PET

The largest market (20%) for recyclate was for flexible packaging, with both low and high density polyethylene turned into shopping bags in 2016. The second biggest market (18%) was the market for...
UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond comments: ‘The UK led the world on climate change agreements and is a pioneer in protecting marine environments. And I want us now to become a...
At present, the global plastics and rubber products manufacturing market is worth US$ 1460 billion, which represents approximately 21% of the total paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile...
The new recycling facility will open its doors in the city of Duiven by mid-2018 and is being partly funded by the Dutch Waste Packaging Fund. This development is very promising, according to Cees de...
US recyclers collected around 1.75 billion pounds of PET bottles last year - down from 1.79 billion in 2015 and the 'all-time high' of 1.81 billion in 2014. Once again, sales of PET bottles were...
The company claims to have invented DEMETO's core technology, which enables an effective process intensification of the depolymerisation reaction (hydrolysis) of plastic - 'from bottles as much as...
China and Hong Kong together imported 10.2 million tons of plastics scrap in 2016 - but this figure is likely to nosedive next year, he warned. According to a report submitted by Dr Steve Wong,...
More than Euro 500 million (around US$ 600 million) has been invested by companies in plants capable of transforming recycled plastic into materials suitable for packaging and food-contact...
Some 900 000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is produced annually in India, 65% of which is recycled at registered facilities. At least 15% of recycling activity takes place within the...
An estimated 3400 ‘throwaway’ bottles are produced by Coca-cola every second, according to Louise Edge, oceans campaigner for Greenpeace. Total production of such bottles was up 2% last...
At present, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve high quality recycled polyethylene (PET), delegates were told in Spain. The ‘constant’ yield decrease of PET...
Comparing month-to-month volumes for the year to May, Chinese imports of polyethylene scrap have dropped by approximately 50% since March. India, Vietnam and Taiwan recorded the largest growth in...
According to Cleanaway, this is the 'most advanced' recycling facility in the southern hemisphere, applying an abundance of recovery technologies to achieve high rates of throughput while maximising...
Approximately 30% of the historically produced plastics remains in use today. An estimated 9% of the discarded plastic has been recycled, while around 12% has been incinerated and nearly 80% was sent...
'It was like stepping into a war zone,' comments one of the men who helped salvage enough material to fill five 40-yard roll-off containers. While most of it represented metals – including...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...
‘The global PET market has been picking up steam as the demand for recyclable plastic has been growing at an exponential rate,’ analysts assert. They cite ‘soaring demand’ for...
In the first expansion stage the plant is processing 2000 tonnes per month. The output is thermoforming PET film suitable for use in the food and beverage industry. After regranulation, INVEMA sells...
Polyethylene scrap accounted for almost 61 000 tonnes of the January 2017 export total for a year-on-year gain of 37% while overseas shipments of PET scrap surged 117% to 28 600 tonnes, according to...
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...

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