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PlasticsEurope, the pan-European association representing European plastics manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Leonor Garcia as director of public affairs. 18 August 2015
The Romanian government has decided to award an investment grant of about RON 37.5m (€8.5m) to German cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher to co-finance its investment in setting up a new production facility in Curtea de ArgeČ™, in the country’s southern part, reports local business daily Ziarul Financiar. 31 July 2015
Organisers of the Fakuma trade show are touting this year’s event as their most international ever, with exhibiting companies from 35 countries. 31 July 2015
The supervisory board of chemicals giant BASF has extended the appointment of chairman Kurt Bock to the board of executive directors as well as his appointment as chairman until the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting in 2021.  23 July 2015
Patrick Industries and Eriks each completed a pair of plastics M&A deals in the first half of 2015 — while three other active players continued their wheeling and dealing ways. 17 July 2015
New moves by potential investors in Romania’s state-owned PVC producer Oltchim have raised fresh hope that the insolvent chemical company may at last be privatised. 14 July 2015
Bloomberg News reported July 12 that Jarden Corp is close to announcing a deal to buy Waddington Group, a maker plastic foodservice products, for $1.35bn (€1.22bn). 13 July 2015
US-headquartered compounder PolyOne opened its new Asia Innovation Center and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai on 23 June with a grand opening ceremony attended by local officials and customers. 26 June 2015
Rain poured down, day after day. Flights, domestic and international, were delayed and canceled. Guangzhou wasn’t exactly in top shape for world’s second largest plastics trade show in late May.
5 June 2015
Bayer has announced a new moniker for its MaterialScience business from September 2015, based on “a combination of words that reflect the identity of the new company”. Covestro is set to float on the stock market by mid-2016 and follows last year’s announcement that the MaterialScience business would become a separate company.
1 June 2015
The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) launched a strategic alliance for polymer supplies across the continent during its recent general assembly in Warsaw. The alliance was formed in response to a recent series of force majeure declarations by some of the leading European Union (EU) polymer suppliers. 27 May 2015
The UK’s role in Europe is under the spotlight as never before and the subject will be one of several topics discussed in conference sessions at next month’s PDM event, taking place in Telford, UK. 26 May 2015
An unnamed investor from Tatarstan in Russia is reported to be behind plans to establish a plastics enterprise in the Russian occupied Ukrainian territory of Crimea. 22 May 2015
The organisers of Fakuma, the German plastic trade show taking place in October, have changed the event’s opening hours and labelled the event an exhibitor sell-out. 22 May 2015
Polish manufacturer Padma Art is aiming to expand its production facility in the Suwalska special economic zone (SSSE), in the country’s eastern part. The firm is to invest PLN 63m (€15.7m), the SSSE said in a statement. 14 May 2015

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