Global champion of plastics and rubber extrusion technology Davis-Standard has announced it has signed a deal to acquire leading cable and pipe processing company Maillefer. more

Aug 9, 2017 4:27 PM industry

Most-read European plastics headlines: July 2017

Inter-continental acquisitions, automotive events and anti-static polymer technology all feature in EPPM's top five most-read stories of the month. more

Jul 28, 2017 9:00 AM editor's blog



Austrian packaging specialist ALPLA has made its largest ever acquisition, buying out the leading African packaging company Boxmore Packaging. more

Jul 7, 2017 10:46 AM industry

Most-read European plastics headlines: June 2017

We're half way through the year and June brought us a perfect cross-section of the European plastics zeitgeist when we look at our most-read news. more

Jun 30, 2017 12:04 PM editor's blog

ALPLA is expanding its HDPE and PET bottle production business with the strategic acquisition of Propack. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:52 PM industry


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In its first strategic acquisition, Trinseo is to take over API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali, expanding its performance polymers business and global reach. more

Jun 16, 2017 10:50 AM industry

Röchling Engineering Plastics has published its intention to acquire experts in precision plastic parts processing Fischer Kunststoff Präzision. more

Jun 15, 2017 4:48 PM industry

Following the acquisition, BrunaSeals will become part of Tri-Seal, Tekni-Plex’s global closure liners business unit. more

May 23, 2017 2:04 PM industry


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April brought EPPM readers some fairly high-profile plastics news, including LANXESS' acquisition of Chemtura, Milliken and 3M being singled out among the most ethical companies on the planet. more

Apr 28, 2017 10:58 AM blog

LANXESS has completed its acquisition of Chemtura, one of the world's leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives. more

Apr 21, 2017 3:08 PM materials

Avery Dennison announces acquisition of speciality films maker Hanita Coatings. more

Mar 2, 2017 4:52 PM industry

The New Year has ushered in some big plans and big news for Bunting Magnetics, with a shrewd acquisition and a strategy that pinpoints untapped markets setting the growing company up for some serious growth in 2017. more

Feb 7, 2017 9:31 AM industry

ALPLA has acquired a Romanian PET producer. more

Feb 3, 2017 4:01 PM industry

Leading specialty chemicals company LANXESS has moved forward in its deal to acquire Chemtura. more

Feb 3, 2017 3:30 PM materials

Reifenhäuser’s niche tapes and turf businesses sold to Dietze+Schell, based in Coburg, Germany. more

Feb 2, 2017 4:41 PM industry

Kiefel has positioned itself as a stronger player in the automotive business in the US following Brueckner Group USA's decisive acquisition of Paragon Molds on January 1st 2017. more

Jan 18, 2017 10:18 AM industry

Bunting Magnetics has flexed its muscles as a leader in magnetic equipment by announcing its acquisition of Master Magnets, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment. more

Jan 5, 2017 3:11 PM industry


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Innovia, the company that produces the new plastic British five pound note has agreed to be acquired by Canadian label and packaging giant CCL Industries. more

Dec 29, 2016 10:00 AM industry

Avery Dennison is galvanising its strength in the coatings segment by acquiring Hanita Coatings, a pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates. more

Dec 21, 2016 2:31 PM industry

AkzoNobel has fortified its position as a global number one supplier in coatings after finalising its acquisition of BASF's global Industrial Coatings business. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:23 PM industry

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