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Domestic olefins boost for Turkmenistan

A $3.4 billion plant for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene has been opened in Turkmenistan, which significantly increases the country’s domestic olefins production...

Agilyx expands recycling capacity to include olefins

US plastics recycling company Agilyx has expanded its circular recycling capacity to include feedstock for ethylene and propylene crackers. Already capable of processing scrap polystyrene...

Mondi aims to leapfrog competitors in recycling

After almost four years of development, Mondi and Werner& Metz will release a 100 per cent recyclable pouch made of polyethylene with detachable decorative...

Pet food manufacturer mindful over sustainable packaging

US-based pet supplies brand Only Natural Pet has launched a sustainable pet food packaging initiative utilising Braskem’s sugarcane-based ‘I’m Green’ biopolymer. The company will integrate...

Boost for UK plastics recycling sector

The UK’s recycling sector has been given a boost by RPC bpi recycled products after it confirmed that it is acquiring PLASgran, a recycler...

ExxonMobil starts up Baytown ethane cracker

Operations have started at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s new 1.5 million tonne ethane cracker, which is providing ethylene feedstock to polyethylene lines at the company’s...

Sustainability takes the bench at RPC Bpi Protec

Flexible film converter RPC Bpi Protec is converting surplus PE bags and films into tables and benches as part of a closed-loop recycling scheme...

Borealis injects €15m in mtm plastics project

Borealis, an Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene, has started a €15 million (US$17.5m) investment project in German recycler mtm plastics, while an additional €2.5m...

Smooth progress for A. Schulman as pouch interest grows

Growing interest in polyethylene pouches at the expense of rigid counterparts is driving sales of US-based plastics supplier A. Schulman’s Polybatch EasyPour masterbatch, which...

US petrochemical JV gains approval

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals have finalised a joint-venture in petrochemicals in the USA, after passing all required regulations. The company, named Bayport Polymers (Bay-Pol) is...