Monthly Archives: April 2012

PVC price trend in Mediterranean echoes 2011

PVC price trend in Mediterranean echoes 2011

PVC prices have been on the rise since the beginning of 2012 in Mediterranean markets including Turkey, Egypt and Italy, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Now that the sustainability of the PVC market’s firm outlook is currently being questioned, some players argue that the PVC market will follow the same path as lastRead More

100 million euros in Asia – capacity in Shanghai doubled

100 million euros in Asia – capacity in Shanghai doubled

In the fiscal year 2011/2012, ENGEL AUSTRIA generated sales of over € 100 million in Asia for the first time. With the expansion of production capacities in Shanghai and South Korea, the injection moulding machine builder and automation expert – based in Schwertberg/Austria – sees itself well equipped to handle the anticipated increase in orderRead More

VICTREX® PEEK Polymer Helps Make Hospitals Safer with Long Lasting Labels

VICTREX® PEEK Polymer Helps Make Hospitals Safer with Long Lasting Labels

Utilizing APTIV® films German company S+P Samson GmbH has been able to produce extremely durable labels for medical equipment. In particular, these labels are able to withstand cleaning and sterilization processes – be they chemical, autoclave or radiation-based – in hospitals (APTIV film is produced from VICTREX® PEEK polymer manufactured by Victrex Polymer Solutions (VPS),Read More

Four R.I. conservation projects honored

Four R.I. conservation projects honored

Toray Plastics of North Kingstown, along with Appalachian Mountain Club’s trail committee volunteers, the Steel Yard Renewal project in Providence and the Westerly Innovation Network were honored as Sen. John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Projects by the Environment Council of Rhode Island. Each year, four projects are selected by the council, which is the state’sRead More

Multilayer structure offers partial solution to polyamide 12 supply conundrum

Multilayer structure offers partial solution to polyamide 12 supply conundrum

Even before the fire at Evonik (Darmstadt, Germany) that disrupted supply for a key feedstock used in polyamide (PA) 12 and forced the auto industry into a crisis meeting, the resin was already in a tight supply situation according to one of its suppliers, Ube Industries (Ube, Japan). With demand reportedly outstripping supply capacity byRead More

'Super-nano' plastic fibres touted for next-generation IT

'Super-nano' plastic fibres touted for next-generation IT

Materials scientists in France said on Sunday they had made highly-conductive plastic wires on the nanoscale, an invention with potential for mobile devices, computing and solar energy. Just a few billionths of a metre across, the fibres are light, inexpensive, flexible and easy to handle, in contrast to carbon nanotubes, the team said in theRead More

Dow to Build New Ethylene Production Plant at Dow Texas Operations

Dow to Build New Ethylene Production Plant at Dow Texas Operations

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that the Company will construct a new world-scale ethylene production plant at Dow Texas Operations in Freeport, TX, as part of Dow’s previously announced comprehensive plan to further connect its U.S. operations with cost-advantaged feedstocks available from increasing supplies of U.S. shale gas. The new ethylene productionRead More

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