Kaneka to expand polyolefin foam production in Belgium
Japan's Kaneka Corp. is increasing production capacity for polyethylene and polypropylene expanded particle foams in Europe, the Tokyo-based company announced 17 Jan.
EU sets out ambitious plans to protect planet in plastics strategy
The European Commission adopted the first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics on 16 Jan, as part of the transition towards a more circular economy.
Indorama, Huvis to build speciality fibres plant in US
Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures Public Co Ltd (IVL) and South Korea's Huvis Corp (HC) have announced plans to form a 50:50 joint venture to develop, construct and operate a low melting fibre (LMF) plant in the US.
Synvina extends PEF pilot phase
Amsterdam-based Synvina CV is planning to extend the pilot phase of its FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) production by 24 to 36 months in order to “optimise” future commercial-scale production, according to Avantium NV, one of the...
European plastics industry announces voluntary recycling target
Six European organisations from the plastics value chain have voluntarily committed to launch 'circularity platforms' aiming to reach a 50% target for plastics waste recycling by 2040.