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On 9 October, Novares Group, a French global plastic solutions provider specialising in components and systems for the automotive industry, held its first ever Venture Day in Paris, in which awards were given to three startup companies from a... Read more

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama Ventures and Mares Circulares (Circular Seas) to produce its first sample bottles made from recovered and recycled marine plastics... Read more

ABP, one of Europe's largest private agribusiness companies, has announced the introduction of new sustainable packaging. The new packaging will see the amount of plastics used to package its meat products reduced by 70%. It will consist of... Read more

Boosting the use of processed plastic waste in the manufacturing of new plastic products is one of the priority tasks in the development of a circular economy for the plastics industry. As injection moulding machine manufacturer and system... Read more

The planning required to pack liquid products into the correct containers can mean the difference between merchandise arriving quickly on shelves or the potential spoilage of goods, and possible legal issues... Read more

Global packaging and paper group Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, one of the biggest European companies in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses for premium A-brands and private label products, have... Read more

Over 100 public and private partners covering the entirety of the plastics value chain have signed the declaration for the Circular Plastics Alliance, which aims to promote voluntary action to establish a well-functioning EU market in recycled... Read more

Suntory Beverage and Food Europe (SBFE) has set out its plan to move to 100% sustainable plastic bottles within a decade, fully moving away from virgin plastic derived from fossil fuels, mirroring the Suntory Group’s global ambition... Read more

French plastics compounder Benvic Europe is set to acquire Ereplast, a French specialist in industrial plastic waste recycling, and enter the recycling compounding sector... Read more

Austria-based polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilisers manufacturer Borealis AG has broken ground on a new, world-scale facility in Kallo, Belgium... Read more

Today we produce almost 400 million tonnes of plastics every year. Global population growth and a growing middle class means that, in just a few decades, the demand for goods and packaging made from plastics is set to rise three-fold... Read more

KKT GmbH, specialists in the manufacture of plastic bottles and jars using Injection Stretch Blow Moulding (ISBM) and Extrusion Blow Moulding (EBM) for over 50 years, is active on the European markets for cosmetics, food & beverage and chemicals... Read more

Traditional plastics pose a problem for the planet, whether it’s due to the fossil fuels used to produce them or the harmful chemicals released during their slow degradation process. Yet, despite these issues, plastic has become so intertwined with o Read more

KRAIBURG TPE announces that its THERMOLAST M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline 2017 for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019. Intended as a guideline for manufacturers and... Read more

Consumers have become strong advocates for environmental sustainability. In response, packaging companies have increasingly modified their materials, designs and processes. Manufacturers are looking for production methods that will give them the... Read more

Hasbro has announced the expansion of it toy and game recycling program to France and Germany, with plans to launch in Brazil later in the year. Through the program, consumers can send Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, a global product... Read more

SOCAR Turkey Energy has announced it will break ground on the construction of a new petrochemical industrial complex in Turkey in the first half of 2020. The estimated investment stands at €1.6-billion and will take the form of a joint venture... Read more

German hose manufacturer Tristone Flowtech Group has announced the completion of an expansion project and also broken ground on a new plant at its plastic pipes production facility in Walbrzych, in Lower Silecia, Poland... Read more

The way the world does business is changing. Gone are the days when the UK was producing 40% of world manufacturing output. Today, China takes the top spot as a production powerhouse. It is now the world’s largest manufacturer, its output... Read more

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit... Read more

  • Three innovative startups awarded at first Novares Venture Day

  • ABP Goodherdsmen

  • Circular Plastics Alliance

  • Suntory products

  • Benvic Europe

  • Borealis breaks ground on new "world-scale" plant in Belgium

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