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24 April 2014

Sabic Innovative Plastics announced 23 April at Chinaplas that it is investing in a production line for Stamax-brand long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene resin at its manufacturing site in Shanghai. 24 April 2014

23 April 2014

The long anticipated privatisation of insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim, due to have been settled at an auction in late March, has been postponed again, this time till mid May. 23 April 2014

Bosnia’s cable maker Kapis TKT d.o.o. has been put up for sale by its insolvency administrator.  23 April 2014

French plastic compound manufacturer Polytechs has invested €5m in expanding its production facility in Cany-Barville, in northern France, reported local news weekly L’Usine Nouvelle. 23 April 2014

An Italian tooling component supplier is set to open a new production plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.  23 April 2014

The private equity owner of Pregis is selling off its North American operations for an undisclosed sum. Olympus Partners of Stamford, Connecticut, is buying the business from AEA Investors LP, which acquired the Deerfield, Illinois-based maker of protective packaging materials and systems back in 2005. 23 April 2014

22 April 2014

Polyamide LFT materials are being made to work even harder with new glass rovings and impregnated tape technology. Polyamide producer Ems-Grivory, based in Switzerland, has an established position in long-fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) for injection moulding. Its materials have been successful in targeting metal automotive applications. 22 April 2014

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.12 million tonnes. The report covers bags made from plastic and paper. 22 April 2014

German electronics manufacturer Provertha has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in Hungarys north-west. 22 April 2014

Automotive parts manufacturer Ábrahám Kft. has expanded its factory in Túrkéve, in Hungary’s central part, with the launch of a new production hall as part of a HUF 400m (€1.3m) investment. 22 April 2014

Despite worsening overcapacity, China still imports a million tons of PVC. 22 April 2014

Plastic totes and tray orders have picked up to the point where manufacturer Georg Utz Inc. has added machines, silos and material feed systems to its relatively new facility in Edinburgh, Indiana. 22 April 2014

Quality Circular Polymers is building a new plastics recycling operation in Geleen, the Netherlands’ Chemelot industrial chemical site, with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes of polypropylene and polyethylene per year, at full production. 22 April 2014

17 April 2014

Two former businesses of the bankrupt Catalan PET packaging group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) have been formally sold off to companies controlled by the Spanish industrial conglomerate Cristian Lay Group. LSB operations, the Artenius España PET polymers plant and feedstock chemicals facility Industrias Químicas Asociadas LSB sold. 17 April 2014

Russian petrochemicals group Sibur’s subsidiary, Polief, has completed its PET production expansion. Polief has increased PET capacity from 140 ktpa to 210 ktpa.  17 April 2014

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