Pushing sustainability boundaries: Milliken introduces Millad® NX® 8000 ECO in Europe at K 2019

Pushing sustainability boundaries: Milliken introduces Millad® NX® 8000 ECO in Europe at K 2019.
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Milliken & Company, a globally recognized leader in plastic additives and colorants has announced the European launch, at K 2019, of one of its most sustainable products yet—Millad® NX® 8000 ECO.

Welcome black! Clariant launches NIR-detectable black colorants for a wide range of recyclable polymers at K 2019

Black and grey plastics packaging colored with Clariant’s new NIR-identifiable black colorants to support the sorting process in recycling. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant gives the recycling potential of black plastics a much-needed boost. At K 2019, it will launch the first range of near infrared (NIR)-detectable black pigments and dyes applicable to a wide variety of recyclable plastics. The extension adds another step in the right direction addressing the sorting challenge of high-appeal black packaging for recovery and recycling facilities.

First Austrians to join All-Female eXXpedition to research impact of plastic in the oceans

Photo credit © eXXpedition / Jen Russell - North Pacific 2018 Hawaii to Vancouver. Marita Schmid is a sustainability expert from Mondi, a global leader in innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. To develop a more holistic view about the impact of plastics, she is participating as one of two Austrians on the transatlantic leg of the international all-female sailing eXXpedition Round the World voyage.

RENOLIT takes a sustainable lead by switching to a non-phthalate plasticizer

RENOLIT takes a sustainable lead by switching to a non-phthalate plasticizer.
(Photo: Shutterstock)RENOLIT, a global leader in high-quality plastic films, has completed the switch of all its US production for signage and graphics market product range to the leading non-phthalate plasticizer Pevalen, produced by Perstorp. It is the first company in this sector to make this significant move away from phthalates to a more sustainable additive.

Avery Dennison officially opens $65 million expansion in Luxembourg

Left to right: Jeroen Diderich, vice president and general manager, Label and Graphic Materials Europe, Kamran Kian, vice president, global operations and supply chain, Label and Graphic Materials, Etienne Schneider, deputy-prime minister, minister of the economy. 
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Avery Dennison officially opened its expanded production facility at the Rodange plant in Luxembourg, completing a $65 million project to strengthen its European manufacturing footprint. The previously announced investment is one of Avery Dennison’s largest operational initiatives globally in recent years.

PureCycle Technologies Celebrates Successful Run of Groundbreaking Plastics Recycling Technology

PureCycle Technologies celebrates successful run of groundbreaking plastics recycling technology. 
(Photo: PureCycle, PR002)PureCycle Technologies today announced it has successfully completed purified waste carpet from its Feedstock Evaluation Unit (FEU), transforming discarded carpet into clear, odorless, ultra-pure polypropylene (UPRP) resin through its proprietary plastics recycling technology, developed and invented by Procter & Gamble. The successful scaling of the technology unlocks the value for a wide range of waste polypropylene (PP) that can be restored to its original virgin-like condition. This technology will result in a substantial increase in demand for waste PP and will help to provide alternatives to landfilling and exporting plastic waste.