Borealis and value chain partners develop more sustainable flexible packaging formats containing 50% PCR

Borealis announces that two separate collaborations with long-standing value chain partners have resulted in new, fully recyclable flexible packaging formats, which incorporate 50% post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The use of new low density polyethylene (LDPE) PCR grades developed and produced by mechanical recycling expert Ecoplast, a member of the Borealis Group, have

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Void Technologies has received RecyClass approval for VO+ cavitation technology

Materials science company Void Technologies has received RecyClass approval for its VO+ cavitation technology, developed to accelerate the transition to more sustainable flexible packaging by reducing the amount of solid plastic in PE film. Cavitated Machine Direction Orientation (MDO), PE films produced using Void’s new ‘VO+ PE Masterbatch’ is claimed to

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Amcor introduces PET barrier for RTD and dairy alternatives market

Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) introduces the DairySeal line of packaging that features ClearCor, an advanced PET barrier. With the introduction of DairySeal, the exploding nutritional, dairy alternatives, and ready-to-drink (RTD) market will now have a more sustainable packaging option that can be leveraged across all retail channels, says Amcor. The ClearCor

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Recycling in Spain

Business is booming for waste sorting systems Around 160 km to the northeast of Barcelona is the small Catalonian town of Roses. Here in 2004, Norwegian recycling equipment provider Tomra installed a local branch when it took over the former local distributor. This was in response to a recycling situation that was

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UK: New funding competition to drive innovation in smart sustainable plastics

UK Research & Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has launched a new £2.5 million Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2 competition for research and innovation projects seeking grant funding from £30,000 to £250,000. From new recycling processes to reuse and refill solutions and novel polymers, the £60 million SSPP

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RadiciGroup: acquisition of Ester Industries Ltd. completed

RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers acquired the Engineering Plastics business of the Indian company Ester Industries Ltd. Last May, RadiciGroup announced this action aimed at strengthening its internationalisation strategy, with an investment of around 35 million euros: the transaction allows RadiciGroup – in India since 2006 – to further reinforce its local

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