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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...

IK and ELIPSO welcome Plastic Strategy

The German association for plastics packaging and films, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen and ELIPSO, the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association, have re-affirmed their support towards...

Pregis invests $1 million in US blown film laboratory

US-based Pregis LLC has invested $1 million in a 1,000 sq ft testing laboratory for its blown film manufacturing facility based in Grand Rapids,...

Norner technology gains first licence agreement

Norner has signed the first license agreement for its Norner Trimodal Technology (NTT). Norner developed and patented the technology for production of PE polymers by...

Ethylene production hit hard by Tropical Storm Harvey

The number of confirmed outages in ethylene production as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit the US state of Texas at the...

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...