Imports dominate Turkey’s processing industry

Istanbul — Turkey’s plastics processing industry, probably more so than any of its other large global competitors, is heavily dependent on imports. Between 2003 and 2015, for example, imports accounted for 79 percent of the $8 billion invested in plastics machinery , according to the Istanbul-based Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation, or Pagev. And in resin, the […]

Plastimagen Mexico 2016 celebrates its 20th edition

Plastimagen Mexico 2016, taking place from March 8-11 in Mexico City, is expected to welcome over 30,000 visitors, according to the organizer, E.J. Krause. Around 1,600 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions will be present in 40,000sqm of exhibition area. Celebrating its 20th edition, the show serves as an important platform for South America’s plastics […]

SABIC, CIPET expand collaboration for skill development CSR programme in plastics processing

SABIC, the Saudi Arabia-headquartered chemical company, has announced the expansion of its skill development corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme aimed at developing capacity in the plastics processing industry in India. The programme, run in collaboration with the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, trained 50 youth […]

Global plastics processing machinery demand to reach US$35.8 billion by 2019, Freedonia forecasts

The global market for plastics processing machinery is expected to advance 4% per year through 2019 to US$35.8 billion, according to Freedonia’s forecast. Demand in many parts of the world will return to a more moderate pace of growth after a strong recovery from 2009 recessionary lows, although pent-up demand from the recession will continue […]

Koch's new Navigator system increases automation in material feeding

Koch’s new Navigator system increases automation in material feeding

Creating customer-focused solutions and increasing automation were the two key themes for Werner Koch Maschinentechnik GmbH at K 2013. A new fully automatic material feed system Navigator was developed as a result. Koch-Technik’s fully automatic material feed system Navigator increases the level of automation in plastics processing. This patented system, which combines flexibility and ease […]