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Clariant and Tiangang Auxiliary have reached another milestone in their previously announced production joint venture, securing permission to buy a site within the Cangzhou National Coastal-Port Economy & Technology Development Zone in Hebei province. They now expect to begin produc- tion of process and light stabilisers in 1H 2019. www.clariant.com


Teijin has decided to integrate its Toho Tenax carbon fibre subsisidary from April 2018. The company said the move will improve sharing of information, technologies and human resources, better leveraging group synergies in high-perfor- mance materials and technology development. www.teijin.co.jp


Maag held an open house event at its facility at Grossostheim in Germany last month to demonstrate group expertise in prepa- ration of powdered plastics for rotational moulding. The event focused on Maag, Gala and Reduction Engineer- ing Scheer capabilities, presenting an “overview of both production methods for powder and micro- pellets as well as their practical application options, according to Alexander Datzinger, Head of Pulverizer at Maag Automatik. www.maag.com


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Delta Kunststoffe adds Coperion compounder


Germany-based Delta Kunststoffe, a specialist in the production of colour masterbatches, electrically conductive compounds and customised special com- pounds, has purchased a new ZSK 45 Mc18


compact


twin-screw extruder with a 45mm screw diameter from Coperion for use in its masterbatch production.


The new machine will be installed at the company’s site at Weeze early in 2018. It follows the purchase of a ZSK 26 Mc18


twin-screw


extruder with 26mm screw diameter last year. The combination of the two machines, Delta said, will enable it to “work even more flexibly and efficiently – par- ticularly when producing


small to medium batch sizes”. The company said its decision was “influenced by the long-standing partner- ship based on trust” with Coperion, as well as the quality of the extruder itself and successful preliminary trials at the Coperion test lab in Stuttgart � www.delta-kunststoffe.dewww.coperion.com


Trinseo starts up Magnum ABS line


Trinseo has started up a new Magnum ABS production line at its site at Zhangjia- gang in China and said the first production from the site will be on sale by the end of the year. The company’s Magnum ABS is manufactured using a mass polymerisation technology that is said to deliver greater product stability and advanced properties, as well as whiter material. Trinseo claims Magnum


ABS grades can reduce costs for injection moulding,


Magnum ABS offers a whiter base colour than competitors


sheet and profile extrusion and self-colouring, while offering long-lasting superior aesthetics in the final product. Applications


are mainly found in the automotive, appliance, electronics, lighting and consumer goods markets. � www.trinseo.com


Ascend to up PA 66 capacity


Ascend Performance Materials, which claims to be world’s largest fully integrated producer of PA 66 resin, is to increase capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10-15% by 2018. The company said demand is currently


growing globally by 3-4%/year; the expan- sion plans cover adiponitrile, hexamethyl- ene diamine, adipic acid and polymers. Ascend, which is owned by private equity firm SK Capital, said its “unique production


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process allows for quick capacity additions with high capital efficiency and without disruption to operations”. It has added 10-30% more capacity in every part of its PA 6,6 value chain since 2015, without any impact on supplies. Earlier this year, Ascend consolidated PA


fibre production at its plant at Greenwood in South Carolina and added more compound- ing capacity at its site in Foley, Alabama. � www.ascendmaterials.com


www.compoundingworld.com


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