Industry News

A great deal is written in the trade media for the plastics and rubber industry. Our “Industry News” gives compact summaries of the reports that appear in these media.

Overview: Industry News

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ASSOCIATIONS: European manufacturers urge EU action on competitiveness / Joint Declaration

24/02/2017

Leading organisations representing the European plastics and other manufacturing sectors have signed the "Joint Declaration for an ambitious industrial strategy”, which is aimed at revitalising the role of manufacturing throughout the EU. ...
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IAC: Groundbreaking for instrument panel production plant in Poland / USD 20m investment in 27,000 m² facility

24/02/2017

International Automotive Components has broken ground on a greenfield plant in Opole / Poland. The USD 20m facility, which will manufacture tailored instrument panels for premium passenger cars, will be operational in mid-2017 and will ...
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MGI COUTIER: Things are booming for French car parts supplier / New production plants in Bulgaria and Thailand

24/02/2017

By 2017, one year earlier than expected, car parts supplier MGI Coutier wants to crack the billion euro sales mark if the economy continues to boom as it did in the last financial year. The prospects for growth, especially with the ...
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TRANSAM: Sixth Davis-Standard extruder added / UK pipe manufacturer continues ongoing investment relationship with machinery supplier

24/02/2017

UK tubing & profile manufacturer Transam Extrusions has added a new Davis-Standard "EB50 EuroBlue" extruder to its operation, together with a custom-built Davis-Standard water-bath, designed specifically for the company's ...
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DSM: Global price increase for engineering plastics portfolio

23/02/2017

Due to the ongoing inflationary pressure and rise of raw materials continuing even stronger into the first quarter, DSM is increasing the price for its portfolio of high..
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PLASTRIBUTION: Deal to supply Ethydco product range proving a hit with customers / Progress helped by quality of product, says UK firm

23/02/2017

Plastribution, the UK polymer distributor, has announced that its foray into the Egyptian market has proved an overwhelming success. In July last year the company announced it had landed an exclusive distribution agreement with the ...
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SADARA: "PlasChem Park" to include automotive cluster / OEM suppliers will be located on-site

23/02/2017

Sadara Chemical Company, the joint venture between Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco, is making good on its promise to provide direct on-site outlets for polymer production at its massive complex in Jubail Industrial City II. / Saudi ...
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SONGWON: Biesterfeld Turkey appointed distributor for polymer stabilisers

23/02/2017

South Korea-based petrochemicals group Songwon has named Biesterfeld Turkey as exclusive distributor for its comprehensive range of stabilisers for PVC and other polymers. Products include stabilisers and OPS blends sold under the ...
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VICTREX: Joint venture with Tri-Mack Plastics in the US / Aims to speed up commercialisation of PAEK-based composites for aerospace

23/02/2017

High-performance polymer manufacturer Victrex has formed a joint venture with its long-standing US-based engineering partner Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing. The new company, TxV Aero Composites, has been set up to accelerate the ...
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Chemours: Price Increase for Titanium Dioxide

22/02/2017

The Chemours Company (Chemours) recently announced a price increase on all "Ti-Pure" titanium dioxide grades sold in North America, Canada, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe,..
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