CONSUMER PRODUCTS NEWS

Consumer Products

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.

Medical

European Machinery Suppliers See Steadying Markets

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.

Consumer Products

PLASTICS Reports Double-Digit Growth in Machinery Shipments in Third Quarter

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.

Biopolymers

Elix Polymers and Repsol Forge Circular Economy Styrenic Partnership

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.
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Packaging

Protolabs Addresses How to Survive a Pandemic with Digital Manufacturing

Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.

Engineering Resins

SABIC's New Specialties Strategic Business Unit Set for Stand-Alone Startup

The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.

Consumer Products

BASF's PESU Forms Upper Piston of Coffee Machine's Brewing Unit

Appliance maker De’Longhi has opted to use BASF’s Ultrason E 3010 MR PESU for complex part in Magnifica Ecam 22 coffee machine.

Biopolymers

NatureWorks to Boost Production of Ingeo PLA

Measures such as lactide monomer purification technology at NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska to result in increased availability of entire Ingeo PLA portfolio.

Consumer Products

ProMach Acquires Panther Industries

Packaging machinery maker ProMach further expands labeling and coding business with acquisition of automated labeling equipment maker Panther.

Medical

Reports from PLASTICS, VDMA and Haitian Show Mixed Machinery Results

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.