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SEALED AIR: Price increases for food bags and films in EMEA

07/12/2017

With effect from 1 January 2018, US packaging manufacturer Sealed Air has announced price increases between 2.5-5% for its Food Care division's shrink bags, rollstock products, food films and vertical pouch packaging in the EMEA ...
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INDORAMA: Acquisition of Artlant PTA complete

06/12/2017

On 29 November 2017, PET world market leader Indorama Ventures completed the acquisition of Artlant PTA. This was revealed in a stock exchange announcement. According to PIE's Polyglobe database, Artlant's plant in Silves / ...
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ULTRAPOLYMERS: "Ravathane" TPU extrusion grades from Ravago added to product portfolio / Europe-wide distribution

06/12/2017

Plastics distributor Ultrapolymers has expanded its TPU product portfolio, and is now also distributing parent company Ravago's extrusion grades throughout Europe, in addition to their existing "Ravathane" injection moulding grades. ...
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INEOS: Strategic partnership with Pyrowave / PS recycling project in North America

06/12/2017

Ineos Styrolution America, the North American subsidiary of Ineos Styrolution, has become the first polystyrene producer to join a Canada-based consortium dedicated to demonstrating the recyclability of post-consumer PS and EPS packaging ...
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NAMPAK: Turnaround measures launched in Europe and South Africa as group fiscal year results fall

06/12/2017

Nampak is restructuring its plastics business after poor performance in Europe and challenges in Africa dragged down the packaging maker's fiscal 2017 profits. Revenue at the Plastics division fell 17% to ZAR 4.624 bn and trading profit ...
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SASA POLYESTER: Turkish company builds polyester and PET plants in Adana / Contract with Uhde Inventa-Fischer

05/12/2017

Sasa Polyester Sanayi, which focuses on fibres manufacturing, is building new facilities for polyester and PET production at its headquarters. Uhde Inventa-Fischer is responsible for engineering, construction and commissioning of the ...
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MB BARTER: Exclusive distribution of Ethydco's polyethylene in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia

05/12/2017

At the start of 2018, Egyptian polyethylene producer Ethylene and Derivatives Company and trading company MB Barter & Trading are extending their cooperation. The Swiss company will be the exclusive distributor for the entire ...
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MEDICAL PLASTICS: Demands on plastics in medical applications rising steadily / Digitisation and outsourcing remain key trends at "Compamed 2017"

05/12/2017

Nearly 20,000 trade visitors attended the "Compamed 2017" medical equipment exhibition held in Düsseldorf / Germany from 13-16 November. A total of 780 exhibitors demonstrated their latest developments, many of which were focused on the ...
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PLASTIC OMNIUM: Investments of EUR 20m to expand Lyon development centre for car of the future

05/12/2017

Plastic Omnium is investing EUR 20m to expand its "Sigmatech” R&D centre for vehicle exterior components and modules in Lyon / France, from its current space of nearly 8,000 m² to 23,000 m². Sigmatech's innovation capacity is being ...
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PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS: India struggles to deal with mountains of plastic waste / Nationwide restrictions follow tighter state-level rules for sale and disposal / World's largest jute producer discovers

04/12/2017

To deal with the mounting problems of plastic waste, India is resorting to drastic means, including complete bans in some places. Nevertheless, environment minister Harsh Vardhan said there are no plans for a complete nationwide ban on ...
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