Röchling Group Expanding Worldwide

The Röchling Group reported that sales increased 22.8 percent the first quarter 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Read more

New Study of European Plastic Pipe Market Released

EPDA members AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH and Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. are among 135 European pipe manufacturers listed within a Ceresana Research market study which analyzes the plastic pipe market in 30 European countries. For more information, visit the Ceresana website, or the Ceresana press release.

Interviews Offer Insight Into VinylPlus

Those interested in learning more about VinylPlus, the sustainability initiative of the European PVC industry, can now download a series of YouTube interviews with industry leaders. Read more

Project Launched to Develop New Polymer Battery

EuropeanPlasticsNews.com reports that a European Union (EU)-funded research project is underway to develop a polymer-zinc car battery that is superior to existing batteries in the areas of weight, safety and environmental friendliness. Read more

Videos Spread Buzz About Plastics

• The European Petrochemical Association’s (EPCA) YouTube video, “It’s All About You,” continues to generate positive attention and interest in science and the plastics industry. The video, which supports the International Year of Chemistry 2011, showcases how plastics have benefitted people worldwide. Watch here

• PlastEurope.com reports that a film directed by Ramin Bahrani has also spiked some interest. The film is about a discarded plastic bag “struggling with its immortality … ventures through the environmentally barren remains of America as it searches for its maker.” Watch here