Switch to

Due to the Hennecke Group’s steady growth and the integration of Hennecke-OMS (former ‘Impianti OMS’) at the end of 2017, Hennecke has restructured parts of its external organization and worldwide agency network. On 1 April 2019 CTM UK Ltd. became the exclusive agent for the entire Hennecke Group product range in the UK and Ireland and is now offering a comprehensive range of services that focuses on the machine and systems technology portfolio of both core brands, Hennecke Polyurethane Technology and Hennecke-OMS.

read more

Covestro and the Austria-based Lenzing Group have developed environmentally-compatible polyurethane (PU) synthetics for the shoe industry. The product combines Covestro’s expertise as a raw material specialist for PU textile coatings with Lenzing’s expertise in the production of fibers based on wood.

read more

At Chinaplas 2019 Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. will showcase the two-platen injection molding machine UN500DP, the UN550C-BTP wide-platen high-end multi-material injection molding machine, PacPro injection molding solutions for thin-walled packaging and the FF series all-electric injection molding machine. Additionally, innovations from Yizumi Germany and Franka Emika’s co-robot Franka Panda will also be showcased at the Yizumi stand.

read more

Dr. Christof Boensch has taken over the top management position at Frimo Group, a leading supplier of plastics processing production systems, in January 2019. In October 2018, Michael Stotz stepped into the role of CFO.

read more

The Supervisory Board of Lanxess AG has appointed Anno Borkowsky to the Board of Management of the specialty chemicals company. At the same time, the structure of the Specialty Additives segment will change as of 1 June 2019 and will then comprise three business units instead of two.

read more

King’s School Macclesfield, guided by Opus, have won the prestigious UK Engineering Development Trust’s National Award for Innovation with a new development for cell structure control for flexible slabstock foam.

read more

Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri is a leading manufacturer of elastomers systems and casting equipment, has be taking part in the Supplier’s Showcase at the recent 2019 Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA) Annual Meeting (5-7 May, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA).

read more

Lanxess has entered into close collaboration with Citrine Informatics, a US-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert specialising in data-driven materials development. The companies have launched a pilot project aimed at gauging the potential of Artificial Intelligence for the plastics production. The aim is to further optimise the glass fibres that Lanxess uses for reinforcing many of its plastic compounds.

read more

Bö-La and TactoTek have signed an agreement for Bö-La to market and sell injection molded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions. Bö-La has specific expertise in delivering high quality cosmetic surfaces, technical screen printing, illumination and film-insert-molding (FIM) / in-mould labeling (IML). TactoTek said that the vast majority of its IMSE customer cases are for user interfaces that require flawless cosmetics and that Bö-La’s film-insert moulding skill is recognised by leaders in automotive, appliance and electronics markets as consistently meeting the highest standards.

read more

OSV has launched a new metering and mixing solution for processing multi-component quasi MDI polyurethane systems for lab and R&D applications, the OSV SmartLab.

read more