An Aliaxis spokesperson said the company made the acquisition as it is “continuously looking for opportunities to strengthen its position in the plastic fluid handling industry, specifically in growing economies”.
10 January 2013
As the UK agent for the Labtech range of laboratory extruder/compounders, Newton Abbot-based Millmerran Research and Manufacturing offers machines geared to both experimental and quality control applications.
8 November 2012
A bimetallic conical twin extruder barrel has demonstrated major durability benefits over its conventional nitrided counterpart.
5 November 2012
New design and configuration options for extrusion lines offer exciting possibilities for greater versatility in extending the reach of the process – for instance in replacing both metals and more expensive composites by co-extruded plastics.
12 October 2012
Coextruded Lexan and Cycoloy resins from Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business have been used for a tough new bonnet assembly for a heavy-duty agricultural sprayer.
12 October 2012
The new Durogloss foil laminates from Athlone Extrusions are co-extruded multi-layer thermoplastic structures incorporating a high-gloss, scratch-resistant acrylic top layer on a high-impact ABS substrate. Durogloss is available in sheet or reel configurations, and is aimed at the upmarket end of the indoor furniture industry.
11 October 2012
Fluoropolymer processor Fluorocarbon expects its cooling costs to be cut by 67% by installing energy-efficient inverter controls and a “free” cooling system from specialist IsoCool.
16 August 2012
Clariant has introduced a PVC lubricant derived from soya bean oil.
11 July 2012
Aurora, Illinois-based Processing Technologies International (PTi), a manufacturer of sheet extrusion machinery, has launched a real-time intrinsic viscosity (IV) monitoring system designed to deliver better quality assurance and potentially lower costs for PET sheet production.
3 July 2012
For the second time in six months, Swiss industrial firm Georg Fischer has purchased a US-based plastic pipe maker.
23 May 2012
Top Russian pipe systems producer and compounder Polyplastic Group is expanding its capacity with the takeover of leading western Siberia polyethylene pipe maker, Omsk Pipe Insulation Plant (OZTI).
16 May 2012
Ofwat, the water industry watchdog, has told Sky News that the HDPE pipes used to replace the UK’s aging Victorian network are prone to failure.
10 May 2012
Thermoplastic elastomer specialist Kraiburg TPE now offers products designed specifically for drinking water systems.
19 March 2012
Solvay has reported fourth-quarter figures below market expectations as a result of falling demand for its PVC and polyamide products. Earnings before tax and exceptionals for the period were €355m.
16 February 2012
Indian blown film and sheet extrusion line manufacturer, Rajoo, reported strong interest in its products and services at the recent PlastIndia show.
13 February 2012