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LyondellBasell and LEGO holding invest in APK to develop recycling technology


LyondellBasell and KIRKBI A/S, the family-owned holding and investment company of the LEGO® brand, announce they have signed an agreement to make an investment in APK, which specializes in a unique solvent-based recycling technology for low density polyethylene (LDPE). APK aims to increase the ...


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Biodegradable microplastics in soils cause CO₂ emissions to rise

The increase in CO₂ emissions goes hand in hand with the increase in microbial biomass


Biodegradable microplastic particles in soils can lead to an increased rise in CO₂ emissions to the Earth's atmosphere. This is shown by an interdisciplinary study published in "Applied Soil Ecology" by the Collaborative Research Centre 1357 "Microplastics" at the University of Bayreuth. In this ...


AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has taken another significant step in cementing its industry leadership in organic peroxides with the completion of an expansion project at its Polymer Chemistry production facility in Los Reyes, Mexico. The investment will increase the company's ...


Films and No End: Ceresana Expects the Global Market for LDPE to Grow


Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is one of the most commonly produced plastics and mainly used for packaging. According to a new study published by the market research institute Ceresana, low-density polyethylene worth almost US$33 billion was sold worldwide in 2013. Ceresana expects global sales ...


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Converting polyethylene waste into liquid fuel


Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products. They report full details in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Many pundits ...


State-of-the-art polyolefin logistics centre reinforces SABIC’s long-term commitment to serving its UK customers


Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC officially opened its state-of-the-art polyolefin logistics centre in north-east England, which is replacing SABIC’s current logistics centre in the UK. Located in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, the new facility underlines SABIC’s long-term commitment to ...


INEOS Technologies wins the first Innovene S Polyethylene Technology License for the Russian Market


INEOS Technologies has licensed its Innovene™ S Process for the manufacture of High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE) to the JSC Angarsk Polymer Plant of ROSNEFT in Angarsk, Russia. The 345,000 tonne per annum plant will produce a full range of Ziegler and ...


Borouge signs major contracts valued at US$ 2.6 billion to advance its strategic Borouge 3 expansion


Borouge, a joint-venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis, formally signed three major Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts valued at approximately US$ 2.6 billion for its Borouge 3 strategic expansion in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, in the UAE. The ...


Borouge awards three major EPC contracts for Borouge 3 expansion project valued at US$ 2.6 billion


Borouge, a joint-venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis, has awarded three major Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts valued at approximately US$ 2.6 billion for its Borouge 3 expansion project in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, in the UAE. These ...


LDPE-Market Begins its Recovery

New Study from Ceresana Research


Low density polyethylene is one of the oldest plastics – and continues to be in demand. LDPE is primarily used for films, carrying bags, and sacks, but can also be used to reinforce levees, for example. Screw caps and lids are also produced from this soft, ductile, and flexible material. LDPE ...


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