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Campaign using colour changing stirrer promotes drinking Chocomel chilled (4 ℃).
Campaign using colour changing stirrer promotes drinking Chocomel chilled (4 ℃).

UK-based LCR Hallcrest which specialises in the development and manufacturing of labels, inks and raw materials that change colour, has been working with Dutch agency, Miles Promocean, on its recent and on-going colour changing stirrer promotion for drinking chocolate brand Chocomel. The campaign is taking place nationwide within the Netherlands and is soon to be followed by another campaign in Belgium. ...(more)
Dow Chemical delivered modest sales growth in 2014, but the firm’s profit took a tumble. The Midland, Michigan, US-based plastics and chemicals giant Dow Chemical rang up sales of almost $58.2bn (€51.3bn) in 2014 — up almost 2% — but profit slid 20% to just over $1.4bn (€1.24bn). ... (more)

The ongoing slide in crude oil prices is taking commodity resin prices down as well. North American prices for all grades of polyethylene, polypropylene, suspension PVC and solid polystyrene each dropped in January. Prices for crude oil have fallen more than 50% since mid-2014, affecting prices for feedstocks used to make these resins. ... (more)

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