Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET 22-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-REPI to Attend Amsterdam’s Plastic Recycling Show

REPI will have the opportunity to present its approach to circularity and Carbon Footprint control at the Plastic Recycling Show in Amsterdam.

REPI joins the highly focused event for the first time in order to present how additives and colours are a crucial way to make plastic more recyclable, reducing its carbon footprint and making it therefor sustainable and circular.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-No colour, no PVC: South Korea bans hard-to-recycle plastic materials for F&B packaging

South Korea has enforced regulations banning the usage of plastic materials that are difficult to recycle such as PVC and coloured PET bottles for the packaging of food and beverage items.

This is part of the country’s objective to reduce its plastic waste production by half, as well as more than double recycling rates from 34% to 70% by 2030.

“The comprehensive countermeasures focus on enhancing public management and stabilizing the recycling market,” South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) Minister Kim Eun-kyung said at an announcement back in 2018, not long after China announced an import ban on 24 types of recyclables. Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-EU targets textiles, batteries and packaging in plan to…

Recycling textiles, batteries and packaging will be the priority in a new plan to halve waste in the European Union by 2030, the head of the EU’s “Green Deal” said on Tuesday.

Frans Timmermans, who is leading the EU’s drive to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, told European lawmakers in Brussels that the share of materials recovered and recycled in the EU economy had to increase, or “by 2050 we would need three planets to sustain our consumption habits.” Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-Trelleborg restarting operations at Chinese facilities

Trelleborg AB has restored operations at the majority of its production facilities in China. Work at those plants was halted temporarily in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Karin Larsson, head of communications for Trelleborg, said the situation in China is “somewhat of a moving target” and that the operational status may change depending on local decisions.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-Klear Plastic Ventures recognized by APR

Top Green heat shrinkable film from for sleeve labels, a product from Klear Plastic Ventures, has been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers as meeting or exceeding APR’s critical guidance protocol for Clear PET articles with labels and closures requirements – PET-CG-02.

The announcement was made at the recent APR Annual Meeting in Nashville.

During the PET bottle recycling process, polyester shrink sleeve labels that remain with the bottle are ground into flake and sink along with the PET bottle flake. FENC TopGreen film creates negligible clumping and IV drop, both of which are detrimental to the value of the recycled PET plastic.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-Asahi teams up with recycling leaders to build plastic pelletising facility

Beverage giant Asahi is teaming up with Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste Management to build a local plastic pelletising facility.

The facility will process up to 28,000 tonnes of plastic bottles and other recyclables which will be turned into flake and food grade pellets for raw material use on food and beverage packaging. It will located in Albury/Wodonga.

Cleanaway will provide available feedstock and Pact will provide technical and packaging expertise. Asahi and Pact will buy the majority of the recycled pellets from the facility to use in their packaging.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Asahi teams up with recycling leaders to build plastic pelletising facility Beverage giant Asahi is teaming up with Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste

-Report: U.S. labels on plastics mislead the recycling public

When China stopped accepting recyclable plastics from across the globe in 2018, it left many in the developed world wondering what would happen next. Some of the worst fears have come true, and a new report from the United States calls on companies to stop labeling their plastic packaging as recyclable when it effectively isn’t.

The 36-page “Circular Claims Fall Flat” study from Greenpeace offers a comprehensive look at 367 material recovery facilities (MRFs) in the U.S. to better understand what happens to different types of plastics that well-intentioned Americans leave at the curb in their recycling bins. After identifying the classes of plastics that come from most households – all the milk jugs, soda bottles, yogurt tubs and shampoo bottles – author John Hocevar explains why the plastic has nowhere to go.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Report: U.S. labels on plastics mislead the recycling public

-Refiners, chemical firms feared to take further hit from virus

The new coronavirus outbreak is expected to deal a fresh blow to South Korean oil refiners and chemical makers already reeling from worsening profits, industry sources said Thursday.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

The pessimistic outlook comes as South Korean refineries’ exports to China, their largest overseas market, are projected to drop sharply because of the COVID-19 shock.

South Korean refiners resort to exports more than domestic demand for their sales. China is estimated to account for nearly 20 percent of their total overseas shipments.

Refiners, chemical firms feared to take further hit from virus

-Sumitomo Expands Epoxy, PES Offerings for Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composites

The aerospace industry is constantly searching for stiff, strong, lightweight materials that can handle rapid temperature changes, broad chemical exposure, and provide long service life with excellent fatigue resistance. Thanks to the successful launch of composites-intensive aircraft like Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in 2011 and the A350 XWB from Airbus in 2015, the use of composite materials has grown significantly on commercial aircraft owing to their ability to reduce mass, lower fuel consumption and maintenance, and improve corrosion and fatigue resistance.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Sumitomo Expands Epoxy, PES Offerings for Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composites

-100% Recyclable First Plant-Based Water Bottle Made

Aghita Group PSJC, one of the leading food and beverage companies in Dubai, produced the first 100% recyclable plant-based water bottle. The company promoting the product at the UAE Innovation month meeting held in Dubai, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Thani informed Al Zeyoudi about the product.

A company that produces completely natural and recyclable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles is preparing to offer its product as a commercial product. These bottles, which are referred to as biodegradable products, draw attention with their being completely environmentally friendly. According to the statements, the company’s signature product “Al Ain”, which has 40 percent of the bottled water market, is ready to use. The company, which has also been approved by the UAE Minister of Environment, now has to do bottled water.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

100% Recyclable First Plant-Based Water Bottle Made

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