Plastics


Global specialty chemicals company Perstorp to sell its Capa™ business to Ingevity

Global specialty chemicals company Perstorp to sell Capa™ to Ingevity.Perstorp, a global leader in specialty chemicals, announced today it has agreed to sell Capa™, its caprolactone business, including the production site in Warrington, to Ingevity for approximately €590 million. The business has annual revenues of approximately €150 million.

Milliken to highlight additives that improve plastics processing and sustainability at Arabplast 2019

Milliken to highlight additives that improve plastics processing and sustainability at Arabplast 2019.
 (Photos © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR196)Specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co. will again be exhibiting at Arabplast — taking place Jan. 5-8, 2019, in Dubai — where it will showcase how its additives can help address the key challenges confronting today’s plastics processing industry.

SABIC signs memorandum of understanding with PLASTIC ENERGY for supply of recycled feedstock

SABIC signs memorandum of understanding with PLASTIC ENERGY for supply of recycled feedstock.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based PLASTIC ENERGY Ltd., a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, for the supply of feedstock to support SABIC’s petrochemical operations in Europe. SABIC and PLASTIC ENERGY intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as TACOIL, a patented PLASTIC ENERGY product, which will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill . The plant, which is anticipated to enter commercial production in 2021, is a significant milestone for SABIC towards the company’s commitment to establishing a circular economy and, more broadly, its sustainability goals.

Sweet success: Mondi shows innovative flair with novel ice cream cone sleeve and lid

Sweet success: Mondi shows innovative flair with novel ice cream cone sleeve and lid. 
(Photos: Mondi, PR097)Ever since Mondi scooped up Turkish flexible packaging manufacturer Kalenobel via a July 2016 acquisition, it has eyed the ice cream sector as a cool growth opportunity.

The Compound Company to double production capacity to meet demand for its EcoForte® and Yparex® products

The Compound Company plant 2, street view. 
(Photo: The Compound Company, PR001)The Compound Company, the fast-growing manufacturer of EcoForte® thermoplastic performance compounds and Yparex® extrudable adhesive resins, is to double its production capacity with investments totalling €8 million.

SABIC expands its PP portfolio with new impact copolymer that offers aesthetically appealing surfaces with potentially significant cost savings for home appliances & consumer goods

Sleek aesthetic coffee maker housing designed for cost-efficient injection molding with high-gloss and impact resistant, food-compliant SABIC® PP PPA20 impact copolymer.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announces the launch of a new impact copolymer (ICP) grade – SABIC® PP PPA20 – targeted at demanding home appliances as well as high-end cosmetics, furniture and other household consumer goods. Apart from its high gloss feature that enables production of aesthetically appealing surfaces, the new compound is developed to offer well-balanced mechanical properties and easy processability, making it a promising alternative to incumbent ABS materials in these markets.

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