COMMODITY RESINS NEWS

Compounding

New PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have launched new PP foam extrusion technology said to lower cost and increase efficiency.  
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Commodity Resins

New Industry Guidelines for Recycle Content in Food Packaging

PLASTICS has published the highly-anticipated guidance document.
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Recycled Materials

Chemically Recycled EPS Adopted by Leading European Home Appliance Manufacturer

BSH Hausgeräte to use chemically recycled EPS bead from BASF for ‘luxury’ line of dishwashers  
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Commodity Resins

New President & CEO Joins Resin Technology Inc.

Robert Rosales to head purchasing consultancy RTi

Commodity Resins

Specialty 50% Recycled Content Copolyester Gets Further Commercial Adoption

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester now used by Italian manufacaturer of water bottles and food storage containers.

Commodity Resins

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.
#sustainability #polyolefins

Packaging

Film Structure Designs Formulated with PCR Debuted by Nova Chemicals

Nova’s new series of customizable film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin.  
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Commodity Resins

Lanxess to Acquire Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Emerald Kalama’s additives for plastics include non-phthalate PVC plasticizers and polyolefin modifiers.
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Commodity Resins

Freezing Weather Conditions in the Gulf Coast Suspend Production of Polyolefins

Several Texas-based olefin/polyolefin production facilities shuttered.

Recycled Materials

Sustainable Global Packaging for Toilet Cleansers

Henkel’s new packaging for two brands of cleaners boast more recycle content.
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