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MAUSER: Increase in Turkish capacity for plastic drum, container production

24/09/2021

At its Turkish site in Gebze, Mauser Packaging Solutions said it is expanding production capacity for intermediate bulk containers and plastic drums. A new line for plastic drums is to be installed by the end of 2021, followed by a new ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: The kite that can tow a cargo ship

24/09/2021

Thanks to shipping freight rates climbing to new highs every week, hardly anyone has been talking about the environmental impact of cargo shipping of late. The topic was, however, very much a part of drawing-room discussions before the ...
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SAUDI ARAMCO: Namaat investment plan includes deals with Shell, Solvay, Veolia

24/09/2021

A joint venture and more than 20 memoranda of understanding are part of the Namaat programme, according to initiator Saudi Aramco, which said it is using the investments to spur value creation in sustainability, technology, advanced ...
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HEXPOL: Elastomer specialist invests almost EUR 6m in Sweden / TPE compound capacity to be raised to 80,000 t/y

23/09/2021

Hexpol plans to increase thermoplastic elastomer compounding capacity at its Swedish production facility in Åmål with an investment of some SEK 57m. A new hall, specifically for the production of medical products, is currently being ...
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ARTIFICIAL TURF: Sport Group, GBN-AGR to recycle synthetic grass in Europe / German reclaim plant under construction

23/09/2021

Germanys Sport Group recently established an artificial turf recycling company, FormaTurf, and signed a letter of intent with GBN-Artificial Grass Recycling to jointly develop infrastructure to reclaim artificial grass in Europe. With ...
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BASF: Plastic additives for mechanical recycling / Higher quality recyclate for films, moulded parts

23/09/2021

German chemical giant BASF has introduced its IrgaCycle range of additives, said to be tailored to the requirements of plastics recycling. Recyclers and processors can employ ready-to-use additive blends that are intended to improve ...
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DOW: Bio-based plasticisers for Crocs footwear / Food contact barrier shrink film by Bolloré made from circular polymers

23/09/2021

Chemical giant Dow recently announced that it will supply its Ecolibrium line of phthalate-free plasticisers made from nearly 100% renewable feedstocks to American footwear manufacturer Crocs, as part of a collaboration that is ...
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VEOLIA: German recycling site investing in the refinement of recycled HDPE / Light-coloured recyclate for packaging

22/09/2021

Using a new sorting module, German recycling specialist Multiport will be sorting HDPE regrind by colour in the future, and using it to make compounds according to customer specifications. It will be one of the first companies in Germany ...
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HUBER: Additives maker to acquire remaining shares in Magnifin JV

22/09/2021

Flame retardant and magnesium oxide manufacturer Magnifin Magnesiaprodukte seems destined to be completely owned by Huber. The US additives specialist recently announced plans to acquire the outstanding shares in the 50/50 joint venture ...
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Alpla takes over Spanish bottle manufacturer Plastisax

22/09/2021

The Alpla Group, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is taking over Plastisax S.L. The Spanish company produces plastic bottles for the cosmetics, home and..
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