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Indorama increases integration with $2bn acquisition

Huntsman Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chemical intermediates business to Indorama Ventures in a deal worth nearly $2.08 billion. Under...

EC president-elect vows to tackle microplastics

President of the European Commission (EC) Elect, Ursula von der Leyen, has placed the circular economy at the top of her agenda as she...

Europe inspires good quarter for Borealis

Polyolefins producer Borealis has reported a solid second quarter on the back of a strong business performance in Europe. The Austrian company posted net profit...

Four-year CEUS project targets tray recycling

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has embarked on a four-year collaboration project in Pravia, Spain, to recover plastics from general domestic waste collections. If successful, it...

Coexpan opens extrusion plant in Russia

Spanish thermoformed packaging converter Coexpan has inaugurated a new plant in Kotovo, Moscow, as the company ramps up its barrier material extrusion technology in...

BW Packaging Systems targets Russia

The packaging machinery arm of Barry-Wehmiller has established a Moscow-based sales, parts and field service team to better serve both new and existing Russian...

Biffa wins largest ever MRF contract

UK waste management firm Biffa has been awarded its largest ever Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) contract, worth up to £90 million ($109m), by the...

DRS is not the panacea to waste, warns FPA’s executive director

The Foodservice Packaging Association’s (FPA) executive director Martin Kersh has criticised Zero Waste Scotland’s (ZWS) claim that the deposit return scheme (DRS) will lead...

Henkel launches recycling assessment software

Henkel has developed a software tool that the company claims can quickly and reliably determine the recyclability of new packaging. The EasyD4R assessment tool has...

ExxonMobil expands PE capacity in Texas

ExxonMobil has started production on a high-performance polyethylene line at its Beaumont, Texas (USA) plant, which increases capacity by 65 per cent or 650,000...

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