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Borealis pushes on chemical recycling with the acquisition of the majority of Renasci

Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions, has acquired a majority stake in Renasci, a Belgium-based provider of innovative recycling solutions and the creator of the novel Smart Chain Processing (SCP) concept. Borealis announced the acquisition of a 10% stake in Renasci in July 2021; now...

Closed-loop densifier for post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste

Officially unveiled at the K 2022 fair, Tecnova new Liontek closed-loop densifier is intended for the in-line and offline batch processing of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste or of plastics from washing systems. The densifier plays a fundamental role in the processing cycle of post-consumer and post-industrial...

TotalEnergies increases production of high-performance recycled polymers for automotive

TotalEnergies announced the construction of a new production line of high-performance recycled polypropylene for automotive in its polymer plant in Carling, France. Since 2016, the Carling - Saint-Avold petrochemical platform is producing value-added compounds primarily intended for the automotive industry. The start-up of a new line...

Single-use surgical instruments material recycling

Solvay has recently teamed up with French startup Ostium in a joint project designed to enable the mechanical recycling of end-of-life single-use surgical instruments molded in glass-fiber reinforced Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) from Solvay’s portfolio of specialty polymers. The initiative is the first for valuable polymers to be...

Recycled and recyclable: rPET bottle without label

A unique label-less recycled PET bottle, 1Skin, has been created by Sidel. Combining distinctive shelf-appeal with the highest eco credentials, it has been designed to help Sidel’s customers achieve their sustainability goals and drive sales of high-end products. The one-litre bottle is destined for the booming market in...

Upcycling of polyolefins with innovative stabilizers

At K 2022, Brüggemann presented three new additives for improved stabilization of polyolefin recyclates. These additives result in recyclates with very good mechanical and processing properties, making the need for the addition of virgin material unnecessary. All Bruggolen R grades are supplied as...

Grinders for special productions

Among the latest developments for rubber and plastics grinding applications, Previero presented at K 2022 the new MU 500 M range of grinders for special productions. For seventy years, the grinders of the M series have represented one of the best products of the company in terms of sturdiness, reliability, cutting efficiency and easy maintenance...

Sidel opens new hub for recycling primary packaging

Sidel has opened a new hub dedicated to PET recycling. At its unique small-scale PET recycling pilot line in Octeville (France), the company will develop its understanding of PET recycling with the aim of giving comprehensive support to the market as it switches to greater use of recycled PET...

Source One Plastics is born for advanced recycling with MoReTec technology

LyondellBasell and 23 Oaks Investments, Leiferde (Germany), signed an agreement to create Source One Plastics, a joint venture that will build an energy efficient, advanced plastic waste sorting and recycling facility in Germany. Using renewable energy from wind and biomass, the new unit is designed to...

Stirrer unit for high-capacity recycling

Installed in hot washing modules, the STR stirrer units improve the chemical washing performance thanks to their mechanical action and guarantee an optimal separation of contaminants such as glue and organic materials while minimising the consumption of energy, chemicals and water...

Syncro Group joins R-Cycle

The Italian manufacturer Syncro Group joins the R-Cycle community to help circular economy growing into the packaging industry. The concept of R-Cycle boosts technologies, allowing the recording of all recycling-relevant information from the production process in a standardized digital product passport...

High-performance melt filter enables flake processing in direct injection moulding

Flakes obtained from plastic waste by grinding can be processed directly in the injection moulding process if any foreign substances are thoroughly removed from the melt. The associated technology was developed by injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel, which chose a high-performance melt filter from Ettlinger, a...

At K, Icma recycling and compounding technologies turn green and orange

Green and orange, the corporate colours of Icma San Giorgio, will identify the solutions that the company will be exhibiting at K 2022 for recycling and compounding, respectively. In the green space Icma will unveil the innovative One-Step upcycling line for flexible packaging in its latest patented version where...

Versalis to sign agreement with Forever Plast for plastics recycling plant at Porto Marghera

Versalis, Eni's chemical company, and Forever Plast, an Italian company and European leader in the recycling of post-consumer plastics, have signed a new agreement as part of a project aimed at transforming the Porto Marghera (Venice, Italy) industrial site. The agreement, signed by Versalis CEO...

NIR-detectable masterbatch for black flexible applications

The global masterbatch leader Ampacet has added Rec-NIR-Black PE 512 for black flexible applications to its carbon-free Rec-NIR-Black masterbatch range. Rec-NIR-Black masterbatches are near-infrared (NIR) transparent to allow sorting with near-infrared optical sensors. The reuse and recycling of...

Tomra calls for closing the loop on plastics recycling

There is still more to be done to close the loop in PET beverage containers field and Tomra aims at playing a key role in this context. The company considers that political framework, bold decisions and smart investments in collecting, sorting and recycling should be used to improve circularity...

In 2021 VinylPlus exceeds 810,000 tonnes of recycled PVC

On the occasion of VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2022 (VSF2022), VinylPlus announced the results of the first year of its 2030 Commitment. Livestreamed from Brussels, VSF2022 gathered online around 500 participants from 40 countries. Under the theme “Embracing EU Green Deal Ambitions”...

In Scandinavia CMG relies on two new distributors

Recently, CMG Granulators started a new collaboration with KD Feddersen and Protec Scandinavia for the distribution of recycling equipment and solutions in the Nordic countries. KD Feddersen is a global distributor of technical products, engineering plastics, specialty chemicals and raw polymers...

Starlinger recycling technology for Australia largest PET recycling plant

The recently opened Circular Plastics Australia PET recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga, New South Wales, is equipped with a recoStar PET 215 HC iV+ PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line from Starlinger that produces 2.5 tons of rPET per hour. Circular Plastics Australia (PET) is a joint venture partnership between...