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Plaswood Hero

RPC Group

UK-based Plaswood has launched its range of ‘Hero’picnic tables that match style with sustainability to transform external spaces with elegant, durable furniture. Read more

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The Starlinger recoSTAR PET recycling line at Extrupet’s plant.

Starlinger

Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa's first and largest recycling operation for post-consumer PET bottles, has ordered a second Starlinger PET recycling line to meet the country's growing demand for rPET. Read more

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The area marked with a red line shows the planned new logistics and production halls of HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH

Herbold Meckesheim GmbH

Following a fire in September 2018, Herbold Meckesheim has begun rebuilding. Read more

machinery

Vecoplan will supply the VAZ 2000, a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder.

Vecoplan

US-based Brightmark Energy, headquartered in San Francisco, has commissioned Vecoplan AG to supply the appropriate shredding technology to process enormous quantities of plastics. Read more

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Vinyl Plus Forum 2019

VinylPlus

VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year. Read more

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Champions league vinyl

This year’s Vinyl Plus Sustainability Forum was hosted at the Hilton Prague, and the Czech Republic’s Environment Minister Richard Brabec welcomed players, stakeholders and journalists as discussions on sustainability and circularity began Read more

14 May 2019 14:22 editor's blog

RecyClass accelerates recyclability with science-based data

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Much of the plastic packaging on the market requires a redesign to become circular. Design for recycling is the starting point in ensuring the genuine circularity of plastics and reaching the 55 per cent recycling target by 2030 in Europe. Read more

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FKuR introduces cosmetic tubes from bio-based PE

FKuR

Cosmetic tubes made using Braskem‘s bio-based Green PE combine sustainability, recyclability and attractiveness. FKuR, a leading producer and distributor of bioplastic granulates, will present successful applications at CosmeticBusiness 2019 Read more

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OMV ReOil Pilot Plant

OMV; redaktionelle Verwendung honorarfrei

The partnership between OMV and Borealis for the petrochemical integration of OMV refineries goes back as far as 1998 and their shared industrial site in Schwechat, Austria, is one of the largest integrated plastics production sites in Europe. Read more

industry

AMP Robotics launches AI-guided recycling robot

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AMP Robotics Corp., a pioneer in AI and robotics for the recycling industry, has announced the launch of its new AMP Cortex dual-robot system (DRS) focused on material recovery. Read more

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Arla achieves sustainable packaging target

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Denmark-based dairy products co-operative Arla Foods has achieved its packaging sustainability target of making more than a billion pots and cartons more sustainable. Read more

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plastship

plastship

plastship GmbH, launched on 6 May 2019, is a new trading and service platform for buyers and sellers of regrinds, re-granulates and recyclates. Read more

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EU member states gain traction towards waste-free economy

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An overview for all EU member states reveals 28 different paths towards the circular economy with inspiring best practices. Read more

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Recycling capacity for rigid polyolefins reaches 1.7 million tonnes

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With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, particularly HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe. Read more

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New pilot plant line for packaging industry

battenfeld-cincinnati

The latest addition to the battenfeld-cincinnati Germany GmbH pilot plant in Bad Oeynhausen is a multifunctional thermoforming sheet line. The complete extrusion line is equipped with cutting-edge components and can produce sheets and thin boards Read more

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Henkel black packaging

Henkel

Together with its supplier Ampacet, a global provider of masterbatch, Henkel is developing an innovative solution for black plastic packaging that is fully recyclable. Read more

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New digital platform for Europe’s plastics converting industry

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MOnitoring Recyclates for Europe (MORE), the single, unified digital platform to monitor the uptake of recycled polymers into products, is now available for use by converters. Read more

industry

Succinct Explanations

RPC Group

With so much negative publicity surrounding plastic packaging in the consumer media, RPC Group created a series of short videos that aim to give a succinct and balanced response to some of the frequently asked questions on this issue. Read more

materials

plastic packaging

SQF

Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), cross-category supplier of ingredients to the manufacturing and foodservice sector, has strengthened its commitment to sustainability after revealing it is converting all its plastic packaging from black to white. Read more

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biodegradable and compostable plastics

University of Plymouth

A study by the University of Plymouth, UK, intended to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags made from different polymer types under littering conditions. Read more

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  • Plaswood Hero

    RPC Group

    Plaswood Hero

  • The Starlinger recoSTAR PET recycling line at Extrupet’s plant.

    Starlinger

    The Starlinger recoSTAR PET recycling line at Extrupet’s plant.

    The Starlinger recoSTAR PET recycling line at Extrupet’s plant.

  • The area marked with a red line shows the planned new logistics and production halls of HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH

    Herbold Meckesheim GmbH

    The area marked with a red line shows the planned new logistics and production halls of HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH

    the area marked in red shows the planned new logistics and production halls of Herbold Meckesheim GmbH

  • Vecoplan will supply the VAZ 2000, a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder.

    Vecoplan

    Vecoplan will supply the VAZ 2000, a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder.

    Vecoplan will supply the VAZ 2000, a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder.

  • Vinyl Plus Forum 2019

    VinylPlus

    Vinyl Plus Forum 2019

  • Martina Dlabajová MEP

    VinylPlus

    Martina Dlabajová MEP

    Martina Dlabajová MEP

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