Eastman Partners with Compounder Gruppo Maip to Formulate Biobased and Molecular Recycled Content Plastics for Automotive Interiors
Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester and Treva Renew engineering bioplastic to play key role in new Eastman-Gruppo Maip partnership.
Responding to major brands, SABIC is expanding its Cycoloy PC/ABS and Lexan PC with high levels of post-consumer recycled content.
Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.
Topas Advanced Polymers’ COC now certified as a recyclable polyolefin in Europe, and North America is next.
The recycled plastic resin is designed specifically for retail and logistic shrink film applications.
Irplast’s new NOPP (Natural BOPP) films are made with SABIC’s certified renewable PP derived from biobased feedstock.
The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.
Sidel’s AYA offers super-light weight, 100% rPET content, and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials.
Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.
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.
Aquadye Fibers’ new Nylester masterbatch for compounders brings rPET performance to nylon 6 equivalent.
Albis’ compounding business now operating as Mocom, a separate company from Albis resin distribution.
Two California bottling plants are producing Crystal Geyser spring water bottles with at least 50% rPET now. Soon, the company plans to be using 100% rPET in all seven of its U.S. plants.
PolyOne’s ColorMatrix AAzure processing aid for PET and rPET preforms boasts added acetaldehyde (AA) control capabilities.
Capacity of both PolyOne’s Nymax post-industrial recycled nylons and ReSound OM biobased TPEs will be increased in Europe.
Injection molder AGS Technology uses compounding know-how to turn old scrap into new auto parts that satisfy performance and sustainability goals.
Just a decade ago, roughly 10% of HDPE corrugated pipes made by Advanced Drainage Systems used recycled material. That number is 65% now, and growing. Here’s how this processor became a pioneer in this field.
Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.