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Market Study: Plasticizers (4th edition)

Market Study: Plasticizers (4th edition)

Large amounts of plasticizers are processed to make brittle plastics, elastomers, paints and varnishes, as well as adhesives smooth, flexible or even useful in the first place. The latest, already fourth, plasticizer report by the market research company Ceresana forecasts the demand for this controversial but so far indispensable material to increase to about 9.75Read More

Resonant systems for ultrasonic processing of plastics improve efficiency and quality 

For milling and cutting brittle lightweight materials, new solutions such as resonant systems from Weber Ultrasonics and Hufschmied Zerspanungswerkzeuge shorten processing times, extend tool life and improve accuracy by using significantly reduced process forces. With these systems, milling work done by industrial robots remains within tolerance ranges similar to those for machine tools.    TheRead More

Board Member Matthias Kaufmann leaves the RKW Group

Frankenthal, August 7, 2017 – Matthias Kaufmann, Member of the Executive Management Board of the RKW Group, has decided not to renew his existing contract due to differing views concerning the strategic direction of the company. He will leave the RKW Group on August 31, 2017 on mutually amicable terms with the Supervisory Board and the ExecutiveRead More

Steppes Travel festival to focus on plastic pollution

Tour operator Steppes Travel is to focus on the problem of plastic pollution at its second annual Beyond festival. The two-day festival at London’s Royal Geographical Society on September 30 and October 1 will look at the damage being caused to the world’s oceans due to plastic pollution.   The weekend event will feature a series ofRead More

Proven Standard Plastic: Ceresana Publishes New Study on Polypropylene

Polypropylene (PP) is the second most important standard plastic after polyethylene, compatible with many processing technologies, and used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothes, and vehicles. Ceresana analyzed the global market for polypropylene already for the fourth time. The latest report of the market research company expects the demandRead More

Expanding Market: Ceresana Publishes New Report on EPS Foam

Brochure The tragic fire catastrophe of the Grenfell Tower in London directed the public attention towards building envelopes. The discussion concerning the safety of facades and insulation material is a challenge especially for manufacturers of EPS, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana: “Expandable polystyrene is mainly used by the construction industryRead More

Right on track with new special exhibition and high exhibitor numbers

parts2clean 2017 (24 to 26 October): Right on track with new special exhibition and high exhibitor numbers Ever-popular Expert Forum offers quality bilingual presentations on parts cleaning New special exhibition: Cleanroom Analysis Process Chain   Hannover. This year, parts2clean will be held at the Stuttgart exhibition center in southern Germany from 24 to 26 October.Read More