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Meraxis adds to recycling offer with regranulates

Polymer trading group Meraxis has expanded its recycling division to include regranulates from post-industrial recycled (PIR) and post-consumer recycled (PCR) sources. Used for film applications...

APR unveils post-consumer resin certification programme

The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has launched a post-consumer resin (PCR) certification programme as part of a wider aim to increase the supply...

Chemical firms to slash investment as coronavirus impact bites

Global investment in the chemical industry is expected to slow considerably for a number of years following the coronavirus pandemic and collapse in crude...

Coveris to cut Egypt carbon dioxide output after supply switch

Coveris is to slash electricity carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at its Egypt site by more than 90 per cent after announcing plans to switch...

Klöckner Pentaplast boosts South American coating capacity

Klöckner Pentaplast (KP) has upped its South American coating capacity by almost a third after expanding its factory in Cotia, Brazil. KP said the larger and...

European recycling markets fear coronavirus impact

Fears are increasing over the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on key European plastics recycling markets after several countries ramped up their containment...

US single-use foodservice market boosted by containers

Plastics food-to-go containers have been tipped to drive growth in single-use foodservice products in the US. Higher value two-piece plastics containers in particular were likely...

‘Soft’ robots offer solution to automation damage risk

‘Soft’ robots are playing an increasingly important role in automating the packaging of delicate products, an industrial parts supplier to the sector has argued. Applications...

BPF members fear turnover drop as coronavirus looms

Almost 80 per cent of British Plastics Federation (BPF) members expect a drop in turnover over the next six months as a result of...

KKR to buy UK recycling firm Viridor for £4.2bn

UK recycling firm Viridor is to be sold to US-based private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) for £4.2 billion ($4.76bn). Parent company...

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