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DAK Americas to purchase Perpetual PET recycling plant

Alpek Polyester business DAK Americas has signed an agreement to acquire the Perpetual PET recycling facility in Richmond, Indiana (USA). The plant has an annual...

IVL expands PET barrier packaging portfolio

Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd (IVL) is acquiring the PET business of Invista Resins & Fibers in Germany (IRFG) and certain intellectual property rights...

Texplast and Alpla partnership increases recycling capacity

Five months into the start of their PET recycling partnership, Austrian converter Alpla and German recycler Texplast have added another extrusion line at the...

Will 2019 be another tumultuous year for North American polyester?

More of the same is expected in the North American polyester industry next year as the PET resin and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) supply...

SureHandle secures two WorldStar awards

A PET container with integral handle has won two WorldStar awards in the food and beverage categories, becoming one of only five US-based companies...

Convenience is pivotal to a UK deposit scheme, say consumers

More than half of consumers think that 10p (US$0.13) is sufficient a deposit to incentivise them to return packaging for recycling, while most are...

Germany ready to take a stand against negative plastics publicity

The German plastics packaging industry has set itself ambitious but realistic targets to strengthen closed loop recycling and take a stand against the sweeping...

Food-grade rPET technology targets future needs

A newly developed technology for the production of food-grade recycled PET pellets combines Austrian machinery maker Erema’s Vacurema bottle-to-bottle process with vacuum-supported solid state...

EC applauds commitments but says more needs to be done

The European Commission (EC) has commended the industry’s commitment to recycling plastics but says that more demand will be needed to achieve the objective...

Innovate UK grants funding to Biotransformation research

Two separate grants totalling more than £1 million ($1.3m) have been awarded to UK-based Polymateria to help develop its technology for converting standard plastics...

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