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Franz retires from Haitian executive roles

Helmar Franz, a longtime executive at Chinese injection molding machine maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. and a prominent figure in the German plastics machinery industry, retired from his operational positions at Haitian effective Oct. 2.

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Crain Communications forms Crain's Global Polymer Group

Crain Communications Inc. has announced the creation of its Global Polymer Group from existing print, digital and live-event brands.

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A twist on wearable technology

Skokie, Ill.-based company Polyera Corp. says it has made a technological breakthrough, developing the world's first flexible digital display device.

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Covestro stock launch reconfigured due to market jitters

Bayer said this morning that it expected Covestro, the former MaterialScience division of the chemical group, to be able to raise around 1.5 billion euros instead of 2.5 billion euros initially planned when it becomes a publicly traded share because of stock market uncertainty.

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Sabic agrees ‘closed loop’ collaboration

Four million plastic bags made with 50% recycled material will be used to package polymer resin, as a result of a new 'closed-loop' collaboration led by global petrochemical company Sabic.

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Hungry mealworms may be the future of EPS recycling

Outlawed in some U.S. cities as unrecyclable waste and controversial almost everywhere, the plastic foam carryout food container could become a new part of the mealworm's diet -- and solve a major garbage problem in the process.

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Next generation of pouch closures

Silgan Holdings Inc. is working on tomorrow's pouch closures, and closures marketing manager A.J. Miller said the segment is growing broadly.

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Food packaging to reach 38.2 million tonnes in 202

German research group Ceresana has produced a report on the European food packaging market, stating that it expects food packaging to reach a volume of 38.2 million tonnes in 2022.

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BASF aims for at least 3.9% sales growth in coming years

A changing world had prompted the group to marginally lower its expectations for the global economy.

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The China Blog

When China meets America

While China's domestic manufacturing activity drops to a six-year low, Chinese firms are beefing up their overseas investment, including in North America.

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