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LyondellBasell, North Carolina latest to join ACC’s Flexible Film Recycling Group

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 | Permalink

The American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, DC) has announced that LyondellBasell (Houston, TX) has joined its Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), a collaboration working to double the recycling of post-use polyethylene film by 2020. The FFRG’s members are from the entire polyethylene (PE) film value chain, including major resin suppliers, manufacturers (also known as converters), brand owners and recyclers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Plastic packaging maker RPC Group to buy GCS for $712 million

Monday, December 14th, 2015 | Permalink

UK-based RPC Group is set to purchase closure and dispensing systems manufacturer Global Closure Systems (GCS; Saint Cloud, France) for 650 million euros ($712 million) on a cash-free, debt-free basis to expand its reach in the European plastics packaging market. The deal, which is expected to close by the end of March 2016, will add to RPC’s earning per share in the first full year after completion. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Injection Molding Blowmolding read more

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Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber helmet utilizes spread tow reinforcement

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 | Permalink

Bell Helmets have launched its new Pro Star helmet reinforced by TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements. The result is  a helmet with the lightest and strongest shell ever. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Don’t get left behind in the sustainability game

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 | Permalink

PlasticsToday caught up with Dr. Han Zhang, Sustainability and Advocacy Manager for Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP) North America, for an exclusive interview on where the future of packaging sustainability is headed. Zhang will also be speaking on the same subject at SouthPack , which is co-located with PLASTEC South , on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Product Design read more

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UN says biodegradable plastics are not the solution to marine litter

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 | Permalink

According to a United Nations report issued earlier this week, mainstream adoption of products labelled “biodegradable” does not contribute significantly to lower volumes of plastic entering our oceans nor the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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