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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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The Munich-based machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei Group is selling its subsidiary KraussMaffei Austria to the Austrian family-owned company Luger GmbH.

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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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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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Glove maker Careplus Group Bhd said is targeting to complete the installation of ten new production lines by June this year, boosting its total capacity by a third. The company currently operates 30 production lines with a total capacity of 4.86 billion pieces of gloves a year.

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The Chemicals Business of SCG said it recently unveiled its new chemical recycling technology that can turn postconsumer plastics into renewable feedstock for petrochemical plants, and is set to start-up Thailand’s “first” demonstration plant. Located in SCG’s Rayong complex, the demonstration unit will produce approximately 4,000 t/y of renewable feedstock, with plans for future expansion. Start-up is expected by the second half of this year.

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Barlog Plastics is organising the 24th Engelskirchen Plastics Technology Days on 17 and 18 June 2021 purely virtually for the first time this year. (Source: Barlog Plastics)

The 24th Engelskirchen Plastics Technology Days (Engelskirchener Kunststoff-Technologie-Tage – EKTT) of Barlog Plastics GmbH on 17 and 18 June 2021 will be held purely virtually for the first time this year. Due to the ongoing and unpredictable pandemic situation, the decision was made to hold a digital event with a focus on expert presentations.

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The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced a “Call for Nominations” for its 50th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, the oldest and largest recognition event (established in 1970) in the automotive and plastics industries. This year’s Awards Gala will be held Wednesday, 10 November 2021 at the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI, USA.

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K 2022 will take place from 19 to 26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Source: Messe Düsseldorf)

Messe Düsseldorf announced that with immediate effect the registration documents for K 2022, the world’s most important trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, are available at www.k-online.com/2330. The deadline for registration for all the companies wishing to participate in K 2022 is 31 May 2021.

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