Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, will be focusing for the first time this year on the increasingly important aspect of the “Sustainable Laboratory”. more

Neste, a major producer of renewable diesel, UK chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are together exploring the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals and plastics. more

Terex Trucks has updated its TA300 articulated hauler with the introduction of a new and improved transmission, resulting in improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort. more

Manufacturers face a range of growing challenges on a global level. Consumers are more demanding than ever before. more

Indorama Ventures has increased its PET recycling capabilities by acquiring French-based Sorepla Industrie for an undisclosed fee. more

The aim of the partnership between ALPLA and FROMM is to further optimise the current high recycling rates for PET as well as a significant reduce the CO2 emissions through saved transport. more

Finland-based packaging start-up Jospak Oy has received a ScanStar 2018 Award for its board-based tray packaging for Kannuksen Lihakauppa Grillipekoni. This innovative, sustainable food packaging solution that contains up to 85% less plastic. more

MOL Group and APK AG have signed a strategic cooperation agreement, according to which MOL will support the completion of APK’s Merseburg plant. more

Canary Wharf Group has committed to becoming a Plastic Free Community as the next step in its 12-month #BreakingThePlasticHabit campaign, making it the first commercial centre to take part in the Surfers Against Sewage led initiative. more

Roastworks Coffee Co has released the first-ever range of fully recyclable, 100 percent aluminium Nespresso-compatible capsules in UK supermarkets. more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix, a global leader in plant-based technology, have announced they will be jointly developing biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. more

Smurfit Kappa Piteå is the largest paper mill in the Smurfit Kappa Group and one of Sweden’s leading companies in the paper-based packaging sector. Romana Moares spoke to company director Per Sward about the mill’s latest investments. more

By 2020, Emmi aims to reduce its global CO2 emissions by 25 percent and with the connection of Mittelland Molkerei in Suhr to the local district heating network, it takes a major step towards achieving this goal. more

The Small Robot Company, a UK-based agritech start-up has raised £50,000 through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. more

Among the various innovations that the profession of design engineering has experienced in recent times, the marvel of Additive Manufacturing (AM) is perhaps the one with the most influential nature. more

The Green Investment Group (GIG), which specialises in green energy investment, has acquired the ongoing wind power project in Överturingen in the municipality of Ånge from SCA and Turinge Energi. Siemens Gamesa will supply the 4.2 MW turbines. more

Lehigh Technologies, a specialty chemicals company that produces sustainable raw materials from end-of-life tires and post-industrial rubber, yesterday shared the news that production has started at its new Spanish plant. more

Neste, a leading producer of renewable diesel, is now investigates ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. more

Tetra Pak now procures half of its worldwide electricity supply from renewable sources, with the company believing it will certainly meet its goal of using only renewable electricity across its operations by 2030. more

The Schwarz Group, the owner of leading supermarket chain Lidl, is to acquire German waste disposal company, Tonsmeier Group to broaden the companies range of services in the environmental sector and strengthening its international portfolio. more

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