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BOGE: Third plant near Shanghai to begin production before end of year / Turnover in China to nearly double

24/04/2019

Almost two years after the start of construction see Plasteurope of 16.05.2017 German automotive OEM Boge Rubber & Plastics has announced the imminent start-up of production at its third plant in China. The additional capacity in ...
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EUROCOLOUR: Founding of European organisation for the pigments, fillers and dyes industry

24/04/2019

European associations PlasticsEurope, EuPC, Euromap and co will be joined by Eurocolour, which was founded by 27 companies and six associations from across Europe among these are BASF, Clariant, Lanxess and Evonik. The umbrella ...
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IDE-PRO: New location for Danish prototype specialist / Entry of investment company Blue Equity

24/04/2019

Idé-Pro has implemented two measures in 2019, setting the course for its further growth. The specialist for injection-moulded prototypes and small series production announced in April that investment firm Blue Equity had acquired half ...
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POLYONE: Job cuts announced after weak first quarter / Acquisitions alone prevent decline in sales

24/04/2019

The start of fiscal 2019 could have been more gratifying for US compounder and distributor PolyOne. The company recorded first-quarter sales of USD 900m, which were on a similar level compared to the same quarter of 2018, but this was ...
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GREIF: IBC manufacturer invests in second blow moulding machine for its Dutch plant / Food-grade containers

24/04/2019

Greif has doubled its production capacity by adding a blow moulding machine, which is also situated in a cleanroom, to its facility in Ede / The Netherlands. The company opened the site in Ede in 2018 see Plasteurope of 12.06.2018. The new ...
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SEALED AIR: European customer centre opened in Italy

23/04/2019

Packaging group Sealed Air has opened a new customer engagement centre in Passirana di Rho, Milan / Italy. The centre, which opened on 4 April 2019, will provide information about new packaging solutions and enable customers to exchange ...
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SUKANO: New masterbatch for PET bottle production / Benefits compared to spray coatings

23/04/2019

Masterbatch and additives producer Sukano has launched a masterbatch for injection stretch blow-moulded PET bottles. The company says its new "mobility aid" masterbatch allows bottle manufacturers to run conveyor-belt systems and robots ...
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SEKISUI PLASTICS / PROSEAT: German branch of Sekisui renamed Proseat Europe / Acquisition now complete

23/04/2019

In mid-February, Sekisui Plasticss German subsidiary, which was recently founded at the end of 2018 as part of the Japanese companys acquisition of Proseat, was renamed Proseat Europe. The company headquarters will remain in ...
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EPSE: European PC sheet association elects Erwin Roovers as president / Awards for innovation, sustainability and design at "K" 2019

23/04/2019

The European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders association held meetings from 2-3 April 2019 to discuss technical, regulatory and communication issues that affect the European polycarbonate sheet industry. At the meetings, EPSE members ...
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Gurit acquires PET recycling operation in Italy

23/04/2019

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..
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