UK new car market up 2.9%
In all, 2,514,764 new cars were registered from January to November 2016, a record for the period according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
UK manufacturers see growth slow, says CBI
Employers' organisation's Growth Indicator found retailers and consumer-facing companies reporting a rise, whilst manufacturers saw a slowdown.
Thyssenkrupp to build PET plant in Russia
The facility, which will have an annual production capacity of up to 200,000 tonnes of polyester polymer, will be built in the Ivanovo region, 250km northeast of Moscow.
Aimplas to host its sixth conference on bioplastics
The meeting, in Valencia, will feature a programme with more than 20 experts and companies from the sector discussing the challenges facing bioplastics
Sorcole to install first Milacron co-injection machine equipped with MuCell
Trexel and Sorcole have worked together for many years, according to Hartmut Traut, Trexel's chief executive and business director of Europe.
Polymer Technology & Services opens Mexico office
The new office “aims to broaden the global efforts of the organisation as a whole by reaching new customer bases via local representation”, officials with PTS said.
Europe-produced glass-fibre reinforced plastics up by 2.5%
German composites industry association AVK said the industry is set to continue on a growth trajectory in the coming years in the transport and construction sectors.
Coca-Cola launches new PET label recycling scheme
A new initiative from Coca-Cola European Partners, waste management company Viridor, labelling and packaging solutions company Avery Dennison, and plastic processor PET UK will recycle some 70 tonnes of waste each year.
EPA jolts US auto industry and affirms CO2 standards
The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move.