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According to the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers' association Amaplast, as per Decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) issued on Sunday, 22 March 2020, Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery – referring to Ateco code 28.96 – may continue their activity, since they belong to a production chain defined as necessary.

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The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host a free webinar to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on the elastomer industry.

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The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) urged the government to allow their factories to continue production due to urgent need for gloves due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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AMI has announced that its four focused plastics industry exhibitions, which were scheduled to take place at Messe Essen in Germany on 3-4 June, have now been postponed to 7-8 October 2020.

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Clariant's additives business and Floren-Transforming Packaging Ltd. are working together to further extend the performance properties and market potential of biopolymers.

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Domo Chemicals said it will invest EUR 12 million to set up a new state-of-the-art nylon facility in the port area of DuShan Pingu City, Zhejiang, China.

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The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) President and CEO Tony Radoszewski issued a statement on 20 March 2020 requesting all local, state and federal governments to include plastic resin and plastic product manufacturers as ‘essential’ in order to stay open when Shelter in Place orders are issued.

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The Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation (PAGEV) held its 30th ordinary general assembly where its President, Vice-President and three new members of the Board of Directors were elected. The incumbent president Yavuz Eroğlu was re-elected unanimously as the only candidate.

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This paper demonstrates the properties of a novel ionic liquid activator as a DPG replacement and cure additive. The novel activator shows good cure time yet demonstrates scorch safety and some accelerator and zinc efficiency. This paper will focus on the DPG replacement for tyre and conveyor belt segments of rubber manufacturing.

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At Pharmapack Europe 2020 and MD&M West 2020, Clariant experts talked about the scope of the plastic waste problem, how the healthcare industry can confront the challenge, and the ways the company is helping its customers be more environmentally responsible while remaining compliant and commercially successful.

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