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BASF increases capacity of its global plastic additives production network

Within the next five years, BASF plans to invest globally more than €200 million in its plastic additives business, approximately half of which in Asia, focusing on capacity expansions and operational excellence. Plastic additives improve product properties such as scratch resistance or light stability, and optimize plastics manufacturing processes. As the leading global supplier ofRead More

Design students take home K inspiration

Two product design students from the UK have returned from a week spent with Covestro at the K show in Dusseldorf as part of their prize for winning the Design Innovation in Plastics competition. Having visited K 2016 and the company’s headquarters in Leverkusen, Annabel Burton and Alex Bordino, who won the competition in 2015Read More

K 2016 at Düsseldorf to show how plastics will shape the future

Besides Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany hosts another important trade fair from today – K 2016, the world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry. The show is on until 26 October 2016 at Düsseldorf. The K 2016 will present the industry’s innovations and new launches. On its ninth edition, under the motto of ‘PlasticsRead More

The world awaits K 2016 opening

The global industry players eagerly await the opening of K 2016, the flagship plastics and rubber industry event that will kick off on October 19 in Düsseldorf, Germany. 3,285 exhibitors from all continents will introduce their latest development, occupying a net exhibition area of 173,966sqm in all 19 halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center. TheRead More

VELOX presents performance-boosting innovations at K

Leading European distributor of speciality materials for the plastics industry VELOX will be presenting its performance-boosting materials innovations – including new TPUs – at K 2016. The VELOX product range covers a comprehensive spectrum of speciality plastics for technical, packaging and medical applications as well as purging compounds. Alongside these, the company will also beRead More

Pack Print Plas Philippines Expo features more brands on 20th year

Members of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) community, including the Philippines, have witnessed a steady average growth of the plastics industry due to the weakening of most currencies against the U.S. dollar and new trade agreements, stated in a Plastics News report from Germany. With this, local manufacturers must strike while the ironRead More

Kerala: 4-Yr-Old Undergoes Plastic Surgery After Dog Bite

Allan was bitten on his lips and chin, following which he was taken to a local government hospital. A 4-year-old boy in Kerala underwent a plastic surgery after he was bitten by a stray dog on Wednesday. His mother Suja, who came to his rescue, was also bitten.The incident took place when Alan B wasRead More