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Oregon Startup Makes Crude Oil from Plastic

Oregon-based alternative energy start-up Agilyx says it has developed a system to convert difficult-to-recycle discarded plastics into synthetic crude oil. The technology has been in development for a year and a half, and the company predicts that it will be ready for commercial sales in mid-2012. The system vaporizes the plastics and then condenses theRead More

Gerresheimer extends production of medical plastics systems in Bavaria

Gerresheimer AG, one of two world’s leading suppliers to the pharma and healthcare industry, further invests in the growth market of complex plastic systems for pharmaceutical and medical applications. Production capacity is being extended at the southern German production facility in Pfreimd at the value of approximately EUR 25 million. High customer demand led toRead More

Sino-Pack/China Drinktec 2012 to reach new scale

The 19th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2012) and the 16th China International Exhibition on Brewery, Beverage and Liquid Packaging (China Drinktec 2012) is expected to reach a record-breaking scale, with an exhibition area exceeding 30,000sq m. To be staged at China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Area A), Guangzhou,Read More

Plastics company to locate headquarters in Timnath

A plastics manufacturing company with offices in Fort Collins and Loveland plans to build a $12 million corporate headquarters near the Harmony Road and Interstate 25 interchange to better serve the biofuels and biotech industries. The company, Eldon James, received initial permission from the Timnath Planning Commission on Wednesday evening. The town board must stillRead More

QAPCO polyethylene plant to launch Q2 2012

Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) will start operating its polyethylene 3 plant in the second quarter of next year, it said on Wednesday, revising a previously expected launch date of end-2011. The estimated total cost of the Polyethylene 3 plant was nearly 2.2 billion riyals ($604 million), QAPCO General Manager Mohammed al-Mulla said in a statementRead More