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At the SPE Automotive TPO Conference in October 2018 Trinseo has introduced four new TPE series. These include 16 new overmoulding grades specifically developed for automotive applications, offering improved adhesion to Trinseo’s Magnum ABS and Pulse PC/ABS product range.

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The speciality chemicals group Altana has invested in the Israeli industrial digital printing company Velox Ltd. Financial details have not been disclosed. 

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For the fourth time, the IKV - Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University is extending an invitation to the International Injection Moulding Conference (IIMC).

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Frank A. Bozich has been appointed as new President and CEO of Trinseo, effective from 4 March 2019. He will succeed Christopher D. Pappas, who recently announced his plans to retire following his tenure as President and CEO of Trinseo since 2010. Pappas will transition to the role of Special Adviser to the CEO in support of a smooth transition.

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On 30 January 2019, TactoTek announced that Nanogate, a specialist for high-tech surfaces and components, will promote and manufacture its injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions as a licensee. According to the company, technology transfer is underway and Nanogate expects to be IMSE ready for mass production by the end of 2019.

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The KraussMaffei Group announced that it plans to relocate its main plant and corporate headquarters from Munich's Allach district to Parsdorf/Vatterstetten, just east of Munich. The relocation process is set to begin in mid-2022 and be completed by 2027.

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Walter Ripple has been appointed to serve as Vice President, Sustainability, of PolyOne Corporation. An industry veteran with 27 years of experience, Ripple joined PolyOne in 2008 through the acquisition of GLS. Prior to PolyOne he served in several strategy, commercial and general management positions at Shell Chemical Company.

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The next plenary meeting of the TPE-Forum will take place on the 13 February 2019 in Dresden at the Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research.

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With a fully automated application, the injection moulding machinery supplier Dr. Boy will be present at MECSPE in Parma (28-30 March 2019, stand 13, hall 6).

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Lanxess announced that it has founded CheMondis GmbH, a new global online marketplace for chemical products. The startup is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess and is set up as a cross-manufacturer and cross-dealer B2B platform on which products can be bought and sold. CheMondis has its own workforce, branding, IT systems and company headquarter in Cologne, Germany.

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