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-Eastman announces major investment in France

Global company says a planned European facility will be able to recycle some 160,000 metric tons of plastic scrap annually.

United States-based Eastman says it plans to invest up to $1 billion to build what it calls the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. An announcement is being jointly made by French President Emmanuel Macron and Eastman Board Chair and CEO Mark Costa.

Calling the new facility a “material-to-material molecular recycling,” Eastman says it will use its “polyester renewal technology” to recycle up to 160,000 metric tons annually of plastic scrap it characterizes as hard to recycle material “that is currently being incinerated.”  Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

The project will involve the installation of units that would prepare mixed plastic scrap for processing, a methanolysis unit to depolymerize the scrap and polymer lines to create “a variety of first-quality materials for specialty, packaging and textile applications,” according to Eastman.

Tennessee-based Eastman, which is building a similar but smaller scale such plant in that state, says it also plans to establish “an innovation center for molecular recycling that would enable France to sustain a leadership role in the circular economy.”

The plant and innovation center are expected to be operational by 2025, says the company. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

Eastman says the project has “garnered support from an impressive roster of global brands who share its commitment to solving the world’s plastic waste problem and view molecular recycling as a pivotal tool for achieving circularity.”

The firm cites LVMH Beauty, the Estée Lauder Companies, Clarins, Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal and Danone as having signed letters of intent for multiyear supply agreements from the planned facility in France.

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-Coca-Cola launches JAMII sustainability platform for Africa

Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit (AOU) and its bottling partners have announced the launch of JAMII, a new Africa-focused sustainability platform.

The platform houses the company’s existing and new sustainability initiatives. Through this signature platform, Coca-Cola hopes to attract like-minded partners to help accelerate on-the-ground impact of its initiatives.

The new platform will build and expand on the past accomplishments in three areas: water stewardship, the economic empowerment of women and youth and waste management. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

This will be delivered together with bottling partners, system employees, and several NGO partners.

“We recognize the responsibility we have as market leaders to make a meaningful difference – to empower and protect the communities and the environment in which we operate. Whether it is giving people access to safe drinking water, creating economic opportunities for people in dire need of it, or reducing the impact of our operations on the environment- we are committed to making that difference,” said Bruno Pietracci, Africa president at The Coca-Cola Company.

Patricia Obozuwa, AOU vice-president for public affairs, communications and sustainability added, “We chose the name JAMII, a Swahili word that means community, society, people, because it represents who we are as Africans and aligns with our values as an organization- our resilience, our commitment, and our spirit of community. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

Consolidating our sustainability efforts under this umbrella will allow us to strengthen our value proposition and make good on our promise to continue to be a trusted partner for sustainable growth in Africa.”

In the area of women and youth economic empowerment, JAMII will promote and stimulate entrepreneurship opportunities through the provision of improved access to skills training, networks, finance & markets. To date, over two million women across Africa have been economically enabled as part of the 5by20 programme.

Coca-Cola launches JAMII sustainability platform for Africa

-Natural Polymers Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2030: Key Players – Ashland, Dow Chemical, Economy Polymers & Chemicals, etc.

Global ”Natural Polymers market” report contains a detailed analysis of the current state and future scope along with the sales patterns, market size, share, price structure, and market progressions. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

The study discusses the underlying trends and impact of various factors that drive the market, along with their influence on the evolution of the Natural Polymers market. This report briefly deals with the product life cycle, comparing it to the relevant products from across industries and then evaluates the snapshot given by Porter’s five forces analysis for identifying new opportunities in this industry. A thorough evaluation of the restrain included in this report portrays contrast to drivers which helps make strategic planning easier.

Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period owing to the increasing focus on the research, development, and manufacturing of Natural Polymers in countries including China, Japan, India, and South Korea.

The report also comprises the study of current issues with end users and opportunities for the Natural Polymers market. It also contains value chain analysis along with key market participants. To provide users of this report with a comprehensive view of the Natural Polymers market, we have included a detailed competitive analysis of market key players. Furthermore, the report also comprehends business opportunities and scope for expansion.

The qualitative data gathered by extensive primary and secondary research presented in the report aims to provide crucial information regarding market dynamics, market trends, key developments and innovations, and product developments in the market. It also provides data about vendors, including their profile details which include product specifications, applications and industry performance, annual sales, revenue, relevant mergers, financial timelines, investments, growth strategies and future developments.

The biggest highlight of the report is to provide companies in the industry with a strategic analysis of the impact of COVID-19 which will help market players in this field to evaluate their business approaches. At the same time, this report analyzed the market of leading 20 countries and introduce the market potential of these countries. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

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-Why ‘chemical recycling’ can’t be trusted

As a student in the public health field, I have been disappointed by the concept of plastic “chemical recycling” (also called advanced recycling, chemical conversion, molecular conversion or conversion technologies). At first, I was thrilled to hear about a possible solution to the plastic waste crisis in the form of this seemingly miraculous technique that could give new life to hard-to-recycle plastics while also contributing to a circular economy.

It all sounded too good to be true, and after a few weeks of research, I discovered it was. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

I learned that the main form of “chemical recycling” that takes place in the United States is not recycling at all. Actual recycling recovers materials after use and returns them to the manufacturing cycle, where they are used to make new products, giving those materials another life as part of a circular economy.

These technologies usually turn plastic into fuel that will be burned, releasing greenhouse gases and toxic pollution.

Processes such as “chemical recycling” typically use plastic materials to generate a limited amount of energy in a one-time process, destroying them rather than giving them another material use. Pyrolysis and gasification of plastic are two processes that illustrate the fallacy of the phrase “chemical recycling” because rather than recycling plastic waste back into plastic products, these technologies usually turn plastic into fuel that will be burned, releasing greenhouse gases and toxic pollution. EPA is considering regulations on pyrolysis and gasification units under the Clean Air Act, which according to my research are sorely needed.

Other forms of “chemical recycling” include solvent-based processes and chemical depolymerization. While some of these processes may result in actual recycling of materials (plastic back to plastic), these processes are far less common than the practice of using plastics as fuel. Solvent-based processes and depolymerization are not free of their own dangers.

These processes attempt to separate main plastic components from contaminants and additives. This is necessary because plastics contain a mix of chemical additives that enhance the material properties of plastic, including the texture, UV resistance and lifespan. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

Recent research discovered thousands of previously unknown chemical additives in plastic, many of which are classified as substances of concern.

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-Heimtextil Summer Special to begin from June 21, 2022 in Germany

Heimtextil will take place as a one-time summer special in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from June 21-24, 2022, parallel to the trade fair duo Techtextil and Texprocess. The decision to hold a summer edition this year is the result of a positive vote from the home and contract textile industry, which is longing for a re-start of personal business meetings.

Exhibitors and buyers will also benefit from valuable synergy effects between the three international trade fair formats, organiser Messe Frankfurt said in a press release. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

“It is great to see the high level of trust that our exhibitors have in us, even after more than two years of the pandemic. The results of the vote and the first confirmations of participation show: The need to finally return to personal business meetings and new global contacts in face-to-face exchanges before the end of this year is as strong as ever – even if the reunion this year will take place in a different setting than usual,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president, Textiles & Textile Technologies, said.

“From our point of view, it is a good decision to reschedule Heimtextil to summer this year. We need a platform to present our new products to the market. The industry needs to see each other again, a personal relationship is important. We hope that the situation this summer will allow exhibitors and visitors to travel freely and that the fair will mark the beginning of a return to normality,” said Francisco Jover Pastor, CEO of Jover Group.

“It means a lot to us that Heimtextil 2022 will be held as part of the Summer Special. In June, we will finally be able to connect personally with the global trade again at a central location and show live what is possible with Tencel lyocell and modal fibres for the interior sector. Especially for home textiles, it is very important to see and touch the products. We are looking forward to many new contacts and to seeing long-time customers and companions again at Heimtextil 2022 this summer,” said Ebru Bayramoglu, head of global business development at the Lenzing Group.

“We are positive about the summer date and will participate with the same booth planning for June that was planned for the January event,” said Martin Buchta, CEO of Hohmann Weberei. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

Due to the parallelism of the three trade fairs, national and international buyers will be able for the first time to experience global trends and innovations along large parts of the textile value chain bundled in one place – starting with fibres and yarns, through functional textiles, textile technologies and production and finishing processes, to the end product for textile interiors and recycling.

“The close proximity to Techtextil and Texprocess provides Heimtextil buyers with exciting new perspectives on innovative functionalities of technical textiles or also nonwovens as well as processing technologies for the home textiles industry. Through these synergies, we create additional incentives to attract national and international buyers for the re-launch of Heimtextil in summer,” explained Schmidt.

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-Versalis-owned Finproject gains recognition for sustainable products

Versalis-owned Italian compounder Finproject has obtained ISCC Plus certification at its industrial sites in the Marche and Abruzzo regions of Italy for the manufacture of compounds and products from sustainable raw materials.

The sites were recognised for the production of bio, bio-circular and circular compounds and bio, bio-circular and circular plastic products, made by using sustainable raw materials, Versalis announced 13 Jan.

Versalis, the chemicals arm of Italian energy giant Eni, acquired the full ownership of Finproject in September last year, after purchasing a 40% share in the compounder a year earlier. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

Versalis operates two ISCC Plus certified plants in Dunkirk, France and Oberhausen, Germany, from which Finproject is supplied with its raw material.

ISCC Plus is part of the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) voluntary scheme which allows companies along the supply chain to monitor and demonstrate the sustainability of their products.

In 2022, Finproject aims to extend ISCC Plus certification to its Italian Padanaplast site and overseas manufacturing sites. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film

Founded 57 years ago in Morrovalle, in the Marche region of Italy, Finproject industrial group, is a vertically integrated into Versalis and its core business is focused on the production of compounds and foam injection moulding products.

Versalis-owned Finproject gains recognition for sustainable products

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-Davis-Standard to highlight high barrier cast film at Interplastica

Davis-Standard will begin its 2022 tradeshow season in Moscow at Interplastica on January 25 – 28. In Hall 2.2 at booth D07 in the Swiss Pavillion, representatives from Maillefer and from ER-WE-PA, Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Germany, will be available to discuss technology for blown film, cast film, extrusion coating, foam, profile, tube, and sheet applications. High barrier cast film

A specific focus will be Davis-Standard’s dsX product line for packaging applications. Examples of this technology include the dsX 400 aseptic packaging line and dsX flex-pack 300S flexible packaging line.

The dsX 400 aseptic packaging line is a pre-engineered triplex extrusion coating and laminating line for paper, aluminum foils and/or films used in aseptic packaging applications. It is designed for a working width range of 700 to 1,350mm, a mechanical design speed up to 450 metres per minute, and processing speeds up to 400 metres per minute. In addition, the line is equipped with automatic unwind and rewind splicers for speed and processing efficiency. This is a single-source system with Davis-Standard supply of extruders, feedscrews, and extrusion dies to support customer requirements  High barrier cast film

For lower-speed flexible packaging applications, Davis-Standard offers the dsX flex-pack 300S, with proven components and a pre-configured, adaptable machine configuration. It can support web widths from 650 to 1,350mm and process line speeds up to 300 metres per minute for paper, film, and aluminum foils with direct gravure primer coating and co-extrusion coating lamination stations. Hallmarks of this line include consistent end-product quality, greater uptime, and productivity, reduced waste, and application versatility. High barrier cast film

To support diverse barrier structures, Davis-Standard offers high barrier cast film capabilities for seven, nine, eleven, or more layers. Extruders are mounted on a platform above the casting unit and are engineered to support a range of resins, including PA, PE, mPE, PP, PET, EVOH, and tie structures.

Processors can attain finished web widths from 2000mm to 3600mm, and line speeds up to 150 metres per minute, web thickness from 75 to 300 microns, and a max roll diameter of 1200mm.  High barrier cast film

Davis-Standard to highlight high barrier cast film at Interplastica

-SIG announces SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first full barrier aluminium-free aseptic carton solutions for a wide range of products

SIG today announces the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminium-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. SIGNATURE EVO extends SIG’s lower-carbon aluminium-free packaging materials – already available for plain white milk – for wider use with oxygen-sensitive products such as fruit juices, nectars, flavoured milk or plant-based beverages.  High barrier cast film

“By extending our SIGNATURE portfolio with SIGNATURE EVO – the world’s first aluminium-free packaging materials for aseptic cartons with full barrier protection – we are taking the next step in our aluminium-free journey and underlining our position as an industry leader in sustainable innovations,” said Ali Kaylan, SVP Innovation at SIG. “We are delighted to give our customers additional opportunities to bring low-impact packaging solutions to more categories and more consumers around the world. Sustainable innovations like this are central to SIG’s commitment to partner with customers and go Way Beyond Good for people and the planet.”

Industry-leading sustainable innovation

SIGNATURE EVO is the latest evolution in the SIGNATURE portfolio – SIG’s innovative offering of the most sustainable packaging materials available for aseptic carton packs.  High barrier cast film

SIG led the industry with the first ever aluminium-free solutions for aseptic cartons. By eliminating the need for an aluminium foil barrier layer, combibloc ECOPLUS cut the carbon footprint of SIG’s standard packaging material by 27% when launched in 2010. SIGNATURE 100 cut this further in 2017, offering a 58% lower carbon footprint than SIG’s standard packaging material by linking the polymers to 100% renewable forest-based materials via a certified mass-balance system1.

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Davis-Standard to highlight high barrier cast film at Interplastica

SIG announces SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first full barrier aluminium-free aseptic carton solutions for a wide range of products

Eastman announces major investment in France

Coca-Cola launches JAMII sustainability platform for Africa

Natural Polymers Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2030: Key Players – Ashland, Dow Chemical, Economy Polymers & Chemicals, etc.

-Why ‘chemical recycling‘ can’t be trusted

Heimtextil Summer Special to begin from June 21, 2022 in Germany

Versalis-owned Finproject gains recognition for sustainable products

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