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Apr 12, 2024 | Industry News

EPA Releases Interim Guidance on Destruction and Disposal of PFAS

The U.S. EPA released an updated “Interim Guidance on the Destruction and Disposal of PFAS and Materials Containing PFAS.” The updated guidance reflects the latest, best available science to provide...

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Apr 12, 2024 | Industry News

Kuraray to Invest in a New EVOH Production Plant in Singapore

Kuraray has decided to invest in a production plant for EVAL™ EVOH resin at its subsidiary in Singapore, Kuraray Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (100% owned by Kuraray Co., Ltd.)...

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Apr 12, 2024 | Industry News

New Bacteria Strain that Makes Plastic Highly Biodegradable and Fracture Resistant

Engineered bacteria can produce a plastic modifier that makes renewably sourced plastic more processable, more fracture resistant and highly biodegradable even in sea water...

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Apr 11, 2024 | Industry News

Research Shows Up to 11 Mn Tonnes of Plastic Waste is Sitting on the Ocean Floor

New research from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and the University of Toronto in Canada, estimates up to 11 million tonnes of plastic pollution is sitting on the ocean floor...

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Apr 11, 2024 | Product News

Sumitomo Chemicals to Exhibit Polyolefins and Engineering Plastics at CHINAPLAS 2024

The Sumitomo Chemical Group will attend CHINAPLAS 2024. Under the slogan of “co-creating a carbon neutral future by leveraging green chemistry,” the Group will exhibit a variety of functional...

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Apr 10, 2024 | Industry News

Researchers Produce Degradable Plastics from Elemental Sulfur, a Crude Oil Waste

In a recent article published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, prof. Dr Alex Plajer, junior professor of Macromolecular Chemistry, and his team show that incompatible building blocks can be...

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Apr 10, 2024 | Industry News

Project to Research Use of Bio-based or Recycled Feedstocks for PU Processing

At Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Applied Logistics and Polymer Sciences, a team led by Prof. Dr. Gregor Grun and Prof. Dr. Sergiy Grishchuk is researching the use of...

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Apr 10, 2024 | Industry News

Study Finds Using Plastic Alternatives Might Result in Increased GHG Emissions

Substituting plastics with alternative materials is likely to result in increased GHG emissions, according to research from the University of Sheffield. The study looked at plastics and their...

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Apr 9, 2024 | Industry News

Neste & Lotte Chemical Team Up to Use Renewable Feedstocks for Plastics Manufacturing

Neste and South Korean chemical company Lotte Chemical are teaming up to make chemicals and plastics more sustainable. The companies embark on a strategic collaboration to replace fossil resources...

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Apr 9, 2024 | Product News

INEOS Styrolution's ABS Chosen for Home Brewing Cask by Pinter

As the reaction vessel is the core of their new home brewing cask, Pinter has selected INEOS Styrolution’s Terluran® GP-35 for its food contact compliance. Based in London, UK, Pinter is passionate...

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