Recycling - news on Plastech

Borealis to acquire Austrian plastics recycling company Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH

Borealis announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH ("Ecoplast"), an Austrian plastics recycler.

Recycling organizations announce global definition of “Plastics Recyclability”

In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two of the leading global international recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as is relates to plastics packaging and products.

VinyLoop closed PVC recycling project in Italy

PVC recycling project VinyLoop in Ferrara, Italy, which was started in 2002, ceases operations, according to a brief statement from the company dated 28 June 2018, said the company.


Alpla and Fromm cooperate in PET recycling

Alpla, the Austrian packaging solutions specialist, and Fromm (Switzerland) have agreed on a collaboration in relation to PET recycling, as per Alpla's press release.

Industry comes together at Erema Discovery Days 2018

More than 1.000 guests invited by Erema made their way to Ansfelden, Austria, for the Discovery Days 2018 from 27 to 29 June. Well-known companies from the plastics sector, such as Borealis, Engel, Greiner, Haidlmair and Henkel gave participants an insight into their view of working with plastics in a sustainable way.

The world’s first POAL recycling facility

In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene.

The first PlasticRoad bike path comes in Netherlands

The municipality of Zwolle and the province of Overijssel have committed to the first PlasticRoad pilot project. In September the first PlasticRoad will be constructed in Zwolle and in another location in the province a few months later.

EREMA Group: 155 million euro turnover barrier broken

The EREMA Group closed the 2017/18 fiscal year at the end of March with double-digit growth of over 10 per cent. The companies integrated in the Group have once again achieved a new turnover record with consolidated sales reaching 155 million euros for the first time.

Sigma Plastics Group adding four new NGR recycling lines

Sigma Plastics Group is dramatically increasing their recycling capacity with the addition of four new NGR high output recycling lines. New four S:GRAN 125 machines will reprocess over 4 million pounds per month of film scrap from their in-house film production.

Footfall Increases by over 70% at PRS Europe

PRS Europe 2018 featured over 100 exhibiting companies, heard more than 40 conference speakers giving informative and inspirational presentations and had a total footfall of more than 2,400 over two days, an increase of more than 1,000 compared to the launch event in 2017.

From PET bottles bales to egg packs with Amut technology

Closing the loop motto - three players for a green planet: Global Plastics, Hickman’s Family Farms and Amut Group. Forward-thinking companies who have started a great vertical collaboration to give to plastic a second life, avoiding post-consumer bottles to end up in landfills or in the ocean.

Erema Laserfilter also successful in PET sector

The situation a good year after the product launch is encouraging: the PET Laserfilter has already been sold a number of times in the inline sheet, strapping and pelletising sectors.

From PET bottles straight to packaging

AMUT and EREMA invite guests to experience the closed material loop of PET first-hand from 28 to 31 May 2018. Washed post-consumer PET bottle flakes will be recycled live at the AMUT headquarters in Novara, Italy.

Plastic bags better than their reputation

Independent LCA of grocery carrier bags materials: plastics prove to be the material with the overall lowest impact to environment.

EREMA at NPE 2018: Quality in plastics recycling in greater demand than ever

EREMA will be prioritising quality in every respect at booth W1249 at this year's NPE in Orlando from 7 to 11 May 2018.