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21 November 2014

Evertis, a PET film maker, is expanding production at plants in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal, the company said. 21 November 2014

20 November 2014

France-based oil and gas giant Total has signed an agreement to purchase a 68% stake in German Polyblend, a subsidiary of Polymer-Chemie, a Total spokesperson told EPN. Total says it doesn’t currently produce the type of reinforced polyolefin compounds made by Polyblend, but two production lines with a total capacity of 30,000 tonnes per year are being built on Total’s Carling, Lorraine, France site with the aim to start in Spring 2016. 20 November 2014

Baltic States flexible packaging producer Polipaks is investing €28.5m to construct a new production plant in Latvia capable of turning out 9-layer barrier film and laminates.  20 November 2014

Polish manufacturer Plastica has unveiled plans to invest at least PLN 20.5m (€4.9m) in expanding its production facility in Kowalewo Pomorskie, in Poland’s northern region of Pomorskie.  20 November 2014

UK-based injection moulder Carclo is “significantly” expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the company said it’s seeing growing business from global medical device firms there. 20 November 2014

If it's good enough for the World Cup, is it good enough for auto production? 20 November 2014

Evonik Industries says its Sipernat silica-based microbeads are a replacement for polyethylene microbeads in cosmetics. and cleaning products. 20 November 2014

19 November 2014

The EuMBC, the European masterbatchers and compounders, a division of the EuPC (the European group of plastics converters) has elected a new president and board. 19 November 2014

The once high flying economy of Brazil has been blown off course. What does this mean for foreign industrial investors? In this feature David Vink looks at whether companies in the plastics industry should be more cautious of Brazil’s prospects. 19 November 2014

Lithuanian plastics producer Neo Group is planning to relaunch its production facility in Klaipeda, in Lithuania’s western part. 19 November 2014

Tasma, an 80-year-old Russian producer of technical industrial films which supported the USSR war effort during World War II, has assumed a new role as an extruder of barrier food packaging film. 19 November 2014

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) introduced a further development on the back of the 3000 flame-retardant polycarbonate blends it introduced in 2005. 19 November 2014

With a theme of “Best-Price-Production, Germany,” injection moulder Varioplast Konrad Däbritz of Ötisheim, Germany, showed its Instachrome and Instantcoat processes for decorated mouldings at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen last month. 19 November 2014

18 November 2014

US-based extrusion dies group Nordson’s European arm, Nordson EDI Europe, has announced that it will be using Greece-based engineering company Technimat as its agent in Greece. 18 November 2014

Netherlands-based materials company Royal DSM, has announced the opening of its new research centre on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. 18 November 2014

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