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3 August 2015

A Belgian pet products manufacturer is set to establish its first US manufacturing operations in Gaffney, South Carolina.
3 August 2015

Berry Plastics Group is making a big acquisition outside its core plastics packaging business — and one big enough to vault the company into the Fortune 500.
3 August 2015

Amidst the growing complexity of automobile electrical and electronic systems, Delphi Automotive will boost that part of its business and expand in similar markets through the acquisition of HellermannTyton Group. Delphi said 30 July that it agreed to pay €1.07bn for HellermannTyton, a 45% premium on the stock price at the previous day’s close and 14.7 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). 3 August 2015

31 July 2015

In this feature for Plastics News Europe James Snodgrass looks at PET jars for jam, sauces and other foodstuffs which are designed to lighten the weight of containers while retaining a traditional appearance. 31 July 2015

European vinyl window profile manufacturers have elected Tom Debusschere, chief executive of the Belgian producer Deceuninck as the new president of their body EPPA (European PVC Window Profiles and Related Building Products Association).  31 July 2015

Leading Russian pipe producer and compounder Polyplastic Group recently extended its empire across Russia with the acquisition of a polyethylene pipe operation in the Volga region. 31 July 2015

The Romanian government has decided to award an investment grant of about RON 37.5m (€8.5m) to German cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher to co-finance its investment in setting up a new production facility in Curtea de Argeș, in the country’s southern part, reports local business daily Ziarul Financiar. 31 July 2015

Tekmart International has purchased the excess injection moulding assets of a Foxconn facility located in Komaron, Hungary, and plans to auction the equipment. 31 July 2015

Organisers of the Fakuma trade show are touting this year’s event as their most international ever, with exhibiting companies from 35 countries. 31 July 2015

As China tightens up its controls on air pollution and industrial emissions, including imposing a new tax on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, chemical giant BASF SE is reporting progress in China on this front. 31 July 2015

30 July 2015

Fire has ravaged a Polish plastics processing plant operated by the German technical mouldings producer Coko-Werk in the city of Łódź. The huge blaze, thought to have broken out in the 6,700 square metre plant's warehouse early on Monday morning (27/8), wrecked the site’s production hall destroying nearly 30 injection moulding machines and damaged the finished component paint shop, according to Polish media. 30 July 2015

Polish window maker Dako sp. z o.o. has obtained permission to expand its production facility in Nowy Sącz, in the country’s region of Podkarpackie, reports local news agency PAP. 30 July 2015

Emerald Kalama Chemical plans to expand at its Rotterdam, the Netherlands, plant to boost capacity for benzoic acid and benzaldehyde. 30 July 2015

Vienna, Austria-based Starlinger reports that Spanish recycling company Reciclajes Plasticos (Reciplast) is making recycled low-density polyethylene resin on a Starlinger recoSTAR basic recycling line, equipped with a C-VAC degassing module. 30 July 2015

Swiss thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery has installed an FC 1000E Speedmaster Plus in the cleanroom of the French company Carolux-Thiers, part of the Top Clean Packaging group. 30 July 2015

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