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 Mexico purified terephthalic (PTA) facility last weekend caused significant damage. Although the extent of the damage remains unclear, one plant is expected to be offline for...
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 Borealis: “Ecoplast’s core competence is recycling approximately 35,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastics annually from contaminated household and commercial waste into LDPE and HDPE recyclates that...
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 supply is far exceeding demand. China's decision to stop importing recyclable plastics waste in January 2018 has served as a wake-up call to the global recycling...
In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two recycling organisations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term ‘recyclable’ as it relates to plastics packaging and products. In a joint statement, Ton Emans, the...
Engel Injectie has celebrated its 10thanniversary in Bucharest, Romania and cited its high level of customer proximity and sensitivity to specific customer requirements for the subsidiary’s continued growth. Sergiu Sora, managing director of the Engel Austria subsidiary in Romania, has been involved from the outset, along with sales partner Georg...