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The future of flexible plastics depends on educating consumers about its sustainability

The future of flexible plastics depends on educating consumers about its sustainability

Updated on:22/08/2018

In April, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA; Annapolis, MD) released a report providing a holistic view of the sustainability benefits flexible packaging offers. The report highlights six life-cycle assessment (LCA) case studies using EcoImpact-Compass LCA software, which allows for quick life-cycle comparisons between different package formats. Recently, the FPA boiled down the report into a consumer-friendly, two-page fact sheet with images and graphics

Styrene extends bearish trend in Asia; Europe and US follow suit

Styrene extends bearish trend in Asia; Europe and US follow suit

Updated on:21/08/2018

Despite a heavy maintenance season in the March-May period, Asia’s styrene market took a downward turn at the end of February right after hitting a one-year high while spot prices have cumulatively lost around $110-115/ton since then, according to weekly average prices on ChemOrbis Price Wizard.

HDPE, LLDPE drive first-half gains in U.S./Canadian resin sales

HDPE, LLDPE drive first-half gains in U.S./Canadian resin sales

Updated on:21/08/2018

The impact of new North American polyethylene resin capacity began to be felt in sales totals for the first half of 2018, with both high and linear low density PE posting big gains.

U.S./Canadian sales of HDPE jumped 8.8 percent in that six-month period, according to the American Chemistry Council, with LLDPE sales booming 16.3 percent. Exports played a big role in this growth, with LLDPE exports up an astonishing 60.2 percent and HDPE exports leaping 18.9 percent.

A new eye to plastic recycling

A new eye to plastic recycling

Updated on:20/08/2018

Recycling is one of the most beneficial and environmentally friendly options of all the waste management methods. The environmental benefits of replacing incineration or landfill with recycling are numerous. Recycling diverts waste from landfills which has an impact on lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Recycling also has lower environmental impacts when compared to virgin materials production i.e. avoiding oil extraction and refining which has an immediate impact on saving natural resources and energy.

The issue of nano calcium carbonate

The issue of nano calcium carbonate

Updated on:18/07/2018

Nano-technology and nano-plastic is the same time very active in recent years been repeatedly criticized in the field. Marked with the word nanotechnology research results and products are everywhere, many of them true knowledge and insight are also some industrial products into the market, but a lot of people are worried.

Major applications of Calcium Carbonate

Major applications of Calcium Carbonate

Updated on:18/07/2018

When calcium carbonate is used in plastic processing the most important one of inorganic powder additive. In this paper, both calcium carbonate and plastic processing industries are very concerned about the views of several issues in order to use the correct application of calcium carbonate and even expand it to clarify and promote the role played.

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