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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 6, 2021 | Industry News

Stratasys Launches 3D Printers for End-use Part Manufacturing

Stratasys introduces three new 3D printers that together address a large portion of the multibillion-dollar market opportunity in additive manufacturing of end-use parts. The systems collectively...

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May 6, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Self-lubricating Plastics for 85% Reduced Tear

The Potsdam Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Plastics Center SKZ in Würzburg have developed microcapsules filled with liquid lubricants for plastics. These...

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May 5, 2021 | Product News

DSM Launches Advanced Engineering Grades for Medical Device Manufacturing

Royal DSM launches a new portfolio of engineering materials designed to help global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of care for patients around the world. The materials are intended...

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May 5, 2021 | Industry News

Trinseo Completes Acquisition of Arkema’s PMMA Business

Trinseo announces the closing of the previously announced transaction to acquire Arkema’s polymethyl methacrylates (PMMA) business. PMMA is a transparent and rigid resin with a wide range of end...

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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 4, 2021 | Industry News

AlphaGem Bio Launches Heat Stable PCR Microplate Based on Polyplastics’ COC

AlphaGem Bio has launched a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) plate made of TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) from Polyplastics USA. AlphaGem Bio’s new plate for genomic testing uses TOPAS® COC for...

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