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 •  November 24

A bio-based EPDM rubber will feature in the official ‘soccer’ ball for the World Cup 2018, supplier of the material Arlanxeo has announced. The Lanxess/Saudi Aramco JV said its Keltan Eco is being used in a sponge rubber layer underneath the outer cover of the Adidas ‘Telstar 18′ tournament ball. The synthetic rubber “serves as a mouldable cushion...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 24

Inoutic Deceuninck GmbH, a German subsidiary of the Belgian Deceuninck group, has upgraded its production facility by investing in a battenfeld-cincinnati coextrusion machinery. The purchase is the company’s third investment in battenfeld-cincinnati coextrusion machines within a year, upgrading and extending existing mono extrusion lines to meet...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 24

Polish flexible packaging producer Alupol Films intends to accelerate investment plans for its new plant in Kraków Special Economic Zone [SEZ] in southern Poland. The Kęty-based firm started production of multi-layer bioriented polypropylene (BOPP) films at the new unit in the Oświęcim subzone last year with one 8.7m wide Brückner line. Now, Alupol...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 24

Portuguese plastics injection moulder and mould maker GLN S.A. has continued a period of rapid expansion at home and abroad with its recent inauguration of a new €2.1m plant in Mexico. Since 2014, when the company was acquired by diverse Portuguese investment group Gestmin, GLN has also consolidated its mould producing business, last year taking...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 24

Essex-based injection moulder Borough Planting has invested in a new Engel 400 Twin Shot injection moulding machine to support the production of interior trim parts for a new all-electric SUV vehicle from “one of the world’s leading marques”. The investment by one of the leading UK plastic injection moulders and chrome platers was made following a...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 23

Russia’s Sibur has started construction work for a new 100 kilotonne per annum (ktpa) facility in Perm, Russia, for the production of dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), a general-purpose plasticiser. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Perm territory government as part of a special eight-year investment contract that brings additional...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 23

Italian packaging producer Sirap Gema SpA. has continued to grow in the rigid food container market through the purchase of two European moulders of thermoformed plastic packaging trays from Reynolds Group Holdings. Verolanuova, Italy-based Sirap-Gema is acquiring Reynolds Food Packaging Spain S.L.U., located near Barcelona, Spain and Kama Europe,...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 23

German speciality chemicals company Lanxess AG is building a new production plant for high-performance plastics in Changzhou, China in a bid to strengthen its presence in the fast growing Chinese market. The Cologne-based company announced 23 Nov that the €20m compounding plant is expected to start production in the second quarter of 2019, with the...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 23

Cannock-based Linecross Composites, a UK manufacturer of engineered thermoformed and polyurethane components, is investing £1.7m (€1.9m) in its Bridgtown site to improve the infrastructure of the facility and upgrade its equipment. In a 20 Nov statement, the Midlands-based company said in addition to building improvements and new offices, the...

Plastics News Europe

 •  November 23

The British Plastics Foundation (BPF) has reiterated its position with regards to a plan by the UK government to introduce taxes for certain plastic packaging products, describing it’s a “seemingly quick-win, populist” strategy. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced during the annual budget on 22 Nov that he was initiating a call for evidence on...