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Dow Signs Supply Agreement to Transform Plastic Waste into Circular Products

Dow recently announced the company has signed an agreement with Freepoint Eco-Systems Supply & Trading LLC (Freepoint Eco-Systems) for an estimated 65,000 metric tons per year of certified-circular, plastic waste-derived pyrolysis oil to produce new, virgin-grade equivalent plastics in Dow’s U.S. Gulf Coast operations. Together, Dow and Freepoint Eco-Systems are building a recycling system that […]

Strategies for Gaining Packaging Efficiencies in Your Supply Chain

Since packaging is typically 10-40% of the retail price of products, there is no doubt it adds up to a relevant factor in product cost and waste. Packaging encompasses product design, prototypes and trials, materials, production, labor, shipping, and recycling and/or disposal. The most proactive companies pay close attention to opportunities to increase packaging efficiencies […]

Henkel and Kraton Announce Supply Agreement

Henkel and Kraton Corp., producer of biobased products derived from pine wood pulping, recently announced a multi-year supply partnership. In the agreement, Kraton will supply Henkel Adhesive Technologies with high-performance, biobased tackifiers and its patented REvolution™ rosin ester technology. The products will enable carbon emission reductions in a range of Henkel’s adhesive formulations.  “Partnerships with […]

Covestro and Encina Announce Agreement for Supply of Circular Raw Materials

Encina, a U.S.-based producer of ISCC PLUS-certified circular chemicals, reached a long-term supply agreement for chemically recycled, circular feedstock derived from post-consumer end-of-life plastic. Specifically, Encina will supply Covestro with benzene and toluene pending the completion of Encina’s production facility, which is anticipated to come online at the end of 2027.  Building upon previous sustainable […]

Automate, Digitize, and Thrive in the Supply Chain

The world has never experienced a labor shortage quite like the one we are experiencing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth will average .3 over the next decade; however, labor participation will drop from 62.2% to 60.4%. In essence, we have entered a secular labor shortage. Similarly, according to the German Chamber […]

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