Canada's ABC Group to launch Polish car parts plant

January 19, 2015 9:10 am ET

Canadian auto parts supplier ABC Group Inc. has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Bydgoszcz, in northwestern Poland, reports local news agency PAP.


Italian compounder Sirmax setting up U.S. production in Indiana

January 15, 2015 5:26 pm ET

Italian plastics compounder Sirmax SpA will set up a U.S. operation to supply automotive and appliance markets.


German composites firms expect long-term economic improvements

January 15, 2015 9:25 am ET

Trade association Composites Germany has released the results of its fourth six month survey on developments in composites, which indicate respondents see the current economic situation as positive despite a slight dip from the previous survey.


Mohawk buying IVC Group for $1.2 billion to grow in luxury vinyl tile

January 14, 2015 5:29 pm ET

Mohawk Industries Inc., which bills itself as the world's largest flooring company, is acquiring IVC Group — a rapidly growing manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) in Europe — in a $1.2 billion deal that the two companies have talked...


Poland's PCC Rokita and Thailand IRPC join forces to target Asia growth

January 14, 2015 11:34 am ET

Polish chemical company PCC Rokita and Thailand's IRPC Polyols have set up a joint venture agreement for the sale of polyols and polyurethane systems.


Roechling buys HPT to expand presence in pharmaceutical packaging

January 13, 2015 4:55 pm ET

Global plastics processor Roechling Engineering Plastics KG is beefing up its presence in pharmaceutical packaging by acquiring German molder HPT Hochwertige Pharmatechnik GmbH & Co. KG.


Indorama adds to PET production in Turkey with Polyplex Europa deal

January 13, 2015 10:59 am ET

Thailand's Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has announced it has reached an agreement with Polyplex Europa Polyester Film San ve Ticaret. A.Ş., Turkey to fully acquire the new PET resin plant in Istanbul, Turkey, with a planned capacity of 228,000...


Axion focuses on fuel cell recycling

January 13, 2015 10:14 am ET

Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has helped devise a new recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells.


Polymer helps brewers detect bad beer

January 12, 2015 9:53 am ET

A German research institute is developing a new polymer powder that can quickly detect pathogens in beer before they ruin the brew.


Medical molder Balda dealing with litigation over US operations

January 9, 2015 3:20 pm ET

Germany-based injection molder Balda AG is dealing with a legal dispute with two managers — and former owners — of Balda's U.S. molding operations.

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