Recycling Program Announced for Nylon 3D Printed Parts

Sculpteo, part of the BASF company, announced a program to establish a circular material stream with its recycling program for 3D printed products.

Injection Molding

Netstal’s Sustainability Performance Recognized

In its first assessment by EcoVadis, the Swiss-based maker of injection molding machines was awarded a Bronze.


Solvay Wins 2023 PIA Re|Focus Sustainability Innovation Award

This year’s winner is partially biobased Amodel Bios long-chain PPA

Engineering Resins

Joint Project Will Demonstrate Recycling Polyamide 66 Using Microwave Technology

Materials producer Asahi Kasei and recycling technology developer Microwave Chemical announced a joint chemical recycling project.


Avient Receives PLASTICS’ 2023 Re|Focus Sustainability Innovation in Design Award

Said to be the first digital tool of its kind, the award was for Avient’s post-consumer recycled resin Color Prediction Service.


Metaspectral to Advance Vision Technology for Recycling

Company received further funding from British Columbia’s CleanBC Plastics Action Fund


Extrusion 2023 Conference: It’s All About Sustainability

Want to present on how your materials or equipment technology — or your processing expertise — can help extrusion processors achieve their goals to develop more sustainable products? You still have until May 22 to submit your abstracts.


Monomaterial Blister Packaging for Pharmaceuticals

Sudpack Medica introduced Pharmaguard, a recyclable blister pack concept.

Recycled Materials

Recycling Report Describes Recovery from 2020 Lows

Prepared by Stina, the report summarizes data collected on U.S.-sourced plastic recovered for recycling in 2021.

Consumer Products

Nalgene Bottle Production Completes Conversion to Certified 50% Recycled Material

Nalgene Outdoor has completed the conversion of its reusable water bottle manufacturing process to Eastman's Tritan Renew.


PHA/PLA Blends for Coffee Pods Meet EU Compostability Specs

Danimer Scientific and TotalEnergies Corbion collaborate on biopolymer blends that meet proposed EU compostability requirements for coffee pods and other plastic packaging.

Recycled Materials

Refinery Runs Liquified Waste Plastic to Produce Feedstock Material

Neste announced it had completed a second series of runs, chemically recycling liquefied waste plastics with the aim of transitioning to circular solutions.

UK Innovation Agency Awards Funding to Recycling Technology Consortium

Innovate UK awarded funding to support Stopford and Birmingham University’s collaboration, which uses supercritical water to break down plastic.

Recycled Materials

Indorama and Evertis Collaboration Aims for PET Film From Recycled Trays

Indorama and Evertis announced they will collaborate to make food packaging film from recycled PET trays.

Post-Consumer Recycling

New Facility Refreshes Post-Consumer PP by Washing Out Additives, Contaminants

PureCycle prepares to scale up its novel solvent recycling approach as new facility nears completion.


Life Cycle Assessment Describes Advantages of PET Containers Over Glass and Aluminum

Lighter impacts from PET than glass or aluminum across impact categories and disposable container sizes.

Engineering Resins

Covestro Expands its Circular Economy Portfolio to All Major Regions

The company’s Baytown, Texas site receives ISCC PLUS certification and the focus is on mass  balanced products using recycled and bio-attributed raw materials.

Commodity Resins

INEOS Styrolution and Agilyx Advance Chemical Recycling Plant Development

Collaboration with Technip Energies said to provide an all-in-one solution for the chemical recycling of polystyrene into high-purity styrene monomer.


Amcor Announces Coatings Research Effort With Nfinite Nanotechnology

Project will test use of nanocoating technology for recyclable and compostable packaging.

Commodity Resins

NOVA Chemicals Sets Bold ESG Aspirations

Included are 30% of PE sales to come from recycled content by 2030 and expansion of its Advanced Sclairtech product portfolio.  


Smart Systems Illuminate Material Recovery for Enhanced Plastics Recycling

Data collection and machine learning can give MRF operators and brand owners an enhanced view of the fate of recyclable materials.

Commodity Resins

Evonik Invests in Interface Polymer’s Additives for Sustainable Plastics

Interface Polymers’ Polarfin additives shown to simplify to the processing of plastics such as mixtures of PE and PP.  

Recycled Materials

SK Chemicals Announces Acquisition of Chemical Recycling Assets

$100 million acquisition will facilitate entry to recycled PET market.


Danimer Scientific VP to Join Department of Energy-Hosted Sustainable Chemistry Roundtable

Keith Edwards will join other chemical sector value chain leader for Danimer discussion aimed at achieving chemicals sector decoarbonization and environmental justice.  

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