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MOPET recycling process approved by EFSA

Dutch plastics recycler, Morssinkhof Plastics, has received a positive Scientific Opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its MOPET PET recycling process, which is a method for recycling post-consumer PET into food contact materials.

Market failures threaten PET recycling

The PET recycling industry is being threatened by persistent structural market failures across Europe, according to the chairman of Plastics Recyclers Europe (EuPR), Casper van den Dungen.

Athena and Sipa formalise preform technology partnership

Ex Husky Injection Molding Systems' founder Robert Schad has agreed to formalise a partnership that his new company, Athena Automation, has had with Italy's Sipa for the development of a new preform production platform.

DailyDose delivers design award for Sidel

An innovative multipack concept that consists of six assorted bottles reminiscent of fruit slices has won its creator, Sidel, a Pentaward for packaging design.

Recycling veteran joins plastics revolution

UK recycling industry veteran Chris White has joined Closed Loop Recycling as commercial manager, where he will oversee the company's partnerships with key customers including Veolia Environmental Services, with whom Closed Loop recently agreed a new deal to supply its facility with PET and HDPE.

Eco Plastics raises £6 million for continued expansion

UK-based plastics bottle recycler Eco Plastics has announced a second round of funding to finance continued expansion over the coming year.

IVL’s PET capacity to break two million tonne barrier

Indorama Ventures (IVL) is to expand its PET polymers production capacity in the US by establishing a new plant with a capacity of 540,000 tonnes per year.

LSB admits it may sell PET plants

Spanish PET producer La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) has said that it will consider selling plants to raise capital if a strategic industrial partner cannot be found for its PET division.

Sonoco taking care of growth with expansion

Plastics packaging producer Sonoco has commenced commercial production at its $15 million rigid plastics container plant in New Albany, Ohio, which the US company plans to use to grow its Beauty and Home Care business.

Levi’s to make jeans from bottles

Levi’s is introducing a new collection of denim clothing made from material that incorporates a minimum of 20 per cent post-consumer recycled plastics bottles and food trays.

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