International news

  • 17 July 2024

    The founder of Husky, Robert Schad, has passed away

    Robert Schad, founder of Husky Injection Molding System, a global manufacturer of injection moulding machines, moulds and hot runner systems, has died in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 95. Born in Germany, he emigrated to Canada in 1951 after studying mechanical engineering and founded Husky in...
  • 15 July 2024

    In Ensinger a third Managing Director

    Plastics processor Ensinger is expanding its top management. On 1 July, Björn Schneekloth joined the family-owned company as a Managing Director. Together with the two long-standing Managing Directors Roland Reber and Ralph Pernizsak, he will be responsible for both Ensinger and the Ensinger Group...
  • 26 June 2024

    Arburg expands its presence in Southeastern Europe

    With the establishment of its own subsidiary in Romania in April 2024, Arburg has taken another important step in further increasing its local presence in the emergent economic region of Southeastern Europe. The new subsidiary is based in Bucharest and is headed up by Interim Managing Director Daniel Orel, who...
  • 26 June 2024

    Kraiburg TPE new subsidiary in the UK

    Kraiburg TPE, a global competence leader in thermoplastic elastomers, announced the official opening of its subsidiary, Kraiburg TPE UK. This strategic move underscores the company’s commitment to serving the important UK market directly. It marks a pivotal milestone in the company's development to further enhance local customer services...
  • 19 June 2024

    Borealis appoints a new CEO

    The Supervisory Board of Borealis announced Stefan Doboczky as the new CEO of Borealis, effective July 1. The new CEO career started in 1992, culminating in executive board and CEO positions at listed chemicals companies internationally. He held a position on the OMV Supervisory Board since...
  • 12 June 2024

    New President for Netstal Americas

    Effective 1 June Netstal appointed Nadeem Amin as its new President for the Americas Region. He will report directly to Netstal CEO Renzo Davatz. Nadeem Amin joins Netstal with over 30 years of experience in collaborating with customers in the plastics industry. After 25 years in various roles...
  • 29 May 2024

    DuPont splits into three and renews top management

    DuPont announced a plan to separate into three distinct, publicly traded companies. Under the plan, DuPont would execute the proposed separations of its Electronics and Water businesses in a tax-free manner to its shareholders with New DuPont continuing as a premier diversified industrial company following...
  • 08 May 2024

    Engel to build a factory in Mexico

    According to the already known expansion plans in Mexico, Engel together with Queretaro Government announced its investment in the region during a meeting at the Mexican Embassy in Vienna (Austria). Following its company philosophy, “Close to the customer,” European injection moulding manufacturer...
  • 08 May 2024

    Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, elected to the presidency of Cefic

    Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, has been elected Cefic President, succeeding Martin Brudermueller. Ilham Kadri is one of Europe’s most prominent and well-known business leaders. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from L’École des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg, and a PhD in macromolecular physico-chemistry from...
  • 23 April 2024

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag appoints Senior Director Technology

    Positioning the company to lead its response to future technological developments, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed experienced processing and machinery expert Martin Pütz as its Senior Director Technology. As respected IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) mechanical engineering academic...
  • 17 April 2024

    The fourth generation joins the Reifenhäuser Group

    Jan Karnath, 39 years old, a nephew of Bernd Reifenhäuser (CEO) and Ulrich Reifenhäuser (CSO), is the first representative of the fourth generation to join the operational business of the Reifenhäuser Group. His start paves the way for the continuous development of the family business and...
  • 17 April 2024

    Self-administration for Illig recapitalization and restructuring

    The Heilbronn-based mechanical engineering company Illig is continuing its equity capitalization and restructuring process as part of its self-administered restructuring proceedings (equal to a chapter 11 according to the US law). The Heilbronn Local Court today accepted the company's filing. The self-administration will be led by...
  • 10 April 2024

    EPPA welcomes Elena Vyboldina as new Managing Director

    EPPA, the European trade association of PVC window system suppliers, announced the appointment of Elena Vyboldina as its new Managing Director, effective from 1 April. With a background in law and economics and thanks to her extensive management skills, her broad advocacy experience and a...
  • 03 April 2024

    Sale of Netstal to Krones successfully completed

    Following the signing of the purchase agreement on 6 February 2024, the sale of Netstal Maschinen from KraussMaffei Group to Krones was successfully completed on 28 March 2024. Krones has acquired Netstal Maschinen, based in Näfels, as well as Netstal Deutschland, a sales and service subsidiary based in...
  • 03 April 2024

    Plasmatreat expands in Austria

    Plasmatreat, a leading developer and manufacturer of atmospheric plasma systems for surface pretreatment, is expanding into Austria by founding Plasmatreat Austria. From Steyr, customers in the field of surface pretreatment will now receive even more personal and individual support. The new subsidiary will be managed by...
  • 03 April 2024

    Production, consumption and, above all, recycle of PET in Europe

    Icis, a global source of commodity intelligence, together with Plastics Recyclers Europe, Petcore Europe, Unesda Soft Drink Europe and Natural Mineral Waters Europe, launched the “State of Play 2024” study, offering a detailed examination of the PET market in Europe in 2022. The comprehensive study includes...
  • 20 March 2024

    Thomas Gangl will leave Borealis

    The Supervisory Board of Borealis and Thomas Gangl have come to a mutual agreement regarding a termination of Thomas Gangl mandate as CEO of Borealis, as well as the related employment contract effective 30 June 2024. Thomas Gangl started his career at OMV in 1998 as a...
  • 13 March 2024

    Borealis celebrates 30 years of activity

    In March 2024, Borealis is commemorating its thirtieth year of operations. Born of a merger between Statoil and Neste, the company has expanded from its early Nordic roots to become one of the world’s top ten polyolefins players and driver of industry change. Its dedication to value creation through...