UK Parliament Calls for End to Single Use Food Packaging

House of Commons’ committee report calls for “fundamental shift” away from all single use packaging, not just plastic. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has today called for the government to focus on reducing all single use packaging – not just plastic – in its latest report on Plastic food and drink packaging. Reusable …

New Solutions Ease Recoloring of Regrind for Recycled Plastics — BASF Color Solutions

Driven by the desire for closed material cycles and the economical use of resources, the recoloring of regrind for plastic recycled materials is gaining further importance, especially the economic reuse in the same application. Attractive Solutions for Recycled Materials The goal is to achieve a quality comparable to that of the coloration of new materials. …

Medical Plastics: Innovations & Opportunities

Why should you attend? Plastics now represent the largest group of materials used in medical technology. Strong market drivers continue to support its constant penetration and may require new technologies: growing use of disposable medical products, increasing demand for bacteria-fighting surfaces, adoption of implantable applications… Save time with a structured overview of recent advances in innovative materials & application developments for …

Rhine’s Low-water Level Impacts BASF’s TDI Production at Ludwigshafen Site

The water level of river Rhine is currently on an all-time low, impacting transport by ship. Despite maximum shift to alternative means of transport (pipeline, trucks and rail), not all raw materials can be supplied to BASF’s Ludwigshafen site.  TDI Production Hampered Therefore, BASF will have to stop the TDI production in Ludwigshafen. Restart of production depends …

California Bans Sale of Upholstered Products Containing FRs Above 1000ppm

Link Between Flame Retardants and Various Health Problems In passing the bill, the Legislature cited proof that flame retardants do little to increase fire safety, and expressed concerns about the link between flame retardants and various health problems, such as developmental problems in children and cancer. Implementing Rules and Regulations The law needs the International …