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Faerch Plast doubling capacity in UK


August 20, 2014 9:42 am ET

R. Faerch Plast A/S, one of Europe’s leading producers of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the United Kingdom by early 2015 following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and ...

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Pactiv selling building products unit to Ireland's Kingspan


August 19, 2014 3:54 pm ET

Irish building material manufacturer Kingspan Group plc is acquiring the insulation business of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Pactiv Building Products for $82 million as part of a strategic move to gain access into the U.S. market for energy-efficient...

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Germany's Bolta building $50 million plating plant in Alabama


August 19, 2014 2:21 pm ET

A German company is setting up a plastics chrome plating plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

UK investigators find loom band charms with high phthalate levels


August 15, 2014 9:29 am ET

An investigation into sample batches of loom band charms imported into the United Kingdom from the Far East found they all contained higher-than-permitted levels of phthalates.

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Czech disc maker cashes in on vinyl record revival


August 14, 2014 11:12 am ET

A Central European company is cashing in on today's renewed global fashion for collecting vinyl music records.

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EU nanomaterial register proposal questioned


August 14, 2014 11:07 am ET

LONDON — The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has questioned a new European Union proposal on a register for nanomaterials.

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Sustainability, new products, potential draw 'Rising Stars'


August 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

For the first time, Plastics News is turning a spotlight on plastics professionals under the age of 40 who are on the path to becoming the industry's next leaders.

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Rising Stars: Learning from the past, building for the future


August 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

More of Plastics News' 2014 Rising Stars.

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Film maker BPI cuts its own packaging use by a third


August 12, 2014 10:37 am ET

British film manufacturer BPI Polythene Industries plc has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

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Clariant to build new masterbatches plant in Australia


August 12, 2014 10:12 am ET

Swiss speciality chemicals company, Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in the greater Sydney area.

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