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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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