Tag: plastics

Polymer demand in Poland

Growth in Poland’s plastics industry continues

| Applied Market Information Ltd has conducted a database of Plastic Processors in Poland.

Bacteria eat PET

| Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that can degrade PET. So far only fungi where know to decompose plastics.

UK households collect close to 500.000 tonnes of plastics packaging

| According to RECOUP, over 492,623 tonnes of plastics packaging was collected from UK households in 2014/15, an increase of around 30,000 tonnes or 6% on the previous year.

World Plastics Council supports G-7 marine litter plan

| The World Plastics Council (WPC) welcomes that the leaders of the G-7, at their recent summit in Germany, have defined a bold action plan to reduce marine litter.

EuPC launches Strategic Alliance for European

| During the EuPC General Assembly in Warsaw, EuPC launched a Strategic Alliance for Polymer Supplies in Europe. This Alliance was formed in response to a recent series of force majeure declarations by some of the leading EU polymer suppliers leading to shortage of material on the European market and is the consequence of very unhappy plastics converters that do not wish to see this repeated in the future.

Successful business year for Erema

| Erema, headquartered in Ansfelden, Austria, has achieved a record turnover figure of EUR 115 million for the 2014/15 fiscal year.

New Petcore Europe President elected

| Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET value chain in Europe, elected its new President Mark Kenrick from Lotte Chemical UK Ltd.

Tailor-made plastic washing plant

| North American plastic recyling company Cedar Poly LLC recently commissioned a plastic washing system from Lindner washTech which enabled them to significantly boost both capacity and product quality.

Circular economy package for more quality plastics recycling in Europe

| Quality recycling and sorting have been the focal point of the Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE) Annual Meeting 2014 which took place on the 20th and 21st of November in Brussels.

World Plastics Council elects Mosaed Al Ohali as chairman

| The first General Assembly of the World Plastics Council (WPC) was held to define key areas the Council will address. During the assembly, Mosaed Al Ohali, current Executive Vice President Polymers of Sabic, was elected as the new Chairman of WPC.

Carbios reduces operating loss

| The French chemistry company Carbios, who is specializing in technologies dedicated to the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, has presented its first half results for 2014

Carpet Recycling grows in the US

| According to the new report of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), in 2013 14 percent of carpet was recycled or used to produce energy.

Two new systems for continuous melt filtration

| The main focus of Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen at this year's Fakuma from October 14 to 18 in Friedrichshafen (Germany) will be on the company's expertise in the field of continuous melt filtration. Two new developments will be at the Show.

Marine ecosystems damaged by plastic waste

| Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.
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