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BASF: Plastic Additives Middle East appoints new Managing Director for Bahrain

17/09/2018

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East (PAME), the state-of-the-art production facility for customer-specific antioxidant blends (CSB) in Bahrain, named Michael Wille its new Managing..
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ips: New underwater granulating systems for Delta plastics

17/09/2018

ips Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions GmbH & Co. KG in Niedernberg, Germany, has recently started offering underwater pelletizing systems in addition to individually aligned..
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Back in time with the speed of a bullet

14/09/2018

Its an odd world we live in. After vacuum-cleaner manufacturer Dysons plans for an electric vehicle, the Russian icon Kalashnikov known by most for their assault rifle "AK-47" seems to be stepping up its game as well, entering this ...
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MARINE LITTER: World Cleanup Day to tweak awareness / Ocean Cleanup vessel launched to clean the Garbage Patch in the Pacific

14/09/2018

In the northern hemisphere at least, summer is nodding off to autumn and temperatures are cooling. But on 15 September 2018, hordes of people from 150 countries worldwide are expected to hit the beaches again to clean them of litter ...
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RESEARCH: Finnish project to develop small, mobile factory to remove marine plastic waste / VTT unit to contain plastic-eating microbes / Plan for pilot unit in Baltic Sea in 2021

14/09/2018

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a mini, mobile factory that will contain plastic-eating microbes to remove plastic waste from oceans. Called "PlastBug", the projects aim is to develop a container-based factory ...
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ANL PLASTICS: New facilities for PET and PE packaging start up in France / Automated warehouse to open in 2019

14/09/2018

Thermoformed plastic packaging producer ANL Plastics has started up new a 4.000 m2 facility in Cahors / France. The unquantified investment in revamping of existing facilities to expand overall space also includes a new 2,000 m2 ...
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OCEAN POLYMERS: Non-binding MoU with Saudi partner / Land and marine based recycling solutions

13/09/2018

Recycling technology start-up Ocean Polymers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an unnamed leading corporation based in Saudi Arabia to cooperate on projects involving new and renewable energy technologies in the Gulf ...
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EXXONMOBIL: Plans to build cracker and polyolefins units in China / Start-up expected in 2023

13/09/2018

ExxonMobil plans to build a 1.2m t/y flexible feed steam cracker and downstream PE and PP plants in Guangdong / China. Start-up of the multibillion dollar project is planned for 2023, although a final investment decision has not yet ...
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AGILYX: Technology developed to convert plastic waste into cracker feedstocks / Several chemical recycling projects

12/09/2018

Plastics recycling company Agilyx has expanded its capabilities to include the production of feedstocks for the manufacture of olefins. This means that waste plastic can be recycled to produce feedstocks for crackers, and the olefins ...
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AVERY DENNISON: Recycled PET liners for labelling industry to be launched in Europe

12/09/2018

In October 2018, Avery Dennison is planning to Launch in Europe a liner made from recycled PET. The move reflects the companys commitment to find more sustainable solutions for the labelling industry. The company says the new rPET liner ...
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