New masterbatch by Ampacet

To improve aesthetics of post-consumer recycled PET

Materials - Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has introduced Blue Edge 78, a masterbatch that has been specially formulated to enhance the appearance and functionality of post-consumer resins. Developed for use in recycled PET, Ampacet Blue Edge 78 improves the look of post-consumer recycled plastics and increases...

DSM strengthens

A new production line for Arnitel in Emmen

Materials - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, DSM, announced the strengthening of its leadership in high-performance specialty polymers with the operational launch of a new production line for Arnitel in Emmen, the Netherlands. The capacity will be expanded by 20% and will enable greater supply flexibility and security...

Stratasys and Solvay together

Joined development of authorized materials for FDM printers

Materials - Wednesday, 29 May 2019

An authorized materials partner program established by Stratasys is designed to expand the range of high-performance polymers available to manufacturers leveraging company fused deposition modeling process using FDM Technology in 3D printing applications. As an initial step, advanced materials leader Solvay has been selected to...

RadiciGroup at Chinaplas 2019

Group know-how and materials chiefly targeted on four strategic markets

Materials - Wednesday, 22 May 2019

RadiciGroup is exhibiting at Chinaplast 2019 through Radici Plastics Suzhou and focusing on four strategic markets for its high performance polymers business area: automotive, electrical/electronics, water and heating systems, and transport. “We have just increased our production capacity”, pointed out Alberto Sessolo, CEO of...

Cooperation between Lanxess and Citrine

Deploying artificial intelligence in product development

Materials - Wednesday, 22 May 2019

By deploying artificial intelligence (AI), the specialty chemicals company Lanxess is looking to drastically cut the amount of time it takes to develop new materials. For this, the company has entered into close collaboration with Citrine Informatics, a US-based AI company specializing in data-driven materials development...

Covestro confirms full year guidance after first quarter

Results influenced by challenging environment as expected

Materials - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

As expected, higher competitive pressure influenced the first quarter 2019 results of Covestro. Despite an overall solid demand, core volumes decreased slightly by 1.8%, mainly due to lower volumes in the polycarbonates segment. A marked drop in selling prices led to a reduction in Group sales by 16.0% to 3.2 billion euros. The Group’s...

The Basf first quarter 2019

Sales increase, earnings below prior-year quarter, in line with expectations

Materials - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

“In the first quarter of 2019, Basf Group sales rose by 3% year on year to 16.2 billion euros”, said Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf, at the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held at Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim, Germany. Compared with the first quarter of 2018, income from...

First quarter figures of Borealis

A solid start into 2019

Materials - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, Borealis, announced a net profit of 200 million euros for the first quarter of 2019, compared to 240 million euros in the same quarter of 2018. The deterioration in profit compared to the first quarter of 2018 was driven by lower European integrated polyolefin...

RadiciGroup, sustainable investments in Brazil

Reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment

Materials - Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A RadiciGroup company and leader in the South American engineering polymers market, Radici Plastics Brazil is participating in the Feiplastic trade show, taking place at Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil, from April 22 to 26. The main goal of the company is to draw attention to the high quality of its products and the sustainability of its business...

Laxness enlarges the Durethan P range

Cost-effective alternatives to polyamide 66

Materials - Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding the new polyamide 6 Durethan P product range with the addition of two highly reinforced material variants that can be used, among other things, as an economical alternative to polyamide 66 materials. Durethan BKV50PH2.0 and Durethan BKV60PH2.0EF have short glass fibre content levels of...

New Leadership Appointments in Celanese

The CEO Rohr becomes executive president, Ryerkerk called to replace him

Materials - Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The global chemical and specialty materials company, Celanese, announced that Mark Rohr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will assume the position of Executive Chairman of Celanese’s Board of Directors. After an extensive search, the Board has selected Lori Ryerkerk to succeed Rohr as CEO. The appointments are effective...

Xenia launched Xecarb 11

Composites based on PP reinforced with carbon fibre

Materials - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

On the occasion of Mecspe 2019, (Parma, Italy, March 28-30) Xenia brought to market the new series Xecarb 11 of thermoplastics composite grades reinforced with short carbon fibres. After over a year of testing and improvements, Xecarb 11 final result represents the ideal solution for a wide range of applications in chemical, industrial and sport fields...