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Landfill and incinerated plastics: is it the end of the road?

The large-scale incineration or dumping of plastic films in landfills could soon be a thing of the past as new technologies seek to convert plastics into fuels and other useful products. Economic factors and fundamental difficulties with handling and sorting at recycling facilities has resulted in plastic film recycling...  Read More»

Company News

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    Clariant’s strategy reaps profitable 2013
    Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced that its 2013 full-year sales from continuing operations increased by 4% in local currencies, from CHF 6.076 billion compared to CHF 6.038 billion in full-year 2012, and 1% in Swiss francs. The 4% organic sales growth...
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Materials News

  • BASF to build world-scale amines plant in Nanjing
    German chemicals company BASF is setting up a new world-scale production plant to manufacture specialty amines at its existing wholly-owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant, which is scheduled to come on stream in...
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Machinery News

  • ProTec Polymer Processing designs new system for Benecke’s TPO
    Benecke Changshun Auto Trim, a joint venture between Germany’s Benecke-Kaliko, a part of the ContiTech Group, and China’s Jiangsu Changshun Group has officially started operation its new production line for interior films made...
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PRA January/February 2014


In the green material arena, competition is heating up between oxo-biodegradable plastics and bioplastics. Not all plastics are created equal. Hence, the greener the material, the larger its market share

  • RHB Research upbeat on rubber gloves, Kossan top pick
    RHB Research upbeat on rubber gloves, Kossan top pick
    RHB Research maintained its positive stance on the rubber glove sector given the favorable operating environment. It said on Thursday the factors were the resilient demand for overall rubber gloves, increased awareness of health in developing countries, softening latex and nitrile prices, and the appreciation...
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  • Auto interior solutions deliver cycle time benefits
    US-based supplier of specialised polymers PolyOne Corporation says its two new formulations for automotive interior surfaces and instrument panels: Geon VBX 3577 vinyl powder for automotive interior surfaces; and Geon VBX 3600 series for instrument panels with seamless airbags are able to...
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