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ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE: Partnership with Plug and Play platform to accelerate innovation efforts / Initiative aids startups / Two programmes per year in France, Singapore and US

06/11/2019

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is partnering with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that specialises in creating industry-specific accelerator programmes. Called the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform, the initiative ...
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BP: Plans for US pilot plant for PET recycling technology / Start-up due in late 2020

06/11/2019

BP is planning to spend USD 25m on building a pilot plant in the US to test its PET recycling technology. The facility will be located at BPs R&D hub in Naperville, Illinois, and is scheduled to go into operation in late 2020. The ...
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MARINE LITTER: The Ocean Cleanup presents new vessel to catch plastic pollution in rivers / The Interceptor is planned to launch in 2025

06/11/2019

Now that an improved prototype for an oceangoing vessel is back in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and, according to its inventor Boyan Slat catching and retaining plastic debris as it should see Plasteurope of 10.10.2019 the founder and ...
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Trinseo: Price Decrease for Polystyrene in Europe

05/11/2019

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe recently announced a price decrease for..
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CLARIANT: Core profit down 48% on provision to cover EU anti-trust probe into ethylene market / Masterbatches and Pigments business declines / Bernd Högemann joins executive committee

05/11/2019

Nine-month sales at Clariant rose 3% to CHF 3.27 bn in local currency terms and declined only CHF 6m based on the Swiss franc, the currency it must use for official financial disclosures. Pricing and higher volumes contributed to ...
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TEKNOR APEX: Suresh Swaminathan takes over global compounding business responsibilities

05/11/2019

Teknor Apex has appointed Suresh Swaminathan, executive vice president of TPE and colour masterbatches, as president. He succeeds William Murray, who is retiring after 41 years with the compounding company. Swaminathan previously ...
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Alpla moving into HDPE recycling - Acquisition of the Spanish recycling companies Suminco S.A. and Replacal S.L.

04/11/2019

Alpla, a global manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions, is further expanding its recycling activities - it is moving into polyolefin recycling with its acquisition of two..
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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT: Costa Rica bans EPS containers / Violations can cost up to USD 7,600

04/11/2019

As part of a national strategy launched by President Carlos Alvarado in 2018 to drastically reduce consumption of plastics by 2021, Costa Rica has passed legislation that would ban containers made of expandable polystyrene over the next ...
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PLASTIC PACKAGING: IK publishes English-language guidelines for environmentally friendly packaging / Holistic approach for eco design

04/11/2019

The Management Guidelines for the Eco Design of Plastic Packaging published by Germanys plastic packaging industry association Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen in summer 2019, is now also available in English, with a French ...
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Clariant completes the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business

04/11/2019

Clariant recently announced the completion of the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business to a newly-formed investment of Arsenal Capital Partners, the signing of which was..
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