Iran's JPC resumes PE sales to Europe

January 7, 2015 10:55 am ET

Iran has resumed exports of petrochemicals to Europe with a shipment of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) to Belgium following the lifting of U.S.-led Iranian trade sanctions.


3D Systems adds to its technology base with botObjects acquisition

January 6, 2015 10:40 am ET

As 3D Systems Corp. continues to amass technologies related to 3-D printing and related capabilities, it has added full-color printing to its product line.


Report: Flexible packaging to grow in Europe, demand for BOPP to recover

January 6, 2015 10:06 am ET

Germany-based research group Ceresana has produced a study showing that it expects the European market for flexible packaging to reach a volume of around 19.2 million metric tons by 2021.


Solvay completes purchase of Ryton PPS

January 5, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. started the new year by finalizing the sale of its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide business to Solvay SA.


DSM sells European composites distribution unit Euroresins

January 5, 2015 12:27 pm ET

Royal DSM NV is selling its Euroresins unit, which distributes composite resins, to United Kingdom-based Cathay Investments, a holding company with businesses in composites, chemical distribution and trading.


EU ready to impose new duties on imported glass fiber from China

January 5, 2015 9:58 am ET

The trade group GlassFibreEurope has backed new European Union (EU) trade measures calling for additional duties of up to 30 percent on glass fiber imports from China.


China's Ningbo Joyson buying German auto supplier Quin

December 29, 2014 10:16 am ET

China's Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. is planning its second acquisition of a German auto supplier, announcing it will buy Quin GmbH, a maker of steering wheels, airbag covers and other interior trim.


European polymer firms may face more pressure from US shale

December 24, 2014 9:57 am ET

InterBulk Group plc, the publicly-traded logistics group, has warned that European polymer markets would continue to come under pressure from new capacity in the U.S., driven by shale gas, and other cheap feedstock and energy regions.

Auto suppliers announce expansion plans in Slovakia

December 24, 2014 9:11 am ET

Three auto suppliers in Slovakia have announced plans to expand in the country.


French investment firm buys Vienna-based Constantia Flexibles

December 23, 2014 3:03 pm ET

Constantia Flexibles GmbH, one of Europe's largest flexible packaging companies, has a new owner.

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