Rob Coker

Asia Pacific held the majority share of the market in 2017, accounting for 47.1%

Coherent Market Insights, 2017-18

The global thermoplastic elastomers market was valued at $22.5bn in 2017 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1 per cent over the forecast period 2018-2026, according to global market intelligence and consulting organisation Coherent Market Insigh Read more


BASF has inaugurated a new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai

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BASF has inaugurated a new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. Read more


Delivering a negotiated deal with the EU remains the UK’s top priority

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The UK Government has issued guidance to businesses that use chemicals on the actions they should take now to minimise any disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Read more

global leader in corporate climate action


The international organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has recognised BASF as world leader in climate action with an ‘A’ rating in the 2018 Climate Change List. Read more


Carbon4PUR has shown promising results with the first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases, including CO2

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The pan-European research project Carbon4PUR is taking the next step in investigating how waste gas from the steel industry can be turned into chemicals for valuable plastics. Read more


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Morretto Spa

2019 has begun and bringing a lot of good news for Moretto Spa with it, including the presentation of the new website, which is now online and available on all devices. Read more


Hamburg, Germany


For more than six years, BIEGLO GmbH, a Hamburg-based distribution company specialising in high-performance polymers, has been importing PEEK raw materials from China. Read more


Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions


Citizens, businesses, and tourists on the Danish island of Bornholm are aiming to radically improve their capacity for sorting waste. The goal is that by 2032 all waste produced on Bornholm will be reused or recycled. Read more


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UK-based plastic packaging specialists Spectra will be making its return to PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics Design) in the French capital later this month following another strong year in the French market. Read more


Jabil Engineered Materials has introduced a complete solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing. Read more


Arburg Ltd helped boost the growth of COBA Plastics Moulding’s in 2018 with four new moulding machines, which helped increase its automotive components productivity. Read more


Polyplastic, Togliatti, Russia


At Moscow-based research and production enterprise Polyplastic, twin screw extruders from Coperion have proven their reliability and cost ef Read more


VDMA Working Group elects new board of management


At a General Assembly in Ditzingen, Germany, the members of the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Technologies elected their new executive board for the period 2019 to 2021. Read more


Macchi brings five-layer POD line to Georgia


Technology, innovation, quality and service punctuality have all combined to enable Italy-based Macchi SpA, a leader in the production of blown film extrusion lines, to win an important contract in Georgia. Read more


the improvement of waste management in India is key to combatting marine litter and raising awareness

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IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen and its French partner association ELIPSO have welcomed the actions of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as a step-change in combatting marine pollution Read more


Alexander Baumgartner, CEO, Constantia Flexibles

Constantia Flexibles

The world’s third largest flexible packaging producer, Vienna-based Constantia Flexibles, has signed binding agreements to acquire a majority stake in TT-print. Read more


Christian Knappik, Hwasik Jung and Cord Manegold

Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.

South Korea-based Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. has become one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg PE-bags made with 50% recycled PE. Read more


The new Apex PVC and Flexalloy PVC elastomer compounds are available in ten series

Teknor Apex Company

Teknor Apex Company will reveal its comprehensive array of new medical-grade PVC compounds formulated without DEHP or other orthophthalate plasticisers at the MD&M West Expo in Anaheim, California, in February. Read more


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Guill Tool

Market leader Guill Tool has introduced its new 500 Series crosshead with Mechanically Assisted Gum Space (MAGS) adjustment designed specifically for the flow characteristics and unique processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. Read more


Injection moulded polymer demand by end use application 2018


According to a new study by industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), the European injection moulding industry is thriving as most of its markets have recovered from the economic collapse which struck over a decade ago Read more