BASF and Fabbri create biodegradable packaging film

BASF and the Fabbri group of companies have developed a biodegradable film for food packaging, the manufacturer said. Based on the certified biodegradable material ecovio, created by BASF, the Fabbri group of companies produces highly transparent stretch film Nature Fresh. This product is the first certified biodegradable film for food products, combining optimal breathability, long […]

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The Russian economy expects an increase in food prices and an increase in waste after the introduction of a ban on polymer packaging

The Russian economy is expected to increase prices for dairy products, meat and fish, groceries and bakery products by almost 10%, as well as a large-scale increase in the volume of food and paper waste after the ban on polymer packaging, Kommersant reports citing research by scientists of the Higher School of Public Administration (HSHA) […]

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Ukrainian polypropylene imports up 22% in January

According to the results of the first month of the year, the total volume of polypropylene imports to the Ukrainian market amounted to about 9.9 thousand tons, which is 22% more than in January 2019. The main increase in external supplies came from propylene homopolymer (PP-homo) In January, the volume of polypropylene imports to Ukraine […]

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Garbage and waste sorting (MSW)

To recycle waste, it must first be sorted. Separate garbage collection operates in developed countries, therefore, its processing there is carried out efficiently and environmentally friendly. In Russia, while there is no such developed system, in this regard, in order to process mixed solid waste, they must be sorted at the plants. The meaning and […]

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Karpatneftekhim in March will resume the production of HDPE after a forced outage

The largest petrochemical plant in Ukraine – Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region) – intends to resume production of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) after a forced outage in the third decade of March, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review. According to the representative and customers of the enterprise, the Ukrainian manufacturer intends to start the production of HDPE […]

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February contract price of styrene agreed in Europe at EUR50 per tonne higher than January

The February prices of styrene monomer in Europe, announced by customers (CRP), were agreed at EUR1,067 per tonne, which is EUR50 per tonne higher than the previous month, several market sources told ICIS. The contract price was agreed on the terms of delivery free on board (FOB) Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA). So, in the European market, four […]

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SIKORA: automatic control of sample and pellet quality

Even the smallest metal contamination in plastic granules can lead to significant problems in the processing of plastics or the production of compounds. Regardless of whether the granules will be used for the manufacture of injection parts, cables, films or profiles, the prevention of defects almost always requires considerable effort, and the elimination of marriage […]

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