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Plastics: North America, a strategic RadiciGroup market – At NPE2018, a leading plastics trade show, RadiciGroup is exhibiting its complete plastics product portfolio and latest process developments – Plastics North America RadiciGroup market

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Plastics: North America, a strategic RadiciGroup market

Orlando, Florida (USA), 7-11 May 2018


At NPE2018, a leading plastics trade show, RadiciGroup is exhibiting its complete plastics product portfolio and latest process developments
The North American market and the automotive industry, in particular, are strategic for RadiciGroup.

That is why the RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Business Area – present in the USA since 1998 – has continued to invest in improving its production plants, increasing production capacity and ensuring prompt customer delivery of its innovative and sustainable portfolio of products available worldwide.
RadiciGroup is participating in NPE2018 (South Hall Level 1 – BOOTH S35035), a plastics trade fair held every three years in Florida, which gathers together the major players in the plastics industry (about 65,000 visitors).

At this event, RadiciGroup Performance Plastics is exhibiting its range of engineering plastics – from basic products to nylon specialties for engineering applications – and its latest technological advancements at its production plants.
“For us, North America is an extremely important market, where we intend to further strengthen our position,” said Edi Degasperi, CEO of Radici Plastics USA.

Plastics North America RadiciGroup market

Edi Degasperi, CEO of Radici Plastics USA

“This applies, above all, to the automotive sector, which makes up about 70% of our sales in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

For this reason, we have continued to invest in our plants, as we have recently done in Wadsworth, Ohio, where a new compound line was added to boost production capacity up to 60 million pounds (about 27 thousand tons) per year.

For the current year, additional investments are planned, not only to increase material silo storage capacity but also to improve the air filtering and purification systems in the production areas and to expand material and compound testing by adding new analysis equipment in the testing labs.”

Erico Spini, marketing & application development director of RadiciGroup Performance Plastics

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Nissei ASB Displays Its Arsenal of PET Technologies – From unprecedented productivity of small bottles to production of wide-mouth jars for hot filling and pasteurization, Nissei ASB fields the largest and most varied range of PET stretch-blow technologies at NPE – Nissei ASB PET Technologies NPE2018

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Nissei ASB Displays Its Arsenal of PET Technologies

From unprecedented productivity of small bottles to production of wide-mouth jars for hot filling and pasteurization, Nissei ASB fields the largest and most varied range of PET stretch-blow technologies at NPE.

Inspired in part by the increased attention to blow molding at NPE2018, signified by the new 65,000-ft2 Bottle Zone in the South Hall, encompassing more than 80 exhibitors and its own Technical Forum, Nissei ASB Co. is aiming to make its biggest impact ever at an NPE. “We want to show we are multifaceted,” says Jamie Pace, the newly appointed president and CEO. “We felt this is the time to bring all of our capabilities to the show.”

In its largest-ever NPE booth (S19045), occupying nearly 8000 ft2, Nissei ASB has the largest collection of operating blow molding machines at the show. Five stretch-blow systems, both single-stage and two-stage (reheat), are molding a broad spectrum of containers—from 50-ml airline liquor miniatures to 500-ml, wide-mouth hot-fill/pasteurizable jars with twist-off metal lug caps. And there’s more: machines producing 650-ml, tunnel-pasteurizable beer bottles, thick-wall, glass-like bottles for cosmetics (two different designs in a family mold), and refillable 700-ml sports bottles in high-clarity Tritan copolyester.

All of these are eye-catching enough, but Pace thinks two of them will draw the biggest crowds this week: One is the hot-fillable jar. “It achieves the “Holy Grail” of the PET industry in two ways. Our double-blow heat-setting technology makes it tolerant of hot filling and pasteurization; and with the metal lug cap, this jar is a drop-in replacement for glass in existing filling lines for pickles, jams, jellies and the like.”

For the other star of the booth, Pace picks the new ASB-150DPX, the world’s first triple-row, one-stage injection stretch-blow machine. That third row of cavities is “a huge advance in productivity,” says Pace, demonstrated here by running airline miniatures in an “unprecedented” 48 cavities for output of 20,000 bottles/hr.

Something else on display that Pace considers important is “our first working prototype of a machine control oriented toward Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, or the Smart Factory.” Shown on the new ASB-12M v2, the new control “opens a window into remote service, guidance and monitoring,” Pace explains. “It will help factory personnel—or our own technicians—determine remotely that a machine is due for servicing or maintenance. If a machine drifts outside its specified operating window, the system will flag somebody to attend to it. Customers are always looking for ways to make their existing personnel more productive, especially those expert technicians that are always in short supply. This will help them get there.”

Although you can’t see it at the booth, Pace wants to make sure visitors are aware that Nissei ASB moved its offices 17 months ago to Smyrna, Ga., where it now has a technical center that has three machine bays for design, testing, and prove-out. “We also have a substantial machine shop there, with 10 CNC mills and lathes to do mold modifications, make spare parts for tooling, and—most importantly—make single-cavity tooling for product development and quick sampling.” Pace is particularly proud of this new capability. “All that work was formerly done overseas. But by the end of this year, my goal is to be able to go from concept to sample bottles in just four weeks.”

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Vertellus Presents ZeMac® Link NP at NPE – Patent pending additive technology allows alloy compounders to integrate previously incompatible materials while boosting performance and sustainability while reducing costs – Vertellus ZeMac Link NP NPE2018

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Vertellus Presents ZeMac® Link NP at NPE

Patent pending additive technology allows alloy compounders to integrate previously incompatible materials while boosting performance and sustainability while reducing costs

Vertellus ZeMac Link NP NPE2018 ( Indianapolis, Ind., USA) — A new and patent pending additive technology developed by Vertellus allows compounders and molders to reduce costs and boost sustainability efforts while integrating previously incompatible materials into their alloys. During NPE 2018, May 7-11, Vertellus is introducing ZeMac® Link NP, a compatibilizer additive that permits the inclusion of nylon and polyester materials – including recycled and post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (r-PET) – in the alloy production process.

Effective at very low levels, ZeMac® Link NP provides a cost-effective approach for combining virgin nylon and r-PET materials. ZeMac® Link NP is well suited for use in a breadth of alloy applications including office furniture, fasteners, hand tools, outdoor equipment, textile bobbins and automotive accessories such as hubcaps. ZeMac® Link NP allows lower cost post-industrial and post-consumer polyesters to be included in alloy compounds, supporting sustainability initiatives. Glass fiber, minerals and impact modifiers may also be used with ZeMac® Link NP.

“As compounders and molders seek to cost-effectively improve material performance while boosting sustainable production processes, ZeMac® Link NP provides an innovative and cost-effective solution for including recycled nylon and r-PET materials with virgin nylon in various alloys,” said Prasad Taranekar, marketing manager at Vertellus.

Contact Ms. Chrissy Walling to learn more about this exciting patent pending technology and visit Vertellus during NPE at booth S10155.

About Vertellus: 

The VERTELLUS* group of companies manufactures fine and specialty chemicals used in diverse applications, processes and market sectors, including agriculture, life sciences, industrial specialties, nutrition, personal care and plastics. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), near several of the world’s leading research universities, Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base. The company employs more than 800 employees and maintains facilities in the U.S., United Kingdom, India and China.

* Indicates a trademark owned by Vertellus Holdings LLC, registered in the US and elsewhere.

Media Contact:

Chrissy Walling

cwalling@vertellus.com

317-247-8141

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KraussMaffei’s global investments to reach $81 million in 2018 – KraussMaffei Group is investing $81 million in major projects this year, including IT infrastructure and software and expansions at its facilities around the world – KraussMaffei investments $81 million 2018

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KraussMaffei’s global investments to reach $81 million in 2018

KraussMaffei investments $81 million 2018

Photo by Joe Wilssens, Plastics NewsKraussMaffei Group CEO Frank Stieler pictured above the KraussMaffei exhibit at NPE.

ORLANDO, Fla.—KraussMaffei Group is investing $81 million in major projects this year, including IT infrastructure and software and expansions at its facilities around the world.

The German machinery maker did not provide specifics but said May 7 during a late afternoon news conference that the total investment will strengthen KraussMaffei’s position as a technology leader.

The figure marks an 81 percent jump in investments compared with $44.8 million in 2017.

“We will invest into new facilities, in all our major existing facilities over in Germany and in China, and we will continue to expand our facilities here in the U.S. to be able to serve our customers around the globe,” CEO Frank Stieler said, adding that machine infrastructure upgrades will start at its Hanover and Munich facilities.

Other key investment areas include ongoing research and development for Industry 4.0 and digitalization.

Stieler said business is robust, with 2017 marking its eighth year of record sales. Last year, sales grew 8 percent compared with 2016 to approximately $1.66 billion. Orders increased by 6 percent over 2016 to about $1.71 billion.

“For the first time in many years, we now have owners who do believe that growth is positive and we should invest in this growth,” Stieler said. “That is what you will see when you follow the company moving forward.”

The Munich-based company is owned by China National Chemical Corp. KraussMaffei’s U.S. subsidiary, Krauss-Maffei Corp., is in Florence, Ky.

North America has become the largest single market for the KraussMaffei Group, with about $500 million in sales for 2017, the company said.

“There is no single market that is selling more machines than we do in North America,” Stieler said.

The highest growth for the company comes from China, where for injection molding machines, specifically, growth has been nearly 100 percent year over year, he added.

Stieler also provided an update on its machinery leasing program. The company first announced the leasing option last October during a press conference at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The broad leasing plan is for its KraussMaffei and Netstal injection molding machines with clamping forces up to 300 metric tons. The company launched the program in Germany at the beginning of 2018.

“We are going through an internal phase of validating and gaining experience with this,” Stieler said, adding that one of its findings has been a “surprised customer base.”

“For many years, [leasing] was on their wish list and they couldn’t get it,” he explained. “Now all of a sudden they can get it and are rethinking their business assumptions and redefining their best interests just because it does have a substantial impact.”

As for the United States and other countries, Stieler said KraussMaffei is still working with banks and leasing firms due to regulations for leasing agreements specific to each region.

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Covestro’s MacCleary to Address Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit – erry MacCleary, chairman and CEO of Covestro LLC, will be a featured speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s (USCCF) Fourth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, held May 9 in Washington, D.C. – Covestro Sustainability Circular Economy

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Covestro’s MacCleary to Address Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit

Covestro Sustainability Circular Economy

Submitted by:Covestro LLC

PITTSBURGH,CSRwire/ – Jerry MacCleary, chairman and CEO of Covestro LLC, will be a featured speaker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s (USCCF) Fourth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, held May 9 in Washington, D.C.

In his address, titled “Pushing Boundaries, Fresh Perspectives on the Circular Economy: How Covestro is Using Carbon and People to Drive Sustainability,” MacCleary will discuss the company’s decision to embed sustainability into its core business, innovation and social strategy at the outset and how that decision is creating value for the company today.

Since its establishment in 2015, Covestro has devised a number of scientific and social innovation approaches designed to use resources as efficiently and productively as possible to close the loop on the circular economy. MacCleary will detail those approaches, including the company’s breakthrough innovation to bring waste carbon back into the value chain for use as a raw material to manufacture flexible polyurethane foam used in mattresses and furniture.

In 2016, Covestro opened a production facility in Dormagen, Germany, dedicated solely to producing this CO2-based foam polyol. In 2017, the company also announced a new consortium of 14 European partners who are exploring the capture of waste CO2 from steel plants to use as the raw material to make high-performance plastics.

MacCleary also will highlight the company’s sustainability and social purpose work with organizations, such as the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Global Compact, the American Chemistry Council and Sustainable Pittsburgh.

The theme for this year’s USCCF’s Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit is Translating Value to Ignite Action. The annual event attracts hundreds of thought leaders and practitioners from business, government, academia and nonprofit organizations.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,200 people at the end of 2017.

Find more information at www.covestro.us

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

This press release is available for download from our website. Click here to view all our press releases.

Editor’s Note: Follow news from Covestro on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Covestro

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Stäubli innovations for advanced technical fabrics – Stäubli has been one of the leading manufacturers of high-speed textile machinery for more than 125 years, expanding its range from shedding solutions for weaving machines, weaving preparation systems, and complete carpet weaving systems, to include textile machinery dedicated to the production of technical textiles – Stäubli innovations advanced technical fabrics

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Stäubli innovations for advanced technical fabrics

Stäubli has been one of the leading manufacturers of high-speed textile machinery for more than 125 years, expanding its range from shedding solutions for weaving machines, weaving preparation systems, and complete carpet weaving systems, to include textile machinery dedicated to the production of technical textiles.

Now, the company offers a number of technologies for a variety of markets, including automotive, medical and aerospace. One of the recent developments is Magma T12 warp tying machine for an optimised workflow in the mill, which ties monofilaments, coarse multi-filaments, PP ribbons, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres, and many other fibre types. It has been developed for universal application ranging from coarse technical yarns to the medium yarn-count range. Its rigid design includes an optical double-end detection system.

Stäubli innovations advanced technical fabrics

Another innovation is the TF weaving system for sophisticated reinforcing fabrics. The system is said to offer unlimited weaving possibilities, whether for flat, spacer, or complex multi-layer fabrics and 3D fabrics. Specific requirements in terms of stiffness, impregnation capacity, drapability, or fail-safe-behaviour, etc, can be fulfilled.

Featuring the latest shedding machines, in combination with the double-rapier weft insertion system and a special slaying motion, the TF weaving system is designed to allow high-volume production of up to very thick and/or dense fabrics and efficient processing of a wide variety of technical and highly sensitive yarns, such as glass fibre, carbon, Kevlar, or similar.

High stroke forces and precision

For the automotive industry, Stäubli supplies shedding solutions for airbag weaving, traditional airbags woven on frame weaving machines, and OPW (one-piece-woven) airbags produced on modern Jacquard weaving machines. “Airbag fabrics demand important stroke forces during weaving,” the company explains. “The solid construction of the latest generation S3000/S3200 electronic rotary dobbies provides the basis in frame weaving for supporting these forces while running reliably at high speeds day in and day out, offering important longevity.”

Stäubli innovations advanced technical fabrics

“Frame weaving pre-requisites, such as perfectly prepared warps, gain in importance when it comes to deliver the automotive industry with its zero-error specifications. The weaver has to produce more first-class fabric, while staying competitive. Using the Safir automatic drawing-in installations, equipped with active warp control features, such as optical recognition of double ends and colour/yarn type repeat management, allows the weavers to meet these strict requirements.”

For the production of OPW airbags, Stäubli provides the LX Jacquard machine series. They feature balanced cinematics, a coaxial drive shaft, and an optimised internal airflow, as well as optimum sized chassis. These features are designed to ensure clean interiors, controlled temperature in the machinery housing, the support of beams and bearings and make the machines handle great payloads and precise operating at highest production speeds.

Stäubli innovations advanced technical fabrics

The latest models in the LX series, the LXL and LXXL are specifically developed for large-sized designs and can be equipped in a format range of 6,144 to 25,600 hooks. By combining two LXXL machines, formats up to 51,200 can be achieved.

Binding technology for synthetic grass

With its Alpha 500 series carpet weaving systems, Stäubli provides a product range for any kind of rug or wall-to-wall carpet.

Stäubli innovations advanced technical fabrics

“Weavers can count on the Alpha 500 Leantec model for weaving superior high-quality synthetic grass, with a weaving width of up to 5.3 metres. The Stäubli binding technology allows the optimum orientation of the piles for a wide public, ranging from major league sports facilities suppliers, to public services and garden centres,” the company concludes.

www.staubli.com

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French car parts group Faurecia invests in U.S. firm PowerSphyr – French car Faurecia USA PowerSphyr

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French car parts group Faurecia invests in U.S. firm PowerSphyr

French car Faurecia USA PowerSphyr PARIS (Reuters) – French car parts company Faurecia (EPED.PA) has made an investment, for an undisclosed sum of money, in U.S. wireless power technology company Powersphyr, in the latest example of car companies striking deals with start-up tech firms.

The Powersphyr deal, announed by the companies on Wednesday, follows a similar move by Faurecia, which is 46-percent owned by Peugeot-maker PSA (PEUP.PA), earlier this year to invest in start-up energy technology company Enogia.

As carmakers ramp up spending on self-driving and electric vehicles (EVs), many investors have been betting that their component suppliers will be the first winners from the technology shifts.

That partly reflects a longer-term change towards more complex vehicles where components makers are contributing an ever-larger proportion of a car’s total value.

It is also an acknowledgement that the big innovations are happening as much in the auto industry’s scattered supply base as in the design hubs of the big carmakers, also known as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Reporting by Gilles Guillaume; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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