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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LM WIND POWER: General Electric completes purchase of Danish rotor blade manufacturer / Construction of a fourth factory in China

23/05/2017

US conglomerate General Electric has completed its purchase of wind energy supplier LM Wind Power. GE had acquired the majority of shares of investment company Doughty Hanson before adding the company to its Renewable Energy division. ...
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LOGOPLASTE: Roberto Villaquiran appointed CEO

23/05/2017

Portuguese rigid plastic packaging producer Logoplaste announced the appointment of Roberto Villaquiran as the company's new CEO. From 2015 - 2017, Villaquiran has been the European CEO of Smurfit Kappa. Filipe de Botton remains as ...
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TEKNOR APEX: Newly named ETP division to supply speciality engineering thermoplastics to global market / Polyamide business expansion

23/05/2017

Teknor Apex is making its high performance engineering thermoplastic products available worldwide. The custom compounder has renamed its PA division the ETP division, and said the new division will supply a broad range of technologies ...
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CLARIANT: Two additives plants planned in China / Offering of sustainable products boosted to meet growing demand

22/05/2017

Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has announced it will invest "multi-million Swiss francs” to build two new plants in Zhenjiang / China, for performance additives. The plants, which will offer additive solutions for the ...
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DOW POLYURETHANES: Formulated polyol production at Zhangjiagang expanded / Annual capacity of 120,000 t

22/05/2017

At a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate expanded production of formulated polyols at its facility in Zhangjiagang / China, Dow Polyurethanes called the facility a "significant milestone" in its growth history. The expanded facility at ...
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FAIRS: PIE readers can attend 2017's "Equiplast” trade fair free of charge

22/05/2017

PIE readers will be able to attend the upcoming "Equiplast” plastics and rubber event, held in Barcelona / Spain from 2 - 6 October 2017, free of charge by using the code "13F2BF78” at registration. The triennial event takes place ...
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ROLLTECH: Spacers production expansion in Hjørring

22/05/2017

Rolltech is expanding its production and warehouse space by 3,500 m² at its headquarters. After five years with record sales, the company's existing space is no longer sufficient, says managing director Lars Knudsen. Ten new jobs ...
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ASSOCIATIONS: Eight more members join Petcore Europe

19/05/2017

Brussels-based industry organisation Petcore Europe has eight new members this year. Among these are the particularly well-known consumer products giant L'Oréal, French supply and disposal giant Suez, global number two of PET ...
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CEFLEX: European consortium starts project to boost flexible packaging recycling / Target to develop infrastructure by 2025

19/05/2017

A new project called Ceflex has been established by a consortium of European companies that represent the flexible packaging value chain. The aim of the project is to further increase the sorting and recycling of flexible packaging to ...
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COMMENT: One swallow doesn't make a summer

19/05/2017

Andrew Liveris, CEO of the globally operating US plastic giant Dow, has just announced the construction of a new PE production line in Europe. It is definitely good news for the plastics processing industry, which has not exactly been ...
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