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Packaging and sustainability: It's not black and white

Plastic packaging has the power to tackle waste, even though most of the time it is blamed for being waste itself. We explore this idea with Roland Schultz, Director Marketing Packaging at Albis.

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AIMPLAS has thrown its weight behind the innovative REFRESH modular waterbag project, which tackles the issue of water scarcity amid population growth with an efficient, sanitary plastics solution. more »

Jun 24, 2016 7:17 PM materials

Borealis is giving its cracker at Porvoo, Finland, a €40 million upgrade, enhancing its energy efficiency and capacity to produce polypropylene and crude C4. more »

Jun 22, 2016 10:00 AM materials

ICEHouse

SABIC

The ICEhouse exemplifies how SABIC's LEXAN sheet technolog can provide a sustainable solution for tackling global demand for housing, as the global population continues to rise. more »

Jun 16, 2016 11:13 AM materials

The disposable plastic versus metal medical equipment debate is an important one in terms of both sustainability and effectiveness. Disposable plastics offer the hygienic benefits, but are they greener? EPPM's Joy Showunmi investigates. more »

Jun 10, 2016 3:07 PM materials

Carbon fibre is used in the production of all kinds of sporting equipment, including lacrosse, but what was used before this new material entered the game? EPPM’s Steph Hazlegreaves looks back on the evolution of the lacrosse stick. more »

Jun 10, 2016 2:53 PM materials

Royal DSM, the global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX into a new drinking water contact applications market. more »

Jun 7, 2016 11:45 AM materials

EPPM's EUREKA Series touches on the out-of-the-box thinking that may seem peculiar now, but could influence and innovate plastics as we know it in the future.

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