The trade war between China and the US is creating additional opportunities for exporters of plastics, plastic products and ingredients in both these key markets, as both sides erect protective tariffs against each other.
Kraiburg TPE’s Thermolast M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019, the German compounder has announced.
Low collection rates and lack of design for recycling are amongst the reasons behind the low recycling rate of 31% for flexible polyethylene films in Europe, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).
United States President Donald Trump’s announcement, 10 May, to slap 25% additional tariffs on plastics exports to China could increase opportunities for European plastics exporters, experts have told Plastics News Europe.
Plastics waste had a prominent place at this year's Davos gathering of business and political leaders, and at least for a few of the CEOs involved, there was some hope that the next decade could see real progress.
German association for plastic packaging IK (Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen) and its French counterpart Elipso have welcomed a recently announced “alliance to end plastic waste” as an important step in fighting marine litter.