Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
The flood of first half figures published over the past week has painted a somewhat subdued picture of the industry’s performance in 2019 thus far. Borealis, however, would seem to be bucking the trend, recording a solid second quarter and first half year, according to the results published 5 August.
Arlanxeo and Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC ) have signed a letter of intent that will see the two companies collaborating on the development of products and applications relevant for Arlanxeo’s elastomers businesses.
At K2019, global chemical company Huntsman will be focussing on additive manufacturing and the emerging needs of this relatively young branch of industry, said Stephane Peysson, Global Business Development Manager at Huntsman Polyurethanes at a K preview event on Wednesday 3 July.
After years of anticipation, 5G – the fifth generation of mobile broadband – is slowly becoming reality. The new technology enables close networking of devices such as cell phones, tablets, vehicles, household appliances, industrial plants and many others to form an Internet of Things (IoT).