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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.

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.

Avery Dennison wins Sustainability Award for recycled PET liner

(from left to right) Flor Peña Herron, Burak Shabaz, Jenny Wassenaar, Rob Groen in 't Wout, Mariya Nedelcheva and Michael Sanders from Avery Dennison. (Photo: Avery Dennison, PR435)Avery Dennison won the Environmental and Sustainability Award for its recycled PET (rPET) liner at the 2019 Label Industry Global Awards ceremony held in Brussels, Belgium. This is the second consecutive year Avery Dennison has been recognized with this prestigious award for its advances in sustainable labeling products and services.

ChemCycling™ sources feedstock from post-consumer plastic waste to produce virgin grade material for food contact approved quality.

ChemCycling™ sources feedstock from post-consumer plastic waste to produce virgin grade material for food contact approved quality. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR136)Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, one of the biggest European companies in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses for premium A-brands and private label products, have cooperated on a state-of-the-art pilot project. Together they produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact partly made with raw material which was derived from chemically recycled plastic. Until now, recycling plastic has chiefly been mechanical, limiting the scope of plastics that can be recycled and limiting the number of products that can be created with recycled material, in particular for the strict legal European regulations in place for food packaging.

Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy

Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR135) Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi’s four-year effort with a customer –– German cleaning products maker Werner & Mertz GmbH –– to develop a fully recyclable, flexible, stand-up pouch for W&M’s Frosch-brand laundry detergent is paying dividends. The project applied Cradle to Cradle® (or C2C) principles to assess every aspect of the product, from design to optimal end-of-life options, to close the packaging loop.

Avery Dennison offers sustainability without sacrifice in ‘A Sustainable World’ at Labelexpo Europe 2019

A Sustainable World. 
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR431)Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison will feature new and recently launched sustainable solutions at Labelexpo Europe, September 24-27, 2019. “A Sustainable World”, one of the four world of discovery areas, will spotlight portfolios that offer a comprehensive range of materials designed to meet new labeling challenges.

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