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Plastindia 2023 & Elecrama 2023 India,Flame Retardant chemicals ATH,Aluminium Hydroxide, Aluminium Trihydrate, Magnesium Hydroxide
Flame Retardant chemicals ATH ,Aluminium Hydroxide , Aluminium Trihydrate, Magnesium Hydroxide PLASTINDIA 2023 India ,1-5 February New Delhi , India & ELECRAMA Exhibittion Noida , India From 18-22...
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Aluminium Trihydrate
6th Day of K 2022 and it's DIWALI festival of lights celebrations. We were there in k 2013 , k2016 , k2019 . Our next exhibition participation will be in Plastindia 2023 from 1 February 2023 to 5...
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Celebrating K Show’s 70th anniversary & Chen Hsong’s 64th.
Let The Sparks Fly! K Show will once again be the global highlight this October for pioneering innovations and developments as well as visionary impulses. What began as a small consumer fair in...
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Brazilian company concludes its participation at K 2022 with a highlight to an innovative recycled resin solution
The Brazilian company Plastiweber, that develops sustainable solutions for plastics, presented at K 2022 its polyethylene resin with one hundred percent of recycled content. During the trade fair,...
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30th Anniversary
Established in the year 1992, NIKNAM CHEMICALS PRIVATE LIMITED is engaged in manufacturing, exporting, and supplying of quality environment-friendly FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS & FILLERS for more...
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60 years have passed sometimes in calm and sometimes in stormy waters, but always keeping our gaze with the bright light of a lighthouse that guided our navigation. So many people have come and gone,...
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Bryce Corporation order another two Universal Converting Equipment X8 Slitter Rewinders at K Exhibition
Following a meeting at K 2022 in Dusseldorf, Bryce Corporation has ordered another two Universal X8 slitting machines from Universal Converting Equipment. The Universal X8 is a highly automated...
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We BJS Engineers Pvt. Ltd an renowned and leading Manufacturer in India for Automatic Slotting Machines, CNC Pipe Threading Machines Single Head / Double Head with Both Side Threading simultaneously...
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Meet us LIVE or VIRTUALLY at K Fair 2022
Let’s craft connections together! Our Talks Arena is the perfect place to meet and get inspired. We invite you to attend deep dive talks from experts and panel discussions on the most...
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Innovative PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds at K 2022: the right solution for every industry trend
PLEXIGLAS® 8N plus for simple demolding and processing of complex injection-molded parts Neutral gray PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds with increased light transmittance in the red spectrum enable...
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Röhm Invests Worldwide
New sustainable technology for MMA production Expansion of capacities in Worms, Shanghai and Wesseling Increase in research and innovation activities Röhm is constantly advancing its growth strategy...
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"Easy to use" concept in Gripper (EOAT) construction
Isn't it the goal of all of us to organise our daily processes as simply and time-savingly as possible? This is no different in Gripper (EOAT) construction and the use of AGS Grippers (End of Arm...
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CHIMEI Launches Ecologue™ Sustainable Materials Portfolio at K 2022
CHIMEI Corporation has unveiled a new portfolio of sustainable materials under the Ecologue trademark, combining present innovations in recycling with future ambitions in bioplastics and zero-carbon...
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Revolutionizing the world of recycling with viscoZERO technology – PP, PS, PE and PET processible
At K2022, Starlinger viscotec presents a new product line to revolutionize plastics recycling: viscoZERO, the melt phase decontamination reactor for the production of food grade recycled polyolefin...
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Röhm is moving towards climate neutrality – conserving resources with PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds
Climate-neutral production by 2050 Sustainable by design: PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds are durable and recyclable The proTerra brand suffix is the quality seal for sustainable products and services...
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Evonik to introduce Next Generation Plastic Solutions at K-Fair 2022
Sustainable high-performance polymers based on renewable raw materials  Performance additives that save resources, improve production efficiency, and protect applications  Novel business...
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Ecologue™ Talks: Chemical Recycling in the Future of Acrylics
Join our talks at K 2022! This year, CHIMEI made a major breakthrough in developing chemically recycled acrylics for optical-grade applications. Our experts will share this solution, how it can serve...
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Nano Pitch Preform Moulds
PETform has developed a new PET hot runner system allowing for an ultra compact mould pitch of 40 mm. Many components remain unchanged from previous generation, allowing common hot runner component...
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Trend-setting trade show appearance at the K 2022 in Düsseldorf: Together against climate change – with circular plastics
Focus on circular economy and resource conservation Covestro helps customers achieve their sustainability goals "Crafting Connections With You" The world's leading plastics trade show K 2022...
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Meraxis and ClickPlastics cooperate on digital distribution
As of now, polymers from ClickPlastics AG are also available in the digital customer portal of Meraxis Group. ClickPlastics specializes in the exclusive distribution of plastic granules from Asian...
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SpecialChem and Agilis announce the launch of ionicPIM – a Product Information Management system designed for the Chemical Industry
Agilis, a provider of digital commerce solutions for the chemical industry, and SpecialChem, the world’s largest materials selection platform, announce today their partnership to bring to market...
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Press Kit for K 2022: “Crafting Connections With You”
At K 2022, the world's largest plastics trade show, Covestro will present innovative products and solutions that support the circular economy and climate neutrality. Developments from the areas of...
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Chemical industry as a key factor against climate change – with strong partners
Covestro uses the world’s leading trade fair K 2022 for dialogue with business and society Focus on core areas of circular economy and resource conservation Panel discussion on October 19th...
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Much less CO2: Westlake Vinnolit uses renewable ethylene in PVC production
Westlake Vinnolit continues to expand its lower-carbon GreenVin® product line: Effective immediately, the company also offers GreenVin® bio-attributed PVC based on renewable ethylene. Westlake...
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HPS HYDROPNEU GmbH - New facility
We are pleased to inform you that HPS Hydropneu is now in new facility. Information on the new address below. HPS HYDRO PNEU GmbH Industriestraße 5 73061 Ebersbach an der Fils T: + 49 (0) 711 / 34 29...
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K 2025 motto and key topics: The Power of Plastics! Green – Smart – Responsible.
Earlier this year the committees of K 2025 chose the motto for the coming K in Düsseldorf, The World’s No.1 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, from 8 to 15 October 2025.
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K 2025 kick-off
First meeting of Exhibitors’ Council for plastics and rubber flagship fair in Düsseldorf / Ulrich Reifenhäuser will retain position of Chairman
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K 2022 – Trade fair results fulfil highest expectations
Innovation driver for the global plastics and rubber industry
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K in Düsseldorf – 70 Years of the World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for the Plastics and Rubber Industry
Over 3,000 companies from 60 nations to present innovations for the efficient and responsible handling of plastics
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K 2022: The programme of the Special Show „Plastics shape the future“
Seven theme days - discussions, impulse lectures, lighthouse projects and exciting experimental shows
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K 2022 benefits from new HEPA filters in the exhibition halls
Messe Düsseldorf ensures highest air quality. By July 3,000 HEPA filters will have been installed
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K 2022: Online Ticket shop now open!
Tickets for K 2022, The World’s No.1 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, from 19 to 26 October are now available from the ticket shop at
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70 years of K in Düsseldorf – a world career made in Germany!
Now online: the anniversary in historical pictures and stories
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New at K 2022: the START-UP ZONE
Newcomers showcase innovative developments and ideas for the plastics and rubber industries
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K 2022 from 19 to 26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf: Global plastics and rubber industry jointly active for climate protection, the circular economy and digitalisation
Exhibitor database now online +++ High internationality +++ K-Talk, K-MAG and K-monthly now already provide pooled know-how
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New additional service in the run-up to K 2022 in Düsseldorf: Monthly K-Talk starts online on January 20, 2022!
On October 19 this year, K 2022, The World's No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, will open its doors for eight days. For the 22nd time, K in Düsseldorf will be the performance barometer for the entire industry and its global marketplace for innovations.
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Scientific Council of K 2022 convenes First Meeting
Valuable expert know-how for shaping the leading themes climate protection, circular economy and digitalisation
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The world’s plastics and rubber industry focuses on K 2022 in Düsseldorf
Now the deadline for registrations for K 2022 has been reached, it is clear that the interest taken by exhibitors in the world’s most important trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, to be held in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October 2022, continues unabated.
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K-MAG: 365 Days of Community News!
The new online magazine of K in Düsseldorf featuring facts, news, stories and trends from the international plastics and rubber industry
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K 2022 from 19 to 26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf:
The time is ripe: with immediate effect the registration documents for K 2022, the world’s most relevant trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, will be available at The deadline for registration for all the companies wishing to participate in K 2022 is 31 May 2021.
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Course Charted for K 2022
Last Thursday, 22 October 2020, the first meeting of the exhibitors’ advisory board marked the kick-off to the next ‘K’ in Düsseldorf to be held from 19 to 26 October 2022.
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CAPRI SUN: Beverage company switches from non-recyclable bags to polypropylene / Launch in the UK
The Capri Sun Group wants to replace multi-layer films for the flexible beverage packaging of its Capri-Sun products with a mono-material. The new drinking pouch will initially be introduced in the UK and then gradually rolled out across ...
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ALPLA: PET recycling plant in southeast Mexico poised to go on stream / Joint venture with Coca-Cola
A new PET recycling facility in the Mexican state of Tabasco is about to go on stream. According to the company, the plant will be operated by Alpla as a joint venture with soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Femsa. The foundation stone for ...
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TRINSEO: Flame-retardant grades made without PFAS, halogenated additives
US resin maker Trinseo said it has developed flame-retardant PC and PC/ABS resins that are manufactured without the use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances or halogenated additives, with options of recycled content. Its ...
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Zerma: New granulators for the size reduction of blow-moulding waste
The granulator manufacturer Zerma has optimised its tried-and-tested GST series of granulators by means of a comprehensive re-engineering process. During this process, it placed..
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ZOTEFOAMS: Ronan Cox designated as new CEO / Polyolefin foam specialist confident for 2024
The specialist for polyolefin foams Zotefoams has appointed Ronan Cox as CEO designate. He is set to take the helm at the annual general meeting on 22 May, the company announced. Cox succeeds David Stirling, who managed Zotefoams for 24 ...
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Wittmann Technology Spain: New showroom opened
Wittmann Technology Spain opened a new showroom in Ibi, near Alicante, on 13 and 14 March 2024. The company welcomed 65 visitors to the grand opening. Wittmann Technology..
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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GERMANY: The Green Deal needs a business model / Chemical segment fears for its competitiveness against global competition
The chemical industry in Europe will survive. Im not worried about that. with this optimism, Christian Kohlpaintner met with plenty of approval at the Annual Chemistry Conference, organised by German newspaper Handelsblatt in ...
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ALIPLAST: Expansion of plant near Milan to include production of LDPE recyclates
Aliplast is investing around EUR 25 mn in the expansion of its domestic recycling plant in Borgolavezzaro. According to the company, systems for processing 25,000 t/y of LDPE will be installed at the site on the outskirts of Milan. ...
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INVISTA: US giant may shed PA fibres business / Management explores options / Barclays appointed exclusive financial advisor
US polyamide specialist Invista has hinted at plans to exit the polyamide fibres business. The company announced earlier this month that it was exploring strategic alternatives for its Nylon-branded portfolio. A sale, if it does take ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Chew on this: gum-derived plastics for medical testing devices
Our parents warned us not to swallow gum, lest it get stuck inside us forever. They similarly wagged their finger at us for sticking it onto public surfaces, where it might also remain for an unsightly eternity. Good digestion and moral ...
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ORLEN: Fafara tapped as new CEO
The supervisory board of Orlen said it has appointed Ireneusz Fąfara to head the mineral oil group. Interim CEO Witold Literacki was named his deputy. Orlen is not unfamiliar territory for Fąfara from 2010 to 2018, he was the ...
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BERRY GLOBAL: Co-op with Mitsubishi on recyclable barrier solution for thermoformed packaging
US packaging giant Berry Global said it has partnered with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, a subsidiary of Japanese chemicals and plastics group Mitsubishi Chemical, to develop a recyclable barrier solution for thermoformed food packaging. The ...
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VERSALIS: Acquisition of Italian compounder Tecnofilm completed / Deal to expand business in elastomer-based compounding sector
Following regulatory approval of the deal, Italian chemical company Versalis has completed the acquisition of compounder Tecnofilm. Founded in 1972, Tecnofilm manufactures functionalised polyolefins and thermoplastic compounds based on ...
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PETROCHEMICALS USA: Environmental Protection Agency steps up action against chemical companies / 218 plants affected
The US Environmental Protection Agency has published a wide-sweeping anti-pollution plan designed to dramatically reduce toxic emissions from chemical plants and improve the health of people living in communities close to chemical ...
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Veolia: PET recycling plant launched in Japan
The French waste management company Veolia has commissioned a new plant for recycling used PET bottles in Japan. According to a press release, the complex in Tsuyama in the..
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Bericap: Closure manufacturer invests in new plant in China
Bericap, a global manufacturer of plastic and aluminium closures, is investing in a new plant in Kunshan, China. Bericap intends to modernise the site and increase production..
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HYDROGEN: German production, distribution plans gather momentum / Rhine-Main network to be part of nationwide effort / Global Data sees investment surge in green hydrogen
Germanys future hydrogen network is taking on clearer dimensions. If all goes to plan, the populous Rhine-Main region which includes the cities of Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz, and their surroundings will soon have its own dedicated ...
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AQUAPAK: Production of recyclable crisps packet with Evopak / Use of polyvinyl alcohol-based material
UK materials producer Aquapak and flexible packaging specialist Evopak have developed a packet for crisps from paper that keeps its contents in prime condition and can also be recycled in the same way as ordinary paper or card waste. ...
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PREZERO: New sorting plant in Denmark / Cooperation with Danish recycling company Solum
German waste disposal service provider PreZero said it is planning to build a sorting plant for lightweight packaging in Holbæk in cooperation with Danish recycling company Solum. The plant, with a capacity of 100,000 t/y to 130,000 ...
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BEVERAGE CARTON RECYCLING: Palurec plant for recycling plastic-aluminium components increases output
The recycling of beverage cartons is on the up. A plant for the recovery of plastic and aluminium fractions in beverage cartons operated by German company Palurec at the Knapsack chemical park in Cologne is set to increase its output ...
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RECUP: Deposit system for to-go food, drinks expands to Austria
Recup, an operator for reusable deposit solution, said it is now also offering its reusable cups and trays to catering businesses and consumers in Austria. Recup has been active in Germany for seven years and meanwhile has increased the ...
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PLASTPOL: Poland's international trade fair scheduled for 21-24 May
After a surge in attendance last year, Polands international trade fair for plastics and rubber processing, Plastpol, is set to return in 2024, from 21 to 24 May in Kielce. Being organised by local firm Targi Kielce, the event this year ...
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ELOPAK: First US cardboard composite plant in Arkansas / Investment of EUR 65 mn
Norwegian composite cartons manufacturer Elopak has announced plans to build its first production plant in the US. A site in Little Rock, Arkansas, was selected for the 297,440 ft² facility that will produce the companys Pure-Pak ...
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RADICI: High Performance Polymers unit appoints Plastoplan Polymers as distributor in UK
Polyamide specialist Radici  said its High Performance Polymers unit has appointed Plastoplan Polymers as one of the national distributors in UK for a wide product range that includes Radilon, Radiflam, Radistrong, Raditer, Heraflex, ...
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K 2025: The Power of Plastics! Green Smart Responsible: organiser announces motto, key topics of leading plastics trade fair
Organiser Messe Düsseldorf said the motto and core topics of the worlds leading plastics and rubber trade fair, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 8 to 15 October 2025, have been decided. The slogan of next years edition is The ...
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