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Supply deal with BP on sustainable cyclohexane for Antwerp PA 6 plant / Increasing use of circular raw materials in plastics production
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks October 2021: Mixed trend for MDI, TDI, polyol prices / Rollover for several grades
German speciality chemicals company Lanxess said it has entered into a strategic partnership with BP under which the latter will supply “green” cyclohexane starting in the fourth quarter... (22.10.2021)
The restart of plants for the production of MDI – whether scheduled or unscheduled – that had lain idle for a long time, was reflected in an improved delivery capacity. European production... (21.10.2021)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
UK research links plastics pollution and climate change / Three ways the crises connect
PLASTICS AND RESEARCH
Recycling process uses mechanisms that occur naturally in proteins / Another technology converts waste to carbon nanotubes
Research by the UK’s Zoological Society London and Bangor University has revealed fundamental links between plastics pollution and the global climate crisis. In a paper published on 28... (21.10.2021)
Scientists from Swiss university EPFL are developing a method for recycling plastics by applying mechanisms that naturally occur in proteins. In nature, protein chains break up into the... (20.10.2021)
FRANCE
Ban on plastic packaging for wide range of fresh produce starts in 2022 / 20% reduction in SUP packaging by 2025 planned
NEWS FROM KI GROUP
"Plastics Exchange" trading platform relaunched / Improved design and functionality
The sale of unprocessed fresh fruit and vegetables in plastic packaging in France is set to end on 1 January 2022. According to the French ministry of economic transition, this measure... (20.10.2021)
Clearer, more comprehensive and more functional: this is how the completely revamped “Plastics Exchange” by the KunststoffWeb news portal, operated by PIE’s parent company, KI Group,... (19.10.2021)
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