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Fecken-Kirfel at Interzum 2019

Fecken-Kirfel at Interzum 2019 New features in contour cutting and smart software solutions From 21st to 24th May 2019, Fecken-Kirfel will be welcoming customers and interested parties to stand A028/B029 in hall 9.1. Alongside the C67, the flagship product for contour cutting, the company will be showcasing a new range of clever software solutions. With

Clariant Receives Halal Certification At Masterbatches Plant in Indonesia

Clariant Receives Halal Certification At Masterbatches Plant in Indonesia Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced its Masterbatches plant in Tangerang, Indonesia, has been certified by the Indonesian Council of Ulama (Majelis Ulama Indonesia) to meet the government Halal Product Assurance requirements. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, with

BASF’s light stabilizer for greenhouse films helps Vietnam farmers increase crop yields, reduce waste

BASF’s light stabilizer for greenhouse films helps Vietnam farmers increase crop yields, reduce waste Tân Hùng Cơ and BASF contribute to Vietnam’s call for solutions in high-tech agriculture Tinuvin® NOR™ 371 light stabilizer from BASF increases durability of greenhouse films to withstand weathering Hong Kong – April 30, 2019 – BASF and Tân Hùng Cơ

ENGEL Opens Second Location in Mexico

Together with customers and partners, ENGEL de Mexico opened a second location in Mexico in San Pedro near Monterrey. “We are thus shortening the distance to our customers in the very important industrial region in the north of the country,” emphasizes Peter Auinger, Managing Director of ENGEL in Mexico. ENGEL de Mexico SA de CV

Arabplast 2019 Report

Plastics to be the Main Driver for Crude Oil Demand

Industry experts at ArabPlast 2019 indicated that plastics will be the main driver for crude oil demand, accounting for more than 33 percent of oil demand growth globally in the period to 2030. ArabPlast 2019 – the biggest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, closed on a grand note witnessing the participation of more than 900 companies from 32 countries.

It has been observed that plastics – the key driver for petrochemicals from an energy perspective – has outpaced all other bulk materials (such as steel, aluminium, or cement), nearly doubling since 2000. Advanced economies currently use up to 20 times more plastic and up to 10 times more fertiliser than developing economies on a per capita basis, underscoring the huge potential for global growth.

“Plastics is experiencing a surge in demand, and the growth is fuelled by varied sectors. While packaging and infrastructure remain the key industries driving the growth of the plastics, construction plastics are also in high demand,” said Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information & Services, Dubai, organisers of ArabPlast 2019.

The construction plastics market was estimated to be USD 75.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 105.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.9 percent. About five percent of the world’s petroleum is estimated to be used to make plastics. Plastics are widely used in the construction industry for application in pipes and windows, among others.

“Plastics have exceptional utility. It is not only flexible and affordable, but can also resist severe weather conditions, making it a popular source of item in the Middle East, Asia and Europe,” added Khanna.

Asia Pacific (APAC) is the largest and the fastest-growing market for construction plastics. In addition, China continues to drive the global demand of plastics due to its rising population and rapidly growing infrastructure facilities. Given the rise in construction, Middle East, Europe and US also serve as key players for driving demand in the industry.

In addition to construction and buildings, packaging is another sector driving the global demand for plastics. From bottles to food wrappers, the largest segment of the packaging plastics market, account for about 36 per cent of global demand. For more information about Arabplast please visit:

Automated Injection Moulding “on demand” from Arburg

Arburg at the Industry Fair 2019: Automated injection moulding “on demand” Arburg will be present at the Industry Fair in Celje, Slovenia, from 9 to 12 April 2019. As the industry leader, Arburg has been focusing on the subject of digitalisation for many years now and has set out on the path to the digital

W&H Blown Film Production in Tunisia

Blown Film Production in Tunisia Comptoir National du Plastique (CNP) in Tunisia increases production of its blown film line by 20% with a retrofit from W&H The Tunisian film manufacturer CNP has modernized its blown film line (2,400 mm) from 2007 with a new MAXICONE C three-layer die head (size: 315/500) by W&H. Additional to

Nouryon Launches Improved Vanishing Red peroxide for the Composites Market

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) unveiled a new version of its Butanox M-50 Vanishing Red peroxide at JEC World, a leading trade event for the composites market. The new version contains a less-hazardous dye solvent that makes it safer for customers to handle and reduces its environmental impact while maintaining its industry-leading performance. Vanishing Red