Malaysia urged to cut down on plastic packaging for cleaner seas

Malaysians top the list of per-capita consumption of plastic packaging out of six Asian countries that account for 60 per cent of plastic pollution in the sea An analysis of Asia’s worst ocean polluters shows Malaysians are the biggest individual consumers of plastic packaging, green group WWF said on Monday, urging the government to limit single-use […]

INEOS to produce plastics from wood-derived oil

INEOS has signed an agreement to use naphtha derived from wood pulp processing to manufacture bio-based plastics at its site in Cologne, Germany. UPM Biofuels will supply naphtha produced at its biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. This is made from crude tall oil produced from wood pulp processing operations at its neighbouring pulp and paper mill. […]

New website launched for RecoMed PVC takeback scheme

RecoMed, the PVC takeback scheme for single-use medical devices, has launched its new website in response to rising interest from the healthcare sector in reducing and recycling plastic waste. Since 2014, RecoMed has provided an alternative, sustainable recycling route for waste medical items, such as oxygen masks and tubing, made from high-quality medical grade PVC.  The new […]

Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

HOUSTON – February 13, 2020 – Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, announced today it signed an agreement to purchase Poliblend and Esseti Plast GD from D’Ottavio Group. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Mozzate, Italy, the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio […]

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. Offers Technical Training Courses to Address Industry Skills Gap and Other Industry Challenges

ARDL has expanded its technical training programs, workshops, webinars and educational outreach initiatives to assist customers and the industry as a whole by providing tools for today’s young professionals and veteran industry workers alike.  As many in the elastomer industry know, technical expertise is critical but also declining as highly skilled professionals retire. It is […]

Pallets Market Set to Hit US$ 95 Bn by 2029, Smart Pallet Adoption on Upward Trend: PMR Report

Significant demand generated from manufacturers and retailers in food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries continue to drive sales of pallets in global market. Poised for a whopping market value of US$ 95 Bn towards the end of 2029, the global pallets market is headed for a healthy CAGR during the following decade. Adoption of […]

North American Plastics Industry Calls for USMCA Ratification

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—22 October 2019—Today the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President & CEO Tony Radoszewski, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) President Carol Hochu and the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico (ANIPAC) President Aldimir Torres Arenas issued the following joint statement after meeting about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “The plastics industry of North America has stood together throughout the process of negotiating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), […]

World debut: Measure and optimize film flatness with Reifenhäuser EVO Ultra Flat

Troisdorf, July 1, 2019 | The flatness properties of blown film play a crucial part in its processing performance. Things become particularly difficult if a film – made from polyethylene, for example – is meant to be fused with another substrate. In conventional manufacturing processes, typical sagging and flatness defects can be expected as a […]