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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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Apr 15, 2021 | Industry News

Total Corbion PLA Presents Several Bioplastic Applications at CHINAPLAS 2021

Total Corbion PLA is exhibiting at the CHINAPLAS trade fair in Shenzhen, China. On display is several partner applications based on Luminy® PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resins from Total Corbion PLA. The...

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Apr 15, 2021 | Industry News

BASF Exhibits Polymer-based Laptop Backpack, Cold Storage and more at CHINAPLAS 2021

BASF presents a slew of innovative solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021, including a broadened product portfolio after its acquisition of the Solvay polyamide business, as well as its investment project...

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Apr 15, 2021 | Industry News

European Plastic Industry Faces Extreme Raw Material Shortage and Price Increase

The European plastics converting industry is facing severe shortages of raw materials and extreme price increases never experienced. This situation is threatening the economic survival of numerous...

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Apr 15, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont Highlights Sustainable Solution for Advanced Applications at CHINAPLAS 2021

DuPont is highlighting solutions that exhibit sustainability in innovation, design, sourcing, and operations at CHINAPLAS 2021, April 13-16 at SWECC in Shenzhen, China. Featuring advancements that...

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Apr 13, 2021 | Industry News

New Process to Recycle Waste Polyurethanes Using Enzymatic Degradation

A research team from University of Strasbourg has developed a new process combining biotechnology and chemistry by putting the polyurethane at the end of its life in contact with enzymes. The team...

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Apr 13, 2021 | Industry News

AmSty and Agilyx to Develop Advanced Polystyrene Recycling Facility in Oregon

AmSty and Agilyx have announced an agreement to explore the development of a jointly owned advanced recycling facility. The initial scope of this project will be a 50 to 100 ton per day advanced...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2021 to Focus on Circular Plastics and Sustainable Material Solutions

The plastics and rubber industries are increasingly focusing on principles that strive to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations, reduce overall material use, find ways to effectively...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Product News

NOVA Chemicals Launches 100% PCR-PE Resins for Packaging Films

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. These three resins are the first of a broad portfolio of PCR grades that NOVA Chemicals is...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Aim to Develop Sustainable Polyurethanes Using Fish Waste

Researchers discuss devising a safer, biodegradable alternative to polyurethanes derived from fish waste. If developed successfully, a fish-oil based polyurethane could help meet the immense need...

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Apr 7, 2021 | Product News

Dow Launches Low-density, Recyclable LSR for Food Contact Applications

Dow announces the general availability of its first low density liquid silicone rubber (LSR) for injection molding to brand owners and formulators in Europe and NA. The material’s properties make it...

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