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German film manufacturer expands distribution to Northern Europe / Filmolux Scandinavia founded

Acquisition of French PVC recycler Ereplast 20.09.2019 LANXESS
Two new production lines for composite material start operations / Lanxess subsidiary widens capacity by 50% 20.09.2019 COVESTRO
Divestment of European production of polycarbonate sheets to Germany's Serafin 20.09.2019 NESCHEN
German film manufacturer expands distribution to Northern Europe / Filmolux Scandinavia founded 19.09.2019 ELECTROLUX 
Almost 1,700 jobs to be cut worldwide in efficiency drive / Major changes to production in Hungary 19.09.2019 HUNTSMAN
Opening of PU systems house in Dubai / Base for expansion into Middle East and North Africa 18.09.2019 LEGO 
H1 revenue and consumer sales rise / Business in China sees double-digit growth 17.09.2019 LYONDELLBASELL 
Polyolefins producer sets out expansion in China / MoU with Liaoning Bora for cracker complex JV 17.09.2019 ALPLA
Plans progress with PTT to build rPET and rHDPE plant in Thailand / JV Envicco established 16.09.2019 TOTAL CORBION PLA
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 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 19.09.2019 OIL MARKETS
Saudi Arabia aims to meet all supply commitments in September / Petrochemical deliveries gather speed 18.09.2019 PVC 
Chinese exports to Asia plummet in first half of 2019 / US remains top supplier to China despite trade tariffs 17.09.2019 AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 
Winds of change / Alternative mobility concepts compete with petrolheads at "IAA" / Suppliers more realistic than their big customers / Industry's "new beginning" mantra torn apart by double standards 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 09.09.2019 PLASTIC FILMS UK 
Bpi protec studies consumer understanding / Poll highlights need for improvements in labelling, education and infrastructure 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 More news...Production and Engineering 18.09.2019 POLYONE
Additive launched for rPET and PET bottles / Improved thermal stability during recycling 17.09.2019 KRAIBURG TPE
Flame-retardant TPE series for adhesion to PA 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 More news...Industry 19.09.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
German department store chain Karstadt Kaufhof to abolish plastic bags / Amazon heads a different way / Aldi products will not contain microplastics in future 18.09.2019 BREXIT
Nearly half of UK REACH registrations not yet transferred to EU entities / More than 700 substances may not be available from 1 November 18.09.2019 USA 
New initiative launched by oil companies and environmentalists calls for carbon fee 18.09.2019 POLYCARBONATE SHEET
Public voting for 2019 EPSE awards open / Projects using PC ? innovation, sustainability and design 12.09.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT 
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