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New catalysis-based chemical recycling scheme / Pilot plant at Ferrara / First samples of Samsonite suitcases made with recycled plastics at ?K 2019?

Expansion of ?STOP? initiative against marine litter with Borouge and Nova / New partnership with AEPW / Bio-propane from Neste / Pellets with a high recyclate content and mono-materials added to portfolio 21.10.2019 LYONDELLBASELL 
New catalysis-based chemical recycling scheme / Pilot plant at Ferrara / First samples of Samsonite suitcases made with recycled plastics at ?K 2019? 21.10.2019 NOVARES
Expansion of injection moulding plant in Portugal complete 21.10.2019 LIQUI-BOX 
Sale of UK bag-in-box business to win approval for DS Smith purchase 21.10.2019 TORAY
New PA and PBT compounding plant starts up in India / Plans to add PPS 18.10.2019 ENGEL
Injection moulding machinery manufacturer reports ?drastic declines? / Slump in automotive business 18.10.2019 ARKEMA 
Sale of Functional Polyolefins to SK Global / PVDF expansion in China / Cooperation with Agiplast to recycle PA and PVDF 18.10.2019 GREENCYCLE
Acquisition of the Sky Plastic recycling company 17.10.2019 COVESTRO
Circular economy advancements and expansion of digital services / Premium concept for automotive interior design at ?K? 17.10.2019 ARBURG
Injection moulding machinery manufacturer reports declining orders / Automotive crisis and trade conflicts are the main burdens 17.10.2019 BIESTERFELD
Distribution of ExxonMobil's "Santroprene" TPV in Switzerland 17.10.2019 COVERIS
Acquisition of extrusion lines from Total Polyfilm / Capabilities for agricultural, silage and industrial uses boosted 17.10.2019 BOREALIS 
New Ecoplast PE film recycling line opens at Wildon 17.10.2019 CARCLO
Antony Collins is new interim CEO / Sale of LED division not yet cut and dried 16.10.2019 ARKEMA 
New PA 12 production line starts up in France 16.10.2019 UNILEVER
Commitment to halve virgin plastics use by 2025 / Pledge to help collect and process 600,000 t plastic packaging annually / CEO says need to rethink design 16.10.2019 RTP
Plans for compounding plant in Ireland withdrawn 16.10.2019 CPC PACKAGING
French label manufacturer acquires Fina Flexible Packaging 16.10.2019 NORDMANN 
Swedish subsidiary Kemi-Intressen now Nordmann Nordic 15.10.2019 DUPONT 
Groundbreaking for USD 220m PI film expansion More news...People 17.10.2019 MERAXIS
Elmar Schröter is new executive director for recycled materials 11.10.2019 PLASTIC OMNIUM
Laurent Favre and Félicie Burelle team up to lead French automotive supplier 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 More news... Markets 21.10.2019 USA 
Plastics sector's exports and imports up in 2018 / Trade uncertainties remain major issue / Plastics Industry Association releases trends report at "K 2019" 18.10.2019 PLASTICS MACHINERY
Euromap reports declining business / Ray of hope in increasing use of recycled materials 17.10.2019 WORLD TRADE 
Trade war eases somewhat / Petrochemical markets unimpressed 16.10.2019 K 2019
Welcome to Düsseldorf! 15.10.2019 K 2019
The curtains go up / Düsseldorf at the centre of the plastics world for a week / Circular economy features strongly at this year's K / Partnerships along the entire value chain gain importance 14.10.2019 SHALE GAS 
Scotland renews fracking moratorium / No permanent ban 09.10.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING 
Zero Waste Europe recommends changes to EU waste rules on chemical recycling / Plastics to fuels could undermine circular economy goals / ChemRecEurope supports all methods 07.10.2019 COMPOSITES 
Cautious mood in the industry / ?Composites Europe? trade fair continues to see drops in attendees and exhibitors / AVK report shows lightweight construction is no longer the dominant topic 07.10.2019 TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
?Suspected carcinogenic effect? / EU commission classifies white pigment as a danger / VCI fears precedent / No alternative 07.10.2019 PA 6.6
Major maintenance and expansion of ADN plant in Chalampé has begun / Start to the new year More news...Production and Engineering 17.10.2019 SABIC
Launch of polycarbonate based on renewable feedstock / New caps and closures R&D centre opens in the Netherlands 16.10.2019 INEOS STYROLUTION 
Sustainable products launched / Collaboration with Bage Plastics to produce grades with up to 70% recycled content 15.10.2019 GRAFE
Effective flame retardants for polycarbonate and PET / Alternatives to halogen-containing products 14.10.2019 HORIZON EUROPE
Industry calls on EU council for bigger research budget / Planning starts on programme's first four years 09.10.2019 HOLLAND COLOURS
Expansion of light-blocking colourants for PET packaging in Indonesia More news...Industry 21.10.2019 WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL
International alliance meets at "K 2019" / Advocacy is the priority / China's circular plans focus on technology and biopolymers / EPR schemes controversial 18.10.2019 MARINE LITTER 
Study shows ships are a far higher source of plastics waste than previously assumed / More stringent monitoring required 18.10.2019 INDIA
Government shelves binding nationwide phase-out of single-use plastics by 2022 / Target ?recommended? / Industry slams lack of clarity over rules 11.10.2019 AUSTRIA 
Over half of companies see circular economy opportunities / Waste prevention and recycling are most important measures / ARA survey 11.10.2019 USA
Greenpeace accuses consumer good companies of false promises on plastics pollution / Call for investment in refill and reuse systems / SC Johnson quits Plastics Industry Association More news... News by region and country PIE free trial subscription! $(function() { $('#pie_fade').crossSlide({ sleep: 3, fade: 1 }, [ { src: '/images/ad/PIE_subscr_01.png', href: '', target: '_blank' }, { src: '/images/ad/PIE_subscr_02.png', href: '', target: '_blank' }, { src: '/images/ad/PIE_subscr_03.png', href: '', target: '_blank' } ]); });Loading... © 2001-2019  |  Imprint  |  Privacy is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

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