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Versalis has obtained ISCC Plus certification for production from bionaphtha and chemical recycling

Versalis, Eni's chemical company, has obtained ISCC Plus certification for monomers, intermediates, polymers and elastomers produced with sustainable raw materials, from bionaphtha and chemical recycling, at the Brindisi, Porto Marghera, Mantua, Ferrara and Ravenna (all in Italy) plants. This represents an important step towards...

Avery Dennison launches label-liner recycling program in Europe

As part of its ongoing efforts to help establish a circular economy, Avery Dennison today announced the launch of AD Circular, a comprehensive program providing recycling of used paper and filmic label liners in countries across Europe. Through the program, companies can simply use an online web application to schedule a...

FIP postponed from June 2021 to April 2022

FIP (France Innovation Plasturgie), France leading trade fair for the plastics industry, initially scheduled from June 15 to 18, 2021, has been postponed from April 5 to 8, 2022 at Lyon Eurexpo. In this unprecedented context of health crisis, uncertainty continues to persist about near future of...

Previero presents Teknodepurazioni Aquae, its new wastewater treatment division

In October 2020, the new company Teknodepurazioni Aquae, owned by Previero, took over  the business branch of Teknodepurazioni based in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin. Teknodepurazioni, a company operating for more than 30 years in the environmental sector, has gained a long experience in the study, design and construction of...

Amut line for TPO membranes to Polyglass

Italian company of the Mapei Group, Polyglass, specialized in the production of waterproofing membranes and insulation systems, and headquartered in Ponte di Piave (Treviso, Italy), has chosen Amut as a strategic partner to increase its production capacity for TPO membranes...

“Green” solutions for an affordable cut of pipes

In recent times, the R&D investments made by Sica, an Italian plastic pipe machinery manufacturer, have definitely gone “green”, contributing to a sustainable world with solutions that reduce process costs, energy and material consumption and avoid plastic dust and chips recycling for a cleaner and safer environment...

Nuuk, the new rPET water bottle concept inspired by Greenland

Sidel’s art designers have created the Nuuk bottle concept, drawing inspiration from the purity of ice and its formations. The Nuuk brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous. The “Frozen, Authentic, Unique” slogan highlights the brand’s attributes, which are closely linked to water and its features. Produced from...

Lanxess pushes towards climate neutrality

Lanxess has taken another major step on the road to climate neutrality: the specialty chemicals company inaugurated a nitrous oxide reduction plant at its site in Antwerp on February 10, Belgium. The plant breaks down around 500 metric tons of nitrous oxide per year, which is equivalent to the climate impact of 150,000 metric tons of CO2. Lanxess...

RecoTrace: advanced data system for circular PVC

Data collection system to monitor, verify, and report PVC recycling and uptake in Europe, RecoTrace builds upon Recovinyl’s 18 years’ experience of collecting credible recycling data. The PVC industry’s commitment to report reliable data, has made Recovinyl the industry standard for data reporting. In 2019, Recovinyl recorded a total of...

Aldo Barucco is Marfran new sales and marketing manager

With the aim of strengthening its business organization, Marfran recently announced the appointment of a new sales and marketing manager, Aldo Barucco. This is a further step for Marfran towards the expansion and consolidation of its position on the Italian domestic and international thermoplastic elastomer markets, adopting a...

45 million euros from Intesa Sanpaolo to Montello for circular economy projects

The Italian company Montello obtained from the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo a 45 million euros loan out of the 6 billion euros ceiling dedicated to circular economy established in the 2018-2021 Italian Business Plan. The objective of the loan is to support the 2021-2022 investment plan as well as the...

Accelerated growth for AMB through a new investment partnership

The Italian leader in food packaging products and services AMB Spa, based in San Daniele del Friuli (Udine, Italy), has reached a definitive agreement for a majority controlling investment from an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital. This strategic partnership marks a new phase in AMB’s continuing mission to become...

Negri Bossi chooses CS Plastics to strengthen itself in Benelux

In order to strengthen its presence in Benelux, Negri Bossi has chosen CS Plastics as agent. This company was founded in 2008 by Werner Vanderveken and Jurgen Lippens, who previously were colleagues in the field of injection moulding machines. CS Plastics, based in Lokeren (Belgium), supplies complete solutions for...

Charles de Forges new CEO of Sepro Group

Bringing almost 20 years of experience in senior management roles at business-to-business companies, Charles de Forges has been appointed as new CEO of Sepro Group. “We took our time in finding our new CEO,” said, Eric Radat, President of Sepro Group, “but, in Charles de Forges, we have found...

Structural and self-extinguishing handle in PA 66 reinforced with glass fibre

The Italian Spii is leader in the design and construction of components and equipment for railway vehicles. The company specialises in complete driver desks and haptic panels for railway and industrial applications. Some time ago, the company decided to review its approach to the use of synthetic materials, including...

Thomas Gangl appointed new Borealis CEO as of April 1

Following the acquisition of the majority shares in Borealis by OMV and the intensified and close cooperation between OMV and Borealis, the Supervisory Board of Borealis has decided to appoint Thomas Gangl, currently Executive Board member of OMV, as CEO of Borealis. Alfred Stern, who has successfully led Borealis transformation...

Change at the vice presidency of Nordson Corporation

Jesus Crespo has joined Nordson Corporation as vice president leading the Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) division. Crespo brings twenty years of executive experience in industrial management. Most recently he was vice president and general manager of Oshkosh Corporation’s OEM concrete...

VinylPlus Med accelerates sustainability in healthcare

The Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, VinylPlus unveiled a new collaborative project called VinylPlus Med. Aimed at accelerating sustainability in healthcare across Europe through the recycling of discarded single-use PVC medical devices, the project brings together...

Chinaplas 2021: more and more polymers in automotive applications

The pandemic has not been kind to automotive sector. In a recent report, French automotive data and market research company Inovev projected that global automobile production will fall by 17% over the whole of 2020, representing a loss of 15 million vehicles compared to 2019 and returning volume to 2011 levels...

Utech Europe 2021 postponed from September to November

Utech Europe, the world-leading polyurethanes exhibition and conference taking place at the Mecc in Maastricht, the Netherlands has been rescheduled to November 16-18, 2021. “We are committed to staging a vibrant Utech Europe in 2021 to provide the polyurethanes industry with a much-needed platform to recapture lost opportunities, identify new...

Plast 2021 postponed

In light of the ongoing pandemic and uncertainties regarding the timeline and methods of the vaccination campaign - elements that continue to condition activities in the plastics and rubber industry and, most importantly, strongly limit travel by Italian and foreign operators -  and as urged by exhibitors, the organizers of Plast-International Exhibition for...