Companies Breadcrumb Home Companies News Smithers unifies all operations under one brand Akron, Ohio-based testing, consulting and compliance service provider Smithers is consolidating its various operations under a single brand identity, a refreshed logo and new tagline, the company announced 12 Sept. News Maag realigns branding, corporate strategy The Swiss company Maag Pump Systems AG is realigning its branding and corporate strategy following significant expansions and acquisitions in recent years. News Mexichem changes its name to Orbia Mexichem SAB de CV, a maker of PVC pipe, resins and compounds as well as other speciality chemicals, has changed its name to Orbia Advance Corp. News Cross-industry alliance formed to standardise value creation BASF SE and seven international companies have founded a cross-industry alliance to create a standard that makes value creation transparent in monetary terms. News Erema’s Feichtinger, Hackl nominated for European Inventor Award The European Patent Office (EPO) has nominated two top managers of the Austrian recycling machinery group Erema for the European Inventor Award 2019. News Orion announces executive management changes Orion Engineered Carbons SA has announced major changes within its executive management team, effective next month. News PepsiCo launches reusable packaging pilot in Paris PepsiCo has launched a reusable packaging pilot for two of its key products, Tropicana Orange Juice and Quaker Cruesli Chocolat Noir, in Paris. News BASF to market Lactips’ bio-films BASF has signed a long-term exclusive contract to market French startup Lactips’ bioplastics products. News Marbach adopts QRM approach in production Thermoforming tool manufacturer Marbach is targeting flexible and efficient production with the implementation of the principles of ‘quick response manufacturing’ (QRM). News Sabic sales drop on low demand Saudi petrochemicals company Sabic has posted a 7% year-on-year decline in first quarter sales at SR37.37 (€8.8bn), due in part to slowing demand and relatively high inventory levels. News Wittmann Battenfeld France moves to new site By the end of April, Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS will move to a newly constructed building in La Buisse, about five kilometers from the firm’s present location in Moirans, France. News Kingspan buying Recticel’s insulation, flexible foams units Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group has made an offer to buy Recticel’s insulation and flexible foams divisions for €700m, the company announced 16 April. News Ube buys majority stake in Spanish compounder Based in Castellón, Repol SL manufactures thermoplastic compounds based on polyamide 6 (PA6), PA66, polypropylene and polyacetal. News With dark clouds looming for auto, KraussMaffei turns to packaging KraussMaffei de México S de RL de CV wants to grow its packaging business, as the machinery maker prepares for billowing "dark clouds" in the forecast for automotive. Load More Newsletters PNE Weekly e-Bulletin (Weekly) Automotive Newsletter (Monthly) Packaging Newsletter (Monthly) Injection Moulding Newsletter (Monthly) Recycling Newsletter (Monthly) EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.