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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Basketball puts on new airs... minus the air.

08.03.2024

We love basketball. Ball is life, as they say: we eat, sleep, and breathe it. Weve torn up floorboards and shattered backboards, soaring to new heights built on dreams of sold-out nights, all in the name of the game. Our energetic ...
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AVIENT: Cap collaboration with Plastic Bank yields formulation with ocean-bound plastics

08.03.2024

US specialist for surface coatings, additives, and compounds Avient said it is collaborating with Canadian social recycling enterprise Plastic Bank in the development of a material formulation for luxury caps and closures containing ...
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AUTOMOTIVE: European suppliers applaud vote to adopt new EU patent regulation / Move protects R&D investment Clepa

08.03.2024

European suppliers to the regions car industry have welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to adopt standard essential patents regulation, which they say will ensure a solid legal framework, along with a non-discriminatory license ...
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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: European project aims to transform industrial areas into sustainable hubs / Focus on cutting energy use, waste emissions

07.03.2024

A new European Commission-backed project has been established to develop sustainable hubs in diverse industrial areas of the process industry by focusing on the key areas of resource efficiency, renewable energy production, and waste ...
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Follow-up: Environmental associations go to court once again over Ineos Project One / Destructive and completely unnecessary

06.03.2024

Developments connected with the billion euro cracker project Project One have been full of ups and downs for Ineos. After planning permission had first been withdrawn and then granted again, 14 environmental organisations working with ...
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BASF: Price increases for Standard Antioxidants and Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers for plastic applications

06.03.2024

Effective immediately or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing prices for Standard Antioxidants and Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers ("HALS”) for plastics applications globally..
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BASF: Launch of ChemCycling process in US / Chemically recycled products to be manufactured in Texas

06.03.2024

German chemicals and plastics giant BASF said it will establish its ChemCycling approach that processes plastics waste into ISSC Plus-certified recycled feedstocks in the US. The company said raw materials derived from conventional ...
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KRAIBURG: TPE compounds for automotive with minimum 73% recycled content

05.03.2024

German thermoplastic elastomer supplier Kraiburg TPE launched a new range of TPE elastomer products for automotive that contain at least 73% recycled content. The company said the new range is developed from a combination of various ...
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Trinseo: Significant price increases for Polystyrene and Copolymers

04.03.2024

Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider, and its affiliate companies in Europe announced today a price increase for all polystyrene (PS), ABS and SAN grades. Effective..
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PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY: Technical parts makers take stock of mixed 2023 / Sales slightly higher / Profits down, outlook gloomy

01.03.2024

2023 was a difficult year for German plastics processors, with industry association Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie reporting a 6% decline in turnover to EUR 72.5 bn. The volumes processed also shrank significantly, by 9% ...
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