Bavaria Yachtbau: Shortage of materials leads to more warehousing

Michael Müller (left) and Marc Diening (Photo: Bavaria Yachtbau) On August 1, 2021, Germany’s largest manufacturer of sports boats, Bavaria Yachtbau (Giebelstadt), will have a new boss: Marc Diening (45) will succeed Michael Müller (64), who is moving to the company’s advisory board. For the past five years, Diening was head of the fire protection […]

SAN: Trinseo ends force majeure for deliveries from Terneuzen

The company sells SAN under the brand name “Tyril” (Photo: Trinseo) On June 2, 2021, Trinseo (Berwyn, Pennsylvania / USA) lifted the force majeure for SAN deliveries from the Terneuzen location in the Netherlands. The plant is now running at full load again, said a company representative. The sufficient supply of the preliminary product ACN […]

Trinseo: Feasibility study for European pilot plant for bio-butadiene

This is how it should work: Production of bio-butadiene (Photo: ETB) Can a pilot plant for the production of butadiene from renewable raw materials be built and operated economically in Europe? A feasibility and profitability study that the US plastics group Trinseo (Berwyn, Pennsylvania / USA) intends to conduct together with the Russian technology start-up […]

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 […]

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 […]