Prices drift lower following falling feedstock costs
In November, European standard thermoplastic prices, with the exception of polypropylene, were on a downward trend. Crude oil and naphtha costs have fallen sharply following a brief rally at the beginning of October. November feedstock contract...
Lanxess to invest €200m in flame retardants expansion
Lanxess AG is investing €200 million in strengthening its global asset base for flame retardant additives over the next three years.
UK study highlights role of 'convenience' in deposit return scheme
A study by the UK Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has found that convenience is the key feature in having a successful deposit return scheme (DRS) for drink containers.
Borealis strengthens European commitment by PP expansion plan
Austrian polyolefin manufacturer Borealis AG has announced plans for the expansion of its polypropylene production in Europe, in a bid to improve supply to European customers.
Brexit a factor in Schaeffler plant closures
German auto components supplier Schaeffler AG is closing two UK plants – at Plymouth (Barden Corp. Ltd) and Llanelli – in part due to Brexit, the global automotive and industrial supplier announced 6 Nov.