Magna to open new car parts plant in Slovakia

November 10, 2014 2:07 pm ET

Magna International Inc. is aiming to set up a new production facility in Malacky, in Slovakia's western part. The factory will make various plastic interior car components, the country's state-run Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency...


Ineos chief says Europe must embrace shale to compete

November 7, 2014 11:14 am ET

The chemical industry faces dire consequences if Europe does not develop low-cost energy to make it competitive with other regions like the U.S., which is benefiting from shale gas, says Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos.


Perstorp adding bioplastics lab

November 7, 2014 10:49 am ET

Specialty chemicals maker Perstorp Group will open a bioplastics lab in Sweden in January.


Huntsman adding capacity in Germany

November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Huntsman Corp. will add thermoplastic polyurethane production capacity at its plant in Osnabruck, Germany, in the first half of 2015.


Plastipak buys Spanish packaging firm

November 6, 2014 10:12 am ET

APPE, part of bankrupt Spanish PET group La Seda de Barcelona, has been acquired by U.S.-based Plastipak Packaging Inc. for 360 million euros ($447.7 million).


Germany is set to lead on energy

November 6, 2014 7:44 am ET

When it comes to energy these days, Germany is all about Energiewende — the aggressive plan to wean the country off fossil fuels, to a future of wind and solar. The United States? Frack on, baby!


Dairy Crest sells dairies, packaging to Müller UK

November 6, 2014 10:44 am ET

Dairy Crest plc has announced it has agreed to sell its dairies operation to Müller UK and Ireland for 80 million pounds ($127.1 million) in cash.


European plastics industry manifesto targets energy, sustainability, training

November 4, 2014 1:04 pm ET

The European plastics industry has published a manifesto alerting officials in Brussels to the many impediments it faces, and which it hopes will influence European Union policy.


Plastics Capital buys Flexipol Packaging

November 4, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Plastics Capital plc, a British-based holding company that owns four plastics business, has announced it will buy Flexipol Packaging Ltd., a flexible packaging firm, for 10.64 million pounds ($16.9 million).


Visteon sells remaining interior business

November 3, 2014 4:22 pm ET

Visteon Corp. said Monday it completed the largest phase of a deal to transfer its automotive interiors business to Dutch firm Reydel Automotive Holdings BV.

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