Category Archives: Africa/MidEast

Dow: China Up 10%, PE Markets look Firm

Strong demand in packaging, transportation and construction are propelling growth for plastics and other performance materials at Dow, contributing to strong profitably, which is also getting a push [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, HDPE, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , , ,

Can Injection Molding Save Stratasys?

Stratasys, the global leader in additive manufacturing, this morning reported very disappointing quarterly financial results, reflecting the plunge in its MakerBot business, global economic weakness, and increased competitiveness [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Africa/MidEast, Design, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyacetal , , , , ,

Carbon Composites Players Build Technology Positions

The big players continue to make moves to further develop their carbon composite manufacturing capabilities, signaling a growing future for the high-priced, light weighting material. This month, Toray [..]

Africa/MidEast, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Europe, North America, Resin Transfer Molding ,

New World Car Could Expand Potential For Plastics

Two years ago, a Bloomberg Business Week writer asked if Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was crazy for a rapid ramp-up of the electric Nisan Leaf. Ghosn was widely [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, Design, South America

Auto Composites Powerhouse Is Run By Israeli Kibbutz

The corporate firepower behind one of the most significant plastics technology developments in the U.S. today is coming from an Israeli kibbutz formed by a North America Zionist [..]

Africa/MidEast, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Markets, North America ,

SABIC Readies First-Class Plastics Center in Riyadh

When SABIC bought GE Plastics for $11.6 billion in 2007, it wasn’t clear what the Kingdom’s aspirations in plastics were. It’s becoming clearer that Innovative Plastics fits into [..]

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Schulman JV Presages Saudi Arabian Auto Parts Production

A. Schulman, an Ohio-based compounder with a major European technical presence, has entered into a joint venture agreement with National Petrochemical Industrial Co. (NATPET) of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia [..]

Africa/MidEast, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Injection Molding, polypropylene , ,

Objet Lifts the Bar on 3D Printing Systems

Objet Ltd., the Israeli company soon to merge with Stratasys, launched a new desktop 3D printer that offers seven different materials, including, for the first time on a [..]

Africa/MidEast, Design

New SABIC Executive Discusses Bold Moves At NPE2012

It’s becoming increasingly clear that SABIC’s acquisition of the GE Plastics business five years ago for $11.6 billion was a positive development for the American plastics industry. At [..]

Africa/MidEast, Aircraft, Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, North America, Polyacetal, Polyurethane foam

TOP TEN MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010

Following are the most important molding innovations shown at K2010 in the opinon of the editorial director of The Molding Blog.  NUMBER 1 Reinforced Laminate Sheet Primary Developers 1.  [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Packaging, South America, Telecommunications