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Sales at Bayer rose by 4.6% in the third quarter to (€10,187m (£8,029mm)  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

Clariant reported a 8% increase in turnover in the first nine months of the year. 30 October 2014
 Ineos Group is closing its only global Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin plant in Lima, Ohio, US. 30 October 2014
Materials firm DSM NV has chosen  Georgia., as the site of its new North American nylon resin plant. 30 October 2014
Lanxess presented two new polyamide 6 grades at Fakuma for the automotive sector. 30 October 2014
According to a new report by BCC Research in the US the thermoplastics category is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment overall with a 20% annual growth rate. 28 October 2014
Scheduled to open in 2016, the 57km tunnel will be fitted with a range of polyurethane superstructure products including 5,000 sq metres of under-ballast mats and nearly 400,000 elastic insertion pads for sleeper boots – both of which rely on PU systems.
28 October 2014
Sales gains were led by the company’s performance plastics division, up 9% on the same period of 2013 to $3.9bn (£2.4bn), and performance materials division, up 8%
24 October 2014
Schulman, the materials group, grew almost 15% to more than $2.4bn (£1.5bn) for the year ended 31 August, boosted by a strong performance from its engineering polymers operation.
23 October 2014
Plastic windows made from materials supplied by Sabic for an electric concept car are said to be up to 100 times more resistant to impact than the glass equivalent.
22 October 2014
Philip Law, the director-general of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), has written to Nicky Morgan, secretary of state for education, asking her to review guidelines available to head teachers covering what is told to students about plastics 22 October 2014

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