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LyondellBasell starts construction of Hyperzone PE Plant at its La Porte complex

LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, has broken ground on the first commercial Hyperzone polyethylene (PE) plant at its La Porte, Texas, complex. The plant will be capable of producing 500,000 metric tonnes of high density polyethylene (HDPE) annually and will.
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  • Ensinger acquires Swiss-based next composites

Materials News

Covestro to further increase Shanghai polycarbonate production to 60 Ktpa in 2019

Shortly after doubling its polycarbonate (PC) production capacity at its Shanghai site to 400,000 tonnes per year, Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) will again significantly expand its capacity to 600,000 tonnes per year. With this step, which is achieved through.
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  • Croda to start its £27 million investment project in Hull

Machinery News

KraussMaffei integrates and plans for double-digit growth in China

German machinery maker KraussMaffei Group, which covers brands of KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, is currently taking over management responsibility for the rubber sites of ChemChina, which acquired the company last year. “The facilities are not yet consolidated but.
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  • Wittmann Battenfeld bankrolls capacity expansion at Kottingbrunn facility

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Arburg closes 2016 on high note; electric machines lead sales

German injection moulding machine maker Arburg scored a record consolidated turnover of EUR630 million in 2016, its third in a row, said Gerhard Böhm Managing Director Sales of Arburg, speaking at the Media Day, held in conjunction with Chinaplas 2017 in Guangzhou. The sales of electric machines rose further to 27%, with Arburg’s new electric entry-level Golden Electric machine series having contributed to this, according to Böhm. “We launched this a year ago and it has been very well received by customers.” Hybrid machines, which combine electric speed and precision.
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  • Wintec catering to Asian markets finds growth in auto sector

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources, and even with challenges on the horizon, the industry is taking it in its stride, says Angelica Buan. Malaysia is the world’s fifth largest producer of natural rubber after Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and China, and home to Top Glove Corporation, Hartalega Holdings, Supermax Corporation, Kossan Rubber Industries, Rubberex Corporation, and other major glove makers.
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  • Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Arburg closes 2016 on high note; electric machines lead sales

German injection moulding machine maker Arburg scored a record consolidated turnover of EUR630 million in 2016, its third in a row, said Gerhard Böhm Managing Director Sales of Arburg, speaking at the Media Day, held in conjunction with Chinaplas 2017 in Guangzhou. The sales of electric machines rose further to 27%, with Arburg’s new electric entry-level Golden Electric machine series having contributed to this, according to Böhm. “We launched this a year ago and it has been very well received by customers.” Hybrid machines, which combine electric speed and precision.
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  • Wintec catering to Asian markets finds growth in auto sector

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