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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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, …

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 …

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 …

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. …