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FREUDENBERG MEDICAL: Construction of new manufacturing plant and global HQ in the US

06/12/2018

Freudenberg Medical is to start construction of a new 11,000 m² medical manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Beverly, near Boston, Massachusetts / USA. Part of the German multinational Freudenberg Group, Freudenberg Medical ...
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LOOP INDUSTRIES: Multi-year rPET supply agreements with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo / Chemical recycler's net loss widens in H1 2018

06/12/2018

Canadian recycling technology start-up Loop Industries has entered into multi-year supply agreements with leading and rival drinks retailers Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Under the deal with Coca-Colas Cross Enterprise Procurement Group, ...
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PET TRAYS: Petcore and PRE publish design guidelines for thermoformed trays

05/12/2018

Industry associations Petcore Europe and Plastics Recyclers Europe have published guidelines for the design of PET thermoformed food and non-food trays to help boost recycling efforts. Petcores PET thermoforms working group has ...
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IRELAND: Working group to develop plastics waste policy / National study for meeting EU single-use targets

05/12/2018

Ireland plans to set up an inter-departmental working group on circular economy in 2019 as the country looks to form a strategic policy for tackling plastics waste. We want to take stock of our relationship with plastic. We must start to ...
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EVONIK: Joachim Dahm will be new head of Performance Materials division

04/12/2018

Evonik's plastics division Performance Materials is getting a new boss. From 1 April 2019, Joachim Dahm has been appointed CEO of the divison. He will take over from Johann-Caspar Gammelin, who will become chairman of the management ...
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COVESTRO: Stake in DCP increased to 80% / Joint venture with Japan's DIC

04/12/2018

Covestro has increased its stake in the thermoplastic polyurethanes joint venture DIC Covestro Polymer from 50% to 80%, taking 30% of the share held by Japanese PPS compounder and pigment manufacturer DIC. The transaction, worth a "low ...
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Trinseo: Price Decrease for Polystyrene in Europe

04/12/2018

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe yesterday announced price decrease for..
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PLASTIC PACKAGING GERMANY: Recycling slightly down in 2017 / New law sets higher recycling rates in the new year / Plastics target of 63% in 2022

03/12/2018

Packaging recycling in Germany remained at a high level in 2017, but the recycling rate across all packaging materials fell slightly by 0.9% to 79.0%, according to German packaging market research firm Gesellschaft für ...
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RPC: Organic growth, acquisitions and higher prices lift H1 revenues

03/12/2018

Plastic packaging maker RPC lifted its revenues in the first half of its fiscal year by 7% to GBP 1.89 bn with activities in both packaging and non-packaging segments improving due to strong organic growth. The sales expansion was also ...
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COMPOSITES UK: Royal attendees open McLaren Automotive's CRP centre / Research association NCC aims to advance series production of car components

30/11/2018

McLaren Automotive officially opened its second facility for carbon fibre processing, including a technical service plant, in Sheffield / UK. From 2019, the racing and sports car manufacturer will produce complete CRP chassis at the ...
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