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Due to the growing awareness for a more circular economy, the industry is now on a constant lookout for renewable feedstocks and recycling solutions.

Biobased additives and polymers are being increasingly used now but there is still scope for improvement for their use in demanding applications and there is a need to find new solutions for end-of-life challenges.

Recycling of plastics is the need of the hour and researchers and companies alike are investing their time for new ways of recycling, like using NIR-sortable additives and masterbatches or using more recycled content in the polymers.

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Jan 20, 2022 | Industry News

ExxonMobil Targets Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

ExxonMobil announces its ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions for operated assets by 2050, backed by a comprehensive approach to develop detailed emission-reduction roadmaps for...

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Jan 20, 2022 | Industry News

TOYO Signs MOU to Obtain Recycled Feedstock for Petrochemical Business

Toyo Engineering Corporation and SCG Chemicals in Thailand entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) relating to the joint collaboration of improving the process, which is owned by Circular...

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Jan 20, 2022 | Industry News

Covestro & Genomatica Produce Bio-based HMDA for Nylon

Covestro and Genomatica advance sustainability by producing significant volumes of a plant-based version of the chemical raw material HMDA (hexamethylene diamine) using biotechnology. HMDA, with a...

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Jan 18, 2022 | Industry News

SKGC Partners With PureCycle to Start PP Recycling Plant in South Korea

SK geo centric (SKGC) and PureCycle Technologies, Inc., signed a non-binding head of agreement (“HOA” or “term sheet”) to open Asia’s first recycled polypropylene (PP) plant in Ulsan, South Korea...

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Jan 18, 2022 | Industry News

Wastefront & Partner to Build Tyre Recycling Plant in Sunderland

Wastefront AS announces Technip Energies as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner for the build of its £100 million tyre recycling plant in Sunderland...

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Jan 17, 2022 | Industry News

Huber Engineered Materials Acquires Sodium Bicarbonate Producer

Huber Engineered Materials acquired Natural Resources USA Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Natural Soda LLC (Natural Soda), from Rincon Ltd., a company owned by funds managed by the...

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Jan 17, 2022 | Industry News

Vertimass & Partner to Produce Hydrocarbons from Captured CO₂

Vertimass and European Energy announces that the companies have completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate technologies for capturing carbon dioxide and converting it into hydrocarbon products...

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Jan 12, 2022 | Industry News

Clariant to Acquire BASF’s Attapulgite Business for Sustainable Innovations

Clariant announces that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets for USD 60 million in cash, including the signing of a long-term supply agreement for...

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Jan 10, 2022 | Industry News

Covestro Signs Contract for Sustainable PU Raw Material Supply

Covestro signs its first commercial contract for supplying its ISCC Plus certified polyurethane raw material TDI from mass-balanced feedstock to Sinomax, as it continues to help downstream...

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Jan 7, 2022 | Product News

Milliken to Present Clarifiers, Additives & More at Interplastica 2022

Milliken & Company continues to broaden the range of sustainable solutions it offers to help customers improve their resin formulations, compounds and end products. Milliken will be showcasing this...

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