Rally against plastic ban

Hundreds of traders, wholesalers, and manufacturers of plastic products came out in protest against the recent plastic ban in Bengaluru. The protesters – under the banner of Karnataka State Plastics Association – took out a rally between K.R. Market and K.G. Road, choking traffic headed towards the busy Kempegowda Bus Stand. The association demanded a […]

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 company […]

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. It […]

Sanitized opens new TecCenter for plastics and textile testing

Sanitized AG, a Swiss supplier of antimicrobial products for the plastics and textile industries, has opened the new SANITIZED TecCenter at its Burgdorf headquarters. The new TecCenter offers testing capabilities for polymer and textile coatings. It has the equipment to manufacture plastic films or coating support systems and textiles. Repellent plastics and textiles can be […]

New plastic-eating bacteria could help save planet

The species fully breaks down one of the most common kinds of plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It’s the type often used to package bottled drinks, cosmetics and household cleaners. Styrofoam-eating mealworms might help reduce plastic waste, study finds The findings, published in the academic journal ‘Science’ on Friday, say that “Ideonella sakaiensis breaks down […]

New Recycling Method for Fresh Fish Boxes

EPS FISH has been developed by ACTECO and AIMPLAS, with really good results, since the recycled material obtained has been validated by means of manufacturing XPS and EPS insulating panels with adequate physical-mechanical properties. Valencia (10-03-2016).- The project EPS-FISH to recycle expanded polystyrene wastes from fresh fish packages finished in late December 2015 with good […]

Sabic Broadens Composites Portfolio with Addition of Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Tapes

SABIC – one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies – has expanded its growing portfolio of innovative material solutions with the recent investment in a majority stake in Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics B.V., with manufacturing operations in Lelystad, The Netherlands. SABIC’s new Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (FRT) business specializes in the production of engineered thermoplastic, fiber-reinforced unidirectional […]