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BASF and Inditex promote sustainable fashion with loopamid®

12.02.2024

The textile industry is facing major changes in sustainability, led by BASF and Inditex through the launch of loopamid®, a new technology for textile-to-textile recycling. This initiative represents a significant step towards a Circular Economy by offering a sustainable solution for the reuse of polyamide 6 (PA6), also known as nylon 6, from textile waste.
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Rebirth for shampoo bottles & co: launch of the first deposit system for plastic packaging from the bathroom

02.11.2022

The demand for high-quality recyclates has exceeded the supply on the market for years. So far, too much high-quality plastic is still being burned as waste instead of being recycled. The Berlin-based start-up Circleback wants to change that by setting up a deposit system for plastic packaging from the bathroom.
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"We are looking at how to redesign products and how to re-use parts of them"

21.10.2022

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Innovative technology makes flexible packaging recyclable

03.10.2022

A new technology from Covestro weakens the bond strength of PU adhesives. Laminated films in multilayer packaging can be separated after use and the individual materials can be recycled later. At the K 2022 trade fair, the team will be presenting the technology to the plastics industry for the first time.
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"CMF has an opportunity to really understand all those different consumers"

21.09.2022

Falza Khanani talks about the different possibilites of Color, Material and Finish design.
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That smells nice: GRAFE adds fragrance to plastics

23.02.2022

It’s instantly recognizable, even with your eyes closed: that unmistakable “new car smell”. Granted, it’s not necessarily a scent everyone loves, prompting many to reach for alternative air fresheners. But what if you could avoid unpleasant odors right at the factory source - and not just when it comes to cars, but other products as well?
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3D printing: InfraredTags make plastics communicative

31.01.2022

Shopping can be exhausting, for example when you first have to find the price label of a product or rush through the aisles looking for alternative products. All of this could be done at a glance while shopping – if InfraredTags were integrated into a product's packaging.
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Track and trace system as an answer to encourage reusable packaging

06.12.2021

The digital economy can help us prevent packaging waste, say researchers at Lancaster University and University of St Andrews, who are working with the founders of Reath, a start-up business based in Edinburgh, with a mission to build the digital infrastructure for reuse.
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Plastics make the mannequins’ world go round!

22.05.2020

Display mannequin manufacturers have not only been creative in terms of design. Resource-saving operations have also ranked very high on their agendas for years. There has been in-depth research in developing materials and processes and plastics continue to play a leading role.
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