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PLASTICS RECYCLING: Taiwan restricting imports of plastics waste

14/12/2018

The list of Southeast Asian countries that have imposed import restrictions on plastics waste is getting longer. To combat the growing import volumes, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration has issued new regulations ...
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SABIC: Feedstock from chemically recycled plastics for European plants / MoU with UK's Plastic Energy

14/12/2018

Saudi Arabia-based chemicals and plastics giant Sabic has signed a memorandum of understanding with British company Plastic Energy to supply feedstock chemically recycled from plastics waste for its petrochemical production facilities ...
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EU CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Report outlines technology solutions to meet EU plastics strategy / Joint R&D agenda from EuPC, SusChem, Cefic, PlasticsEurope and ECP4

14/12/2018

Industry association European Plastics Converters, together with four other partners, has published a report on how the plastics industry can fulfil the objectives of the EU plastics strategy, announced by the European Commission in ...
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RTP: Plans for plant in Ireland face local opposition / Protest group readies to appeal planning approval

13/12/2018

US custom compounder RTP is facing strong opposition in Ireland over plans to build a compounding plant at Poundlick, Skibbereen. Cork's county council gave its initial approval to the project in December 2017, but local protest ...
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LANXESS: German company announces EUR 200m investment for flame retardants production

13/12/2018

Lanxess is planning to invest around EUR 200m over the next three years to expand flame retardants production. "With the acquisition of the US company Chemtura in spring 2017 we became one of the worlds leading suppliers of flame ...
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BOREALIS: Lucrèce Foufopoulos-De Ridder appointed executive VP Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology

13/12/2018

Lucrèce Foufopoulos-De Ridder has been appointed as Borealis' next executive vice president for Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology. As of 1 January 2019, she will succeed Alfred Stern, who has been CEO of the polyolefins ...
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PLASTIC PACKAGING: Revised guidance to aid design of easy-to-recycle products / Recoup and BPF publication

12/12/2018

UK recycling charity Recoup and the British Plastics Federation have launched updated guidance to help packaging designers create easy-to-recycle plastic packaging. Based on industry expert advice, the 76-page "Recyclability by Design ...
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PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION: President and CEO Bill Carteaux passes away

12/12/2018

The president and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux, passed away on 10 December 2018 at the age of 59 due to complications from acute myeloid leukaemia. He had been head of the US industry association since February ...
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POLYTEC: Austrian automotive supplier awarded major contract from premium carmaker / New plant to be built in South Africa

12/12/2018

After low third-quarter sales and profits due to the diesel crisis and issues from the new emissions test "WLTP", Polytecs future now looks set for growth. The automotive supplier received a major order from a German premium car ...
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POLYPIPE: Plastic pipes group acquires UK's Manthorpe Building Products

11/12/2018

Polypipe has acquired Manthorpe Building Products for GBP 52m. Manthorpe specialises in manufacturing injection-moulded and extruded plastic as well as metal products for the residential and repair and maintenance sectors in the UK and ...
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