#SUSTAINABILITY

Additives

Blue Toners & Colorants for Enhanced Recyclability of PET Packaging

Avient’s new ColorMatrix Optica blue toners and colorants formulated for addition to virgin and recycled PET for injection and extrusion processes.  

Extrusion

Bausano to Host Online Demonstration of New Extrusion System

Powered by Bausano’s multidrive transmission system, MD Nextmover extrusion line sets new standards for efficiency, reliability, durability, and sustainability, the builder says.  

Packaging

Plastic Bank, SC Johnson Partnership Keeping Bottles from Oceans

Partnership has diverted more than 500 million bottles from oceans.

Post-Industrial Recycling

Beside-the-Press Granulators Target Closed-Loop Recycling of Sprues, Runners

Wittmann Battenfeld’s G-Max replaces a gear box and a gear motor with a self-pre-tensioning belt for quieter operation and less maintenance.

Recycled Materials

Eastman’s First Sustainability-Based Agreement with a Major Prestige Beauty House Involves its Chemically Recycled Renew PET Copolymer Portfolio

Eastman’s agreement with The Estée Lauder Companies expected to help drive greater use of recycled or recyclable plastics in luxury cosmetics packaging.

Elastomers

Arkema’s 40th Anniversary of its Pebax TPEs Includes Some Big Steps in Sustainability

Among Arkema’s new Pebax developments is a wide portfolio of advanced bio-circular solutions.

Biopolymers

Pilot Plant to Produce Multipurpose Bioplastic from Soy Residue

Four Finnish companies in collaboration to develop the first process to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams.

Biopolymers

Danimer Scientific and Mars Wrigley Partner to Develop Innovative Home Compostable Packaging

Using DanimerScientific’s PHA biopolymer, Mars Wrigley will leverage its portfolio of iconic treats and snacks to enable consumer to compost at home.  

Blow Molding

Global Bottle Maker Commits to Major Boost in Recycling

ALPLA Group multiplies its recycling investment by a factor of five.

Biopolymers

Mondelez and PepsiCo Agree to Cut Use of Virgin Plastic

Key driver was engagement with As You Sow on reducing single-use plastic packaging.

Biopolymers

Novomer Achieves Breakthrough in Development of Low-Cost Compostable Polymers

Novomer expects strong economics and scalability of its Rinnovo PHA to meet circular economy demands of brand owners.

Recycled Materials

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Earns APR Recognition for Recyclability with HDPE

Polyplastics is developing key data to support industrywide sustainability efforts that will allow companies to confidently use its Topas COC to enhance the performance of recyclable products.

Commodity Resins

New Liquid and Solid Versions of AA Scavengers for PET Water Bottles

Holland Colours next-generation TasteGuard AA scavenger boasts low dosing, enhanced recyclability of PET.    

Recycling

Eriez Completes Plant Expansion

A major expansion provides space for manufacturing, R&D, aftermarket repair and a new Recycling Test Center for full-scale equipment demonstrations.

Recycled Materials

Ineos Styrolution Partners with Polystyvert to Advance Circular Economy for PS

Polystyvert’s patented recycling technology can convert all types of solid PS waste to high-quality polystyrene.  

Purging Compounds

'Highly Efficient' Purging Agent for Blow Molding Polyolefins

Techmer PM’s PFM117632 purging agent said to slash changeover time and offer significant sustainability benefits.

Recycled Materials

Eastman to Build World-Scale Plastic-to-Plastic Molecular Recycling Facility

With this significant investment, Eastman will use its methanolysis process to convert more than 250 million lb/yr of polyester-based waste into high-performance copolyesters.

Biopolymers

Biopolymer Producer Aquapak Gets Major Investment from Private Equity Firm

ADM Capital’s Cibus Enterprise Fund is investing in Aquapak’s Hyrdopol bioplastic technology.

Recycled Materials

Integrated TPV System Solutions Aid in Development of More Sustainable Automotive Weatherseals

ExxonMobil’s new Santoprene integrated TPV system solutions can potentially extend performance and recyclability while optimizing cost of GRC weatherseals.  

Recycled Materials

Cosmetics Packaging Made with Eastman Cristal Renew

Axilone is producing luxury packaging with 50% certified recycled content in the U.S., Europe and China.

Recycling

Borealis and Tomra Open Mechanical Recycling Demo Plant

The new plant will produce ready-for-market fully formulated polymer pellets. 

Will You Be Ready for the Next Disruption?

Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.

Recycling

Carbios Produces First Clear Plastic Bottles from Recycled Textile Waste

Carbios’ process, using highly specific enzymes, allows textile waste to be recovered and converted into a high quality grade of PET that is suitable for bottles.  

Additives

Struktol Achieves a Silver Sustainability Rating with EcoVadis

Struktol has also released its 2019 CSR report Our Sustainability PULSE, now available on its website.

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