RadiciGroup to Acquire Engineering Plastics Business of Ester Industries

RadiciGroup has invested approximately EUR 35 million in the acquisition of the Engineering Plastics business of Ester Industries Ltd., an Indian company founded by the Singhania family in 1985 and currently listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Besides engineering polymers, Ester Industries Ltd. has a strong market presence in polyester packaging films, a business the …

Covestro to Expand Production Capacities for TPU Films in Germany

Covestro is expanding its production capacities for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Films in the Platilon® range, as well as the associated infrastructure and logistics. To this end, the company is investing a low double-digit million-euro amount in its German center of excellence for the aforementioned films in Bomlitz, Lower Saxony. This site of Epurex Films, a …

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 …

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 …

New Partnership to Supply Sustainable ABS for Carbon-efficient Products

AnQore, OCI and ELIX Polymers have announced that a major European consumer goods manufacturer will use ELIX E-LOOP ABS, a step that will substantially reduce the carbon footprint of its products and contribute to a more sustainable value chain. The ABS is based on Econitrile, a sustainable version of acrylonitrile launched by AnQore, which in turn is produced …

EconCore & Flaxco Glass-replacing Lightweight Thermoplastic Panels

EconCore has collaborated with partner Flaxco®, to develop and manufacture an innovative new thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich panel. Flaxco established themselves in the early 1850’s and have 150 years of experience in flax weaving, used in a range of applications including clothing, upholstery and decoration. This has evolved into manufacturing flax FIBERs for the composites industry, …

Neste to Commercialize Chemical Recycling of Liquefied Waste Plastic

Proceeding on the target of commercializing chemical recycling of waste plastic, Neste is conducting a feasibility study to examine investing in capacity for processing liquefied waste plastic at its refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The goal is to scale up processing capabilities for liquefied waste plastic by implementing proprietary technologies to pretreat and upgrade liquefied waste plastic …

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KRAIBURG TPE Introduces TPEs for Medical Resealing Applications

Right Material for Resealing Systems Finding the right material to fit the requirements of innovative designs, especially for medical device components such as resealing systems, is vital for optimizing functionality and performance. Hence, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), which offer many material advantages over traditional medical rubbers or plastics, are becoming increasingly popular in the medical and healthcare …

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 …