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A future for plastics and rubber: ADFlex and the meeting in Bergamo

Talking about a Green change in the plastic and rubber sector is difficult but sacrosanct. Thanks to new recovery technologies and continuous training – in respect of the workers and entrepreneurs of the sector – the future is always brighter (indeed, greener).These reflections were at the center of the meeting which took place last July […]

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810 thousand tons PVC recycled: it’s VinylPlus, baby

VinylPlus – the ten-year voluntary commitment to develop more environmentally responsible methods to produce, use and recycle PVC to which ADFlex is also a member – has announced that it has recycled 810,000 tons of PVC in Europe, equal to almost 27% of the waste generated. A great success for the first year of the […]

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Plastic, PVC and the increase in energy costs

The price of raw materials and energy has risen sharply since January 2022, affecting businesses and the market in general. According to ARERA, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment, in the first quarter of 2022 the price of natural gas increased by approximately 94% compared to the same period in 2021 and […]

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Recycling of PVC and pipes, how are we doing?

Good news for the environment (and for our country, which is good).In the year of Italian victories in any event, from sports to music, we also won a podium in recycling. In fact, Italy is a bronze medalist at European level in the recovery and recycling program of PVC products Recovinyl, a third place ahead […]

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REACH and plastics

How does chemicals regulation affects us all REACH is an acronym for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals and applies indistinctly to all chemicals. This is a regulation that affects us closely because chemical materials are everywhere and are present in many commonly used products, including PVC pipes and plastic materials. What is the […]

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PVC, nice to meet you!

What is one of the most popular plastics in the world and how is it produced If the pvc had a passport, in the section dedicated to the proper name it would have written: Polyvinyl chloride, or Polymer of Vinyl Chloride. It is one of the most produced, used and marketed plastics in the world: […]