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PVC Recycling Challenged by Restrictions, Bans on Legacy Additives

PVC is an easy-to-process, durable resin, with additives playing a key role in its market success. Plasticizers, heat stabilizers, lubricants and impact modifiers combine to deliver a cost-effective solution in durable applications such as pipes and window profiles. Now, many of these additives are proving a detriment to its recyclability due to EU regulation. 
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Strategy and grade slate differentiation key to surviving trade wars

Plastic industry stakeholders are hoping for some positive news this week as trade discussions resume... 
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 THE NEW PACKAGING PARADIGM
 Implications for Polyolefin Resins

New Research

Assessing the Impact of Sustainability Initiatives... Application by Application
​​As plastic manufacturers move towards more sustainable packaging solutions, how is this poised to impact the use of polyolefin resins? 

Read Townsend's take in this edition of GPCA Insight Express.    

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​​Resin Coverage

Polyethylene
HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, mLLDPE, EVA, HMW-HDPE

Polypropylene
Homopolymers, Random Copolymers, Block Copolymers

Finnish renewable diesel manufacturer Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil fuel refining and petrochemical feedstocks, meaning ultimately part of the plastic thus processed will be reborn as new virgin plastic.   Read More 
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