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RAW MATERIALS: IVK Europe warns of raw material shortage, rising prices / Association to monitor situation, political courses of action

23/06/2021

The Germany-based industry association of companies producing sheets made of plastics and caoutchouc, Industrieverband Kunststoffbahnen Europe, has expressed concern over the ongoing shortage of raw materials and rising prices in the ...
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INEOS: Chemicals giant partners with French dairy group / Production of advanced recycled milk bottles

23/06/2021

UK chemicals giant Ineos has teamed up with dairy brand Lactel, which is owned by Lactalis International, to manufacture what they call advanced recycled plastic milk bottles. A trial run of 140,000 bottles produced from rHDPE will be ...
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FACE MASK RECYCLING: Pilot project by Sabic, P&G, Fraunhofer for closed-loop recycling of single-use masks

23/06/2021

Chemicals and plastics giant Sabic, has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT and consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble on a circular economy pilot project to explore the ...
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Colorado nears ban on point-of-sale plastic bags, take-away EPS containers

23/06/2021

Lawmakers in the US state of Colorado have passed a bill banning plastic bags and expandable polystyrene carryout containers starting in January 2024, with the legislation now headed for the governors desk for final approval. A number of ...
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PLAST-BOX: New logistics centre near Warsaw / Packaging with high recycled content

22/06/2021

Plastic packaging manufacturer Plast-Box has opened a new 3,800 m2 warehouse and logistics centre near Warsaw that will handle deliveries in south-eastern and central Poland and serve as the hub for the groups Plast-Box packaging and ...
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BASF: Recyclability of multilayer films with PA 6 certified / Classified as fully recyclable under specific conditions

22/06/2021

The German institute for recyclability and product responsibility Cyclos-HTP has completed a series of tests to reassess the recyclability of PA 6 in coextruded PE-PA 6-multilayer film structures in post-consumer packaging waste. The ...
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PACTIV EVERGREEN: Former Reynolds Group sees sharp drop in foodservice packaging sales / Michael King new CEO

22/06/2021

Packaging group Pactiv Evergreen has reported a drop in sales of around 10% to USD 4.69 bn for the 2020 financial year. Adjusted EBITDA plummeted some 11% year-on-year to USD 615m. The group, which produces food service packaging made ...
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SK CHEMICALS: PCR in copolyester more than doubled / Material for cosmetics market meets recycling guidelines

22/06/2021

SK Chemicals has introduced grades of its Ecotria copolyesters containing up to 70% post-consumer material versus the 30% in versions introduced last year, according to Germany-based Biesterfeld, which distributes the companys ...
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EVENTS: SPE's biennial Thermoforming Conference 2021 to be held virtually and in-person

21/06/2021

The European Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers has announced that its biennial SPE Thermoforming Conference will take place virtually and in-person in the US city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, from September 20 ...
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NESTE / LYONDELLBASELL: Finnish company to supply renewable feedstock to US resin maker / Deal latest step in partnership

21/06/2021

Neste and US polyolefin giant LyondellBasell have announced a long-term commercial agreement under which the American resin maker will source the Finnish companys Neste RE feedstock made from 100% renewable bio-based sources. The ...
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