Berlin Packaging: US group continues to expand

Containers and closures made of PET, PE-HD, PP and acrylic (Photo: Raepak) Berlin Packaging (Chicago, Illinois / USA) has struck again: With the 14th acquisition in Europe in the past five years, the US packaging group with European headquarters in Milan is continuing its expansion course. The latest acquisition is the British packaging manufacturer Raepak […]

They banned the food supplement we all consume

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said the widely used food additive, known as the artificial coloring agent E171 in food packaging, is “no longer considered safe” for consumption because it contains titanium dioxide nanoparticles that can damage DNA. Safe levels of daily intake could not be established. The European Commission and the individual EU […]

Polyethylene: Nova Chemicals declares force majeure in Canada

Cracker in Corunna, Canada (Photo: Nova Chemicals) After a technical problem in the cracker of Nova Chemicals (Calgary, Alberta / Canada) in Corunna in the Canadian province of Ontario, the company had to shut down the plant. The cracker supplies all polyethylene production in the Detroit area. At the same time, Nova Force Majeure (FM) […]

Synova: Recycling specialist strengthens the board

Dr. Willem Sederel (Foto: Circular Biobased Delta) The recycling company Synova (Maassluis / Netherlands) has appointed Dr. Willem Sederel appointed to the board. “Dr. Sederel is an industry veteran with a proven track record of bringing new technologies to market and scaling up new technologies in the chemical and polymer industries, “said Van Morris, who […]

Coperion / RenCom: Start of production for biomaterial made from wood

16.03.2021 The thermoplastic biomaterial Renol is based on wood. (Photo: RenCom) RenCom AB, Knivsta (Sweden), has now started production of the lignin-based thermoplastic biomaterial Renol. Following extensive tests in the Coperion extrusion technology center in Stuttgart, RenCom and Coperion developed the Renol extrusion process. By using the ZSK twin screw extruder technology, lignin can be […]

Russia: Exploding prices in all major segments

Significant price increases up to historic all-time highs characterize the markets worldwide, and thus also the Russian market for standard thermoplastics in February 2021. PE grades, PP and PET are growing in the double-digit percentage range. Despite the tense global supply situation, the prices for PVC felt almost on the spot. The sales prices for […]

Trinseo: Massive surcharges for polystyrene, ABS and polycarbonate

PS granulates of the “Styron” brand (Photo: Trinseo) The surcharges are tough: with immediate effect, Trinseo (Berwyn, Pennsylvania / USA) wants the prices for PS-GP (“Styron” brand) and PS-HI (“Styron”, “Styron A-Tech”, “Styron C -Tech “and” Styron X-Tech “) by 520 EUR / t. The company announced surcharges of 430 EUR / t for ABS […]

KD Feddersen: TPE distribution for Trinseo

TPS-SEBS for cup holders (Photo: KD Feddersen) The distributor for technical plastics KD Feddersen (Hamburg) is now the official sales partner for TPE, TPU materials and bioplastics from Trinseo (Berwyn, Pennsylvania / USA) in Germany and several important countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. “With Trinseo we have gained an important supplier who excellently […]

Johns Manville: Fiberglass recycling in Slovakia

Shredder supply of the fiber optic waste intended for recycling (Photo: Johns Manville) The US glass fiber manufacturer and insulation material producer Johns Manville (JM, Denver, Colorado / USA) has installed a recycling plant for glass fibers in the existing plant in Trnava, Slovakia. The unit – part of an investment program of around EUR […]

SAN: Trinseo declares force majeure for material from Terneuzen

The company sells SAN under the brand name “Tyril” (Photo: Trinseo) Trinseo (Berwyn, Pennsylvania / USA) declared force majeure on February 3, 2021 for SAN production at the Terneuzen site in the Netherlands. The inadequate supply of the intermediate product ACN is affecting production, said a company representative. The plant could therefore not produce in […]