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Business News: December 2021

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Chemours to open new HFO plant in Arkansas November 11, 2021 — The Chemours Co. (Wilmington, Del.; www.chemours.com) announced plans to open a new facility located in El Dorado, Ark. The new plant will be dedicated to Chemours’ Opteon1150 hydrofluoroolefin (HFO), chemically referred to as HFO-1336mzzE.   ALPLA starts up HDPE recycling plant in Mexico November 11, 2021 — ALPLA Group (Hard, Austria; www.alpla.com) has opened a new recycling plant for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic in Toluca, Mexico. The facility is currently designed for a capacity of 15,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of recycled HDPE (rHDPE) in pellet form, and the company has announced plans to double the annual regrind production capacity to 30,000 m.t./yr in the second half of 2022. The investment in the new plant was around €20 million.   Honeywell commercializes new recycling technology, will build plant in Spain November 3, 2021 — Honeywell International Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.; www.honeywell.com) has launched a new chemical recycling technology for plastic waste, and will commercialize this technology at a new plant in Spain. Honeywell and engineering firm Sacyr S.A. (Madrid, Spain; www.sacyr.com) will jointly…
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