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The European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association (EuMBC) has joined the growing clamour over the number of recent force majeure cases in Europe since the turn of the year. 22 April 2015
In this Q&A feature Styrolution’s new CEO Kevin McQuade discusses the group’s Triple Shift strategy. "We have transformed our market approach by organising our sales organisation according to customer industries," states McQuade. 21 April 2015
Danish plastic toy maker Lego has launched a new production hall at its plant in Kladno, in the Czech Republic’s western part, the manufacturer said in a statement. 21 April 2015
The organiser of the Chinaplas trade show, which has witnessed the globalisation of the plastics industry over the past couple of decades, says the emphasis on capital investment and economies of scale is over.  15 April 2015
The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, together with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced that they have partnered to launch the first European Plastics Innovation Awards. 14 April 2015
Final registration figures for NPE 2015 hit 65,810, up 19% from the last show, in 2012. 9 April 2015
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned the whole plastics supply chain that plastics processors are currently facing shortages of certain key materials. 1 April 2015
The world's second largest economy has set its 2015 gross domestic product growth expectations at its lowest in a quarter of a century: 7%. 6 March 2015
Guido Ghisolfi — a top executive with global PET resin leader Mossi & Ghisolfi Group — has died from an apparent suicide. 5 March 2015
MakerBot, based in the US, is expanding its reach in Europe in a new distribution deal for its 3D printers. 18 February 2015
China’s largest compounder has just set up a foothold in the US, on the heels of the news of another leading industry player entering the US market through an acquisition. 17 February 2015
Packaging giant RPC Group has continued its investment and growth in the PET sector through the acquisition of Etten-Leur, the Netherlands-based PET Power BV. The purchase brings together two of the principal players in the European packaging market. 17 February 2015
Months into a worsening water shortage that has South America's largest city on the brink of rationing, The São Paulo state government may soon encourage or force major companies in plastics and petrochemicals to start using more costly “reuse” water. 16 February 2015
Germany-headquartered Styrolution, a styrenics company, has announced that it is making three appointments to its management board with Hyung Tae (HT) Chang, who currently serves as president, Asia Pacific, retiring in July 2015 following over 41 years of service to the chemical industry. 12 February 2015
The Plastindia trade show announced 11 February that its next edition, in 2018, will remain in Gandhinagar, rather than relocate back to New Delhi, with organisers announcing it a success in its new venue. 12 February 2015

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