Nova, Borealis, Total to form PE/ethylene JV
Nova Chemicals Corp. and Borealis AG are forming a joint venture with Total Petrochemicals that will include a new 1.35bn pound capacity polyethylene resin unit in Bayport, Texas.
Russia's Ivanovo PET plant: construction set to start this summer
A major project to build a new 200,000tpa PET polymer and polyester fibres complex in the Ivanovo region of western Russia has won top level approval and is set to take shape in mid 2017.
German machinery sector sees substantial growth in 2016 – VDMA
Continuing the “positive trend of the past few years”, German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers saw substantial growth in sales in 2016, according to trade group VDMA.
Schulman adding capacity in Europe
A. Schulman Inc. will brighten up its European business by adding colour concentrate capacity in Hungary, Italy and Poland.
Polymark PET sorting technology is ready for wider audience
Partners in the Polymark project say that its technical development is just the “starting point” for the technology which identifies and sorts higher value elements, particularly PET, in the plastics waste stream.