L’Oréal made the first PE bottle from secondary gases

The French cosmetics giant L’Oréal has developed and produced the first bottle made of polyethylene, made from industrial gases (carbon). The polymer was obtained at the plant of the French energy and petrochemical group Total together with the American company LanzaTech, which is implementing gas fermentation technologies. The LanzaTech process captures industrial carbon emissions and […]

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GlobalData: Pandemic Has Changed Demand for Polyolefins

Demand from the packaging and healthcare segments has kept the polyolefin market afloat amid COVID-19, according to analyst firm GlobalData. The global polyolefin market is expected to contract in 2020 due to weaker end-market demand in areas such as construction, automotive and manufacturing. However, weak demand fueled by the pandemic is partially offset by increased […]

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TECHNONICOL launches PVC recycling program

TECHNONICOL Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of building materials and systems, has launched a program for the processing of polymers – used drainage, cornice and facade systems made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the company said. The pilot project will be implemented in Ryazan at the company’s plant for the production of plastic drainage systems. Products […]

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What are Nurdles and why do you need it?

Nurdles, also known as “pre-pellets,” are small, lentil-sized plastic resin pellets that are used as raw materials for the production of everyday plastic products. These lightweight granules are also a major source of microplastic contamination. Easily caught by the wind when spilled during transport or handling, they wash or float on waterways, oceans and beaches. […]

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