Today, there are hundreds of identified ‘species’ of synthetic polymers. Any of these are available in a range of molecular masses, most can be influenced by processing conditions.? Therefore the choice in plastics is almost limitless. Polymer science is the subfield of materials science concerned with polymers, primarily synthetic polymers such as plastics. The field … Continue reading New AIP course: The New World of Plastics Technology – Polymers and recycling
Bookings are now open for the fourth Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) virtual training course the ‘New World of Plastics Technology: Polymers & Recycling’ which will be held on 11 August 2020. This course is open to anyone to attend from anywhere in the world. The course trainer will be Prof Pierre Pienaar MSc, FAIP, … Continue reading The new world of plastics technology
Sustainability has been a big trend in the past few years and many companies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have switched to more eco-friendly alternatives, such as replacing plastic materials and removing single-use packaging. However, since the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), companies may resort to plastic packaging to combat the spread of the pandemic putting … Continue reading Companies shift to plastic packaging to avoid outspread of Covid-19
Plastic is an incredible material. It can be airtight and watertight, moulded to any shape, clear or coloured, shock-resistant, lightweight, and is chemically stable. Unfortunately, these last two features also mean plastic pollution poses a huge environmental problem. In theory, plastic is highly recyclable. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), typically used in drink bottles, can be recycled … Continue reading Bans are effective, but not the endgame in solving the plastic problem
Unilever has announced that by 2025 it will eliminate more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic packaging and collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. The company, owner of brands including Lipton, Ben & Jerry’s and Walls Ice Cream, has announced new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy … Continue reading Unilever announces new commitments for packaging waste
If you are a company that is in the business of manufacturing components for plant and machinery, it pays to do your homework on the type of material you use. Plastic Machining Solutions is based out of South west Sydney, and director Django Rodriguez has been in the business for more than 30 years. He … Continue reading Plastics save on wear and tear
Safety demands faced by food, beverage and agribusiness processors are driving demand for advanced engineering plastics to withstand the demands of cleaning and hygiene systems.
Mars, one of the world’s biggest food companies, has recalled chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries after a piece of plastic was found in a Snickers bar in Germany, according to a Reuters report.
A new family of resins which offer high performance levels for packaging has been launched by the Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business.