Monthly Archives: March 2015

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European PE producers aim for three-digit hikes for 2nd month

European PE producers aim for three-digit hikes for 2nd month

According to ChemOrbis, the European PE market is seen extending its upward trend into April as producers are aiming for three-digit hikes for a second consecutive month despite the relatively slower gains in the upstream market. An initial April ethylene contract settled up €35/ton from March towards the end of last week while the contractsRead More

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Plast 2015: RAMPF presents polyurethane gasket RAKU-PUR Speed and dispensing cell DC-RS250

Grafenberg, March 31st, 2015. With the fast curing two-component polyurethane gasket RAKUPUR Speed and the compact robot cell DC-RS250, the RAMPF Group guarantees for an ideal application – even in the most confined spaces. Visitors to the Plast trade fair from 05. – 09. May in Milan, Italy, can see this for themselves – hallRead More

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Asian PET sees support from upstream costs

In Asia, upstream PET production costs gained ground during this past week while crude oil and naphtha prices also showed an upward trend, according to ChemOrbis. At the moment, PET markets appear to have responded to these developments, although slowly. The high season is just around the corner and the direction of the PET marketRead More

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K 2016 – pointing the way forward for the world’s plastics and rubber industry

A few weeks before the closing date for registrations, Messe Düsseldorf is recording extremely lively demand for exhibition space. With a few weeks to go before the closing date for registrations for K 2016, one thing is already certain: the fair will again provide a complete overview of the world market of the plastics andRead More

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Gulf Plastics and Polymers Show to take place from September 8-10

The downstream oil industry within the Middle East region is developing at a rapid pace as new technologies emerge and new global markets open up, according to Fleming Gulf Exhibitions, the organizer of Gulf Plastics and Polymers Show (GPPS). Currently polymer sales within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region stand at US$23.8 billion and thisRead More

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3-D printing gets a way to immediately recycle plastic waste into new 3-D ‘ink’

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster) : 3-D printers are finding cheaper and more rapidly – this week the organization CarbonD announced a three-D printer that the business claims is 25 times more rapidly than the typical starting at around $2,500 meanwhile the Xyz residence-oriented printer can be had for about $500. As with regular printers, on theRead More

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Amcor wins WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award with world’s lightest hot-fill PET bottle

Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging, has won the WorldStar 2015 Packaging Awards for its industry’s highest heat-set polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container. The new 500ml bottle sets a new benchmark for heat-set PET containers, said Amcor, enabling manufacturers to achieve aseptic filling packaging weights without the prohibitive investment,Read More

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Italian plastics and rubber machinery exports grew 4.9% in 2014

Assocomaplast, the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Molds Manufacturers’ Association, said exports continued to grow towards the end of 2014, sustaining the Italian machinery industry when domestic market showed only timid signs of recovery. According to ISTAT foreign trade data, although there was an 8% increase in imports, the propensity towards investment byRead More