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Management team expanded in tandem with international growth / Production increase in Scotland planned

Potential closure of acrylonitrile plant in UK 09.10.2019 NEXAM CHEMICAL 
Management team expanded in tandem with international growth / Production increase in Scotland planned 08.10.2019 CLARIANT 
Talks with PolyOne on sale of masterbatch business said to be well-advanced 08.10.2019 INEOS 
Construction work begins at Marl cumene project 08.10.2019 HELM
German distributor plans to market more propylene 08.10.2019 FREUDENBERG
Proposed acquisition of UK's Low & Bonar / Expansion of expertise in nonwovens 08.10.2019 CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS
Teijin subsidiary starts construction of new US plant / EUR 64m investment 08.10.2019 KEEEPER
German consumer goods producer announces job cuts / Relocation of production processes to Poland 07.10.2019 DOW
Nova ordered by Canadian court to pay nearly EUR 1 bn in Joffre cracker dispute 07.10.2019 POLYNT-REICHHOLD
Investment in maleic and phthalic anhydride intermediates in Americas / New reactor in Italy planned 04.10.2019 BASF 
Expansion of neopentyl glycol in Germany / Intermediate product for plasticisers and polyester resins 04.10.2019 DK KUNSTSTOFF-SERVICE
Distribution of PBT from Sipchem in the Benelux region and Germany 04.10.2019 SOLVAY
Expansion of thermoplastics composites capacity in US / Strong growth in aerospace sector 03.10.2019 MOL
Foundation stone laid for EUR 1.2 bn polyol complex in Hungary / Start-up expected in 2021 03.10.2019 PENN COLOR
US group expands PVC masterbatch capacity in the Netherlands 03.10.2019 IMCD
Acquisition of India's Monachem Additives / Velox merged with IMCD Deutschland 02.10.2019 QUADPACK
Spanish company takes over Germany's Louvrette / Expansion of cosmetic packaging capacity 02.10.2019 DOW
Partnership with UPM Biofuels to produce bio-based PE / Plans to scale production at Terneuzen plant 01.10.2019 SHANGHAI HUAYI 
Construction permit for chlor-alkali project in southern China / PVC production start up in 2021 01.10.2019 LANXESS 
Polyamide and PBT compounding plant starts up in China More news...People 16.09.2019 SÜDPACK
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 09.10.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING 
Zero Waste Europe recommends changes to EU waste rules on chemical recycling / Plastics to fuels could undermine circular economy goals / ChemRecEurope supports all methods 07.10.2019 COMPOSITES 
Cautious mood in the industry / ?Composites Europe? trade fair continues to see drops in attendees and exhibitors / AVK report shows lightweight construction is no longer the dominant topic 07.10.2019 TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
?Suspected carcinogenic effect? / EU commission classifies white pigment as a danger / VCI fears precedent / No alternative 07.10.2019 PA 6.6
Major maintenance and expansion of ADN plant in Chalampé has begun / Start to the new year 04.10.2019 PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY 
GKV corrects annual forecast downwards / TecPart association sharply criticises populistic aberrations 02.10.2019 AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING
UK to get national collection scheme for non-packaging agriplastics 01.10.2019 PLASTICS RECYCLING 
EU waste exports decline again / Indonesia sends further contaminated containers back and introduces waste segregation 01.10.2019 PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
Propylene: Borealis lifts force majeure at its plant in Kallo / FM on PP in Burghausen remains in effect 27.09.2019 PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
Polypropylene: LyondellBasell declares force majeure on deliveries from Carrington 27.09.2019 PETROCHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS 
Saudi Aramco's supply to plastics producers no longer curbed / Sabic, Yansab and Sipchem report raw material deliveries as back to normal More news...Production and Engineering 09.10.2019 HOLLAND COLOURS
Expansion of light-blocking colourants for PET packaging in Indonesia 09.10.2019 GREINER PACKAGING
Tear-tab design for paper and plastic packaging 07.10.2019 VICTREX
Collaboration with Safran Cabin on composite aircraft parts / Aim to create flexible platform for multiple bracket projects 26.09.2019 FKUR
New compounds extend range of applications for bio-based plastics 25.09.2019 TEKNOR APEX
PA 6 compounds with low moisture intake / Metal-replacement applications More news...Industry 03.10.2019 PLASTIC PACKAGING
BPF launches eco-design tool / Rating according to sustainability criteria 02.10.2019 BREXIT
UK government offering webinars for European companies / Expectations of trade across border 02.10.2019 PLASTIC PACKAGING
?PackTheFuture Award 2019? / Application period for European packaging award has started 01.10.2019 GLOBAL TRADE
Higher container volumes despite trade conflicts 30.09.2019 MESSE DÜSSELDORF
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