BASF expands coatings business in ASEAN
Publish on 1/19/2009 08:01:58 PMBASF is expanding its coatings business in the Southeast Asian region with Thailand at the center , to serve the large coatings market in the region for motorcycles, industrial coatings, and the automotive industry. BASF (Thai) Limited has reached an agreement with Eason Paint Plc (Thailand) to become the manufacturing base for BASF customers across the region, including automotive and industrial coatings customers. BASF motorcycle coatings in Thailand will be exclusively produced by Eason Paint.
Linde Group and Samsung Engineering to build ethylene plant
Publish on 1/19/2009 08:01:10 PMThe Linde Group and its consortium partner Samsung Engineering, Korea, have been awarded the contract to build a turnkey ethylene plant in Dahej, India. The plant has been commissioned by the Indian company OPAL, a subsidiary of the state-owned ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd). The contract is worth around 1.030 billion euro in total, of which Linde誷 share is 350 million euro. The plant will be the largest of its kind in India and one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.
Plastindia 2009 sees 20% growth with 1,400 exhibitors
Publish on 1/19/2009 07:01:55 PMPLASTINDIA 2009, the 7th International Plastics Exhibition & Conference orgnised by PlastIndia Foundation is receiving overwhelming response from exhibitors all around the world including India. This 6-day mega event will take place from 4-9 February at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. Says Mr Arvind Mehta, President of PLASTINDIA Foundation, the organizing body of the event and the apex body presenting India誷 plastic industry, said that online booking for the exhibition has been a sellout.
New agent sparks growth for Cinpres
Publish on 1/19/2009 07:01:39 PMCinpres Gas Injection has appointed Spark Technologies as its new representative in India, to provide local sales and service support in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai regions. Spark Technologies takes the role of technical sales agents for Cinpres in India. Sanjay Pagare and K Ravindran, who have two decades of experience in plastics injection moulding and gas injection technology, head the firm.
Br焎kner steps up activity in CPP markets
Publish on 1/19/2009 07:01:47 PMZhejiang Great South East, one of China's largest film producers, and Br焎kner have successfully completed a brand new high performance CPP line. A perfect cooperation between the experts of both companies led to a swift and smooth start-up. Great South East's Chief Engineer, Mr. Fang Da Guan, says: "Since the very start of our new line we are continuously running 3 shifts non-stop. Moreover, the line speed has already almost reached the maximum specification.
Clariant's new China plant is now operational
Publish on 1/19/2009 07:01:31 PMClariant has begun production at its new manufacturing operation in Guangzhou, China. The new plant produces color and additive masterbatches for rapidly growing local markets and also serves as the Clariant center for fiber technology development for all of China. Being the largest growth market in Asia, China has been identified as a major destination where manufacturers have the potential to develop into leading global suppliers in their segments.
Unfulfilled PromisePhilippine food processors look on the bright side of the country's underperforming food exports, writes ROMY P. MARI袮S
Publish on 12/3/2008 11:12:02 AMIT HAS never looked brighter for the processed food sector in the Philippines, at least to Jesus Tanchanco Jr. An apparent optimist, Tanchanco is a Filipino food entrepreneur and exporter who formed the Food Entrepreneurs and Exporters of the Philippines, or FEEP, in 2005 搃n order to more effectively and efficiently address concerns and issues affecting Philippine food companies.? Until he organized FEEP, he had been a charter member of the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization Inc., or Philfoodex.
Palletizing takes a positive turn