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POLYMER-SERVICE: German distribution for Italy's Taro Plast

13/10/2021

Germanys Polymer-Service PSG has become the domestic sales partner for Italian compounder Taro Plast. With a capacity of around 75,000 t/y, Taro Plast produces compounds based on engineering thermoplastics such as polyamide 6 and 6.6, ...
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KINGSPAN: Irish group acquires US insulation board maker Minnesota Diversified Products

13/10/2021

Building materials group Kingspan has acquired US-based insulation board maker Minnesota Diversified Products in a move to expand its US client base and core building insulation business. Financial details of the deal have not been ...
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POLYVEL EUROPE: New peroxide masterbatches facilitate downstream processing of PP recyclate

12/10/2021

With the P-Series, compounder Polyvel Europe has introduced new peroxide masterbatches in granulate form. They are designed to improve the flow properties of recycled polypropylene with additive concentrations of 5%, 10% and 20% ...
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HEXION: Company to become two independent firms / New entity to own epoxy, composites businesses

12/10/2021

Hexion said it plans to split itself into two standalone companies by spinning out its epoxy-based coatings and composites business in a move expected to happen before the end of the year. The name of the new company has not yet been ...
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MOLECOR: Spanish pipe maker seals Adequa deal / Acquisition set to triple firm's turnover

12/10/2021

Spain-based PVC pipe manufacturer Molecor has completed its acquisition of the production facility of fellow Spanish pipe producer Uralita Sistemas de Tuberias, formerly Adequa. Molecor said the deal, terms of which were not disclosed, ...
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BSEF: Michael Hack named secretary general

12/10/2021

The bromine producers association, International Bromine Council has announced the appointment of Michael Hack as the new secretary general, effective 1 October 2021 and pending regulatory filings. Hack succeeds Kevin Bradley, who held ...
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LEONI: Taiwanese competitor BizLink pays nearly half a billion euros for industrial cable ops

11/10/2021

Although revenues have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, earnings at German cable and wiring systems specialist Leoni remain in the red. As a result, the company is moving forward with the divestment of its Wire & Cable Solutions ...
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COVESTRO: Cooperation with Interseroh for recycling engineering plastics / Partners to examine chemical processes

11/10/2021

Circular economy has become a major focus at German resin maker Covestro, which recently announced its Sustainable Future strategy. When it comes to recycling technical plastics, the chemical company plans to work with compatriot waste ...
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TREXEL: US foam tech firm, UK group produce sustainable packaging with gas foaming agents

11/10/2021

US microcellular foaming specialist Trexel and UK plastics technology group Bockatech say they have developed sustainable, recyclable and reusable packaging products for takeaway food service and food retail sectors, other fast-moving ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: The Colosseum might soon get a retractable floor

08/10/2021

The Colosseum in Rome is up for a redesign. Before you imagine the worst, the plan is not to fill up the characteristically ruinous exterior of the Roman amphitheatre. Instead, from 2023 onwards, a temporary floor platform will ensure ...
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