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HuntsmanClariant deal moves forward

The United States Federal Trade Commission has delivered a second request for information from HunstmanClaraint on two products relating to the closure of the...

Sirane begins production in Russia

UK food packaging manufacturer Sirane has overcome the planning and logistical challenges of manufacturing in Russia and opened a facility in Moscow. The production facility...

Baltic boost for Australian firm

Australian processing and packaging solutions provider TNA is opening an office in Russia to support food manufacturers in the Baltics and the wider region...

Masterbatch maker ramps up Russian capacity

Austria’s Gabriel-Chemie Group is to build a masterbatch plant in the Vorino industrial park of Kaluga Oblast, south west of Moscow, as demand for...

UK trade associations ask for help over China import ban

Four government ministers in the UK have received a joint letter from The Recycling Association and Confederation of Paper Industries requesting high level diplomacy...

Solid second quarter performance for Borealis

A high level of investment related to growth projects and turnarounds has led to a €48 million reduction in second quarter net profit at...

PET film to grow fastest of all packaging films, claims study

PET film demand in the packaging market is set to expand by 2.4 per cent a year to reach 322 million pounds (146,000 tonnes)...

Ineos to expand Indian plant

Ineos Styrolution is to expand its compounding capacity for styrenic polymers in India in order to deal with increased demand and support further growth...

rPET carbon savings better than expected, claims study

Recycled PET (rPET) results in a much higher carbon dioxide saving than previously assumed, claims a study conducted by denkstatt GmbH on behalf of...

Secos supports Australian countrywide ban on ‘single-use’ bags

Bioplastics developer Secos Group and its wholly owned subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics have welcomed recent moves by Australian industry and legislators toward a countrywide ban...

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