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EU council passes legislative package / Landfilling to be phased out by 2030
Nation-wide circular economy plan released / Aim to recycle all plastics by 2025
Following approval of the plans by the European Parliament in April, the European Council has now given its blessing to the legislative package that establishes rules for waste management... (25.05.2018)
Towards recycling 100% of plastics by 2025 – France’s circular economy roadmap “Feuille de route pour l’économie circulaire” was unveiled on 23 April 2018 by Ministère de la Transition... (24.05.2018)
DSM exits caprolactam / Sale of the business to China's Highsun
Polyolefins affected by cost increases
DSM is moving to finally end its long engagement in the caprolactam market following its spin-off of the business in 2015 to ChemicaInvest. The 35:65 joint venture between the chemical... (24.05.2018)
Over the past few weeks, European trading prices for polyolefins have risen across the board. The increasing costs of the base material naphtha have made their mark, with prices rising by... (23.05.2018)
NPE 2018
US plastics show sets exhibitor and space record / Strong economic backdrop
Flms manufacturer increases capacities in China and Germany / Agricultural films expansion planned in Belgium
When the mammoth US trade fair "NPE: The Plastics Show" ended in Orlando, Florida, on 11 May, the industry was in an exceptionally positive mood. The organiser, the US Plastics Industry... (22.05.2018)
The RKW Group is strengthening its presence in China. In 2015, the group inaugurated a backsheet film production unit in Guangzhou, Guangdong / China – see PIEWeb of 25.06.2015. Recently,... (22.05.2018)
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