CHINAPLAS 2017 – The 31st International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries

The 31st International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries Date May 16-19, 2017 Opening Hours 09:30-17:00 Venue China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China [382 Yuejiang Zhong Road, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China (Postal Code : 510335)] Organizer & Co-organizers: Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. Beijing Yazhan Exhibition Services Ltd. China National Light Industry Council – China Plastics Processing Industry Association China Plastics Machinery Industry Association Guangdong Plastics Industry Association Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd. The Plastic Trade Association of Shanghai Sponsor: Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) Overseas Supporter: Association of Japan Plastics [...]

Pipe group preaches benefits of PE

Lansing, Mich. — On a swing through Michigan with 10,000 pounds of water pipe exhibits in tow and a band of experts at his side, Peter Dyke gave his high density polyethylene 101 presentations to crowds of all sizes. The turnout was great in Livonia for the executive director of the Alliance for PE Pipe and the resin and pipe manufacturers and equipment demonstrators who accompany him. He said about 70 people, including representatives from Wayne County and the cities [...]

Thermoforming machinery maker Multivac expanding to Bulgaria

German thermoforming machinery manufacturer Multivac Group has taken the first concrete step in expanding its production capacity at a ground breaking ceremony for a new plant in Bulgaria. The company, based in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, is investing almost 19 million euros ($21.3 million) to construct and equip the 20,000-square-meter machine components facility on a site in the industrial zone of Bozhurishte, close to the Bulgarian capital Sofia. At the ground breaking ceremony was Bulgaria’s deputy economy minister Lyuben Petrov along with Bozhurishte’s [...]

Plastic Bags: To Recycle or Not: Essential Answer

By Andrew Hellman Q: It's obvious that reusing plastic bags is a good idea, but it's not obvious that recycling them is worthwhile because they have so little mass. How much energy and raw materials are actually required to make plastic shopping bags, and how much do we save by recycling them? Asked by Jim Salvia, PhD candidate in electrical engineering, Menlo Park ________________________________________ You’re right, reusing plastic bags is a good idea, but recycling them may not seem as important as recycling [...]

Bags Around The World

Fiction: There is a trend around the world to ban plastic shopping bags. Fact: No. A scan of worldwide activities on plastic bags shows that the dominant trend world wide for a number of years has been to recycling and the use of product stewardship principles (the 3 Rs) to manage bags. The Facts A scan of plastic bag activities around the world shows: • The long-term trend has been to recycling – in Canada, most European countries, China, South Africa, and [...]

The Plastics Compounding Market

The North American market for thermoplastic compounds reached 87.33 billion pounds in 2014. This market is expected to grow from 88.78 billion pounds in 2015 to 100.2 billion pounds by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% over the next five years. This report provides: • An overview of the plastics compounding market. • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020. • Coverage of the major thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs); [...]

Thermoformed Plastics: Global Markets

The global market for thermoformed plastics reached nearly 8.0 billion pounds in 2015. The market is expected to reach 10.2 billion pounds by 2021 from nearly 8.3 billion pounds in 2016, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% from 2016 to 2021. This report provides: [...]

Oxo-degradation : A Simmering Debate

Few plastics additives attract as much controversy within the plastics industry as oxo-degradable products. The war of words within the plastics and bioplastics industry regarding the use of Hydro-Biodegradable Plastics (HBP) versus Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics (OBP) continues. Various trade bodies, organizations, universities, environmentalists and industry experts have weighed-in leveling a series of negative allegations regarding sectors of the bioplastics industry, with suppliers and technology companies on both sides of the issue entering the fray. Which side are you on?

Hanjin Shipping Upsets Global Trade After Seeking Protection From Creditors

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co., one of the world’s largest shipping lines, stopped taking new cargo and U.S. ports began turning away its ships after it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. The move, coming at a critical time for U.S. retailers stocking up for the holidays, roiled global trade and caused U.S. shippers to brace for steep rate increases on routes to and from Asia. Hanjin, a major container carrier and the world’s seventh-largest shipping line by capacity, moves manufactured [...]