Environment

  • 27 September 2023

    Validating chemical PA 6 recycling for automotive applications

    Toray Industries signed an agreement with Honda Motor Co to jointly develop a chemical recycling technology for glass-fiber reinforced polyamide 6 parts recovered from end-of-life vehicles. The two have begun verifying this technology, which entails depolymerizing with subcritical water and regenerating the materials as...
  • 27 September 2023

    TotalEnergies to build a new mechanical recycling unit

    TotalEnergies has announced the building of a new mechanical recycling unit for plastic waste at its Grandpuits site southeast of Paris. This new investment follows those announced in June 2023 - the doubling of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and construction of a biomethane production unit - in line with the...
  • 06 September 2023

    EIF invests 50 million euros to support circular plastics

    The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a 50 million euros participation in Infinity Recycling’s Circular Plastics Fund, a European impact fund that invests in companies developing new processes for the advanced recycling of plastics. The fund supports companies with scalable technologies that...
  • 26 July 2023

    Versalis' decarbonisation targets

    Versalis, Eni's chemical company, has published the 2022 Sustainability Report, illustrating its contribution to the development of more sustainable and circular models in line with Eni's strategy and values. The document also outlines the targets set by the company to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Being...
  • 14 June 2023

    Polyester “fibre-to-fibre” recycling

    An important research and development project which demonstrates the feasibility of polyester "fibre-to-fibre" recycling started with Sportstex, a company specialized in the production of sportswear, and RadiciGroup, wishing to collaborate for the recovery of polyester textile waste such as...
  • 11 April 2023

    For EuBP only compostable single-serve coffee capsules

    European Bioplastics (EUBP) supports the intention of making single-serve coffee units mandatorily compostable and calls on the EU Parliament and Council to uphold this specific proposal to not undermine its effectiveness...
  • 29 March 2023

    Zeta Polimeri becomes Radici EcoMaterials

    Acquisita da RadiciGroup poco più di tre anni fa, Zeta Polimeri, azienda italiana attiva nel recupero di fibre sintetiche e materiali termoplastici con sede a Buronzo (Vercelli), è entrata pienamente a far parte del gruppo con il nome Radici EcoMaterials.
  • 15 March 2023

    The third Arburg sustainability report

    In its recently released Sustainability Report 2022, the third, Arburg provides annual information regarding the values of this family company employing around 3,600 people worldwide and the extent to which it acts and operates sustainably in all relevant areas over the long term.
  • 08 February 2023

    Five-year agreement for polyurethane adhesives

    The leading technology company in renewable chemistry, Avantium, and the global leader of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, and leading manufacturer of well-known consumer brands, Henkel, have signed an offtake agreement for five years, under which Avantium will supply Henkel with FDCA...
  • 03 February 2023

    Cracking Art in Hong Kong

    In 2023, Harbour City opens its doors to more international art communities to satisfy all art lovers. The first art project partners with the renowned Italian Cracking Art group, who will host its first eco-public art exhibition in Hong Kong on their 30th anniversary. From 31 January to 28 February, over 90 animal sculptures made from regenerated…
  • 20 January 2023

    European Bioplastics appoints new head of EU affairs in Brussels

    The association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, European Bioplastics (EUBP), announced the appointment of Roberto Ferrigno as head of EU affairs. He assumed his position on 1 January 2023 and will be based in Brussels. He will also head EUBP’s new Brussels office to be opened on...
  • 19 January 2023

    Agreement for producing plastics from marine wastes

    LG Chem announced that it entered into a memorandum of understanding for building a resource circulation system by recycling marine wastes with Netspa. Through this memorandum, LG Chem will be able to stably secure raw materials for its Seokmun National Industrial Park pyrolysis oil plant in Dangjin, Chungnam (South Korea)...
  • 21 December 2022

    The sustainability of Rehau awarded for the second year

    For the second year in a row, Rehau was awarded the gold medal of the EcoVadis rating agency for its great commitment to sustainability. The world's largest provider of sustainability ratings for companies, EcoVadis shows how well companies integrate sustainability principles into their business and management systems...
  • 21 December 2022

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag enters R-Cycle

    R-Cycle expands with the adhesion of the Japanese-German manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, which intends to offer its experience in the field of packaging, especially the thin-walled one, to contribute to the transformation of the economy from a linear to circular model...
  • 21 December 2022

    Sipa earns a silver medal for sustainability from EcoVadis

    The world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis, has awarded PET rigid packaging production technology specialist Sipa a silver medal for the first time. An overall score of 64/100 puts Sipa in the 87th percentile in its sector, special purpose machinery. This is a notable improvement on the score that...
  • 30 November 2022

    Recovering crude oil and supporting the circular economy of plastics

    Recovering crude oil from plastic: British company Mura Technology is pursuing this goal with the HydroPRS process to advance the circular economy of plastics. This is a concern that motion plastics specialist igus also shares. igus has been supporting Mura’s project as an investor since 2020. The first HydroPRS plant for...