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Single-use plastics ban not realistic, claims European Bioplastics

The reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy consumption realities in Europe, says European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to today’s...

European Parliament votes to ban a range of single-use plastics

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union. The proposal covers plastics cutlery and...

Beck whets the appetite with bargain bucket

A Basic IML variant is offering customers cost effective bucket manufacturing with twin cavities up to five litres, says its developer Beck Automation AG. The...

DS Smith pursues plastics sale

UK-based packaging group DS Smith is preparing to sell its plastics packaging division next month in a deal worth approximately $800 million. The company...

Vertical integration continues to drive blow-moulded container market

The global blow-moulded container market is set to surpass $185 billion in 2018 with demand likely to reach nearly 33 million tonnes, reports Fact.MR. The...

Excess demand for ethane feedstock causes price spike

A wave of new petrochemical steam crackers coming online, along with a surge in production of associated and non-associated natural gas from US shale...

Novamont boosts bioplastics capacity

Italy’s Novamont has increased production at its Mater-Biopolymer plant south of Rome by 25 per cent in order to manufacture more Origo-Bi biopolyesters and...

Battle brews in high stakes coffee capsule market

Almost a quarter of all single-serve coffee capsules worldwide are now produced by companies outside of the major supplier base as ‘compatible’ capsules have...

Secos to relocate plastics film production to Malaysia

A week after it said it was reviewing its Stellar Films Australia subsidiary, bioplastics manufacturer Secos Group has confirmed that it plans to relocate...

Alpla grounds waste with compostable coffee capsule

A biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost has been developed by Austrian converter Alpla in cooperation with materials...

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