Fervent M&A activities and growing imports are shaping the European polymer distribution market

Published: May 2021 AMI, Bristol, 07/06/21 – A new report from AMI Consulting published in May 2021 quantifies and analyses the European polymer distribution market and examines the most recent industry dynamics. The 2021 edition of AMI’s Polymer distribution in Europe report is the result of an extensive research programme, providing a detailed independent assessment of this […]

Ascend expands HiDura™ LCPA production capacity

New capacity brought online to meet growing demand HOUSTON – June 9, 2021 – Ascend Performance Materials has expanded production capacity for HiDura long-chain polyamides in its Greenwood, S.C., plant. The multi-million dollar expansion will help the company meet growing demand for its new product line. Launched in Nov. 2020, Ascend’s HiDura PA610 and 612 […]

Biesterfeld brings SK Chemicals’ sustainable copolyesters to the global cosmetics industry

SK Chemicals launches new, sustainable product solutions from the ECOTRIA® brand onto the market. Following the successful establishment in the cosmetics industry of ECOTRIA® R100 and ECOTRIA® R200 products, which contain up to 30% PCR material, SK Chemicals and Biesterfeld are now presenting new product types with up to 70% PCR content in the form […]

Registration opens for Label Congress 2021

Three days of high-level conference and masterclass content to runalongside exhibition hall in Rosemont, IL this September. Registration is now open for Label Congress 2021, the first in-personnetworking and educational event for the US label industry since the startof the Covid-19 pandemic. the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Chicago, IL betweenSeptember 29th and […]

Packaging challenges of rapid urbanisation

OQ has hosted food packaging industrialists at a webinar exploring the contribution that highgrade polymers can make to enhancing environmental sustainability in food processing and packaging during an age of rapid urbanisation. The webinar reflects global concerns raised by the United Nations: a third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. The UN […]

FRAUNHOFER, SABIC, AND PROCTER & GAMBLE JOIN FORCES IN CLOSED-LOOP RECYCLING PILOT PROJECT FOR SINGLE-USE FACEMASKS

The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE and its Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT have developed an advanced recycling process for used plastics. The pilot project with SABIC and Procter & Gamble serves to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling for single-use facemasks. Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC and Procter & […]

TotalEnergies, MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A. and Froneri announce the commercial launch of bio-based ice cream plastic cups made from Certified Renewable Polypropylene

Paris, June 16, 2021 –TotalEnergies, MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A. and Froneri join forces to develop a sustainable food packaging made from Certified Renewable Polypropylene. The multinational ice cream manufacturer Froneri -Joint Venture between Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream -has placed an order with MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A for 100 million plastic cups made from TotalEnergies […]

Clariant completes its divestment program by reaching agreement to divest its Pigments business

Definitive agreements signed by a consortium of Heubach Group and SK Capital Partners to acquire Clariant’s Pigments business Enterprise Value of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million, representing a 10.7x to 11.4x stand-alone adjusted EBITDA multiple per April 2021 (LTM) depending on an earn-out payment of CHF 50 million Clariant will be reinvesting for […]