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ARMACELL: Malte Witt appointed vice-president for EMEA

15/04/2021

Flexible insulation specialist Armacell has a new vice-president for the EMEA region, Malte Witt, who joined the company in 2008 as a marketing director, and has been the VP of the Asia-Pacific business since 2018. Witt succeeds ...
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ATP: Swiss group buys adhesive tape converter BDK / Forward integration

15/04/2021

ATP Adhesive Systems has acquired UK-based adhesive tape converter BDK Industrial Products as part of its strategy to expand internationally. No financial details were disclosed. The acquisition comes barely two years after private ...
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SABIC: Material from recovered, ocean-bound PET

15/04/2021

Saudi petrochemicals and plastics giant Sabic launched a recycled material comprising a minimum 10% recycled ocean-bound PET blended with polycarbonate. The Xenoy PC/PET compound is part of Sabics Trucircle portfolio of certified ...
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AVIENT: TPE grades with high recycled content in Asia, Europe, US

14/04/2021

US compounder and distributor Avient launched new grades of its resound R recycled content thermoplastic elastomers in Europe, and introduced new versions in North America and Asia, compatible with polycarbonate, ABS and PC/ABS ...
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SPHERE: French packaging group looking to grow UK business with acquisition of Sarpak

14/04/2021

French packaging group Sphere hopes to more than double its turnover in the UK after buying flexible packaging specialist Sarpak for an undisclosed sum. Sphere, which claims to be one of Europes leading household packaging producers ...
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JOKEY: Production starts at new Spanish site / Packaging manufacturer doubles capacity

14/04/2021

At the end of March 2021, Jokey Treplás, the Spanish subsidiary of Jokey, moved from its Molina de Segura site to its new plant in Murcia, 15 km away, and was renamed Jokey Iberica in the process. Construction work at the 30,000 m² site ...
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COMPOSITES: AVK and JEC plan forum for German-speaking region after Composites Europe cancelled / Online-only JEC World this summer

14/04/2021

After the quiet, almost clandestine exit of Composites Europe organiser Reed Exhibitions, the German reinforced plastics industry interest group Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe has taken up the challenge of organising a new ...
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CLARIANT: Membership of Circular Plastics Alliance

13/04/2021

Swiss speciality chemical company Clariant has joined the Circular Plastics Alliance, an EU initiative that was launched in December 2018 to improve the economics and quality of plastics recycling in Europe. Shifting towards a global ...
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IVK EUROPE: Marina Arz new MD

13/04/2021

Theres been a change at the executive level of Industrieverband Kunststoffbahnen IVK Europe, the industry association of companies producing sheets made of plastics and caoutchouc: Marina Arz was appointed managing director on 1 April ...
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LANXESS: Two inorganic pigments added to Colortherm Yellow' line

13/04/2021

German speciality chemicals company Lanxess has expanded its Colortherm Yellow pigment range for heat-resistant, high-performance plastics with two inorganic yellow pigments. Iron oxide-based Colortherm Yellow 5 and zinc-oxide based ...
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