LyondellBasell launches Polybatch Effects Frost masterbatches

LyondellBasell, a global leader in the chemical industry, launches Polybatch Effects Frost masterbatches to transform PET packaging with a matte frost effect. The new masterbatches are available in two distinct styles. The solution can be seamlessly integrated with various colours to achieve a high-end, sophisticated look, says the company. The Polybatch

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Origin Materials reports strong Q1 2024 results, accelerates production lines

Origin Materials, Inc. announced its first-quarter financial results, emphasising progress toward profitability driven by its PET caps and closures business. The company reported quarterly revenue of $6.8 million generated by its supply chain activation program and joint development agreements. The company also made significant progress in commercialising its caps and closures

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Repi appoints Michael Thiessenhusen as new Managing Director in Repi GmbH 

Repi, a leading manufacturer of performance additives and liquid colours for polyurethanes and thermoplastics, announces the appointment of Mr. Michael Thiessenhusen as new Managing Director of Repi GmbH, based in the North of Germany.  In his new role, Mr. Thiessenhusen will further support the upcoming strategic development of the Repi Group

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Global Plastics Treaty negotiations – focus on the value of plastic waste as a circular feedstock

In the pursuit of concluding the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations successfully and on time, a collaborative call to action, by Virginia Janssens, Managing Director of Plastics Europe, is made to industry stakeholders and governments alike, urging a concerted effort towards identifying common solutions in Ottawa: “To ensure the Global Plastics Treaty

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Coca-Cola launches 100% rPET bottles in Hong Kong

The Coca-Cola Company debuted the 500ml Coca-Cola Trademark brands in 100% rPET bottles in Hong Kong on April 9. All 500ml Coca-Cola Original, Coca-Cola No Sugar and Coca-Cola Plus have now adopted 100% rPET (excluding caps and labels) in the production of their bottles. The new packaging features “I’m a 100%

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Aldi launches first supermarket own-brand Packamama ‘flat’ recycled PET wine bottles

Aldi has announced the UK’s first, supermarket own-brand flat recycled PET wine bottles. The Chapter & Verse Shiraz and Chapter & Verse Chardonnay will be available to buy in lightweight, fully recyclable PET bottles, in stores nationwide now.   Made from 100% recycled PET, the new flat bottles weigh just 63g –

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Beyond Plastic introduces biodegradable plastic bottle cap

Beyond Plastic has introduced a biodegradable plastic bottle cap made from polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a biopolymer created using bacteria fermentation. The new cap is claimed to look, feel, and perform just like traditional petroleum-based plastic caps but to be recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable – even in the most sensitive conditions. “We believe

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