By Dr L M K Tillekeratne Retired Professor in Polymer Chemistry, USJP Currently there is a fear psychosis spreading among people of Sri Lanka that rice made out of plastic has been imported to the country and is in circulation in the open market among other natural verities of rice. Many news reports have been
RPC Containers Corby, part of the UK-based RPC Group, has invested in new Injection Stretch Blow Molding (ISBM) technology to enhance the transparency of its high barrier polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene (PP/EVOH/PP) containers. The company said this technology opens up opportunities in the retail sector, in particular markets such as cook-in sauces, instant coffee, ready meals,
Registration documents available from the beginning of 2015 Not long to go now: the registration documents for the world’s premier trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry will be available from January 2015. That is when the printed exhibitor invitations will be sent out and the digital registration form can be used at www.k-online.com.
On 17th November, API SpA was awarded the 2014 “PremioVedoGreen” for Green Excellence in Innovation”during an event held in Milan, Italy. The award, which is sponsored by Expo 2015, the European Commission, the Ministry of the Environment and ENEA (the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), with the support of
Effective 1st January 2015, Gerold Schley (54) will become President and CEO of the battenfeld-cincinnati group. According to the announcement, Gerold Schley has previously held several leading positions in the plastics industry – first in the injection molding sector, then for a number of years in consulting, and most recently as Managing Director of the
Victrex recently announced the opening of its new £16 million facility at its UK headquarters for high performance thermoplastic films, APTIV. According to Victrex, the demand for thin and durable thermoplastic film is continuously rising, driven by key industries like aerospace, automotive and electronics. The company therefore has installed a second film production line in
US packaging group Sonoco announced that it is producing plant-based plastic bottles for Ecover’s new home care line. Ecover’s new packaging is launched across the US in August this year. The containers produced by Sonoco – extrusion blow-molded bottles – are made from Plantplastic, Ecover’s proprietary blend of bio-sourced high density polyethylene (HDPE) and post-consumer
Dubai, UAE, 30 November 2014: Duplas Al Sharq L.L.C, a subsidiary of Emirates Investment & Development (Emivest), in which Dubai Government holds 30 per cent stake, says that UAE’s per capita consumption of plastics is 30 kg, with the industry growing at 20% annually. Environment friendly products make up 25% share of the total production.