Current Headlines

  1. New Method Enables Large-Scale Production Of Bio-Based Plastic Bottles
    11/12/2018

    Scientists have discovered a novel method to synthesize furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) in a high yield from a glucose derivative of non-food plant cellulose, paving the way for replacing petroleum-derived terephthalic acid with biomaterials in plastic bottle applications

  2. Scientists Bring Polymers Into Atomic-Scale Focus
    11/12/2018

    From water bottles and food containers to toys and tubing, many modern materials are made of plastics. And while we produce about 110 million tons per year of synthetic polymers like polyethylene and polypropylene worldwide for these plastic products, there are still mysteries about polymers at the atomic scale

  3. Now Plastics Introduces 60 To 90% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) PET Films
    11/8/2018

    Now Plastics, one of the largest suppliers of films and aluminum foil, is now offering post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET films made from 60 to 90% PCR PET resin, it was announced today

  4. Repsol & Saica Sign An Agreement To Improve LDPE Film Circularity
    10/31/2018

    Repsol and Saica Natur have signed a new collaboration agreement in order to maximize the use of low density polyethylene film (LDPE) waste and take a new step in the transition towards a circular economy

  5. Loop Industries Endorses The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment – Helping Keep Plastic In The Economy And Out Of Nature
    10/29/2018

    Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP), a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic, today announced that it has joined leading global consumer brands, including PepsiCo, Danone, The Coca Cola Company, Unilever, L’Oréal and others in signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with United Nations Environment

  6. SC Johnson Accelerates Progress Boosting Plastic Recycling And Reuse
    10/28/2018

    Today, SC Johnson is announcing a series of commitments to further reduce its own plastic footprint, by boosting recycled plastic content in its packaging, supporting reuse of plastic bottles through concentrated refills, and launching an effort to make Ziploc® bags recyclable at curbside

  7. Novel Material Could Make Plastic Manufacturing More Energy-Efficient
    10/25/2018

    An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. Created by a team including scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the advance can extract the key ingredient in the most common form of plastic from a mixture of other chemicals—while consuming far less energy than usual.

  8. Lubrizol Introduces Carboset® CR-3100 Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion For Low VOC Direct-To-Metal Coatings
    10/16/2018

    The Lubrizol Corporation announces the commercial availability of Carboset® CR-3100 acrylic copolymer emulsion. Carboset CR-3100 is designed to offer protective properties and adhesion to metal substrates in low VOC formulations.

  9. DS Smith Plastics Introduces A New Feature To Their AkyPak Returnable Containers Product Line
    10/11/2018

    DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products announced recently the launch of a new feature to their AkyPak Advanced sub-brand of Returnable Containers. The feature called “Advanced C” is a single flat-deck bulk container

  10. Evonik Launches EUDRAGIT FL 30 D-55, An Advanced Combination Polymer That Sets A New Benchmark For Enteric Coatings
    10/4/2018

    Evonik, a global leader for functional excipients used in oral solid dosage forms, recently announced the launch of an advanced combination polymer for enteric coatings