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  • Berry launches lightweight tube closure solution

    Iranpolymer/Baspar Adding to Berry’s range of tube closures, the new Slimline range delivers greenhouse gas savings compared to traditional caps through a new lightweight and low-profile design. As one of the lightest solutions currently available on the market, the closures…

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  • Coveris to launch recycle-friendly monomaterial solutions for packaging

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  The theme of this year’s exhibition, from 13-16 November, is sustainability. Formpeel P is the latest addition to Coveris’ portfolio of sustainable materials, which also includes Formpeel T, Flexopeel T and Cleerpeel, and provides the same functionality and safety…

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  • Eurozone woes worsen

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI released by S&P Global and Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) is an indicator of the economic situation in the manufacturing sector in the Eurozone. In October 2023, the HCOB Eurozone Manufacturing PMI fell…

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  • Digital add-on from KraussMaffei enables operation with minimal prior knowledge

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  While nothing can compare with the in-depth knowledge of polymer processing parameters that comes with a skilled process engineer, a widespread issue of skills shortages means that technology may have to become more accessible to a diverse workforce. KraussMaffei…

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  • Ipswich council joins ‘In The Loop’ Hubbub scheme to boost recycling on-the-go

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  The bright, colourful bins are part of an on-street recycling initiative to improve recycling on-the-go, with eye catching designs encouraging residents and visitors to recycle their plastic bottles and cans when out and about. The eight new bins feature…

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  • Canadian Law Will Restrict Sales of Single Use Plastics Beginning in December

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Prohibitions on the sale of certain single-use plastic items in Canada go into effect on December 20.  The regulations prohibit the sale of several categories of single-use plastics, including checkout bags, cutlery, foam food service ware, stirrers and straws.…

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  • Life Cycle Analysis Shows Pyrolysis Can Reduce Carbon Footprint of Cracking Operations

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  A study published in The Journal of Cleaner Production, and supported by funding from the American Chemistry Council, describes greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits of substituting pyrolysis oil from post-use plastic for naphtha and fossil fuel gases in steam cracking operations. The…

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  • Positive Plastics goes beyond the surface with latest update

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Friedrichshafen, Germany — The Positive Plastics team — the three material experts behind the Positiv Plastics initiative launched two years ago at Fakuma 2021 — returned with its third sample kit in 2023. For the first time, this year’s offering…

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  • AIMPLAS turns poultry feather waste into sustainable foams

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is working on the development of new foams made with poultry feathers for sustainable hydroponic crop systems within the framework of UNLOCK, an initiative funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Fourteen partners from seven European countries are working on this project, which is coordinated by…

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  • FOOTPRINT IN COLLABORATION WITH CHARGE AMPS THROUGH CERTIFIED RENEWABLE LEXAN™ POLYCARBONATE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER HOUSINGS

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, is enabling Charge Amps to manufacture electric vehicle (EV) chargers with a housing made from certified renewable polycarbonate (PC)1, a first for the industry. SABIC is supplying Charge Amps with its…

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  • ASTM Standard To Support Sustainable Plastics

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  The international standards group ASTM announced it is developing a new standard, designated as WK87117, that will support recovery and recycling of plastics. The proposed standard will cover general guidance, requirements, and terms and definitions to assist in the development, manufacture…

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  • High-tech thermal analysers part of the solution for new composites

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corporation has launched a new product in the NEXTA series, the NEXTA DMA200, a dynamic mechanical analyser (DMA) for advanced materials development and product quality control. As industries pursue high-performance composite materials with new functions,…

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  • Safety Knives Will Use Pre-Consumer Recycled Nylon

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Domo Chemicals announced that Martor will be using its recycled polyamide (PA)-based materials for its line of Eco safety knives. Domo’s Technyl 4Earth materials are based on recycled PA6 and available with different glass fiber percentages. Domo collects and recycles spinning plastic scrap…

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  • Alpla, Tönissteiner launch reusable bottle made from 100% rPET

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Packaging specialist Alpla has collaborated with Privatbrunnen Tönissteiner, a mineral water company based in Germany, on the development of a reusable PET bottle made entirely of recycled material. The new bottle, of which the development was worked on by the…

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  • Solvay expands chemical bonding technology

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Solvay, a  specialty materials producer, has expanded its range of FusePly chemical bonding technology with a second product, FusePly 250,Designed to bond composite structures at 250°F and higher. The new product complements the previous FusePly 100 grade, introduced in 2018 which has now been…

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  • Is graphene the silver bullet for plastic recycling woes?

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  If it feels like you’ve been hearing about recycling plastic all of your life, you might be right. The first plastic recycling mill was built in 1972[1], about the same time as the Environmental Protection Agency was formed. But…

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  • Transfer Film Take Back Program Yields Recycled Resin for Injection Molding

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  Leonhard Kurz will be exhibiting its Recopound resin in October at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Recopound is a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, recycled from postindustrial material. Kurz offers a return and recycling program that reprocesses used PET carrier film…

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  • LightCycle

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  The LightCycle project aims to advance the recycling of glass-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite waste, particularly polypropylene (PP) from post-consumer sources and shredded PP UD tapes. This innovation involves injection molding compounding with inline quality control to efficiently recycle these materials.…

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  • 28th Fakuma in October 2023

    Iranpolymer/Baspar The next Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will take place in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023. Key issues include injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, as well…

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  • Plast Eurasia returns to Istanbul

    Iranpolymer/Baspar  The 32nd edition of Plast Eurasia Istanbul will return to Istanbul from November 22 to 25. Taking place at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Centre, the exhibition brings together plastic industry experts showcasing a wide variety of products, including…

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