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Styrenics Circular Solutions

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Leading a new and comprehensive approach to the recycling of styrenics STYRENICS Circular Solutions (SCS) has launched a dedicated website as part of its commitment to leading a new and comprehensive approach to the recycling of styrenics. The SCS website details both the vital role that styrene-based products play in the circular economy and the steps SCS is taking to transform the styrenics industry. The website has been designed to elaborate on specific areas of SCS engagement, as outlined in the PlasticsEurope Voluntary Commitment, including: • Accelerating the use of innovative recycling technologies, namely depolymerisation and dissolution, to convert used styrene-based products

back into virgin material for high-quality applications; Mobilisation of regional waste collection and sorting partners to capture the maximum volume of used styrenebased products and create new market opportunities for styrenic recyclables; Learning from partners across the value chain, such as styrene- and expanded polystyrene manufacturers and leaders from the supply chain, brand owners and trade associations; Dialogue with the value-chain partners and policymakers committed to unlocking styrene’s potential in the circular economy. The website will also provide

Website highlights intrinsic recyclability of styrenics and the technologies and partnerships that enable it

updates on SCS milestones and news about related initiatives and the expanding SCS organisations. Founded in 2017 and hosted by PlasticsEurope, SCS drives the greater involvement of all partners across the styrenics value chain and waste management stream.

Top 10 plastics blogs on the net SOMEONE has had the time to research the best plastics blogs from thousands of top plastics blogs, using search and social metrics. Feedspot produces a comprehensive summary of the day’s most important blog posts and news articles from the best plastics websites on the web and deliver them to your email inbox each morning. To subscribe, simply provide your email address on Here is the Top 10 at the time of writing: 1. PlasticsToday – Community for Plastics Professionals PlasticsToday is part of the leading B2B media and events company, UBM, serving more than 800 000 advanced manufacturing professionals around the world. This gives PlasticsToday the ability to leverage market knowledge and content from the leading media brands and events serving the medical device, advanced design and manufacturing, packaging, pharma and electronics industries. 2. Plastics Technology Blog Plastics Technology covers technical and business information for plastics processors in injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding, plastic 70

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solutions in thermoformed packaging, tooling, and extrusion services.

3. Plastics News Plastics News is a weekly, 46 000-circulation trade newspaper delivering global news to a primarily North American market. Founded by Crain Communications in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry.

7. TriStar Plastics Corp. – Tech Talk Blog This weekly blog covers composite bearing design, plastic engineering and surface modification topics. TriStar Plastics Corp provides engineering, custom fabrication and manufacturing of high-performance plastics and selflubricating bearing materials.

4. European Plastic Product Manufacturer – The Magazine for Europe’s Plastic Processors European Plastic Product Manufacturer (EPPM) magazine is the leading resource for plastic processors across Europe. It profiles new equipment, materials and services for the entire sector. 5. PlastikCity PlastikCity blog shares all the relevant industry news and brings plastic industry buyers and sellers together in an efficient on-line arena. 6. Plastic Ingenuity Blog Plastic Ingenuity provides the best

8. Global Plastic Sheeting Blog GPS blogs about fire testing, fire retardant plastics, methane gas, four types of polyethylene, and more. 9. Productive Plastics Inc Productive Plastics is a contract plastic forming company specialising in heavy gauge plastic thermoforming, pressure forming, vacuum forming, twin sheet forming, and custom plastic thermoforming. 10. Reddit – Plastic Stay up to date with the latest articles on Plastic.

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