Global Chemical Companies Announce Hub for Plastic Waste Processing Research


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


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

SPE Thermoforming Division Announces Biennial Parts Competition Call for Entries


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


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


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


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

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


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

Teknor Apex Creates Color Concentrates for UBQ Materials’ Biobased Thermoplastic


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

Ultradent Expansion Opens


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


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