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Borealis injects €15m in mtm plastics project

Borealis, an Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene, has started a €15 million (US$17.5m) investment project in German recycler mtm plastics, while an additional €2.5m...

Smooth progress for A. Schulman as pouch interest grows

Growing interest in polyethylene pouches at the expense of rigid counterparts is driving sales of US-based plastics supplier A. Schulman’s Polybatch EasyPour masterbatch, which...

US petrochemical JV gains approval

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals have finalised a joint-venture in petrochemicals in the USA, after passing all required regulations. The company, named Bayport Polymers (Bay-Pol) is...

Tesco plans ambitious closed-loop packaging system

In an attempt to further packaging targets it set in 2017, British supermarket giant Tesco is to implement a more rigorous packaging system that...

Polyethylene demand doubles but demands on it rise too

In the wake of a global campaign to reduce single-use plastics and create plastics- free aisles in supermarkets, IHS Markit has predicted that demand for...

Trio of projects by Total could add three million tonnes of...

Petrochemical giant Total has signed an agreement with Sonatrach to launch engineering studies for a petrochemical project in Arzew, western Algeria. It is one...

Borealis joins in support to tackle ocean waste in Indonesia

Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene Borealis has joined in the mission to tackle ocean plastics by providing funding for the second phase of the...

Borealis signs JDA for Kazakhstan polyethylene project

Polyolefins producer Borealis has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with United Chemical Company (UCC), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna, for the...

Pregis foams over RPP acquisition

US-based Pregis LLC has acquired protective packaging manufacturer Rex Performance Products (RPP) for an undisclosed amount. The purchase will likely enable Pregis to strengthen its...

Three-way petrochemical JV targets Gulf Coast

Affiliates of the petrochemical giants Total S.A., Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Corporation have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture (JV) on...

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