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Huntsman closing four pigment plants


March 5, 2015 3:36 pm ET

Huntsman Corp. is closing four plants — three in the U.S. and one in Germany — that make pigments for plastics and other markets.

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PET makes it possible to have your beer and be sustainable too


March 5, 2015 10:45 am ET

PET could replace stainless steel beer kegs in a material swap product developers say will be more environmentally friendly and cost effective for the beer industry.

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Bayer expands with acquisition of Germany's Thermoplast Composite


March 3, 2015 10:59 am ET

Bayer AG's Bayer MaterialScience LLC has bought composite materials specialist Thermoplast Composite GmbH based near Nuremberg, Germany.

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Plastics News Europe to launch in April


March 3, 2015 9:15 am ET

European Plastics News will become Plastics News Europe in April, starting an exciting new era of top quality coverage of Europe's plastics industry.

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Ukrainian crises eats into plans for building materials firm Masterplast


March 2, 2015 10:03 am ET

Hungarian building materials manufacturer Masterplast Nyrt. saw its earnings fall in 2014 after the worsening Ukraine crisis forced it to write off investment plans for a new expanded polystyrene insulation plant in the country.

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UK composites firm taking a global approach


February 26, 2015 11:46 am ET

MCL Group Industries Ltd., the Staffordshire, England-based composites manufacturer, has announced plans to export worldwide for the first time.

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Serbia puts Krušik-Plastika up for sale


February 26, 2015 11:39 am ET

The Serbian Privatization Agency has launched the privatization process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36 percent stake in the manufacturer.

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German processors report record sales


February 23, 2015 1:46 pm ET

Even if lower than forecast, German plastics processors report positive 2014 results and good 2015 prospects, but energy cost concerns continue.

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Mauser starts IBC production in Turkey


February 18, 2015 9:34 am ET

Germany-based Mauser Group, an industrial packaging producer, has announced the opening of its new production facility Turkey Mauser IBC in Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey.

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Erema launches Pure Loop to focus on shredder/extruder recycling


February 17, 2015 9:41 am ET

Austria-based recycling technology group Erema GmbH has announced the creation of its new sister company Pure Loop GmbH, which specializes in the recycling of clean production wastes using shredder/extruder technology.

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