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Eastman makes big strides in chemical recycling of plastics

US chemical company Eastman has developed two circular production processes. Eastman is building a facility, expected to be completed in…

Chemical recycling breakthrough from Taiwan

Taiwan textile supplier Far Eastern New Century has developed an ‘all-in-one’ chemical recycling solution for mixed polyester textiles. ‘During the…

Chemical specialist makes light of bulky waste challenge

A German chemical company is leading research into obtaining high-value recycled polyols from plastic waste such as mattresses and upholstery….

California pioneers chemical process for dirty plastics

US start-up BioCellection has developed a chemical process to recycle contaminated plastic film. The material is shredded but doesn’t have…

Chemical recycling of plastics may reach new heights

ReNew ELP is constructing its first commercial-scale plastics recycling facility in Wilton, UK, based on its ‘breakthrough’ Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor…

Chemical-based technology has big impact on PET recycling

Europe – DEMETO is the name given to a new European project focusing on the chemical recycling of coloured PET…

NOVA Chemicals proves recyclable food-grade packaging isn’t impossible

United States – NOVA Chemicals Corporation has developed an ‘easily recyclable’ oxygen-barrier film which means companies no longer need to…

Bacteria’s impressive biochemical abilities a ‘game-changer’ for electronics recycling

Australia – Have you ever heard of nugget-producing bacteria? Chances are, they hold the key to more efficient processing of…

Chemical analysis of input materials is ‘killing’ businesses

Belgium – The recycling industry is confronted with an ever growing pile of paperwork ‘€“ on one hand detailing how…

Dow Chemical claims plastics recycling breakthrough

United States – Dow Chemical has found a solution for recycling certain types of multi-layer plastic pouch that would otherwise…

Enerkem and AkzoNobel eye waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe

Europe – Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. of Canada has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints…