Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brazilian environmental NGO approves oxo-bio plastic as solution to plastic waste problem

Brazilian environmental NGO approves oxo-bio plastic as solution to plastic waste problem

FUNVERDE, one of Brazil’s leading environmental NGOs, has publicly endorsed oxo-biodegradable plastic as the country’s most effective solution to plastic waste which escapes into the environment. “In researching solutions to our plastic waste problem, we found that oxo-biodegradable technology causes plastics to convert at the end of their useful life into a material which will degrade,Read More

VISI speeds up electrode production for plastic products

The VISI CAD/CAM solution from Vero Software has been instrumental in a German company becoming a sought-after business partner for producing bespoke graphite  electrodes.Florian Rauchenberger, who is responsible for project management at Technologie Vertriebs  und Beratungs GmbH (TVB) in Upper Bavaria, says the trend in tool making is moving towards specialisation, and the production ofRead More

Players report healthy PVC demand in India, Turkey and Egypt

Players in India, Turkey and Egypt are reportedly seeing improved demand as the construction industry in the Northern Hemisphere enters a traditional high season as per ChemOrbis. Prices in all three countries have posted some increases over the past week in accordance with the improvement in demand. Import PVC prices in India have posted significantRead More

Advent International sells Vinnolit to Westlake Chemical Corporation

Frankfurt May 28, 2014 – Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced firms dedicated solely to private equity, today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell Vinnolit Holdings GmbH, a leading manufacturer of specialty PVC to Westlake Chemical Corporation for EUR 490 million. Westlake is an international manufacturer and supplier ofRead More

Arburg opens Technology Center in Austria

• Managing Partner Juliane Hehl welcomes around 100 invited guests at the opening ceremony • New location in Micheldorf/Upper Austria • Technical support, spare parts logistics and training all under one roof Lossburg. On 21 May 2014 Arburg opened its new Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Micheldorf near Kirchdorf an der Krems, Upper Austria. TheRead More

Key speakers to discuss latest agricultural film developments at AMI conference

AMI’s 7th Agricultural Film conference will take place in Barcelona from 15-17 September 2014 AMI, Bristol, 28th May 2014 – Over the past 60 years, agricultural output and productivity has significantly increased and plastic agricultural film for silage, mulch and greenhouse applications has made substantial contribution to this development. The use of plastic films has beenRead More

Erge: Chinese manufacturers moving towards high quality ceramic heaters

Heimo Messer, Managing Director of Erge, believed that ceramic heater will still be the best solution for plastics industry in the foreseeable future. Erge Elektrowaermetechnik GmbH is a specialist for electrical heating of machines, molds and tools who invented the ceramic heater. “Induction heating is too expensive and not practical. Maybe its ok for someRead More


Global Closure Systems widens its closure portfolio in North America with two new standards for food market manufactured in Libertyville, USA. The 38/400 and the 33/400 complete Global Closure Systems wide array of food closure solutions. These 2 flip-top closures include a ribbed wall to ensure an excellent grip, thus they are easy to useRead More