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Revolutionary lamination technology in solventless adhesives announced

Javier Constante, commercial VP of Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics EMEA, and Nordmeccanica president Antonio Cerciello at the unveiling of the new solution.In May 2016, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Nordmeccanica announced the launch of a revolutionary lamination technology, using both adhesive and machinery hardware advancements.

Astrapak pleased with Level 4 BBBEE rating

Astrapak CEO Robin Moore is pleased with the company’s BBBEE certification in 2016Under the new codes for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), JSE-listed plastic packaging group Astrapak Limited (Astrapak) recently achieved generic certification as a Level 4 BBBEE contributor.

HPA reveals its new logo and website

The redesigned logo of the HPAThe Health Products Association (HPA) has re-positioned its image to support its new strategic objective of becoming South Africa’s key innovative, reliable, and trusted industry body.

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BRB Silicones launches synthesis plant in Malaysia

A traditional lion dance and various dignitaries marked the grand opening of BRB Silicone Synthesis in MalaysiaBRB Silicones inaugurated its new silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia on 2 June. The opening of the plant marks the expansion of the global producer of silicones’ Malaysian industrial footprint to further back integrate into dimethicone copolyols, alkyl dimethicones and volatile dimethicones.

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Dow Chemical completes strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning

The logo of Dow Corning

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced on 1 June the successful completion of a transaction to restructure the ownership of Dow Corning. Dow is now 100 percent owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business, which had 2015 revenues of greater than US$4.5 billion and is expected to generate more than US$1 billion of annual EBITDA for Dow at full run-rate synergies.

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