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BAVARIA YACHTBAU: Insolvent boat manufacturer goes to German investment firm CMP Capital Management-Partners

21/09/2018

A private equity fund advised by German investment firm CMP Capital Management-Partners will acquire Germanys largest manufacturer of sailing yachts and motor boats, Bavaria Yachtbau, through a transfer of restructuring after ...
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ECOLEAN: Swedish film and packaging manufacturer builds new plant / Stand-up pouches for liquid food products

21/09/2018

Swedish packaging manufacturer Ecolean wants to establish a second plant at Landskrona about 25 km from its Helsingborg headquarters. According to CEO Peter Nilsson, the investment for the new production plant, including the 30,000 m² ...
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ELIX POLYMERS: Chemical compliance styrenic grades to be launched at "Fakuma"

21/09/2018

Spanish ABS/SAN producer Elix Polymers is launching a range of styrenic grades that can help customers better meet their regulatory and stewardship requirements. The chemical compliance grades are for applications where specifiers are ...
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SANITIZED: Antimicrobial additive for flexible polymer applications

20/09/2018

Swiss material protection specialist Sanitized has introduced its Sanitized PL 14-32" solution for what it says is long-lasting and highly effective antimicrobial protection of flexible polymer applications. Besides thermal stability ...
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EU PLASTICS STRATEGY: MEPs vote in favour of proposals to boost recycling and tackle marine litter / Call for ban on microplastics in cosmetics / FEAD voices support

20/09/2018

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of proposals to tackle marine litter and boost plastics recycling, backing an advisory report by Belgian MEP Mark Demesmaeker. During a parliament plenary session on 13 September, ...
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HEXPOL: Swedish compounder acquires Kirkhill Rubber / Presence to be boosted in US rubber compounds

20/09/2018

Swedish plastics compounder Hexpol has paid USD 49m to acquire Kirkhill Rubber, a custom rubber compounder serving the aerospace, automotive, medical and other demanding industries. The business, which has annual sales of around USD ...
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NEDERLANDSE TRANSPORT MAATSCHAPPIJ: Homogenised recyclate for Dutch manufacturer of plastic pallets and walls

20/09/2018

Due to inconsistencies in the properties of its recycled plastic resins, pallets and walls manufacturer Profextru Productie incurred considerable effort to maintain a stable product quality. The Dutch processor has thus commissioned ...
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EVENTS: First EuPC conference on circular polymers in furniture to take place in November

19/09/2018

European Plastics Converters will host its first ever conference on "The Future of Circular Polymers in Furniture in Europe" on 26 November 2018 in Brussels. The event is organised by Polymer Comply Europe and is a cooperation with ...
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CLARIANT: Plastics division planned with Sabic's stake / Polymers, masterbatches and additives / Complete takeover?

19/09/2018

After Clariant's merger with Huntsman was called off last year, the Swiss speciality chemical company's next shot to lead its plastics division into a better future has come. Clariant is to create a new business unit named ...
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UNIVAR: USD 2 bn takeover of US distributor Nexeo / Potential divestment of plastics business

19/09/2018

US chemicals distributor Univar is to acquire plastic resins distributor Nexeo Solutions in a transaction valued at approximately USD 2 bn. This includes Nexeos USD 949m of net debt and other obligations. About the combined company, ...
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