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At K 2016, KraussMaffei Berstorff presented a die head for the manufacture of rubber hoses, which is said to offer increased productivity with higher product quality and lower raw material consumption.

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On 6 December 2016, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced its new name, Plastics Industry Association, Plastics for short, and launched a new website.

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Cimcorp, a supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics and part of Murata Machinery, Ltd., announced that it has won a significant order to supply a fully automated handling system to the Turkish tyre manufacturer Petlas Tire Corporation at its factory in Kirsehir.

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According to reports by local news agencies, the South Korean company Kolon Industries, Inc. is planning to invest approximately USD 1 billion to build an automobile tyre cord and airbag factory in the Bau Bang Industrial Park in the southern province of Bình Du,o,ng, Vietnam.

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Datwyler is strengthening its position in the US pharmaceutical market. The company announced that it will spend more than CHF 100 million into building a new plant in Delaware, which will be used to manufacture elastomer components for injectable drug delivery systems.

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Trinseo announced plans for a new S-SBR pilot plant as well as an S-SBR capacity expansion at its site in Schkopau, Germany.

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The government is seeking intrepid smallholder farmers to pilot a project that would transform 6,000 hectares of cropland in two provinces into a patchwork of small rubber plantations.

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The automotive supplier Boge Rubber & Plastics Group announced that it will begin production in Mexico in 2017.

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Malaysia’s rubber industry is not a sunset industry following demand for high-value engineering rubber products from many countries, says Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

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Feica, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, invites experts to share their knowledge and experience at the 2017 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo, which takes place at Forte Village in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy, from 13 – 15 September 2017.

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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said the government is working to ensure an environment-friendly plastic industry in the country and the work on developing a plastic industrial estate is likely to be completed by June 2018.

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