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Magna expanding interiors site in Slovakia


July 29, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Magna International Inc. plans to nearly double the size of its manufacturing facility in Trnava, in western Slovakia, to accommodate new automotive interiors business.

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One51 adding injection molder Straight to its bin molding portfolio


July 29, 2014 10:12 am ET

Dublin-based One51 plc has had its purchase of British trash bin maker Straight plc cleared by the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority.

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Ukraine's Group DF may be forced to sell Crimea-based additives plant


July 28, 2014 10:12 am ET

Group DF, the industrial business of Ukrainian tycoon Dmitry Firtash, may be forced to sell off Eastern Europe's biggest producer of titanium oxide, Crimea Titan, following the Russian annexation of Crimea.

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Austrian mold maker seeking North American manufacturing partner


July 25, 2014 1:49 pm ET

An Austrian mold maker is looking for a manufacturing location in North America.

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Report: biodegradeable plastics use in Europe to grow 12 percent


July 25, 2014 10:25 am ET

The biodegradable plastics market in Europe is forecast to witness 12 percent compound growth during 2014-19, according to TechSci Research's “Europe Biodegradable Plastics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” report.

China launches investments in Belarus


July 21, 2014 10:10 am ET

China is preparing to invest in a major bottle grade PET production project planned by the Belarus PET and polyester fibers producer Mogilevkhimvolokno to start up by 2016.

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This is one bump that looks good on a car


July 18, 2014 1:34 pm ET

PSA Peugeot Citroen Group is using plastic for both design and protection on the exterior of one of its newest cars.

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Brownwater begins production of recyclable barge covers


July 18, 2014 11:22 am ET

Brownwater Plastics LLC of Paducah, Ky. has won an order for barge covers made from mixed plastics waste, said Environmental Recycling Technologies plc, (ERT) whose powder impression molding process was used to produce the covers.

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Polynt, CCP create composite resins giant


July 18, 2014 10:13 am ET

France's Total SA has agreed to sell CCP Composites to Polynt Group SpA, based in Italy, for an undisclosed price.

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Finding the picture-perfect use of scrap PS


July 17, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Shanghai Intco Industries Co. Ltd. was established 20 years ago in the United States as a trading company, but now based in China, the firm claims to be one of the world's largest recyclers of polystyrene waste.

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