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.


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.


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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