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.


Liebig leaving Engel for undisclosed post elsewhere in plastics

November 3, 2014 1:25 pm ET

Gerd Liebig is leaving his job as group marketing manager of Engel Holding GmbH, the Schwertberg, Austria-based manufacturer of injection molding machines and robots, to take another job in plastics.

Russia's Biaxplen expands BOPP sales

November 3, 2014 10:01 am ET

Biaxplen, part of Russia's petrochemicals giant Sibur, has expanded its export of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film to the European market.


Arburg inks training pact with Taiwan's Ming Chi University

October 31, 2014 2:24 pm ET

German injection molding press maker Arburg GmbH + Co. KG announced this week that it has inked a cooperative deal with Taiwan's Ming Chi University of Technology.

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