Four leading companies scan the horizons to understand what the future has to hold for plastics and the industries that produce, analyse and recycle them

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Six decades of industry insight and research partnerships inform Waters’ green analytical chemistry

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Could lignins provide a sustainable alternative to petroleum in plastics development?


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How comprehensive 2D chromatography helps scientists hit polymer analysis sweet spots 

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Plant-based packaging that can be recycled or home-composted makes design for circularity a realistic goal


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Whether it’s recyclable, compostable or repulpable, Kuraray has all product and packaging needs covered



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Global warming and ocean pollution are among the most publicly discussed topics in society today – and a circular economy relevant to both


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Using chemometric analysis of attenuated total reflection (ATR) spectroscopy helps scientists pinpoint impurities in recycled plastic streams