RECYCLED MATERIALS

Post-Consumer Recycling

Dow Launches its First Recycled Resin for Shrink Film Applications

The recycled plastic resin is designed specifically for retail and logistic shrink film applications.
#sustainability

Medical

Elix Polymers and Repsol Forge Circular Economy Styrenic Partnership

Styrenics compounder Elix Polymers and oil & gas company Repsol agree to incorporate chemically-recycled styrene into the production of ABS/SAN, in compliance with the ISCC PLUS certification.
#economics

Hot Runners

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
#scientificmolding #sustainability #industry4-0

Packaging

S-BOPP Film Maker Opts to Use SABIC's Renewable PP

Irplast’s new NOPP (Natural BOPP) films are made with SABIC’s certified renewable PP derived from biobased feedstock.

Recycled Materials

Novel PET Water Bottle Pushes ‘Eco-Friendly’ Boundaries

Sidel’s AYA offers super-light weight, 100% rPET content, and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials.

Packaging

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.
#pet #polyolefins #Elastomers

Medical

Ascend Acquires Italy's Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.
#Elastomers

Consumer Products

PolyQuest to Expand rPET Production and Evaluating Polyolefins PCR Business

At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.
#pet #polyolefins

Recycled Materials

Additives: Unusual Organic-Based Light Blocking Additive for PET Dairy Packaging

Avient’s latest Color Matrix Lactra light blocking additive concentrate meets TiO2 restrictions.
#pet #color

Recycled Materials

Lighter Weight & PCR Content in Multi-Trip PET Bottles

Refillable PET bottles are a significant factor in Mexico and parts of Latin America, as well as in Germany. This development combines 15% lightweighting with 35% recycle content.
#pet