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RÖCHLING: German plastics processor in fine fettle / Only minor problems for CEO Knaebel / Acquisition of US medical technology specialist Precision Moulding

15/06/2018

Despite all the hostility towards diesel, plastic tanks for selective catalytic reduction are driving sales of the automotive segment at Röchling significantly. Hanns-Peter Knaebel reported this at his first financial results press ...
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INEOS: Start of construction of cumene plant in Germany / Unit to be located at chemical park in Marl

15/06/2018

Ineos Phenol, a subsidiary of Ineos, has announced the next phase of planning for its cumene plant in Germany - see Plasteurope of 08.08.2017. The company has initiated a front-end and engineering design study and expects to make a final ...
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FRANCE: Largest regional plastics association and employment agency collaborate / Recruitment of more skilled workers

15/06/2018

Allizé Plasturgie Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - by far the largest regional association of France's plastics processing industry - and government employment agency Pôle Emploi want to recruit more skilled personnel to the region's ...
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ALPLA: Founder Alwin Lehner passes away

14/06/2018

Alwin Lehner, founder of packaging manufacturer Alpla passed away on the evening of 12 June 2018. Born in Bregenz / Austria in 1932, the mechanical engineer founded Alpenplastik Lehner Alwin in 1955 with his brother Helmuth Lehner. Nine ...
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COIM: Italian PU specialist acquires 50% holding in phthalic acid anhydride producer Atmosa

14/06/2018

PU and composites specialist Coim is looking to secure raw materials for its own production of polyester polyols and other intermediates. Coim recently announced it has acquired a 50% holding in phthalic acid anhydride producer Atmosa ...
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SINGLE-USE PLASTICS: Ikea sets 2020 target to remove disposable plastics in restaurants/ Switzerland makes no move to follow EU's proposal for single-use products / Plastic straws essential for some p

14/06/2018

Ikea has announced voluntary commitments to "inspire sustainable living." By 2020, the furniture giant aims to remove all single-use plastic products, such as plates and cutlery, from its Ikea range worldwide, and from customer and ...
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MARINE LITTER: G7 recognises urgency of ocean plastics pollution / Lost value of plastics in waste stream / Ellen MacArthur Foundation to form coalition of businesses and governments

13/06/2018

On the heels of the plastic pollution-focused "World Environment Day" and United Nations Environment Programme concurrently releasing its report on single-use plastics - see Plasteurope of 07.06.2018 - plastic litter was a topic for the G7 ...
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MGI COUTIER: Car components supplier now called Akwel / Targeted turnover of EUR 1.2 bn

13/06/2018

Automotive parts supplier MGI Coutier has been operating under the name Akwel since 5 June 2018. The measure is to combine its extensive acquisitions of the last few years under a single brand. The 69.7% stake held by the Coutier family ...
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EVENTS: Plastics Recyclers Europe's annual meeting to take place in Portugal in October / Focus on plastics waste collection

13/06/2018

Plastics Recyclers Europe's annual conference will run from 11-12 October 2018 in Cascais / Portugal. This year, the conference focus is on "Increased Collection - cornerstone for higher recycling rates". Among the actions laid out ...
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GREIF: Multi-million euro IBC facility opens in Netherlands / Ideal for Benelux-based customers

12/06/2018

Industrial packaging products specialist Greif has officially opened its new intermediate bulk container plant in Ede / The Netherlands, a multi-million euro facility for customers specifically in the food industry. The 90,000 m² ...
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