Monthly Archives: September 2012

motan to present Gravicolor dosing and mixing units in FAKUMA 2012

motan to present Gravicolor dosing and mixing units in FAKUMA 2012

motan to present Gravicolor dosing and mixing units in FAKUMA 2012

moton will present the motan Gravicolor batch gravimetric dosing and mixing units in FAKUMA. There are six models of the series and last year, the company manufactured some 2,500 units which have been already installed at customer sites. Moton says, initiated by the market conditions, the Gravicolor possess excellent recipe conformity and flexibility when it comesRead More

Helix Medical adds molding capacity; eyes more acquisitions

Helix Medical adds molding capacity; eyes more acquisitions

Privately held Helix Medical, already one of the fastest-growing polymer processors in the global medical device field, is actively adding more molding equipment and scouting possible acquisitions and joint ventures. “Since our first acquisition in 2004, we have consistently had double-digit growth every year, and it looks like that trend will continue this year,” Dr. JörgRead More

Songwon announces expansion of DOTO manufacturing capacity

Songwon announces expansion of DOTO manufacturing capacity

Ulsan, Korea – September 28, 2012 – Songwon Industrial Group is announcing the expansion of DOTO (Di-n-Octyltin Oxide) production capacity by 60% at its Ulsan (Korea) manufacturing facility with the project completion expected mid 2013. The new DOTO capacity will come at the expense of a reduction in DBTO (Di-n-Butyltin Oxide) capacity. Beyond the currentRead More

China sees record high imports for August

China sees record high imports for August

According to Chinese Customs, more than 1.6 million tons of polymers were imported during the month of August, hitting the highest monthly figures for 2012. Overall August imports showed an increase of more than 13% month over month as China’s imports traditionally move higher in August. However, this year the month of August marked anRead More

KraussMaffei Berstorff technology day successfully held

KraussMaffei Berstorff technology day successfully held

The KraussMaffei Berstorff technology day was held in Hannover, Germany on September 19. Around 70 customers and interested parties attended the event. “The event was focused on personal discussions with customers and prospective buyers – a win-win situation for both sides. While customers received expert information on state-of-the art engineering and process technology, we learntRead More

Automatik Plastics Machinery Malaysia now offers repair service for Maag pumps

Automatik Plastics Machinery Malaysia now offers repair service for Maag pumps

The Maag Group has expanded its services for South East Asia as Automatik Plastics Machinery Malaysia now offers Maag pumps repair service in Kuala Lumpur. The company reveals that plans are already underway to further broaden the service organization’s activities in Asia. “Our customers naturally require quicker repair times and ways to optimize their financials, itRead More

New Econ underwater pelletizing system with integrated band filter

New Econ underwater pelletizing system with integrated band filter

Econ will present its optimized underwater pelletizing system with integrated band filter in Fakuma 2012. It is directly incorporated in the process water circulation and enables full filtration of the whole water stream, immediately after initial drainage of the pellets. The company says this system is developed especially for processing highly filled compounds or for masterbatchRead More

Lanxess opens first plant for high-tech plastics in the USA

Lanxess opens first plant for high-tech plastics in the USA

Lanxess has invested US$20 million and opened its first production plant for high-tech plastics on the “auto belt” in Gastonia in the U.S. state of North Carolina. This strategetic move of opening the plant is to help to meet the growing demand for premium, lightweight plastics. The new plant will initially operate with a capacityRead More

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