Asahi Kasei Becomes a Member of European Bioplastics

Asahi Kasei joined European Bioplastics (EUBP), an association of companies involved in bioplastics, in June 2022. Founded in Germany in 1993, EUBP has around 70 member companies from the entire bioplastics value chain. Greater Value Creation in the Area of Environment EUBP aims to advance the economic and regulatory framework in Europe to allow for …

DSM Sets New Sustainability Targets to Achieve Net-zero Emissions

Royal DSM announces that it pledges to purchase all of its electricity worldwide from renewable sources as well as further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its own operations faster with stringent new 2030 sustainability targets. Reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions The new 100% renewable electricity ambition is a significant upward revision from …

Trinseo Halts the Sales Process of their Styrenics Business

Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider, announced it has decided to pause the sale of its styrenics business. Impact of Ukraine War In November 2021 the Company announced that it had begun work to explore the divestiture of the Business and subsequently launched a formal sales process in the first quarter of 2022. The scope …

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 …

Solvay Launches Sustainable Polymer Series for Precision Electronics

Solvay launches the Kalix® 10000 series, an ideal structural material for precision electronics components used in smart devices, to complement its Kalix® product line. The newest HPPA-based material is set to take both performance and sustainability to the next level. An Ecological Solution by Solvay The Kalix® 10000 series , a partially bio-based material made with renewable feedstock …

ExxonMobil and Partners to Recycle Flexible Plastics into Food-grade Packaging

SEE, ExxonMobil, and Ahold Delhaize USA have announced their collaboration on an advanced recycling initiative, the first of its kind in the U.S. The project recycles flexible plastics from the food supply chain and remakes them into new, certified circular food-grade packaging. The initiative is expected to begin this summer and scale over time. Food-grade …

SDK and Microwave Chemical to Jointly Develop a New Chemical Recycling Technology

Showa Denko (SDK) and Microwave Chemical Co., Ltd. (Microwave Chemical) have started joint development of a new microwave-based chemical recycling technology to directly transform used plastic into basic chemical feedstock. The two companies are implementing various steps to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and aim to commercialize the new technology soon. Recycling Using Microwave Radiation SDK …

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. …

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 …