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Gurit: Organisational and Management change in the Business Unit Composite Materials

08/04/2020

Gurit announces today that it will split the business unit Composite Materials into Wind Materials and Marine & Industrial Materials. Lance Hill, currently Regional Sales Director..
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AMPACET: Compatibiliser for recycling multi-material packaging / NIR-sortable black masterbatches

08/04/2020

Masterbatch producer Ampacet has introduced Revive 962E, a compatibiliser masterbatch that enables recycling of multi-material packaging made of polyolefin and engineering polymer components into quality film applications. Food ...
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SIDEL: Supply of PET bottles for hand sanitiser / Response to France's call

08/04/2020

As its contribution to easing the burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Sidel, French manufacturer of blow moulding machines for PET packaging, has converted its centre of excellence for PET packaging development and blowing solutions into ...
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MEDICAL PLASTICS: China donates coronavirus supplies to EU / Testing kits and 2 million masks delivered to Italy

07/04/2020

The European Commission announced on 6 April 2020 that a donation of medical supplies from China has arrived in the EU and been delivered to Rome / Italy. A Chinese plane delivered 2m masks, 200,000 N95 masks and 50,000 testing kits. ...
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STRATASYS: Coalition ramps up face shields output in response to Covid-19 / Designers called on to develop 3D-printed ventilators

07/04/2020

A coalition initiated by 3D printing company Stratasys is ramping up production of disposable face shields for use by medical personnel in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stratasys said the number of companies and universities ...
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EGEPLAST: Pipe manufacturer buys controlling stake in Swedish rival

07/04/2020

German pipe systems producer Egeplast has bought a 75% stake in Swedish polyethylene pipe manufacturer Extena for an undisclosed sum. With a workforce of around 40, Extena generated sales of approximately EUR 17m in 2019. The Swedish ...
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BODO MÖLLER: Polish branch moves to larger location

07/04/2020

The Polish arm of German speciality chemicals distributor Bodo Möller Chemie has moved into its new headquarters at Suchy Las. With the new site, we have more pleasant work conditions with a simultaneous increase of space, says Maciej ...
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NOVAMONT: New Mater-Bi grade for extrusion coating / Company fully operational in Italy

06/04/2020

Novamont has launched a new grade of its Mater-Bi biopolymer for extrusion coating and extrusion lamination of paper, board and other substrates that is deemed suitable for composting in industrial plants. The product was developed by ...
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BASF: Lorenzo Bottinelli announced as new head of Italian branch

06/04/2020

BASF has appointed Lorenzo Bottinelli as new CEO and vice president of its Italian operations. Bottinelli has been heading the sales department of BASF Italia since 2017. As CEO, he is building on more than 20 years of experience within ...
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MEDICAL DEVICES: EU commission postpones MDR application / Shortages in getting devices certified "not an option right now" with Covid-19

06/04/2020

As intended, the European Commission has fulfilled its plans to postpone the medical device regulation application date. On 3 April, the commission adopted the proposal for a one-year postponement of application of the MDR until 26 May ...
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