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POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE: "Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019": Nine producers awarded / Vynova wins overarching prize for customer communication / Ceremony at EuPC conference in Berlin

18/06/2019

Processing customers have chosen the best European plastics suppliers in 2019. During the gala dinner of this year's EuPC annual conference on 13 June 2019 in Berlin / Germany, the Polymers for Europe Alliance announced the nine ...
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: International research project on microplastics in the ocean / Micro-FATE starts with expedition in the Pacific

18/06/2019

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research at the Alfred-Wegener-Institut has started a five-week expedition across the Pacific, launching the Micro-FATE project with the goal of researching the occurrence and fate of ...
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HAITIAN: Plastics machinery facility opened in South Carolina / Focus on automotive and white goods sector

18/06/2019

Haitian's US subsidiary Absolute Haitian has expanded its North American operations with the opening of a new production unit in Moncks Corner, South Carolina / USA near Charleston. A grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ...
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SIBUR: Russia's first polymers R&D centre opened / Cooperation agreements signed to develop new grades and recycling processes / Project investments exceed EUR 30m

17/06/2019

Russian petrochemical giant Sibur has opened the countrys first polymers R&D centre at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre in Moscow. PolyLabs key priority, said Sibur, will be to promote the use of polymers to manufacture existing ...
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PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE: PRE offers sorting guidance / More standardisation

17/06/2019

In an effort to increase the volume and improve the quality of packaging materials available for reprocessing, Plastics Recyclers Europe has called for improvements in sorting practices. To assist collectors, the organisation ...
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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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