PET

Over 50 fire fighters deployed with six fire engines from nearby towns were tackling the flames at the height of the incident. The roof soon collapsed so the fire had to be put out externally...
Approximately 3% of bottles are currently made of opaque PET and this material could well account for 100% of all milk bottles within the next five to 10 years, some experts have maintained. 'The...
Once again as year-end approaches, the trading community is having to pay close attention to the calendar in order to ensure that cargoes arrive on dates which do not raise awkward issues with...
Arabplast is the Gulf region's foremost trade show for the plastics, petrochemical and rubber industries, and TOMRA Sorting will be showcasing a range of top-selling sorting applications with a focus...
The new facility with ‘best-in-class technology’ will have an annual production capacity of up to 200 000 tons of polyester polymer, planned to be built roughly 250 km northeast of Moscow...
Forum PET also notes that the amount of PET being reused in new bottles increased from 24% in 2013 to 26% in 2015. Such developments are described as ‘impressive’ given the tough market...
The initiative is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of CCEP’s factory in the UK town of Morpeth by approximately 80-100 tonnes of CO2 per year, which equates to approximately 15 homes...
Carbois had previously managed to successfully depolymerise 100% amorphous PET based commercial products into its original monomers, terephthalic acid and mono ethylene glycol. This new step is a '...
‘Our name says it all,’ proclaims field application engineer Ted Kao with a smile on his face. ‘Chang Woen is Chinese for stable and long-lasting, and that is exactly what our...
Referring to recycling inputs and outputs, PCI Wood Mackenzie speaks of ‘a strong growth’ in 2015, with average operating rates improving from 2014. Clear bottles accounted for less than...
The total volume of PET bottles collected was 1,797 million pounds in 2015, while the volume of PET bottles in the marketplace and potentially available for recycling increased to 5,971 million...
Pyrolysis process was the largest technology segment of the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market, accounting for more than 50% of the global share in 2014. Meanwhile, polyethylene...
Alpla, which operates its own PET recycling plants in Mexico, Poland and Austria, uses around 20% rPET at its ten largest production sites. The company is now focussing on sustainable HDPE packaging...
The in-depth study of the recycled plastics industry breaks down key developments in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region as well as in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Researchers analysed...
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Dopper fabricates refillable plastic bottles and, in doing so, claims to be playing its part in helping to reduce the rapidly-growing volume of plastic waste around...
When heated, the food-contact-compliant melt produced by Erema’s VACUREMA technology runs directly into the XTREME production process developed by SIPA to make preforms in a single step. This...
PET packaging will see 'strong growth' owing to greater demand in end-use markets, it claims. 'Driven mainly by increasing demand in emerging and transitional economies, the market will grow 3.6%...
The overall decline to 1.908 million tonnes owes much to the 20% slump in deliveries to leading buyer China - from 1.013 million tonnes in January-November 2014 to 814 012 tonnes in last year's...
The midpoint price difference between virgin and rPET pellets fell from 12 cents per lb on the US east coast in January last year to just 3.5 cents by December. 'That is a drop of 78% in the...
More than 65 companies and organisations will showcase latest advances in European plastics recycling at the event's exhibition. The conference, meanwhile, will examine a wide range of industry...
The new recycling method can now be applied to PET, thus enabling the regeneration of monomers while maintaining the same quality and physicochemical properties as their petroleum-based counterparts...
The annual events were to take place in the Belgian capital this week, but have 'regrettably been postponed until further notice'. At the root is the Europe-wide manhunt for a suspected Islamist...
APR executive director Steve Alexander points out: 'Americans generated an estimated US$ 730 million in recycled plastic bottles in 2014. The simple act of recycling helps generate local revenue,...
US overseas shipments of PET scrap tumbled almost 17% from 250 323 tonnes in January-August 2014 to 208 044 tonnes in this year’s corresponding period while styrenes slumped 15.9% to 16 323...
'This machine exceeds some industry standards by using a detection system that takes less than 1 millisecond to analyse the belt, allowing for the processing of a high volume of material in a short...
Urban Polymers' 16 000 square metre facility will go into commercial operation this spring, with a processing capacity of more than 11 000 tonnes per year of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flake...
A mechanical engineer by background, Kenrick has experience in technical, operational and general management roles mainly within the polyester industry in Europe, as well as in the USA and Brazil. He...
Some 94% of Canadians have access to PET and HDPE bottle, jug and jar recycling. ′This figure is down from 96% last year, but that is likely a rounding issue rather than an actual drop,′...
Aurelius′ managing director Tristan Nagler comments: ′For customers, suppliers and partners it will be business as usual, and we are committed to working with the company to deliver long-...
A TiTech autosort 4 unit has been installed as part of an upgrade to Barna Recycling′s 18 tonnes per hour mixed dry recycling plant in Galway, Ireland. The unit will be used to clean and...
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