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Braskem to construct $675m PP plant in US

Braskem is to invest $675 million in a new US plant, with construction expected to be completed by 2020. The polypropylene (PP) production facility in...
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Young recycling superstar joins CarbonLITE

CarbonLITE, a recycler of plastics bottles based in California, USA, has 'hired' seven-year-old Ryan Hickman as an honorary employee, highlighting how the younger generation...

US Department of Justice agrees to Dow/DuPont deal

Dow Chemical and DuPont have reached a proposed agreement with the anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice that will allow the deal...

Constantia Russia invests in laminator

Constantia Flexibles Group has started up a new laminating machine at its manufacturing site in the Krasnodar region of Russia, in order to serve...

European Bioplastics elects new board

Trade association European Bioplastics elected a new board on 21 June 2017 to serve a two-year term. Its General Assembly re-elected François de Bie...

KraussMaffei appoints machine technology chief

Dr Stefan Kruppa will become the head of the Machine Technology department at KraussMaffei. He takes over from Dr Reinhard Schiffers, who will move...

Roth Werkzeugbau enters packaging market

Mould manufacturer Roth Werkzeugbau has hosted its inaugural 'Roth Packaging Day' event at the company's testing centre in Auma-Weidatal, Germany, supported by KraussMaffei and...

Treofan doubles Mexican plant’s capacity

BOPP films manufacturer Treofan is investing $45 million in a five-layer, 10.4m Brückner orientation line at its Americas plant in Zacapu, Mexico. Due to begin...

Total explores technologies for post-consumer recycled PS

Total has completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the feasibility of incorporating 20 per cent post-consumer...

Linpac stays cool as UK bakes

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has invested more than £320,000 ($409,000) in a chill plant at its West Yorkshire headquarters to bring its UK cooling...

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