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Kraiburg TPE lines up German capacity expansion

The installation of a new extrusion line in Waldkraiburg, Germany, has increased Kraiburg TPE’s global thermoplastic elastomer production capacity to 56,000 tonnes. The Germany headquartered...

Study highlights packaging’s role in reducing food waste

A white paper released by The American packaging association AMERIPEN has revealed the multitude of ways in which packaging reduces the problem of food...

Experiment reveals HDPE’s recyclability credentials

Waste and recyclables container manufacturer ESE World has conducted the first practical experiment on HDPE’s recycling properties and has demonstrated that HDPE possesses the...

Waitrose to eliminate black plastics trays by 2019

In response to the British government’s 25-year environmental plan, British supermarket chain Waitrose has pledged to no longer sell own-label food in black plastics...

Study foresees no cap on caps and closures growth

Global plastics caps and closures demand is predicted to increase 4.1 per cent per year to almost 1.9 trillion units in 2021, says a...

British meat supplier targets circular economy

British meat supplier Cranswick is aiming to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics packaging from its business by 2025 to support the transition towards a more...

Job losses ‘the last resort’ at WRAP

WRAP, the British organisation responsible for dealing with resource efficiency, is to eliminate approximately 25 jobs on the back of reductions in government funding,...

Austrian firm acquires majority stake in Kautex Maschinenbau

Bonn-based blow moulding machinery maker Kautex Maschinenbau has a new majority owner after Austrian industrial holding company Plastech Beteillgungs acquired a 74.9 per cent...

Clariant expands in Saudi Arabia with new production site

Speciality chemicals supplier Clariant has opened a masterbatch production site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, as it seeks too grow and increase profitability in the...

McDonald’s sets sustainability goal for 2025

Fast food giant McDonald's has committed to manufacturing all of its packaging from  renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025 and recycling it in every...

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