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Neste to collaborate with Licella in utilization of waste plastic

Neste to collaborate with Licella in utilization of waste plastic

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.


Recycling
Microbes Fully Metabolize Biodegradable Plastics

Microbes Fully Metabolize Biodegradable Plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.


Recycling
High-heat Glass-reinforced Polyamide 66 Outperforms Comparable PA 66

High-heat Glass-reinforced Polyamide 66 Outperforms Comparable PA 66

A new series of high-heat glass-reinforced polyamide 66 compounds bridges the cost-performance gap between standard heat-resistant polyamides and costly specialty polymers, providing injection molders with a more economical alternative for automotive and other metal-replacement parts.


Plastics
Milacron's Success in Low Pressure Injection Molding Machines

Milacron's Success in Low Pressure Injection Molding Machines

Milacron Holdings Corp., has seen demand increase for its industry-leading Low Pressure Injection Molding (LPIM) Structural Foam machines following a successful NPE 2018 in Orlando. An eye-catching display showed a replica platen of the massive Cincinnati 6,750 ton machine sold to 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics of Holiday City.


Injections
Many Good Reasons for Liquid Dairy to Switch to PET Packaging

Many Good Reasons for Liquid Dairy to Switch to PET Packaging

Acting in a competitive marketplace, typically impacted by low margins, liquid dairy manufacturers seek innovations to achieve product differentiation and a sustainable business. Guillaume Rolland, Vice President Sensitive Products at Sidel, shares his insights about the benefits of switching from liquid dairy production to BET bottles.


Packagings
Lanxess provides wings

Lanxess provides wings

High-performance plastics from the specialty chemicals company are used in the propellers on aerial drones. More flight time thanks to lightweight materials.


Plastics
ELIX Polymers publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report

ELIX Polymers publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report

ELIX Polymers, a manufacturer of thermoplastic materials and located at Polígono Sur in Tarragona, has published its Sustainability Report, which aims to provide its stakeholders with a clear understanding of the company’s commitment to transparency and information related to its activity during the 2017 tax year.


Plastics
Lanxess plans to sell remaining 50 percent in joint venture Arlanxeo

Lanxess plans to sell remaining 50 percent in joint venture Arlanxeo

Specialty chemicals group Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeoto its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded Arlanxeo in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, signed a respective agreement today.


Plastics

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