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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
The €19m (£15m) deal to purchase the business from Vigar’s founding family is due to be completed, subject to regulatory approvals, by the end of this year.
 
20 October 2014
Packaging group Coveris has announced that it is to exit its resin resale business which currently operates under the company’s Food & Consumer business unit. 13 October 2014
DSM will present new additions to its engineering polymers portfolio. 4 October 2014
Polyethylene giants Dow Chemical.and ExxonMobil Chemical have decided to dissolve their PE catalyst joint venture with Dow taking over Univation Technologies LLC. 3 October 2014
A new compound developed by Luxus  meets safety manufacturer’s goals for high visibility caps on construction sites. 3 October 2014
The Hexpol TPE group, which brings together the Elasto and Muller Kunststoffe businesses, will showcase the wide range of properties and design possibilities offered by its portfolio of customised thermoplastic elastomers (TPE).

 

  3 October 2014

PRW outlines some off the trends and technologies that will be covered at this month's Fakuma show in the town of Friedrichshafen in southern Germany. 3 October 2014
Styrolution has launched new transparent styrenic materials in its Zylar and Clearblend ranges as new production comes to completion at the company’s plants in Germany and the US. 2 October 2014
Chemical giant Ineos has bought the power plant which supplies its Grangemouth site for £54m 2 October 2014
Composites UK is to  hold a workshop looking at  current developments in biocomposites at the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre in Rotherham this month.

 

  2 October 2014

German compounding firm Lehmann & Voss has acquired Performance Compounding LLC for an undisclosed price. 15 September 2014
LyondellBasell Industries will build a world scale propylene oxide plant on the US Gulf Coast with a capacity of 900,000 tonnes per year. 29 August 2014
Scott & Fyfe has added an exceptionally fire-resistant chopped glass mat to its Polymat reinforcement product line. 28 August 2014


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