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Ineos selects Antwerp for world-scale investments

Ineos has confirmed Antwerp in Belgium as the location for its €3 billion ($3.4bn) world-scale propane dehydrogenation plant (750,000 tonnes a year) and world-scale...

Self-sufficient China still a big target for ethylene imports

Competition to import ethylene and ethylene derivates into China will likely become tougher this year despite the country becoming increasingly self-sufficient. Reports Wood Mackenzie, China is...

Tekni-Plex buys Beyers to forge ahead with pharma

US-based Tekni-Plex has acquired Beyers Plastics in Belgium from investment company FAMO N.V. Beyers is a cleanroom Class 7 extruder and converter of PE...

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...

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