German chemical specialist LanXess has announced a transfer of divisions for its rubber and colourant businesses, absorbing them into Rhein Chemie. more

4 Jul 2017 16:55 materials


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Dow Polyurethanes has launched an addition to its Hyperlast Elastomers family, developed to overcome the upcoming regulatory ban of MbOCA in polyurethane elastomers in Europe. more

6 Jun 2017 13:43 materials

Flexan focuses on the European market for medical technology by opening sales office in Germany. more

19 May 2017 14:50 industry



Kraiburg has announced the death of shareholder Peter Schmidt, who steered the TPE firm for over 40 years. more

15 Feb 2017 12:15 industry

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Successful certification of Medalist elastomers will allow US firm Teknor Apex to supply East Asia. more

14 Feb 2017 14:58 materials

Arlanxeo will introduce its new SSBR grades, which it says reduce tyres’ rolling resistance, at Tire Tech Expo this week. more

13 Feb 2017 16:35 industry

Times may be uncertain for Russia both politically and economically, but the plastics industry could provide an oasis of stability. more

22 Sep 2016 10:18 industry

LANXESS and Saudi Aramco have announced the name of their synthetic rubber venture ARLANXEO, which will launch on April 1st 2016. more

16 Feb 2016 10:31 industry

The VDMA has reported that the German plastics and rubber machinery industry enjoyed five per cent growth in 2015, with global demand counterbalancing a domestic decline. more

12 Jan 2016 09:58 industry

Russia's reliance on German plastics and rubber machinery has decreased, however the vast Eurasia nation remains a key export market for machinery manufacturers around the world, reports the VDMA. more

2 Dec 2015 16:04 industry

CHINAPLAS 2016 will return to Shanghai for its 30th anniversary. The world's 2nd-largest plastics and rubber event has come a long way from its roots in Beijing, representing a leading manufacturing power on the global stage. more

11 Nov 2015 12:00 industry


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ELMET has taken precision to a new level. Using a high-resolution flow meter in the controlled supply of dyes and additives now makes it possible to determine dispensed volume with a resolution of 640,000 increments per litre. more

26 Aug 2015 16:34 industry



Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is investigating how the carbon foorprint can be reduced further during the processing of so-called 'green rubber'. more

9 Jul 2015 15:21 materials

Sales of German plastics and rubber machinery will break through the €7 billion glass ceiling next year according to the VDMA - which would be an industry first for the central European marketplace. more

7 Jul 2015 10:03 industry

KraussMaffei Berstorff has produced an extrusion head with short set-up times for maximum productivity and an X-ray measuring device to control the hydraulic tool centring system and mineralises material consumption. more

14 May 2015 16:30 machinery

With a greater percentage of overseas visitors and following the success of its satellite events, PLAST has secured its place in the canon of major international plastics and rubber exhibitions, paving the way for a positive show in 2017. more

13 May 2015 10:07 industry

EPPM caught up with PLAST organiser Promaplast's CEO Mario Maggiani in Milan following the news the Italian show's next outing will be in 2017. He revealed the reasons why and how PLAST 2015 is living up to expectation. more

6 May 2015 18:47 industry

PLAST 2015 has opened its doors and welcomed the first visitors into its halls with big news - it is breaking its triennial cycle. The next PLAST event will take place in September 2017, rather than May 2018 to avoid diary clashes for the industry. more

5 May 2015 15:53 industry

With immediate effect Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda. has been appointed Key-Distributor in Brazil by DuPont ́s Performance Polymer division, a long standing Partner for Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH across Europe. more

4 May 2015 10:00 industry

At DKT/IRC 2015 ENGEL will be celebrating its trade show premier. In Nuremberg, ENGEL is demonstrating its great system solution expertise in the elastomer industry with three exhibits. more

1 May 2015 00:00 machinery

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