Polyplastics Introduces Eco-friendly LFT Resins Made of Regenerated Cellulose Fibers

Polyplastics Group has announced the introduction of PLASTRON® LFT which are made of specially formulated regenerated cellulose fibers. The eco-friendly PLASTRON® LFT provides weight reduction plus mechanical strength, enabling manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprint and meet today’s sustainability demands. LFT Resins with Balance of Physical Properties Eco-friendly resins that incorporate natural fibers, starch, wood powder, and other …

BASF Adds Expandable Polystyrene with 10% Recycled Content to Its Portfolio

BASF has expanded its portfolio of graphitic expandable polystyrene (EPS) granulate. Neopor® F 5 Mcycled™ contains 10 per cent recycled material and is suitable for numerous applications in buildings, particularly facade insulation. The new raw material is produced using the extrusion process and offers the same proven mechanical properties and optimized insulation performance as Neopor® F 5200 Plus. Partnership …

LyondellBasell Invests in Circular Plastics Fund to Advance Circular Economy

LyondellBasell announces its investment in a Circular Plastics Fund led by global venture fund Infinity Recycling. This investment expands the company’s venture capital activities to help eliminate plastic waste in the environment and advance the circular economy. “By investing catalytic capital in funds such as Infinity Recycling’s venture fund, we promote the collaboration required to propel …

Arkema to Increase Global Manufacturing Capacity of Elastomers

25% Increase in Elastomer Production Arkema announces a 25% increase in its global Pebax® elastomer production capacity by investing in Serquigny in France. This investment will notably enable increased production of the bio-circular Pebax® Rnew® and traditional Pebax® ranges. This new capacity will produce a variety of highly specialized grades to meet growing demand in numerous demanding …

Toray to Exhibit Its Advanced PP and PE Foam Technologies at Foam Expo 2022

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., will highlight its PEF Division’s advanced precision-engineered, irradiation-crosslinked, polypropylene and polyethylene foam technologies for automotive and flooring applications at Foam Expo 2022, June 28-30, booth 1303. Foams for industrial applications, including gasket, tape, and composites, will also be displayed. Insights to The Exhibition Toray’s foams include ToraSoft®, TorayPEF®, ToraPRO™, and XLPE. …

LANXESS’ Composites Make Electric Skateboards Ultra-thin and Lightweight

Electric components such as the battery and the motors that drive the wheels, need to be housed in very confined spaces to keep the board light, compact and easy for the rider to handle, LANXESS can help in that regard. One example is provided by the OKMOS SL-01 electric skateboards from EMI SAS, a family business based …

BASF and cyclos-HTP Collaborate for Mechanical Recycling of PE/PA Multilayer Films

In a new publication, BASF and Institute cyclos-HTP reveals details of the mechanical recycling of coextruded flexible packaging films containing polyamides (PE/PA multilayer films). Research on Sustainability The independent testing and certification body cyclos-HTP systematically investigated the recyclability of PE/PA multilayer films on behalf of BASF and confirmed it in June 2021. The results and conclusions of …

AIMPLAS Announces Projects to Recycle Marine Plastic Waste on World Oceans Day

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, emphasizes the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World Oceans Day, held on 8th June. Accentuating Plastic Waste Removal The presence of litter in seas and oceans is a problem that moves forward in parallel to the industrial economic development of society, which is of increasing …

HEXPOL TPE’s New Circular TPEs Based On Post-Use Maritime Ropes

International TPE compounder HEXPOL TPE has added to their growing portfolio of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) materials containing recycled content. The new Dryflex Circular MWR TPEs contain recyclate coming from post-use maritime ropes. Recycling Ocean Waste For the MWR raw materials, HEXPOL TPE is working with PLASTIX A/S, a Danish plastic recycling company specialising in sorting …

AdvanSource Appoints Foster Corp. as Marketing Partner for Specialty TPU Products

Foster Corporation’s Distribution business has been appointed as the marketing partner for AdvanSource Biomaterials, a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical. AdvanSource focuses on the manufacture and development of specialty thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products suited for specific application requirements. Foster’s role will entail application development, sales, and technical support, of AdvanSource products in the North American …