Plastics processing

ENGEL producing miniature waste containers at K


As injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider, ENGEL supports its customers in designing increasing numbers of products for the use of recycled materials Read more

K 2019

Conair GasTrac process heaters upgraded

Conair Group

With Conair’s upgraded GasTrac process air heaters, plastics processors can replace electricity with natural gas as a heat source for dehumidifying dryers and realise energy cost savings of up to 70 per cent. Read more


DOMO to highlight sustainable polyamides at K 2019


DOMO, a global polyamides solutions provider, will highlight sustainable innovation and the products behind them at K 2019. Read more

K 2019

Beck Automation and partners aim to redefine the possible

There is no doubt that the K 2019 trade fair will take place in the shadow of the discussion about environmental protection and the correct use of plastic. Read more

1 Oct 2019 09:45 guest blogs

Gardner Denver brings solutions to K

Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

At K 2019, Gardner Denver will exhibit its brand-new oil-free, claw technology pump alongside a range of vacuum and low-pressure solutions from Elmo Rietschle. Read more

K 2019

Flexicon’s mobile tipper-conveyor multitasks


A new mobile drum tipper-conveyor system from Flexicon allows dust-free dumping of bulk solid materials from drums, and/or conveying it to process equipment and storage vessels. Read more


MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

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Spot prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polyethylene (PE) have spiked in Asia following news of the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. These two commodities are the two main chemical exports of the region. Read more


New bio-based polymers coming to market

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LyondellBasell, in partnership with Finland-based energy company Neste, recently announced a world-first in the bio-based polymer industry, jointly announcing the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and polyethylene Read more


LyondellBasell announces Q2 2019 results

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LyondellBasell Industries has announced net income for the second quarter 2019 of $1bn (~€0.9bn), or $2.70 per share. Read more


‘Artificial Vision’ for pipe extrusion lines

SICA has always been careful to meet market needs by combining the most advanced technologies with Italian design, and has developed a Vision-based quality control system to be applied to its Belling machines Read more

31 Jul 2019 09:47 guest blogs

Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

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Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

US-based STEM researcher and writer Megan Nichols takes a closer look at the current trends in bioresin manufacturing and where the industry expects to go in the coming years. Read more

16 Jul 2019 10:11 guest blogs

As Head of Application and Process Engineering, Dr. Thümen, who joined the company on April 1st, 2019, is responsible for aligning Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s application, plasticising technologies, and Industry 4.0 technology-led developments Read more


Luxus Quality Manager Simon Thompson


Technical knowledge-based plastics compounder and recycler Luxus has received accreditation from EuCertPlast, the European scheme that provides a common standard for post-consumer plastics recycling. Read more


FPA launched to improve fairness

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The Fair Plastic Alliance (FPA) has been launched to tackle the environmental and social challenges of the plastic recycling chain. Members include Serioplast, Oxfam, CESVI, Nigerian start-up WeCyclers, and various co-operatives Read more


NUPI announces first European certifications for Niron Beta system

NUPI Industrie Italiane

Italy-based piping systems manufacturers NUPI Industrue Italiane SpA (NUPI) has announced that the Niron β system for HVAC applications received CSTB and ATEC certificates, the first European certifications obtained by NUPI for this product range. Read more



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The Supervisory Board of Vecoplan AG has appointed Michael Lambert to its Management Board effective 1 April 2019. Read more


VTT’s cylindrical extruder


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd’s new cylindrical extruder is a promising device in processing recyclable materials and promoting a circular economy. Read more


Arburg celebrates 10 years in the Middle East


During the ArabPlast trade fair on 5 January 2019, Arburg's subsidiary, Arburg VAE, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the Dubai Creek Club on Marina Island. Read more


Dienes Packaging GmbH has invested in new production lines for its stackable 5-15 litre canisters with transparent strips at its site in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Read more


Of the more than three million tonnes of PET bottles in the European market in 2017, 58.2% (1.9 million tonnes) were collected for recycling. Read more


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