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Grace inks multi-year agreement with Braskem to develop technologies and solutions to produce green chemicals

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Recycling efforts increase post-consumer plastic packaging by 15% across Canada

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) released a new report informing Canadians that their recycling efforts have increased the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada. An additional 15% of plastic packaging was recycled in 2010 compared to 2009 as reported by Moore Recycling Associates Inc.

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New oxidized polyethylene wax plant comes into operation at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen

A new plant for the manufacture of oxidized polyethylene waxes went into operation at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The plant manufactures high quality oxidized waxes according to BASF’s own process.

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Pallmann Group sets up in China to support China?s new policy for renewable resources and recycling technologies

Early in February, the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a new industrial directory for renewable recycling resources and technology, aimed to push the comprehensive utilization technology of renewable resources and recycling industry development in order to meet the twelve-five-year planÂ’s goal of sustainable growth. Sharing the same insights of sustainability, Pallmann group, the world-leading German company in size reduction technology, captured the great opportunity and completed its official establishment of China regional headquarters in Beijing. As a global leader in recycling technologies, Pallmann China has lots to offer and the China expert team is ready to support local customers and partners with the most cutting-edge recycling technologies and quality solutions whether in wood, paper, plastic, rubber and tire, metal, fabric etc.

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Metabolix grants a patent license to NatureWorks LLC for new biopolymer blends

Metabolix, Inc., a bioscience company focused on bringing environmentally sustainable solutions to the plastics, chemicals and energy industries, has announced that it has granted a non-exclusive license to NatureWorks LLC for the U.S. patent No. 5,883,199, titled “Polylactic Acid-based Blends,” to make, use and sell blends of polylactic acid (PLA) with certain other polymers including polybutylene succinic polymers (PBS).

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DSM Engineering Plastics moves global Head Quarters to Asia

In a strategic move to anticipate customer needs quicker around the globe, DSM Engineering Plastics has shifted global headquarters to Singapore. The Company, which has development, sales and manufacturing facilities located in The Netherlands, USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Belgium and Russia has moved a number of its key functions to Asia in order to underline its commitment to the Asian market which is expected to represent the major share of the companyÂ’s growth in the coming years. According to Roelof Westerbeek, President DSM Engineering Plastics, the move – which was pre-announced in 2010 – is making good progress and will be completed in 2012: “This is a significant step as it puts us right at the heart of the fast-growing Asian marketplace.

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Wavin accepts revised all-cash takeover offer by Mexichem

Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. and Wavin N.V.

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Penford and Novomer to partner to drive development and commercialization of innovative sustainable packaging materials

Penford Corporation, a company with significant business and expertise in specialty starches and sustainable bio-products and Novomer Inc., a new materials company pioneering a family of high-performance plastics and polymers using renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide, announce that they have entered into a Joint Development Agreement that will leverage the two companiesÂ’ core technologies and expertise. he new alliance was created to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative Starch-Polypropylene Carbonate polymer composites

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Dow selects Honeywell UOP C(3) Oleflex? technology for US plant

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by The Dow Chemical Company to provide technology to produce propylene at a Dow production site in Texas. Dow Texas Operations will use Honeywell UOP C(3) Oleflex™ technology in a new propane dehydrogenation unit to convert shale gas-derived propane to propylene, a product used in the production of packaging, adhesives, coatings, cleaners and many other end-use applications. The facility will produce 750,000 metric tpa of polymer-grade propylene

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Pune gets its first road made from plastic waste

The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) recently repaired half a km of the road outside Hutchings High School by integrating plastic with tar known as polymer-modified bitumen, thus making good use of discarded plastic and preventing further damage to the environment. This move has been carried out with the advocacy of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prevent the persistent problem of potholes on the roads and to increase the resistance to water at a lower construction cost.

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