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  This Week's Top Stories: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Three bidders still in race for LSB's APPE
Five companies and investment funds have bid up to €285m to acquire APPE, the packaging business of bankrupt Spanish PET group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) in the initial stage of the sale process. Three of the unnamed bidders for APPE were selected by the LSB receiver Forest Partners Estrada y Asociados to go through to the second sell-off stage. ... more
40th anniversary: industry viewpoints
To mark EPN's 40th anniversary, we asked industry leaders to share their views on past and future developments in the world of plastics. Below we have published the questions and answers in full. ... more

Germany's Duo Plast sets up shop in Spain
German blown stretch film producer Duo Plast is continuing to extend its reach across Europe with the launch of its first representative office in Spain. The company opened a sales office in the UK last year and has now added one in Valencia, Spain. ... more
Coveris to exit resin resale business
Packaging group Coveris has announced that it is to exit its resin resale business which currently operates under the company’s Food & Consumer business unit. ... more

Austrotherm opens first plant in Germany
Austrian heat insulation specialist Austrotherm recently launched its first materials production plant in Germany at the northern city of Wittenberg. The new 114,000 square metre plant was constructed in just 10 months with an investment of €40m.... more
Nolato boosts capacity at Hungarian plant
Swedish injection moulder Nolato has completed the latest €4.1m expansion project at its production plant in Mosonmagyaróvár in north western Hungary. ... more

BranQ to launch new Polish plastics factory
Polish plastics maker BranQ is planning to open a new production facility in Redzikowo, in northern Poland, by the end of this year.  ... more
Starlinger's recyclable bag a hit in Austria
Berndorf, a city in Austria, has made shopping more environmentally friendly by introducing the Berndorf Bag, a bag constructed from woven plastic. The bag was developed by Austrian technology supplier Starlinger & Co under the product name CB*star for the campaign ‟I shop in Berndorf”. ... more

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