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SAFIC-ALCAN has been appointed by Braskem to distribute their Unilene range. The agreement is effective immediately. more

Materials

Munich based Matmatch has launched its database of 90,000 materials for compounders and researchers to compare properties for different uses. more

Materials

LyondellBasell is to acquire A. Schulman, Inc. for a total of $2.25 billion (approx.. £1.6bn GBP). more

Industry News

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Black plastics are widely used across the packaging industry for perceived benefits in the presentation of food, but are notoriously hard to recycle due to detection problems. Now, Luxus of Louth has launched a packaging analysis service. more

Industry News

The compouding group WIPAG has appointed Thomas Marquardt its new head after this months buyout by albis. more

Industry News

Bioplastics Magazine presented Italian compounders Maip with an award for technical innovation in a bio-PHBH compound for light switches. more

Industry News

Evonik is expanding its product portfolio in speciality additives with the acquisition of 3M’s high-concentrates additives compounding business. more

Industry News

A paper published in Science journal last week has shown how flexible elastomers can take a lesson from mussels in stretch and strength. more

Materials

New components for the British moulding market will be available through a partnership between Renmar and Maxi Melt. more

Machinery

Albis has started production at a new US plant for its ALTECH and ALCOM compounds. more

Industry News

Albis UK Manager, Andy Pilling, will speak at the Interplas Conference. more

Interplas 2017

LANXESS Caprolactam Produktion Antwerpen - Kallo

Thorsten Martin

After fifty years of production in Antwerp, Belgium, and recent commercial success for its caprolactam brands, LanXess invited me to a media day as an introduction to high-performance plastics... more

John Carlon's Blog

BASF nimmt erweiterte Compoundieranlage für technische Kunststoffe in Betrieb / BASF puts expanded compounding plant for engineering plastics into operation

Christian Bedeschinski

Chemicals giant BASF has opened its compounding facility in Schwarzheide, Germany for polyamide and PBT. more

Industry News

Solvay has announced it is to sell its polyolefin cross-linkable compounds business in Italy to family-owned group, Finproject SpA, for an undisclosed sum. more

Industry News

Trelleborg sells site in Lesina to Hexpol for £40 million. more

Industry News

Technical compounder, Luxus, is celebrating the successful completion of its three-year research project for advanced lightweight thermoplastics for the automotive industry. more

Materials

Polymer compounding group, Hexpol TPE, has expanded its range of bio-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in order to offer more sustainable materials options. more

Materials

The Managing Director of ALBIS (UK) Ltd. has been named as the new Chief Sales Officer (CSO) for the overall ALBIS Plastic Group, based in Hamburg, Germany. more

Industry News

Kraiburg TPE has launched its new FR/AD1 series of flame retardant compounds at K 2016. more

K 2016

Technical compounder, Luxus, has purchased new injection moulding machinery from BOY as it looks to develop its range of Hycolene thermoplastics for the automotive industry. more

Machinery