They join the smaller COMPEO 55 which was launched to the market around a year ago Read more

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The new compounding line at Luxus.

Luxus has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire. Read more

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KM Berstorff

The EdelweissCompounding system

The KraussMaffei Group UK Ltd is now the official sales represenatative of KraussMaffei Berstorff compounding and recycling processes in the UK. Read more

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LyondellBasell has completed the acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc., in a move that more than doubles its existing compounding business. Read more



The production site of AKRO-PLASTIC opened in 2002.

AKRO-PLASTICS, a division of the Feddersen Group, is celebrating 30 years and continued growth in July 2018. Read more

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


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


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

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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. Read more

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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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. Read more

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

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