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USA and China look to food traceability schemes for increased food safety
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USA and China look to food traceability schemes for increased food safety

The US company is inviting a group of food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to join the Food Traceability Leadership Consortium (FTLC) in response to the FDA’s proposals for ‘farm-to-table’ traceability across the US food industry. The agency held three public meetings on the proposed rule, and invited written comments until February 2021.

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Joint Venture SKYi FKuR Biopolymers started production of biodegradable, partially bio-based plastics
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FKuR and SKYi establish joint venture in India

Willich/Germany und Pune/India, March 2021 – A decade of successful collaboration between FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and India’s SKYi Innovations LLP, acting as distributors of the FKuR bioplastics range, has laid the foundation for a promising presence in the Indian market. Both companies finally established the SKYi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd joint venture at the end of 2019 to further strengthen their cooperation.
The local production of biodegradable, partially bio-based plastics has now begun.

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NOVA Chemicals debuts first three 100% PE-PCR resins
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NOVA Chemicals debuts first three 100% PE-PCR resins

Calgary, AB (April 6, 2021) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. The post-consumer resin (PCR) grades each come from a dedicated source and are ideal for a range of flexible film applications

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Trivium Packaging Accelerates Long-term Climate Change Commitment

Today, Trivium Packaging, a $2.7B global leader in infinitely recyclable and reusable metal packaging, affirms its long-term commitment to combat global climate change and make real impact. To achieve the most ambitious aim of the Paris Climate Agreement, and limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, Trivium has pledged to set science-based targets to help reach that ambition in the short- and long-term.

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Advances in plastics recycling processes towards the creation of a circular economy
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Advances in plastics recycling processes towards the creation of a circular economy

Altshausen, Date, 2020 – Plastic is an exceptional product, with numerous benefits that have made it indispensable to modern life. Its extreme durability, however, creates a difficult end-of-life issue which needs to be addressed with urgency. The solution lies in a shift towards a circular economy where plastic is re-used or recycled, never becoming waste. The recycling industry has a central role to play in this process, with the challenge of maximizing the amount of plastic it recovers from waste and producing an output of consistent, high-quality Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) that can compete with virgin resin.

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Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics partners with Syntegon to expand its portfolio of sustainable solutions for India
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Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics partners with Syntegon to expand its portfolio of sustainable solutions for India

Mumbai, India – March 24, 2021 – Dow P&SP has partnered with Syntegon Technology India
(formerly known as Bosch Packaging Technology) to offer fully recyclable pillow pouch
packaging in India. Syntegon’s vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) packaging machines are capable
of successfully handling award winning INNATETM TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame
Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE) to produce fully recyclable pillow pouches..

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