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PLAST 2015: Positive Outcome and a Date For 2017

PLAST 2015: Positive Outcome and a Date For 2017

The seventeenth PLAST has come to a close. The triennial International Plastics and Rubber Fair is one of the most important events for the industry and the most eagerly awaited one in Italy and Europe. The results from this year’s PLAST, in terms of visitors and exhibitors, were more than positive. The total number ofRead More

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Xiaomi selects DSM Stanyl ForTii – for antenna splitters of Xiaomi Mi4

Stanyl® ForTii™, a high-performance polyamide, from global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, DSM, is being used in the frame splitters of Xiaomi Mi4. Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd., is a highly innovative enterprise specializing in smartphone production in China. Because of its perfect mechanical performance, incomparable high flowability, excellent color stability, superb chemical resistance andRead More

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KraussMaffei, Arburg and Coperion’s experts to feature in VDMA’s panel discussion

At CHINAPLAS 2015, VDMA German Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association is going to promote its world class energy efficiency with a panel discussion and a table tennis match featuring renowned German player Timo Boll. Representatives from leading German machinery suppliers will introduce the technological approaches to energy efficiency at the panel discussion on May 20.Read More

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A ‘Zero Waste’ vision for plastics

ROME (Scrap Monster): Landfilling of ‘one of the youngest waste streams’ – plastics – decreased by 26% in Europe between 2006 and 2012, according to German lawyer Dr Martin Engelmann. ‘This is now at 9.6 million tonnes compared to 12.9 million tonnes,’ he told delegates at last week’s IdentiPlast conference in Rome. Seven EU memberRead More

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Largest injection molding machine in Switzerland in operation

GF Piping Systems, a division of GF specializes in developing and manufacturing plastics and metal piping systems, has installed the largest injection molding machine in Switzerland in terms of clamping force and show weight. The MXH 3200 – 101.000/101.000 injection machine supplied by KraussMaffei, has begun production in late 2014, manufacturing large-volume pipe fittings withRead More

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Reifenhäuser further expands manufacturing know-how and innovative capacity by acquiring the German spinneret manufacturer Enka Tecnica

Troisdorf, April 16, 2015 | Effective April 16, 2015, the Reifenhäuser Group will acquire the German spinneret manufacturer and longstanding supplier Enka Tecnica. Uwe Gaedike will continue as CEO of the company, which will operate as an independent business unit within the Reifenhäuser Group. With this acquisition, Reifenhäuser is expanding the know-how across the valueRead More

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Starlinger to demonstrate efficient circular waving technology at Feiplastic 2015

At Feiplastic 2015, Austria-based Starlinger’s efficient circular loom FX 6.0 will be shown in operation, producing tubular fabric for sack production. The polypropylene (PP) tapes to be woven will come directly from the production of a Starlinger customer in Brazil. As introduced, the FX 6.0 has over 90% production efficiency, a maximum weft insertion rateRead More

Plastic prices

Packaging association warns on polymer supply and prices

The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has issued an industry-wide warning that the prices of raw materials could see a “significant increase” and “extremely tight supply” in as little as two months, according to the report of British Plastics and Rubber. The price of polymers has suddenly increased remarkably since early this year, bringing priceRead More

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