Science & technology

New application for near-infrared spectroscopy solutions

| TrinamiX GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, today announced it has developed a new application for its mobile Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy Solutions related to plastic sorting and recycling.

Essel’s Platina 250 and 300 tubes approved by RecyClass

| Platina tubes can be recycled in a high-density polyethylene containers (HDPE) recycling stream, according to an analysis done by an independent laboratory.

Integrated flake sorting solutions paving the way to increased quality

| We all know the issues when it comes to plastic waste. Now more than ever, emphasis is being placed on handling this resource in a responsible, sustainable manner to make sure it can be reused.

BHS: Fiber Upgrade Case Study

| BHS customer Midwest Fiber Recycling in Normal, Illinois was looking for ways to modernize their system to match changing recycling demands while improving overall system efficiency.

Benchmarking for high-quality recycled plastics

| Recyclates characterisation guiding requirements have been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe.

Polystyrene waste becomes valuable feedstock

| Ineos Styrolution has reported the final results of the research project ResolVe.

New LCA Study on tyre recycling

| Tyres are complex products subject to strict standards to fulfill mobility and safety requirements.

Steinert: e-book on sorting non-ferrous metals and separating heavy metals

| The new e-book from the sorting specialist Steinert explains how to separate non-ferrous metals and heavy metals to the maximum.

What is next for increasing flexible packaging recycling?

| A new study reveals collection, design for recycling and uptake of recyclates as the main drivers.

Clariant presents IR-detectable black masterbatches

| Clariant's latest development is a range of deep, dark colors that normally would have required the use of carbon black pigments that makes them undetectable by NIR sensors.

Promising results from asphalt research project

| The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has released results from its New End Market Opportunities (NEMO) for Film Asphalt Project in partnership with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). 

Particularly wide filling opening for easy filling

| The ever-increasing use of plastic and cardboard, as well as the growing mountains of packaging waste, have also increased the demands on recycling.

Recyclability protocol for PP containers published

| RecyClass’ Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for PP (polypropylene) is a guidance for carrying out laboratory analysis of the various design features of rigid packaging made from PP resin.

Refinishing flooring surfaces offers more than 75% reduced carbon footprint

| A recent report from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute confirms that refinishing hardwood and resilient floors is more sustainable for the environment than replacing the flooring surfaces.
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