Worldwide Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Industry to 2025 - Featuring Veolia Environment, Suez & Waste Management Among Others

Prnewswire | October 14, 2020

The "Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Market by Polymer Type, Service, Processing Type (Mechanical, Chemical, Biological), End-use Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Furniture, Others), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global post-consumer recycled plastics market size is projected to grow from USD 14.2 billion in 2020 to USD 18.8 billion by 2025, at CAGR of 5.7%.

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Most research labs find themselves in the business of acquiring and managing research chemicals. It’s not their mission, and it’s not generally considered a value-add. No research lab ever made a major discovery solely by acquiring and managing chemicals well, and no research enterprise has ever leveraged a unique approach to chemical acquisition and management for a distinctive competitive advantage. It’s just the cost of doing business. Does that mean all research chemical management is equal, or that chemical acquisition and management can’t add value for research organizations? Definitely not. Labs managing chemicals poorly expose their organizations to higher acquisition, carrying, and disposal costs; regulatory and safety risks; lost productivity; and unwanted environmental and societal impacts.


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CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

Clariant signs definitive agreement to sell Quats business

Clariant | September 05, 2022

Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the divestment of its Quats business to Global Amines Company Pte. Ltd., a 50/50 joint venture owned by Clariant and Wilmar, Asia’s leading agricultural business and oleochemicals business globally. This divestment is a further step in Clariant’s portfolio transformation to focus operations purely on specialty chemicals. Quats are quaternary ammonium compounds, a group of chemicals used for a variety of purposes including as preservatives, surfactants, and as antistatic agents. Quats are used in a wide range of commercial, industrial, and consumer products. The business maintains an excellent reputation as a leading supplier of quats with proprietary technology and a good service reputation. The transfer will be an asset sale of the sites in Germany, Indonesia, and Brazil and will provide for tolling agreements where needed. The sales price, subject to standard closing conditions, is set at USD 113 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to be consummated in the first half of 2023. Clariant is a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2021, Clariant totaled a staff number of 11 537 and recorded sales of CHF 4.372 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet,’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.

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CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

CHANGING LIVES FOR GOOD - SCI CHALLENGE OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Society of Chemical Industry | October 07, 2022

Budding entrepreneurs with scientific business ideas that could benefit society could turn them into reality by entering the 2023 SCI Bright SCIdea Challenge. This international competition provides training and mentoring for budding entrepreneurs and gives them the opportunity to win funding to help launch their business. Now it its 5th year, this successful competition has helped launch new businesses as well as support starts-up in their early stages. Previous winners include Sphera, who have developed a new form of sustainable concrete and CardiaTec, developing technology to address the global killer cardiovascular disease. Bright SCIdea is now accepting expressions of interest from teams of STEM university students. All applicants will benefit from training by experienced entrepreneurs and funders before submitting their business plan. Shortlisted teams will pitch their business idea in front of a panel of industry experts and the prize winners will receive a cash prize of £5000 at the final in March 2023. During and after the event teams will gain access to SCI's global network of innovators to support them as they progress their businesses. "The Bright SCIdea Challenge is an opportunity to test the strength of your business ideas amongst a network of incredibly well experienced scientists who are seasoned in translating scientific innovations into industry – this allows you to continually refine your approach and deliver a business which is truly innovative and tackling an industry need." Raphael Peralta, CEO and Co-Founder of CardiaTec Following their Bright SCIdea win in March this year, CardiaTec went on to raise £1.4 million in a pre-Seed round of funding. Sharon Todd, SCI CEO, explained that: "Training, developing and mentoring the next generation of scientific entrepreneurs is critical to delivering complex new science required to address climate change and tackle global health inequality. These businesses are the most challenging, require significant cash over long periods of time to produce successful income streams, making them quite different from tech start-ups. Working at the interface of science and business, SCI is uniquely placed to support this crucial group of innovators as our community. The contest helps nurture the STEM entrepreneurs and ground-breaking innovations of the future to address such challenges." Entrants will be able to network with industry and the SCI global innovation hub to further their careers and business planning. World class entries call for world class judges and these will include Victor Christou* and Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Founder, Genius Foods and Chair, Scotland Food and Drink and Robin Harrison, VP, Platform and Technology Innovation, Synthomer. The registration form requirements include a team name university name and department, summary of your idea and how this will benefit society. Teams unsure about applying should register as soon as possible to ensure they receive regular updates. About SCI where science meets business: SCI is a unique global multidisciplinary innovation network bringing together scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs to develop scientific solutions to biggest challenges facing society today.

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CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

M. Holland’s 3D Printing Group Expands Portfolio of Braskem PE and PP Filament

BRASKEM AND M. HOLLAND | September 12, 2022

M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, announced expanded access to 3D printing filaments from Braskem, a global chemical and petrochemical company. M. Holland’s 3D Printing clients now have access to polyethylene and glass fiber reinforced polypropylene filaments. Both materials deliver high printability, reduced warpage and shrinkage, and better interlayer adhesion than other filament options in the 3D printing market. PE materials formulated for additive manufacturing applications have a track record of high warpage, degradation and failure. Braskem’s FL300PE filament is a low density, lightweight material providing excellent surface finish, low warpage and high dimensional stability. This material is ideal for packaging, consumer and industrial applications. “When 3D printing with PE materials, many of our clients have reported an array of technical difficulties including warping, inconsistent finishes and deficient technical properties. Braskem’s PE material provides an incredible level of thermal stability that makes the material consistent and significantly easier to print. This PE formulation is groundbreaking, and it’s now readily available for our clients.” Carlos Aponte, market manager, 3D Printing at M. Holland M. Holland’s clients also have access to Braskem’s glass fiber reinforced FL500PP-GF filament. This PP is highly rigid and extremely printable with phenomenal surface finish and excellent mechanical properties. It can be used in a wide variety of applications including military and defense, jigs and fixtures, industrial manufacturing tools, and more. “High-quality, easy-to-print PE and PP formulas are in high demand. Our specially formulated PE and glass fiber reinforced PP materials are ideal for many 3D printing applications in the injection molding world,” said Jason Vagnozzi, commercial director of additive manufacturing at Braskem. “These materials can help M. Holland’s clients and business partners realize their additive manufacturing goals.” ABOUT M. HOLLAND M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. M. Holland’s 3D Printing group offers manufacturers cross-industry knowledge, advice and unbiased consultative expertise on applications, materials and equipment for additive manufacturing. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company’s heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1 billion in annual sales and sells to more than 4,000 customers annually. ABOUT BRASKEM With a global vision of the future oriented towards people and sustainability, Braskem is committed to contributing to the value chain for strengthening the Circular Economy. The petrochemical company’s almost 8,000 team members dedicate themselves every day to improve people’s lives through sustainable chemicals and plastics solutions. Braskem has an innovative DNA and a comprehensive portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for diverse segments, such as food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, healthcare and hygiene, among others. With 41 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Germany, Braskem exports its products to clients in more than 80 countries. Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and operations in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials.

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CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

DIVERSEY PARTNERS WITH TYPSY TO PROVIDE ON-DEMAND TRAINING

Diversey | September 19, 2022

Diversey Europe Operations B.V. a leading provider of hygiene, infection prevention, and cleaning solutions, announces its partnership with Typsy, an online learning experience platform with a curated library of short video lessons, created by industry experts globally. Through this partnership, Diversey will expand its offerings for the hospitality industry to an on-demand training model, which will form part of the full suite of training solutions offered by Typsy to the hospitality industry. Diversey's Centre of Expertise, a network of industry experts with extensive knowledge of the hygiene industry, provide application expertise, making course content available to the hospitality sector worldwide and providing training systems to support their workforce. Typsy users will benefit from greater efficiency, compliance and asset protection - through better cleaning and hygiene practices when taking courses developed and endorsed by Diversey. "This partnership enhances Diversey's online training portfolio, integrating more than 150 lessons through expert-led videos, making learning easy and fun. The hospitality industry stands to benefit from the strengthened implementation support, from the concierge to the general manager," Gaetano Redaelli, Diversey's Chief Strategy Officer Through this partnership, Diversey becomes the exclusive supplier of cleaning and hygiene training for the Hospitality industry within the Typsy platform. "Over the past few years we've all experienced the critical role cleaning and hygiene plays in our collective well-being," said Jonathan Plowright, CEO of Typsy.com. "Our partnership with Diversey will help global hospitality businesses support their teams with the most relevant and scalable training on critical cleaning and hygiene topics.'' About Diversey Over the course of 95 years, the Diversey brand has become synonymous with product quality, service, and innovation. Diversey cleaning and hygiene products help create a safer and cleaner world for people, businesses and communities. We develop and deliver innovative products, services, and technologies that save lives and protect our environment. Our fully-integrated suite of solutions combines patented chemicals, dosing and dispensing equipment, cleaning machines, services, and digital analysis. We are a trusted partner, serving more than 85,000 customers in over 80 countries with a network of approximately 8,500 employees globally. About Typsy Typsy teaches hospitality to the world. It is the world's fastest-growing online learning platform with over 1000 online lessons, courses, quizzes and certificates. Typsy is designed for Governments and Associations to support their industries with building skills capacity, for multi-national hotel and restaurant chains, learning institutions, small businesses, and individuals to upskill and cross skill. Topics range from compliance to food and beverage, leadership to marketing.

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Most research labs find themselves in the business of acquiring and managing research chemicals. It’s not their mission, and it’s not generally considered a value-add. No research lab ever made a major discovery solely by acquiring and managing chemicals well, and no research enterprise has ever leveraged a unique approach to chemical acquisition and management for a distinctive competitive advantage. It’s just the cost of doing business. Does that mean all research chemical management is equal, or that chemical acquisition and management can’t add value for research organizations? Definitely not. Labs managing chemicals poorly expose their organizations to higher acquisition, carrying, and disposal costs; regulatory and safety risks; lost productivity; and unwanted environmental and societal impacts.

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