On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, the Rubber Street joint pavilion was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at K 2016 in hall 6. This window to the world of rubber and elastomers has been held since K 1983 in order to increase the visibility of the rubber industry and to highlight its innovative performance.
Several listed companies of Sinochem Group and China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) have denied rumors that the two state-owned chemical companies would merge, Shanghai Securities News reported on Monday (17 Oct 2016).
Italian compounder SO.F.TER. Group today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Celanese Corporation. Celanese will acquire the complete product portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers and engineering thermoplastics as well as all customer agreements and all manufacturing, technology and commercial facilities.
Hexpol TPE today announced that it will use the K2016 exhibition as a platform to present a new global branding strategy. The group said it will announce a restructuring of its TPE product brands and the re-naming of each of its European sites to Hexpol TPE. The changes are being made to support the company’s global expansion and create a more cohesive portfolio for customers.
Altana Group has acquired Addcomp Holland BV, a Dutch additive manufacturer of polymer additives. Addcomp will be integrated into the Plastic Additives business line of the division Byk Additives & Instruments.
Albis Plastic GmbH, Hamburg, has announced an expansion of its portfolio of thermoplastic vulcanizates by including polyamide adhesion modified Alfater XL. The grades are available in Shore hardness A55, A70, and A85.
Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group (SIG006) within the Society of Plastics Engineers has issued a call for papers for the coming Antec 2017 conference, 8-10 May 2017, Anaheim, CA, USA. Topics: