PRICES DRIVEN HIGHER AS LOGISTICS CRIMP SUPPLY, MARGINS SOAR

Text and pictures: Nigel Davis Petrochemical prices have continued to move up in the uncertain operating environment with distortions to normal, inter-regional trade playing a key role in underpinning sometimes near record highs. All eyes are on downstream demand which appears robust and, in the US, driven by stimulus and post-pandemic economic uplift expectations. Timing […]

GREENHOUSE ENTREPRENEUR EXPLAINS WHY PLASTIC PACKAGING IS THE ECO-CHOICE FOR FRESHNESS AND RECYCLING WASTE

Text and photos: Ab Rani Plast Oy Aleksi Hauhtonen, the 38-year-old CEO of Kannuksen Kauppapuutarha, lives an interesting and busy entrepreneurial life. Every year, the family business produces more than a million kilos of cucumbers and half a million lettuces in its 8,500 square metre greenhouse growing facilities.  Aleksi’s vegetables are grown free of chemical […]

IN THE FIGHT AGAINST OCEAN PLASTIC, PROJECT STOP SHOWS POSITIVE 2020 IMPACT IN CIRCULAR WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDONESIA

More than 133,500 people reached with sustainable waste management services in three coastal cities Text and picture: Borealis AG Project STOP and its partners celebrate milestones in preventing plastic leakage to the environment in Indonesia. From 2017 until end of 2020, the programme has brought waste management services to more than 133,500 people, built five […]

NESTEEN ENSIMMÄINEN NESTEYTETYN MUOVIJÄTTEEN TEOLLISEN MITTAKAAVAN KOEAJO SUOMESSA ONNISTUNEESTI PÄÄTÖKSEEN

Teksti: Susanna Sieppi, kuva: Neste Oyj Neste prosessoi tänä syksynä onnistuneesti 400 tonnia nesteytettyä jätemuovia jalostamossaan Suomessa. Määrä vastaa 20 000 keskiverto-EU-kansalaisen vuosittain tuottamaa muovijätteen määrää*. Tämä oli ensimmäinen kerta, kun Neste prosessoi nesteytettyä jätemuovia teollisessa mittakaavassa. Ajon aikana pakkaus- ja sekajätemuoveista jalostettiin korkealaatuisia kierrätysraaka-aineita petrokemian teollisuuden käyttöön, esimerkiksi uusien muovien tuotantoon. Koeajo on merkittävä virstanpylväs suhteessa […]

SWEET TEMPTAION

Author: Melanie Streich Photos: Messe Düsseldorf Edited to ABC Plastics News, by Jukka Silén Publihed with Permission of Messe Düsseldorf The confectionery and baked goods segment is an excellent example of the important impact packaging can have on consumer decisions at the point of sale (POS). Almost no other industry benefits as strongly from seasonal […]

We Need to Get the Circle Spinning

Teksti: Tuomo Wall, kuvat: UPM RAFLATAC Climate change is happening – to tackle global warming we have to stop releasing more carbon into the air. We need to take strides toward the circular economy. To do this, we must find new solutions to replace fossil raw materials with renewable ones and use materials – recycled […]

New Sidel Aseptic Complete PET Line and Bottle Design for UHT Milk Boost Business at Fattoria Latte Sano in Italy

Teksti ja kuvat: Sidel For the very first time, the local Italian milk producer Fattoria Latte Sano have switched their ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk production from carton to aseptic PET with a new safe and simple packaging line, featuring Sidel’s proven Aseptic Combi Predis™. Combined with a new bottle design, it opens the door to sustainable […]

UK Expected to Break Away from ECHA and EU Reach post-Brexit Close

Author: Tom Brown, ICIS Deputy European News Editor The UK is no longer seeking associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) after it departs the EU customs union umbrella next year, meaning that the country will have its own regulatory framework post-Brexit, according to a UK Member of Parliament. Rebecca Pow, Parliamentary Under Secretary […]

May heralds even more disruption and uncertainty for petrochemicals

Author: Nigel Davies, Insights Editor, ICIS The impact of the coronavirus lockdowns on the oil, gas and chemicals industries’ integrated value chains is radically shifting relationships and profitability. It is also making planning virtually impossible, as BASF suggested last week. The environment around refining and chemical margins remains challenging, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden also […]

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