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RESINEX: Distribution of Premix's electrically conductive compounds extended to Austria, Germany and Switzerland

19/02/2020

Plastics distributor Resinex is selling Premixs electrically conductive and static dissipative Pre-Elec compounds in Austria, Germany and Switzerland since early 2020. Resinex is already a distributor for Premix in Russia. The ...
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FOREVER PLAST: Ineos teams up with Italian recycler / Hybrid plastics from PE bottle caps

19/02/2020

The Olefins & Polymers Europe" division of Ineos has entered into a partnership with recyclate manufacturer Forever Plast in a bid to achieve its own ambitious circular-economy targets. The companies have together developed a new ...
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CHEMONE: Energy group plans aromatics complex in Malaysia / Major volumes of paraxylene and benzene for the Chinese market

19/02/2020

Additional production is being planned at the Pengerang site in Malaysia, where Petronas Rapid refinery and petchem project with polyolefin lines has been constructed over the past few years see Plasteurope of 11.01.2019. Nearby the ...
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KOMPUESTOS: Three bioplastics launched / Biodegradable in water

19/02/2020

Compounder Kompuestos has launched three bioplastics that are completely biodegradable under natural freshwater conditions. The three products in its Okean bioplastics range are made of maize, potato and other renewable sources. ...
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PET: Over 300 attendees at latest Petcore Europe conference / Agreement that EU's SUP directive focuses too much on plastics

18/02/2020

Petcore Europes annual conference took place from 5-6 February 2020 in Brussels, where more than 300 delegates attended the event. On the first day, Andy Grant gave an overview of the PET market, including collection and recycling. A ...
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PORTUGAL: Country joins global "Plastics Pact" network / Commitment to 2025 targets

18/02/2020

Portugal has become the latest country to join the global Plastics Pact network, a platform launched in 2018 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to exchange learning and best practices to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. ...
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BOREALIS: Launch of ADCA-free HDPE grade / Blowing agent to be restricted under REACH

18/02/2020

Borealis has launched a grade of HDPE that is free from blowing agent azodicarbonamide, which the European Chemicals Agency has classified as a substance of very high concern. The HE1355 grade is the worlds first chemically foamed, ...
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INEOS: Polyolefins from bio-based feedstock to be made in Cologne / UPM's "Bio Verno"

17/02/2020

Ineos has secured a new supply of renewable feedstock to push forward its burgeoning plans to produce a range of plastics with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, an idea it floated late last year see Plasteurope of ...
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PETCYCLE: German operator for reusable bottle system sees drop in sales in 2019 / Proportion of recyclate will soon reach 75%

17/02/2020

Petcycle has reported an 11.8% drop in sales for 2019, down to 1.035 bn bottles. The company, which operates the system in Germany whereby reusable PET bottles are returned in plastic crates, has identified three reasons for this: more ...
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COVERIS: Additional film capacity planned in Austria

17/02/2020

Austrian packaging manufacturer Coveris is investing in a five-layer extrusion line to expand its capability for producing wrap stretch films for agricultural applications. Coveris will install and commission the new line at its Kufstein ...
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