Separate collection improves the organoleptic characteristics of the secondary

If recycled polymers recovered from packaging waste are used for the manufacture of new products, they must meet stringent organoleptic requirements. However, recycled products often have unpleasant odors, many of which cannot be identified. The Fraunhofer Institute for Packaging Technology (IVV) analyzed the organoleptic properties of used LDPE bags obtained from various collection systems. Using […]

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Petkim Raises December LDPE Prices in Turkey Again

The Turkish polymer producer Petkim, whose controlling stake is Azerbaijani SOCAR, raised the selling prices of high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) on December 3, market sources told ICIS. This is the second time this month that a Turkish manufacturer has raised its LDPE prices. Thus, the prices for the company’s material on the terms of delivery of […]

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Renewed recombination line plastics

KraussMaffei’s EdelweissCompounding technology guarantees high recombination quality even at high production rates, which can reach several tons per hour. This was made possible by the fact that KraussMaffei once again optimized and supplemented the already known technology. Distinctive features of the modernized line are the new module of our own design CutterCompactor, intended for preliminary […]

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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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