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Plastics business stable in Q3 vs Q2 / Q3 group profits and revenue down year on year

Fiat looking to merge with Peugeot Citroën / Fourth largest car manufacturer in the world would be created 01.11.2019 PROCTER & GAMBLE
Consumer goods group plans to save over 300,000 t of virgin plastics per year by 2030 / Up to 50% recyclate used in detergent bottles so far 01.11.2019 ALBIS 
UK manufacturing plant to be closed / Company shifts production to three plants in Germany 01.11.2019 CELANESE 
Plastics business stable in Q3 vs Q2 / Q3 group profits and revenue down year on year 31.10.2019 COVESTRO 
Q3 profits plunge as disappointing demand depressed selling prices / Forecast for 2019 confirmed but narrowed ranges / Sales down 14.6% 31.10.2019 PLASTICS AND HEALTH 
Former DuPont CEO Kullman sides with Chemours in PFOA liability dispute / DuPont pushes back 31.10.2019 GRUPA AZOTY
Update on PP project in Police / PDH Polska rebranded as Polyolefins 31.10.2019 BAERLOCHER 
Additives manufacturer extends portfolio of stabilisers for recycling / Investments in the last years focused on Asia 31.10.2019 NOVAMONT
Expansion of "Mater-Bi" plant in Patrica / Launch of compostable biopolymers / Joint development with Italy's Saes group 30.10.2019 BASF / ADANI 
Borealis and Adnoc partners for India petrochemical project / USD 4 bn investment 30.10.2019 EMS 
Trade disputes and economic downturn put pressure on sales 30.10.2019 NESTE 
Partnership with Remondis to develop chemical recycling process for plastic waste / Target capacity of above 200,000 t/y 30.10.2019 KANEKA
Plans to speed up expansion of biodegradable polymer / Food contact approvals granted in EU, USA and Japan 30.10.2019 COEXPAN
Launch of 100% rPET tray for food contact use / Formulated for thermoforming market 29.10.2019 TOMRA
Norwegian group commits to making 40% of world's plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 29.10.2019 TOTAL 
Doubling output of rPP for automotive / PS recycling in France 29.10.2019 ANL
Increased use of rPET with recyclate from external sources / Company renamed ANL Packaging 29.10.2019 ALUFLEXPACK 
Packaging manufacturer reports excellent first half-year / Croatian site to be expanded on a large scale 29.10.2019 KHS
Recyclable juice bottle presented / Wide-neck PET containers for hot filling also unveiled at "K 2019" 28.10.2019 POLYONE 
Q3 revenue and net profit weaken on subdued demand / CEO sees broader masterbatch business as growth driver for sustainable solutions / No comment on alks with Clariant More news...People 01.11.2019 SASOL
CEOs Cornell and Nqwababa removed over high costs for construction of US cracker / Grobler takes over 30.10.2019 NELIPAK
Roger Prevot appointed as new CEO 24.10.2019 BASF
Managing board cut to six members / Sanjeev Gandhi resigns / Responsibilities redistributed / Ongoing corporate reorganisation 17.10.2019 MERAXIS
Elmar Schröter is new executive director for recycled materials 11.10.2019 PLASTIC OMNIUM
Laurent Favre and Félicie Burelle team up to lead French automotive supplier More news... Markets 01.11.2019 PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS 
Polyamide 6: Grupa Azoty lifts force majeure at Tarnów 01.11.2019 BOPP FILM 
Global demand to grow around 5% per year to 2023 / China and India dominate market / Flexible packaging remains key outlet / Wood Mackenzie report 31.10.2019 TURKEY 
Plastic compounds production and demand expected to fall in 2019 / Foreign trade to dip and widen deficit / Polypropylene holds largest market share 25.10.2019 PLASTIC PACKAGING
Italy's tax proposal opposed by EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE / Thousands of jobs could be put at risk / Consumers would spend more 22.10.2019 CHINA 
Sharp change of direction to circular economy / Away from industrial civilisation to ecological civilisation / Representatives of China at "K" 22.10.2019 PVC
India no longer imposing punitive duties on imports from the EU and Mexico 21.10.2019 USA 
Plastics sector's exports and imports up in 2018 / Trade uncertainties remain major issue / Plastics Industry Association releases trends report at "K 2019" 18.10.2019 PLASTICS MACHINERY
Euromap reports declining business / Ray of hope in increasing use of recycled materials 17.10.2019 WORLD TRADE 
Trade war eases somewhat / Petrochemical markets unimpressed 16.10.2019 K 2019
Welcome to Düsseldorf! More news...Production and Engineering 29.10.2019 UNITED CAPS
First solutions for attached plastic closures / Presented at "K 2019" together with LyondellBasell 22.10.2019 SYNTHOS
Eco-friendly EPS for insulation panels production launched 17.10.2019 SABIC
Launch of polycarbonate based on renewable feedstock / New caps and closures R&D centre opens in the Netherlands 16.10.2019 INEOS STYROLUTION 
Sustainable products launched / Collaboration with Bage Plastics to produce grades with up to 70% recycled content 15.10.2019 GRAFE
Effective flame retardants for polycarbonate and PET / Alternatives to halogen-containing products More news...Industry 31.10.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Early progress being made to eliminate problem packaging / Accelerated efforts needed to reach 2025 targets / Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UNEP progress report 28.10.2019 SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Polymer Comply Europe and EuPC announce first live webinar on SUP directive 25.10.2019 NORTH AMERICA
Mexico ratifies USMCA / Plastics producers urge US and Canada to follow 24.10.2019 K 2019 
World's leading plastics and rubber trade fair underscores top position / Düsseldorf the industry's meeting point with 225,000 visitors making the trip / Percentage of international guests increases again / Circular economy a dominant topic 22.10.2019 PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT 
Plastics industry establishes clarity on global plastics flows for the first time / Study based on data from 44 countries shows differentiated picture / Measures should be planned more specifically More news... News by region and country PIE free trial subscription! $(function() { $('#pie_fade').crossSlide({ sleep: 3, fade: 1 }, [ { src: '/images/ad/PIE_subscr_01.png', href: '', target: '_blank' }, { src: '/images/ad/PIE_subscr_02.png', href: '', target: '_blank' }, { src: '/images/ad/PIE_subscr_03.png', href: '', target: '_blank' } ]); });Loading... © 2001-2019  |  Imprint  |  Privacy is a business information platform for the European plastics industry. It is part of KI Kunststoff Information and PIE Plastics Information Europe, one of the leading content providers for the European plastics industry. We offer daily updated business news and reports, in-depth market analysis, polymer prices and other services for the international plastics industry, including a suppliers guide, career opportunities, a trade name directory and videos.

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