Borealis has introduced a new portfolio of circular polyolefin products, produced with renewable feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams.
Another industry event has elected to go online for 2020.
Originally scheduled to be held in September 2020, the Taipei International Plastics & Rubber Industry Show – TaipeiPLAS - has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Packaging manufacturer Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG is investing €15 million ($17.7 million) in a high-density polyethylene recycling plant in Mexico, adding to a portfolio of HDPE recycling operations it bought in 2019.
Swiss masterbatch producer Sukano says it has developed an innovative masterbatch that demonstrates a strong antiviral effect on plastic parts made from PET and PA.
A fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese developed by Mondi in collaboration with Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch will reduce the dairy producer’s plastic consumption for this packaging by approximately 40 tonnes per year.
Having successfully demonstrated that its technology works, thyssenkrupp has announced it has now won a second order for a PLA plant, again, in China.
Ashlee Jahnke is the research director at UK-based Teysha Technologies. In her opinion, better-designed plastics are urgently needed to address the waste problem.
Irplast S.p.A., an Italian producer of simultaneously bi-oriented BOPP film, has developed two new S-BOPP film products based on PP polymers from Sabic’s Trucircle portfolio for the manufacture of printed adhesive tapes, wraparound labels and other applications.
Lego announced 14 September that it is investing another $400 million in its sustainability efforts and it will stop using plastic packaging in its packs, using a paper bag instead to hold small pieces within its cardboard box outer packaging.
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