Product News

Turkish plastics production up 3% to $33bn in 2016

Turkey’s plastics industry is on an upward curve, with the organisers of Plast Eurasia revealing that the country produced $33.8 billion (€31 billion) in plastics in 2016. This sum of plastics production amounted to 8.9 million tonnes, which is a 3.5 per cent jump in production on a quality basis, and a three per centRead More

Policy News

K 2013: Vinnolit presents new paste PVC products

K 2013: Vinnolit presents new paste PVC products

From 16 to 23 October 2013, Vinnolit will participate in the K 2013, the international Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. Also this year, the focus is on the company’s new products. “Vinnolit is one of the most innovative PVC manufacturers in the world and annually invests around 9 million euros in research and developmentRead More

Machinery News

LASTICS’ Machinery Safety Standards Committee Establishes New, Combined Safety Standard for Injection Molding Machinery

The revised standard applies to horizontal and vertical injection molding machines. WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2017—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that its Machinery Safety Standards Committee has published the new voluntary standard establishing requirements for the manufacture and use of injection molding machines, which are the most commonly used machines in the manufactureRead More


JSW to host plastics processing seminar in Iran in February 2017

Japan Steel Works (JSW) Ltd. will organize a seminar on plastics processing together with its partners in Teheran, Iran on February 15, 2017. Main emphasis at the seminar will be placed on JSW’s large twin and single screw extruders and mixers (JSW CMP, CIM and P series) for polyolefins such as polypropylene (PP), linear lowRead More

End Markets

Total Develops a New Grade of HDPE for Thermoforming Applications

Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. has generated excitement in the sheet extrusion thermoforming (SET) market with the introduction of high density polyethylene grade 9825E. This grade is well suited for shallow draw thermoformed packaging applications in the foodservice and food packaging industries that require high rigidity and toughness. Total’s 9825E high density polyethylene deliversRead More