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30 October 2014

Materials maker Ineos Group is closing its only global Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin plant in Lima, Ohio, US. 30 October 2014

29 October 2014

German plastic and steel transport packaging manufacturer Schütz, has announced that it is planning to open a new production site in Missouri, US. 29 October 2014

Research group Ceresana has conducted a European pipes market study, in which it expects total demand for pipes to increase to 51 million tonnes in 2021.  29 October 2014

Polish industrial group Boryszew is planning to divest some of its assets to allow it to invest further in its buoyant automotive components business. Boryszew wants to raise between €47m-€71m through the sale of property and non-core business interests and re-invest the proceeds in its growing automotive and metal processing operations. 29 October 2014

A German moulder that specialises in film insert moulding and screen printing featured a new demonstration part at Fakuma 2014 — an alarm clock with a touch-movement-sensitive surface. 29 October 2014

The arrival of Americhem’s new colour palette is just what an increasing number of the firm’s customers are looking for. 29 October 2014

28 October 2014

French textiles firm Chomarat has opened a new plant in South Carolina, US for production of polymer-based advanced composites. 28 October 2014

Hot runner maker Synventive Molding Solutions is planning to increase production capacity in Europe by 50%.  28 October 2014

BCC Research in the US has released a report forecasting the global market for advanced 3D printing materials to grow to $650m (€517m) by 2019, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 17.9%.  28 October 2014

Hamburg-based plastics and chemicals group, Biesterfeld AG, has announced it has signed an agreement for Hannover Finanz group to acquire 28.6% of shares in its company. 28 October 2014

Germany-based vehicle seating and car interior component maker Grammer has established a new offshoot in Italy. Grammer Italia srl. has been formed to consolidate the Amberg, Germany-based group’s activities in Italy and boost its presence in the significant Italian market, especially for agricultural and construction vehicle seating, it said. 28 October 2014

Hungarian manufacturer Flex-Coop Kft. has completed a HUF 248.9m (€800,000) investment to expand its production facility in Batonyterenye, in Hungary’s northern part.  28 October 2014

Borealis, the speciality chemicals group, has announced that it has signed up its current chief executive Mark Garrett to continue in the role for another five years. 28 October 2014

27 October 2014

Global caps and closures company Bericap has announced the release of StackCap, a second use beverage cap based on a concept by Smooth HIP and enhanced to a high performance. Bericap states that StackCap meets the current trend towards the second use of caps and closures instead of a cap being recycled after first use. 27 October 2014

The plastics industry will be especially influenced over the next five years by four new European Union (EU) commissioners who have been nominated to serve in the new European Commission of its incoming president Jean-Claude Juncker. 27 October 2014

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