Renewable chemistry company Avantium N.V., has signed an offtake agreement with Denmark’s textile specialist Kvadrat A/S. Kvadrat will purchase polymer PEF (polyethylene furanoate) from Avantium’s FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) Flagship Plant, currently under construction in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.
Editor, Sustainable Plastics
Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
A new study analysing the Norwegian plastics system says a major portion of the country’s circularity and net zero emissions goals are achievable by 2040, but that this will require ‘ambitious policies, innovation, capital investment, cross value-chain collaboration, consumer engagement and labour force reskilling’.
Milan-based Saipem, a global provider of integrated basic and detailed onshore engineering, procurement, project management, and construction services and chemical producer Garbo, headquartered in Cerano have announced that they have agreed to collaborate on the industrialisation, further development and commercialisation of Garbo’s proprietary chemical recycling technology, known as ChemPET.
A new collaborative demonstration initiative – one in a series of supply chain projects funded by the Welsh Government and led by WRAP Cymru – has been launched with the aim of showing how plastic materials with no existing end-market can be turned into composites suitable for destined high-performance building applications