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Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on plastic-processing imports

Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on plastic-processing imports

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said the safeguard duty covers imports from the countries in question and has been imposed after the domestic industry took a beating from such dumping. In a move designed to protect the domestic industry, the government imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 44.7 percent on import ofRead More

This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

“We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle.” Cigarette butts are everywhere – clogging up our streets, littering our beaches – and for decades they’ve been thought of as ‘unrecyclable’, because they contain such a tightly packed mix of organic and inorganic products that recycling companies can’t deal with them. But a New Jersey-based companyRead More

PETisSafe: M K Bhan committee tells National Green Tribunal

An expert committee headed by former biotech secretary M K Bhan on Monday said plastic bottles made of PET (poly ethylene terephthalate) material are safe for packaging medicines. The pharmaceutical and soft drinks industry account for one fourth of India’s PET packaging industry. “There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that use of PET orRead More

Green tribunal to rule on safety of PET containers on Monday

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is slated to pronounce on Monday on whether plastic packaging of products including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers is safe or not. Uttarakhand-based NGO, Him Jagriti, has petitioned the NGT that given India’s extreme variations of temperature, it fears that PET containers leached harmful chemicals like phthalates and heavy metals. ItRead More

Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Help Revolutionize Recycling

We all know the drill: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Except, of course, that by and large Malaysians continue to be laggards when it comes to recycling. Only a mere 15% of solid waste was collected for recycling all of last year. Perhaps a solution to all those growing mounds of non-biodegradable plastic bottles, containers and bagsRead More

Milliken highlights NX UltraClear PP for food and beverage packaging

US-based Milliken will put its focus on NX UltraClear polypropylene (PP) for food and beverage industry at Alimentaria 2016, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain from April 25-28. With UltraClear PP based on Milliken’s clarifier series Millad NX 8000, the same high clarity associated with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging can be achieved, according to theRead More

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

Discovery could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tonnes of this particular type of plastic produced globally each year Washington: A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published on Thursday in theRead More

DuPont Performance Materials presents lightweighting and air management solutions for vehicles

DuPont Performance Materials highlighted a number of lightweight solutions at the recently concluded VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2016 conference. “Our presence in Mannheim allow us to share perspectives with partners and learn more about how our materials and collaborative design processes can help them develop ever safer, more environmentally friendly and higher performing products,”Read More

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