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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.

Delphi Automotive at center of renewed fight on tax law


July 7, 2014 12:16 pm ET

Auto supplier Delphi Automotive plc is in the crosshairs of a battle between the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and many large American companies over the use of offshore tax shelters.

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Lanxess launches nylon production at new Antwerp, Belgium, plant


July 7, 2014 11:18 am ET

Lanxess AG, a specialty chemicals company, has started operation at its new plant for nylon in Antwerp, Belgium.

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European Union commission: 2025 landfill ban for recyclables


July 3, 2014 10:04 am ET

The European Commission has announced that it has adopted proposals, including a landfill ban for recyclable materials, to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling.

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Coveris expanding flexible packaging production in Germany


July 2, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Packaging group Coveris Holdings is growing the flexible packaging capacity significantly at its Neuwied site in Germany in the areas of lamination and pouches.

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