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.
Styrenics compounder Elix Polymers and oil & gas company Repsol agree to incorporate chemically-recycled styrene into the production of ABS/SAN, in compliance with the ISCC PLUS certification.
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.
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.