At last month’s PRSE, the exhibitors included for the first time a number of chemical recycling companies.
The agreement between Covestro and Danish clean energy leader Orsted A/S will supply 90 megawatts of power to Covestro's production site in Baytown, Texas.
A supplier is experimenting with a new method to make PHA resin — by growing it in plants. The technology may offer a lower-cost way to make the family of bio-based resins. Also, Karen Laird shared a detailed timeline on the history of chemical recycling of plastics.
LyondellBasell, Technip Energies and Chevron Phillips Chemical have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the design, construction and operation of a demonstration electric-heated cracking furnace to produce olefins.
Countries wrapped up the second round of global plastics treaty negotiations on June 2 agreeing to prepare a detailed draft of the treaty for the next negotiating round, with observers saying they saw signs of significant progress as well as major obstacles.
PureCycle Technologies Inc. has spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars to get to this point: solvent purification of used polypropylene.
A new strategic partnership, announced on 1 June by UPM Biochemicals and Selenis, a member of the IMG Group and producer of speciality polyester resins, will focus on the development of a sustainable polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) resin to promote the availability of more sustainable material choices in packaging applications.
Representatives from Saudi Arabia and Russia put more emphasis on the benefits of plastics while countries in the "High Ambition Coalition" called to reduce plastics production and phase out problematic materials.
LyondellBasell has postponed its exit from its refining business from the end of 2023 to the first quarter of 2025, at the latest, the company has announced.
A Japan-based banking company is investing $10 million into a fund designed to advance circular plastics projects.
Finnish beauty brand Lumene has become the first to launch a biobased packaging application in which both the jar and the label are made with renewably sourced material.
Health concerns around additives in plastics are taking an elevated role at the plastics treaty talks.
Negotiations for a plastics treaty got off to a rocky start in Paris, with some sources suggesting that disputes over potential caps on resin production were a significant reason.
The first day into the second round of the UN Treaty negotiations (INC-2) has ended. Looking back at it – and at a weekend packed with pre-meetings – I can say it has been full of surprises already.