Indonesia, all set for change
The recently concluded 27th Plastics and Rubber (Propak) Indonesia held 19-22 November in Jakarta, had posted an increased number of participating firms and country representations this year, The event, which also incorporated application showcases of DrinkTech Indonesia, PlasPak Indonesia, and...
Asia Pacific market boosts global ethylene capacity through 2017
Global ethylene capacity will rise from 167 million tonnes per year in 2014 to an estimated 208.5 million tonnes per year by 2017, according to a latest report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The report said that the Asia Pacific market will maintain its...
Jinming gains an award; introduces new line
China’s manufacturer of blown film equipment, Guangdong Jinming Machinery is globally recognised for its collaborative efforts. Among other companies that Jinming has worked with (including Dow Chemical, Davis-Standard and BASF), ExxonMobil Chemical...
PolyOne acquires liquid colour assets for US$49 mn
US-based PolyOne Corporation, a global provider of specialised polymer materials, has acquired speciality assets from Accella Performance Materials, a North American manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its polyurethanes and rubber products businesses. The...
PCR PET-based fibre plant to start up in Middle East
UAE-based recycling firm Asian Fibres is investing US$100 million on a 860,000 sq ft production facility in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The company says the plant will be the largest production facility for post-consumer PET bottle-based polyester staple fibre (RPSF) in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region...
Rubber trade fair returns at Plast 2015 in Milan
The Rubber industry exhibition, Rubber 2015, is back at PLAST 2015 to be held from 5 to 9 May at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho-Pero, Italy. Following the success of the previous edition held in 2012, the rubber event, will once more become a venue of knowledge exchange and technology sharing...
PRA November/December 2014
ON THE COVER: Composites are used in modern aircraft to set out an era of fuel efficient flights