Michelin and Pyrowave Join Forces to Industrialize an Innovative Plastic Waste Recycling Technology

November 18, 2020, Montréal–Clermont-Ferrand — The Canadian firm Pyrowave proudly announces a joint development agreement with the Michelin Group. Through the Pyrowave developed technology, it is possible to generate recycled styrene from plastics found in packaging, insulation panels and/or household appliances. This recycled styrene is an important monomer*: it is used in the production of polystyrene and synthetic rubber for tires and a large number of consumer products. 

 

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LyondellBasell Sustainability Report Sets Ambitious Plastic Waste Targets – Pr NewsWire English

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HOUSTON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today released its annual Sustainability Report with the aim of affecting positive change and is focused on three transformational areas including plastic waste, climate change, and thriving societies.

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Recycling plastic- TechniSoil repaves California road with bottles

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Jorge L. Ortiz USA TODAY Plastic bottles by the side of a road are a common sight, an unseemly reminder of how often consumer products are discarded carelessly. Now some of those bottles may become part of the road. A California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that could revolutionize the industry while yielding environmental benefits.

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Trinseo Annual Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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BERWYN, Pa.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report .

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Denka Performance Elastomer Achieves 85% emissions reduction

LAPLACE, LA – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality acknowledged in a letter to Denka Performance Elastomer that its St. John the Baptist Neoprene facility completed the voluntary emissions reduction program it outlined with the state, achieving “an 85 percent reduction of chloroprene emissions.”

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“Green” recyclable rubber gives new life to single-use building materials

Australian scientists have created a new kind of rubber polymer that could make for more sustainable building materials. This versatile new material can be used on its own like regular rubber, or mixed with filler materials to create brand new composites. Then when the useful life of the product is over, the material can be recycled in an almost endless loop. The rubber polymer is made of sulfur and canola oil, and it has a unique chemical structure.

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Global Rubber Processing Chemicals Market 2020: Market Size, Demand by Product, Application and Type of Rubber

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DUBLIN, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Rubber Processing Chemicals – 7th Edition” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This study covers the global market for rubber processing chemicals. Demand is provided in metric tons for 2008, 2013, and 2018, with…

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LyondellBasell Provides Estimated First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Operational Update

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LyondellBasell Provides Estimated First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Operational Update News provided by Apr 15, 2020, 08:55 ET Share this article HOUSTON and LONDON , April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB ), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced estimated first quarter financial results and provided an operational update. First quarter 2020 net income is expected to be in the range of $110 million to $180 million .

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Technology: Bridgestone unveils new polymer rubber/resin polymer

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has unveiled what it describes as the “world’s first” polymer that bonds rubbers and resins on the molecular level. Named Susym, the “next-generation” polymer material is expected to find applications in various fields that exceed the scope of use as a tire material, the Japanese tire & rubber company announced 11 Oc. The product, said Bridgestone, is the next step in the evolution of the company’s “high strength rubber”, unveiled in May 2018.

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Cooper Standard to shut down 10 facilities as part of restructuring effort

NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard intends to implement several restructuring initiatives to its global operations, including the closure of 10 global facilities.

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