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INEOS STYROLUTION: PS recycling project with Agilyx in USA

13/12/2019

Ineos Styrolution and plastics recycling company Agilyx are progressing plans to develop a chemical recycling plant for polystyrene in Channahon, Illinois / USA. The facility which will use Agilyxs proprietary chemical recycling ...
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PLASTIC FANTASTIC: Bag shaming taken to new dimensions

13/12/2019

The shame game has at least partly superseded the blame game as the 21st centurys favourite pastime. As credos go, it can make people want to do penance for damage potentially done to the environment, even without the religious ...
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ITC PACKAGING: Spanish specialist invests EUR 9m into plant upgrade and expansion / New HQ and innovation centre

13/12/2019

Following ITC Packagings completed an expansion and renovation of its production site in Ibi earlier this year see Plasteurope of 28.05.2019 the rigid packaging manufacturer is planning further upgrades with a EUR 9m investment. The ...
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YEAR IN REVIEW 2019: Locking arms and looking ahead

12/12/2019

In just a few weeks it will be time to grab a glass of something bubbly and reflect on the past 12 months. The KI Group has distilled notable stories in a retrospective of the past year. Read all about it in PIEs Year In Review 2019. The ...
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ANELLOTECH: Process technology for chemical Recycling of plastic waste / Development program expanded / Commercial plant construction planned in 2020

12/12/2019

Technology company Anellotech, has developed the Plas-TCat process to convert mixed-waste plastics directly into commodity chemicals such as olefins, alkanes and aromatics benzene, toluene and xylene. These can be used to make new ...
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BASF: Bio-based colour masterbatch launched for rPE

12/12/2019

BASF has introduced a new bio-based masterbatch for recycled polyethylene under the name Sicolen B that rounds out its Colors & Effects portfolio and makes a contribution to the three solutions currently being developed to make ...
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Recycling of hospital waste / Product design, collection and sorting remain challenges / Workshop in Denmark

11/12/2019

The opportunities and challenges of recycling hospital plastics waste were discussed at a workshop held in Copenhagen / Denmark on 25 November 2019. Held at the Danish Technological Institute, delegates heard that interest in recycling ...
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ESSENTRA EXTRUSION: Renaming after acquisition by Inter Primo

11/12/2019

Essentra Extrusion will be acquiring a new name after being taken over by profile manufacturer Inter Primo. The Netherlands-based business will operate on the market under the name Enitor Primo. Essentra Extrusion has not announced when ...
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Gerresheimer opens a new plant for the production of pharmaceutical primary plastic packaging in China

11/12/2019

A new plant for producing plastic pharmaceutical packaging has been set up in the Chinese city of Changzhou to help satisfy the high demand for Gerresheimer's primary packaging in..
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COVERIS: New film in Duralite range is recyclable and contains recyclate

11/12/2019

Packaging manufacturer Coveris has launched Duralite R shrink film. It is a low-gauge, high-strength, high-clarity film containing up to 50% post-consumer recyclate and additional pre-consumer top-up material. The film is also 100% ...
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