Tariffs, trade deals, and acquisitions—oh, my! In response to continued uncertainties resulting from ongoing political tensions and changing market dynamics, raw materials and chemicals suppliers are undertaking a number of strategic initiatives.
This year’s topics cover key agency priorities such as critical materials, energy storage, grid integration, water security, cybersecurity, and the circular economy.
January 3, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program recently issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for approximately $40 million in Phase I innovation projects for the 2020 fiscal year.
To build a bridge between the current system and an optimized circular system, The Recycling Partnership is calling for a set of concrete actions based on three distinct issues currently undermining the U.S. recycling industry.
October 24, 2019
The Recycling Partnership recently announced what is reportedly the first-ever roadmap aimed at addressing systemic issues in the U.S. recycling system and catalyzing the transition toward a circular economy for packaging.
Digimarc Barcode is a technique to “tag” plastic substrates or print materials (e.g., shrink sleeve, IML label, or paper label) with an identity that could include attributes such as plastic type, product manufacturer, product SKU, and food or non-food usage.
October 21, 2019
Berry Global Group, Inc. recently announced its participation in the new recycling initiative, HolyGrail 2.0.
One of the main threads through FEICA 2019 was reportedly how innovations in adhesives and sealants can help solve some of the biggest issues facing the world by improving product efficiency and circularity, thus creating a more sustainable society.
September 27, 2019
According to event organizers, 650 participants from 34 countries attended the 2019 FEICA Conference and Expo September 11-13 to discuss the European adhesive and sealant industry’s sustainable supply chain management, market drivers and trends, innovative solutions, and technological advancements.
Joining the CE100 is part of 3M’s strategic focus on science for circular, with the ambition to design solutions that do more with less material and advance a global circular economy.
June 21, 2019
3M recently announced that it has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100), which brings together businesses, innovators, cities, governments, and universities committed to collaborating on the transition to a circular economic model.