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Arkema Boosts PEKK Capacity
Another major investment now underway.
Concurrent Events at Chinaplas 2017 Focus on Industry 4.0, Design and Medical Plastics
Chinaplas 2017 (May 16-19, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou) will once again host three concurrent conferences along with its massive exhibition.
Lanxess to Acquire Chemtura
Chemtura shareholders approve acquisition which will will make Lanxess one of the major players in additives for a broad range of industries.
New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power
K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.
Plastics Industry Association Sees Strength in Industry Numbers
The Plastics Industry Association discussed a new report on the size and state of the U.S. plastics industry against the backdrop of new political leadership in Washington.
Largest-Ever Rear-Quarter Window Sports Lexan PC
New-generation multi-purpose MPVs feature rear-quarter window that is 40% lighter than comparable glass version.
Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
Braskem America's UHMWPE Plant Up and Running
The new UHMWPE plant represents another milestone in the company's North American growth strategy.
K 2016 Blow Molding: A Host of New Machines Take on Challenging Shapes
￼From very small to very large, from hotel amenity bottles to automotive jounce bumpers, new and upgraded machines tackle difficult jobs while improving productivity, quality, and energy efficiency.