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 •  November 13

Styrenics manufacturer Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt / Germany; www.ineos-styrolution.com) and Albis Plastic (Hamburg / Germany; www.albis.com) have expanded their partnership. The Hamburg-based company is now distributing "K-Resin" brand styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBCs) in Europe. The agreement builds on Ineos Styrolution's acquisition of...

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 •  October 26

TPE compounder Hexpol TPE (Malmö / Sweden; www.hexpoltpe.com) is pouring more investments into Germany including expanding plant capacity at its site in Lichtenfels / Germany with a new twin-screw production line. Investments are also being made in infrastructure, sub-systems and equipment to support further expansion of the business. The new line...

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 •  October 25

Polyolefins group Braskem (São Paulo / Brazil; www.braskem.com) and Made In Space (Moffett Field, California / USA; www.madeinspace.us) plan to set up plastic recycling in zero gravity for the first time "in the history of space missions." Braskem has announced the companies will send a plastics recycler to the International Space Station...

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 •  September 14

Chemicals group Solvay (Brussels / Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to start US production of polyether ketone ketone (PEKK) in Augusta, Georgia, in early 2018. "This new capacity will address fast-growing demand for thermoplastic composites and 3D printing components in aerospace and in other markets," says Roger Kearns, member of Solvay’s executive...

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 •  August 21

Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, Rhode Island / USA; www.teknorapex.com) is expanding the capacity of custom compounder Plastic-Technologie-Service (PTS, Adelshofen-Tauberzell / Germany; www.pts-marketing.de), a company it acquired in March 2017 – see Plasteurope.com of 05.04.2016 – and at the same time establishing a new European centre for plastics...

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 •  August 17

The “Utech Europe” (www.utecheurope.eu) polyurethanes conference will be held in Maastricht / The Netherlands from 29 - 31 May 2018. The three-day event is organised by Crain Communications (Croydon / UK; www.crain.co.uk). Utech Europe 2015 had over 8,650 people attend over the course of the three-day event and the organisers expect the 2018...

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 •  August 16

US trade association Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Bethel, Connecticut; www.4spe.org) has announced that Russell Broome will step down as managing director. He will continue working with the SPE until the end of August 2017. SPE CEO Patrick Farrey says, "Through his role, he successfully established the Next Generation Advisory Board, a group...

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 •  August 10

German speciality chemicals group Lanxess (Cologne; www.lanxess.com) has developed a new PBT compound together with automotive supplier Hella (Lippstadt / Germany; www.hella.de). The compound, called "Pocan AF4130", serves as a housing material for a battery management unit (BMU) and two cell monitoring units (CMUs). Pocan AF4130 is a blend of...

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 •  August 9

Liaoning Bora Petrochemical (Panjin, Liaoning / China) has now acquired three technology licences from LyondellBasell (Houston, Texas / USA; www.lyondellbasell.com) for the production of polyolefins. The aim is to build two PP lines with a total annual capacity of 600,000 t – one based on the "Spherizone" process technology and the other on the...

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 •  August 9

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