Ringier honors plastics industry innovators

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:53 PM

The 2009 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for Plastics Industry recognised 33 latest technologies in a ceremony held on 17 September at the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou in Guangzhou.
Nypro will close injection moulding plant in Guangzhou

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:26 PM

Nypro Inc. will close its plant in Guangzhou and move production to its plant in Shenzhen. The consolidation is expected to be completed by February, 2010. The Clinton-based company is "consolidating to fewer, larger, full-service manufacturing operations in order to better serve our customers with greater scope and scale," said Nelson Ngai, group vice president of consumer and electronics.
Cardia Biohybrid multilayer films breakthrough for food contact market

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:51 PM

Cardia Bioplastics has lodged new provisional patents to protect this innovative technology, which expands its extensive patent portfolio. Cardia Bioplastics Managing Director Dr Frank Glatz said the multilayer film technology provides the food industry with excellent clarity, and mechanical and processing properties. "This development enables customers to move confidently into more sustainable packaging solutions and opens significant new market opportunities for Cardia Bioplastics, which extend from commodity packaging into the food packaging industry.
West officially opens first plant in China

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:26 PM

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has opened its first manufacturing operation in China - a plastic injection moulding factory in the Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Zone. The ISO: 9001- certified Shanghai plant will manufacture TrimTec and InsoCap closures for intravenous solution bottles. West expects the closures to help pharmaceutical companies meet the challenging drug safety standards in China. The company will also export the closures to other markets in Asia, Europe and South America.
Plexpo India targets Rs 300 crore business

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:32 PM

The Gujarat State Plastics Manufacturers Association (GSPMA) expects to generate business worth Rs 300 crore from the upcoming Plexpo India 2010 on 9-12 January 2010 in Gujarat as machinery manufacturers and polymer processing companies from South Asia and other regions show their interest on the Indian market. Of about 450 companies that are expected to participate in the exhibition, 50 would be from China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh together with Italy and Australia among others. Big players such as Reliance Polymers, Exxon Mobil Corp.
BASF aims to double Asia Pacific sales by 2020

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:12 PM

BASF lately outlined its Strategy 2020 for Asia Pacific. Through 2020, BASF aims to grow on average two percentage points faster than the Asia Pacific chemical market each year. With expected market growth of 4 to 5 percent per year, this would double regional sales by 2020 while earning a premium on cost of capital.
Iran Nano 2009 to have special stand for industrialists

Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:19 PM

The Iran Nano 2009 exhibition, to be held on 4-8 November will have a special stand for industrialists and industry managers to show them the commercial applications of nanotechnology. The section, which is designed as a booth called 'Nanotechnology Industrial Show', will be run by Aradin Company under Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC)'s supervision.
Complete solution for Hamza Industries

Publish on 12/3/2009 03:12:45 PM

A complete extrusion line for direct extrusion of highly filled PP pipe has gone into operation in Egypt. The KraussMaffei Berstorff line, complete with all downstream units, is now producing three-layer PP pipe for domestic waste at Hamza Industry Co., Cairo, Egyptian specialists in sanitary equipment. Direct extrusion, a combination of compounding and processing in one extruder, increases flexibility and cost- efficiency in production.

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