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STYROPACK / JABLITE
Management buyout at two Synbra companies creates UK's largest EPS producer
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Restriction of lightweight bags passes European Parliament / Charges from end of 2018
Two management buyouts at Synbra Group have resulted in the establishment of the UK’s largest EPS producer. With the financial backing of Mobeus Equity Partners, the management of... (05.05.2015)
New rules approved in the final instance by the European Parliament on 28 April will restrict consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags with a thickness range of 15-50 µm to 90 per... (04.05.2015)
CAPS AND CLOSURES
Global market to grow by 5.6% per year to 2019 / Sophisticated products to boost growth
INTERVIEW
"Plethora of FM announcements difficult to comprehend" / IK general manager Ulf Kelterborn on the current situation
Global demand for caps and closures is forecast to grow by 5.6% per year to USD 58 bn in 2019, lifted by an increased use of sophisticated closure products for pharmaceutical and beauty... (04.05.2015)
Ulf Kelterborn, general manager of Germany's plastic packaging industry association Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen, talks to PIE about the current supply bottlenecks.... (30.04.2015)
EUROPEAN POLYAMIDE MARKET
Polymer consumption reaches about 1m t/y / Automotive industry as main driver
BIOME BIOPLASTICS
Launching GBP 3m development programme for industrial-scale production of bioplastics based on lignin / Feasibility study on extracting organic chemicals from lignocellulose
European polymer-grade polyamide consumption has risen by an average 3.1% per year in the last five years. A new study published by AWJ Plastics Consulting has found that 925,000 t of PA... (30.04.2015)
Biome Bioplastics, a subsidiary of Biome Technologies, is leading a GBP 3m three-year development programme to accelerate the production of new biomaterials sourced from lignin.... (29.04.2015)
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