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Plastics & Elastomers
Green & Bioplastics
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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Oct 19, 2020 | Industry News

U.S. DOE to Advance Plastic Recycling R&D Projects with Million Dollars Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced over $27 million in funding for 12 projects that will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are...

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Oct 16, 2020 | Industry News

New Initiative to Sort Plastic Waste Using Digital Water Marking

Mondi has joined forces with AIM, the European Brands Association, and other partners across the value chain to prove the viability of digital watermarking for sorting waste at scale. The HolyGrail...

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Oct 16, 2020 | Industry News

JGC Gets License to Use Chemical Waste Recycling Process from UBE Industries

UBE Industries announces that together with co-licensor Ebara Environmental Plant, the two companies had signed an agreement with JGC Corporation that gives JGC license to utilize the Ebara Ube...

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Oct 16, 2020 | Industry News

Braskem and Partner to Collect Plastic Waste from Landfills in São Paulo

Braskem and Tecipar will collect some 2,000 tons of plastic waste annually from Santana do Parnaíba. The partnership reinforces Braskem's commitment to the Circular Economy...

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Oct 15, 2020 | Industry News

New Organic Tea Capsules Made from SABIC’s Circular Polypropylene Portfolio

Avoury® is working with SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio of solutions and services to create its pioneering new premium organic tea capsules, made from certified circular polypropylene (PP) that uses...

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Oct 14, 2020 | Industry News

Canada Plans to Ban Six Harmful Single-use Plastics

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced the next steps in the Government’s plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. Government proposes to ban: plastic checkout bags...

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Oct 12, 2020 | Industry News

Borealis & ITOCHU Collaborate to Evaluate Uptake of Renewable PP

Borealis, Borouge and ITOCHU jointly announced the strategic intent to jointly evaluate how to enable uptake of renewable polypropylene (PP) in the Japanese market...

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Oct 12, 2020 | Industry News

Arkema’s New Green Bond for Bio-based Polyamide Manufacturing Plant

Arkema successfully placed its first ever Green Bond fully dedicated to the financing of its new world-scale plant in Singapore to manufacture 100% bio-based Rilsan® polyamide 11. For a total amount...

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Oct 12, 2020 | Industry News

New Environment-friendly Polymer Electrolytes for Flexible Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Ger­many) have recently developed promising new polymer electrolytes for redox flow batteries, which are flexible, efficient, and...

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Oct 12, 2020 | Industry News

Agilyx & Partners to Produce Recycled Products Using Polystyrene Waste

Agilyx collaborates with polystyrene producers AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo to identify and develop the best design and supply chain approach to produce new high-value recycled products from...

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