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Amut, the Novara, Italy-based maker of extruders, thermoforming machines and plastics recycling equipment, has acquired the Italian company that makes Dolci and Bielloni packaging equipment. 26 February 2015
An increasingly competitive polyester films market is prompting Teijin DuPont Films Japan (TDFJ) to close its Gifu, Japan, manufacturing facility, Tokyo-based Teijin announced on 15 January. 19 January 2015
Polish manufacturer Aero Plast has opened a new production facility in Chełmża, in Poland’s north-western region of Kujawsko-Pomorskie. The plant will make PE stretch film for the agricultural sector, reports local news site Farmer.pl. 22 December 2014
Polish PP panel maker Gekoplast has unveiled plans to launch its initial public offering (IPO) on the NewConnect market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). Company representatives say that the firm will increase its sales by about 18% in 2015. 9 December 2014
Austrian equipment supplier Greiner Extrusion has shipped its first RED.LINE extrusion line system to Russia. 3 December 2014
Polish manufacturer Grupa Kęty has unveiled plans to build a new production facility in Kęty, in Poland’s southern part. The investment is estimated to be worth about 150m zloty (€35.5m), the company said in a statement. 24 November 2014
US-based extrusion dies group Nordson’s European arm, Nordson EDI Europe, has announced that it will be using Greece-based engineering company Technimat as its agent in Greece. 18 November 2014
Australian packaging company Amcor is developing its own films that do not use Barex resin in the wake of an announcement its Barex supplier will close its factory in Lima, Ohio, in the US, early next year. In the meantime, the company is working on a deal with the supplier, Ineos Group, for a continued source of Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin to meet its customers’ needs for the next three years. 12 November 2014
Biaxially oriented PP film maker Treofan has completed a further upgrade of its extrusion line for TreoPore battery separator film at its facility in Neunkirchen, Germany. The upgrade allows production runs at a capacity “beyond the initial design of 20 million square meters annually”, said Treofan in a statement. 3 October 2014
Romanian PVC window maker Electric Plus has launched a new factory in Bacău, in the country’s eastern part. The production facility was fitted with an output capacity of 700 windows per day, reported local business daily Ziarul Financiar. 3 October 2014
Plastic pipe companies Radius Systems in the UK and KE Kelit in Austria have formed a joint venture. Under the agreement, Radius is taking a majority stake in Radius-Kelit, a new joint enterprise bringing together the companies’ district heating businesses. 1 October 2014
Polish manufacturer Lerg has signed a deal to take over local plastic packaging maker Marpol. 30 September 2014
Flexible packaging manufacturer Scientex, based in Malaysia, is planning investment of Malaysian Ringgit 300m (€72m) over three years to expand its PE and BOPP film production capacity, as well as enter the cast PP film market with new production lines. Scientex’s plans are supported by investments in new extrusion lines supplied by JSW, Reifenhäuser Group and Windmöeller & Hölscher. 30 September 2014
Polish plastics maker Polymernet is aiming to set up a new production facility in Jasło, in Poland's south-eastern part. 26 September 2014
Turkish PVC window manufacturer Proline has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Macedonia. The investment is estimated to be worth about €3m, the Macedonian government said in a statement. 25 September 2014

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