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Piovan Group brings recycling and circular economy solutions to Greenplast

From May 3 to 6, 2022, Greenplast, the first edition of the fair dedicated to environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and circular economy in plastics and rubber industry, will take place at Fiera Milano in Milan. Piovan Group, with its brands Piovan and Energys, will be there to present its complete range of innovative systems for...

Waiting for The Innovation Alliance 2022, a digital summit on the circular economy

Four events - Ipack-Ima, Greenplast, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia - with a single objective: to present the market with the best of instrumental mechanics and tell about the most innovative solutions dedicated to the various industrial production sectors. The Innovation Alliance will be back at Fiera Milano from May 3 to 6: a supply chain...

Braskem invests in Nexus Circular to accelerate advanced recycling of plastics

Largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, Braskem announced its investment in Nexus Circular, a commercial leader in advanced recycling that converts landfill-bound plastics into circular feedstocks used in the production of...

Ski suit in recycled and recyclable polyamide

The first truly sustainable ski suit, featuring Italian style and design and a zero-kilometre supply chain, is finally here. Two companies from Bergamo (Italy) played the leading roles in the conception and realization of this highly innovative fashion-sport garment: RadiciGroup, a world leading producer of...

Aliplast plant for the recycling of rigid plastics in Modena

At the Ecomondo fair (Rimini, Italy, October 26-29), Aliplast, a subsidiary of Hera Group, has relaunched its commitment to the circular economy. The company aims at increasing the production of recycled plastic by 150% within 2030. With about 100 thousand tons of polymers recycled every year, Aliplast continues to expand its...

UniCredit subscribes sustainable minibond issued by Crocco

A sustainable five-million-euro minibond issued by Crocco, a company based in Cornedo Vicentino (Vicenza, Italy) operating in the flexible packaging sector, has been fully subscribed by UniCredit. As a Sustainability-Linked Bond this loan represents a sustainable financial instrument from all points of view. The transaction provides...

Versalis and Repsol join the Cracker of the Future consortium

Two new members entered the Cracker of the Future consortium, accelerating the development of a game changing technology for the electrification of the steam cracking process. This enables a revolutionary decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. They are the Italian Versalis and the Spanish Repsol, and now...

Black masterbatch from recycled PE in Domo Econamid PA

Domo Chemicals, a leader in sustainable polyamide solutions, has begun using a new sustainable black masterbatch based on recycled material to complement the recycled base polymer in its Econamid brand of sustainable polyamides. Econamid, based on recycled industrial waste, is a benchmark in the industry when...

Amut makes an encore with the British Biffa

Subsequent to the project accomplished by Biffa and Amut for the Seaham (United Kingdom) state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two partners join forces again for Biffa new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland (United Kingdom)...

Novamont recognized among the B Corps "Best for the World" 2021

Novamont is among the companies "Best for The World 2021", the program that recognizes B Corporations that have achieved the highest verified scores at global level in one or more impact areas, on which B Corporation certification is based: governance, workers, community, environment and customers. In particular...

New Karawang facility to recycle 2 billion PET plastic bottles annually

Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), one of the world’s largest producer of recycled PET for beverage bottles, announced it will build a facility in Karawang, West Java, to recycle almost 2 billion plastic bottles a year in support of the government’s plan to reduce ocean debris...

Covestro creates the foundation for sustainable growth with its new group structure

Covestro has restructured its organization effective July 1, 2021, and successfully reorganized its previously three segments - Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties - into seven new, tailored business entities. The company has thus achieved a first milestone in implementing its new “Sustainable Future” strategy...

Bandera Plastic Week: four days on extrusion for circular economy

Working according to circular economy principles is no abstract concept, it is a markedly ecological approach to turning sustainability from theory to an actual call to action to generate profits in a responsible manner, particularly when talking about plastics. Bandera plays a significant role in this process, and from research to production size scale up...

Arkema strengthens its commitment to the circular economy acquiring Agiplast

With the planned acquisition of Agiplast, a leader in the regeneration of high performance polymers, in particular specialty polyamides and fluoropolymers, Arkema will be able to offer a full service to customers in terms of materials circularity, addressing growing market expectations in this field. This project, which contributes to the...

Elix Polymers E-Loop products with recycled content are commercially available

A global leader in specialised styrene-based thermoplastics, Elix Polymers has included all of its circular economy activities under the new brand name, E-Loop, which was launched successfully last February. The E-Loop brand includes two strategic programmes of Elix Sustainable Portfolio Solutions: Circular Plastics and Responsible Innovation...

VinylPlus: 20 years of progress towards circular PVC

At the completion of its second 10-year Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development, the European PVC industry takes stock of its achievements and looks ahead to 2030. Among the main results, which are summarised in the VinylPlus Progress Report 2021 published on May 17, the continuous development of collection and recycling...

Mattel launches "PlayBack": new toys from recycling of old toys

Mattel announced the launch of Mattel "PlayBack", a toy takeback program that will enable families to extend the life of their plastics Mattel toys once they are finished playing with them. The new program is designed to recover and reuse materials from old Mattel toys for future Mattel products, and supports the company’s goal to achieve...

Petcore Europe online conference to discuss post Covid-19 strategy and trends of PET

Building up on the success of 2020 with more than 300 visitors, Petcore Europe announces its 2021 two-day conference on a dedicated virtual platform. "Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy" is scheduled on June 2-3 and the first day will focus on perspectives and strategy for the PET value chain, with...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...