Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.
The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.
The transaction still requires regulatory approvals in the European Union, Russia, and from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
Volvo has already produced a one-off XC60 plug-in hybrid using recycled parts to illustrate the potential of this raw material reduction.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 13, 2018 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.
Polymer maker Covestro LLC has officially started an expansion at its production facility in New Martinsville, W.Va. that will increase its annual production capacity of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in North America by 25 per cent through debottlenecking.
In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.
The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.
The combined business entity, called Nordson BKG GmbH, will be headquartered in a newly expanded facility in Münster, Germany.
Aurora, Ont.-based Magna will retrofit May Mobility’s low-speed self-driving electric transit vehicles with custom doors, a panoramic moon roof, drive-by-wire technology, and sensor integration.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.
The Canadian fast food chain is making the switch to paper straws.
Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Wittmann Group, is expanding in the immediate vicinity of its existing company HQ in Moirans; and Wittmann Robot Systeme in Nuremberg has just finished an expansion that extended the office building to meet the needs of the departments dealing with automation systems.
ReVital Polymers says that black plastics collected in recycling programs are an important resource and feedstock for its recycling business.
The plastic recycling bin maker will shift production and cut jobs in the reorganization, and expand sales and design centers.
Americhem described Prescient a leading Indian producer of high-end colour and additive masterbatches in several niche applications, including synthetic fibers, molding, and film applications.
The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.
But sales in the U.S. continue to beat expectations on the back of strength in trucks, Scotiabank’s new report says.
Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.
The 56,034 confirmed registered attendees, which is a 1.7 per cent increase compared to NPE2015, came from almost 19,000 unique companies.