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September 25, 2020  

Corbion and Total to build first world-scale PLA plant in Europe

The new plant is planned to be located in Grandpuits, France and to be operational in 2024 with projected annual capacity of 100,000 tons per year.

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September 25, 2020  

Borealis receives European Investment Bank loan for development of circular economy solutions

The EIB grant of 250 million euros will be used to further Borealis’ research, development, and innovation program.

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September 24, 2020  

“Zebra project” launched to develop first 100% recyclable wind turbine blades

The turbines will be made from Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin.

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September 24, 2020  

Sumitomo Chemical opens new PP production facility in China

The new plant is the company’s fifth production facility for polypropylene compounds in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

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September 23, 2020  

AmSty, Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo team up for polystyrene recycling

The three material suppliers have signed a joint development agreement to jointly explore recycling options for PS.

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September 23, 2020  

NatureWorks to expand PLA capacity at Nebraska manufacturing plant

The manufacturing upgrades increase NatureWorks’ responsiveness to changing market dynamics and high demand for its Ingeo biomaterials.

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September 22, 2020  

New nanocomposite material prevents malfunctioning of electronics

Russian scientists from South Ural State University have created a composite material for nanoelectronics that can be used as an insulating substance in polymer capacitors.

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September 21, 2020  

Researchers find new way to produce polymers using low-energy visible light

The work by researchers from North Carolina State University poses a potential solution to current challenges in producing these materials.

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September 21, 2020  

Polyplastics building new COC materials plant in Germany

To be located in Leuna, the plant will make Topas-brand COCs and will be operated by Polyplastics subsidiary Topas Advanced Polymers GmbH.

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September 18, 2020  

Court orders recalculation of $1.4 billion in damages in lawsuit between Dow and Nova Chemicals

The dispute centres around the operating agreement for a jointly owned ethane cracker at the Joffre petrochemical complex in central Alberta.

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September 17, 2020  

Ineos Styrolution, Trinseo advance plans for polystyrene recycling plant in France

The plant will mark a “step change” in PS recycling in Europe, the companies said.

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September 16, 2020  

Biodegrading 3D printing material could lead to disposable oceanic sensors

Scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Florida have developed a 3D printable material made of a marine-biodegradable base polymer that would break down over time to reduce ocean litter.

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September 16, 2020  

Braskem’s $750-million polypropylene plant begins commercial production in Texas

The plant in LaPorte has a production capacity of more than 450 kilotons or 1 billion pounds per year.

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September 14, 2020  

Polymer panels add camouflaging capability to defense drones

Researchers from the University of South Australia have developed a range of lightweight panels capable of changing colour on demand to allow drones to match the colours of their environment.

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September 9, 2020  

Researchers make plastic coatings with high transparency and conductivity

Scientists at the University of Michigan have created a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective to enhance window-mounted infrared solar cells, LED light panels, and large touchscreens.

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September 9, 2020  

Solvay taps Vanderbilt Chemicals to distribute Tecnoflon fluoroelastomers in North America

The Tecnoflon products are designed for use in sealing applications in aggressive chemical and high-heat environments, such as those found in the automotive, industrial, semiconductor and energy industries.

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September 8, 2020  

Coca-Cola to switch to 100 per cent rPET bottles in Norway and the Netherlands

The initiative is in line with Coca-Cola’s pledge to eliminate new virgin oil-based PET in all of its bottles within the next decade.

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September 4, 2020  

DSM partners to build 3D-printed composite footbridge

The footbridge, to be installed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be made from a fibre reinforced thermoplastic called Arnite, which DSM says combines high performance with circularity.

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September 3, 2020  

Ascend completes purchase of Italian firms Poliblend and Esseti Plast

First announced in February 2020, the acquisition was put on hold as COVID-19 cases spiked in Italy and then in the U.S.

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September 2, 2020  

Nova, Merlin Plastics partner to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

The collaboration will turn HDPE plastic recyclate into resin for use in everyday products.