EXHIBITORS' NEWS

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LyondellBasel acquires A. Schulmann

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

LyondellBasell and A. Schulman announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which LyondellBasell will acquire A. Schulman for a total consideration of 2.25 billion dollars. The acquisition builds upon LyondellBasell's existing platform in this space to create a premier Advanced Polymer Solutions business with broad geographic...

A new line is currently under testing at Union’s headquarters in San Vittore Olona (Milan) for the extrusion of foam PET sheet, for thermoforming and not just for it. The line consists of a drying system for raw material and a “loss in weight” type gravimetric dosing system. Immediately downstream, two extruders in tandem, twin screw and single screw...

In response to customer needs, Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins. To increase capacity for Ultem resins, a polyetherimide material, Sabic plans to expand its existing footprint in...

Sixth Macchi line to a Texan converter

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

At the end of 2017, Macchi installed its sixth five layer coextrusion line for the production of blown film at a major Texas-based converter. The 5-layer POD line is equipped with two 65 mm diameter extruders, two 80 mm extruders, one 120 mm extruder, PVD treated 550 mm die head, and triple flow air cooling ring, reaching an output of over 800 kg/h...

“From September 2018, we will be taking on additional apprentices for the large-scale machine plant in St. Valentin and the production plant for robots and automation systems in Dietach”, says Werner Wurm, head of the global apprentice training programme at Engel. “Many from this area are interested in apprenticeships, but did not apply due to the...

In recent days Clariant acknowledged the investment by chemical industry peer and partner Sabic, which has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes Sabic the largest Clariant shareholder...

Thanks to its know-how and boasting one of the best technology in the world for punching profiles and pipes, Baruffaldi Plastic Technology-Primac has developed the new HPM-10 hot punching machine for profiles. The system allows the punching of multiwall profiles without the use of die and with no limitation as regards the geometry of the shape to be...

Plastics machinery supplier Netstal-Maschinen AG has developed a new option for its PET-Line production system, which can fend off the impacts of power outages during production...

Battenfeld-cincinnati USA has created a new NG series with new equipment and innovative control systems to meet challenges in extrusion. The series includes the solEX NG single screw...

Bandera is marking its collaboration with a South American producer who has invested in new machinery for the production of agrifilm and geomembrane. A prominent South American... 

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