Monthly Archives: December 2015

P&G reports significant jump in use of recycled resin in packaging

P&G reports significant jump in use of recycled resin in packaging

The 17th annual sustainability report released by Procter & Gamble (P&G) indicates that the company has made significant progress in achieving its long term sustainability goals. SPOKANE : The 17th annual sustainability report released by Procter & Gamble (P&G) indicates that the company has made significant progress in achieving its long term sustainability goals. AccordingRead More

SPI: plastics leading the charge for eco-friendly packaging

According to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s report, “Packaging Market Watch: Plastics Packaging Wraps it Up”, plastics is a leading packaging choice among manufacturers who desire environmentally-sensible, inexpensive product options. The report incorporates the expertise of Ken Gronbach, a multi-generational marketing expert and author; the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); the US Environmental ProtectionRead More

Three concurrent events enlighten 30th edition of CHINAPLAS

Three accompany events will celebrate the 30th edition of CHINAPLAS under the theme “Greenovation for a Smart Future”, announced the organizer, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. In response to the rapid development of the medical, CHINAPLAS 2016 will organize the “2nd Medical Plastics Conference” from April 25-26, 2016 in attempts to give visitors insights on newRead More

Industrial profits in China dropped 1.9% in first 11 months of 2015

According to the National Bureaus of Statistics of China (NBSC), the industrial profits of enterprises above designated size from January to November amounted to RMB 5,538.68 billion, a Year on Year (YOY) decrease of 1.9%. In November, the industrial profits of enterprises above designated size achieved RMB 672.08 billion, a YOY decrease of 1.4%, andRead More

Global plastic pipe demand to grow with opportunities in water and waste water, agriculture, chemical, oil and gas

The future of the plastic pipe market looks attractive with opportunities in the potable water, waste water supply, electrical and telecommunication, agriculture, chemical, and oil and gas sectors. As per Lucintel, the global plastic pipe market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2015 to 2020. The major growth drivers for thisRead More

Commodity resin prices steady

North American resin prices remained relatively calm in November, with only PET bottle resin and polypropylene showing any movement. Regional selling prices for PET bottle resin ticked down a penny per pound for the month, due in part to lower seasonal demand. Prices for the material now have fallen for four consecutive months. The 1-centRead More

Turning packaging waste into valuable resins and coatings for building & construction?

AIMPLAS, the plastics technology center based in Valencia, Spain, is in collaboration with the company Barpimo to develop new alkyd and polyester resins from post-consumed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging for building & construction. The aim of the two parties is to develop a new process that allow economical transforming of PET packaging waste into highRead More

Egypt’s PP market hits the lowest levels since 2009

According to ChemOrbis Price Wizard, Egypt’s PP raffia market hit its lowest levels seen since 2009 both for import and local prices. This past week, distributors’ overall raffia prices saw additional decreases of EGP100-500/ton ($13-64/ton). Within the range, Egyptian cargoes tracked a stable to EGP150/ton ($19/ton) softer trend while locally held Middle Eastern cargoes wereRead More

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