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Greif steels itself for IBC production in Spain

Industrial packaging producer Greif has installed an intermediate bulk container (IBC) line at its San Roque, Spain facility, which had spent the past 30...

Pack Positive Centre set to connect industry

An ‘industry-first facility’ and academic partnership between Coveris and Leeds Beckett University’s Retail Institute will open at the end of January 2019. The Pack Positive...

Tube maker close to opening first US plant

A high-speed tube line is to feature heavily at Swiss firm Hoffmann Neopac’s first US manufacturing facility when it opens in spring 2019. The converter...

Producers set to foot the bill for their waste

Retailers and producers of packaging in England may be forced to foot the bill for the recycling or disposal of their packaging waste under...

Chemical recycling ‘breakthrough’ needs government help, claims pioneer

A UK-based chemical recycling pioneer has predicted 2019 to be the “breakthrough year” for the process but is calling on government to support the...

Will 2019 be another tumultuous year for North American polyester?

More of the same is expected in the North American polyester industry next year as the PET resin and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) supply...

AIMPLAS explores the roles of enzymes in sustainability

The Plastics Technology Centre (AIMPLAS) in Valencia, Spain is investigating the roles that enzymes can play in the plastics sector to improve the sustainability...

Chemistry at work as BASF replaces fossil resources

Petrochemical giant BASF has started to manufacture products based on chemically recycled plastics waste, thereby partially replacing fossil resources. The company’s ChemCycling project has already...

SureHandle secures two WorldStar awards

A PET container with integral handle has won two WorldStar awards in the food and beverage categories, becoming one of only five US-based companies...

Good Bubble bursting to use recycled plastics

A UK-based baby care brand backed by TV programme Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden is to move to recycled plastics packaging as part of...

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