SABIC, DSM and Viscofan Launch Innovative Multi-Layer Film for Meat Packaging Using Certified Circular Polymers

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has collaborated with DSM and Viscofan in the development of an innovative multi-barrier film for meat casings. The film combines layers of a SABIC’s certified circular polyethylene (PE) from its TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and a circular polyamide (PA) from DSM Engineering Materials in a more sustainable packaging solution […]

Packaging Manufacturer Guala Closures Launches Blossom Range of Sustainable Closures

A new comprehensive range of closures, based on four key eco-design models, carries forward the Group’s environmental strategy as well as meeting market needs Guala Closures Group has launched a new range of sustainable closures under the umbrella brand name, Blossom™. With sustainability as a fundamental pillar of Guala Closures’ strategy, which aims to use […]

Perstorp Plan to Reduce Carbon Emission with Half Million Tons by Producing Sustainable Methanol

Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, has developed a production concept to produce methanol from a large variety of recovered end-of-life streams and hydrogen from electrolysis. Project AIR will build a first-of-a-kind, large scale, commercial Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) unit to produce sustainable methanol. The methanol plant will be unique in […]

Over 50% Virgin Plastics Substituted in Shrink Film – APK’s Newcycling® LDPE Recyclate Delivers on Shrinkage and Film Thickness

Broadening the market potential of plastic recyclates and thereby furthering the uptake of recycled content across Europe is APK AG’s core objective. The innovative recycling company from Merseburg, Germany has tested the performance of its Newcycling® LDPE recyclates in shrink films during several projects undertaken over the course of this past year. Primary test results […]

SABIC Expands Post-Consumer Recycled Engineering Thermoplastics for Consumer Electronics and E&E Applications

Responding to calls from major brands in the consumer electronics business and electrics and electronics (E&E) industry as a whole for more sustainable materials, SABIC – a global leader in the chemical industry – announced that its engineering thermoplastics business is expanding its portfolio of CYCOLOY™ and LEXAN™ resins containing high levels of post-consumer recycled […]

Enhancement of Recycling of Steelworks Remnants by the SCARABAEUS®

Most metallurgical processes are characterized by a gas flow stream through a material bed. Thus fine particles are carried away and have to be filtered after the metallurgical devise. Every modern metallurgical plant, no matter if based on the blast furnace process, oxygen steelmaking process, electric arc furnace, or direct reduction process consists of filters […]

NiMH Batteries: Better Performance Thanks to Recycling

Swedish researchers have found out that a new method for recycling old batteries can provide better performing and cheaper rechargeable hydride batteries (NiMH). “The new method allows the upcycled material to be used directly in new battery production,” Dag Noréus is quoted. The professor at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University, […]

Pilot Plug and Play Recycling Facility in Dubai

End of June this year, Proteco – a division of Singapore based company Yes Full Circle (YFC) – has launched a pilot facility that provides integrated brand protection, secure destruction and closed-loop/zero-landfill recycling solutions. According to the company, the facility uses proprietary technology to provide full traceability to confirm and validate the destruction and recycling […]

Wastewater doesn’t lie: Corona-Virus recognized via Wastewater Treatment Plants

The uncertainty caused by the Corona-Virus or Covid-19 respectively is based on nescience about the number of people infected. Wastewater based epidemiology delivers a relatively new method to gain insights into the dissemination of the pathogen. Which possibilities this procedural method offers and which difficulties might occur are issues researchers all over the world try […]

Possible Uses of Vortex Layer Systems

According to the author, this techno­logy is suitable for treatment, neutralization and disposal of various waste materials: Vortex Layer Systems is tested and can, for example, improve the quality of wastewater treatment. So far, there is no scientific and technological achievements which could improve the life of the human race on a global planetary scale. […]