees a section of the building magically levitate – with one of the key structural elements of the illusion provided by Brett Martin Plastic Sheets. more »

Nov 11, 2014 11:22 AM Industry News

Lanxess announces 1,000 job losses as part of realignment

Specialty chemicals company, Lanxess, is cutting 1,000 positions worldwide by the end of 2016 as part of a major structural realignment. more »

Nov 7, 2014 2:43 PM Industry News

Plastics Capital acquires Flexipol Packaging for £10.64 million

UK-based specialist plastic products manufacturer, Plastics Capital, has announced it has conditionally agreed to acquire Lancashire-based Flexipol Packaging Limited for a maximum consideration of £10.64 million. more »

Nov 5, 2014 10:55 AM Industry News

Premier Industries opens new premises to accommodate expansion and growth

Premier Industries Group, a UK business encompassing seven companies including Premier Moulding Machinery (PMM) and Premier Plastic Parts (PPP), has opened a new, purpose-built facility to accommodate growth and expansion. more »

Nov 3, 2014 12:02 PM Industry News

Moulding the trends

Over the course of the last few months, major machinery manufacturers have exhibited at some of Europe’s biggest trade shows, showcasing their latest technology, developments and upgrades. Leanne Taylor reports on results, forecasts and trends. more »

Nov 3, 2014 9:44 AM Machinery

Masterbatch range ‘blows away’ competition with 20 percent productivity increases

A UK-based producer of custom colour and multi-component masterbatch says its recently launched range for blow moulders has achieved “staggering results” equating to productivity increases of up to 20 percent coupled with reduced operating costs. more »

Oct 28, 2014 9:43 AM Materials

Don’t risk fine for displaying old health and safety poster

Large numbers of businesses throughout the UK are breaking the law and risk being fined after new legislation introduced earlier this year now requires all workplaces to display a new and updated Health and Safety Law Poster. more »

Oct 27, 2014 5:11 PM Industry News

New materials solutions for automotive lightweighting and surface aesthetics

Borealis and Borouge have introduced several new and upgraded material solutions that they say have been engineered to enable the automotive industry to achieve cost efficiency, performance and improved sustainability in vehicle components. more »

Oct 27, 2014 5:07 PM Materials

VEKA Recycling secures EuCertPlas accreditation

Kent-based VEKA Recycling, a UK-based PVC recycler, has achieved EuCertPlast accreditation, the European certification scheme for post-consumer plastics recyclers. Its sister plants in France and Germany are also similarly certified. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:37 PM Environment

Faerch Plast launches world’s first ovenable CPET skin packs for meat and poultry

Food packaging specialist, Faerch Plast, has launched what it says is the “world’s first” ovenable CPET skin pack. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:32 PM Industry News

Student design in the spotlight ahead of 2015 rotomoulding event

A student design competition focusing on the many advantages of rotational moulding has been launched ahead of an international event in September next year. more »

Oct 21, 2014 10:03 AM Industry News



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Upcoming exhibitions, conferences, fairs, markets and symposia for the plastics and rubber industries.

  • Plastimagen

    Plastimagen 2014 will be the 19th edition of the show, highlighted as an important business forum for the plastics industry in Mexico and Latin America. more »

  • PlastEurasia

    Plast Eurasia is one of the largest plastics trade fairs in the world, with its last outing in 2013 hosting over 1000 exhibitors from 40 countries across nine halls. more »

  • NPE 2015

    As one of the world’s largest plastics trade show and conferences, NPE 2015 will bring together all sectors of the industry, verticals and peripheral markets, as well as end markets or brand owners, attracting some 60,000 plastics professionals. more »

  • Plastindia 2015

    Now in its ninth edition, Plastindia 2015 is excepted to be the biggest to date, with organisers expecting approximately 50,000 visitors and 2000 exhibitors from across 40 nations at a showcase extending across 125,000 sq. mts. more »

  • PLAST 2015

    The 17th edition of the European plastics and rubber trade show. The exhibition takes place every three years, with the last outing in 2012 attracting over 50,000 visitors and 1,514 exhibitors from 58 countries. The foreign visitors accounted for nea more »

  • Chinaplas 2015

    Chinaplas is the largest plastics and rubber fair in the Asia Pacific region. Chinaplas 2015 is expected to have an exhibition area of over 230,000 sqm, with some 120,000 visitors and 3,000 exhibitors expected over the course of the event. more »

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