PRE: New Guidelines on the Characterisation of Recycling Input

To promote better plastics processing, the Plastics Recyclers Europe Trade Association has published its input specification guidelines based on the experience of European plastics processors. The organization explained that the documents provide an information benchmark and a harmonized system for characterizing the contribution of processors, directing the European market towards efficient and sustainable management of […]

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A universal polymer that can be processed forever

Australian scientists have created a new kind of rubber polymer that will help develop more sustainable building materials. This versatile new material can be used on its own as regular rubber or mixed with fillers to create completely new composites. And when the product’s useful life ends, the material can be recycled almost an infinite […]

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Authorities have blocked all polymers: due to state duties in Ukraine, plastic windows will go up

The government will support the Karpatneftekhim bankruptcy risk, but 60 other companies in the industry may close due to this Ukrainian enterprises appealed to the president and the government with a request to reconsider the decision to introduce on May 22 an 18% duty on imported polymer materials. Protectionism, according to their estimates, could lead […]

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UK researchers develop biopolymer recycling technique

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in the United Kingdom say they have developed a “faster, more efficient way” of recycling plant-based biopolymers or bioplastics. The research was funded by the U.K.-based Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The research team says its chemical recycling method not only speeds up the process, but […]

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Two ways to determine the brand of plastic

In 1988, labeling was introduced for the processing of plastic waste. On it there are only 7 types of plastic. Such marking is most often used on containers. For other products, abbreviations of plastics, for example ABS, PS, etc., may be used. Typically, marking is applied on the back of the product, for example, on […]

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At “Nizhnekamskneftekhim” tested a new brand of polystyrene

At the plastics factory of PJSC “Nizhnekamskneftekhim” pilot tests of the new PSON 535M polystyrene brand, which is intended for manufacturers of refrigeration equipment, have been completed. The new polystyrene brand, developed by the plant’s specialists together with scientists of the company’s scientific and technological center as part of import substitution, is similar in its […]

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Manufacturers of polymer materials claim catastrophic consequences for the industry with the introduction of duties

Manufacturers of polymeric materials claim that if duties are imposed on polymeric materials following a special investigation into their imports, the consequences for the industry will be disastrous, and this will also lead to higher prices for consumers. Representatives of manufacturers of polymer materials said this at a press conference in the press center of […]

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