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French dairy and nutrition company Danone has revealed its aim to make packaging in India 100% recyclable by 2025, said Packaging-gateway.
The ambition is part of the company’s ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action commitment. The strategic initiatives under the frame of action are intended to boost Danone’s capacity across the food supply chain.
According to the company, its One Planet. One Health agenda is based on the idea that health of people and planet are linked to each other. Additionally, the company will work on innovating and developing products and solutions to expand its portfolio to offer healthier diets that address local nutritional needs.
Danone India managing director Himanshu Bakshi said: “In today’s times, consumers are increasingly shifting their attention to healthier products and brands which have a positive impact on the environment. “At Danone, we believe that food companies have a critical role to address the ever-changing needs of the consumers and that we can change the world through food.
German machine engineering company Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions said it has won an order from Turkish packaging producer Koksan Pet Packaging Ind Co to build a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Gaziantep, in the southeast of the country, said the company. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
Thyssenkrupp will supervise the construction and commissioning of the plant and provide the main equipment, engineering works, licence and staff training, the German company said in a statement.
The plant will be built next to an existing production site built by Thyssenkrupp back in 2013. The two facilities are expected to have a production capacity of 432,000 tonnes of PET resin per year. The plant will use the Melt-To-Resin (MTR) process patented by Thyssenkrupp’s subsidiary Uhde Inventa Fischer to produce various grades of resin.
Completion and commissioning are planned for 2022. The value of the contract remained undisclosed.
st week, PepsiCo released its 2019 sustainability report, in which it highlights the progress it is making in the fields of carbon reduction and circularity. Fin Slater spoke with Archana Jagannathan, senior director for packaging sustainability in Europe, to unpack the key findings of the report, and discover what they mean for the future of the company. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
From carbon emissions to rPET usage, PepsiCo has set ambitious sustainability goals across a variety of sectors. What is motivating your company to identify and implement these changes?
As a large, global business, we know we have a responsibility to use our scale and reach to reduce our impact on the environment while also helping others do the same. We all need to do our part to help bring about a sustainable food system. What’s more, the success of our company and the protection of our environment go hand-in-hand, so a focus on sustainability will always be a core part of our business strategy.
The bottle, which has the brand name engraved onto the recycled plastic, is part of Evian’s effort to become fully circular by 2025.
When a plastic bottle ends up in a recycling plant, the label attached to it usually isn’t recycled. That’s why a new bottle from Evian was designed to eliminate the label entirely, with the brand name and other details carved into the bottle itself.
“The benefit of being label-free is that our new bottle is a circular packaging solution, meaning there is no waste and all plastic is kept in the economy,” says Shweta Harit, global brand vice president at Evian. The brand is aiming to become fully “circular,” with the goal that all of its bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic, by 2025. Ultimately, it wants every bottle it makes to end up back in the recycling system in a closed loop. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
Julius Group, an innovative manufacturer that combines the latest technologies with heritage craftsmanship to produce gloves and fashion accessories, and Noble Biomaterials, leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft-surface applications, have joined hands to produce reusable antiviral/antibacterial gloves and masks for consumer use.
In a strategic partnership, Julius Group will manufacture PPE using Noble Biomaterials’ powerful Ionic+ antimicrobial technology. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
The reusable antimicrobial gloves and masks will be made with fabric that incorporates 99.9 per cent pure silver, which provides a drastic reduction in virus infectivity on soft surfaces. These consumer products will be released through InnoTier, a company recently launched by Julius Group. InnoTier is an innovation-driven company with a mission to develop products that help people live a more sustainable life.
Biesterfeld Plastic and SK Chemicals are extending their long-term strategic partnership to target the cosmetic packaging segment.
With effect from 1 August 2020, a new distribution agreement is in force between the partners, which now also includes the distribution of copolyesters from SK Chemicals within the cosmetic packaging market segment. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
This new agreement means that Biesterfeld now holds the distributions rights for all segments of SK Chemicals’ copolyester business in Europe, Brazil and North Africa.
Commissioned by Veolia and published by Imperial College, a new report titled ‘Examining material evidence – the carbon fingerprint’, highlights the importance of plastic as a material compared to alternatives when examining the carbon emissions.
The report analysed over 70 life-cycle assessments to evaluate the environmental impacts of packaging alternatives over their life-time, including impacts from mining, manufacturing, logistics, usage and end-of-life management covering recycling or disposal. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
Germany-based Rudolf Group has unveiled RUCO-BAC AGP—the fast-acting, all-in-one, highly durable antibacterial and antiviral solution for textiles. RUCO-BAC AGP, the company’s flagship antimicrobial product for textile applications, is marketed in India by Rudolf Atul Chemicals Ltd (RACL), a joint venture company of Rudolf GmbH and Atul Limited. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
“As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for chemical auxiliaries with antimicrobial effect has significantly increased. Rudolf Group has invested important resources in the meticulous assessment of a new antiviral feature which is now added to one of its leading technologies. The effort returned the surprisingly fast and most comprehensive antibacterial and antiviral textile finishing on the market: RUCO-BAC AGP,” RACL said in a press release.
The powerful antimicrobial effectiveness of RUCO-BAC AGP is rooted in the extraordinary properties of silver, whose antimicrobial magic is lost in the mists of time.
Pakistan Synthetics Limited (PSX: PSYL) was established in 1984 as a private limited company. Three years later, in 1987 it converted into a public limited company.
The company is in the business of manufacturing and selling plastic and crown caps and Polyester Staple Fibre. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
In the recent past the company decided to convert the polyester staple fibre manufacturing plant into a PET resin manufacturing plant, due to depressed market situation of the former.
Sulzer Chemtech (Winterthur, Swirzerland) has been selected as the sole supplier of column internals, packings and trays for the Dangote integrated oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Lekki Free Trade Zone, near Lagos, Nigeria. These key pieces of equipment will play an important role in what is expected to become the world’s largest single-train crude distillation facility. Petrochemicals CrudeOil Oxodegradable PX
Dangote Group is undertaking an ambitious project to build a grassroots refinery complex able to process 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
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