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Pascal Laborde has been in charge of the French Arburg subsidiary in Aulnay-sous-Bois since 1 November 2020. Arburg SAS was the company’s first foreign subsidiary to be set up back in 1985. Besides Arburg is planning a new building for the subsidiary located in the Greater Paris area spanning approximately 1,600 m2.

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With a new web seminar series, the Elastomer Coffee Talks, Kuraray offers customers knowledge-based insight into innovative elastomer materials. The webinar series will be launched on 9 April 2021. The first edition will focus on medical and pharmaceutical equipment.

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According to a news item published by Arno Schuetze at Reuters on 18 February 2021, Dow Inc has put German infrastructure assets up for sale.

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Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), the export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, on Wednesday (17 February 2021) signed a AED 22 million (USD 6 million) loan agreement with the Egypt-based Emirati firm Jenaan Pipes & Irrigation Systems SAE.

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Songwon announced that Philippe Schlaepfer, Leader Division Performance Chemicals / Chief Sustainability Officer, is leaving the company. Songwon said that it has made changes to its leadership structure to streamline the company moving forward.

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Hamburg-based engineering plastics distributor K.D. Feddersen is now the official distributor in Germany as well as in all major countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe for TPE, TPU materials and bioplastics from Trinseo.

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The Pioneers!Talks by KraussMaffei have made a successful start. More than 400 participants registered for the digital customer event in the middle of February. Experts from KraussMaffei and partners presented current trends and solutions for LSR processing and medical technology. Live chats and surveys followed by Q+As gave the participants the opportunity to actively engage in the event.

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Aldo Barucco, 45, is the new sales and marketing manager at Marfran, the Italian TPE specialist based in Corte Franca (BS). In his career, Aldo Barucco, has held leading positions in the field of export management for several important companies.

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On 18 February 2021, Ingevity Corporation announced that it will add caprolactone polyol production capabilities at its facility in DeRidder, LA, USA. According to the company, global demand for its Capa suite of caprolactone technologies primarily for industrial equipment, adhesives, coatings, and automotive applications is increasing. The DeRidder upgrades will increase the company’s global polyol production capacity by 40 %.

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A subsidiary of Thai conglomerate SCG Group is set to buy a 70 percent stake in Vietnam’s Duy Tan Plastics. SCG Packaging Public Company Ltd (SCGP) said in a statement the deal, whose value it did not disclose, is expected to be completed in mid 2021.

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The Krahn Chemie Group, which is part of the globally operating Otto Krahn Group, has acquired majority stakes in six companies from Jollis AB & Partners, Sweden.

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