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Nova, Dow, LyondellBasell create recycling investment fund

The resin makers are establishing a $100-million investment fund to help finance recovery and recycling of polyethylene and polypropylene in Canada and the U.S.

New AI will sort recyclable plastic in B.C. by the end of 2021

Technology developer Metaspectral has been awarded more than $300,000 to develop AI-powered technology that can sort plastics automatically.

British Plastics Federation names Karen Drinkwater as first female president

Drinkwater established Worcester, UK-based JSC Rotational with her husband in 2004, and the company joined the BPF in 2006.

Trinseo selling its synthetic rubber business to Synthos S.A. for $491 million

The deal includes approximately 440 employees, mostly located in Schkopau, Germany, who are expected to join Synthos when the transaction closes next year.

Arkema to acquire polymer recycling specialist Agiplast

Headquartered in Italy, Agiplast is a plastics compounding company that specializes in the regeneration of high-performance polymers.

Material supplier Alphagary buys majority stake in Indian compounder Shakun

Shakun is family-owned producer of compounds for the wire and cable markets in the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
Special Reports 

University of Buffalo researchers get funding to improve recycling of plastic film

The effort addresses one of the biggest streams of plastic waste. » Read more

Scientists convert recyclable plastic to jet fuel

Researchers at Washington State University say they've found a cost-effective way to convert PE-based products into jet fuel and lubricants, and in a fraction of the time current plastics recycling methods take. » Read more