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LOGISTICS: Germany's river transport subject to restrictions / Rainfall brings relief to Rhine river

21/08/2019

Following the precipitation in the past few weeks, water levels on the Rhine river in Germany have continued to return to normal. On the Danube river too, the federal institute of hydrology reports that restrictions on inland shipping ...
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FLEXIBLE PACKAGING EUROPE: Constantia Flexibles CEO selected as chair

21/08/2019

Industry association Flexible Packaging Europe said Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles, has been elected as its chairman. In his acceptance speech, he said that priorities for the association include recyclability, ...
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HEALTHCARE PACKAGING: Strong growth for global market to 2027 / Preference for plastic increases / TM Research report

21/08/2019

The global healthcare packaging market is forecast to grow by about 5% per year to 2027, with technological developments supporting demand, says Transparency Market Research in a new report. In 2018 the market which covers the end-use ...
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BASF / TORAY: Supply pact for continuous fibre-reinforced PA 6 automotive tapes

20/08/2019

BASF and Toray Advanced Composites, a subsidiary of the Japanese Toray group, have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on production of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes for automotive and industrial ...
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GABRIEL-CHEMIE: Masterbatch for near-infrared sorting of black and coloured plastics

20/08/2019

Gabriel-Chemie has a masterbatch that make it possible for dark-coloured and black plastic products to be detected by near-infrared sensors and thus be properly sorted out for recycling. The carbon used for darkening plastics absorbs ...
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IDE-PRO: Scandinavia's largest injection moulding machine purchased

19/08/2019

Idé-Pro, a specialist for injection-moulded prototypes and small series production, has expanded its capacities just a few months after investment firm Blue Equity acquired half the companys shares see Plasteurope of 24.04.2019. In ...
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PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS: Ethylene: ExxonMobil has unplanned shutdown of Fife cracker in Scotland

19/08/2019

The Fife cracker in Mossmorran / UK is currently offline. On Monday, 12 August 2019, ExxonMobil Chemical shut down the plant due to mechanical failure of two boilers. Emergency flaring was required before shutting down operations. On 15 ...
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LEONI: Foundation stone laid for plant extension in Mexico / More cables for electric vehicles

19/08/2019

Despite its difficulties see Plasteurope of 15.08.2019 automotive parts supplier Leoni is to invest in the expansion of its cable production facility in Cuauhtémoc / Mexico. The intention is, from 2020, to also manufacture EV-charging ...
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MICROPLASTICS: Aimplas project to probe wastewater treatment technology in Valencia / Standardised methodology is needed

16/08/2019

Spanish plastics technology centre Aimplas has launched its Microplast project, which will focus on developing a standardised methodology to detect, quantify and remove microplastics at waste water treatment plants. The centre plans to ...
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DRAKA: PVC film manufacturer now history / Dutch plant to be dissolved following bankruptcy

16/08/2019

On 11 July 2019, Draka Polymer Films entered bankruptcy proceedings. Hilco Industrial acquired the companys assets on 26 July, including machinery and equipment, raw materials and intellectual property rights. The site, which has been ...
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