The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will conduct five-city trials of a new polymer-based Rs 10 banknote, the government said in Parliament on Friday, declaring a move to plastic money to fight counterfeiting and reduce wear and tear. Plastic notes were first adopted by Australia in 1988 and are now used in more than 20
Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment. Minister for the Environment Nick Smith yesterday announced plans to ban products containing tiny plastic microbeads from sale in New Zealand, following the lead of several other countries.
From 16 to 23 October 2013, Vinnolit will participate in the K 2013, the international Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. Also this year, the focus is on the company’s new products. “Vinnolit is one of the most innovative PVC manufacturers in the world and annually invests around 9 million euros in research and development
With 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4200 Paralympic athletes competing, an estimated 11 million visitors, 21,000 journalists and around 200,000 staff members, there will be a lot of mouths to feed at the games, which in turn, means a ton of packaging required. With the eyes of the world set on London, the London Organizing Committee
The European Parliament, the parliamentary institution of European Union, has recently called for the provision of information to consumers on the use of nanomaterials in consumer products: all ingredients present in the form of nanomaterials in substances, mixtures or articles should be clearly indicated in the labelling of the product (e.g. in the list of
The European Commission has started legal proceedings against manufacturers of heat stabilisers involved in a cartel. It has been investigating cartel allegations since 2003 and now has issued Statements of Objections to at least two companies. The start of the investigations in 2003 saw co-ordinated action by regulators in Europe, Japan, the USA and Canada.
NEW DELHI: With polymer makers facing a slump in demand and pressure on margins, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilzers has sought five per cent import duty exemption on naphtha, used in making the chemical compounds stating that the import duty had added to the cost of production
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