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Issue 240, October 2021

ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY

International news
Total Corbion PLA claims commercial first; Swedish recycler set to stretch to all plastics; Berry bpi breaks ground on recycling plant; Amcor achieves earnings record; RKW ramps up recycled films production; Revenue up at Avantium; Borealis and Greiner partner on chemically recycled PP cups; Nestlé and Coca-Cola top global brand rankings

Russia review
How a Perm firm is styling out its stretch films business

Price check
A monthly review of European polymer prices

Editor’s comment
Building a better mousetrap

Asiaphile
Japan targets full circular economy with law changes

Products
Machinery: Side, Ulma Packaging,
PET Technologies

Packaging: Starlinger viscotec, Klöckner
Pentaplast, Airnov Healthcare Packaging,
KM Packaging, Kureha Corporation

Events diary
Your guide to the places to be this month

PlasticScene
Businesses boom on back of the global pandemic

The view from the back 
Printz Holman takes an alternative look at the news

FEATURES

Flexible packaging
Pim Vervaat discusses his first year in charge of Constantia Flexibles with Steven Pacitti

Polystyrene
Much maligned and misunderstood of late, producers are celebrating 90 years of commercial polystyrene production by showcasing the polymer’s unique qualities

Plastics bans 
In the second of two articles, Paul Gander asks what common ground – if any – lies between more entrenched pro- and antiplastics opinion

Beverages 
Could PET gain a more significant foothold in alcoholic beverages?

Chewing gum packaging 
Could a minty fresh packaging idea end the days of anti-social chewing gum litter?

Bio-based testing
How to determine the bio-based content of packaging materials

Food-grade recycled resins 
How to reach sustainability targets while abiding by regulations

Aseptic filling 
A market on the rise

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