Carbios, a French company that has developed enzyme-based technology to recycle PET plastic, has announced that construction has started on an industrial demonstration plant, designed to provide insights into the operational conditions needed for implementation at large scale.
Austrian recycling machinery manufacturer Erema has long earned recognition as a producer of high end recycling systems. Perhaps less well known is the fact that Umac, a subsidiary company and part of the Erema Group, was established in 2016 to offer a reliable source for pre-owned Erema recycling machinery.
Swiss additive and masterbatch producer Sukano has launched a newly formulated transparent impact modifier for recycled or virgin PET resin. PET formulated with the new masterbatch can be used as an alternative to the specialty copolyesters currently used in cold, flash frozen and room temperature packaging trays.
Plastics Recycling Charity Recoup, the British initiative established in 1990 to kickstart the recycling of PET bottles in the UK, is alive and still going strong. Its work within the plastics recycling value chain is as valuable as ever.
Repsol has collaborated with SP Berner, a family-owned plastics processing business headquartered in Valencia, Spain on the development of a new polypropylene grade incorporating up to 50% post-consumer recycled plastic for the production of outdoor furniture.
While the past year was a very good one for Hellweg Maschinenbau, record sales levels meant that the business was bursting at the seams. To add the necessary metres, construction on a new production hall at its Roetgen headquarters in the Eifel region of Germany is currently underway, the granulator specialist announced.
A new study released by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that PE film recycling has the potential to contribute significantly towards reaching the overall 50% recycling goal for plastic packaging in 2025.
For the Erema Group, financial year 2019/20, which ended on 31 March, was one for the books: for the first time in its history, the Group generated a consolidated total turnover of more than EUR 200 million - a more than 10% increase over 2018/19.
Tape manufacturer Essentra has responded to consumer demand for packaging sustainability and the need to comply with the latest legislative requirements for recycled content with the development of a new tear tape for flexible packaging.
Like its contents, the packaging developed for the new Gutfried organic poultry sausage line produced by Zur Mühlen Gruppe has been produced as sustainably as possible – in this case, using recycled plastic ultimately derived partly from plastic waste.