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  • BOREALIS ANNOUNCES START-UP OF HEAT RECOVERY UNIT BASED ON REVOLUTIONARY QPINCH TECHNOLOGY May 5, 2021
    Milestone in open-innovation collaboration reduces CO2 emissions and increases production efficiency First-ever application of breakthrough Qpinch technology at commercial scale in a polyolefin plant Demonstration unit in Antwerp to test capabilities of technology as well as scale-up potential for wider Borealis operations and technologies Borealis announces that its open-innovation collaboration with Qpinch, the creators of […]
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  • Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET May 5, 2021
    Recycled PET made from post-consumer plastic waste Developed by the recently acquired DSM Resins & Functional Materials Alternative to virgin raw materials can help reduce carbon footprint Glass-fiber filled material suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF) Materials manufacturer Covestro introduces its first material developed by the additive […]
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  • Sidel StarLITE HPC: A new base solution to increase the stabilityof flat PET and rPET May 5, 2021
    Sidel is introducing the StarLITETM HPC base. The new, oval bottle base alternative for flat PET containers helps achieve optimum performance and can also comply with recycled PET (rPET) up to 100%.The new bottle base not only increasescontainer stability by up to 25%, but also optimises bottle weight and energy consumption, reducing production costs and […]
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  • Jiménez Godoy Acquires a Second ComexiOffset CI8 Press for Its Facility in Murcia (Spain) May 5, 2021
    The many advantages of this investment include allowing the Spanish companyto increase its production volume and attract new clients Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and Jiménez Godoy, a company specializing in the printing of labels, magazines, catalogues, brochures, and flexible packaging, have reached an agreement for the […]
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  • XSYS announces the launch of nyloflex FTM Digital flexo plate for printing with water-based inks May 5, 2021
    Suitable for printing on paper substrates to meet sustainability demands Enables printers to switch from solvent to water-based inks Offers superior ink laydown and reduced costs The new nyloflex FTM Digital plate with inherent flat top dots has been developed specifically for flexographic printing with water-based inks on different grades of paper substrates. The trigger […]
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  • PICUP Polska Launches Europe’s First-Ever Plantable Paper Cups May 1, 2021
    PICUP today announced the launch of the first-ever plantable paper cups under its brand PICUP to be available across Poland. This new range of plantable paper cups is the first of its kind, that will be available across Poland and eventually Europe. Application for the patent was successful and the company has bagged the intellectual […]
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  • The Future Looks Bright for Infinitely Recyclable Plastic May 1, 2021
    A new environmental and technological analysis suggests that a revolutionary eco-friendly plastic is almost ready to hit the shelves Plastics are a part of nearly every product we use on a daily basis. The average person in the U.S. generates about 100 kg of plastic waste per year, most of which goes straight to a […]
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  • Mitsui Chemicals, IBM Japan to Start Joint Efforts Toward Building a Blockchain-Based Resource Circulation Platform May 1, 2021
    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu and IBM Japan, Ltd. President: YAMAGUCHI Akio today announced plans to start working together on a resource circulation platform that utilizes blockchain technology. The aim through this is to ensure the traceability of materials – a hurdle to clear on the way to achieving a circular economy. […]
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  • New materials made from PET waste April 27, 2021
    Plastic waste and improper handling of it lead to global environmental problems. Packaging plastics are particularly problematic if they are not fed back into a further cycle of use. In the completed research project “UpcyclePET”, Fraunhofer LBF, together with EASICOMP GmbH, an expert for long glass fiber reinforced thermoplastics, developed a new material based on […]
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  • Covestro expands films production in Germany April 27, 2021
    Increasing demand for specialty films Production with the most advanced technology Around 30 new jobs added Competence center Covestro has started up additional production lines for high-quality specialty films at its Dormagen site in Germany. The new coextrusion lines are designed to meet a rising demand worldwide. The project is part of a global program […]
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