Postponed, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled in 2020, Chinaplas has returned this week with an in-person event featuring 3600 exhibitors in Shenzhen.
PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.
After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.
Third quarter plastics shipments were up compared to the second quarter and on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.8% and 4.6%, respectively, as supplier sentiment and the trade deficit were also on the rise.
Ampacet’s new Halofree 709 and 229 boast outstanding flame retardancy in PE film at low addition rates.
Celanese’s new BlueRidge cellulosic for extrusion and injection molding aimed at hard-to-recycle single-use plastics.
Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.
The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.
Appliance maker De’Longhi has opted to use BASF’s Ultrason E 3010 MR PESU for complex part in Magnifica Ecam 22 coffee machine.
Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic.
Ampacet expands range of laser marketing masterbatch solutions with Laser Mark Flex technology for flexible applications.
Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
Measures such as lactide monomer purification technology at NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska to result in increased availability of entire Ingeo PLA portfolio.
Packaging machinery maker ProMach further expands labeling and coding business with acquisition of automated labeling equipment maker Panther.
At Sussex IM, compact cells of side-by-side injection and blow molding machines “assemble” reusable water bottles with insert blow molding and automated transfer, trimming and leak testing.
Second quarter North America sales grow, while over the first half of 2020, domestic sales were flat for Haitian in China, as German machinery makers saw sales fall 20% over same time.
Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.
At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.
Starrett’s AVX550 large-format vision system boasts best features of vision and touch-probe inspection
Penn Color’s new penneffex colorants said to spark inspiration in packaging design.