Contraction Extended Through September

Total plastics business activity contracted in September for a third consecutive month.

Post-Consumer Recycling

What Is the Circular Economy?

In this video from K 2019, hear NOVA Chemicals, TOMRA, Covestro, Rapid Granulator and SABIC each discuss plastics’ role in the circular economy. 
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Post-Consumer Recycling

Video: K 2019 Recycling View From Material and Machinery Suppliers

Plastics Technology's Heather Caliendo visited with NGR and DSM to learn about their role in the circular economy.
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Contraction Slowed in August

Index registered 48.3 vs. 46.1 for July.


Materials: Recycle Content Copolyesters for Cosmetic Cases

Eastman’s new copolyesters demonstrate circular economy credentials to the cosmetics sector.
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Post-Consumer Recycling

Study: Recycling Industry Continues to Help Power the U.S. Economy

The recycling industry is responsible for more than 531,500 jobs and an overall economic impact of nearly $110 billion.


K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging

Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.
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Blow Molding

Processors Report Lower Orders and Production

July Plastics Processing Index dips to 46.1.

Stretch Blow Molding

K 2019 Preview: Blow Molding Exhibits Focus on Recycling & PET

Spotty information from blow molding machinery exhibitors indicates that the “Circular Economy” will be a recurrent theme and that PET processing will predominate.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

K 2019 Preview: Green's the Theme in Extrusion & Compounding

Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular.
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Post-Consumer Recycling

GreenPrint Discusses How Technology and Partnerships Can Help Jump Start a Circular Economy

GreenPrint CEO Pete Davis talks about the company’s new partnership with Plastic Bank, an organization working to stop ocean plastic.

Recycled Materials

Clariant Examines the Role of Color in a 'Circular Economy'

Top Clariant pigment expert sums up color compatibility with the plastics circular economy with a focus on packaging.
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Post-Consumer Recycling

How Graham Packaging is Helping to Create a Circular Economy for Plastic Packaging

Graham Packaging’s Tracee Reeves talks with Plastics Technology about ways the company is working to encourage recycling, improve product recyclability and increase offerings with recycled content.

Processor Activity Increased in June

Plastics processing activity rose in June, at a slightly higher rate than in May.

All Electric & Hybrid Machines

K 2019 Preview: Injection Molding Goes for the ‘Green’

‘Circular Economy’ joins Industry 4.0 as common themes of injection molding exhibits in Düsseldorf.
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Braskem, Kautex, Erema Partner to Showcase Circular Economy in Action at K2019

Live demos include the production of three-layer HDPE bottles with a foamed middle layer, made with bioplastics and PCR, as well as recycling the bottles on-site during K.  
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Post-Consumer Recycling

‘Circular Economy’ Will Be Unifying Theme at K 2019 Show

Even injection machine suppliers like Engel will talk about ways their technology can support recycling.
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Index Expanded Modestly in May

Index pulled to 51 by lower exports and backlogs.

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Plastics Processing Index Advanced in April

Production and new orders drove index to 54.6.