COVID-19 results in weaker new orders, production dips and a disrupted supply chain in March. But for how long?
Over the past two years, Brightmark has more than tripled the size of its staff, garnered $150 million in equity investments in its projects, and acquired proprietary technology that aims to create a circular economy for post-use plastics.
Manufacturing 3D printing filament was first a way for Armor to recycle its own reclaimed plastic waste. But now, this business unit is helping to close the loop on sustainability for plastic 3D printed products.
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Is the economy experiencing a financial meltdown necessitating drastic action from the Fed? The answer is a resounding no – the U.S. is not in a financial crisis.
The theme of sustainable plastics pervaded the exhibits at K 2019, even those of auxiliary equipment suppliers, where everything from dryers to blenders to hopper loaders was reimagined as part of a circular plastics process.
TerraCycle and RB, maker of consumer brands including Mucinex and Enfamil, discuss ways the companies are working toward a circular economy.
The circular economy and recycling were the top themes at K 2019, and machine builders responded with new systems to improve equipment performance and material quality.
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New cross-industry consortium to make enhanced recycling of polyester plastics a commercial reality, contributing to the development of a global circular economy for plastics.
Camille Caron of HP writes about driving a more sustainable industrial revolution and also promoting a more circular economy as we look ahead to 2020 and beyond.
The report calls for $500 million in funding by 2025 and is inspired and endorsed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) New Plastics Economy initiative.
Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, appear to be major contenders against glass, metal, and multi-material film structures.
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