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Plastic Tubs / Lunchboxes ready for production at Darsim Plastics
OTIMA Lunchbox is officially ready for production at Darsim Tool & Die. They are available in 1.1litre & 1.2 litre.
High Expectations Exceeded at K 2013
Many Pioneering Innovations prompting a Remarkable Number, Exhibitors anticipate Strong Post-Fair Business
Wittmann Battenfeldhigh-tech micro injection molding for medical technology at the Compamed
WPC Granulates - Special Event for thePlastic Industry -
in Cologne, Germany
The world of injection moulding was the guest of BOY
When he concluded, 'the K 2013 exhibition was one of themostsuccessful fairs in therecent past for BOY' , Alfred Schiffer drew a positive balance at the conclusion of the plastic trade fair.
DPI Plastics appoints new managing director
The company is proud to announce that Juan Muller
officially assumed responsibility for the post in September 2013.
Exhibition space at regional packaging show already over 90% sold
Propak Cape has received an overwhelming response with exhibition space likely to be sold out months before the show.
Quality switched ON the Age of Plastics
The ribbon cutting ceremony and the walk through of TRIOPLASTICS’ world-class facility, showcasing the machines and the production line, creating history in the Age of Plastics in South Africa.
Plastics |SA Plastics Industry Recycling Rates
The plastics chain in South Africa employs over 60 000 people and is defined as a priority sector by Government.
Plastics|SA Plastics Recycling Survey Report
Over the last few decades,Plastics|SA measured the recycling rate of plasticsin South Africa.This report is for the plastic recycling rates of 2012.
South African Recycling Industry shows its support for upcoming colloquium with European Counterparts
BOY a firestorm of innovations at K 2013
Besides the BOY 25 E, which replaces the previous BOY 22 E, four additional new machine models will be presented at the K 2013.
Specialist trade shows “made in Düsseldorf”
Provides the highlyinnovative and fast-growing plastics and rubber segment with access to global markets
New extrusion line at DPI Plastics
To produce 630 mm PVC pipes. Leading manufacturer of water reticulation, drainage and pipe-fitting systems in South Africa
Organic and printed circuits revolutionising microelectronics
Innovations in the organic and printed electronics sector will be on show at the Printed Electronics Pavilion at K 2013
DPI Plastics is endorsed bycelebrity DIY and conservationist couple
WITTMANN at the K 2013 Show: “Power for the Future" + Wittmann and Battenfeld Booths and Show guides at The K2013
7th International Conference on Bio-Based Materials, 8-10 April 2014,Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany
Supertech Plastics launch a range of heavy duty Castors
Supertech Plastics has launched a range of Rybro™ heavy duty industrial castors.
Special Show at K 2013
Selected exhibits will also be presented at a special show with the title "Plastics move the world".
Plastics recycling : profitable and versatile
* Recycling rates of 35 per cent are realistic
Problems facing recycling
New FLOWCON plus water flow regulator
At the K 2013 trade fair in Düsseldorf, WITTMANN is presenting the latest model from its line of FLOWCON flow regulators.
Bioplastics: an alternative with a future?
Bio-Based Plastics, a logical and necessary step for a modern and forward-looking plastics industry.
Sienna Shot Glass in new Trans Colours
The Sienna Shot Glass from Darsim Plastics is now available in the new trans colours.
Power for the Future for feather-weight foam cores
Irritech installs R4-million worth of Ultraflo pipes
Trioplastics official launch of PET and Calendering Machinery
holds Annual General Meeting in Midrand
Electra Mining Botswana supports industry growth
PETCO Announces International Colloquium
Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Polymers
ISO Implementation simplified
Safety in plastic packaging for food from Masterbatch SA
Injection moulding for fish farming - Wittmann Battenfeld
Propak East Africa launches
SAPPMA’S 2013 Plastic Pipe Conference
Electra Mining Botswana 2013
New Leadership at BASF Polyurethanes
Automated Collection Recycled Polystyrene
Marine Debris Summit to Reduce Plastics
Exhibition space at packaging show 75%
Darsim's new products Premium Plastic Shaker
Production Capacities for Bio-based Polymers
Zanogen Industrial Knives and Blades and SKS Gears
Trioplastics Invest in South African Plastics n
BOY to produce Medical Technical Parts
Dispak Industries extrude PVC sheet
SAPPMA to host 9TH Annual General Meeting
SA Vinyls Association Highlights use of PVC in Energy Efficient Buildings
The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has announced that it will be using its presence at this year’s annual Green Building Expo to promote and encourage the use of PVC in energy efficient buildings.
Energy - efficiency in production pays off
The EMO Hannover 2013, at its Blue Competence Special Show, will explain how it’s done
Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project Honours Brave Teenage Hero
A 16 year old hero from Brits in the North West Province who was paralyzed on Old Year’s Eve when he tried to protect his friend during an attempted robbery, has become the latest recipient of a wheelchair thanks to the Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project administered by the Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC).
Trioplastics Invest in the South African Plastics Industry
Based in Chamdor,Krugersorp, TRIOPLASTICS is a fast growing company. They started in 2007 with the import of PVC and PET rigid and flexible films, they have ventured into locally manufacturing these products this year.
Profitable growth with realigned plastics business
BASF aims to continue growing faster than the market with its downstream plastics, as well as large-volume monomers and commodity polymers.
An Uncertain Start To The Year for Italian plastics and rubber machinery exports
After a still-positive trend in January and February (in the wake of the +5.9% result at the end of 2012), the first quarter of 2013 instead closed with a downturn for Italian exports of plastics and rubber processing machinery
European plastics industry is cautiously optimistic as it faces up to challenges on many fronts
In the run-up to K 2013, the European plastics industry finds itself fighting battles on several fronts, many of them conditioned by the uncertain state of the overall economy in the region.
Effective preparation for K 2013
While the official opening of K 2013, the most important International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber in Düsseldorf / Germany is still several months away, things are getting started at www.k-online.de, the website is a useful platform for easy, effective preparation and planning of K visits.
Rugged and cost-effective interior components for commercial vehicles
The Turkish company Pürplast is a specialist in manufacturing PUR components for commercial vehicles. Using the LFI procedure of KraussMaffei, the company produces fiberglassreinforced components of the highest quality.
Leading mining sector suppliers to gain exposure at EMA Botswana
Leading local and international suppliers to the industrial and mining sectors will gain valuable exposure to the Southern African mining market at Electra Mining Botswana 2013.
Demand for Machine Tools lacks Momentum
In the first quarter of 2013, order bookings in Germany’s machine tool industry fell by 19 per cent compared to the equivalent quarter of 2012. Domestic orders were down by 21 per cent
Newest addition to Darsim Plastics Range : Milla 500ml Plastic Cup & Sienna Shot Glass
Darsim Tool & Die specialize in plastic injection moulding and tool and die making. They manufacture custom plastic products as well as their own proprietary range of plastic products.
Boy E-Series Injection Moulding Machine
to produce Medical Technical Parts
Dr Boy, the German manufacturer of compact injection moulding machinery, demonstrated a Boy 35 E – painted in clean room white – at the Medtec International fair in Stuttgart.
Dispak Industries extrudes own PVC sheet
Contract thermoformer Dispak Industries is now extruding its own PVC sheet under Dispak Sheet Extrusions, giving it access to one of its main source materials – for PVC blister packaging – as well as an additional product option.
Local Vinyls Body Joining other associations and Partners Worldwide to Promote the use of Vinyl in Medical Applications
Plastic gun draws eyes to 3-D printing
WASHINGTON — Politicians, the Pentagon and even the State Department are getting riled up about a plastic gun made by Texas law student Cody Wilson with a three-dimensional printer.
Electra Mining Botswana set to boost Botswana’s already thriving mining sector
Botswana is now the world’s leading diamond producer in terms of the quality and grade of diamonds, but also hosts significant copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, soda ash and coal deposits, which are currently being exploited and developed.
Increased capacity with the investment of new machines
PLASTINTERNATIONAL, one of the most accomplished and longest established custom injection moulding
companies in Gauteng, recently took a leap into a new era – energy saving production. With the investment of new injection moulding machines, and now has available capacity on the new 450T injection moulding machine.
Innovation Prize for Biomaterial of the Year 2013
awarded to PHA producer Newlight Technologies (USA) at the Cologne International Conference 2013 on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-based Plastics & Composites
Sustainability boosts innovation in technology and organisation
EMO Hannover 2013 will showcase solutions all along the value creation chain
Looking to regain your competitive edge?
At Zanogen Machine Knives we are fully equipped with state-of-the-art CNC sharpening machinery. We manufacture Pulverizer / Micronizer Discs, Blades, Granulator Knives and other precision parts.
Two Oceans Marathon waste is no sweat for Nampak Liquid and Plastics SA
Sales, sales leads confirm Propak Africa’s showcase success
Organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the exhibition attracted 13,010 local and international visitors interested in viewing the latest products, machinery, equipment, and consumables that the industry had to offer.
Plastics Industry has its say at "Future for Growth" Conference
Role players and decision makers in the South African plastics industry made use of the opportunity to air their views on matters relating to the growth of the industry, sustainability and recycling during the first-ever, industry specific conference held at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg last week.