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Dow Chemical working to fuel customers' growth


November 14, 2013 11:50 am ET

Officials at Dow Chemical Co. are looking forward to the opportunities that new polyethylene capacity will bring to the North American plastics market.

More firms introduce bio-based materials


November 14, 2013 11:46 am ET

Sustainability and biopolymers were on the minds of Arkema Group, Croda Coatings & Polymers and Biotec GmbH & Co. KG at K 2013.

Kraussmaffei Berstorff, Zeppelin partner for new turnkey compounding plants


November 12, 2013 2:37 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Compounding extruder-maker KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH announced at K2013 that it is partnering with Zeppelin Systems GmbH to build turnkey compounding plants.

Bacteria research succeeds at Fraunhofer Umsicht


November 5, 2013 2:22 pm ET

At the Fraunhofer Umsicht environmental, safety and energy technology institute in Oberhausen, Germany, researchers have developed an antibacterial solution that they claim "gives no chance for bacteria," as it involves highly efficient impregnation with nano silver particles into the outer surface of molded parts.

Germany's IKT develops processes, material solutions


November 5, 2013 2:17 pm ET

The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University exhibited for the first time at a K show this year, focusing in the "Science Campus" area of the fair on lightweight construction and bioplastics themes.

Geiss reports strong sales from K 2013


October 31, 2013 5:00 pm ET

Geiss Thermoforming AG, the German manufacturer of thermoforming machines, and trimming and milling equipment, sold 11 pieces of machinery at K 2013, generating sales of more than 4 million euros ($5.5 million), said Michael Roche, general manager of the U.S. operation, Geiss LLC.

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Firms partner on hygiene packaging film


October 30, 2013 3:47 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has partnered with Hosokawa Alpine AG to create a five-layer hygiene compression packaging film.

Reduction Engineering reports successful K show


October 30, 2013 2:29 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Selling one machine off your stand might be down to luck, but selling several during a trade show is surely proof of concept. And that's why Ohio's Reduction Engineering Sheer is so pleased with its appearance at K 2013 — it's proved beyond doubt that its new JV air knife is what people want.

Bühler and ITW work together on PET optical sortation


October 30, 2013 2:15 pm ET

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY -- Bühler Holding AG, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany, is promoting its work with ITW Poly Recycling GmbH, a partnership that set out to develop a bespoke integrated optical sorting station based on its Sortex technology.

Starlinger technology recycles highly contaminated plastics


October 30, 2013 2:09 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Austrian Starlinger & Co. GmbH has unveiled a development that enables the recycling of highly contaminated, post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste such as washed household refuse and agricultural films, as well as heavily printed material.

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