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Unilever commits to increased use of recycled plastics

The chief executive of Unilever has called plastics a “terrific material” and vowed to increase his company’s use of recycled plastics in its latest...

Borealis reaffirms commitment to Austrian recycling

Borealis has stepped up its commitment to plastics recycling with an investment that will ramp up production capacity at its Ecoplast facility by 60...

Wrap fights back for cucumbers

A fully compostable shrink-wrap for cucumbers has been developed in South Australia and is to be launched on international markets. The compostable wrap is manufactured...

$65m label lift in Luxembourg

Avery Dennison has completed a $65 million project to strengthen its European manufacturing footprint by opening its expanded production facility at the Rodange plant...

Coca-Cola proves marine bottle concept

Coca-Cola has developed a beverage bottle made from 25 per cent recycled marine plastics retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. 300 sample bottles...

ALPLA launches pharma brand name

Austrian converter ALPLA Group is combining its services for customers in the pharmaceutical industry under the ALPLApharma brand name. “ALPLApharma is more than just a...

Blockchain project seeks circularity

Polyamide producer DOMO, polymers manufacturer Covestro, and Circularise, an innovative transparency start-up, have started a collaborative project for circularity in the plastics industry through...

Demand for PCR triples thanks to APR programme

A programme designed to expand market demand for recycled plastics has generated almost 26 million pounds (11,793 tonnes) of new demand for post-consumer resin (PCR),...

Evolving Husky makes changes to hot runner business

Canada’s Husky Injection Molding Systems has made organisational and leadership changes to its Hot Runners, Controllers and Medical (HRCM) business aimed at helping the...

PCR partnership confirmed by machinery makers

Extrusion machinery builder MEAF has linked up with Kreyenborg to provide customers with R-PET extruders now featuring a Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system for the drying...

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