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Indorama's purchase of Sasa to give wider access to multiple markets


April 16, 2014 10:07 am ET

PET maker Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. is expanding in Turkey with the acquisition of a majority of Sasa Polyester Sanayi.

With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction


April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly visible environmental problem” and that their over-consumption and littering need to be addressed.

Sika expands polyurethane production in South Korea with plant purchase


April 16, 2014 9:52 am ET

Switzerland-based Sika AG has bought a factory in Gunsan, South Korea, to strengthen its locally produced polyurethane flooring and coating range, the firm said in a statement.

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Austria's Greiner building a foothold in the US rigid packaging market


April 15, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Greiner Packaging International GmbH, one of Europe's largest makers of rigid plastic packaging, now wants to make its mark in the United States.

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Despite struggles, Europe still key market in global resin picture


April 15, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Challenges and opportunities facing international plastics and chemicals markets were tackled by a trio of top executives at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

Krahn Chemie acquires Italy's Pietro Carini


April 15, 2014 11:20 am ET

Germany's Krahn Chemie GmbH has purchased a majority share in Italy-based speciality chemical company Pietro Carini SpA.

JSW looks to improve equipment servicing in Europe through contract


April 15, 2014 11:09 am ET

Tokyo-based manufacturer of extruding machinery Japan Steel Works (JSW) has signed an agreement with a Dutch company to help it improve servicing on its extrusion equipment in Europe.

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British molder of retail display items is bringing production to the UK from Asia


April 8, 2014 8:02 am ET

A British molder is bringing production of a plastic shoe hanger to Hengrove, England, with the help of a 100,000 pounds ($166,000) grant, from the West of England Growth Fund.

Adoption of shale gas in the UK is 'a no-brainer' says Ineos' Crotty


April 7, 2014 10:47 am ET

Being home to two of Europe's four cracker plants able to process shale gas meant the United Kingdom is well placed to take advantage of anticipated supplies of the raw material, according to Ineos Group AG's director Tom Crotty.

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