Industry News

Overview: Industry News

Page of 11

PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Call for separate recycling stream for biodegradable plastics / More investment in infrastructure needed in Europe

17/10/2017

Industry association European Bioplastics is echoing a call from Plastics Recyclers Europe to establish separate streams for recycling biodegradable plastics in order to improve waste management efficiency. While biodegradable plastics ...
Read more

POLYPIPE: David Hall retires in October / Martin Payne new CEO

17/10/2017

Long-standing Polypipe CEO David Hall retired on 2 October, as already announced in May 2017. He is succeeded by former CFO Martin Payne. Payne had been CFO at Polypipe since 2016, and previously served as group finance director at ...
Read more

CHINA: New environmental tax will affect enterprises throughout the country / Small cost impact for plastics producers / Facilities require less polluting technologies

17/10/2017

On 25 December 2016, China's National People's Congress announced the "PRC Environmental Protection Tax Law" will go into force 1 January 2018. With the idea of "replacing fees with taxes" as its guiding principle, market experts ...
Read more

FAKUMA: Plastics trade fair opens its doors in Germany

17/10/2017

"Welcome to Friedrichshafen!" is being heard once again. The 25th "Fakuma" trade fair opens its doors this morning in Friedrichshafen / Germany. Around 1,880 exhibitors from 37 nations - more than ever before - are waiting for over ...
Read more

ADDIVANT: New antioxidants for PP compounds and regrind

16/10/2017

US speciality additives supplier Addivant has launched a new series of antioxidants for PP compounders and recyclers. The "Ultranox" 800 series of antioxidants have good storage properties at high temperatures, as well as improved ...
Read more

SPAIN: Increase in machine sales / "Equiplast" attendance points to economic upswing of Spanish plastics sector

16/10/2017

The Spanish plastics and rubber industry is experiencing an economic upswing. This is also reflected in the increasing sales of plastics machinery - especially extruders - according to the organisers of the 18th "Equiplast" plastics and ...
Read more

RECYCLING UK: Consumers want drinks packaging that is recyclable / YouGov poll

16/10/2017

More than half of UK consumers would choose to buy a drink from a plastic bottle that can be recycled rather than one made from unrecyclable material, according to new research by YouGov. The study found that 51% of consumers wanted to ...
Read more

CHILE: On track to ban plastic bags in coastal cities / Initiatives around the country to minimise waste / Ten companies commit to promoting recycled plastic packaging

16/10/2017

During the United Nations' general assembly in New York / USA in September 2017, the president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced plans to introduce a plastic bag ban in all coastal cities in Chile. The ban is to take effect ...
Read more

Lanxess: Price increase for brominated flame retardants

16/10/2017

The Additives business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS globally increases the prices for its polydibromostyrene products (PDBS) and its branded decadibromophenyl..
Read more

OCSIAL: Nanotube production facility in Luxembourg to be built

16/10/2017

With support from the Luxembourg government, OCSiAl is planning to build a production facility for single-wall carbon nanotubes and a centre for applied nanotechnology in Differdange / Luxembourg. The first stage of the facility is ...
Read more
Page of 11