European plastics industry
Amidst obstacles in the global and local economies, Europe’s plastics industry is largely weathering the storm. Around 42% of the companies reported business performance as unchanged in the 2nd half of 2019 compared to the 1st half, while 31% said it was better. Even though plastic-related regulations and the public backlash against plastics are worrying most of the European plastics industry, one third of companies plan to invest more in 2020.
Responsibility with plastics recycling
At this year's Propak East Africa in Nairobi from 17 to 19 March, visitors to the shared trade fair stand (D9 in the Tsavo Hall) can find out how the recycling company Mr. Green Africa combines social responsibility with the highest specification technology and cost effectiveness. Since the beginning of the year a brand new INTAREMA® 1108 TVEplus® RegrindPro® with laser filter has been processing industrial and household waste plastic to produce recyclate at the company's plant in Nairobi. Trade fair visitors are invited to take part in Mr. Green Africa's plant tours on 18 and 25 March to see for themselves the recycling quality live in action.
Change process now finalized
The mechanical engineering company, based in Bonn, Germany, has announced additional investments to extend its Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare Packaging businesses for 2020. This will be achieved using funds worth double-digit millions of Euros, provided by the majority shareholder. The measures concerned will see the reallocation of human resources from the Automotive division to these other businesses. The reduction in staff levels announced in 2019 should be completed by the end of this year.
Arburg Technology Days 2020 Cancelled
In view of current developments regarding the Coronavirus, Arburg management decided on February 26th to cancel the International Technology Days from March 11th to 14th, 2020, in Lossburg.
New EVP in DSM
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announces that Helen Mets, currently Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials, is appointed as Executive Vice President Materials per 1 March 2020.
Italian plastics and CORONAVIRUS
The recent emergency caused by the “Coronavirus” (Covid 19) epidemic is a source of concern for Italy’s exporting companies, above all those which have intense business relationships with China.
High-performance packaging systems
Combined expertise at interpack: AVENTUS GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting its comprehensive range of packaging solutions at the leading trade fair for the packaging industry for the first time on 7–13 May. The joint venture founded in 2018 between the global market leaders HAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER will be presenting, among other machines, a particularly powerful system for free-flowing bulk materials. Apart from that, AVENTUS will be showcasing an energy-efficient maintenance-friendly palletiser at Booth C42 in Hall 15.
Extrusion Blow Moulded Packaging
Bekum, machine builder and specialist for extrusion blow moulded packaging, will be at the exhibition Interpack, at booth B32 in hall 13 and inform about packaging trends and pro-duction innovations. The focus is on the processing of recycling materials, calcium carbona-te (chalk) and newly developed PET materials, the processing of which Bekum specializes in as an industry leader. With the “Concept 808” machine study presented at the K 2019 trade fair, Bekum heralds the future of the extrusion blow moulding machine with more energy-efficient extrusion and very fast production changes for the up-to-date production of pack-aging.
Westlake Chemical® in Europe
Biesterfeld will begin to distribute Specialty Polymers from Westlake Chemical®. With immediate effect, the company will distribute the ELEVATE® EVA, EMAC® / EBAC® and TYMAX® products throughout Europe, including the UK and Ireland.
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