Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG) has completed the acquisition of Packaging Europe magazine and its associated website. more

May 4, 2017 11:46 AM Industry News

American lubricant maker Chemtura has been bought by Cologne-based Lanxess, for £2 billion. more

Apr 24, 2017 4:48 PM Industry News

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a leader in rigid plastic film and packaging solutions, has announced it is to acquire the LINPAC Group and subsidiaries for an undisclosed sum. more

Apr 7, 2017 4:00 PM Industry News



Keter Group, a global producer of resin-based household and garden consumer products, has acquired Banbury-based Stewart Plastics. more

Mar 28, 2017 12:14 PM Industry News

Excelsior Technologies, a food packaging supplier based in Deeside, North Wales, bought by Mondi for £33 million. more

Feb 13, 2017 2:29 PM Industry News

Zotefoams has announced full ownership of its joint venture company to produce a closed-cell foam insulation product for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries globally. more

Jan 6, 2017 9:58 AM Industry News

Canada-based converter, CCL Industries Inc. has announced it is to acquire the Innovia Group for €810 million (approx. £679.5m GBP) from managing shareholder, the Smithfield Group. more

Dec 20, 2016 9:40 AM Industry News

INEOS Styrolution is to acquire the K-Resin styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBC) business currently owned by joint venture owners Chevron Phillips Chemical and Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. more

Oct 31, 2016 4:41 PM Materials

LANXESS has announced its intention to acquire US-based Chemtura Corporation, a major global provider of flame retardant and lubricant additives. more

Sep 27, 2016 8:46 AM Industry News

Prisma Colour Ltd, a manufacturer and global supplier of colour and additive concentrates to the rubber, plastics and surface coatings industries, has announced the acquisition of two new businesses, Emsar Polymers and Adam Polymer Ltd. more

Sep 8, 2016 10:13 AM Industry News

Austrian standard parts manufacturer, Meusburger, has acquired hot runner specialist PSG Plastic Service GmbH. more

Jun 29, 2016 10:00 AM Machinery

RPC Group has agreed to buy British Polythene Industries (BPI) for £261m as it looks to gain a foothold in the European polythene films market. more

Jun 9, 2016 3:28 PM Industry News

Sicut Enterprises and Regain Polymers have signed exclusive agreement for the European manufacture of Sicut’s structural recycled plastic composites, including its railway sleeper, Ecotrax. more

Jun 8, 2016 4:15 PM Industry News

Borealis, a provider of polyolefin, base chemical and fertilizer solutions, has announced that it is set to acquire German plastics recycler mtm plastics and mtm compact. more

Jun 2, 2016 12:06 PM Industry News

Trelleborg, a provider of engineering polymer solutions, has finalised the acquisition of CGS Holding – a privately owned company with positions in agricultural, industrial and specialty tyres as well as engineered polymer solutions. more

Jun 1, 2016 3:18 PM Industry News

Teknor Apex has announced the acquisition of Plastic-Technologie-Service (PTS), a German-based custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) for an undisclosed amount. more

Apr 4, 2016 11:50 AM Materials

BASF is considering making a counterbid for DuPont, following the announcement of its merger with Dow Chemical in December, published reports suggest. more

Mar 7, 2016 10:26 AM Industry News

PolyOne has acquired certain TPE technologies and assets from Kraton Performance Polymers for $72 million USD (approx. £49.5m GBP) as it looks to expand its global footprint in thermoplastic elastomer innovation and design. more

Feb 3, 2016 2:04 PM Materials

Multi-national packaging company, Amcor, has acquired BPI China, the Chinese subsidiary of UK based British Polythene Industries PLC for US$13 million (approx. GBP £9million). more

Feb 1, 2016 4:34 PM Industry News

Building products manufacturer, Epwin Group, has bought Tamworth-based Stormking Plastics for £27million. more

Jan 14, 2016 3:32 PM Industry News

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