Holliday Pigments invests in 'greener' facilities
Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:18 PMHolliday Pigments has invested €2M in an effluent treatment plant (ETP) at its main manufacturing site in Comines, Northern France. Following the €7.5M implementation of a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) plant in 2004, the site is now the world's largest ultramarine manufacturing plant complying with all European environmental laws. This latest initiative further supports its strive for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard certification by year-end 2010 and has been funded, in part, by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Artois- Picardie.
Kreyenborg high-end backflush filter for clean production
Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:07 PMAfter already a series of systems of the V-type screen changer of Kreyenborg GmbH, Germany have proven their effectiveness with the processing of PET, now the first filter with the special power backflush technology is in operation in a polyolefin line. In the direct extrusion of shredded HDPE blow moulding articles, it provides for the production of high quality sheets for the automotive industry. The line responds to the demands of the customer on his production process.
Ringier honors plastics industry innovators
Publish on 12/3/2009 04:12:53 PMThe 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 PMNypro 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 PMCardia 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 PMWest 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 PMThe 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