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  1. Ascend Performance Materials Extends Force Majeure On HMD, Polymers
    2/27/2019

    Ascend Performance Materials recntly announced it has extended force majeure on hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and all polymers, compounds and fibers 

  2. NREL Pioneers Cleaner Route To Upcycle Plastics Into Superior Products
    2/27/2019

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a method of plastics upcycling—transforming discarded products into new, high-value materials of better quality and environmental value—that could economically incentivize the recycling of waste plastics and help solve one of the world’s most looming pollution problems

  3. CARBIOS Produces First Pet-Bottles From 100% Recycled Plastic Waste Using Company’s Breakthrough Technology
    2/27/2019

    CARBIOS, a company pioneering new, bioindustrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, recently announced it has successfully produced the first PET-bottles made with 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA), through the enzymatic biorecycling of plastic waste

  4. Agreement Between Bio-On And Innova Imagen For The Production Of Bioplastic In Mexico
    2/19/2019

    Bio-on, listed on the AIM segment of the Italian Stock Market - Borsa Italiana and operating in the sector of high quality bioplastic, and Innova Imagen, a company of the Himes Group, with operations in the textile sector in Mexico and the United States with particular attention to eco-sustainable innovation, announce to have signed an exclusive agreement to design the realization of the first plant in Mexico for the production of 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic, obtained from agro-industrial residues and by-products

  5. Plastic Recycling: Total Acquires France’s Synova
    2/18/2019

    Total recently announces that it has acquired Synova, a French leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector

  6. PPG Introduces PPG SIGMAFAST 278 Epoxy Primer To U.S. Market
    2/12/2019

    PPG recently announced the introduction of PPG SIGMAFAST 278 epoxy primer to the U.S. market, giving fabricators much-needed flexibility when recoating steel components due to a longer re-coating window and reduced emissions

  7. Scientists Discover A Better Way To Make Plastics Out Of Sulfur
    2/7/2019

    Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new process to make polymers out of sulfur which could provide a way of making plastic that is less harmful to the environment

  8. HTI Plastics Receives Krauss Maffei Machine For Beta Testing
    2/6/2019

    HTI Plastics recently received a new Krauss Maffei Injection molding machine for beta testing. The PX All-Electric arrived on our floor in late January. This is the second time HTI has been selected to host a Krauss machine for testing, with the option to purchase

  9. Victrex Invests In State-Of-The-Art Technology With Surface Generation
    2/6/2019

    An innovative and differentiated tooling design and processing technology called PtFS (Production to Functional Specification), from UK-based Surface Generation, has been chosen by Victrex as it seeks to bring enhanced manufacturing effectiveness to its parts-based ‘mega-programmes’ and to OEM, tier 1s and the molding community

  10. Ultra-Fine Microperforation Sets New Standards In Melt Filtration
    2/6/2019

    With unprecedented filtration fineness of 60 µm, Ettlinger’s ECO melt filters will in the future make it easier to treat recycled material for the film, packaging tape and fiber industry and help plastics recyclers remove challenging contaminants like paints, silicones, barrier materials, cross-linked fractions and gels from the melt