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Duty bound to help North American PET producers

PET producers in Canada, the US and Mexico are expected to benefit from import duties being imposed by the US Department of Commerce on India and China.

Repsol aims to tackle HDPE import threat

Chemical firm Repsol is to start construction of a manufacturing unit for metallocene linear polyethylene at its Tarragona, Spain petrochemical complex in June, as part of a strategy to focus on differentiated products that will allow the company to compete against HDPE imports from regions with access to cheaper raw materials.

Polyolefin sales grow at Repsol

Spanish energy company Repsol has announced a 20 per cent increase in its polyolefin sales in Europe compared to the same period in 2014. The firm puts the results down to a focus on premium and differentiated products, geographical diversification outside Iberia and an increase in contact with distributors.

BPI sacks packaging waste

Polyethylene manufacturing company BPI Group has reduced its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

Positive vibes for global polyethylene market

Global polyethylene demand is forecast to rise by nearly 4 per cent per year between 2013 and 2018, at a slightly higher level than its growth during the 2003 to 2013 period, says a report from research and consulting firm, GlobalData.

Repsol enters PE resin agreement

Repsol's Chemicals Division has entered into an agreement to license Chevron Phillips Chemical's proprietary technology for the production of metallocene-based polyethylene resins.

Budget manufacturing focus applauded by plastics industry

The managing director of polyethylene manufacturer and packaging supplier, Duo UK, has welcomed the doubling of lending for export finance to £3 billion (US$4.9bn) and reduction of interest rates by one third, announced by Chancellor George Osborne, in the UK's 2014 Budget today.

Duo UK turns turnover into training

UK polyethylene packaging supplier, Duo UK, has announced a 77 per cent increase in turnover since a management buyout four years ago.

Marginal growth for BPI

A strong performance from its European operations has led to a 14 per cent increase in operating profits for the first half of the year at British Polythene Industries (BPI).

Duo UK celebrates 25th year

Polyethylene manufacturer Duo UK has marked its 25th year in business with a 12-month investment spree that has seen £1.1 million ($1.6m) spent on new machinery and software, as the company positions itself for new markets.