Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tesco introduces new recyclable plastic packaging for egg cartons

Tesco introduces new recyclable plastic packaging for egg cartons

LONDON : Supermarket giant Tesco has introduced new recycled plastic packaging to replace the pulp cartons used for egg packaging. The new packaging made from recycled plastic bottles is currently under trial run. The main disadvantage of the current pulp pack is that if an egg breaks, it could seep through the pack and causeRead More

Invista breaks ground for HMD and PA 6,6 polymer facilities in China

Invista breaks ground for HMD and PA 6,6 polymer facilities in China

Invista broke ground on March 26 a new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and polyamide (PA) 6,6 polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China. “China is one of the most important regions for our growth strategy,” says Jeff Gentry, Invista’s Chairman and CEO. “We have seen significant growth in the region in recentRead More

Starlinger highlights its PP*STAR bag at interpack 2014

Starlinger highlights its PP*STAR bag at interpack 2014

At interpack 2014, Starlinger & Co GmbH will present its sustainable packaging concept PP*STAR pinch-bottom bag.PP*STAR bags are made from a composite of polypropylene (PP) tape fabric and reverse printed OPP film. This makes them lightweight and at the same time durable and tear resistant, according to Starlinger. At the show, the PP*STAR bags willRead More

Molecor enters Southeast Asia water pipe market with local production of PVC-O pipes

Molecor enters Southeast Asia water pipe market with local production of PVC-O pipes

Molecor is entering the Southeast Asia water pipe market after securing a project to manufacture and market orientated PVC (PVC-O) pipes under the “HYPRO” brand.Molecor (SEA) Sdn Bhd is 65% owned by Fitters Diversified Bhd with Ricwil (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Molecor Tecnologia SL, holding the remaining 25% and 10% stakes respectively. Molecor Tecnologia developedRead More

Jaguar F-Type at VDI Mannheim

Borealis and Borouge showcase Fibremod™ solutions for Jaguar F-Type at VDI Mannheim

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, have developed important material solutions to address specific challenges faced by the global automotive industry. At the VDI International Congress “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” in Mannheim, Germany taking  place on April 2-3, Borealis will highlight an innovative Fibremod™ solution developed for the Jaguar F-Type modelRead More

Sustainable lightweight construction

Sustainable lightweight construction – Hennecke at this year’s JEC Europe

The JEC Europe International Composites Show and Conference takes place in Paris every year. The world’s leading  trade show, which has expanded significantly in the past few years, offers a comprehensive overview of the complete value chain of composites – ranging from raw materials and composite production to follow-up services. In this innovative environment, HenneckeRead More

Increasing costs lift import PET prices to Turkey and Egypt

Increasing costs lift import PET prices to Turkey and Egypt

In Asia, PET production costs moved up during this past week as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Spot costs were higher both on a week over week basis and they were also higher when compared with early March levels. This situation caused an uptick on the export PET offers given out of China andRead More

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