The Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) has agreed to work with Valpak on two projects that will review existing estimates of market flows and recycling levels for plastics and metal packaging in the UK. The objective is to improve the levels of transparency in the recycling market.
Austria's Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen (NGR) and Germany-based Leistritz Extrusionstechnik have agreed a partnership to market recycling compounding technology. The new lines will be named A:COMP, S:COMP, X:COMP and F:COMP.
The Austrian recycling-unit producer Artec Machinery and German extrusion system supplier, KraussMaffei Berstorff, have secured a cooperation agreement covering the technology portfolio 'Recycling-Compounder Equipment', which enables recycling and compounding to be combined in one process.
A polypropylene catalyst alliance has been agreed between Clariant and Lummus Novolen Technology (Novolen), which will see a joint investment of CHF 65 million (US$70m) in a state-of-the-art polypropylene catalyst production line at Clariant's production hub in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Polyethylene packaging manufacturer, Duo UK, has agreed a new partnership with masterbatch specialist Colloids as it seeks to achieve its 97 per cent opacity guarantee for mailing bags, while reducing waste and lowering costs.
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