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European study finds 'no consumer health risk' from current BPA levels


January 21, 2015 9:45 am ET

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded there is no health risk to consumers of any age group from current exposure levels to bisphenol A (BPA) after it completed a comprehensive evaluation of data.

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Report: Global machinery sales to India continue to fall


January 21, 2015 9:53 am ET

Difficulties in India's manufacturing sector are continuing to hit German plastics and rubber machinery exports, with sales to India down 15 percent in the first 10 months of last year, after dropping 25 percent in 2013.

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Recycler MTM expanding in Germany, seeking second site


January 20, 2015 9:58 am ET

MTM Plastics GmbH, which produces recycled polyolefins from mixed plastic waste, is planning to invest 8 million euros ($9.2 million) to expand its production facilities in Niedergebra, Germany by the end of 2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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