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Indorama completes Invista purchase 07/03/2011 - 5:52pm

By Gurdip Singh| PLASTICS NEWS CORRESPONDENTPosted March 4, 2011BANGKOK, THAILAND (March 4, 12 p.m. ET) -- Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Invista’s PET resin and...

Plastics Makers Support Safety of Everyday Plastic Packaging - Flawed Study Wrongly Questions Product Safety 09/03/2011 - 9:21am

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2011) – On March 2, the journal Environmental Health Perspectives published a study suggesting that many forms of plastic packaging can potentially release endocrine active substances. The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division, whose members...

ACC disputes study claiming that BPA-free plastics contain oestrogenic chemicals 15/03/2011 - 11:58am

The American Chemistry Council has responded to a study claiming that plastics products, including materials labelled as bisphenol A-free, still contain oestrogen-like chemicals. "[T]his report cannot be considered a reliable source" because of limitations in its methodology, the ACC...

Petainer launches plastic beer keg 24/03/2011 - 11:20am

European Plastics News staffPosted 8 March 2011 9:01 am GMTPackaging technology firm Petainer has launched an environmentally-friendly keg, made of recyclable PET, for draught beverages.Nigel Pritchard, chief executive officer of Petainer, said in a statement: “The Petainer Keg offers a...

AMERIPEN: New US environment-focused packaging organization formed 24/03/2011 - 11:21am

Posted by Anne Marie Mohan2 days ago | The new organization, formed by leading CPGs, will encourage a science-based approach and will represent the interests of the industry in public policymaking....

Mogilevkhimvolokno to invest Euro56m in Belarus PET line 24/03/2011 - 11:21am

By Eugene GerdenPosted 4 March 2011 9:47 am GMTMogilevkhimvolokno, one of Belarus's largest producers of polymers, is considering a €56m investment in a new line for production of PET at its facility at Mogilev, with 2014 set as a target for start-up.At present, the company has an...

Did the debate just shift? Recyclability vs Compostability 24/03/2011 - 11:21am

David Newcorn  VP/Digital & Custom Media, GreenerPackage.comLocation: Chicago, IL, United States  Role: MediaYesterday at our...

Northern Indian state bans booze in PET bottles 24/03/2011 - 11:21am

By Satnam Singh, Plastics NewsPosted 22 March 2011 12:30 pm GMTThe government of the Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh has decided to do away with plastic liquor bottles beginning 1 April.Last year the government imposed a partial ban on PET liquor bottles, according to Bhim Sen, principal...

Chinese demand for paper and plastics slows 24/03/2011 - 11:22am

22 March 2011By Chris SloleyUK exporters of recovered plastics and paper may find it increasingly difficult to trade with China, as the country begins to galvanise its domestic collection and reprocessing infrastructure.That is the headline finding of the Waste & Resources...

Plastics groups to cooperate on marine debris issue 24/03/2011 - 11:22am

By Mike Verespej, Plastics NewsPosted 23 March 2011 11:47 am GMTWithout detailing any specific new initiatives, 47 global plastics associations, including PlasticsEurope, pledged 22 March to work in partnership with others to develop solutions to marine debris globally.The associations, which...