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VEKA: PVC profiles producer opens four new facilities in Poland

21/10/2020

German PVC profiles producer Veka opened four new facilities in Poland in September 2020 at the Veka Polska PVC window profile plant in Skierniewice. A new production workshop, social facilities and a training and technical base are part ...
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SEMADENI: Swiss converter takes stake in Elithro / German company runs system for reusable takeaway food containers

21/10/2020

Swiss plastics converter Semadeni said it has paid a mid six-figure amount for stake a Germanys Elithro, which specialises in reusable systems for take-away food. Semadeni CEO and managing director Patrick Semadeni did not provide ...
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COMPOSITES: 3D-printed fibres detect mask leaks / Multiple application areas expected

21/10/2020

Researchers from the UKs University of Cambridge say they have created micro-thin fibres that exceed the capabilities of conventional film-based sensors. The new devices were used to test the leakage of common protective masks under a ...
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LIFOCOLOR: Investment at headquarters plant / French unit to double capacity

20/10/2020

The expansions of two German plants are on schedule at Lifocolor. A spokesperson for the manufacturer of colour masterbatches and additives confirmed to PIE that work at the headquarters plant in Lichtenfels and at the Straufhain site, ...
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PLASTICS WASTE: New UK standard for atmospheric biodegradability of polyolefins

20/10/2020

Plastics manufacturers will be able to work out the biodegradability of polyolefins in the open air under a new standard from the British Standards Institute. With plastics waste piling up, manufacturers and brand owners are looking for ...
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NORDMANN: Distribution partnership with Repol extended to whole of Europe

20/10/2020

Nordmann said it is expanding its existing partnership with Spanish compounder Repol through the German distributors subsidiary Copci, and has now been tasked with distributing the Repols products throughout Europe. Copci has been ...
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DOW: Flexible foams group Vita joins Dow mattress recycling initiative

19/10/2020

Dow is collaborating with flexible PU foams company The Vita Group for the production of flexible PU foams made from post-consumer waste mattresses. The collaboration is part of Dows Renuva mattress recycling programme. Dow said ...
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HOFFMANN NEOPAC: PE tube-HDPE flip-top combo offers full recyclability

19/10/2020

Swiss packaging manufacturer Hoffmann Neopac has introduced what it says is the markets first fully recyclable polyethylene-based tube with HDPE flip-top caps. The company noted that the tubes are ideal for health, beauty, food and ...
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MARINE LITTER: Study says 14m t of microplastics in deep ocean / Deteriorating surface waste collects below

19/10/2020

The Australian national science agency, CSIRO has unveiled what it calls the first global estimate for the amount of microplastics pieces less than 5 mm in diameter on the seafloor. The whopping 14m t of refuse is more than double ...
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Prent: US plastics processor builds new plant in New Mexico

19/10/2020

The US plastics processor and packaging manufacturer Prent Corp. is planning to build a new production plant in the state of New Mexico. According to the New Mexico Economic..
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