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IVK EUROPE: Hornschuch's Hans-Hinrich Kruse named chief executive of plastic sheets association

15/11/2018

On 24 October 2018, Hans-Hinrich Kruse was elected new chief executive by the members of the Industrieverband Kunststoffbahnen Europe, which is the industry association of companies producing sheets made of plastics and caoutchouc. ...
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PLASKOLITE: Sale of leading US thermoplastic sheet manufacturer to private equity group / Founding family and management also take stake

15/11/2018

In a transaction due to complete in December 2018, diversified US plastics processor Plaskolite is being sold to a consortium of US private equity investors including PPC Partners, the founding family and the companys management. The ...
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PLAST EURASIA: Plastics trade fair to be held in Istanbul in December

15/11/2018

The next "Plast Eurasia" trade fair will run from 5-8 December 2018 in Istanbul / Turkey. The 28th edition of the event is organised by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions in cooperation with Turkish plastics industry association Pagev. ...
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DUPONT: New Chinese compounding lines for engineering polymers / USD 80m investment

14/11/2018

DuPont, currently the Specialty Products division of DowDuPont, has announced plans to build a new plant for compounded high-end engineering plastics and adhesives at Zhangjiagang in East Chinas Jiangsu province. The USD 80m facility ...
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UNITED KINGDOM: House of Lords report calls for urgent clarification on chemicals regulation post-Brexit / Concerns on REACH registrations and data

14/11/2018

A report released on 7 November 2018 by the House of Lords is urging the UK government to clarify how it intends to regulate chemicals after Brexit as the country approaches a cliff-edge of potentially losing access to 16,000 ...
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IIMC 2019: International IKV conference on injection moulding

14/11/2018

April 10 - 11, 2019, Aachen, Germany For the fourth time, the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University is extending..
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DuPont T&AP: New plant planned in China for high-performance materials and adhesives

14/11/2018

The US chemical group DowDuPont is planning to build a new production plant for high-performance materials and adhesives at its Zhangjiagang site in the eastern Chinese province..
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SABIC: Nine-month net profit up by a quarter / Q3 sales improve 13%

13/11/2018

Petrochemicals giant Sabic reported a net profit soaring 24% to SR 18.3 bn in the first nine months of 2018. The company did not disclose third-quarter figures, except for sales, which expanded 13% to SR 43.71 bn. It attributed the ...
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WORLD TRADE: US exports of HDPE to China plummet / EU imports more

13/11/2018

China's 25% tariffs on many products from the US including HDPE have resulted in a drastic drop in import volumes in September 2018. In that month, the polyolefins tonnage fell by 60% compared with the previous month, according ...
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PLASTIVALOIRE: Acquisition of US injection moulder TransNav completed

13/11/2018

French plastics processor Plastiques du Val de Loire has completed the acquisition of its US competitor TransNav see Plasteurope of 01.11.2018. The buy gives Plastivaloire two plants in the US in New Baltimore and Danville, Kentucky. ...
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