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Vertically integrated recycling plant opens in California

A new company dedicated to the closed-loop recycling of post-consumer plastics officially opened its doors in California, USA, last week at what is claimed...

United Caps boosts capacity with air

Closures manufacturer United Caps has installed four trio-technik AirMove transport systems at its Schwerin plant in Germany to deliver increased productivity. The 10,000sqm plant primarily...

Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

A disagreement over the timing of investment in a commercial-scale plant for furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has led to a potentially damaging dispute between Avantium...

PolyOne goes local with TPE production in India

PolyOne has opened what it claims is the ‘first of its kind’ thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) production line in India. The Pune facility will manufacture...

US-China trade dispute to disrupt polyolefins trade

Following the escalation of trade tariff disputes between China and the US, analytical firm Wood Mackenzie Chemicals expects that US polyolefins exports to the...

PepsiCo signs supply agreement with Loop for sustainable resins

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries whereby the former will incorporate LoopT PET plastics –...

Heritage brand Nouryon replaces AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has been relaunched as Nouryon, following the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group. The name-change marks...

Champions generate strong demand for recycled plastics

A programme designed to expand market demand for recycled plastics has generated almost seven million pounds (3,175 tonnes) of new demand in its first...

Plastique to close Tunbridge Wells site

UK-based converter Plastique is to close its Tunbridge Wells facility by April 2019 and integrate its project development and tool manufacturing operations into facilities...

Equipolymers ramps up production of rPET

A new food-grade PET that uses up to 25 per cent chemically recycled PET as feedstock has been launched by Equipolymers, which the company...

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