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PENNON GROUP: New plastics recycling facility to be fueled with non-recyclable plastics waste

14/06/2019

UK-based Pennon Group has announced a project to power its new GBP 65m plastics recycling plant using electricity produced from plastics waste. The company says this move will create a true circular economy energy park at its site in ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Swimming the Garbage Patch Redux?

14/06/2019

There are special commemoration or activist, if you will calendars for those who celebrate holidays as they fall. If youd looked at one on 8 June, youd have seen it was World Ocean Day. But even without a calendar you couldnt ...
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PLASTICS WASTE: FEAD issues criteria for European Commission study on reinforcing packaging requirements / Product design, market issues and technology key areas of focus

14/06/2019

The European Federation for Waste Management and Environmental Services has prepared a list of the main criteria that it believes the European Commission should take into account in reinforcing the essential requirements for packaging ...
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BIOFIBRE: Bioplastics compounder acquires WPC and sheet producer Naftex

13/06/2019

Natural fibre and bioplastics compounder Biofibre, a subsidiary of machinery manufacturer LWB-Steinl, has acquired 80% of wood plastic composite producer Naftex. The companies did not provide any information on the purchase price. ...
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SABIC: Compounded resins from chemically recycled PET bottles launched / Higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties

13/06/2019

Chemicals group Sabic has introduced its LNP Elcrin iQ portfolio of PBT compounded resins derived from rPET. The company uses a chemical processing technology that delivers benefits such as good chemical resistance, colourability, high ...
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SINGLE-USE PLASTICS: Canadian government proposes SUP ban from 2021 / Based on European model

13/06/2019

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government will ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021. Although the government has yet to decide exactly which products will be banned, it will likely include items such ...
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SUEZ: Recycling plant in Thailand for 30,000 t/y of PE film scrap

12/06/2019

French waste management group Suez is building a recycling plant in Thailands Bang Phli district, near Bangkok, to convert 30,000 t/y of locally collected PE film waste into high-quality secondary materials for the plastics processing ...
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BODO MÖLLER CHEMIE: German distributor plans to advance its business with solutions for e-cars

12/06/2019

Speciality chemicals distributor Bodo Möller Chemie has launched its Future Automobile Solutions initiative. With this move, the company is demonstrating the extent of its portfolio beyond adhesives its main driver in addition to ...
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EVONIK: Agreement with Evolve to develop thermoplastics for 3D printing / Aim to broaden range of materials for Evolve's STEP process / Initial focus on PA and PEBA

12/06/2019

Evonik and additive manufacturer Evolve Additive Solutions have entered into an agreement to work together on formulating Evoniks thermoplastics for use in Evolves selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process. The US ...
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HP: Investment in plastics washing line in Haiti to tackle marine litter / Recycled waste used in ink cartridges

11/06/2019

US technology firm HP has announced plans to invest USD 2 bn in a new plastics washing line in Haiti that will allow the company to produce cleaner, higher quality recycled plastics locally for use in its products. The washing line, ...
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