• 12 June 2024

    From old tires to new car parts

    Neste, Borealis and Covestro have signed a project agreement to enable the recycling of discarded tires into high-quality plastics for automotive applications. The collaboration aims at driving circularity in plastics value chains and the automotive industry. When no longer fit for use, tires are liquefied by means of...
  • 29 May 2024

    EU recyclable raw materials: exports grow, imports decline

    According to figures of Eurostat, the EU statistical office, in 2023 exports of recyclable raw materials from the EU to non-EU countries amounted to 39.3 million tonnes. Export volume in recyclable raw materials has been on an upward trend since 2004, increasing by 74% (+16.7 million tonnes). Meanwhile...
  • 28 May 2024

    Petcore Europe Thermoforming Conference 2024 is coming

    Petcore Europe Thermoforming Conference 2024, scheduled to take place in Granada (Spain) on 25 and 26 June, will be dedicated to the circularity of PET thermoformed packaging. The objective of this event is to promote thermoforms collection and recycling and specifically tray to tray circularity...
  • 03 April 2024

    Production, consumption and, above all, recycle of PET in Europe

    Icis, a global source of commodity intelligence, together with Plastics Recyclers Europe, Petcore Europe, Unesda Soft Drink Europe and Natural Mineral Waters Europe, launched the “State of Play 2024” study, offering a detailed examination of the PET market in Europe in 2022. The comprehensive study includes...
  • 27 March 2024

    Eastman starts molecular recycling in the US

    Eastman announced it has achieved on-spec initial production and is generating revenue from its new molecular recycling facility in Kingsport, Tennessee. The company expects to ramp up production of the new facility over the coming months and enable growth across a wide range of markets. Achieving this...
  • 20 March 2024

    Italian-Indian collaboration for the recycling of PET bottles

    Ganesha Ecopet, a division of the largest Indian PET recycler, Ganesha Group, entrusted Sorema, the division of Previero Srl specialized in the construction of plastic recycling plants, with the realization of a PET bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in India. It is a pioneering project, the first of its kind in the...
  • 20 March 2024

    Where is and where is the circular economy of plastics going in Europe

    Plastics Europe published its biennial “The Circular Economy for Plastics: A European Analysis” report. Its data provides an overview of European plastics production, conversion, consumption, and waste management, and includes an analysis of plastics production from non-fossil sources, and recycling technologies...
  • 20 March 2024

    Forecast of growth for recycling of packaging in Italy in 2024

    According to Conai (the Italian packaging consortium) initial forecasts, the year that has just begun will see an increase in the percentage of recycled packaging placed on the market, exceeding the 70% required by Europe by 2030. “After a difficult 2023, we can look to the future with more optimism. But...
  • 13 March 2024

    Three Amut plants for recycling in Latin America

    Amut recently installed the first of three post-consumer PET bottle recycling lines at a food and beverage company's plant in Lima, Peru. The line has a capacity of 6,000 kg per hour and is designed to recover rPET for the production of new bottles. The second and third lines, both 3,000 kg per hour, will be built at...
  • 29 March 2023

    Zeta Polimeri becomes Radici EcoMaterials

    Acquisita da RadiciGroup poco più di tre anni fa, Zeta Polimeri, azienda italiana attiva nel recupero di fibre sintetiche e materiali termoplastici con sede a Buronzo (Vercelli), è entrata pienamente a far parte del gruppo con il nome Radici EcoMaterials.
  • 22 March 2023

    Automatic and self-cleaning filtration at constant pressure

    Per ottenere polimeri di elevata qualità nei processi di riciclo, la filtrazione è una delle fasi più importanti. A tale scopo Break Machinery ha sviluppato il sistema DUO a doppio filtro che permette di ottenere la massima produttività garantendo un’alta qualità del prodotto finito.
  • 15 March 2023

    Tria granulators go to the cloud

    An Italian manufacturer of machines for the recovery of plastic waste, Tria is developing together with the Swedish company CombiQ a new service that can be activated both for new purchases and for granulators already in the customer's possession, which will be called Tcloud.
  • 13 January 2023

    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...
  • 11 January 2023

    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...
  • 30 November 2022

    Recovering crude oil and supporting the circular economy of plastics

    Recovering crude oil from plastic: British company Mura Technology is pursuing this goal with the HydroPRS process to advance the circular economy of plastics. This is a concern that motion plastics specialist igus also shares. igus has been supporting Mura’s project as an investor since 2020. The first HydroPRS plant for...