Monthly Archives: April 2015

plastic industry news

SPI’s International Trade Show Nets $7,000+ in Donations for Red Cross

SPI’s International Trade Show Nets $7,000+ in Donations for Red Cross

WASHINGTON – SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association said more than $7,000 was collected and donatedto the American Red Cross during NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase. Show visitors, leading plastics companies and SPI donated to the fund earmarked to fight Ebola. NPE2015, a triennial event that attracted nearly 70,000 attendees recently in Orlando, Fla., isRead More

plastic raw material

Global thermoplastic polyurethane films market encouraged by automotive industry

According to the HexaResearch, with the increase in application of the automotive industry, there will be a significant growth in Global thermoplastic polyurethane films market. a major segment for TPU demand in automotive application is replacement or after-sales service. Features of TPU like shear strength, low temperature performance, grease resistance and high elasticity prove toRead More

PVC price

Estimate for new round of PVC hikes may take place in May in Europe

PVC multinationals in Europe are terminating their April transactions with price hike in the range of €70-150/ton depending on several origins. According to ChemOrbis, some sellers have already claimed to have been sold in the first half of this month. It is estimated that the stimulated hike attempts will be relatively high. Firms want thisRead More

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Royal Adhesives and Sealants sold by Arsenal Capital

For second time in six months, Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm sold off a plastic-related business. A New York based private equity firm, American Securities LLC purchased Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC of South Bend, Ind., from Arsenal. A news release was announced on April 27 declaring the deal but no purchase priceRead More

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Plastics industry meets at ChemOrbis 2nd Polyolefins Conference

ChemOrbis’ 2nd Polyolefins Conference was held at the Divan Hotel in Gaziantep, Turkey on April 28, 2015, with the participation of 142 companies and more than 240 market players. The Conference’s morning session started with Mr. Alex Lidback, Vice President of Chemical Research at WoodMackenzie. Lidback talked about the changes in global ethylene and propyleneRead More

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PLAST 2015 and EXPO 2015: plastic too has a role to play in Feeding the Planet.

Innovation, safety and sustainability in plastic food packaging. In developing countries, nearly 50% of foods are lost during transport to distributors, and thus before making it to the consumer’s table. Thanks to the transportation and packaging systems used in industrialized countries, this loss is reduced to 10%. This consideration conveys the great potential applications forRead More

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Reifenhäuser opens office in Italy

Troisdorf, April 2015 | Italian customers of Reifenhäuser and prospects for blown film lines, cast film lines, sheet lines and extrusion coating lines are offered now direct service on site. In April 2015, Reifenhäuser opened a new sales and service office in Sumirago, Italy. With this step, Reifenhäuser enhances the commercial and technical onsite customerRead More

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Leading trade show parts2cleanon course for success: Innovative solutions and know-how for efficient cleaning of parts and surfaces

– 13thparts2cleanwith a host of new and improved products and technologies –    Bilingual forum– cleaning know-how for greater efficiency At the same time the pressure on costs is also rising. So manufacturers face a twofold challenge: they have to meet specifications for cleanliness with the right technology – consistently and reliably – and theyRead More