New grade permits lighter caps and closures

Borealis and Borouge have launched an advanced grade of their BorPure HDPE range designed to reduce weight in caps and closures. BorPure MB5568 was launched in Europe by Borealis in early 2014 and will get its Asian launch at Chinaplas in April. more »

Mar 25, 2014 by in News

Dow Styrofoam to switch to HBCD FR alternative

Following the announcement that Dow has completed the conversion of its Styrofoam extruded polystyrene foam plants in Japan to new Polymeric Flame Retardant (PolyFR) technology, the group says that other regions around the world will follow suit. more »

Feb 19, 2014 by in News

SPE ANTEC Dubai inspires further conference plans

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC Dubai 2014 technical conference concluded last week on a note of optimism for SPE’s strategy of taking its plastics educational program global. more »

Feb 11, 2014 by in News

Palram Israel takes delivery of KraussMaffei Berstorff line

Palram Israel Ltd. has recently been producing multi-layer PVC sheets with a finished width of 2030mm for a wide range of applications on a KraussMaffei Berstorff coextrusion line. more »

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Plastic closures officially ‘more popular’ than metal

Plastic beverage caps and closures are now more popular than metal closures, according to a new report from Canadean. more »

Jan 23, 2014 in News

The truth behind the so-called “plastic bag ban” in the UAE

Words by Michael Laurier, CEO of Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc. more »

Jul 23, 2013 in News

Extruder combination allows recycled profile production

In response to the trend towards increasing use of recycled materials in profiles, battenfeld-cincinnati will demonstrate a newly designed extruder combination. more »

Jul 16, 2013 in News

Cap developed for thinner bottles

A plastic closure manufacturer has developed a new cap for edible oil. more »

Jun 26, 2013 in News

New PET system said to offer energy savings

A specialist in compounding equipment claims it has developed a system that can lower energy costs for PET production. more »

Jun 26, 2013 in News

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