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EVONIK: New online platform includes bidding system for customers / Expansion of digital solutions

19/10/2018

German speciality chemicals and plastics producer Evoniks performance intermediates business has launched an online platform for customers. The company says the new C4Connect platform unites online platforms, data interfaces and its ...
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UNITED CAPS: Second production site to be built in France / Extended conveyor systems at German location

19/10/2018

Closures manufacturer United Caps is planning to build a new production site in Alençon / France. The plant in Normandy will be the company's ninth, with eight others in Europe and two planned extensions in the UK see Plasteurope of ...
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GRAMMER: Profit warning for 2018 / Weak automotive OEM demand in Europe

19/10/2018

German automotive OEM supplier Grammer has issued a profit warning for 2018, citing declining sales revenue in its Automotive division up to the end of the third quarter. The announcement helps to explain the collective resignation of ...
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VICTREX: Introduction of food-grade PEEK range

19/10/2018

UK high-performance polymers producer Victrex has launched a dedicated PEEK food-grade portfolio to help OEMs meet the increasingly stringent regulatory and quality demands of the food equipment industry. Included in the "Victrex FG" ...
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MAGNA: Automotive supplier opens seat production plant in Czech Republic

18/10/2018

Magna has inaugurated another production plant in Chomutov / Czech Republic. The facility in the northwestern part of the country is scheduled to begin manufacturing car seats for various BMW models before the end of 2018. It will start ...
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QUALITY CIRCULAR POLYMERS: Albis adds QCP's recycled plastics to pan-European distribution portfolio / JV of LyondellBasell and Suez

18/10/2018

German compounder and distributor Albis Plastic is now distributing Quality Circular Polymers' range of recycled plastics across Europe. The Dutch recyclate producer is a 50:50 joint venture of LyondellBasell and French waste ...
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ASCEND: New PA 6.6 for automotive applications / BTP compounding business highlighted at "Fakuma" / Force majeure in Florida continues

18/10/2018

Polyamide 6.6 producer Ascend Performance Materials has developed a material called "Vydyne R433H" for reinforcing down-gauged steel and aluminium used in used in vehicle body in white structures. The BIW accounts for nearly half the ...
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EU PLASTICS STRATEGY: Waste management group welcomes ENVI committee support for mandatory recycled content

17/10/2018

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services has welcomed support from the European Parliaments ENVI environment committee for a proposal to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 35% ...
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ALPLA: Demand for rPET increasing / Limited availability of PET bales results in significantly higher prices

17/10/2018

Austrian mineral water supplier Vöslauer Mineralwasser intends to use 100% recycled material for its PET bottle production by 2025. At the moment, its bottles contain an average of 70% rPET. The quantity of recycled material used is ...
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EQUIPOLYMERS: New PET for food and beverages uses up to 25% recyclate

17/10/2018

PET producer Equipolymers is launching Viridis 25, a new food-grade PET using up to 25% chemically recycled PET as feedstock. Viridis 25 will be manufactured initially in Schkopau / Germany, where Equipolymers is improving the plant ...
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