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China’s 2017 plastic waste import ban has seen notable quantities of the world’s discarded material being redirected to elsewhere in Asia but changes are afoot. The message from countries in Southeast Asia at least is you’d better consider shipping it elsewhere. Better still, why not handle the recycling of plastic waste at home?   ​Read More

BASF is expanding workhorse antioxidant production capacity globally. Townsend’s take:  BASF is fighting it out with South Korea’s...  Read More

North America’s wave of investment in PE production assets and the effect on spreads globally... it’s a little more than mere capacity additions

​​What 'Megatrends' Are Impacting Global Blow Molding? 

Townsend experts talk about some of the key megatrends driving change throught the value stream today, and shaping tomorrow in this edition of SPE's Journal of Blow Molding

Hotlink:  Ethylene & Propylene Production Cost Comparisons
Originally published on the Rolling Barrel blog site (available in Hungarian only)

​​GCC can be in driving seat for recycling

Townsend experts explain how Arabian Gulf countries, as the largest producers of plastics resins in the world, could play a crucial role in the development of a recycling industry in the GCC in this edition of the GPCA Insight Express 

Townsend Solutions Expands Presence in the Middle East, India

Townsend Solutions (Townsend), a leading provider of consulting and market research services to the plastics industry, is expanding its operations in the Middle East and India.
 
Following the company's recent opening of an Asian regional office in Singapore...  
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