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UK expected to break away from ECHA and EU Reach

UK expected to break away from ECHA and EU Reach

The UK is no longer seeking associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) after it departs the EU customs union umbrella next year, meaning that the country will have its own regulatory framework post-Brexit.


Celanese files anti-dumping petition with the European Commission against KPIC

Celanese files anti-dumping petition with the European Commission against KPIC

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announces it has filed a petition with the European Commission’s Directorate-General For Trade seeking Anti-Dumping duties on imports of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) from Korea Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd. (KPIC) of Seoul, South Korea, into the European Union.


Plastics industry - long way to recovery

Plastics industry - long way to recovery

It was expected that the lifting of the restrictions would not bring an immediate recovery. Moreover, in some cases, the relaxation and lifting of stay at home restrictions has led to a reduction in demand and associated production.


interpack 2020 postponed

interpack 2020 postponed

Messe Düsseldorf is postponing the leading international trade fair interpack. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021.


Plastics Recycling Show Europe postponed

Plastics Recycling Show Europe postponed

The organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) have announced the postponement of PRSE 2020, scheduled to take place on 25 and 26 March 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam, in the light of the evolving novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.


VinylPlus Sustainability Forum postponed

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum postponed

Due to the growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID19) and travel restrictions to Italy, the organisers of the 2020 VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) have made a strategic decision to postpone.


Italian companies working at full capacity, despite coronavirus

Italian companies working at full capacity, despite coronavirus

In consideration of the measures adopted by the Government with regard to the spread of coronavirus, Amaplast underlines that to date its member companies have implemented all the actions required by legislation to protect the health and safety of their employees.