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Clariant and Neste join forces to develop sustainable industrial solutions

Clariant has signed an agreement for a new partnership with Neste, the world's leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions.

Borealis supports Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution

Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed The New Plastics Economy's 'A Line in the Sand'- Global commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source.

Polydist UK and Sabic announce strategic relationship

Polydist UK became an official UK distributor for Sabic's Specialties products range from 10th of August 2018.


Trade war will have a substantial impact on plastics industry

The trade war between the US and China which has escalated to the point where punitive tariffs are being levied on goods valued at USD 50 bn, could heat up further.

Pipelife takes over Isoterm, the specialist in pre-insulated pipes

Pipelife Norge takes over Isoterm AS, a producer of frost-resistant and pre-insulated plastic pipes based in Norway.

BASF to expand production capacity for Irganox 1010

BASF plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland.

Alfred Stern - new CEO of Borealis

Borealis Supervisory Board announces the appointment of Alfred Stern as new CEO following on from their highly regarded CEO, Mark Garrett, who has decided to step down.

Future of Polyolefins Summit - Closing Registration 12th January 2018

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 6th annual Future of Polyolefins Summit will be taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany on 17-18 January 2018.

Revised Design for Recycling Guidelines for polyolefin packaging

An updated version of Design for Recycling Guidelines developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe is now available. The amended guidelines differentiate between the coloured and non-coloured polyolefin packaging.

KraussMaffei Berstorff to expand its market position in Russia

Modernization through space-saving solution concepts for 3-layer HDPE pipes. Newcomer invests in KraussMaffei Berstorff PVC pelletizing system.

 K celebrates its 65th anniversary

On 11. October 1952, 65 years ago to the day, Messe Düsseldorf opened the first K – the trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry.

Inauguration of SABIC new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant

SABIC continues global growth with innovative polypropylene ventures in Europe

Borealis, Nova, Total to form PE/ethylene JV

Borealis and NOVA Chemicals enter Preliminary Agreement with Total to meet growing global demand for polyethylene

Next-generation LLDPE packaging based on WESTON 705

A new generation of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) packaging.

Record year for Borealis

Borealis delivers another record year with a net profit of EUR 1.1 billion in 2016.