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 •  January 4

Crain Communications recently announced the merging of the readership and marketing reach of its Plastics News Europe and Plastics & Rubber Weekly brands. Previously, Plastics News Europe served primarily continental Europe while Plastics & Rubber Weekly served the United Kingdom. Beginning January 1, 2017, Plastics News Europe will serve as the...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  January 3

Crain Communications Ltd has merged its Plastics News Europe and Plastics & Rubber Weekly brands, and has ceased publishing of PRW. Previously, Plastics News Europe served primarily continental Europe while PRW served the United Kingdom. Beginning January 1, Plastics News Europe will serve as the company’s signature brand across Europe. Visit...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 15, 2016

A rendering of the new Nissei Plastic Industrial plant planned for just south of San Antonio, Texas. Japanese machinery maker Nissei Plastic Industrial will invest $20m (£16m) to set up a US manufacturing operation to build its injection moulding presses in San Antonio. Reshoring of plastics moulding to the US played a role in the decision, Nissei...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 15, 2016

Trelleborg AB has opened a new facility in Querétaro, Mexico, to manufacture automotive components such as transmission and steering gear thermoplastic boots for passenger cars. Part of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area, the site covers more than 10,000 square feet and will produce automotive CVJ and rack & pinion boots. The...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 15, 2016

From left: Evco Plastics Inc. President Dale Evans, Paul Wilichowski, Kate Bashir and Anna Evans Barts. More than a dozen employees of Evco Plastics visited K 2016, looking to buy and keep up-to-date as the custom injection moulder expands in the United States, Mexico and China. And Evco officials revealed the company is planning an expansion of...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 15, 2016

Solvay has signed an agreement to sell its 58.77% stake in its Thai subsidiary Vinythai PCL to Japanese company AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), the speciality chemicals company announced 14 December. The agreement, which will end Solvay’s Asian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) activities, follows the earlier sale of its European PVC business and the upcoming...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 14, 2016

The Shenhua Yulin site is making low density polyethylene. A wave of new polyethylene capacity will come on stream in 2017 in China. According to China-based market intelligence provider Sci99.com, China will produce 14.25 million tonnes of PE in 2016, including about 460,000 tonnes of output from newly launched capacity. Specifically, the Shenhua...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 14, 2016

Groundbreaking for Boge Rubber & Plastics Group in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. German automotive industry supplier Boge Rubber & Plastics Group is building its first production plant in Mexico. The 54,000-square-foot facility in San Luis Potosí, 270 miles northwest of Mexico City, is scheduled to come on stream in mid-2017. Boge Rubber & Plastics...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 14, 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new ‘twist’ bottle format and label for its Abbey Well Spring Water, which aims to be more environmentally friendly and encourage consumers to recycle more. The new design of bottles, said CCEP, is the result of a £14m (€16.6m) investment at its bottling facility in Morpeth, Northumberland, UK. The...

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

 •  December 13, 2016

Sistema is expanding in the fast-growing beverages category, including soup mugs. US housewares major Newell Brands is expanding into the Southern Hemisphere through acquisition. Newell has agreed to buy Auckland, New Zealand-based Sistema Plastics, a leading supplier of innovative food storage containers with annual sales of about US$145m...