Plastics recycler, Eco Plastics, has called on the UK Government to introduce mandatory targets after it completed its consultation on the launch of a Code of Practice for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs).
Miko, a Belgium-based coffee service and plastics packaging supplier, has announced a 1.8 per cent rise in 2013 first quarter turnover compared to the same period last year, primarily due to its acquisition of Swedish coffee service company, Kaffekompaniet.
The parent company of The Conair Group and Rapid Granulator, IPEG, has acquired the assets of Thermal Care, a manufacturer of temperature controllers, portable and central chillers, cooling towers and pump tanks used in heat-transfer applications in plastics processing.
UK-based Malvern Instruments and Netzsch Grinding & Dispersing of Germany have entered into a cooperative marketing agreement to develop both companies' business in sectors including pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, food and surface coatings.
Chemical company BASF is to take a number of steps to strengthen the competitiveness of its Performance Products segment, including restructuring the businesses and eliminating about 500 jobs by the end of 2015. The news follows its rival Sabic's announcement earlier this week that it is to cut more than 1,000 jobs in Europe.
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