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MOL Group announced that it has signed a sales-purchase agreement to acquire Aurora, a recycled plastic compounder with production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Read more

With over 300 million tonnes of plastic getting manufactured each year, which is equivalent to the total weight of the adult population of the planet, it’s unsurprising to know that this is having an adverse knock-on effect to not only the... Read more

Two specialists in packaging solutions – ALPLA in Austria and FROMM in Switzerland – are founding a joint venture to form a new basis for their collaboration in PET recycling. PET Recycling Team Wolfen will be dedicated to recycling the PET waste... Read more

IPC, the Industrial Technical Centre with expertise dedicated to plastic and composite innovation, is presenting two prototypes on its stand: an intelligent motorcycle helmet and a multifunctional wind-turbine blade. "With these two prototypes... Read more

The injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel Austria was one of the first plastic machine manufacturers to sign the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation... Read more

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th, a West Sussex-based Plastic Injection Moulding and Engineering company is bucking the national trend by attracting a significant number of women into the engineering industry. Read more

Today only a third of plastics is recycled in Europe, highlighting the need to revamp the current waste management systems. The whole plastic value chain must engage in the transformation of plastic production, manufacture and disposal. Read more

As it champions the critical need to end ocean bound plastic waste, consumer products leader SC Johnson is offering a new challenge. Having already sponsored eight plastic recycling centers in Indonesia, the company will build an additional one if... Read more

Trade fair and industry forum Composites Europe and trade association Composites Germany have announced even closer cooperation for the organisation of the International Composites Conference (ICC) jointly from 2019. Read more

At Plástico Brasil 2019 from 25th to 29th March in São Paulo, Brazil, ENGEL, the injection moulding machine manufacturer and system expert headquartered in Austria will be demonstrating how their machines can make their customers more flexible... Read more

Colines are to deliver the third of the scheduled cast extrusion lines for production of hygienic film to Pantex International this Spring. Read more

Ettlinger, a German injection moulding machine and filtration systems manufacturer has unveiled its latest ECO melt filters. Read more

Saudi-based chemical manufacturers SABIC announced a major milestone in a pioneering project to produce certified circular polymers, made from a feedstock from mixed plastic waste at their Geleen production site in The Netherlands. Read more

Europe’s largest plastic packaging manufacturer RPC Group has announced it has accepted a £3.32 billion takeover offer from US-based private equity firm Apollo Global Management following months of negotiations. Read more

SABIC has announced, alongside its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, it will be manufacturing certified circular polymers to be used by its customers for packaging solutions. Read more

An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain has launched a new organisation to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, particularly in the ocean. Read more

The Swiss packaging company Hoffmann Neopac AG will begin production at its new $30.8M production facility early this year. Read more

BASF is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling offers a method of reutilising plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Read more

At the 13th annual European Bioplastics Conference, held in Berlin on 5 December, the association presented its annual market update which confirmed the global bioplastics industry was still on a stable growth path. Read more

IdentiPlast 2019, Europe's leading event focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, has announced several high-profile speakers for the event, to take place 7-8 March in London. Read more

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