HARTING sees quality as the basis for market successMr. Philip Harting, Senior Vice President, HARTING Technology Group

Publish on 8/18/2008 12:08:15 PM

The goal of HARTING is to further develop its core markets and gain access to new markets in a world which is increasingly becoming a single international network. The company continues to be on the offensive side, according to Mr. Philip Harting Senior Vice President, Connectivity & Networks and in charge of the global business. In an interview conducted by International Metalworking News for Asia, Mr.
Commerce with a Conscience ---------- Ethical Trading in the Food IndustryBy NATASHA TELLES

Publish on 8/7/2008 06:08:55 PM

THE Globalization concept and the associated idea of a global marketplace have wrought many changes in the commercial arena over the past decade. One note-worthy measure was the formation of the Fair trade ethical trading initiative, to ensure producers experience fair working conditions and rewards for their labor throughout the world. Driven by the global campaign entitled "Make Poverty History", such initiatives have helped promote the values of sustainability and responsibility among suppliers in the food industry.
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Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:27 AM

Higher performance and dynamism for Allrounder A Arburg wouldn誸 be Arburg if it weren誸 constantly thinking up new well thought-out ways of expanding the modular Allrounder range. One new addition relates to the movement axes on the largest electric model to date, the Allrounder 570 A with a clamping force of 2,000 kN. Like many extensions and refinements to the Arburg range, this development was largely brought about in response to customer requests.
An attractive alternative

Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:57 AM

Silicone elastomers have become an absolute necessity in the automotive industry thanks to their superior properties. They will continue to gain in importance with respect to future requirements. Every car today contains a large number of silicone products. In cars, silicone products are principally used for sealing, bonding and protection, electrical insulation and vibration damping. Silicone moldings are made of (uncured) silicone rubber. They are molded by conventional plastics processing techniques, such as compression molding, transfer molding, injection molding or extrusion.
Attracting new players into the industry

Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:32 AM

The Philippine economy recorded its fastest growth in three decades with 7% achieved in 2007. Increased government spending, higher remittances from overseas Filipinos and a buoyant services sector fuelled growth. There is also a need for the country to attract investments to boost its various industries, in particular, the plastics and petrochemical industries. Peter L.
The modern masterbatch suppliers of tomorrowMichael Thiessenhusen

Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:49 AM

The market for colorant and additive concentrates (masterbatches) continues to grow. About 55% of the coloring aids are black (24%) and white batches (31%), with other colors accounting for about 25%. The most important fields of application are found in the automotive industry, in the packaging sector as well as in the production of household appliances and their components. Approximately 55% of masterbatches are used for conventional polyolefins.
Gaining strength in the region's thriving industrial sector

Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:13 AM

The "Power of Four" - a mega trade exhibition consisting of InterPlas Thailand 2008, InterMold Thailand 2008, Automotive Manufacturing 2008 and Assembly Technology 2008 - attracted 32,136 quality buyers to the 25,000-square-meter venue occupied by 800 exhibitors from over 20 countries. The event in particular played a significant role in the Southeast Asian region's plastics and rubber products manufacturing.
Technological innovations and solutions for high-quality plastics Rising demand for high-quality plastics in the electrical & electronics, automotive, medical and houseware sectors pressures companies to intensify R&D efforts.

Publish on 7/17/2008 10:07:18 AM

The 2008 edition of ASEANPLAS served as the hotbed of technological innovations and solutions for the plastics processing sector. The show, which attracted 317 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and economies, presented a wealth of state-of-the-art machinery, technologies, processes and solutions.



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