Plastics


FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE

FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE. 
(Photo: Total, PR029)Brussels, April 18, 2018 - The US Food and Drug Administration has determined that Total’s secondary recycling process at its Antwerp Belgium site for the production of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds is effective in reducing contaminants from Post-Consumer Recycled HDPE (PCR-HDPE) material to an extent which allows for its use in food packaging.

Henkel expanding use of regranulated resin in flexible packaging for its laundry detergents

Henkel expanding use of regranulated resin in flexible packaging for its laundry detergents. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR088)Vienna, 17 April 2018 – Consumer goods company Henkel is committed to creating more value for its consumers while reducing its environmental footprint at the same time. To reach its stated goal of becoming three times more efficient by 2030 — dubbed “Factor 3” — the company will have to improve its efficiency by an average of 5-6 % per year. That’s why Henkel turned to long-time partner Mondi to help find a solution for incorporating more of its scrap plastic into a highly functional, aesthetically pleasing, flexible laminate packaging material.

EconCore shines light on successes in continuous thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 

Door insert based on natural fiber composite faced honeycomb sandwich panel. Over 50% weight saver compared to conventional solutions. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR007)Thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology provider EconCore will unveil its latest successes at NPE2018, running from May 7 to 11 in Orlando, FL. The Belgian company, which licenses its ThermHex technology around the world for production of polypropylene (PP) honeycombs and sandwich materials, will also provide information on an elaboration of its process capabilities that enables production of honeycombs in high performance thermoplastics. A further development enables the integrated production of what it terms organosandwich — honeycomb cores with continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic skins.

Avery Dennison recognizes suppliers at fifth annual global awards ceremony

Avery Dennison recognizes suppliers at fifth annual global awards ceremony.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR381)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — March 27, 2018 — Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials recognized eight pressure-sensitive industry suppliers during the company’s fifth annual supplier recognition ceremony, held March 12-13 in Oegstgeest, Netherlands. Winners were selected based on their performance in areas such as sustainability, innovation, service, and quality.

Milliken to showcase innovative polyurethane additives at UTECH 2018

Milliken to showcase innovative polyurethane additives at UTECH 2018. (Photo © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR179)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Co. plans to showcase its standing as a leading supplier of polyurethane additives, while also rolling out some new offerings at the upcoming UTECH 2018 show. UTECH — to be held May 29-31 in Maastricht, The Netherlands — is the foremost international exhibition and conference for the global polyurethanes industry.

SABIC to showcase pioneering LEXAN™ DLCW light diffusing technology at International Sign Expo

The LEXAN™ DLCW sheet allows placement of LEDs closer to the diffuser, saving valuable design space.ORLANDO, U.S.A., March 22, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will present the latest addition to its LEXAN™ sheet sign portfolio, LEXAN™ DLCW (Diffused Light Cool White), an advanced light diffusing polycarbonate sheet, at the International Sign Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 22-24.

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