NEWS

Global Chemical Companies Announce Hub for Plastic Waste Processing Research

5/29/2023

Members of the Low Carbon Emitting Technologies initiative signed an agreement with TNO to establish R&D Hub. 

Solvay Wins 2023 Re|Focus Sustainability Innovation Award

5/28/2023

This year’s winner is partially biobased Amodel Bios long-chain PPA.

SPE Thermoforming Division Announces Biennial Parts Competition Call for Entries

5/25/2023

This year’s parts competition includes two new categories with a focus in innovations in the use of sustainable thermoforming and in applications for electric vehicles and batteries.  

Hillenbrand Buys Schenck

5/25/2023

Materials handling and feeding company to join forces with Coperion/Coperion K-Tron.   

CJ Biomaterials Teams with Dongil Platech to Develop PLA/aPHA Drinking Straw

5/25/2023

This is said to be the first bioplastic straw based on PLA and amorphous PHA.  

Fishing Gear Collection Reclaims PA, PET, HDPE Materials for Recycling

5/24/2023

Companies helped collect plastic for recycling at Bellingham, Seattle, and Port Townsend.

TotalEnergies Corbion & Changsu Industrial Aim to Advance Adoption of Biobased BOPLA Films

5/24/2023

The collaborators will work to develop and promote applications of biaxially oriented PLA.  

Teknor Apex Creates Color Concentrates for UBQ Materials’ Biobased Thermoplastic

5/21/2023

New color masterbatches will broaden potential applications and versatility of UBQ made from unsorted organic and unrecyclable waste.

Ultradent Expansion Opens

5/21/2023

On May 3, the injection molder and manufacturer of dental materials and devices held a ribbon cutting for the new 168,0002 building on its South Jordan, Utah campus.

Vinyl Institute Announces First Round of Awards From Recycling Grant Program

5/20/2023

Six organizations were awarded $460,000 to support recycling related activities.