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Exit from resins business / Plans of selling butanediol production at Marl
Study finds lightweight LDPE bags have lowest environmental impact / Independent life cycle assessment in Denmark
In an attempt to focus more on speciality chemicals, resins producer Ashland is considering alternatives to its composites activities, and the sale of its 1,4-butanediol production... (22.03.2018)
An independent life cycle assessment of grocery carrier bags materials has shown that plastics have the overall lowest impact to environment. The Danish environmental protection agency,... (22.03.2018)
Production up 2% in 2017 / Outlook positive, with stable demand
Slovenian home appliance manufacturer is divesting recycling subsidiary
European production of tubes rose by about 2% in 2017, and demand has been stable so far this year, said the European Tube Manufacturers Association. Etma members, which account for some... (21.03.2018)
Household appliances manufacturer Gorenje is planning to sell its waste and recycling subsidiary Surovina. By 16 March 2018, the company said it had received seven non-binding offers... (21.03.2018)
Net profit up nearly two-fold in 2017 / Turkish petchem group names Murad Abdullayev as deputy general for digitalisation
Polyolefins trading prices in reverse gear
Turkish petrochemical group Petkim told local media that its 2017 net profit rose 93% to TRY 1.4 bn, thanks to an oil price drop, the Turkish lira depreciation and a production increase.... (21.03.2018)
After the European trading prices for polyolefins, and especially for PP, had continued to rise until mid-February, they headed downward again at the end of the month after remaining... (20.03.2018)
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