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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...

Spheripol selected for China PP project

Chinese company Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical is using LyondellBasell’s 5th generation polypropylene (PP) technology - Spheripol - for two 600,000-tonne PP units, which will be constructed...

Tesco plans ambitious closed-loop packaging system

In an attempt to further packaging targets it set in 2017, British supermarket giant Tesco is to implement a more rigorous packaging system that...

Polyethylene demand doubles but demands on it rise too

In the wake of a global campaign to reduce single-use plastics and create plastics- free aisles in supermarkets, IHS Markit has predicted that demand for...

NPE 2018 – Sabic expands key markets in the Americas

Chemicals manufacturer Sabic plans to sharpen its focus on key markets including thin wall packaging, caps and closures and personal hygiene, as part of...

Toray Plastics’s Torayfan BOPP films wins award

Toray Plastics (America), Inc’s Torayfan Over-the-Mountain (OTM) portfolio of BOPP films, which are designed to prevent packages from bursting when transported in high-altitude and...

Borealis joins in support to tackle ocean waste in Indonesia

Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene Borealis has joined in the mission to tackle ocean plastics by providing funding for the second phase of the...

Good closures come in small packages

UK-headquartered packaging converter RPC Zeller Plastik Zell has developed a 19mm polypropylene tube closure that it claims is the first standard push-on flip-top hinge tube...

PG Tips brews up bioplastics alternative for its bags

Tea producer PG Tips is to eliminate plastics from its iconic pyramid shaped tea bags and replace it with plant-based, fully biodegradable and renewable...

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