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Swiss speciality chemicals group Clariant has reported an 8% sales growth in local currencies in the first nine months of the year.
 
31 October 2014
Italian compounder So.F.Ter Group has announced that production has commenced at its new US plant and headquarters. 30 October 2014
LED Lighting systems maker Eurolighting is aiming to launch a new production facility in Redzikowo, in Poland’s northern part.  30 October 2014
Global sales of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) are forecast to rise from $33bn (€26.2bn) in 2013 to $37.2bn (€29.5bn) by 2021.
 
30 October 2014
Clariant, the Swiss speciality chemicals group, has announced the sale of its energy storage business to Johnson Matthey for $75m (€60m). 30 October 2014
Materials firm Royal DSM NV has chosen Augusta, Georgia, as the site of its new North American nylon resin plant. 30 October 2014
Materials maker Ineos Group is closing its only global Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin plant in Lima, Ohio, US. 30 October 2014
A German moulder that specialises in film insert moulding and screen printing featured a new demonstration part at Fakuma 2014 — an alarm clock with a touch-movement-sensitive surface. 29 October 2014
The arrival of Americhem’s new colour palette is just what an increasing number of the firm’s customers are looking for. 29 October 2014
French textiles firm Chomarat has opened a new plant in South Carolina, US for production of polymer-based advanced composites. 28 October 2014
BCC Research in the US has released a report forecasting the global market for advanced 3D printing materials to grow to $650m (€517m) by 2019, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 17.9%.  28 October 2014
Hamburg-based plastics and chemicals group, Biesterfeld AG, has announced it has signed an agreement for Hannover Finanz group to acquire 28.6% of shares in its company. 28 October 2014
Hungarian manufacturer Flex-Coop Kft. has completed a HUF 248.9m (€800,000) investment to expand its production facility in Batonyterenye, in Hungary’s northern part.  28 October 2014
Borealis, the speciality chemicals group, has announced that it has signed up its current chief executive Mark Garrett to continue in the role for another five years. 28 October 2014
The plastics industry will be especially influenced over the next five years by four new European Union (EU) commissioners who have been nominated to serve in the new European Commission of its incoming president Jean-Claude Juncker. 27 October 2014


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