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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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May 7, 2021 | Industry News

Michelin and Carbios Co-develop Sustainable Tires Based on Recycled PET

CARBIOS and Michelin have taken a major step towards developing 100% sustainable tires. Michelin has successfully tested and applied Carbios’ enzymatic recycling process for PET plastic waste, in...

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May 7, 2021 | Product News

Borealis Introduces PCR-based Polyolefin for Sustainable Appliances

Borealis launches Borcycle™ MF1981SY-95, a post-consumer recycled (PCR) compound with around 10% talc, perfect for high-end rigid applications, for example in the appliance industry. Borcycle™...

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May 7, 2021 | Industry News

LyondellBasell Starts Production of Polymers Based on Renewable Raw Material

LyondellBasell announces another step towards its ambition to advance the circular economy by making virgin quality polymers from raw materials derived from plastic waste at its Wesseling, Germany...

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May 6, 2021 | Industry News

JSP Launches EPE Foam-based Recyclable Packaging Material

JSP International launches the new foam material, ARPLANK in Europe. ARPLANK is a highly resilient closed-cell material in plank form, made from expanded polyethylene (EPE) bead foam. It is the...

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May 4, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC’s Renewable PP Finds Use in NIVEA’s Face Cream Packaging

SABIC announces that Beiersdorf will innovate the packaging of its ‘NIVEA Naturally Good’ range of face creams using SABIC’s certified renewable polymers. SABIC’s bio-based polypropylene (PP) resin...

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May 3, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema to Start New Bio-based Polyamide 11 Plant in Singapore

Arkema confirms it is on track to begin production of Amino 11 and its flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 high performance polymer at the new plant on Jurong Island, Singapore in the first half of next...

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Apr 30, 2021 | Industry News

New Method to Breakdown Single-use Plastic Waste into Useful Molecules

Researchers from the University of Delaware’s CPI have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste — plastic bags, yogurt containers, plastic bottles and bottle caps, packaging and...

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Apr 29, 2021 | Industry News

New Process to Accelerate Recycling of Glass Fiber Composite Waste

Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizons and the University of Strathclyde have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at driving forward the development of recovery processes for used glass fiber...

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Apr 29, 2021 | Industry News

New Faster Way to Degrade Compostable Plastics Using Water and Heat

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have invented a way to make these compostable plastics break down more easily, with just heat and water, within a few weeks, solving a problem that has...

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Apr 29, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC’s Renewable Polycarbonate Finds Use in NUDEC's Clear Plastic Sheets

SABIC has announced its collaboration with NUDEC, a company dealing in the manufacture of clear plastic sheets for numerous industries such as construction, personal and machinery protection. NUDEC...

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