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The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Vesto PVC Holding GmbH ("Vestolit") of Germany by Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. ("Mexichem") of Mexico. 14 November 2014
The flexible packaging sector continues to make use of smarter green technologies and materials in a bid to boost its sustainability credentials. Keren Sall reports 14 November 2014
Materials company DSM introduced its portfolio for flexible food packaging at Pack Expo International 2014 from 2-5 November in Chicago. 14 November 2014
Branson Ultrasonics has premiered a contoured laser technology (CLT) for  fast plastic joining in one shot. 14 November 2014
Developed by Belgium-based Janssen PMP, Symphony said the anti-microbial material could be included in the production process for a range of plastic products covering sectors such as automotive, industrial, healthcare and home and leisure.
 
6 November 2014
The lighthouse consists of carbon fibre several-centimetres-thick tubular profiles support a set of fibreglass floors slabs and their bracings, which surround a central tube that leads the stairs to the upper part into the lantern room, all made with composites.
 
6 November 2014
The German company is widening its portfolio of distribution brands for the Portuguese market to include Terluran standard ABS from Styrolution
 
6 November 2014
BASF has announced prices rises of up to 10% for the majority of products in its additives and stabilisers’ portfolio for plastic applications
 
5 November 2014
Aim-listed Haydale said the deal would maximise Loughborough-based EPL’s access to the nano-enhanced composites market “and is expected to significantly boost Haydale’s sales potential”
 
4 November 2014
Matthew Hill, from Australia’s national science agency, Melbourne-based Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), told PRW's sister publication Plastics News a new material, called a porous aromatic framework (PAF), acts like a shot of collagen, stalling the plastic from ageing. 
 
3 November 2014
Total sales at Bayer rose by 4.6% in the third quarter to €10.2bn (£8bn) 31 October 2014
Lanxess may cut up to 1,200 jobs, around 7% of its workforce, as part of a group-wide overhaul to counter overcapacity in the synthetic rubber industry, the German daily Rheinische Post has reported. 31 October 2014
German chemicals group Biesterfeld AG, has announced it has signed an agreement for Hannover Finanz group to acquire 28.6% of shares in its company.
 
 
31 October 2014
Luxus talks to PRW about how it met the Japanese auto-maker’s strict colour matching and technical criteria

  31 October 2014

Keren Sall looks at the products being profiled by engineering plastics suppliers at Fakuma.

  31 October 2014



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