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Plans to put USD 1 bn into PET bottle recycling / M&As a major strategy

US group invests in additional capacities for TPU films in UK and China 02.09.2019 TORAY
Japanese group acquires Swedish automotive airbag cushion producer Alva 02.09.2019 ECONCORE
New extruder for honeycomb core production / Trials using post-consumer rPET materials 30.08.2019 DIC 
Japanese group to acquire BASF's pigments business for EUR 1 bn / Ambitious medium-term growth strategy 30.08.2019 LYONDELLBASELL 
Q2 earnings weaker, as forecast / Schulman integration boosts compounds 30.08.2019 MILLIKEN
New plant expands plastic additives production in Asia 29.08.2019 INDORAMA
Plans to put USD 1 bn into PET bottle recycling / M&As a major strategy 29.08.2019 CANADIAN GENERAL-TOWER 
Takeover of AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing / Film manufacturer's first European plants 29.08.2019 BIESTERFELD
Acquisition of Norway's Lindberg & Lund / Nordic presence and performance products portfolio boosted 29.08.2019 GRAF
Spanish subsidiary moves to a larger site 28.08.2019 SP CHEMICALS 
Chinese cracker now online / Ethane sourced from US 28.08.2019 BOXON
PET bottles converted into big bags for the European market / Collaboration in Indonesia to reduce local waste 28.08.2019 BIEGLO
Europe-wide distribution of Mitsui Chemicals' polyimide powder in Europe 28.08.2019 TESCO
Supermarket chain rolls out phase two of plastic packaging reduction plan / Possible bans on ?excessive or inappropriate? packaging 27.08.2019 CHINA XD 
Despite automotive crisis, higher sales prices and volumes result in large jump in earnings 27.08.2019 BRASKEM 
Q2 net profit plummets / Core profit in the US and Europe segment falls / Investments in 2019 cut by USD 100m 27.08.2019 POLYSTAR PLASTICS
Film producer expands capacities / New lines for incorporating recyclate 27.08.2019 INFIANA
Majority owner Deutsche Beteiligungs divests shares 27.08.2019 REMONDIS
Acquisition of Pakufol / Purchase expands into LDPE recycling 26.08.2019 SAUDI ARAMCO 
US arm Motiva to buy Flint Hills chemicals complex / Gulf expansion continues More news...People 30.08.2019 RESINEX
Head of German subsidiary departs / Nick Lemmens named managing director of Benelux branch 29.08.2019 SUMITOMO DEMAG / WITTMANN BATTENFELD
Siegfried Köhler switches to Sumitomo, Valentina Faloci succeeds him at Wittmann Battenfeld 27.08.2019 PLASTICSEUROPE DEUTSCHLAND
Communications head Matthias Müller leaves after two months 26.08.2019 ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE
Jacob Duer to head global programme / Commitments amount to roughly 1% of members' earnings 02.08.2019 PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Tony Radoszewski is next head of US organisation More news... Markets 02.09.2019 PET 
EU imposes tariffs on PET manufactured in India 02.09.2019 SINGLE-USE PLASTICS UK
Consumption drops across public sector in Wales / Wrap to issue procurement guidance 30.08.2019 CHINA 
Polyethylene imports skyrocket in first half of 2019 / Much less cargo from US amid trade war 29.08.2019 PLASTICS MACHINERY 
US sees second-quarter sales recovering slightly 28.08.2019 UPDATE - WORLD TRADE 
Escalation of US-China trade dispute hits plastics once more / Full product lists published 28.08.2019 TURKEY 
Plastics imports decline in first half of 2019 / Domestic consumption of commodities and end products hits rock bottom / Exports benefit from weak Turkish lira 27.08.2019 PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
HDPE pipe: Ineos declares force majeure on deliveries from its Lillo site 26.08.2019 BREXIT
Leaked government report spells out worst-case scenario following no deal 23.08.2019 WORLD TRADE 
US polymer exports rise rapidly in the first half-year / US overtakes Saudi Arabia as biggest supplier of HDPE to Europe / Conflict with China creates shifts in global market / Economic downturn continues 22.08.2019 USA 
Volume of goods handled in Houston harbour set to break records / Expansion investments running into billions More news...Production and Engineering 30.08.2019 INEOS STYROLUTION
New fibre-reinforced ASA grade / Suitable for metal-plastic combinations and structural outdoor uses 27.08.2019 RAUMEDIC
New additive enhances sliding properties of medical plastic components 22.08.2019 BASF
Products from chemically recycled material presented / Prototypes made by Jaguar Land Rover, Storopack, Südpack and Schneider Electric 20.08.2019 GABRIEL-CHEMIE
Masterbatch for near-infrared sorting of black and coloured plastics 12.08.2019 EQUIPOLYMERS
Food-grade PET with up to 25% recyclate from chemical recycling More news...Industry 29.08.2019 MICROPLASTICS 
Presence in run-off could threaten drinking water / Cautious WHO report says more data needed / Monomers leached into environment during polymerisation not primary concern 27.08.2019 PLASTICS AND HEALTH 
US study shows bisphenol A substitutes in urine correlate with obesity 22.08.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT 
UN establishes global plastics waste prevention group / Marine litter reduction the goal 21.08.2019 LOGISTICS
Germany's river transport subject to restrictions / Rainfall brings relief to Rhine river 21.08.2019 FLEXIBLE PACKAGING EUROPE
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