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BIO-BASED POLYMERS
Moderate growth worldwide / Forecast of 10% capacity increase in Europe by 2022
RÖCHLING
German plastics processor in fine fettle / Only minor problems for CEO Knaebel
Global production capacity of bio-based polymers is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of around 3-4% between 2017 and 2022, continuing the trend seen from 2014 to 2017 and... (18.06.2018)
Despite all the hostility towards diesel, plastic tanks for selective catalytic reduction are driving sales of the automotive segment at Röchling significantly. Hanns-Peter Knaebel... (15.06.2018)
INDIA
Ban on single-use plastics from 2022 / “CleanSeas” campaign and clean up of historic monuments
DOWDUPONT
Capacity expansion for “Tyvek” in Luxembourg / New line to start in 2021
This year’s “World Environment Day” on 5 June, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and hosted by the government of India, provided the backdrop for a plethora of pledges... (15.06.2018)
DowDuPont plans to invest more than USD 400m to expand capacity for “Tyvek” nonwoven materials at its Luxembourg site. The project being pursued by the conglomerate’s DuPont Safety &... (14.06.2018)
BAVARIA YACHTBAU
Largest German boat manufacturer to be restructured under self-administration / Search for investor
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Ikea sets 2020 target to remove disposable plastics in restaurants/ Switzerland makes no move to follow EU's proposal for single-use products / Plastic straws essential for some people
For one of Europe’s top, and Germany's largest, manufacturers of sailing yachts and motor boats, Bavaria Yachtbau, the anxious times are far from over. At the end of April, the... (14.06.2018)
Ikea has announced voluntary commitments to "inspire sustainable living." By 2020, the furniture giant aims to remove all single-use plastic products, such as plates and cutlery, from its... (14.06.2018)
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