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New catalyst developed for PP production, creating the strongest version of the plastic

A new catalyst for the polypropylene production process, ultimately producing the strongest version of the plastic that has been created to date, has been developed by Prof. Kol and his team of researchers.

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Solvay inaugurates new centre in India for R&D and Technology

Solvay has inaugurated its new Research, Development and Technology Centre at Savli, Gujarat State, India. The Centre will focus its efforts mainly on the development of high-performance polymers, organic chemistry, nano composites and green chemistry.

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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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One step process to create plastics from biomass using iron sphere catalyst

It is now possible to produce plastics without the use of petroleum, thanks to a new type of catalyst enabling efficient conversion to key components of various products including plastics, medicines and paint. The catalyst, which consists of tiny iron spheres, was developed by chemists at University Utrecht

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Specialty packaging films continue to grow and expand in complexity

The flexible packaging market in Europe is valued at around 20 billion Euros by Andrew Reynolds, the Research Director at Applied Market Information. There is room for growth to replace rigid packaging and reduce weight, as per the new YES pack from Kraft, which is replacing a bottle. There is increasing globalisation in this market as both food and packaging companies expand their geographical footprint

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BASF and Hyundai concept car shown for the first time in India

BASF, the worldÂ’s leading chemical company, exhibited, for the first time in India, the i-flow, a one-of-a-kind concept car based on a unique collaboration between BASF and Hyundai Motor Group. The breathtaking design of the i-flow is coupled with a wide range of innovative features, which are beneficial to the environment as well as eye-opening to many carmaker and car lovers.

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Green Polymer Chemistry

The term Green Polymer Chemistry is being used here to describe the production of established thermoplastics and elastomers from renewable sources, including polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyamide (PA), epoxy resin and polyurethane. The by-word in all types of industry these days is “sustainability” as we all work to find ways to conserve the earth’s resources for future generations and reduce the harmful effects of climate change. In the plastics and rubber markets this will mean moving away from fossil fuels as sources of basic chemicals and moving to renewable sources like plants, waste products and waste gases.

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Green Polymer Chemistry

The term Green Polymer Chemistry is being used here to describe the production of established thermoplastics and elastomers from renewable sources, including polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyamide (PA), epoxy resin and polyurethane. The by-word in all types of industry these days is “sustainability” as we all work to find ways to conserve the earth’s resources for future generations and reduce the harmful effects of climate change. In the plastics and rubber markets this will mean moving away from fossil fuels as sources of basic chemicals and moving to renewable sources like plants, waste products and waste gases

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A recycling technology turns food waste into plastic

A recycling technology that turns plant based waste such as orange peel or coffee grounds into a plastic, has been developed by Prof James Clark of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York and his team. The technique relies on high-powered microwaves that can degrade the tough cellulose molecules of plant matter so that they release volatile gases that can be collected and distilled into a liquid product

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