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PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Titanium dioxide: High volume of white pigment in plastics / Heavy spending in Asia-Pacific up to 2010 / China on the way to becoming largest customer / Saudis to buy Lyondell business
17.04.2007
HBPO
Seven new plants worldwide by 2008 / Sales up 28% / First order from BMW
28.02.2007
PLASTIC PIPE
Global demand to increase 4.4% a year to 2010 / Developing countries to outpace global growth
16.02.2007
BIODEGRADABLES
Annual growth rates of 22% forecast for biodegradable packaging / Fresh foods leads
14.02.2007
SAINT-GOBAIN
Industrial markets drive sales growth / Operating income falls / Owens Corning merger deal nears
07.02.2007
POLYMERS IN ELECTRONICS
Global growth slows / Shrinking European share / Southeast Asia rising strongly / New material formulations hampered by increasingly smaller products and EU restrictions / Rapra report
24.01.2007
PERLOS
4,000 jobs threatened worldwide / Finnish production plants to close / Focus on low end of mobile phone market
17.01.2007
GE PLASTICS
Business up for sale after all? / Burden of higher raw materials costs / Private equity buyer seems likely
09.01.2007
POLIMOON
Promens comes up with winning bid / Continuation as an independent company
03.01.2007
CARBON FIBRE
Reinforced plastics sales to grow 37% in next five years / More tow capacity will stimulate demand further
13.12.2006
POLIMOON
Takeover struggle between CapMan and Promens still a "cliffhanger" / Sale of rotomoulding business
15.11.2006
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Consumer habits, globalisation and demographic developments are changing the car-making world / Suppliers´ position improving / India now a sought-after partner for international players
30.10.2006
OWENS CORNING / SAINT-GOBAIN
Vetrotex America no longer included in merger plan
20.10.2006
OWENS CORNING / SAINT-GOBAIN
Merger in reinforcements and composites planned / Parts of Vetrotex to be included
03.08.2006
BERRY PLASTICS
Apollo and Graham Partners acquire firm for USD 2.25 bn / Management team to remain
04.07.2006
MANN + HUMMEL
Ambitious goals for 2008 / High costs continue to bite / Expansion in Czech Republic and India
26.06.2006
ARBURG
Machine manufacturer narrowly misses sales forecast
20.04.2006
DELPHI
Number of sub-suppliers slashed / Contracts with 2,850 firms expire / Bankruptcies feared
04.04.2006
PLASTICS IN WINTER SPORTS
Consolidation of alpine ski manufacturers expected to proceed despite long, snowy winter / Market players expect large production surplus / Trend towards protective headgear is shaping up
29.03.2006
REXAM
Group sales and profits increase / Plastics profitability falls / Acquisition of Airspray
28.02.2006
GEMPLUS
Merger with Axalto / New company to be called Gemalto / Smart cards market share of 40%
19.01.2006
COLLINS & AIKMAN
US consortium buys European plants / Two UK sites to close / Separate sale of Italian units
15.12.2005
PACKAGING
World caps and closures to grow by 5% to 2009
17.11.2005
ENGEL
Job cuts at Austrian plants / Western European order volume in decline / 2005 sales off slightly
17.11.2005
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Concentration in the supply sector continues / Are European players takeover targets, too?
03.11.2005
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