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Zur Zeit führen wir keine deutschsprachigen Nachrichten für den Themenbereich TPE. Die nachfolgenden Nachrichten sind deshalb nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar. 

Due to the corona pandemic, Deutsche Kautschuk Gesellschaft e. V. has rescheduled DKT IRC 2021 to summer 2022. After intensive consultation, the committee responsible for organizing DKT IRC 2021 has decided that the conference and trade show cannot take place as planned from 28 June to 1 July 2021. The trade exhibition will be moved to 27 to 30 June 2022. The venue NürnbergMesse will remain the same.

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Covestro has received ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its Antwerp, Belgium, and Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, sites. This means the company can now offer its customers large product volumes of polycarbonate made from renewable attributed raw materials in the same good quality as fossil-based polycarbonate. The polyurethane raw material methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) from Krefeld-Uerdingen and its precursor aniline from the Antwerp plant are now also available with ISCC Plus certification.

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Repsol and TactoTek have announced that they seek to expand the use of polyolefins in smart surfaces.

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Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. is inviting to Chinaplas 2021, Asia’s No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held 13 – 16 April 2021 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in Shenzhen, China. According to the organisers, in today’s unprecedented turbulent times, the global manufacturing industry is undergoing profound and complex changes, facing uncertainties and challenges, while opening up new opportunities under the new normal. Chinaplas 2021, themed “New Era – New Potential – Innovation for Sustainability”, will not only stimulate development in the industries, but also keep the momentum going in the exploration of business opportunities in the new era, said Adsale.

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Kuraray’s Elastomers Business Unit will raise the transaction prices of following elastomer products in all regions effective 1 February 2021 or as existing supply agreements allow: All Septon, Hybrar and TU-Polymer: USD 0.22 per kilogram (USD 0.10 per pound).

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Kraton announced on 5 January 2021 a general price increase of 220 USD/MT (USD 0.10 per pound) for all HSBC products. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, this price increase will take effect 15 January 2021.

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Ascend Performance Materials announced that it has purchased Eurostar Engineering Plastics, a France-based compounder with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant engineered plastics and expertise in halogen-free formulations. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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The in-person components of NPE2021: The Plastics Show, scheduled for 17 – 21 May 2021 in Orlando, FL, USA, have been cancelled. (Picture: Exhibition area at NPE2018; Source: Plastics Industry Association)

On 5 January 2021, the Plastics Industry Association (Plastics), producers of NPE: The Plastics Show, announced that the in-person components of NPE2021, scheduled for 17 – 21 May 2021 in Orlando, FL, USA, have been cancelled. The association has published a statement which is quoted below in its original wording:

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Avient Corporation announced the official opening of its new CycleWorks facility in Pogliano, Italy. The new lab and plant will conduct chemistry testing and evaluations to help customers meet the challenge of plastics recycling and advance the goal of a circular economy. The demonstration plant mimics real-world recycling conditions in a research environment, said Avient.

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Trinseo announced that it has reached definitive agreements with Tyre Recycling Solutions (TRS) on a commercial collaboration and an equity investment in TRS. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2020, subject to ordinary closing conditions.

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