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Lanxess acquires Brazilian biocide manufacturer

Lanxess acquires Brazilian biocide manufacturer

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of active biocidal ingredients and formulations and has acquired Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda. (IPEL).


Plastics
Two block systems for Silver Springs and RealPure Bottling

Two block systems for Silver Springs and RealPure Bottling

The Richmonds from Florida are real pioneers: when in 1991 Karl and his wife Margaret acquired the Silver Springs Bottled Water Company, founded six years previously in Ocala, Florida, bottled water in the United States was still a total niche market.


Machines
Scanfill invests in a new production line

Scanfill invests in a new production line

Packaging company Scanfill AB continues to invest. Now with the help of a brand new foil extruder, giving the company even more opportunities to produce efficient and recyclable material.


Packagings
The PE100+ Association celebrates its 20th anniversary

The PE100+ Association celebrates its 20th anniversary

The PE100+ Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Founded in 1999 to assure consistent quality at the highest level in the production and application of materials for PE100 pressure pipes, it is just as relevant today as it ever was.


Plastics
Slovakia bans single-use plastics

Slovakia bans single-use plastics

Slovakia banned single-use plastics as of 2021 on Wednesday, joining the European Union fight to reduce marine pollution. The new law will make it illegal to sell plastic plates, cups, cutlery, drink stirrers, straws and cotton buds.


Recycling
Ineos Styrolution's NAS range

Ineos Styrolution's NAS range

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today its NAS range to be an excellent material of choice for food contact applications.


Plastics
Logoplaste and Masterchem, a new partnership

Logoplaste and Masterchem, a new partnership

Logoplaste Group has announced (November 22nd 2019) that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Polish Masterchem. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.


Packagings
Plastics manufacturing ‘going digital’ in numerous ways

Plastics manufacturing ‘going digital’ in numerous ways

While sustainability and the circular economy may be grabbing most of the headlines these days in the plastics and rubber industries, the quiet shift toward digitalization may be just as monumental a trend in those sectors.


Machines
formnext 2019 a success

formnext 2019 a success

formnext 2019 was a resounding success for Arburg. Four freeformers and the interactive stations, where functional parts could be handled, again made this year's Arburg trade fair appearance a real crowd puller.


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