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Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers will step up production as the Covid-19 pandemic rages across the world, according to the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA). In a statement issued on 17 March 2020, MARGMA president Denis Low said it is the manufacturers’ duty to further step up productivity to cater to the enormous requirements for protective medical gloves.

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The entrepreneurial families Hehl und Keinath, owners of Arburg, have taken over German RepRap GmbH, based in Feldkirchen, in mid-February 2020. Founded in 2010, German RepRap is a manufacturer of industrial 3D systems. With its Freeformer, injection moulding specialist Arburg had a successful entry in the AM market entry in 2013.

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Effective immediately, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group, a provider of speciality chemicals and complete solutions for the industry, cooperates with the engineering and mechanical engineering company CeraCon. The company develops and produces processing systems and materials for one-component PU foam seals, used in – among other things – high-voltage batteries of electric vehicles.

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nova-Institut GmbH announced that because of general event bans in Germany due to the corona virus, it will not be able to hold its two major conferences next week, i.e.:

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The value of primary plastics machinery (injection moulding and extrusion) shipments in North America increased in Q4 2019, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (Plastics) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).

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Feica – Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry is inviting experts to share their knowledge and experience with an international audience of industry leaders and stakeholders at the 2020 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo, which will take place at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland, from 9 until 11 September 2020.

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Dow Chemical Thailand is conducting a feasibility study to expand capacity of its chemical plant in Thailand, seeking to serve growing demand for its chemical products by industry in the region. The company expects the study be completed by 2021, followed by an expansion project and investment budget.

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On 13 March 2020, Messe Düsseldorf announced that it is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. Furthermore, Messe Düsseldorf announced that the drupa trade fair scheduled for 16 – 26 June 2020 will be postponed to 20 – 30 April 2021.

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BorgWarner Inc. and Delphi Technologies PLC have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which BorgWarner will acquire Delphi Technologies in an all-stock transaction that values the enterprise at approximately USD 3.3 billion. The acquisition would strengthen BorgWarner’s power electronics products, capabilities and scale, creating a leader in electrified propulsion systems.

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Huntsman Corporation announced the appointment of two presidents to jointly lead its new, combined spray polyurethanes foam (SPF) business comprising Demilec and Icynene-Lapolla, both leading North American manufacturers and distributors of SPF insulation systems for residential and commercial applications.

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