Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas recycling could save London millions of pounds

Christmas recycling could save London millions of pounds

Christmas recycling could save London millions of pounds

LONDON  : London Mayor Boris Johnson has called on the nation’s capital to recycle this Christmas and save £3.5m in the process. Over the festive season it is estimated that London will generate an extra 29,000 tonnes of household rubbish, mainly from glass bottles, tin foil, Christmas trees and wrapping paper. This year every London boroughRead More

Green mobility saves fuel and CO2 emission in Shanghai, a Lanxess commissioned report says

Green mobility technologies could save approximately 380,000 tons of fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.26 million tons in Shanghai by 2020, according to a study by China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), commissioned by German specialty chemicals company Lanxess. The saving is equivalent to reducing passenger cars by around 340,000 units. ThereRead More

Evonik plans to expand capacity of precipitated silica by 2014

Evonik plans to expand capacity of precipitated silica by 2014

Evonik Industries plans to increase its annual production capacities for precipitated silica at its US site in Chester by around 20,000 metric tons. The new facility, which received an investment in the lower double-digit euros range, is scheduled to become operational in 2014. “The market growth for precipitated silicas is primarily based on the trendRead More

PolyOne acquires composite materials producer Glasforms

PolyOne acquires composite materials producer Glasforms

PolyOne Corporation has acquired Glasforms, Inc, a US manufacturer of glass and carbon fiber reinforced polymers and composite products. “Our acquisition of Glasforms marks yet another important milestone in PolyOne’s transformation, as we further broaden our specialty solutions portfolio to include these new and adjacent technologies and applications,” said Stephen D Newlin, Chairman, President andRead More

Production shutdowns planned in Middle East in January

Production shutdowns planned in Middle East in January

Middle Eastern suppliers have been talking about their limited allocations for PP and PE in global markets, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. After Saudi Polymers shut its new Jubail complex in November, other producers have been added to the list of shutdowns recently reported out of the region. Saudi Polymers was expected toRead More

Sipa joins hands with Canada’s Athena Automation for better productivity

Sipa joins hands with Canada’s Athena Automation for better productivity

According to the latest plastic industry news from Europe, Italian blow moulding machinery maker Sipa is all set to join hands with Athena Automation. The move was taken after viewing the fact that there is a need for a system that could improve our work efficacy and demand. blow moulding machinery maker Sipa is teamingRead More

Fate of Bioplastic Industry in the European Region

Fate of Bioplastic Industry in the European Region

There is a tremendous scope of bio-plastic industry in the region of European Union that is being revealed in the latest conference held in the Netherlands. The occasion was of “Renewables Plastics conference” that took place in 25-26 September, 2012 where various experts and leaders from the plastic industry congregated and convened to explore theRead More

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