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Biffa wants blanket ban on waste plastics exports

UK recycler Biffa has called for a complete ban on the export of waste plastics as part of a drive for all plastics to...

APR urges California to sign recycling bill

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today strongly urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill into law that it believes will improve...

Chroma Color completes $1m investment

Chroma Color Corporation has completed a year-long expansion of its Leominster, Massachusetts manufacturing operation. The $1 million investment in the US facility includes structural...

PPC opts for Popular Ink in latest acquisition

Custom packaging converter PPC Flexible Packaging has completed its fifth acquisition of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms after purchasing Popular Ink, based in...

Polymer logistics hub opens in Russia

A polymer logistics hub has opened in Vorsino Industrial Park, south-west of Moscow, to distribute Russian firm Sibur’s polymer products, including those to be...

Coveris acquires former Total extrusion lines

Coveris has acquired new generation 5- and 3-layer extrusion lines in order to grow its position in the supply of stretch films for agricultural,...

BASF pumps €20m into pyrolysis partnership

BASF is to invest €20 million ($17.7m) into Quantafuel, a specialist for the pyrolysis of mixed plastics waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered...

Plastics packaging cannot foot the bill for Brexit, warns EuPC

Taxing the plastics industry is likely to accelerate the way to a recession in Europe, warns trade association European Plastics Converters (EuPC), in response...

Neste establishes German hub

Finland’s Neste has opened an office in Düsseldorf, Germany, to serve as the global hub for its Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit. The business...

EU plastics projects join forces to multiply impact

A number of innovation projects have joined forces to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics. The ‘Plastics Circularity Multiplier’ group will...

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