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Packaging the next target for tunable catalyst

A British team of scientists has created a tunable catalyst capable of utilising captured carbon dioxide as a raw material for polyols, and is...

Waste wars: Revenge of the pith

Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of...

Avery Dennison to acquire Mactac Europe

Avery Dennison is to acquire the European business of Mactac from US private equity firm Platinum Equity for the purchase price of €200 million ($226m) including assumed debt. The deal will expand Avery Dennison’s position in the European graphics markets.

DSM strengthens distribution

Science company Royal DSM has expanded its distribution networks in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA) through partnerships with Nexeo Solutions, Resinex and Ter Plastics Polymer Group.

A big job for researchers

The US space agency NASA has chosen Clemson University in South Carolina to carry out a research project that it hopes will lead to the conversion of human waste into viable products such as plastics and vitamins for its space missions.

Petlon acquire Teknor assets

UK compounding firm Petlon Polymers has bought a share of the manufacturing assets and customer lists from US material science company Teknor Apex. The move follows a fire in April that hit Teknor’s compounding facility in Oldbury, UK, which produced engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

DSM completes upgrade

Dutch life sciences and material sciences company Royal DSM has completed a five-year long upgrade of its engineering plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands in order to increase the company’s sustainability.

The Roechling Group continues expansion

Plastics group Röchling has acquired HPT Hochwertige Pharmatechnik GmbH & Co. KG, as part of the German company’s strategic expansion of the use of plastics products in the life science industry.

Robert Patterson took over as chief executive of PolyOne in May

PolyOne realigns Brazilian assets

Speciality polymer materials producer PolyOne Corporation is realigning its manufacturing assets in Brazil in order to streamline its operations and improve financial performance in the region.

Reverdia inspires Spirit of Amber

Reverdia, the joint venture between materials sciences company DSM and Roquette Frères, a producer of starch and starch-derivatives, has started operations in Cassano Spinola, Italy, at a commercial-scale plant producing Biosuccinium sustainable succinic acid.

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