Polyolefins dominate global plastics production because of their versatility. With the increased attention on plastic waste from the public, the polyolefins industry is facing many changes, not only from the regulation front, building better waste management practices and infrastructure but also in product design to meet sustainability & circularity demand. The entire value chain needs to adapt to this new normal in working towards a more sustainable, circular future.
Global consumer trends are driving brand owners and the packaging industry to shift towards a more circular model. Recently, LyondellBasell announced one of the most ambitious goals of the industry to produce and market two million metric tons of recycled and renewable-based polymers annually by 2030.
Repsol And Acteco Join Forces For Polyolefins Recycling. www.chemengonline.com, 13/8/2020
With the assistance of SABIC, Unilever will introduce its Magnum ice cream pints range in new tubs and lids made with fully recyclable and recycled polypropylene plastic (rPP). www.packaginginsights.com, 13/8/2020
Borealis launches a new portfolio of circular polyolefin products, produced with renewable feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams. www.bioplastics.com, 21/9/2020
Suez’s PE Recycling plant in Thailand aim to start up in early Dec 2020. The plant is designed to turn scrap plastic into circular polymers. It has an annual capacity to convert 30,000 tonnes of polyethylene film waste into high-quality secondary materials for the plastic processing industry. www.bangkokpost.com, 3/11/2020
CMT’s Webinar on Circular Polyolefins Outlook on 27 January 2021 at 1530 SGT (GMT+8) brings together players in the Polyolefins value chain to share insights on the development and trends moving forward.
• Sanjeev Das, Global Packaging Director - Foods & Refreshment, Unilever
• William Liu, Senior Consultant, Polyolefins, Wood Mackenzie
• Arnold Wang, China Plastics Program Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
• Jaycee Lim, Application Marketing Manager – PCES, Borouge Pte Ltd
• David Bourge, GM, Suez Circular Polymer (Thailand) Co., Ltd
• Norman Chua, Sustainability Director - Asia Region, Chevron Phillips Chemicals Asia
Please contact Grace Oh
Do register anyway to purchase the event recording, available after the live streaming.