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Packaging & material cycles
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Packaging & material cycles: APK invests over a million euros into analytic facility for plastics recyclates

APK is fully committed to closing material cycles for different types of packaging solutions with the help of innovative recycling technologies. Shortly before Easter on 12 April the company completed its new laboratory at its production site in Merseburg (Germany). Initially, the facility will focus on LDPE- and polyamide-recyclates, which are destined to be used in packaging applications. APK AG has invested over one million euro in the comprehensive equipment.

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Peanut-Butter
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UPM Raflatac and SABIC first to bring PP label material with recycled content to market

UPM Raflatac is taking a major step toward creating a circular economy by collaborating with SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, for the first polypropylene (PP) label film manufactured from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic on the market (on a mass balance basis). Now available globally, this label material uses SABIC’s groundbreaking TRUCIRCLE™ solutions for certified circular PP products.

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Plastic Waste Recycling
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What is Plastic Waste Recycling?

In order to protect resources and our environment, high-quality recycling technologies for plastic waste are required, which allow the reuse of polymers without breaking up the polymer chains.

CreaCycle GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) in Freising, Germany combined their competencies in a cooperation aimed at “Plastic/Raw-Material Recycling with a Solvent-based Purification Technology” (selective extraction) and developed the CreaSolv® Process that is based on physical changes and leaves the polymer composition intact.
Proprietary CreaSolv® Formulations from CreaCycle with the lowest risk potential possible for user and environment dissolve selectively a target polymer. This reduces besides the hazard also the cost for the equipment. After the separation of imbedded impurities or undesired polymers the recycled polymer can be reused in its original application.

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Plastic-off-odors
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Reduced Off-Odor Of Plastic Recyclates

Plastic recyclates produced from waste packaging have to meet high sensory requirements in order to be used for new products. Plastic recyclates often have off-odors, some of which have not hitherto been identified. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has analyzed the sensory properties of post-consumer shopping bags made of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and originating from different collection systems

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Soft Drinks Industry
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European Soft Drinks Industry Joins the “Close the Glass Loop” to Optimize Glass Packaging Circular Economy

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe – representing the European soft drinks industry (1) – joins “Close the Glass Loop” – the major industry stewardship programme for glass packaging (2) initiated by FEVE – EU Federation of the container glass. The platform has the objective to achieve a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90%, and to ensure that this is recycled into the container glass production loop to come back as a new packaging.

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Circular Economy
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EARTH 2020: WHAT NEXT………?

The paper deliberates two concepts; the first is in using data to understand our world, which, by the way, is becoming increasingly important as a science from which we can derive trends to create models and forecasts. The second is our human footprint, an increasingly valid means to justify implementing circular systems into our economy and everyday lives.

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