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Ethane cracker in Louisiana just ahead of commissioning

Opening of 75,000 t/y bioplastics plant in Thailand / Fully integrated production chain from sugar to PLA 16.09.2019 SHIN-ETSU 
Ethane cracker in Louisiana just ahead of commissioning 16.09.2019 HAYDALE 
UK graphene specialist gets European Space Agency funding / Project on non-metallic fuel tanks 13.09.2019 PETROCHINA 
Construction of ethane cracker in Shaanxi province begins / Downstream PE totalling 800,000 t/y 13.09.2019 ARRAY PLÀSTICS
Spanish injection moulder sets up plant in Mexico 13.09.2019 HYOSUNG
Carbon fibre capacity expansion plans to 2028 / Hydrogen cars a major growth driver 12.09.2019 BOREALIS
Groundbreaking for 750,000 t/y propylene facility in Belgium 12.09.2019 APTAR
Partnerships with PureCycle Technologies and Loop e-commerce platform / Deal with Nippon Closures for tethered bottle caps / H1 sales up 5% on strong pharma demand 11.09.2019 SYNTHOS
Polish group to get extrusion equipment from Italy's Union / XPS insulation panels with recycled resin 11.09.2019 EVONIK 
Investment in Chinese 3D printing start-up / Medical implants made of PEEK 11.09.2019 BASF 
Certified biodegradable PE film for tomato growers 10.09.2019 SIRMAX
Italian compounder expands commitment to biocompounds / Takeover of Microtec 10.09.2019 BERLIN PACKAGING
Acquisition of Vincap & Adolfse / Food and pharma applications augment range 10.09.2019 KURARAY
?Trosifol? PVB films rebranded ?Mowital? 09.09.2019 PLASTIC FILMS UK 
Bpi protec studies consumer understanding / Poll highlights need for improvements in labelling, education and infrastructure 09.09.2019 EPSAN
Compounder opens technical centre in France 09.09.2019 UNITED SOFT PLASTICS
TPE compounder expands capacities / New plant to focus on customers in Europe and Asia 06.09.2019 MBA POLYMERS
Recycling capacity with German site planned / Focus on processing WEEE from Germany and Europe 06.09.2019 COVERIS
Pet food packaging facilities in France and Germany upgraded 05.09.2019 DOW 
Polymers from chemically recycled waste / Dutch firm Fuenix Ecogy provides technology More news...People 16.09.2019 SÜDPACK
Erik Bouts is new management spokesperson for German films manufacturer 12.09.2019 DSM
Shruti Singhal will be DSM's next president of engineering plastics 11.09.2019 SONGWON
CEO Maurizio Butti passes away 03.09.2019 WEENER PLASTICS
CEO Roel Zeevat leaves packaging group / Anthonie Zoomers heads company in the interim 30.08.2019 RESINEX
Head of German subsidiary departs / Nick Lemmens named managing director of Benelux branch More news... Markets 16.09.2019 OIL MARKETS 
Attack on Saudi oil production not expected to have lasting impact on plastics industry / Threat of retaliation / Converters should either react quickly or wait it out 16.09.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING CANADA 
Tonnage decreases with challenging two years after China's import ban / "Strong domestic markets for recycling" / CPIA report 13.09.2019 WORLD TRADE 
China makes concessions ahead of trade talks with US / 16 products freed from tariffs / More items to follow 10.09.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING SPAIN 
Strong growth in recycling rate of post-consumer packaging in 2018 / Total of almost 572,000 t / Cicloplast report 10.09.2019 MERCOSUR 
Trading bloc updates plastic additives regulations / Close alignment with EU rules 06.09.2019 UPDATE - PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
Propylene: Borealis declares force majeure in Kallo / FM is also now in effect on PP in Burghausen / Restart for OMV's cracker 06.09.2019 PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY 
Turnover for H1 2019 down on 2018 / Heavy falls in June / Technical components still a big worry / Industrial packaging, building products and consumer goods also on the decline 06.09.2019 COMPOSITES GERMANY 
Mood in fibre-composite industry is clouding over / Automotive sector putting a brake on growth 04.09.2019 PLASTICS WASTE
Collaboration to establish 11 waste plastic-to-hydrogen plants in northwest UK 03.09.2019 PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
Polypropylene: Production stopped by Borealis in Burghausen / New orders not taken for time being More news...Production and Engineering 16.09.2019 CLARIANT
Masterbatches cut plastics content in packaging / Foam-cell structure 13.09.2019 BOREALIS 
Collaboration with Mondi generates PP mono-material food packaging 10.09.2019 INEOS STYROLUTION
Launch of high-flow ?Novodur? ABS grade / Suitable for household and electronics applications 09.09.2019 CLARIANT
Masterbatch for NIR-sortable black plastic packaging 06.09.2019 KRAIBURG TPE
"Thermoplast M" range complies with new rules for medical-grade plastics More news...Industry 12.09.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT 
Microplastics found in European snow / Studies in France and US find particles in remote areas / German organisation mulls ban on artificial turf 11.09.2019 PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS 
German environment ministry considers ban / Plastic packaging industry association sharply criticises ?symbolic policy? 11.09.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
EuPC's third survey on recyclate usage by European processors / Available in seven languages 04.09.2019 K 2019
World's leading plastics trade fair open its doors soon / Industry looks to Düsseldorf with anticipation / Sustainability and recycling to be dominant topics / KI Group more active than ever 29.08.2019 MICROPLASTICS 
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