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Karlheinz Bourdon member of the Plastics Hall of Fame

Senior vice president integration at KraussMaffei, is to be included in the Plastics Hall of Fame. Since 1972, the Plastics Hall of Fame, which is located at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell (Usa), has honoured people who with devotion and perseverance have made a significant contribution to the development and growth of the plastics...

PlasticsEurope supports EC and publishes its Voluntary Commitment

In the context of January 16 announcement on the plastics strategy initiative by the European Commission, PlasticsEurope is thrilled to announce the publication of its "Plastics 2030 - Voluntary Commitment”, which contains a set of ambitious targets and initiatives representing the plastics industry contribution to achieve a fully circular and...

The little fish Plastian helps us keeping clean oceans and seas from litter

Waste Free Oceans presents “Plastian The Little Fish” - a children’s book educating the young generation on the issue of marine litter. The book, written by Nicole Intemann, is ideal for kids ages 5-10 and printed on eco-friendly recycled paper. The colourful pages depict the story of a brother and sister who embark on a sea adventure and become...

Predictivity: the new frontier for CNCs

The key element in the future success of manufacturing companies lies in the technological evolution that today unites human expertise and experience with the total automation and interconnection of manufacturing solutions. From October 19 to 21, Biesse opened the doors of its Pesaro campus, demonstrating the advantages that...

10 million dollars for a new carpet recycling facility

Aquafil will open its first US carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, Arizona, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling will recycle the PA 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, further enhancing its pioneering EcoNyl Regeneration System - one of the...

RadiciGroup releases its 2016 Sustainability Report

The RadiciGroup 2016 Sustainability Report has been officially released. The document reports on the objectives and goals achieved by the Group in the field of economic, environmental and social sustainability, sets new challenges for the organization and communicates its performance to all stakeholders in a transparent way...

A circular and resource efficient Europe

What is the role of plastics in a circular economy?  Why is innovation so important for the transition towards a resource efficient Europe? What is full life cycle thinking? These and other equally challenging questions were on the agenda of the event "Innovation with plastics for a circular and resource efficient Europe”, organized by PlasticsEurope ...

Bandera’s SmartFlex Bio line in France for biodegradable films

In 2016, a new law entered into force in France, prohibiting the sale and distribution of non-biodegradable-polyethylene-based disposable bags with thickness lower than 50 microns; consequently, a French converter based in the Rhône-Alpes region decided to invest in a new project which includes the purchase of a Bandera SmartFlex Bio line for...

The opportunities for the recycle in the circular economy

On the occasion of the thirteenth edition of IdentiPlast - the PlasticsEurope’s international conference on the recycling and recovery of plastics - some 300 experts from European municipalities, local authorities, policy and decision makers, waste management organisations, NGOs, plastics value chain, academia and research institutes gathered in...

PET 2020: the future of the PET industry

On February 1, 2017, 160 delegates from the entire PET value chain from Europe and beyond convened in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference 2017. Under the theme “PET 2020 - The future of the PET industry”, the complete industry - from PET resin producers, masterbatch producers, packaging designers and manufacturers...

Podium for bio-BDE from Versalis and Genomatica

The bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) technology developed by Versalis (Eni) in partnership with Genomatica has been named winner of the Environmental Achievement of the Year within the “Tire Technology International Awards for Excellence and Innovation”, the European independent award program for the tire industry...

EuPC engages in the Strategy for Plastics

On January 26, the European Commission released its long-awaited Roadmap on the Strategy for Plastics. The document, which forms part of the Circular Economy Package, outlines key issues posed by plastics along the entire value chain. It takes into account the material’s entire life-cycle and paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission...

Italians appreciate biodegradable bags

Over 92% of Italians go shopping at the supermarket with reusable plastic bags and 82% have a positive view of the law, which sanctioned the transition from the use of traditional plastic bags to biodegradable bags, which is considered a step forward for our country in environmental protection. There is similar approval of the initiative of switching to...

Leading the way in promoting the circular economy for polyolefins

As part of its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has proposed challenging targets for the plastics industry. By 2025, 55% of plastic packaging waste must be prepared for re-use and recycling. The industry recognises that a business as usual approach will not meet this target. Fresh approaches and close collaboration across the value chain are...

Higher power density and torque

At the exhibition SPS IPC Drives (November 22-24, 2016), in Nuremberg, Moog Industrial Group released a new family of fan-cooled brushless servo motors, further extending its broad selection of high performance motors. The design of fan-cooled brushless servo motors offers additional torque to accelerate and...

Plastics waste: a key component of a circular economy

IdentiPlast - the international conference on collection, sorting and recycling of plastics - provides the world’s most comprehensive platform on the exchange of know-how between the plastics industry, regulators, academia and waste management practitioners from around the globe. The next edition’s conference will be held on...

Legumes: raw material for biodegradable packaging film

The 22 November at the Research centre of the CNR in Pisa saw the conclusion of the project entitled “Leguval: Valorisation of legume co-products and by-products for package application and energy production from biomass”, as part of the seventh framework programme (FP7) supported by the European Commission. The project as well as involving the project partners...

A subsidiarity agreement between Carpi and Corepla

A new collaboration between the Corepla consortium and the Carpi consortium to facilitate the collection of plastic packaging waste from private commercial and industrial sites: this is the subject of an agreement between Corepla and the Carpi consortium for plastics recycling, whose aim is to implement, throughout Italy, the network of...

Italy is among the top 5 countries in Europe

Italy is one of the top 5 EU countries when it comes to recycling. This result is the fruit of in-depth research undertaken in 2003 by Corepla (the Italian consortium for the collection and recycling of plastic packages) for investment in R&D, recycling-oriented production, and reuse of materials, and of a system that is increasingly efficient in terms of...