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    PREMIERE: Give Me Monaco – Satin — Plastic Magazine

    Give Me Monaco is the moniker of Leigh Redding, the producer and composer who explores the electronic genres through a vast array of influences. His upbringing in brass ensembles and bands lends itself to the artist’s study of composition and his pursuit of unconventional results as he draws inspiration from the likes of Max […] More

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    University Researchers Seek Ways to Recycle ‘Unrecyclable’ Polymers

    It’s tough enough to recycle the easily recyclable plastics, such as PET and HDPE, but dealing with “unrecyclable” polymers is a whole new challenge. Case Western Reserve and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are advancing solutions for difficult-to-recycle polymers. George Huber, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, noted in the […] More

  • Pacific Plastics Injection Molding Unveils Facility Expansion » Plastics Business

    Pacific Plastics Injection Molding Unveils Facility Expansion » Plastics Business

    Delivering on a customer-forward strategy for future growth, Pacific Plastics Injection Molding (PPIM), Vista, California, a division of Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), has unveiled a 5,000-sq.-ft. addition to its existing production facility. Started in September of last year, the expansion further increases PPIM’s capability of always exceeding customer requirements, simultaneously reducing lead times while improving […] More

  • DSM and Lightyear join forces to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for the electric vehicle market • Modern Plastics Global

    DSM and Lightyear join forces to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for the electric vehicle market • Modern Plastics Global

    DSM and Lightyear join forces to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for the electric vehicle market Geleen, Helmond (NL), 14 May 2020 – High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, have signed an agreement to jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered […] More

  • Liam Mour drops new track — Plastic Magazine

    Liam Mour drops new track — Plastic Magazine

    Berlin-based producer Liam Mour brings us a brand new cut with the track Douro. The artist has previously toured with the likes of Four Tet, Gold Panda and Max Cooper, with the influence ringing through his own distinct sound. His approach to electronic music goes far beyond layering rhythm and sequence. His music reflects a […] More

  • Visionary Multi-Layer Film Recycling Avoids Production Waste • Modern Plastics India

    Visionary Multi-Layer Film Recycling Avoids Production Waste • Modern Plastics India

    Stuttgart, April 2020 – Coperion GmbH is implementing a closed-loop concept for the production of flexible multi-layer film. Recycling multi-layer film has long posed a challenge since such films can only be reclaimed in very complicated ways and not without residues. Now, however, Coperion has developed a closed-loop approach solution in which up to 100 […] More

  • World’s First Bottled Water Launched with 100% Certified Ocean-Bound Plastic by: Rick Lingle Packaging Recycling, Materials, Sustainability June 23, 2020

    The world’s first premium 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottled water made with certified ocean-bound plastic, vapor-distilled, high-alkaline 9.5pH water ZenWTR, officially launched June 11 at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide in the US 16.9oz, 23.7oz, and 1-Liter sizes. Founded by veteran beverage entrepreneur, Lance Collins, ZenWTR is on a mission to help reduce the amount […] More

  • Updated Report: The West Coast Contamination Initiative: Results from California, Oregon, and Washington

    By Asami Tanimoto UPDATE: Upon receiving feedback from area stakeholders and further review, we removed two references to a contamination rate reported in the Portland metro region that resulted from a generation study of single-family households co-funded by The Recycling Partnership. It was decided that the sample size and methodology of that study should not be […] More

  • Report: Consumers and business concerned about plastic waste but expect governments to do more

    Bangkok, 23 June 2020 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food Industry Asia (FIA) today released a regional survey of consumers and food and beverage businesses across South-East Asia that shows a significant disconnect between expectation and action on reducing plastic waste. The challenges of plastic pollution have only increased in the past few months, with […] More

  • Design for Recycling Guidelines

    Design for Recycling Guidelines offer insight in the design of the different components of a plastic packaging and give guidance to the users on how they can improve the overall recyclability of their product. The guidelines consider components such as caps, labels and additives among others and evaluate their compatibility with a given recycling stream. […] More

  • Plastic recyclers pushing to reduce carbon footprint

    PETALING JAYA: Plastic recyclers, hard hit by a drop in demand and bad press last year and the pandemic now, are pushing forward in their attempts to repurpose waste and reduce carbon footprint. “We are now in talks with the National Solid Waste Management Department and other organisations to come up with a roadmap to promote […] More

  • New global commitment report reveals progress towards eliminating plastic pollution

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme publish first annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report Companies set out actions to eliminate problematic plastic packaging, and increase the use of recycled plastic in packaging by more than five-fold by 2025 Unilever, Mars, Incorporated, and PepsiCo announce significant reductions in virgin plastic use by 2025 […] More

  • Neste and Jokey collaborate to develop the market for rigid packaging from renewable and recycled materials

    Neste and Jokey, a leading international manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, have started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications. By promoting the use of more sustainable materials in packaging, such as those produced with Neste’s hiqh-quality drop-in hydrocarbons produced […] More

  • EPR for Packaging & Paper Products: Policies, Practices, & Performance

    This seminal report from PSI provides guidance for stabilizing and modernizing fragmented U.S. municipal recycling systems that have strained under the weight of major market disruptions. The report outlines problems faced by U.S. recycling programs and how extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs in four Canadian provinces have increased packaging recovery and recycling, reduced contamination, and […] More

  • Packaging Post-Pandemic

    Nobody can measure with any real accuracy what impact Covid-19 will have on packaging. But what packaging professional wouldn’t value a glimpse into how things might look post-pandemic, especially if that glimpse comes from an experienced veteran?Pat ReynoldsMay 21st, 2020 One such veteran is consultant Mike Ferrari of Ferrari Innovation Solutions LLC, who spent 32 […] More

  • Improving the Adhesion Strength of Polypropylene Nonwoven Laminated Fabrics Using Low-Pressure Plasma

    Osman Gazi Armağan, Burçak Karagüzel Kayaoğlu,Hale Canbaz Karakaş, *Fatma Seniha GünerFaculty of Textile Technologies and Design, Textile Engineering,*Department of Chemical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University,Istanbul, Turkey Corresponding author:E-mail: bkayaoglu@itu.edu.tr AbstractIn this study, the adhesion strength properties of laminated polypropylene nonwoven fabrics treated with low-temperature, low-pressure, radio frequency argon plasma were investigated. The change in wettability was […] More

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