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JV for recycling starts up in Kosovo / First batches of rLDPE and rLLDPE produced

Construction of PA 12 complex begins in Germany 24.09.2019 DIAB
Contract signed with wind energy specialist Vestas for structural foams 24.09.2019 INOTECH
Sale of cosmetics packaging department to Quadpack / Third plant in Germany currently under construction 23.09.2019 BEMIS / NELIPAK 
UK authorities review Kohlberg's merger of three plants with subsidiary 23.09.2019 EXXONMOBIL 
Two-year project to upgrade Fife ethylene plant / Plans include reducing the impact of flaring 23.09.2019 HANWHA TOTAL PETROCHEMICAL
Additional C2 capacity in South Korea now in operation / More downstream polyolefins to follow 23.09.2019 KIVO
JV for recycling starts up in Kosovo / First batches of rLDPE and rLLDPE produced 23.09.2019 BIESTERFELD
Distribution of polyamide barrier resins from DuPont in EMEA and Brazil 20.09.2019 BENVIC 
Acquisition of French PVC recycler Ereplast 20.09.2019 LANXESS
Two new production lines for composite material start operations / Lanxess subsidiary widens capacity by 50% 20.09.2019 COVESTRO
Divestment of European production of polycarbonate sheets to Germany's Serafin 20.09.2019 NESCHEN
German film manufacturer expands distribution to Northern Europe / Filmolux Scandinavia founded 19.09.2019 ELECTROLUX 
Almost 1,700 jobs to be cut worldwide in efficiency drive / Major changes to production in Hungary 19.09.2019 HUNTSMAN
Opening of PU systems house in Dubai / Base for expansion into Middle East and North Africa 18.09.2019 LEGO 
H1 revenue and consumer sales rise / Business in China sees double-digit growth 17.09.2019 LYONDELLBASELL 
Polyolefins producer sets out expansion in China / MoU with Liaoning Bora for cracker complex JV 17.09.2019 ALPLA
Plans progress with PTT to build rPET and rHDPE plant in Thailand / JV Envicco established 16.09.2019 TOTAL CORBION PLA
Opening of 75,000 t/y bioplastics plant in Thailand / Fully integrated production chain from sugar to PLA 16.09.2019 SHIN-ETSU 
Ethane cracker in Louisiana just ahead of commissioning 16.09.2019 HAYDALE 
UK graphene specialist gets European Space Agency funding / Project on non-metallic fuel tanks More news...People 16.09.2019 S√úDPACK
Erik Bouts is new management spokesperson for German films manufacturer 12.09.2019 DSM
Shruti Singhal will be DSM's next president of engineering plastics 11.09.2019 SONGWON
CEO Maurizio Butti passes away 03.09.2019 WEENER PLASTICS
CEO Roel Zeevat leaves packaging group / Anthonie Zoomers heads company in the interim 30.08.2019 RESINEX
Head of German subsidiary departs / Nick Lemmens named managing director of Benelux branch More news... Markets 24.09.2019 PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
Attack on refinery in Saudi Arabia impacts China's polyethylene and MEG markets 24.09.2019 EUROPEAN TUBES MARKET 
Modest growth in H1 2019 / Outlook for H2 ?cautiously optimistic? 19.09.2019 OIL MARKETS
Saudi Arabia aims to meet all supply commitments in September / Petrochemical deliveries gather speed 18.09.2019 PVC 
Chinese exports to Asia plummet in first half of 2019 / US remains top supplier to China despite trade tariffs 17.09.2019 AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 
Winds of change / Alternative mobility concepts compete with petrolheads at "IAA" / Suppliers more realistic than their big customers / Industry's "new beginning" mantra torn apart by double standards 16.09.2019 OIL MARKETS 
Attack on Saudi oil production not expected to have lasting impact on plastics industry / Threat of retaliation / Converters should either react quickly or wait it out 16.09.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING CANADA 
Tonnage decreases with challenging two years after China's import ban / "Strong domestic markets for recycling" / CPIA report 13.09.2019 WORLD TRADE 
China makes concessions ahead of trade talks with US / 16 products freed from tariffs / More items to follow 10.09.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING SPAIN 
Strong growth in recycling rate of post-consumer packaging in 2018 / Total of almost 572,000 t / Cicloplast report 10.09.2019 MERCOSUR 
Trading bloc updates plastic additives regulations / Close alignment with EU rules More news...Production and Engineering 24.09.2019 RTP
Conductive masterbatches launched / For environments prone to electrostatic discharge 18.09.2019 POLYONE
Additive launched for rPET and PET bottles / Improved thermal stability during recycling 17.09.2019 KRAIBURG TPE
Flame-retardant TPE series for adhesion to PA 16.09.2019 CLARIANT
Masterbatches cut plastics content in packaging / Foam-cell structure 13.09.2019 BOREALIS 
Collaboration with Mondi generates PP mono-material food packaging More news...Industry 24.09.2019 SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Major hotel groups eliminate disposable toiletries / Marriott and InterContinental measures combined will impact over 12,000 hotels worldwide 23.09.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Over 100 partners sign "Circular Plastics Alliance" declaration / EU-wide voluntary targets for raising recyclate usage / EuPC, Cefic and FEAD among signatories 19.09.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
German department store chain Karstadt Kaufhof to abolish plastic bags / Amazon heads a different way / Aldi products will not contain microplastics in future 18.09.2019 BREXIT
Nearly half of UK REACH registrations not yet transferred to EU entities / More than 700 substances may not be available from 1 November 18.09.2019 USA 
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