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Milliken buys microencapsulation firm

Global chemicals company Milliken has acquired US-based microencapsulation specialist Encapsys for an undisclosed fee. Owned by The Cypress Performance Group since 2015, Encapsys develops microencapsulation...

Swedish recycling facility to double in capacity

A world-leading plastics recycling facility in Sweden is to double in capacity as part of a planned SEK 1 billion ($116 million) investment. Site Zero,...

LyondellBasell chief to retire

LyondellBasell chief executive Bhavesh (Bob) Patel is to retire at the end of the year after nearly seven years in the job. Since Patel became...

Chemical firm donates to help flood-hit communities

LyondellBasell has donated €250,000 ($295,000) to the German Red Cross to assist communities in Germany devastated by the heavy floods that struck the region almost...

Inoue steps into co-managing director role at Kuraray Europe

Jun Inoue has joined the management of Kuraray Europe as co-managing director alongside Dr Matthias Gutweiler, after Naoya Uehara moved into a new management...

Clariant reaches important milestone in China strategy

Specialty chemicals firm Clariant has opened a One Clariant Campus in Shanghai, China, which will operate as the company’s Greater China operational headquarters as...

Toyo Ink and Itochu focus on multilayer film recycling

Toyo Ink SC Holdings, the parent company of the specialty chemicals manufacturing conglomerate Toyo Ink Group, and global trading house Itochu Corporation, have entered...

Carbon dioxide on the rise in feedstock evolution

Nearly one million tonnes of production capacity is already installed for carbon dioxide-based polymers, illustrating how the plastics industry is responding to a growing...

Biden inauguration: The future of plastics and trade with China come...

The trade relationship between the US and China is likely to remain fractious, with volumes between the two countries likely to fall gradually under...

Berlin Packaging expands in Europe with acquisitions

US firm Berlin Packaging has further expanded its European operations with the acquisitions of two plastics packaging companies. Repli, located in Barcelona, Spain, and Italian...

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