The Plastics Industry Association's (Plastics) Bioplastics Division has named PepsiCo and Danimer Scientific as joint winners of the 2018 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The accolade is for the collaborative development of bio-based and compostable flexible packaging utilising Danimer 24365B and Danimer 01112 resins. The Danimer resins are blends of biopolymers...
Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence has forced US packaging giant Sonoco to temporarily shut down paper mill operations in Hartsville, South Carolina. The storm has also interrupted operations at three of Sonoco Recycling’s facilities in North Carolina and its core operation in Hartsville, where the company is headquartered. Although no...
Three companies involved with post-consumer packaging recovery have partnered to launch a closed-loop North American polystyrene recycling consortium. ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos Styrolution aim to recycle PS packaging collected in consumer kerbside and depot recycling systems, as well as restaurants, offices and schools. The collaboration will use advanced recycling...
Plastics bottle collections in the UK have seen their biggest increase in three years but volatile export markets mean that the drive for quality is imperative through out the plastics recycling value chain. That is the view of not-for-profit organisation Recoup, which has launched its annual UK Household Plastics...
Switzerland’s Clariant is to merge its high-performance materials business with that of new anchor shareholder Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to focus on higher-value specialty chemicals. The news comes on the back of SABIC recently completing its purchase of a 24.99 per cent stake in Clariant, rescuing the latter...