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Friday, 19th December 2014

PFF buys Thermopak
Keighley-based PFF Packaging Group expects to increase production capacity by 30% after buying Thermopak Limited.


CBI predicts further inflation dip
The CBI forecasts that inflation is likely to remain below the government’s targets for 2015.  ...more

LyondellBasel names new chief executive
Global plastics, chemicals and refining firm appoints Bhavesh "Bob" Patel as new chief executive.


Sabic: Rapid demand growth led to Ultem shortage
Sabic Innovative Plastics has been increasing production capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide. ...more

BASF to sell JV Ellba shares
BASF reaches agreement to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, Jurong Island, Singapore to its partner Shell.



FSB finds most small businesses expect to grow in the New Year
Most small firms expect to grow their business in 2015 according to research published by the Federation of Small Businesses. ...more

EEF: Manufacturing innovation needs government support
The Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF) calls on government to maintain support for catapult centres. ...more

Champ Chat
Falling oil prices...what impact will they have on shale gas and recycled plastics?
I was at a chemicals industry gathering recently and some of those in attendance who write specifically about this sort of thing remain to be convinced shale has the long term future hoped of it.

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