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BASF: Next phase of MDI expansion plans in Louisiana / Additional EUR 77m investment

18/04/2019

BASF will proceed with the second phase of its capacity expansion for the PU precursor methylene diphenyl diisocyanate at its production site in Geismar, Louisiana / USA see Plasteurope of 18.11.2016. The German company is to invest an ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: James Bond a licence to green

18/04/2019

007 has driven many different cars, the Lotus Esprit, a rather spectacular, self-driving BMW and even a Ford needless to say, none of these ever made it home in one piece. As it seems though, the world collectively clutched its pearls ...
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DANAFLEX: Russian packaging manufacturer opens plant in Czech Republic

18/04/2019

Danaflex, a manufacturer of flexible packaging, has opened a plant in the Czech Republic. The company has invested around EUR 40m in the new site in Prostejov, with around 180 jobs expected to be created. The Czech plant is ...
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TEPPFA: Fausto Bejarano appointed president

18/04/2019

The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association has appointed Fausto Bejarano, divisional CEO EMEA of Aliaxis, as president for the next two years. He succeeds Maarten Roef, CEO and president Building and Infrastructure at Wavin, ...
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HUHTAMAKI: New flexible packaging production unit in Egypt / JV with Ayman Korra / New production site for Foodservice unit in Finland

17/04/2019

Finnish packaging company Huhtamaki has inaugurated a new flexible packaging manufacturing unit in Egypt. The site was announced in 2016 see Plasteurope of 27.10.2016 and is in the greater Cairo area, where it will serve Huhtamaki's ...
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SCHÜTZ: New plastics processing facility in Norway / Third plant in China / Investments in Singapore

17/04/2019

Schütz has invested in the expansion of its activities at a number of locations. This includes the new production shop that the manufacturer of industrial packaging has constructed at its facility in Kongsvinger / Norway, which was ...
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FRANCE: Valorplast announces a record for plastic packaging recycling

17/04/2019

In 2018, Valorplast warrantor for the plastic packaging of French recycling organisation Citeo, formerly Eco-Emballages recycled 151,400 t of plastic packaging collected from household waste. Following the latest plastics waste ...
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SLOVAKIA: Phase-out of nine single-use plastic products / Bottle deposit scheme planned

17/04/2019

Towards complying with new EU regulation to curb the consumption of single-use plastics and thus reduce waste see Plasteurope of 03.01.2019 Slovakia is moving to phase out nine types of products up to January 2021. The list covers ...
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AGRICULTURAL FILMS RECYCLING: Germany's Erde initiative almost doubles collection volume

16/04/2019

The German agricultural films recycling initiative Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland the acronym Erde means earth in German has set a new record. In 2018, 13,433 t of silage stretch films, flat silo films and underlay films ...
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BILCARE RESEARCH: Capacity expansion for PET film / Shrink and medical device films

16/04/2019

Rigid films and pharmaceutical packaging specialist Bilcare Research is investing EUR 10m to expand PET film capacities for the shrink film and medical device markets. The company says this follows the " tremendous success" of its ...
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