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Arlanxeo’s bio-based EPDM Keltan Eco 6950 is the rubber basis for a sponge rubber layer directly underneath the outer cover of the official soccer ball Telstar 18 from adidas for the World Cup 2018.

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Arburg announced that it will exhibit at Chinaplas, which will be held from 24 – 27 April 2018 in Shanghai, China. According to the company, the focus of the trade show appearance will be on Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing, as well as innovative lightweight construction for the automotive industry, LSR processing for the 3Cs sector (communication, computer, consumer), a medical technology application and a turnkey solution for the packaging industry.

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Cabot Corporation announced that it will increase the prices for all rubber carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America.

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BASF has started up a new production line for Ultrason polyarylsulfone at its site in Yeosu, South Korea, to meet growing market demand worldwide.

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) has set up a regional management company for its performance polymers business in Singapore to expand the scale of the business in the fast-growing ASEAN markets.

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have signed an agreement to strengthen rubber production in the Philippines.

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Ineos Styrolution announced that it will commission an engineering study to build a world-scale styrene monomer plant on the US Gulf Coast.

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The Italian company S.T. Soffiaggio Tecnica s.r.l. (ST Blow Moulding) will be showcasing the 125th blow molding machine of the ASPI series with parison suction technology at Chinaplas 2018 (hall 2H, stand 2D67) from 24 – 27 April 2018 in Shanghai, China.

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The VMI Group announced that it will be showcasing its automated solutions for the retreading process at The Tire Cologne show from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

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The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) announced that 1.2 million square feet (~ 111,000 m²) on the NPE2018: The Plastics Show exhibit floor has been sold to exhibitors, making it the largest NPE show in history.

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KraussMaffei announced that it will present its injection moulding machines and technologies in combination with Industry 4.0 solutions at Chinaplas 2018 (hall 2, stand T01) from 24 – 27 April 2018 in Hongqiao, Shanghai, China.

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