Napapijri chooses Econyl from Aquafil

Circular fashion with the jacket in recyclable PA 6

Materials - Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Blazing a trail in circular innovation, Napapijri has seamlessly combined breakthrough technology, cutting-edge design, and sustainability with the launch of Skidoo Infinity, a jacket designed to be 100% recycled and made from Econyl recycled material from Aquafil...

New Extir from Versalis

EPS to prevent plastic leakage

Materials - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

The chemical company and integrated producer of styrenic polymers owned by Eni, Versalis, has developed and launched an innovative type of expandable polystyrene (EPS), under the trademark Extir FL 3000. This material offers the industry an opportunity to increase sustainable products in sectors such as...

Ensinger expands its Management Board

Oliver Frey becomes Managing Director alongside Klaus Ensinger and Roland Reber

Materials - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Plastics processor Ensinger (Nufringen, Germany) has strengthened its management team. Oliver Frey was appointed Managing Director of Ensinger and the Ensinger Group on July 1, 2019, in addition to the long-standing Managing Directors Klaus Ensinger and Roland Reber. Frey, who has a PhD in chemistry, previously ran the Compounds Division...

A record 2018

RadiciGroup: turnover, Ebitda and net income growing

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Consolidated sales revenue of 1,211 million euros (+ 6%), Ebitda of 185 million euros (+16%) and net income, after depreciation, amortization and writedowns, of 97 million euros (+19%): these are RadiciGroup’s key figures for financial year 2018. The Group - with 3,100 employees in 16 countries - engages in the chemicals, engineering polymers and...

Sabic circular solutions at K 2019

Making a world of difference together

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, is to highlight its commitment to circular solutions and reducing plastics waste at the K 2019 under the theme of “Making a world of difference together”. The company will be addressing global trends by inspiring processes for using bio-renewable and recycled feedstock, and designing product solutions for its...

Lanxess at K 2019 with six business units

New mobility, urbanization and digitalization in the spotlight

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

At the international trade fair for plastics and rubber K 2019, Lanxess will be presenting a broad portfolio. The specialty chemicals company will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization. “Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed...

After a four-year development

First European standard for PVC-O pipes

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The first European EN standard for oriented unplasticised PVC (PVC-O) pipes came out after an extensive four-year development process, initiated by TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association). EN 17176 PVC-O piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground...

Covestro at K 2019

Pushing the boundaries for a sustainable and digital world

Materials - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Sustainable and digital: at the plastics trade fair K 2019 in Düsseldorf, materials manufacturer Covestro presents innovative material solutions that provide answers to the great challenges of the world. In doing so, the company continually pushes boundaries, in order to improve people’s lives and generate added value for customers, but also...

the Sabic sustainable development

A roadmap aligned with the UN goals

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The global leader in the chemical industry has today launched its Sustainability Roadmap aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), outlining ambitious targets relating to resource efficiency, climate change, the circular economy, food security, sustainable infrastructure, and preservation of the environment...

New compounds from Xenia

High resistance and flowability for the industrial sector

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Based on polyamide 4.6, Xecarb 37 and Xebrid 37, are our two brand-new families of carbon fibre and hybrid carbon/glass fibre reinforced compounds. PA 4.6 is a high-performance polyamide known for its unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear and...

Running to the future

Basf bolsters investment in footwear segment

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

New investments have been announced by Basf to strengthen its global footwear presence: opening new Footwear Development Centers in the US and Thailand, launching a Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan, and expanding the Footwear Development Center in Italy. Bringing together a dedicated team of process engineers, footwear...

Songwon towards K 2019

Increasing production and specialty chemicals to grow in the plastic industry

Materials - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The key global player in the specialty chemicals business and the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world, Songwon Industrial will be at K2019 to showcase its extensive portfolio of high performance solutions and its ongoing commitment to the plastics industry...