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Road from waste plastics opens in Zwolle, Holland

The municipality of Zwolle recently opened a trial 30m stretch of bike path made from reused plastic, in a project that hopes to speed up road building and give old bottles a second life. The PlasticRoad, made “from as much recycled plastic as possible” has been created by the businesses KWS, plastic pipe maker Wavin and Total oil and gas group and the pilot is being supported by Zwolle. The designers hope that the prefabricated road structure will be able to help prevent flooding, with a special hollow to hold…

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Indian Institute of Packaging to Inaugurate new Academic Block and Hostels at Mumbai Center

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India will inaugurate the newly constructed Academic Block and Students Hostel at Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai on 29th September, 2018 (Saturday). The Hon’ble minister will be Chief Guest for The Annual Convocation for 32nd batch of PGDP and 22nd Batch of DEP students of IIP to be held on the same day. He will also distribute the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the meritorious students of PGDP. Shri C.R.Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce…

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Investors evince interest in Manjushree

It is reported that gobal PE fund Advent International and Thailand’s SCG packaging are competing to acquire controlling stake in Bangalore based packaging company Manjushree Technopack. PE firm Kedara holds 24% stake in the company, while Vimal Kedia, the promoter holds the balance. The deal is likely to value the company at US$ 250 million. Manjushree is the largest PET packaging producer in India with an installed capacity of 125,000 MT / annum Manjushree has a portfolio of many large FMCG and Beverage majors including Coke, Nestle, Patanjali, Nestle, Mondelez…

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Single Component Solvent-less PU Adhesive

Chemicals Business of India’s largest fully integrated multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company, Uflex Limited has launched a general performance, single component solvent-less PU adhesive – FLEXBON OC512. Setting sight on newer geographies within the domestic market, this new addition will help Uflex gain toe-hold in the offset mono-carton industry. This product enjoys a strong demand across the Indian Market. This moisture curing adhesive is designed for laminating film with printed and un-printed board or paper, with an average coating weight of 3 to 5 GSM (depending upon the…

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Welset PVC Compound Business Finds Suitor in Mitsubishi

Furthering its strong corporate story, Welset Plast Extrusion Pvt. Ltd. added another milestone, when on 6thJune, 2018 it signed an agreement to divest its PVC compound business to the globally acclaimed Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), Japan. Divesting this business to MCC is testimony to the value proposition that Welset has built across its businesses for all its stakeholders; something that has been an integral part of the Welset thought process. The distinguished position of Welset medical PVC compound business that was nurtured since 1998, its position of market leadership in…

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Amendment Notification to Plastic Ban

No. Plastic.2018/C.R.No. 24/TC-4. – WHEREAS, under the Maharashtra Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 2006, for regulating the manufacture, usage, sale, storage, transport of the products made from plastic and thermocol etc., the Government of Maharashtra published the Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products(Manufacture, Usage, Sale, transport, handling and Storage), Notification, 2018 on 23rd March 2018, which was amended as per Notification, dated the 11th April, 2018; AND WHEREAS, as per para 8 of the said notification, for implementation of these regulations and help in resolving any difficulty faced by implementing authorities during…

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Global Packaging Automation Market Will Reach USD 58.1 Billion by 2024

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Packaging Automation Market by Product Type (Packaging Robots, Automated Conveyors, and Automated Packagers), by Application (Form, Filling & Sealing (FFS), Capping, Labeling, Wrapping, Palletizing, and Others), and by End-User Industry (Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Logistics & E-commerce, Automotive, Chemicals, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”. According to the report, global packaging automation market was valued at approximately USD 33.0 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 58.1 billion…

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3D Printed Custom Plastic Sunglasses for Style, Safety and Benefits

Regardless of your favourite sunglass style, this fashion statement accessory has some major safety benefits that help protect your eyes, thanks to the versatility of plastics. Keeping them in place Keeping sunglasses firmly affixed to your head can prevent their loss and even potentially dangerous situations, especially when driving or playing sports, when they could become dislodged. (Extreme example: an astronaut wearing sunglasses under a space helmet cannot simply reach in and adjust them.) So they need to effectively grip your head. Lightweight, bendable plastic frames work together with the…

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