Nordic News in Brief - April 2020

Plastic news from the Nordic countries in short format for our international readers.

Unique in its kind

Sweden: Researchers at Chalmers University have discovered a way to make rubber-like polymeric material with unique properties, which can replace human tissue. The polymeric base is the same as in PMMA, but the polymeric components have been designed to give new and unique properties.

Together they will be a stronger card

Sweden: Inplastor has acquired Plastic Printing Scandinavia. The two companies merged under the new company name Inplastor, Masters of Plastic Printing. The acquisition was completed on January 15, 2020.

Reusable cotton swab

Denmark: The company LastSwab has developed an alternative to cotton swabs that is reusable up to 1000 times. The product, Q-tip, has been developed with the aim of reducing the use of disposable articles. The product is designed in two different versions.

Danish Group on Norwegian ground

Norway: Saxe Group strengthens its position in Scandinavia through newly formed Saxe Plast Teknikk AS in Norway. The independent company is headquartered outside Drammen. Main focus is sales of injection molding machines from KraussMaffei.

Placell now a KB company

Sweden: The industrial group KB Components has acquired Placell AB, which will be integrated into the groups European injection molding operations. The new name of the acquired company is KB Components Placell AB.

Initiates recycling of WEEE plastic

Sweden: Recipo, a Nordic Economic Association, has opened a recycling plant for plastic from electrical and electronic waste in Riga, Latvia. The player thus becomes the second player in Northern Europe to work on this.

High valued supply agreement

Sweden: Nexam Chemical and Diab have signed a supply agreement for 2020-2021. The total sales value amounts between100 and 120 million SEK for the current years. The agreement includes the delivery of Nexam´s performance enhancing additive Nexamite, which is part of Diab's PET foam products.

Halter certain parts of the production

Sweden: Nolato AB has decided to halter the production of automotive-related products for a period of time. Approximately 10 % of the Nolato Group’s sales is generated from the automotive industry.

Swedish production moved after sale

Denmark: Tinby A/S has acquired the production and stock of Swedish Isotec in Mora AB. In connection with the acquisition, the Swedish company's production is moved to Tinby's production facilities in Denmark and Poland. In connection with the acquisition, the subsidiary Tinby Isotec AB is established with responsibility for sales and customer projects in the Swedish market.

Huge response in times of crises

Denmark: The Danish Plastic Industry Association called on Danish plastic companies to assist in the production of protective equipment. In just a few days almost thirty companies announced their interest to help to ensure a safe supply of protective equipment for health care in Denmark.

Notice at Lundins

Sweden: Trioplast-owned Bengt Lundin AB notifies 27 of the company's total employees of dismissal. The reason is stated to be the reduced sales of carrier bags in Sweden. The company expects a fall in production against the Swedish market of about 30 percent as a result of the tax on plastic bags that will come into force on 1 May 2020.

100 % green energy

Denmark: Melitek´s energy consumption will in the future exclusively be renewable energy from wind turbines. This corresponds to a total carbon dioxide saving of almost 1000 ton of carbon dioxide annually based on the company's current consumption.

Strengthens its portfolio

Sweden: Skärpverktyg AB, a distributor of special tools for workshops and toolmakers, has since February been appointed agent for Makino Europe GmbH, in Sweden.

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