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Colourful expansion in Colombia for Ferro

Ferro Corporation, a producer of pigments and colourants, is adding manufacturing capacity for its ultramarine blue and micronised iron oxide pigments at its facility...

NKNK building naphtha-based expansion in Russia

Petrochemicals producer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) is to build Russia's first naphtha-based capacity expansion in recent times with the addition of 600,000 tonnes of ethylene capacity at its site...

Coveris shows commitment to 2025 Plastics Pact

European packaging manufacturer Coveris has launched a sustainability strategy that focuses on three targets that indicate the company's commitment to the UK’s 2025 Plastics...

Poland leads the way in European flexible packaging

Poland continues to be the fastest-growing supplier of flexible packaging in Europe, increasing by 5 per cent during the last year, claims a report...

Anellotech progresses bio-based PET bottle technology

Sustainable technology producer Anellotech has moved closer to making a 100 per cent bio-based plastics bottle a reality after completing the first shipment of...

Recoup event mixes fun and games with recycling

A spring fair hosted last month by plastics recycler Recoup combined entertainment with raising awareness on the importance of plastics recycling through connecting with...

Fire at Mexico PTA plant increases pressure on PET resin market

The struggling PET resin production markets in Europe and the Americas are likely to take another hit after a devastating fire at Alpek’s Altamira...

Borealis to buy second recycler

European polyolefins producer Borealis is to buy a second recycling company in two years after agreeing to acquire Austrian's Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling. Says Alfred Stern, chief executive at...

FMCGs need to step up and manage waste, urges GlobalData

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies could soon find themselves on the front line of the downstream packaging waste issue, says GlobalData, as waste plastics...

Recycling groups launch global definition of ‘plastics recyclability’

In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two recycling organisations have...

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