• 31 May 2023

    For the 160th anniversary of Solvay a new laboratory with "dry room" in Bollate

    On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Solvay Group, whose origins date back to 1863 when it was founded by Ernest Solvay in Belgium, the “Citizen Day” were held at all company sites around the world as a series of initiatives and events under the title "For Generations to Come" aimed to celebrate...
  • 24 May 2023

    Rear swing arm for e-bike made of reinforced polyamide

    Two Bergamo-based manufacturers, RadiciGroup and Acerbis, have launched an innovative project, an absolute first in the e-bike market, arising from their desire to create high performance design solutions: specifically, a rear swing arm for electric bikes, for the first time made of polyamide rather than aluminium, allowing...
  • 02 May 2023

    RadiciGroup doubles production capacity in China

    The new RadiciGroup industrial site in Suzhou, China has been officially opened. Designed to double capacity for manufacturing engineering polymers, the area will significantly step up the Group’s presence on the Asian market as a key player serving numerous sectors - from the automotive and electrical/electronics industries...
  • 19 April 2023

    New grade of sustainable polycarbonate

    More sustainable plastics, especially those with increasing proportions of recycled material or biomass and consequently a lower carbon footprint, are increasingly in demand. At the same time, the industry is developing new solutions to achieve circular economy and climate neutrality. Covestro...
  • 14 April 2023

    RadiciGroup at Chinaplas between innovation and sustainability

    RadiciGroup is taking part in Chinaplas with its Specialty Chemicals and High Performance Polymers business areas, reaffirming the importance of the Chinese market for the group, both for the expectations of strong business growth in the Asian area and for the possibility of developing...
  • 29 March 2023

    Polyamides more stable at high temperatures

    Bruggolen TP-H1804 is a new, highly effective heat stabiliser from Brüggemann for use with aliphatic polyamides at continuous service temperatures between 160 °C and 190 °C. It complements Bruggolen TP-H1805, which stabilises reinforced polyamides at temperatures above 200 °C. The masterbatch, supplied in granular form, can be dosed very precisely…
  • 13 March 2023

    German collaboration for sustainable injection moulding

    Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced today that it is working together with Arburg, a leading global manufacturer of plastic processing machines, to combine innovative sustainable injection moulding machines with the world’s broadest sustainable styrenics polymer portfolio.
  • 06 March 2023

    PFAS-free polymer processing aid

    The 1001316-N PFAS-Free Polymer Processing Aid (PPA) additive introduced by Ampacet performs as well as fluoro-based PPAs in blown film extrusion for multiple end-use applications.
  • 28 February 2023

    Solvent-free adhesive with lower environmental impact

    Using solvent-free adhesives is one way to reduce the environmental impact of graphics solutions, but the use of such solvent-free adhesives often comes with some performance challenges. A new innovation from Avery Dennison has addressed this challenge by boosting performance alongside reduced environmental impact.
  • 06 February 2023

    Covestro decides to discontinue the production of composites

    As part of its ongoing, Group-wide portfolio optimization efforts, in the future Covestro will increasingly focus the Engineering Plastics business entity on its core business. As a result, the Maezio product line with highly specialized fiber-reinforced composites and the associated production at the Markt Bibart...
  • 25 January 2023

    Agreement for the extrusion of medical sheets

    Specialty materials provider Eastman and Exolon Group have started a collaboration for the extrusion of solid sheet materials based on Eastman’s healthcare copolyester resins. Made using Eastar 6763, Vivak Med answers the increasing demand for thermoplastic solid sheet products and meets ISO 10993/USP Class VI biocompatibility...
  • 17 January 2023

    In Europe Teknor Apex relies on Nexeo Plastics

    Teknor Apex announced an expansion of its relationship with Nexeo Plastics. Effective 1 January 2023, Nexeo Plastics will become a key distributor for Teknor Apex in Europe (except Scandinavia and the Baltic region) of its portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers under the Sarlink and Monprene brands...
  • 13 January 2023

    Borealis pushes on chemical recycling with the acquisition of the majority of Renasci

    Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions, has acquired a majority stake in Renasci, a Belgium-based provider of innovative recycling solutions and the creator of the novel Smart Chain Processing (SCP) concept. Borealis announced the acquisition of a 10% stake in Renasci in July 2021; now...
  • 13 January 2023

    Basf launches third and final expansion of MDI in the USA

    Basf has broken ground on the third and final phase of MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) expansion project at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, announced in July 2022. The company will increase production capacity to approximately 600,000 metric tons per year by the middle of the decade to...
  • 11 January 2023

    Additives with high weather resistance

    Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced that it has improved its leading additive package for weather resistance. The new Luran S SPF60 elevates the UV stabilisation of Luran S to an all new level. Luran S provides all the product properties needed for a demanding outdoor application...
  • 11 January 2023

    Aromatic polyamides for steam guns

    Glass fibre reinforced aromatic polyamides from Lati have been chosen by RoBiaPlast to make its steam guns. Prolonged exposure to pressurised steam is a far more severe test than one might imagine when it comes to plastics for technical applications. The hydrolytic action of water, intensified by high temperature, can cause...
  • 14 December 2022

    Copper and halogen-free stabilizers for applications in E&E and e-mobility

    Bruggolen TP-H2217 belongs to a new class of electrically neutral thermostabilisers from Brüggemann. Specially developed for reinforced and unreinforced aliphatic polyamides with metal- and halogen-free flame retardancy requirements, it ideally meets the needs of electrical and electronic applications, including those of e-mobility...