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.
Milan, Italy-based compounding and extrusion machinery manufacturer Icma San Giorgio has designed, built and installed a new compounding line for the production of biodegradable, bio-based plastic materials used mainly to manufacture shopping bags or agricultural mulch films.
A project from Ips Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions, conducted in collaboration with Cetex Institute for Textile and Processing Machines at the Technical University of Chemnitz, has resulted in the development of a pelletising system offering a more efficient manufacturing technology for long-fibre reinforced polymer pellets.
The highly ambitious Polimery Police project in Poland has come another step closer to realisation now that the management board of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. has signed the commitment letters with a group of 11 Polish and international financial institutions, confirming the submission of debt offers for the “Polimery Police” project.