The plastics and feedstock technology leader of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) has reconfirmed the initiative’s commitment to have a chemical recycling demo plant in place by 2020 to meet the EU recycling targets. Speaking at the first round of working meetings of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), which was launched...
One-way PET keg manufacturer Lightweight Containers has opened two new warehouses and expanded its sales team in Australia to meet growing demand for its products and services. The warehouses in Melbourne and Brisbane provide extra capacity to ensure that the business can meet demand for its KeyKeg and UniKeg products...
Equipment manufacturer Wittmann Battenfeld has relocated its France subsidiary to a €5 million ($5.6m) plant in La Buisse. The 5,000 sq m site includes office facilities, training and conference rooms, a 400 sq m showroom, and warehouse and production space to manufacture granulators. The site, which is located 5km from the...
The running costs of the UK government’s proposed bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks cans and bottles is a very expensive way of achieving very little, claims a report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which wants the idea abandoned. According to the findings of Christopher Snowdon, head...
North American converter Pretium Packaging has acquired Olcott Plastics to create an entity with a broader product portfolio and national footprint. Illinois-based Olcott Plastics specialises in injection moulding while Pretium does likewise in blow-moulded containers. Olcott’s main customer base is beauty and healthcare companies, with a focus on single- and double-wall...

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