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ITALMATCH: Italian additives manufacturer apparently acquires flame retardant specialist FRX Polymers

15/10/2019

Speciality chemicals and plastic additives manufacturer Italmatch and flame retardant specialist FRX Polymers recently established a strategic partnership. In response to multiple enquiries, both companies were vague on the details of ...
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PLASTIC PACKAGING: EuPC says EU member states should reject multiannual financial framework / Levy could lead industry into recession / Long-term consequences are unpredictable

15/10/2019

The EU had taken a plastic bag tax off the negotiation table a while ago, but a national levy on non-recyclable plastic packaging is still provided for in the latest proposal of the EUs multiannual financial framework for the ...
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Arkema to increase fluoropolymer capacities in Changshu, China

15/10/2019

Driven by continued strong growth in the lithium-ion battery market for electric vehicles, Arkema will increase the capacity of its high-performance polymer PVDF dedicated to this..
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K 2019: The curtains go up / Düsseldorf at the centre of the plastics world for a week / Circular economy features strongly at this year's K / Partnerships along the entire value chain gain importance

15/10/2019

Its here again! After three years, the K trade fair will open its doors in Düsseldorf / Germany on Wednesday. K 2019, taking place from 16-23 October, will once again underline its global importance. More than 3,300 exhibitors will ...
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DOMO / COVESTRO: Collaborative project to improve plastics traceability / Partnership with blockchain start-up Circularise

14/10/2019

Polyamide producer Domo Chemicals and engineering plastics producer Covestro have partnered with blockchain technology start-up Circularise in a collaborative project to improve traceability and transparency in plastics supply chains. ...
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BASF: Investment in chemical recycling partnership with Quantafuel

14/10/2019

As part of its contribution to establishing chemical recycling as a viable concept for dealing with plastics waste, BASF is making a fresh investment in technology. After starting its ChemCycling project late last year see Plasteurope of ...
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TRINSEO: Plans for pilot TPE plant in Taiwan / Two executive roles cut on shift to global functional structure

14/10/2019

Trinseo has announced plans to build a pilot facility for thermoplastic elastomers at its site in Hsinchu / Taiwan. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in 2020, allowing the company to produce locally its custom engineered TPE ...
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HORIZON EUROPE: Industry calls on EU council for bigger research budget / Planning starts on programme's first four years

14/10/2019

A total of 78 European industry associations including European Plastics Converters, the European Chemical Industry Council, the European Composites Industry Association, PlasticsEurope and European Bioplastics are urging the ...
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RAS LANUF OIL & GAS: Polyethylene production restarts in Libya

14/10/2019

After seven years, polyethylene production at Libyas Ras Lanuf refinery is resuming. Ras Lanuf Oil & Gas Processing, a subsidiary of the National Oil Corporation, was damaged and shut down during the civil war in 2011. In the ...
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NESTE: New office in Germany opened / Düsseldorf is global headquarters for Renewable Polymers and Chemicals unit

11/10/2019

Finnish refinery operator Neste on 7 October 2019 officially opened a new office in Düsseldorf / Germany, to serve as the global hub for its Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit. From this location, business development, sales ...
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