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Market Study: Flame Retardants
The catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has shown how important fire protection is - Flame retardants can delay the development of fires.
Clariant Offers Future-Proofing for Next-Gen Drug Packaging, Delivery Devices at MD&M 2018
An important topic at MD&M 2018 will be the need for drug makers to prepare to re-test and re-certify plastic materials used in packaging and drug-delivery-devices for all new and existing drugs by May 2020.
CHINAPLAS 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall
In line with unprecedented rapid development of technology, CHINAPLAS, after 31editions of advancement, is evolving, in response to the needs of the industries.
VDW Hosted the second Technology Symposium in the Lead Market of China
Following a lengthy lean period, China, the most important market for the German machine tool industry, is regaining momentum.
Recycling Plastic Waste in KZN
Thousands of bags filled with litter were prevented from entering the sea off the KwaZulu-Natal coast this past month thanks to various beach-clean ups organized by the Plastics|SA Sustainability Division.
BASF Particle Foam used in manufacture Food Packaging
An internationally active manufacturer of molded parts made from particle foams, is now offering packaging made from biomass-balanced Styropor.
Plastics Recycling Figures - More South Africans Recycling
Growing Awareness of Recycling Resulting in More Post-consumer and Post-industrial Plastics Being Made Available for Reuse
Growth in Plastics Recycling Industry
Most notable being the 5,9% increase in the recycling rate of plastics and diversion of waste from the country’s landfills.
CHINAPLAS 2018 Paves the Way to Plastics’ Future
For the plastics and rubber industries, foundations for manufacturing, innovation and technology advances are always in order.
Packaging trade show boosts business in the Western Cape
Propak Cape attracted thousands of visitors keen to find out about latest technologies and innovations in packaging and related industries.
Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards
Mpact Plastics Atlantis and Shaft Technical Mouldings’Eco Spice grinder was presented with a gold award in the food category.
PET on the Rise: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Rigid Plastic Containers
Plastic containers are available in the most diverse designs, shapes, and materials and can be used in a wide variety of applications.
Milestone in New Production JV for Light & Process Stabilizers in China
Clariant is a leading supplier of light stabilizer solutions and highly-regarded for its advanced technologies for Plastics & Coatings.
Facts About Polystyrene as a Packaging Medium
Mpact Versapak has engaged with the Polystyrene Association of South Africa to develop a campaign that will eliminate the many myths about polystyrene as a packaging medium and bring the facts to the forefront.
Flexible Packaging End-of-line Integrated Systems
Barry-Wehmiller to Enhance Focus on Flexible Packaging and End-of-line Integrated Systems
PlastiColors has recently launched their New Masterbatch Value Range
PlastiColors found a need in the market for a range of standard quality colours that would be available to clients at economical pricing, regardless of volume.
PMS Plastics Exhibiting Machines at Complast
PMS Plastics will be exhibiting their machines at the Complast Show 2017
Mpact Versapak - Newly Developed Heataway Food Packaging Containers
With aromas such beef lasagne, lamb ricotta cannelloni, malva pudding and Dutch pear and caramel sauce filling the air, the exhibitors had little trouble finding their way to the Mpact Versapak stand.
Facilan is the World's First Soft Touch 3D Printing Material
Facilan C8 is a step change in 3D printing enabling the best-looking parts at the best dimensional accuracy.
Clariant introduces additive solutions
Production of high performance additives in China is scheduled to begin in 2018.
Converting from Steel to Aluminium Beverage Cans
Bears Fruit for SA's Metal Packaging and Recycling Industries.
DSM signs technology partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport GmbH
TMG is a high performance development, testing and manufacturing company, offeringa wide range of technical services as well as its involvement in various motorsport disciplines.
South Africans Urged to Recycle Their Polystyrene
and businesses urged to recycle their polystyrene as demand outstrips supply.
Manufacturing in the Western Cape and the potential for Intra Africa Trade
Manufacturing is the second biggest sector in the Western Cape and contributes about 15% to the South African manufacturing sector output.
Plastic Pipe Conference is a Success Says PPCA
A record number of 420 delegates attended the 5th China International Plastic Pipe Conference that took place in Hangzhou.
South African Packaging and Plastics Industries Raise R45 000 For New Seabird Hospital
The South African plastics and packaging industries managed to raise an incredible R45 000 for a much needed seabird hospital at SANCCOB’s Cape Town centre.
In-Mould Labeling for Cosmetic Packaging Containers
Mpact Plastics is proud to have added Dove to this list of iconic brands. Mpact was involved in the new Dove Baby range by supplying two jars that form part of this moisturising product range.
Propak Cape showcases new technology and latest products
Propak Cape has already attracted hundreds of visitors who want to learn about the latest developments and technology in packaging and related industries.
Polyoak Signs Pledge to Prevent Pellet Loss
Polyoak Packaging to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately in the ocean, by signing a pledge to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss.
3D-printed metal mould inserts - higher demands for mould design
In the past two years, 3D-printed plastic mould inserts have revolutionized the mould manufacturing in the plastics processing industry.
KraussMaffei Group on path for growth
Orders and sales up significantly year over year, increase of up to 10 percent compared to 2016.
The Marchesini Group at Pharmtech 2017
Marchesini Group will be taking part in the 19th edition of Pharmtech, the International exhibition of equipment, raw materials and technologies for the pharmaceutical industry.
SAPPMA Highlights Achievements in 2017 in the Plastic Pipe Industry
Business conditions are not ideal and long term planning is a very shaky science at present, but we managed to grow and expand our footprint this past year.
BASF PBT Barrier Material for Food Packaging and Cosmetics
BASF expands its product line of food contact grade PBTs with a PBT superior when it comes to oxygen transmission.
Sleeping Bags Made from Upcycled PVC
We upcycle PVC advertising billboards destined for landfill into survival sleeping bags.
Mpact Plastics Paper Recycling
Mpact Plastics Pinetown has turned their focus to paper recycling for the good of the communities in which they operate.
XTRA stretch-blow system for PET bottles from SIPA
A revolutionary stretch-blow system for production of PET bottles is being unveiled by PET processing technology specialist SIPA at Drinktec.
Packaging conference and free-to-attend seminars at Propak Cape
Business decision-makers, purchasing influencers and other industry professionals will be heading to Propak Cape in October.
Clariant Introduces Desiccant Tablets for Moisture Testing of Blister Packs
introducing Tri-Sorb molecular sieve desiccant tablets specifically designed for USP <671> moisture permeability testing at several upcoming industry events.
CHINAPLAS 2018 moves to Shanghai's Convention Center
CHINAPLAS 2018 will be held for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Hongqiao, Shanghai.
Mpact takes their factories online
Mpact Plastics has developed the second generation of DVD’s to help educate a vast target audience.
Polystyrene Recycling Takes Off in PE and Durban
Residents and businesses urged to recycle their polystyrene as demand outstrips supply.
Clariant to increase prices for products containing titanium dioxide and/or carbon black pigments
Global price increase effective October 1st or as soon as contracts allow.
Market Study: Plastic Caps & Closures - Europe
Nowadays, information is available in overwhelming amounts. But what is the best way to find the crucial data.
Element Six Introduces New Grade of PDC Diamond Optimised For Automotive Industry
Synthetic Diamond Market Leader Expands Portfolio to Offer Greater Aluminium Precision Machining Options in Automotive Manufacturing
International Coastal Clean-Up Day
Record Numbers of Volunteers Participate in 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up Day.
EMO sets the pace for the future of manufacturing
A veritable hotbed for business success; a fantastic window onto the global market; a pacesetter for the future of manufacturing − those are just a few of the ways in which participating exhibitors have described the outcome of EMO Hannover 2017.
Dual Mpact for Wadeville Plant
With September heralding the onset of spring, the spotlight is firmly focused on the environment. Not only does nature begin to renew itself in September but it is also South Africa’s annual Clean-up & Recycling month, which highlights the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste.
Mpact Plastics Wadeville purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure
Mpact sheds excess weight - Mpact Plastics Wadeville purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure, known in the industry as a CSD8 closure, which is a substitute for the heavier CSD5 closure.
German Machine Tool Manufacturers Tackle Industry 4.0 Together
The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) presents the industry initiative of the German machine tool industry for networked production for the first time at the EMO Hannover 2017.
How does training motivate your work force
Companies can demonstrate their commitment to employees and enhance employee motivation by investing in employee training.
Clariant enters partnership with Tiangang for production of high-end polymer additives in China
The multi-million CHF investment of Clariant’s Performance Additives business and Tiangang will establish a world-class production facility in China to meet the growing local demand for process and light stabilizer additives in various growing industries such as textiles or automotive.
Pipes xi Conference Sets the Bar High for Local Plastic Pipe Industry
300 delegates attended two days of world class presentation on water infrastructure and engineering at SAPPMA and PPCA’S spin-off conference.
Polyester enabling a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions
Solvay partners with Husky to develop Verian HBP an advanced high barrier polyester enabling a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions.
Market Study Adhesives World
Nowadays, information is available at the push of a button, always, and in overwhelming amounts. But what is the best way to find the crucial data?
Trinseo Announces Price Increases for Polystyrene and Copolymers in Europe
Effective September 1 2017 or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for the products listed below will increase as follows.
Manufacturing Indaba Heads to Kwazulu-Natal to Address Provincial Manufacturers
KwaZulu-Natal's manufacturing sector is the second largest in the country, following Gauteng Province.
Progressively larger volumes of data smooth the path of machine learning for adoption in production operations
Large quantities of data are essential for machine learning without them it’s simply not possible.
Free to attend seminars and workshops at Electra Mining Botswana
Business decision-makers, purchasing influencers and other industry professionals will be heading to Electra Mining Botswana in September.
ASB to Demonstrate High Speed Cosmetic Molding and Advanced Machine Control Technology at IPF
Nissei ASB Machine a world leading manufacturer of machines for one-step injection stretch blow molding of PET and other plastics will exhibit at the IPF 2017 exhibition.
Propak Cape trade exhibition to showcase latest products and innovation
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest products being launched to market and to view machinery in action during live demonstrations.
Polystyrene Packaging Council Changes Name to Polystyrene Association of South Africa
The Polystyrene Packaging Council has announced that it is changing its corporate name to the Polystyrene Association of South Africa.
Electra Mining Botswana 2017 to showcase latest products and technologies
Victaulic will be introducing an unprecedented solution for the mining industry at Electra Mining Botswana.
Strong Figures Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Polyethylene
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the type of polyethylene offering the highest rigidity and least flexibility.
Process automation Cloud solutions
Cloud solutions are on everyone’s lips: digitalised data in app-based strongholds in the clouds are being tasked with automating processes and rendering them more efficient.
Dow Chemical and PVC4PIPES to sponsor Plastic Pipes XIX
The Dow Chemical Company has confirmed its sponsorship of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition at Gold Level.
African marine waste conference in Port Elizabeth
The 2017 African Marine Waste Conference took place from the 9th to the 13th of July in Port Elizabeth.
Digitalisation is the EMOs leitmotif
The paramount tasks for manufacturers and users of machine tools are entailed by digitalisation.
Proven Standard Plastic Ceresana Publishes New Study on Polypropylene
Polypropylene (PP) is the second most important standard plastic after polyethylene, compatible with many processing technologies, and used for the most diverse applications.
Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017
Hogan Lovells has opened the call for applications for the Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017.
Solvay PPSU polymer innovative breastfeeding system from Hegen
Solvays PPSU enables Hegen’s bottle to perform reliably at temperatures between -20°C and 180°C .
The Marchesini Group acquires 40% of Vibrotech
Group turnover hits 297 million Euro - A boom of +23% in orders received.
So much more than Plastic Packaging
Innovation and value based product development is the forefront for most companies.
One Step ISBM Machine at Drinktec 2017
ASB will display of some of the most interesting recent updates in injection stretch-blow molded packaging technology.
TMS will be at industrial technology exhibition 2017
TMS is pleased to announce that we will be at KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017.
Conference on Biobased Materials for Automotive Applications
The amount of plastics in modern cars is constantly increasing.
Four fold benefits with FOURWORX milling cutters
Even with its smallest diameter, FOURWORX® delivers four times more in high-feed machining.
Biocomposites Providing Benefits to Industry Consumers and Environment
The Biocomposites Conference Cologne BCC will take place on 6 and 7 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany.
PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition
BAERLOCHER NOW MAIN CO-SPONSOR OF PLASTIC PIPES XIX.
Bio-based materials for VAUDE’s new Skarvan range.
Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® has been used in the production of bio-based materials for VAUDE’s new Skarvan range.
Free access to 177 000 polymer additives and plastics materials
More than 177,000 technical datasheets for polymer additives and plastics material now searchable for the first time on KunststoffWeb and Plasteurope through SpecialChem Universal Selector.
The days of the traditional machine tool are not numbered
Additive technologies as the icing on the cake at the EMO Hannover 2017
The new Capa 6800D for Bioplastics
The new Capa 6800D for Bioplastics extends Perstorp’s range of products for biodegradable food applications.
Arburg is presenting smart machines processes
Hybrid Allrounders 1120 H and 920 H with new Gestica control system and new design.
Anniversary 25 years of Arburg in China
Arburg is celebrating the anniversary of "25 years of Arburg in China" in style in 2017.
Tool and metrological technology indispensable for Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 is progressively emerging as the crucial factor in the race for leading-edge technology and market shares in the future.
Marchesini Group new Dumek brand American cosmetic packaging market
The Marchesini Group will be taking part in Pack Expo Las Vegas from 25th to 27th September
Aluminium cans and metal packaging Recycling
Aluminium and steel packaging are the world’s most recycled packaging and are literally worth their weight in gold.
Market Study on Expandable Polystyrene EPS
The tragic fire catastrophe of the Grenfell Tower in London directed the public attention towards building envelopes.
Kaeser Compressed air and Industrie 4.0 at EMO
Compressed air and Industrie 4.0 – Kaeser Kompressoren has precisely the right solutions for deriving maximum benefit from this powerful combination.
India Day at the EMO Hannover 2017
India Day at the EMO Hannover 2017will be showcasing potentials for production technology and capital investment.
Solvay Radel PPSU enables first all plastic stop valve
Solvay’s Radel® PPSU enables CiXi Zhenpeng to introduce the industry’s first all-plastic stop valve for pressurized hot water systems in HVAC applications.
Are machine tools safe
The safety of machine tools is a major issue. Complex machinery, high speeds, and highpower levels can be a dangerous mixture for the operator.
Injection Moulding Tips to Save You Money
Injection moulding may be one of the most popular and effective plastic manufacturing processes however it is not cheap.
8 Uses of Inspection Systems in The Filling Plant
As the demands for product quality and compliance increase, so do the requirements for managing the entire product lifecycle, modern quality standards demand that a container is continuously checked along all areas of a filling line.
BOY XXS table top machine
The Table-Top-Machine is suitable for an industrial continuous use and is particularly suitable for micro injection molding-applications.
Excellent mood prevailed at CHINAPLAS 2017
An excellent mood prevailed at CHINAPLAS 2017, with itsrecord number of 155,258 professional visitors, from all over the world
Sven Riddle takes up the reins at Propak Africa and Propak Cape
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery has announced the promotion of Sven Riddle to Event Director of the highly successful trade exhibitions Propak Africa and Propak Cape.
Local wine and olive oil sectors on show at Propak Cape 2017
The UK accounts for 35% of South Africa's bulk wine exports to the EU market.
Propak Cape Western Cape agri-processing sector
The Western Cape Province is currently South Africa’s leading agricultural export region.
CLEAN-UP AND RECYCLE WEEK SA 2017
Clean-up and Recycle SA Week is an annual initiative by the local plastics industry, supported and endorsed by the various packaging streams and retailers.
SAVA hosted successful Vinyls SA Conference
Delegates representing the leaders of the local PVC industry, the media and other interested parties attended the presentations by international and local experts that centred around issues relating to the manufacture, use and recycling of PVC.
Market Study Polyvinyl Chloride PVC
The market research institute Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the world market for PVC.
Electra Mining Botswana attracting top names and industry support
Leading local and international suppliers to the mining, industrial and power generation sectors have embraced the business growth opportunity that Electra Mining Botswana presents in the region.
Machine Tools Africa (MTA) a game changer
The decision to make Machine Tools Africa (MTA) a standalone expo has paid off hugely for exhibitors and visitors alike, with exhibitors praising the quality of the visitor, and visitors impressed by the number and standard of the exhibitors.
Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be opening the EMO Hannover 2017
Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will in Septemberbe ceremonially opening the EMO Hannover 2017.
Trinseo to Acquire API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A. have signed a definitive agreement for Trinseo to acquire API.
PIPES XI Conference and Exhibition in South Africa
The two-day conference takes place on 4-5 September 2017 at the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre.
North American shipments of plastics machinery posted a decline in Q1 of 2017
The preliminary estimate for shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding equipment) for reporting companies totaled $305.3 million in the first quarter.
SA Plastics World Oceans Day Beach Clean Up uShaka
The South African plastics industry recently launched Operation Clean Sweep on World Oceans Day (8 June 2017) at the uShaka Marine World, Durban.
Green Liquid Additive Converts Plastic to Biodegradable Wax Avoiding Centuries of Post Use Litter
A new liquid additive from Riverdale Global instantly alters the polymer structure of plastics during processing...
SAPPMA released local industry's first Policy Statement for Supply of Gaseous Fuels using Polyethylene (PE) Pipes
SAPPMA released local industry's first Policy Statement for Supply of Gaseous Fuels using Polyethylene (PE) Pipes
PET bottle to bottle recycling results on Starlinger line
The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results.
Recycled plastic product of the year competition
SAPRO is proud to announce the sixth prestigious competition, with the aim of acknowledging the wide variety of products that are locally manufactured using recycled materials.
4 Packaging Automation Mistakes to Avoid
For packaging lines in particular automation is a popular option especially since custom automation solutions now encompass every step of the production process and supply chain.
BOY Injection Moulding Machines Stand at Chinaplas 2017
A highly frequented Chinaplas 2017 and a lively interest in 3D-printed metal moulds for the application in injection moulding machines at Chinaplas 2017..
World Market Study for all Major Plastic Additives
Plastics would not exist without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties.
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