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SIG COMBIBLOC
Carton packaging producer plans record investment in European facilities / Significant job cuts at group headquarters
FACC
Composite producer's long-term CEO Stephan forced to resign
In response to strong competition in the beverage packaging market, carton packaging producer SIG Combibloc intends to carry out extensive modernisation works at its European facilities... (31.05.2016)
Although the reaction of the Chinese owner of airplane supplier and composites specialist FACC to the company’s EUR 50m bust was late in coming, when it did arrive, it came with a bang.... (31.05.2016)
ASAHI KASEI
Second performance plastics production facility opened in the US
RÖCHLING
Expansion project at Czech site of Koprivnice completed / More capacity for injection moulded automotive parts
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Chemicals, has opened a 30,000 t/y facility for the production of “Thermylene” PP, “Leona” PA 6.6 and other performance... (30.05.2016)
On May 24, Röchling officially dedicated the new facilities at its Czech automotive plant in Koprivnice near Ostraca. Overall, the production area has increased by 2,600 m² to 4,200 m²,... (30.05.2016)
FRANCE
Strikes widened to include nuclear plants / Refinery blockade hits plastics converters
ELOPAK
Nippon Paper secures licence to produce “Pure-Pak” drinks cartons in Japan / Coatings based on renewable PE
As the French trade unions expand their strike to include nuclear power plants, the nationwide unrest is gathering fresh momentum – see PIEWeb of 26.05.2016. The union CGT said as many as... (27.05.2016)
Nippon Paper Industries has secured a licence agreement with Norwegian packaging group Elopak to introduce the latter’s “Pure-Pak” beverage cartons into the Japanese market. Elopak said... (27.05.2016)
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