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Clariant additives enable recyclability and quality

Clariant

Through a ‘Symphony of Collaboration’ with partners along the full plastics value chain, Clariant is taking proactive steps in addressing the problem of plastic pollution with new solutions for diverse industry sectors. Read more

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MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

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Spot prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polyethylene (PE) have spiked in Asia following news of the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. These two commodities are the two main chemical exports of the region. Read more

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New bio-based polymers coming to market

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LyondellBasell, in partnership with Finland-based energy company Neste, recently announced a world-first in the bio-based polymer industry, jointly announcing the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and polyethylene Read more

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Oziflow returns following five-year hiatus

Oziflow

Oziflow, the Australia-based company behind the original plastic slimline rainwater tank, is rebooting its business after a five-year hiatus to focus on the drought-ravaged US market. Read more

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LyondellBasell announces Q2 2019 results

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LyondellBasell Industries has announced net income for the second quarter 2019 of $1bn (~€0.9bn), or $2.70 per share. Read more

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FMI: pallet wrap sales grow amid logistics industry reforms

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According to a report by Future Market Insights, pallet wraps sales exceeded 3,100 tonnes in 2018, and are likely to grow by 3.2% in 2019. Read more

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Tests confirm 100-year expected lifetime for PVC and PE pipes

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Practical experiences gathered and technical assessments carried out support that unplasticised (PVC-U), high impact polyvinyl chloride (PVC-Hi) and polyethylene (PE) buried pipes Read more

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Multilayer packaging is innovative and sustainable

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BASF, Borealis, Südpack and Zott present prototypes of food packaging made from 100 per cent recycled material. Read more

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RPC Sæplast has introduced an upgraded version of its market-leading container and lid for the harvesting and transportation of fish stocks

RPC Sæplast

RPC Sæplast has introduced an upgraded version of its market-leading container and lid for the harvesting and transportation of fish stocks. Read more

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wrapper-less solero wrapping packaging

Unilever

Unilever is testing a wrapper-less packaging method for its Solero’s Organic Peach range of ice lollies in the UK. Read more

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PE recycling accelerates circular economy

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Plastics Recyclers Europe has published a paper identifying the prerequisites for increasing recycling of flexible polyethylene into a high-quality raw material while ensuring a sustainable and cost-effective process. Read more

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More US investment needed to achieve circular economy

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More investment in chemical recycling in the US would allow recycled material to return to the value chain at the same level from which it started, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. Read more

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RPC Promens Varibox provides multiple solutions

RPC Promens

The market-leading Varibox from RPC Promens is providing chemical companies with the ideal solution to improve their environmental profile and minimise the financial implications of the UK’s Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) regulations. Read more

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Investment confirmed for bpi stretchfilms’ UK site

RPC Group

bpi stretchfilms, a leading producer of pallet stretchwrap, has announced significant investment in its manufacturing facility at Brigwater, Somerset, UK. Read more

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European PE prices show continued increase

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PE prices across Europe have witnessed their third consecutive month of rising streak, with spot LLDPE prices climbing to their highest level since July 2018 and LDPE since September, based on the average of ChemOrbis Price Index. Read more

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Sustainable Solution for Chemical Packaging

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Working in partnership with RPC bpi nordipac, leading global chemical company Songwon Industrial Co Ltd has become one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg polyethylene bags made with 50% recycled content. Read more

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Agricultural films sales surge in line with microclimatic conditions

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According to a recent ETH Zurich study and Fact.MR market analysis, agricultural films sales are estimated to exceed 4,300 tonnes in 2019, recording a year-on-year growth at more than four per cent over 2018. Read more

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RPC Promens Varibox IBC

RPC Promens

RPC Promens is introducing its proven Varibox IBC into the UK and Ireland, offering a solution for the safe and cost-effective handling of hazardous chemicals. Read more

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Polyplastic, Togliatti, Russia

Polyplastic

At Moscow-based research and production enterprise Polyplastic, twin screw extruders from Coperion have proven their reliability and cost ef Read more

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The Lego Group

The LEGO Group launches new partnership with the Natural History Museum to inspire children to explore nature through play. Read more

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  • Clariant additives enable recyclability and quality

    Clariant

    Clariant additives enable recyclability and quality

  • MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

    via Shutterstock

    MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

  • New bio-based polymers coming to market

    Uwe Aranas / Shutterstock.com

    New bio-based polymers coming to market

  • Oziflow returns following five-year hiatus

    Oziflow

    Oziflow returns following five-year hiatus

    The 220-litre tanks are designed to fit against walls or fences and can be linked together to increase storage capacity.

  • LyondellBasell announces Q2 2019 results

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    LyondellBasell announces Q2 2019 results

  • FMI: pallet wrap sales grow amid logistics industry reforms

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    FMI: pallet wrap sales grow amid logistics industry reforms

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