Battenfeld taken over by Wittmann
Following the consent of the board of creditors and subject to an inspection in accordance with the anti-trust laws, the Austrian manufacturer of injection molding machines, Battenfeld, will in future be part of the Wittmann Group. This means that Battenfeld and Wittmann together will be the first company in the world to offer a fully-integrated product range for injection molding. Under a new owner, Battenfeld can look forward to a positive future, and successfully maintain and expand its customer relations. Battenfeld and Wittmann together employ more than 1,500 staff worldwide. Both companies will continue to offer their products and services separately on the world market: “The integration of both companies leads to significant advantages for our customers and we are sure to expand our worldwide market position in the process,?according to Dr. Werner Wittmann and Georg Tinschert.
www.battenfeld-imt.com www.wittmann-robot.at Borouge expands polyolefins operations beyond Borouge 2
Borouge has initiated a feasibility study for Borouge 3: a further expansion of its polyolefin operations in Abu Dhabi to add approximately 2.5 million tons per year up to 2014. The proposed expansion would enable Borouge, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis, to meet the growing demands o f s p e c i f i c p o l y e t h y l e n e a n d polypropylene markets in the Middle East and Asia in pursuit of its strategy to create value through innovation. Included in the Borouge 3 development scheme is a Low Density Polyethlene (LDPE) unit to produce high performance material for wire & cable applications. Borouge co-owner Borealis is already the market leader in wire & cable applications and this expansion would strengthen its global market leadership. The feasibility study will also explore ways to increase Borouge's competitive position in pipe, automotive and advanced packaging applications to serve customers with completely new product generations.
www.borouge.com Zeller Plastik drives innovation in edible oil packaging
Global Closure Systems (GCS), a leading worldwide supplier of plastic and metal closing and dispensing systems, announced that Zeller Plastik, one of its partner companies, is working withMalaysian edible oil manufacturer, Lamsoon, to launch new closures for the companies line of edible oil products. These new closures will add significantly more convenience for consumers by reducing spillage and smoothing pouring. The new closures, launched initially for products ranging from 1.25 kg to 3 kg (5 kg will launch after marketing feedback) significantly enhance the overall consumer experience with Lamsoon's range of products. Building on GCS closure concepts used in Europe, these new closures are a one-piece snap hinge design that combines several innovative features in one compact design. The closure dispensing spout incorporates a drip-free pourer that cuts the flow of oil immediately when angled back. In addition, the closure features a self-draining system allowing oil to flow back into the bottle.
www.gcs.com SABIC IP begins producing long glass fiber-reinforced composites in Korea to better serve Asian customers
To provide enhanced service and support for customers in Korea and Asia the fastest-growing market in the world SABIC Innovative Plastics opens a major production line at its Chung-Ju, Korea facility. The new line will produce LNP* Verton* long glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites, which are widely used across the burgeoning automotive, telecommunications, and appliance industries in Asia. The company's continued investment in new production facilities such as the LNP Verton composite liAir Jordan VII 7 Shoes