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.
Under 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.
BRB 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.
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.