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Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva

Autonews24h - 8 hours 26 min ago
Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company’s competence in hybrid technology. The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of ...

New 2011 Sierra Heavy-Duty

Autonews24h - 8 hours 26 min ago
GMC today announces the new 2011 Sierra Denali HD, the first offering of the exclusive Denali line on a heavy-duty GMC pickup. The Sierra Denali HD leads a comprehensively redesigned lineup of 2011 Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD trucks that go on sale in early summer – including the most powerful diesel engine in the ...

New 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Autonews24h - 8 hours 26 min ago
Chevrolet’s new 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups deliver the segment’s best diesel power. Their new, optional 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 is rated at 397 horsepower (296 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm) at 1,600 rpm – an improvement of 32 horsepower (24 kW) and 105 lb.-ft. of torque ...

2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition

Autonews24h - 8 hours 26 min ago
When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and production even further. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.  “Designed to ...

MINI launches Product Design Competition

Autonews24h - 8 hours 26 min ago
In keeping with the brand’s “Creative Use of Space” philosophy, MINI is holding an international design competition to celebrate the launch of the MINI Countryman in suitable style. The competition invites creative people around the world to design potential tools for the unique MINI ...

Using color creatively in the healthcare market

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:43
Clariant will present an integrated design concept from the MEVOPUR® family of consistent and compliant masterbatches and compounds at CPhI/InnoPack Europe 2016. A medical device on display combines the aspects of color design, unique device i......

PEEK and PAEK enable lighter medical devices

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:43
Solvay’s medical grade KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and AvaSpire polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers enabled medical device pioneer, Shanghai Reach Medical Instrument Co., to develop a lighter, more ergonomic and highly cost-effecti......

Chevron Phillips's US$6 bln Gulf Coast petrochemical projects nearing completion

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:42
More than 80% of the work has been done at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company's U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project, which involves the construction of an ethane cracker at its existing Baytown facility and two polyethylene units in Old Ocea......

NWE olefin producers choose naphtha and propane as marginal feedstock

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:42
Northwest European olefin producers have largely shifted to naphtha and propane as a marginal feedstock for their steam crackers, turning down more expensive butane, as per market sources in Platts.

Rosneft and Pertamina develop refining and petrochemical cooperation

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:41
Rosneft, a Russian oil company and Pertamina have signed, in Jakarta (Indonesia), a number of documents reflecting a concrete cooperation between the companies. 

Borealis lifts force majeure on polypropylene from Belgian Kallo site

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:41
Austria's Borealis has lifted force majeure at its polypropylene production site at Kallo near Antwerp in Belgium on Tuesday, as per a company spokeswoman in Platts. Force majeure was first declared at the 300,000 mt/year unit on September 15,......

Formosa's Changhua plant without renewed permits- likely to completely shut down

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:40
Last month Changhua County Government rejected Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp’s permit renewal applications for three boilers at its coal-fired power plant in the county, insisting that the company apply for new permits. Without the rene......

Demand soars for Twin Head Four Servo Driven Form-Fill & Seal Machine by Uflex

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:40
India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has recently launched Collar TypeTwin Head Four Servo Driven Form-Fill & Seal (FFS) Machine. The versatile machine is much in demand by packers......

Gripper system removes hot plastic parts from injection moulding machines without leaving tarnishing marks

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:39
FIPA GmbH has developed a customer-specific gripper system for ZEIBINA Kunststoff-Technik GmbH that removes hot plastic parts from injection moulding machines without leaving tarnishing marks. The new gripper reduces staff’s workload and inc......

MRPL announces PP price reduction with effect from October 6, 2016

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:38
MRPL has reduced polypropylene (PP) prices by Rs.2.50/kg on basic with effect from October 6, 2016. Price protection has been withdrawn. ......

Royal Dutch Shell plans restart of ethylene cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:38
Royal Dutch Shell expects to restart its ethylene cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore, in the next few weeks following an unplanned shutdown last week, as per a spokeswoman in Reuters. "Our Ethylene Cracker Complex (ECC) at Pulau Bukom is curre......

HIP Petrohemija plans 10 day maintenance shutdown at ethylene plant in Serbia

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 14:37
Serbian petrochemicals producer HIP Petrohemija plans to suspend operations from October 8 to 19 for an overhaul of its ethylene plant. Inspection and rehabilitation of production equipment at the plant will also be carried out, as per Serbian new......

Demand for carbon thermoplastics in automotive to register CAGR of over 29% until 2021

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Wed, 05/10/2016 - 14:06
Carbon thermoplastics market in automotive to register a CAGR of 29.65% between 2016 and 2021, as per Research and Markets. The market size of carbon thermoplastics is estimated to reach US$549.4 mln by 2021, registering a CAGR of 29.65% between 2......

Durable thermoplastic foams and composites make blades lighter and recyclable for offshore wind turbines

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Wed, 05/10/2016 - 14:06
Offshore wind turbines are becoming ever larger, and the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of their gigantic rotor blades are presenting operators with new challenges. Fraunhofer researchers have partnered with industry expert......

Masterbatch demand in Qatar highly import driven

Plastemart - Plastic Industry News - Wed, 05/10/2016 - 14:05
Qatar is a niche plastic processing industry with total of 57 processors, of which only 35%-40% processors use masterbatch. Qatar masterbatch market is highly import driven with Qatar Plastic Additives Company (QPAC) being one of the lea......