Recycling - news on Plastech

Over 120 companies to showcase recycling innovation at PRS Europe

New ways to recycle plastics, technologies to improve recycling processes and new applications for recycled plastics are among the many innovations on show at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019, taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 10 and 11 April 2019.

Reifenhäuser Group acquires Plamex Maschinenbau

As of 18 February 2019, Reifenhäuser Group acquires Plamex Maschinenbau GmbH, Kelberg. Plamex is a specialized supplier of blown film lines and extrusion components.

Interim endorsement for perforated body sleeves for  PET bottles

The use of sleeves on PET bottles may lead to errors in identification and reduction of separation of PET bottles by the Near Infrared (NIR) and optical detectors used in waste plastic packaging sorting and recovery plants.


Sold-out Success: Petcore Europe Conference 2019 EU Plastics Strategy 2.0

Each year the European PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference.

Recycling of PET: Ultra-fine microperforation sets new standards in melt filtration

With unprecedented filtration fineness of 60 µm, Ettlinger’s ECO melt filters will in the future make it easier to treat recycled material.

Erema Group acquires 60 percent stake in Plasmac

Leading manufacturer of recycling machines expands its in-house product range following company participation.

Sabic will introduce ISCC certified circular polymers

Sabic and customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group will introduce ISCC certified circular polymers in 2019 during a market foundation stage.

EuPC publishes results of its 2nd survey on the use of rPM

From January till September 2018, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) conducted its 2nd European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM) in Europe’s plastics converting industry.

RPC introduces cup recykling initiative

RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, the UK’s sole manufacturer of plastic vending cups, is launching a unique initiative to help customers recycle their used cups into valuable second life products.

Amut Ecotech presents waste collection technologies to Russia

The ever-increasing awareness on the Russian territory of considering post-consume materials as a resource has lead Amut Ecotech, Green Division of Amut Group, to take part to the “Waste Treatment Conference” organized by Inventra (Creon Group) on the 22nd of October, in Moscow.

PRS Europe - speakers from Procter&Gamble, Henkel and Dow

Key speakers at the conference on plastics recycling include Ellen Macarthur Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Henkel and Dow Europe.

2017 Survey on European PET Recycle Industry - 58.2 % of PET bottles collected

Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.

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.

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