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NESTE: Porvoo refinery shuts down for turnaround in April

08.04.2024

Finnish oil refiner Neste has started shutting down units for a major turnaround at its domestic Porvoo refinery. Maintenance is set to kick off in mid-April once the process is completed. The company expects the turnaround to continue ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: The grass is getting greener at Wembley

05.04.2024

In northwest London stands Wembley Stadium, a behemoth of UK athletics that sports a capacity of some 90,000. Footballers and Olympians, athletes from the world over, have for a century offered up their blood, sweat, and tears to the ...
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Amandina Bumi Nusantara: Recycled PET for Coca-Cola's first 100 per cent rPET bottles in Indonesia - PET recycling systems from Starlinger

05.04.2024

In June 2023, Coca-Cola Indonesia, in collaboration with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia (CCEP Indonesia), launched the first bottles made from 100 per cent rPET..
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GERMAN CAR INDUSTRY: Mood among automakers rebounds ifo / Manufacturers report production slumps in Q1 / Severe impacts for parts suppliers

05.04.2024

Business confidence among German carmakers improved in March, but the gauge for morale in the sector remained in negative territory. German economic thinktank ifo, which polls the managers across the countrys various industries each ...
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PLASTICS WASTE: New waste-shipment rules get thumbs up from Council of the EU / Adoption confirms ban on plastics exports to non-OECD countries

04.04.2024

The Council of the European Union has adopted revised plans to reduce the amount of plastics waste exported by EU countries to non-OECD states, concluding two and a half years of legal and political moves to restrict the practice. The ...
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EDITORIAL: In between ambitious and absurd: Sibur's change in strategy

03.04.2024

The western sanctions against Ukraines aggressor Russia do not seem to be quite as unsuccessful as they are often described. That at any rate is indicated by the basic strategy turnaround at present being carried out by Sibur, the major ...
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BOREALIS: Acquisition of recycler Integra Plastics completed

03.04.2024

Polyolefins group Borealis said it has closed the deal to acquire all of the shares of Bulgarian recycler Integra Plastics, which operates a modern advanced mechanical recycling plant with an output capacity of over 20,000 t/y. Integra ...
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WIS KUNSTSTOFFE: PCR recyclates for automotive industry on offer

03.04.2024

German compounder and plastics wholesaler WIS Kunststoffe has expanded its product portfolio to include recyclates from post-consumer waste that have been approved for use in the automotive sector. In response to an enquiry from PIE the ...
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GROLMAN: Distribution agreement for Europe from Oxerra, Radiant Colors

02.04.2024

Grolman recently assumed responsibility for the distribution of pigments produced by Oxerra Europe in large parts of Europe. The markets in question include the DACH region and the Iberian Peninsula, besides France and Eastern Europe. ...
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IPL: US investor group seeks to sell Irish packaging giant / Owners reportedly want USD 700 mn / Source tells PIE company worth more

26.03.2024

Irelands IPL is up for sale by US private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, which first purchased the packaging company in 2020, according to the London-based Sunday Times newspaper. The report said the expected asking price for ...
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