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Plastics & Elastomers
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Plastics have proven to be the most used material for centuries. New products and innovations are surfacing now and then. As the need for this versatile material increases, its necessary to make plastics more sustainable and circular.

Manufacturers, developers and major OEMs are all focusing on bio-based polymers, bioplastics and nature-inspired plastic products to close the loop of circularity. Not only the manufacturers are producing sustainable products and raw materials but they are also focused on reclaiming the plastic waste generated during the production cycle.

Industry giants and government are together initiating measures to make our future sustainable. Researchers and scientists too are finding breakthroughs all around the world.

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Aug 7, 2020 | Industry News

Study Unveils High-quality rPET in New Bottles Reduces Risk of Substance Migration

Researchers from the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research are discovering the effects of rPET on the properties of the bottles and on the quality of the contents of the bottles. Based on the results...

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Aug 6, 2020 | Industry News

Lombard Odier Partners with Plastic Bank to Collect Ocean Plastic Waste in Haiti

Lombard Odier Group announces a new partnership with Plastic Bank to pioneer a solution to help prevent ocean plastic pollution, while creating long-term value for collector communities. Plastic...

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Aug 6, 2020 | Industry News

KHS & ALPLA Develop Light-weight PET Container with High Recyclate Content

KHS Group together with ALPLA KHS has developed a returnable PET container that at 55 grams is extremely light. The 1.0-liter bottle’s high recyclate content of 35% also has a very positive effect...

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Aug 3, 2020 | Industry News

Aerocircular & ELGCF Sign MoU to Sustainably Recycle Aircraft CFRP Waste

Aerocircular and ELG Carbon Fibre join forces in establishing a closed-loop recycling scheme for End-of-Life aircraft CFRP waste streams, having signed a Memorandum of Understanding between both...

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Aug 3, 2020 | Industry News

RenCom Uses Coperion’s Extrusion System to Produce Thermoplastic Biomaterial

RenCom has chosen Coperion’s twin screw extrusion system to enable the production of RENOL®, an thermoplastic biomaterial that can be used to replace fossil-based plastics. Following comprehensive...

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Jul 31, 2020 | Industry News

AIMPLAS’ Project to Develop Recyclable Packaging Shows Promising Results

BIOnTop project lead by AIMPLAS, whose objective is to develop new, competitive, low-cost, recyclable packaging solutions designed to be mechanically recycled, compostable either industrially or at...

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Jul 31, 2020 | Industry News

UD Receives Federal Grant to Establish Research Center for Plastic Upcycling

University of Delaware receives $11.65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish the Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI). CPI is one of the six new Energy Frontier Research...

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Jul 24, 2020 | Industry News

Mastercard to Offer Sustainable Cards Based on Recycled Plastic

Mastercard has worked with global industry players to develop a sustainable card program for all card issuers globally. A new directory of sustainable materials and vendors for card products aims...

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Jul 22, 2020 | Industry News

Nusaned Investment to Manufacture Sustainable Wood-plastic Composites

Nusaned Investment™, owned by SABIC has signed a deal with Suhul Alkhalej for Industrial Development and Investment Company (Suhul Alkhalej). The new venture will own and operate a factory to...

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Jul 16, 2020 | Industry News

Espoma Organic & Amcor Partner to Develop Sugarcane-based Polymer Packaging

Espoma Organic and Amcor partner to innovate more sustainable packaging and launch a new bio-based polymer package. The polyethylene (PE) film contains 25 percent bio-based material derived from...

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