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2019-05-16 - 20:53

ExxonMobil Doubles Manufacturing Capacity of Specialty Elastomers at Newport, Wales Plant

ExxonMobil said today it has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales, which doubles the plant’s manufacturing capacity and increases global manufacturing capacity of "Santoprene" thermoplastic elastomers by 25 percent. ExxonMobil also manufactures "Santoprene"...
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2019-05-13 - 12:24

DSM expands in India with acquisition of SRF Ltd.’s Specialty Materials business

Royal DSM announced that it has reached agreement with SRF Ltd., to acquire its Engineering Plastics business, a leading player in India in the development, production and sale of specialty materials. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. SRF’s...
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2019-05-08 - 12:44

Plastics Recyclers Europe: Release of the 2018 review for HDPE and PP packaging recycling capacities

With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, in particular HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe. According to the data collected by Plastics Recyclers Europe, the countries with the highest shares of the...
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2019-05-07 - 10:21

Trinseo: Price Increase for Copolymers in Europe

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe announced today a price increase for all ABS and SAN grades. Effective May 1, 2019, or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for the...
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2019-05-03 - 06:00

Trinseo: Price Increase for Polystyrene in Europe

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe recently announced a price increase for all polystyrene (PS). Effective May 1, 2019, or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for the products...
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2019-05-02 - 10:35

Lindner + Starlinger: New Plastics Recycling Facility on Cyprus opened

On 19th April 2019 the Cypriot president Nikos Anastasiadis personally inaugurated a new plastics recycling plant in Limassol. Christos Poullaides, Chairman of PCC Recycling, a Poullaides Group company: “It is a dream come true. More than 10,000 tons of plastic waste can now be converted into plastic...
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2019-04-23 - 09:27

Gurit acquires PET recycling operation in Italy

Gurit recently reported that its newly formed company Gurit Italy PET Recycling S.r.l. has signed an agreement to acquire the PET recycling production facilities from Valplastic S.r.l. in Italy for an undisclosed purchase price. Closing of the transaction is expected at the end of May 2019 and is subject...
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2019-04-15 - 12:10

Mol Group enters into recycled plastic compounding by acquiring Aurora Group

Mol Group, Budapest, Hungary, announced that it has signed a sales-purchase agreement to acquire Aurora, a recycled plastics compounder with production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Aurora is a medium-size German company,...
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2019-04-15 - 06:04

Huhtamaki starts flexible packaging manufacturing in Egypt

Huhtamaki recently inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art flexible packaging unit in Egypt. The investment marks the company's entry into manufacturing flexible packaging in Africa. The greenfield is located in the greater Cairo area and will serve Huhtamaki's flexible packaging customers in Egypt...
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2019-04-09 - 15:33

UBE Corporation Europe: Acquisition of Majority Share of Compound Manufacturer Repol

UBE Corporation Europe, European consolidated subsidiary of Ube Industries, Ltd., announced that it has decided to acquire Spanish compound manufacturer Repol S.L. and has entered into an agreement for the transfer of shares. Under the agreement for the transfer of shares, UCE acquired majority of the...
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2019-04-08 - 11:32

Ashland: Price increases for composites products in North America

Effective April 22, 2019 or as contracts allow, Ashland will increase the price of its portfolio of composites products in North America, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. Increases are as follows: Ortho-Phthalic resins +.06/lb All other Unsaturated Polyester resins +.04/lb Vinyl...
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2019-04-03 - 14:59

Trinseo: Price Increase for Copolymers in Europe

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe announced today a price increase for all ABS and SAN grades. Effective April 1, 2019, or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for...
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2019-04-02 - 09:16

Trinseo: Price Increase for Polystyrene in Europe

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe announced today a price increase for all polystyrene (PS). Effective April 1, 2019, or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for the products...
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2019-03-19 - 07:31

Ashland: Price increases for composites products in EMEA

Ashland recently announced it will increase the price of its portfolio of all composites products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by 75 Euros per metric ton. This increase will take effect April 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter as contracts allow. This increase is primarily...
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2019-03-19 - 06:08

Tria: Stefano Venturelli new CEO

Stefano Venturelli will be the new Tria CEO as of April 1, 2019. Venturelli will replace Luciano Anceschi as CEO of the group after the family firm opened the Board of Directors (BoD) to external members in 2016. Stefano Venturelli joined the company in 2004 as area manager. He became branch manager...
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