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Collaborative research project OMNI directed by Recycleye, Valorplast, and TotalEnergies to enhance the circularity of polypropylene (PP) food packaging led to ground-breaking results. The new technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision, coupled with an efficient decontamination process, provides a high-performing marketable solution to tackle the challenge of mechanically recycling polypropylene for food-contact applications.

KRAIBURG TPE presents further more sustainable product solutions: Recycling Content TPE. Customers now have access to various compounds with significantly higher recycled content from post-industry and/or post-consumer waste streams across the entire hardness range, i.e. also in the low ShA range. The new compounds also provide adhesion options to PA, PC/ABS or PP. The TPE manufacturer from Waldkraiburg, Germany, is thus responding to the growing demand and is supplying ready-to-use solutions.

At Fakuma 2023 held from October 17 to 21 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, KRAIBURG TPE will put the spot on its leading competence in the field of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The product innovations presented at booth 5303 in hall B5 will focus on a series of new TPE compounds for sophisticated drinking water and hot water applications. As part of its expanded line of circular products, the manufacturer will also be showcasing several materials that contain high proportions of bio-based and recycled raw materials of up to 80%.

BSH Home Appliances has selected light blocking ABS grade from ELIX Polymers for the lightwell part behind the control panel of their latest washing machines. ELIX Polymers has developed a tailor-made light-blocking ABS to ensure precise illumination and controlled light with no leakage into neighbouring chambers. A washing machine’s control panel is an important part of the design and functionality of such appliances and is used in daily life in many households.

Netto Store Brand Food and Beverage Products are Digimarc Recycle-Ready

Digimarc partnership: non-visible digital watermarks ensure easier scanning and valuable packaging design
Sustainable: Digimarc Recycle enables a future with optimized plastic recycling

UPM Raflatac has announced Raben and Reganta as the winners of the RafCycle Award at Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels. The RafCycle Award is presented in recognition of their recycling efforts and value chain collaboration.

State-of-the-art line at Stora Enso’s Polish production site is set to triple the country’s annual recycling capacity of post-consumer beverage cartons

Potential to recycle the entire volume of beverage cartons sold in Poland, with additional volumes from Central and Eastern Europe
By turning used paper-based packaging into new paper-based packaging materials, the line is keeping quality resources in circulation, reducing the use of virgin content

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