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MEDICAL PLASTICS
Antibacterial polypropylene film being developed for hospital use / Project funded by EU “Horizon 2020”
24.03.2020
EVONIK
New process for precursor adipic acid / Greening of polyamide chain
11.02.2020
RESEARCH
Food-grade films with chitosan barrier layer
31.01.2020
3D PRINTING RESEARCH
Vision to revolutionise 3D printing filament in terms of material and quality / Recycled plastics to be used for the filament
29.01.2020
CHEMICAL RECYCLING
Cross-industry consortium to advance technology targeting hard-to-recycle PET waste / Alpla, Britvic, BP, Danone, Remondis and Unilever
02.01.2020
MARKET RESEARCH
BT2i and Nova-Institute offer advice for green plastic solutions
28.11.2019
SPAIN
Plastics companies seek to improve recycling of multilayer food packaging to obtain high-quality recycled PA / Aimplas project
25.11.2019
HORIZON EUROPE
Industry calls on EU council for bigger research budget / Planning starts on programme's first four years
14.10.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Microplastics found in European snow / Studies in France and US find particles in remote areas / German organisation mulls ban on artificial turf
12.09.2019
MICROPLASTICS
Presence in run-off could threaten drinking water / Cautious WHO report says more data needed / Monomers leached into environment during polymerisation not primary concern
29.08.2019
ENGEL
Austrian machinery maker furthers Industry 4.0 development
09.07.2019
FLOORING RECYCLING EU
Feasibility project to scale up on new recycling process for old PVC floorings / Process can extract plasticisers
26.06.2019
HENKEL
Lightweighting potential of hybrid automotive body parts / “Teroson” structural epoxy foam
26.06.2019
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Ingestion of microplastics widespread / Drinking a lot of bottled water increases particle consumption / Canadian study sees health concerns
19.06.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
International research project on microplastics in the ocean / “Micro-FATE” starts with expedition in the Pacific
18.06.2019
SIBUR
Russia's first polymers R&D centre opened / Cooperation agreements signed to develop new grades and recycling processes
17.06.2019
RESEARCH
Strategies to reduce carbon footprint of polymers / California study examines scenarios to make the industry more sustainable
26.04.2019
INEOS STYROLUTION
First batch of PS from recycled styrene / Next step to take process to industrial-scale
12.04.2019
MARINE LITTER
Study analyses plastics pollution along Spanish coast / PE, PP and PS were most abundant microplastics / Barcelona plans "zero waste" strategy
25.03.2019
BIOLIVE
Olive stones converted into bioplastics / Turkish company plans manufacturing facility
15.03.2019
BRASKEM
Start-up of demo plant for renewable MEG in Denmark / Collaboration with Haldor Topsøe on “Mosaik” process for PET feedstock
22.02.2019
NESTLE
Swiss R&D centre to develop environmentally friendly packaging / Deal with CarbonLite will expand use of rPET in US / Pledge of 50% plastic recyclate content by 2025
18.12.2018
RESEARCH
Singapore scientists convert PET waste into aerogels / Customisable surface treatments
22.11.2018
PLASTICS RECYCLING
EU establishes "polynSPIRE" project / Four-year programme comprises 22 partners with funding of nearly EUR 10m
23.10.2018
RESEARCH
Finnish project to develop small, mobile factory to remove marine plastic waste / VTT unit to contain plastic-eating microbes / Plan for pilot unit in Baltic Sea in 2021
14.09.2018
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