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Agru to acquire Quadrant EPP's fluoropolymer assets

Agru GmbH as announced it has agreed to purchase the fluoropolymer production assets from Zurich, Switzerland-based Quadrant EPP, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Plastics Co. Ltd.

Ensinger opens Austrian subsidiary and invests in UK site

German compounder and technical plastic products maker Ensinger GmbH has held the opening ceremony for its Austrian subsidiary, which was recently moved from Lenzing to Seewalchen and consists of a production and administration building with a total area of over 4,000 square metres.

Ohio’s Kamco Industries expanding in Michigan

West Unity, Ohio — Injection molder Kamco Industries Inc. is expanding in Morenci, Mich., taking over a site that formerly housed a Palm Plastics Ltd. plant.

Mediation scheduled for government entities, JM Eagle in lawsuit

A settlement is possible in the 10-year-old whistleblower lawsuit over the durability of PVC pipe.

Environmental groups back microbead phaseout, but want more

Environmental non-governmental organizations have backed the call from Cosmetics Europe to phase out the use of microplastics in wash-off cosmetic and personal care products.

British trade associations form new plastics packaging group

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) have announced their intention to set up a new business group for the plastics and flexible packaging industry.

Processors want new resin capacity to stay in the US

Chicago — Expectations of new polyethylene capacity had two U.S.-based major plastics processors showing their true colors of red, white and blue at a recent industry conference.

Brazil's machinery association to launch new plastics trade fair

Brazil's machinery industry association Abimaq will promote a new trade show, dubbed Plαstico Brasil, that will compete directly with the long-running Feiplastic as the key event for Brazil's plastics sector.

Vip Rubber moving plastics extrusion operation to Nevada

La Habra, Calif. — Six months after acquiring Bandlock — the non-fenestration custom extrusion division of AmesburyTruth based in Ontario, Calif. — Vip Rubber and Plastic Co. is moving the operation to a recently purchased building near Carson City, Nev.

Experts say PE, PP market changes near

Chicago — That long-expected wave of new polyethylene capacity is getting closer to crashing on North American shores. And while polypropylene in the region isn't seeing the same boost, producers are seeing better profits after several lean years.

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