Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
Grupo Antolin, a global manufacturer specialized in auto interiors, including overheads, trim, lighting, cockpits and consoles, has marshaled its extensive expertise, network and production capacity in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Italian materials supplier Radici Group says it "ensures its customer and suppliers worldwide full operativity" although its headquarters is based in the Lombardy region of the country, one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.
Following in the steps of the various other chemical and raw materials producers buying or investing in recycling operations, Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. has announced that it is acquiring two Swiss engineering plastics recyclers, Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG.