Circular economy - news on Plastech

Agrana presents new bioplastic developed from thermoplastic starch

Agrana announces the launch of its bioplastic Agenacomp A 50:50 blend of thermoplastic starch and a biologically degradable polyester has given rise to an bioplastic compound which is fully compostable at home.

BASF for the first time makes products with chemically recycled plastics

BASF is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics.

European plastics industry pledges for a more sustainable future

On the 11th December 2018, 13 organisations from the entire plastics value chain hosted their first annual event "The EU Plastics Industries - Towards Circularity" and presented the status of their voluntary commitments and pledges in front of the media, NGOs and representatives of the European Commission.


SCS becomes an independent organisation and collaboration platform

Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, today announced its incorporation as an independent organisation and collaboration platform.

Scrap tires - the new recycled construction material

Vehicle tires of course belong on the road, but they have also increasingly found their way into the road. That is made possible by recycled scrap tires and Vestenamer, a process aid manufactured by Evonik Industries.

RKW Supports Circular Economy

The film manufacturer RKW puts special emphasis both on saving resources and recycling its products. Therefore, RKW is co-founder of the recovery system for crop plastics "Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland" (ERDE).

Sabic signs memorandum of understanding with Plastic Energy

Sabic has today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based Plastic Energy Ltd. for the supply of feedstock to support Sabic's petrochemical operations in Europe.

Plastics packaging industry sets itself ambitious recycling targets for 2025

By 2025, at least 1 million tonnes of recycling material or renewable raw materials will be used in the production of plastic packaging in Germany.

New momentum arising from industrial transfer - Chinaplas 2019 to tap into emerging regions

In order to build a wide network of quality resources and fully explore the new momentum in the industry, Chinaplas 2019, the leading plastics and rubber trade fair, is going to act responsively, embrace new opportunities, and tap into the emerging regions.

Using plastic responsibly: Südpack publishes new sustainability report

In its first sustainability report published in 2016, Südpack identified the key areas in which the company was taking action for more sustainability. The second edition of the report now documents the milestones that Südpack has reached since that first report - and the ambitious goals the company has set itself for 2020.

Coexpan is committed to increasing the recycled content of its PET products to 70% by 2025.

Coexpan endorses the commitment announced by PET Sheet Europe, the association that brings together Europe's leading PET sheet producers, to guarantee that their products will have a mean recycled content of 70% by the year 2025.

Borealis supports Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution

Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed The New Plastics Economy's 'A Line in the Sand'- Global commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source.

In sync with the times - Chinaplas to highlight Circular Economy

Technological innovation, on one hand, favours the acceleration of modern development as well as changes in various markets, while on the other, is driven by the latter two. Chinaplas is highly responsive to the needs and the trends, and always brings in new elements, perpetually providing energy to the plastics and rubber industries.

Albis Plastic distributes sustainable products from QCP

Albis Plastic is proud to add LyondellBasell's Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) range of recycled products to its portfolio. Owned by LyondellBasell and SUEZ, QCP is a manufacturer of high-quality renewable polymers.

Erema shows Circular Economy in Action

Erema North America's recent Discovery Day generated a great deal of interest. The Technical Center in Ipswich, Massachusetts, became the meeting point for well-known companies spanning all sectors of the plastics industry.