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ALPLA
Five more plants planned worldwide in 2006 / Expansion mainly in US and Asian markets.
23.02.2006
LUCITE
Charterhouse to sell MMA giant / Other private equity buyers said to be interested
16.02.2006
FIBERFIL
DSM divests North American PP compounding business / Company regains independence
02.02.2006
MILACRON
Targets for sales and earnings not reached / European production sites under scrutiny
20.10.2005
FORD
Number of suppliers to be cut drastically / Larger and longer-term orders envisaged
20.10.2005
DELPHI
US auto supplier files for chapter 11 protection / Plant closures, cuts in staff and benefits likely
20.10.2005
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Bankrupt suppliers flee into chapter 11 / Delphi and Collins & Aikman as new “super supplier”?
06.10.2005
BASELL
Alastian PO website launched in North America
22.09.2005
US AUTO INDUSTRY
Troubles at major suppliers almost the rule / Authorities request records of Collins & Aikman
08.09.2005
COLLINS & AIKMANN
Plastech bids USD 1 bn for C&A / Swift deal sought / Due diligence in the next month
25.08.2005
TICONA
Fortron jv to double PPS at Wilmington / US distribution pact with GEP is terminated
11.08.2005
PE FILM MARKET
Nafta market to reach 9m t by 2009 / Growth predicted despite industry consolidation
28.07.2005
LEAR
Job losses and relocation eastwards / Plant closures planned in Europe and North America
14.07.2005
VISTEON
Ford buys back 24 plants / Accepts major financial obligations / Completion by August
30.06.2005
CHISSO
Plant for glass-fibre reinforced PP compounds in US / European production onstream in 2008
16.06.2005
BASF
US and Canadian polystyrene business sold to Ineos / One plant and 140 staff will transfer
05.05.2005
CINCINNATI EXTRUSION
Back to the roots / Relocation in Cincinnati / Matthesius new head of the US company
27.01.2005
SOLVAY
Tripling of worldwide capacity for sulphone polymers / New plant to go on stream in 2006
13.01.2005
SMITHS GROUP
Acquisition of US, Chinese medical devices and seals manufacturers / Cash payments
23.12.2004
LAIRD PLASTICS
Acquisition by Blackfriars for USD 65m / New player will have 10% of the US shapes market
25.11.2004
US PACKAGING INDUSTRY
Plastics to pull even with paper by 2008
25.11.2004
BP OLEFINS
Takeover of Solvay stake in PE joint ventures / New petrochemicals spin-off based at Chicago
11.11.2004
HEYWOOD WILLIAMS
Agreement to sell US pipe business / Proceeds will be used to reduce corporate borrowings
28.10.2004
PACKAGING USA
Consumption of innovative plastics set to grow
30.09.2004
EASTMAN / VORIDIAN
New process from PX directly to PET / “Lowest cost” production / Conversion of US plant
30.09.2004
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