Brussels authorises DEHP use for recycled soft PVC
The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates welcomed the decision, which it said was in accordance with the European Union's Reach regulation of chemicals.
Growth drive prompts management changes at Broadwater Mouldings
Vince Mortlock will continue in his sales role, the group said, but he will also oversee day-to-day production of fibre-reinforced plastic parts, made by the 120-strong Suffolk-based workforce.
Solvay's sales slide but earnings grow
In the group's 2016 first quarter financial report, the Belgium-headquartered firm said net sales totalled €2.9bn (£2.3bn), down 6% year-on-year.
Macfarlane Group buys Edward McNeil packaging business
Edward McNeil is based in Glasgow and has traded for more than 50 years. It currently has 12 employees and is a distributor of protective packaging materials including gift bags and polythene carriers.
Plastics Capital confident ahead of full-year results
In an update ahead of its results for the full-year ended 31 March 2016, the firm said it expected trading “to be in line with market expectations”.
VinylPlus tops 500,000 tonnes of recycled PVC
The 2015 results were presented at the industry development programme's fourth Vinyl Sustainability Forum, held last week in Vienna, Austria,
Soft demand and EU uncertainty hit manufacturing output
Soft domestic demand and a downturn in new business from overseas markets were said to be behind the sluggish performance for UK manufacturers in April, according to new figures.
Milacron completes India expansion programme
The project is aimed both at the fast-growing market in India for plastics machinery and at export markets.
Petlon Polymers completes £1.3m investment programme
The company commissioned a new state-of-the-art compounding line this month, taking its annual capacity to 20,000 tonnes.