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Romi UK has appointed materials distributor Ultrapolymers as its agent in Ireland 26 March 2015
The Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors (MAPP) found that more than 70% of the 170 plastics processing executives surveyed said their sales today are better than they were a year ago. 24 March 2015
The work of materials firms is far from over, according to the results of a recent survey.

  24 March 2015

Wellingborough-based chemicals supplier has become an approved composites materials supplier of moulding and structural adhesive products to the Daimler group.

  19 March 2015

DSM will own 35% of the new firm, with UK-based financial investor CVC Capital Partners owning the remainder. The new company will have annual sales of more than $2bn (£1.35bn) and will employ almost 2,000 worldwide.
 
17 March 2015
According to reports Schulman said it would achieve cost savings of around $25m (£17m) within 18 months of completing the deal, driven largely by sourcing and plant efficiency moves.
 
17 March 2015
Broadway Colours has invested in equipment to up material quality control 16 March 2015
Matrix is upping its game and developing new products 16 March 2015
French-based chemicals company to expand operations in France and the United States to meet growing demand for the material in carbon-fibre composites and 3D printing applications.

  13 March 2015

Initial products will build on Solvay’s Radel-brand polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) foam and ‘sandwich’ materials, which already are in use on Airbus A350 planes and on the Solar Impulse experimental aircraft.
 
11 March 2015
Borealis, the Austria-headquartered chemicals giant, announced record annual net profits today, numbers the group said were boosted by improved margins in its olefins and polyolefins operation.
 
2 March 2015
The continued drive towards lightweighting is fuelling the penetration of engineering polymer applications in the automotive sector 27 February 2015
Lanxess has introduced new PBT grades for  exterior vehicle structural parts 27 February 2015
DuPont Vespel material used in key part of turbochargers 27 February 2015
Styrolution is reaping the benefits of a shift in strategy aimed at penetrating new applications. PRW looks at the sectors it has been targeting 27 February 2015


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