Monthly Archives: July 2013

US resin sector grew 85% in the past decade: American Chemistry Council

US resin sector grew 85% in the past decade: American Chemistry Council

WASHINGTON  : According to a new report published by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the plastics industry in the country has grown at a very fast pace during the past decade. The country’s resin sector posted a growth of more than 85% in the last ten years, says ACC. The report finds that plastics resinRead More

WRAP releases study report on rPET use in food packaging

WRAP releases study report on rPET use in food packaging

LONDON : The recent report published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) identifies the need of more work needed from across the supply chain to boost the use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) and PP in food packaging. The WRAP report finds that poor rPET quality has limited its use in food packagingRead More

BASF to build new plant for high performance Ultramid in China

BASF to build new plant for high performance Ultramid in China

BASF announced that it is building a new Ultramid polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year in Shanghai, China. The new plant is expected to commence in 2015. “The demand for polyamide (PA) products in the engineering plastics, fiber and film industries will grow strongly, particularly in China,” said Hermann Althoff,Read More

Dow announces leadership changes in Asia Pacific

Dow announces leadership changes in Asia Pacific

The Dow Chemical Company has announced the appointment of new regional leaders in Asia Pacific. Pat Dawson, President, Dow Asia Pacific, has been named Senior Vice President for Dow Global Epoxy Business and Corporate Project Development; Peter Sykes, President, Dow Greater China, will assume the role of President, Dow Asia Pacific; and Peter Wong, AsiaRead More

Malvern Instruments launches new GPC/SEC light scattering detector Viscotek SEC-MALS 20

Malvern Instruments, headquartered in the UK, has launched a new gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) light scattering detector, SEC-MALS 20 for measuring the absolute molecular weight of proteins, macromolecules and polymers. Modern GPC/SEC systems use static light scattering (SLS) detectors for absolute molecular weight, rather than relying on unsuitable, potentially inaccurate external calibration methods. Malvern’sRead More

AFASE calls for refraining price increase on China's solar panels

AFASE calls for refraining price increase on China's solar panels

The Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE) in Europe is once again calling upon policy-makers to refrain from agreeing on any price increase as it would lead to an unsustainable solution for European PV installers and project developers. Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of Soventix GmbH and Chairman of AFASE e.V. said, “Price increase would accelerate whatRead More

Weidenhammer presents versatile convenience packaging at FachPack 2013

Weidenhammer presents versatile convenience packaging at FachPack 2013

Hockenheim/Nuremberg, 30 July 2013 ‒The Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) will present its complete portfolio of rigid, attractively-labelled cardboard and plastic consumer packaging at FachPack 2013on 24-26 September (Hall 5, Stand 345). The company’s trade show presence focuses on custom-designed convenience packaging that optimally protects food and other consumer goods from external influences, and stands outRead More

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