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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.

Recycler fined for safety violations after worker loses parts of 2 fingers


April 7, 2014 10:36 am ET

British recycler Biffa Group Ltd. has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery.

Slovakia and Austria to get UK plastics training


April 7, 2014 10:32 am ET

United Kingdom-based Polymer Training and Innovation Centre (PTIC) is working with companies in both Slovakia and Austria to help develop and streamline educational programs in the plastics industry across Europe.

Evonik opening research sites in US, Germany, focused on medical devices


April 4, 2014 9:50 am ET

Evonik Corp. is expanding its medical devices portfolio with a pair of research facilities slated to open early this month.

Study says Europe's nylon industry facing challenging future


April 4, 2014 9:18 am ET

Germany’s PCI Nylon, which was set up by market research group PCI to study the global nylon market, has released a report stating that the European nylon market faces a challenging environment.

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