Monthly Archives: January 2014

Opposite sentiments appear for PVC in Italy and SEA

Opposite sentiments appear for PVC in Italy and SEA

Opposite sentiments appear for PVC in Italy and SEA

In Italy, the sentiment in the PVC market had been dampened by lower spot ethylene prices driven by softer naphtha costs in Europe during January which led to widespread anticipations for a fall in February monomer settlements as per the pricing services of ChemOrbis. Indeed, new ethylene contracts settled down €40/ton on Thursday to exacerbate stable toRead More

Successful ANTEC Dubai Paves the Way for More SPE Conferences around the World

Successful ANTEC Dubai Paves the Way for More SPE Conferences around the World

NEWTOWN, CT, U.S.A., January 30, 2014: The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC Dubai 2014 technical conference concluded last week on a note of optimism for SPE’s strategy of taking its plastics educational program global. Co-organized by SPE’s Middle East Section and supported by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), ANTEC Dubai attracted 170Read More

Clariant presents high-efficiency non-halogenated flame retardants for transport and construction applications at JEC Europe

Clariant presents high-efficiency non-halogenated flame retardants for transport and construction applications at JEC Europe

Booth B25 – Pavilion 7.3: JEC Europe Composites Show & Conferences, Paris, March 11-13, 2014 Flame retardants meet specific requirements, challenges and regulations of thermosets in public transportation and construction sectors Focus on sustainability, innovation, economy and performance Muttenz, January 30, 2014 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will present the major advantagesRead More

Mettler-Toledo maintains the Swiss cutting edge in moisture measurement

Mettler-Toledo maintains the Swiss cutting edge in moisture measurement

Greifensee, Switzerland. 30 January, 2014 – The latest models of Professional moisture analyzers from Mettler-Toledo feature USB, Ethernet and WLAN connectivity for easy data transfer, and now can send measurement reports in A4 or letter format direct to a networked page printer. In addition to the outstanding connectivity, the built-in instrument tests are easy toRead More

Chinese players voice post-holiday expectations

Chinese players voice post-holiday expectations

Players in China’s polymer markets are predicting a largely stable trend following the Chinese New Year holidays, which will officially start on Friday as per ChemOrbis. Expectations of better demand after the holidays are expected to provide some support, while softer monomer costs are encouraging buyers to negotiate for discounts. Players are also closely following the balanceRead More

Automechanika Shanghai creates new records of 4,618 exhibitors

Automechanika Shanghai creates new records of 4,618 exhibitors

Automechanika Shanghai 2013, held in December, attracted 4,618 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions representing a 12% increase. The number of visitor was 81,936, a 14% increase from the previous show with visitors representing 141 countries and regions. Both the figures are new records of the Asian leading international trade fair for automotive sector, accordingRead More

Vacuum dryer promises increased molding productivity

Vacuum dryer promises increased molding productivity by exceeding expectations for speed,throughput,and cold startup

Maguire® VBD™ 150 Dryer Yields Process-Ready Resin in Only 35 Minutes and Comes with New Features that Boost Throughput Further and Reduce Cleanout and Maintenance Time ASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A., January 29, 2014: Extensive production-scale demonstration runs with a wide range of resins have shown that a new type of vacuum resin dryer introduced by MaguireRead More

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