Italian machinery exports slow down ahead of K 2016
Imports to Italy's plastics market increased to €390m in the first half of 2016, but export markets for Italian machinery producers have weakened, says Assocomaplast.
Nolato buys Switzerland-based medical moulder
The acquisition of syringe barrel manufacturer Treff moves Nolato into German-speaking Europe.
Lanxess to boost additives with acquisition of Chemtura
Lanxess is set to nearly treble the size of its additives business with the takeover of flame retardants and lubricant additives group Chemtura. The deal's enterprise value is €2.4bn.
Säntis Packaging sells PET bottles business to Swiss start-up
Swiss group Säntis Packaging is selling its PET bottle blow moulding business to the newly formed Swiss company Bonapack for an undisclosed sum.
K 2016: Rapid develops Raptor granulators with modular design
At K 2016, leading granulator companies Rapid and Getecha are showing new and advanced technologies.