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Anellotech progresses bio-based PET bottle technology

Sustainable technology producer Anellotech has moved closer to making a 100 per cent bio-based plastics bottle a reality after completing the first shipment of...

Fire at Mexico PTA plant increases pressure on PET resin market

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...

Looping-the-loop and closing the loop at Wales Airshow

A recycling initiative at last weekend's Wales Airshow in Swansea gave the public the chance to separate their expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays and cups and PET bottles and...

CCC expands Canadian offering

Rigid plastics packaging converter Consolidated Container Company (CCC) has, through its Canadian subsidiary Reid Canada, acquired Canada’s Deltapac Packaging in a bid to boost its...

Unexploited PET recycling capacity shows room for growth

A recycling industry report has identified 200,000 tonnes of unexploited PET installed capacity in Europe, which suggests that there is significant room for growth...

Black strikes back with UK recycling initiative

A bold initiative that aims to recycle black plastics into new food grade packaging has been launched in the UK. Backed by environment secretary Michael...

Countdown to rPET take-off

New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown is to move 19 of its bakery and delicatessen items into rPET packaging in a move that the company says...

Research teams drive PET bottles into automotive market

A research project that aims to make it possible to recover PET bottle waste and convert it into high-grade industrial applications has been launched...

Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Pretium makes room for PET bottle production

US-based containers and closures maker Pretium Packaging is to expand its facility in Carrollton, Texas to support growing demand for PET bottles. An additional 52,000 sq ft...