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Polyethylene September 2021 Price Review

With some film grades, the increase in imports significantly improved the still very short supply situation. Apart from that, suppliers were mostly able to...

Flexible film recycling grows despite pandemic

The European plastics recycling industry registered a nearly 10 per cent increase in installed capacity for flexible film in 2020, demonstrating solid growth despite...

The ‘best’ packaging since sliced bread

UK-based Allied Bakeries has introduced bread bags made by St Johns Packaging using SABIC’s certified circular PE in the packaging, in what the company’s...

Pregis invests additional $32m in blown film extrusion facility

Flexible packaging converter Pregis is to invest $32 million in blown film extrusion technology at its Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) manufacturing site. The latest investment...

Polyethylene August 2021 Price Review

Many market observers got their own price forecasts wrong at the beginning of July. Their expectation that the high triple-digit price reductions on the...

SUPs with COC recognised by APR

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has granted critical guidance recognition to Polyplastics USA for flexible multilayered film for stand-up pouches with 15.5 per...

Polyethylene July 2021 Price Review

The vast majority of PE prices neared their zenith in June. After rising for several months, LDPE film and several HDPE types retreated, and...

Corine de Farme gets bio-based makeover

LyondellBasell has worked with French cosmetics company Sarbec to design a PE bottle linked to renewable materials that offers a carbon footprint reduction of...

Erema North America installs 1,000th machine

Post-consumer plastics waste recycler PreZero has installed an Erema recycling system, becoming the 1,000th machine to be sold by Erema North America (ENA). PreZero US...

Plastics partners nuts about sustainability

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has developed a PE-based, high-barrier food pouch in conjunction with Syntegon, Comexi, Ticinoplast and Plastchim-T, which can be recycled...

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