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1 October 2014

G&A Moulding Technology, the UK-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG, a US-based firm which undertakes similar activities in the plastics industry. 1 October 2014

Hexcel is investing $250m (€199m) on a new carbon fibre plant in France, in order to supply material for the future Airbus SAS A350 XWB and for Safran Group's CFM Leap engine. The new site in Roussillon, France, will include new precursor and carbon fibre lines along with quality control laboratories and offices. 1 October 2014

30 September 2014

Two major international partners of the Plastindia trade show have raised serious concerns about the show organizer’s decision to move it to another region of India less than five months before the event. 30 September 2014

Italian plastics packaging blow moulder Serioplast is continuing to expand across Europe and beyond with its latest plant due to go on stream in Russia late this year. 30 September 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

DuPont will spend more than $15m (€12m) to improve its fluoropolymer product offerings in China. 30 September 2014

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America will be able to solve two problems at once with a new compounding plant in Athens, Alabama, in the US. 30 September 2014

29 September 2014

Clariant has signed a purchase agreement with VitaPac, a Chinese company which produces desiccant packets for the healthcare packaging market. 29 September 2014

Danish healthcare sector compounder Melitek has completed a major capacity expansion and unveiled a new polymer and elastomer (TPE) compounding line at its plant near Alslev, Denmark. 29 September 2014

Fresh attempts to privatise insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim have met with new obstacles, with the European Commission suggesting the government has treated the indebted chemical company too favourably and not enforced its rights as an Oltchim creditor. Commissioners have also criticized a deal being negotiated for Oltchim to acquire the Arpechim refinery, mothballed two years ago, from private company Petrom. 29 September 2014

For years, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group has been the world’s largest contract manufacturer for electronics, with more than 1 million employees worldwide churning out smartphones, tablets and gadgets for nearly every company in the global computer industry. Now it wants to sell you an injection moulding machine. 29 September 2014

Recommendations to guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve labels, a move designed to help mitigate such labels' impact on container recycling, have been published in the US. 29 September 2014

The Society of Plastics Engineers in the US has named Russell Broome, an SPE activist and former society president, as its new managing director. 29 September 2014

Essentra, the UK stock market listed plastics packaging firm, has announced the planned acquisition of Abric Berhad, a Kuala Lumpur-based manufacturer of security sealing products. 29 September 2014

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