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POLYPLASTICS: Low-dielectric liquid crystal polymers for telecommunications

19/04/2018

Japanese engineering plastics producer Polyplastics has launched a series of low-dielectric liquid crystal polymers for next-generation communication devices. Its "Laperos” E420P is the first in a series of low-dielectric grades, which ...
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DANTOY: Global market launch of Danish firm's bioplastic toys

19/04/2018

Danish toy maker Dantoy has invested in developing products made of bioplastics due to customer demand, and will start selling these toys in 2018, according to its CEO Marck Matthiasen. Dantoy's announcement comes after its compatriot ...
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AMUT: Link-up with Erema for PET bottle-to-packaging recycling / Compliant with European and US food contact regulations

19/04/2018

Italian plastics machinery specialist Amut and Austrian recycling technology specialist Erema will demonstrate a new bottle-to-packaging process at the "Plast 2018" trade fair being held from 29 May to 1 June in Milan / Italy. ...
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: François Galgani on current marine litter situation / Upcoming "PolyTalk 2018" speaker

18/04/2018

At the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, the "PolyTalk 2018" conference will take place in St Julian's / Malta from 26 and 27 April 2018. Organiser PlasticsEurope is continuing to establish new partnerships with stakeholders to tackle ...
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BSH: German appliances manufacturer builds washing machine factory in Romania

18/04/2018

BSH Hausgeräte will construct a washing machine plant in the Romanian town of Simeria, for a cost of over one hundred millions euros. A 40-hectare plot has recently been acquired. The Munich-based company aims to begin construction of a ...
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BASF: Collaboration with Essentium Materials for global filaments network / Launch of PA 6 powder for 3D printing

18/04/2018

BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a 100% subsidiary of BASF New Business, is collaborating with Essentium Materials to build up a global distribution network for plastic filaments. The companies are systematically pooling a substantial part ...
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NESTLE: Food and beverage company aims to have 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

18/04/2018

Nestlé aims to make all of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025, the food and beverage giant said. The move comes as companies tackle the issue of waste amidst criticism that packaging goods across the world end up with millions ...
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FLUOROPOLYMERS: German industry association warns of tight market and massive price hikes

17/04/2018

The fluoropolymers working group of the German association for semi-finished plastics and consumer products, pro-K has warned of increasing feedstock costs. Findings from its latest industry survey again indicate high double-digit price ...
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WALKI: One Equity acquires majority share in Finnish packaging manufacturer

17/04/2018

Protective packaging and technical laminates specialist Walki is changing hands. One Equity Partners is acquiring a majority stake in the company from Nordic investment firm CapMan Buyout. The transaction is expected to close in the ...
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TORAY: Production capacity for large tow carbon fibre to be raised in Hungary / Growing demand from wind energy and automotive sectors

17/04/2018

Toray Industries said it is planning a 50% expansion of capacity to produce large tow carbon fibre at the Hungarian facility of its US subsidiary Zoltek. The amount being invested to raise capacity, from 10,000 t/y to 15,000 t/y at the ...
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