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PERSTORP: Partnership with 3D4Makers makes novel filament for 3D printing / "Facilan” designed to overcome problems in manufacturing

22/11/2017

Swedish speciality chemicals company Perstorp and 3D4Makers have developed a series of high-performance filaments for additive manufacturing that they said addresses the challenges posed by existing materials. The companies said their ...
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COVESTRO: Upcoming changes at the top in North America / Jerry MacCleary named CEO starting February 2018

22/11/2017

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based US subsidiary of German engineering plastics producer Covestro has announced North American leadership changes. With effect from 1 February 2018, Jerry MacCleary, who is currently president and managing ...
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Oxo-biodegradable lobby responds to EMF's critical report / Packaging firms "care more about profits than the environment"

22/11/2017

Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association, which represents the oxo-biodegradable plastics sector, has submitted a detailed response to Ellen MacArthur Foundation's call for the banning of oxo-degradable plastic packaging - see ...
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POLYPAK: Additional production line for flexible packaging in Russia

21/11/2017

Polypak is adding capacity for the production of flexible packaging for chemical products and building materials. The company is installing a new extrusion line for three-layer PE films and another printing press. The subsidiary unit of ...
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DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS: Introduction of flame-retardant polyester films / Clear and halogen-free PET

21/11/2017

DuPont Teijin Films has added a class of flame-retardant PET films to its portfolio. The new films in the "Melinex" FR2XX series are halogen-free, clear and have a VTM-0 flammability rating, which is certified by Underwriters ...
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SOLVAY: Strata to build CRP prepreg plant in 2020 in UAE / Supply for Boeing

21/11/2017

Plans for Solvay and aviation supplier Strata Manufacturing's joint venture are taking shape on the production side. The 8,500 m² plant of the 50:50 joint venture is to be constructed, starting from 2020. By 2021, production of ...
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SIRAP-GEMA: Two businesses bought from Reynolds Group / Plants added in UK and Spain

21/11/2017

Italy's Sirap-Gema has boosted its presence in the rigid food packaging market with the acquisition of two affiliates of Reynolds Group Holdings. Both the companies - Kama Europe and Reynolds Food Packaging Spain - produce rigid plastic ...
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BRASKEM: Partnership with Haldor Topsøe to develop sugar-based route to MEG / Demo plant in Denmark to start up in 2019

20/11/2017

Brazilian petrochemical group Braskem is working with Danish catalysts company Haldor Topsøe to develop a new technology that produces MEG from sugar. Haldor Topsøe has developed a two-step process that converts sugar into MEG in a ...
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Lanxess: Price increase for Durethan and Pocan compounds

20/11/2017

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess adapts the prices for its Durethan and Pocan compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) with immediate effect. This measure is..
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VICTREX: PEEK producer opens innovation centre in UK

20/11/2017

High-performance polymers manufacturer Victrex has invested around GBP 10m in a "Polymer Innovation Centre". The newly-opened space, which is located at the company's UK headquarters, will provide research and development focused ...
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