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Biffa to double output with £7m investment

Waste management services provider Biffa Polymers has invested £7 million ($9m) into a new recycling line at its Redcar plant in Cleveland, UK, that will...

Polyethylene March 2017 Price Review

Following the rise in the ethylene reference con- tract, polyethylene prices rose in March. HDPE producers were able to pass on the costs at...

Nova and Borealis to enter into JV with Total

Borealis and Nova Chemicals have signed a preliminary agreement to form a joint venture with Total that will develop a new light feed cracker...

Plastribution’s Ethydco deal brings positive results

Plastribution has confirmed that nearly 40 UK and Irish customers have either trialled or bought Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco) products since the...
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PE film industry growing but remains a challenge

The polyethylene film industry in Europe has continued to grow at a steady rate over recent years but there are challenges on the horizon,...

Landmark installation by Nova Chemicals rolls out

Canadian polyethylene producer Nova Chemicals has started shipping butene LLDPE to customers after starting up a new gas phase reactor at its Joffre, Alberta...

Polish packaging firm expands local presence

Plastics packaging maker Marpol S.A. has secured permission from the Polish competitions watchdog UOKiK to acquire local producer GTX Hanex Plastic sp. z o.o....

Space is not a stretch for Braskem

The launch of a new resin targeted at extrusion processes has made thermoplastics producer Braskem a complete supplier to the stretch film segment. The development...

Global oversupply challenges margins

A surge in plastics chemical capacity from low-cost producers in North America, the Middle East and China is driving the global market for polyethylene and polypropylene to oversupply, which will pressure margins for producers, says market analyst IHS.

Sibur looks to change Russian PE landscape

Russian firm Sibur expects to ‘change the face of the Russian petrochemical industry’ when construction is complete on the company’s new production complex in Tobolsk (Zapsibneftekhim), according to executive director Sergey Komyshan.

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