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UK plastics: confidence high but plateauing


July 15, 2014 10:56 am ET

Business confidence among United Kingdom plastics companies remains high but has “leveled off” in the last six months, according to new research from the British Plastics Federation published today.

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3M to expand Polish car parts factory


July 14, 2014 10:08 am ET

U.S. manufacturer 3M has announced plans to add new products at its plant in Wrocław, in south-western Poland.

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New ownership at Theysohn


July 11, 2014 11:37 am ET

Three executives have purchased twin-screw extruder maker Theysohn Extrusionstechnik GmbH and its extrusion components subsidiary, Theysohn Extruder-Komponenten Salzgitter GmbH.

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Valeo expanding wiper plant in Poland


July 11, 2014 10:16 am ET

French car parts manufacturer, Valeo SA, is planning to increase automotive wiper output at its production facility in Skawina, in Poland's southern Małopolskie region.

Denmark withdraws ban on phthalates


July 11, 2014 9:58 am ET

Denmark has stepped back from introducing a unilateral ban on phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP) under pressure from the European Commission.

Court orders LSB's packaging group to sell as a complete unit


July 10, 2014 9:59 am ET

Packaging businesses, formerly operated by bankrupt Spanish PET group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) are to be sold off as a group with sites throughout Europe, the Catalan commercial court overseeing the LSB liquidation process has ruled.

England's shale gas reserves lower than earlier estimated


July 9, 2014 9:28 am ET

Downgraded estimates for shale oil and gas in the Weald Basin in south-east England have been released by the British Geological Society (BGS). Its findings suggest that there is no significant shale gas reserve in the area although it could contain could contain between 2.2-8.6 billion barrels of shale oil.

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Spain leading research into the potential of a biodegradeable milk bottle


July 8, 2014 10:35 am ET

Spain's institute of plastic technology, Aimplas, is coordinating a two-year 'Biobottle' project in partnership with eight European partners.

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ViskoTeepak buys remaining stake in meat packaging supplier Vista


July 7, 2014 3:33 pm ET

ViskoTeepak’s acquisition of Vista International Packaging LLC, in one sense, was more than four decades in the making.

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Arburg says it will begin selling Freeformer in the US in 2015


July 7, 2014 2:56 pm ET

Arburg GmbH & Co. KG is selling limited numbers of its new additive manufacturing machine, the Freeformer in Germany and — after NPE 2015 — will sell the them in the United States.

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