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SONGWON: Distribution agreement for PVC additives in India with Makwell Plastisizers

18/01/2021

South Korean chemical producer Songwon has signed a distribution agreement for PVC additives in India with Makwell Plastisizers, with effect from December 2020. Makwell is a five-decade-old manufacturer and distributer of PVC additives, ...
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RADICI: PA specialist invests EUR 15m in production line for meltblown nonwovens / Aim to reduce dependence on imports for face masks

18/01/2021

Italian polyamide and fibre producer Radici has invested EUR 15m in a new production line for meltblown nonwovens. The new line is being set up at Tessiture Pietro Radici, one of the groups companies based in Bergamo near Milan, and is ...
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ETIMAG: Turkish label maker forms subsidiary / Purchase of Brückner system for shrink film production

18/01/2021

Shrink sleeve specialist Etimag has ordered a shrink film line from German machine maker Brückner for its new domestic subsidiary Plasmag Plastik Film Ambalaj Sanayi. The three-layer system for monoaxially oriented PET shrink films is ...
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SINOPEC: Construction for EUR 444m large tow carbon-fibre plant begins in China

18/01/2021

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has started constructing a production plant for 48k large-tow carbon fibre. The CNY 3.5 bn project is expected to produce 24,000 t/y of carbon fibre precursors and 12,000 t/y of the 48k large-tow carbon ...
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WIRTHWEIN: German auto supplier assumes full control of Chinese JV / Higher capacity utilisation with follow-on orders

15/01/2021

German car components supplier Wirthwein said that in December 2020 it took control of all shares in Shenyang Wirthwein Technology, a 50/50 joint venture founded in 2018 with Chinas Changshu Automotive Trim. Lars Lederer, the German ...
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BASF: New technical development centre opens in Thailand

15/01/2021

German chemicals giant BASF has announced the opening of an ASEAN technical development centre adjacent to its existing polyurethane system house at the companys Bangpoo site in Phraeksa / Thailand. The company said the new facility is ...
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ADDMASTER: UK additives company snapped up by Swedish rival

15/01/2021

Swedish additives group Polygiene has bought Addmaster, a 20-year-old additives specialist in the UK founded by managing director Paul Morris. The pair said the deal, which was announced in the second week of January, would allow both ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Fashionability, sustainability, lip-readability

15/01/2021

From sewing leftover cloth and waste polymers into toys as a child to making facemasks out of plastics waste to help the hearing-impaired 24-year-old Juliet Namujju from Uganda has come a long way. Her sustainable fashion label, Kimuli ...
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AGILYX: Feasibility study with Braskem for plastics recycling project in North America

14/01/2021

US chemical recycling company Agilyx has announced the initiation of a feasibility study with Braskem to explore the development and construction of an advanced plastics recycling project in North America. The project aims to find an ...
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SASOL: Sale of PE producer Gemini to Ineos completed

14/01/2021

As planned, South African oil and petrochemicals group Sasol has completed the sale of its joint venture stake in US-based HDPE manufacturer Gemini to venture partner Ineos Olefins and Polymers USA. The subsidiary of UK-based Ineos, ...
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