POSTS-News- Plastic-Petrochemicals – POSTS 新闻 Plastic Petrochemicals

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-Euro-Area Economy Is on Track for Best Quarter Since 2015 – Euro Area Economy

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-China – Filament Grade Semi Dull PET Chip – PET bottle chip 瓶芯 – Pet chip resin 宠物芯片树脂

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-Toyobo promotes global use of its aluminum catalyst technology through polymerization technology licensing contract with world’s largest PET producer, Indorama Ventures Pcl – Toyobo aluminum catalyst  polymerization PET  Indorama Ventures Pcl

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Polyester Resin Toyobo GS catalyst® (front), antimony-basedcatalyst (right), and titan-based catalyst (back)

-Nanotechnology Prescription For Antimicrobial Protection – Nanotechnology Antimicrobial Protection

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-Amcor to Highlight Breadth of Innovative Packaging Solutions at Pack Expo 2017 – Amcor Packaging Solutions  Pack Expo 2017

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-Braskem : and A. Schulman Enter Into Partnership to Use Green Polyethylene in Rotomolding Processes – Braskem  Schulman  Green Polyethylene  Rotomolding Processes

-Composites UK to launch sustainability sub Group – Composites UK sustainability subgroup

-Smart garment technologies in spotlight at ITMA – Smart garment technologies ITMA

Arburg at the Moldplas 2017: Automated Overmoulding of Inserts – Arburg Moldplas 2017 Overmoulding Inserts

-Repsol Furthers its Commitment to the Film Industry with RESISTEX® – Repsol Film Industry  RESISTEX

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-Oil settles flat as unease builds ahead of OPEC meeting – Oil OPEC meeting

-Resin Prices Rise in Mid-September – Resin Prices MidSeptember

 

POSTS-News- Plastic-Petrochemicals – POSTS 新闻 Plastic Petrochemicals

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-Polyamide will dominate the engineering plastic market for next ten years – Polyamide engineering plastic market

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-E-commerce giant Amazon in talks with Turkish producers for home textile products – Amazon Turkish  home textile products

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-Aquafil Initiates Carpet Recycling in the US – Aquafil Carpet Recycling US

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-LyondellBasell begins production at new PP compounding plant in Dalian, China – LyondellBasell PP compounding plant  Dalian China

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-Prices of MEG in China decreased – Prices MEG  China

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-Crude Oil : WTI BRENT 原油 – Crude oil WTI BRENT 原油

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-China – Filament Grade Semi Dull PET Chip – PET bottle chip 瓶芯 – Pet chip resin 宠物芯片树脂

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-Asia R-PET under pressure from oversupply as China restricts imports – Asia RPET oversupply China

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-Global Bio-based Polyethylene Market 2017- Braskem, SABIC and The Dow Chemical Company – Biobased Polyethylene Braskem SABIC Dow Chemical

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-Biodegradable multilayer films target food packaging – Biodegradable multilayer films packaging

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-Monforts to show denim machinery at ShanghaiTex expo – Monforts denim machinery ShanghaiTex expo

-Ecolab showcases new food safety solutions at Drinktec 2017 – Ecolab food safety solutions Drinktec 2017

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-Chinese firm seeks JVs to upgrade Pak spinning mills – Chinese firm Pak spinning mills

-Reifenhäuser establishes new business unit – Reifenhäuser  business unit

-BASF partners with space agencies to develop global UV radiation mapping tool for plastics – BASF global UV radiation plastics

-Recycled film quality negatively affected by degradable plastics from Southern Europe – Recycled film degradable plastics Southern Europe

-NWE olefins contract prices likely to rise in OctoberLondon (Platts)- NWE olefins  prices

 

POSTS-News- Plastic-Petrochemicals – POSTS 新闻 Plastic Petrochemicals

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-How the 4th Industrial Revolution will impact packaging, part 1  – 4th Industrial Revolution packaging

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-US shale oil reaching 10 million barrels per day is fiction – US shale oil 10 million barrels

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-Has The EIA Been Overestimating Oil Production? – EIA Oil Production

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-Engineering and Evolution in Biotechnology – Engineering  Evolution  Biotechnology

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-Russia’s Lukoil eyes decade of oil output growth – Russia Lukoil oil output growth

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-EIA’s Outlook Implies Upside Risks for Oil Prices – EIA Outlook Oil Prices

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-Contractor releases workers from M&G US PET project –  Mossi Ghisolfi M G  US PET project

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-The law on the prohibition of alcohol in the PET packaging will be amended –  Alcohol PET packaging

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-Crude Oil : WTI BRENT 原油 – Crude oil WTI BRENT 原油

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-China – Filament Grade Semi Dull PET Chip – PET bottle chip 瓶芯 – Pet chip resin 宠物芯片树脂

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-ADDITIVES: Liquid UV Stabilizers for Precise Dosing – ADDITIVES Liquid UV Stabilizers Dosing

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-INVISTA to Deploy Latest-Generation ADN Technology at Joint Venture in France – INVISTA ADN Technology Joint Venture France

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-Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant – Veolia HDPE Dagenham bottle plant

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-Making Industry 4.0 Opportunities a Reality – Sidel Industry 40 Opportunities

-Evian’s Carbon-Neutral New HQ Signals Danone Eco-Transformation – Evian Carbon Neutral  HQ Signals Danone

-LYCRA® Brand and Who What Wear Collaborate on Solving Common Denim Dilemmas – LYCRA Brand Denim

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-Recycling blend textiles ‘without any quality loss’ – Recycling blend textiles

-Veolia urges partnerships to boost packaging recycling – Veolia packaging recycling

-What’s Surging & Slowing in the Global Fiber Sector –  Global Fiber Sector

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PTA – Purified Terephthalic Acid – Price($) in Overseas Market (Taiwan)

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LDPE Polyethylene – PE – CFR Far East – US$/mt

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EUBP demands more recycling for biodegradable plastics – EUBP recycling biodegradable plastics

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EUBP demands more recycling for biodegradable plastics

In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the bioplastics industry in Europe, echoes the call for greater investments in the implementation of separate recycling streams, made by the association of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) earlier this week.
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In a press release, PRE calls for the development of separate recycling streams for biodegradable* plastics to improve waste management efficiency throughout Europe. EUBP supports these efforts to ensure a high quality of recycled plastics. In order to implement a circular economy throughout Europe and to achieve higher recycling rates, stronger investments in the modernisation of the waste management infrastructure, including separate mechanical and organic recycling streams, are needed.

Biodegradable plastics help to reduce contamination of mechanical recycling streams by facilitating separate collection of biowaste and therefore diverting organic waste from other recycling streams. Organic recycling is a well-established industrial process ensuring the circular use for biodegradable plastics while creating a strong secondary raw material market and opportunity for renewable energy generation. Numerous beacon projects throughout Europe demonstrate the positive effects of compostable bags on the efficiency and quality of separate organic waste collection, including in the cities of Milan, Munich, and Paris.

Currently, the share of biodegradable plastics designed for organic recycling sold in the EU is comparatively small. Therefore, the potential of misthrows by the consumer to reach a critical volume that could impact the quality of mechanical recycling streams is an unreasonable assumption at this point in time. This has also been tested and confirmed in a recent study by the University of Wageningen, which analysed biodegradable plastics in mechanical recycling streams and detected levels not higher than 0.3%. When tested within the EU FP7 Open-Bio project, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research found that there were no negative effects on the properties of recycled film products containing starch film and PLA film recyclates. If biodegradable plastic products do, however, enter mechanical recycling streams, they can easily be sorted out. Research by Knoten Weimar, a scientific knowledge-cluster and institute at the Bauhaus-University Weimar focussed on optimising utilities and waste infrastructures, shows that available sorting technologies such as NIR (near infrared) can easily detect biodegradable plastic materials such as PLA (polylactic acid), PBAT (polybutylene adipate terephthalate), and other starch or cellulose based materials.

On the other hand, however, contamination of organic waste streams by misthrows of non-biodegradable plastics is high and constitutes a real problem for composting facilities and negatively affects the quality of compost. This problem can only be tackled by establishing mandatory separate collection of organic waste supported and facilitated by the use of biodegradable plastic bags and packaging and accompanied by consumer education and information on correct ways of organic and mechanic recycling.

EUBP urges all involved stakeholders to consider recycling as both mechanical and organic recycling and to contemplate the corresponding plastic materials in this context. Furthermore, investments into sound waste management infrastructure across Europe as well as comprehensive projects to increase the consumers’ knowledge about correct disposal need to be considered. Only then, recycling can become more efficient, contamination can be limited, and a strong secondary raw material market in a circular economy will flourish.

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Trevira stand at Orgatec 2016 nominated for Famab Award – Trevira Orgatec 2016 Famab Award

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Trevira stand at Orgatec 2016 nominated for Famab Award

Trevira Orgatec 2016 Famab Award

Trevira GmbH, an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded fibres and filament yarns for technical applications, hygiene products, home textiles, automotive interiors, and functional apparel, has announced that the Trevira City fair stand, presented at Orgatec 2016 in Cologne, has been nominated for the Famab Award in the category architecture.

The Trevira City, which was developed by the interior designers at raumkontor and realised by Buchhold and Glindemann GmbH, took up the fair’s theme: “New Visions of Work”. Trevira City, which comprised eight houses made of fabric, showed textile solutions for modern work environments. It offered a new perspective on modern work environments where the borders between working and living become blurred, thereby demanding new approaches to design. In between the houses, an open space was created that stands for the central themes of efficient work processes: communication, creativity, inspiration, networking, and motion.

The fibre manufacturer, who was a first time exhibitor at Orgatec, presented its stand in collaboration with six fabric partners who showcased their products in one of each of the houses: Baumann Dekor, Casalegno Tendaggi, Fidivi, Hohmann, Müller Zell, and Pugi. The various facets of the exhibition display the huge range of possibilities created by the participating manufacturers with their Trevira CS products.

Other fabric suppliers also contributed to the textile furnishings of the fair stand. Création Baumann, JAB Anstoetz, Mattes & Ammann, and Silent Gliss were the sponsors for the textile decorations in the two Trevira houses.

The Famab Award is a highly renowned award for integrated brand experiences. The award is presented to important international projects in temporary and permanent architecture or interpersonal communication. (GK)

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OPEC: An Oil Alliance Struggles Against Its Own Potential – OPEC Oil Alliance Saudi Arabia Russia

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OPEC: An Oil Alliance Struggles Against Its Own Potential

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  • Saudi Arabia and Russia will continue pushing to extend the deal to cut production by major oil producers, but in 2018 they will turn their attention to an exit strategy from the agreement.
  • Libya and Nigeria, which have collectively boosted oil production by almost 1 million barrels per day this year, have worked against the deal, but their production has now plateaued.
  • The aim of the deal is not to boost oil prices but to remove the risk of a collapse.
OPEC’s work to cut oil production may be finally starting to pay off. The oil-exporting organization and its allies have slashed output by about 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd) since the beginning of the year, helping to lift oil prices. And key producers, such as Saudi Arabia and Russia, have already indicated that they may push to extend the production-cut deal beyond its expiration date in March 2018. But the organization’s Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), meeting in Vienna, declined to make a recommendation on the cuts. Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq said that there was no need to decide now that the market was “well on its way toward rebalancing.”

Predictions Not Panning Out

Although oil prices were pushed down earlier this year as Libyan, Nigerian, Brazilian, U.S. and other producers saw their oil production rise, those drops may be nearing an end. Libya’s oil production, which rose from 390,000 bpd in 2016 to 1,003,000 bpd in April 2017, has crested. Technical and political disputes now hamper any further increases, and production slipped to 890,000 bpd in August. In Nigeria, production rose from about 1.511 million bpd in the first three months of this year to 1.861 million bpd in August. But its production is also beginning to stall because of similar difficulties.
The production increase by Nigeria and Libya totaled 960,000 bpd, or roughly 60 percent of the cut that OPEC and non-OPEC members had agreed to. A large majority of this increase took place between April and July, exacerbating market concerns about oversupply, just as the United States was boosting tight oil production, principally in the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring and Spraberry shales of the Permian Basin. Tight oil, also known as shale oil or light tight oil, is the crude contained in shale or tight sandstone formations.
But concerns about oversupply may have been distorted by inaccurate early production estimates. Those estimates — released during June and July — suggested that U.S. tight oil production increased by 450,000 bpd between December 2016 and June 2017, underpinning a total estimated increase in U.S. oil production of 554,000 bpd. However, once reported production levels were released two months later, U.S. production had risen by just 326,000 bpd, and the increase had stalled, with production rising by only 27,000 bpd between February and June. The large increases projected in the short-term energy outlook by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) have not materialized. This week Continental Resources Chairman Harold Hamm criticized the EIA estimates for growth potential, saying that they distorted market perceptions of the underlying reality. Still, oil market watchers are now realizing that U.S. tight oil increases may not show up as quickly as had been projected.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia has continued to reduce its oil exports as it curtails excess inventories. The EIA has also increased its estimates of the growth of global oil demand over the past few months. Global crude inventories continue to decline and could possibly reach five-year-average price levels — the stated goal of Saudi Arabia — next year without an extension. All this news has supported oil price increases in the last month with the benchmark price for Brent light sweet crude rising above $56 per barrel for much of the past week — a nearly 30 percent increase since it bottomed out in late June at slightly under $44 per barrel. Although the JMMC didn’t recommend extending the cuts, even Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq said that there was no need to extend cuts right now as it was quite clear that the market was “well on its way toward rebalancing,” which is a very different message than that heard at the previous meeting of the JMMC in July.

Riyadh, Moscow Hang Tough

Despite this optimism, Saudi Arabia, Russia and others are going to be adamant that an extension be considered for two reasons. First, Saudi Arabia and Russia need to ensure that the oil market continues to rebalance, which will aid their economic stability. Russia is in a fragile position with a localized banking crisis and other economic concerns. President Vladimir Putin’s popularity has waned, and the Kremlin wants to ensure stability ahead of presidential elections in March-April 2018 and shortly after.
In Saudi Arabia, rumors swirl that King Salman’s abdication is imminent and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will soon ascend the throne. Bin Salman has been the architect of the country’s reform efforts, which have struggled in the last few months to meet goals on its Saudi employment programs and on non-oil revenue. The country is even reportedly considering slashing subsidies for gasoline and other energy products later this year. Saudi Arabia’s economic reforms remain in development, and the initial public offering (IPO) of 5 percent of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. — the state oil company — is expected to support a lot of its growth. That IPO, slated for 2018, could be pushed to 2019. In order for it to be successful, the oil market needs to be stable.
Saudi Arabia, Russia and others are aware that their production cuts are not going to increase oil prices much beyond where they are now. While the resiliency of U.S. tight oil production has not been as high as initially thought, at $60 per barrel, production increases outside the Permian Basin will become more likely as those fields become more attractive. From the point of view of Moscow and Riyadh, the intent of the cuts is to reduce oil inventories and to prevent another price downturn or collapse rather than to increase prices more. Neither country can afford a collapse in 2018, so when Riyadh and Moscow borrow European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s “whatever it takes” phrase, they mean it.
Second, Moscow and Riyadh want to ensure that oil market participants do not speculate on the demise of the production-cuts deal. An enormous amount of oil production has been slashed. This means that OPEC and non-OPEC countries will face the key challenges of whether — and how — to exit the deal. If not done in an orderly fashion, the onslaught of supplies would send prices tumbling, resulting in the scenario that all the producers wish to avoid. By keeping the option of extending cuts on the table, Riyadh and Moscow are trying to limit any speculation that the deal is ending soon.

What’s Next?

For major oil producers, the key question in 2018 will be: what’s next? Inventories may be declining, but the concerns of overwhelming the market quickly are likely to force the debate on an exit strategy. This will not be an easy negotiation, because many smaller countries will demand to reduce commitments more quickly. It is likely that Riyadh and Moscow will need to give priority to the exit of other countries over their own because of the scale of the production cuts. Another option, and one that will likely entertain a lot of debate, is whether OPEC — even in harmony with Russia and other non-OPEC producers — will just use the current production levels with the cuts as the basis for re-introducing individual OPEC quotas. Individual quotas have not existed since the global financial crisis when they were scrapped for a bloc-wide quota. Nonetheless, while the market is improving, that recovery is only driving new and important questions for major oil producers. And the debate over the new concerns is likely to pick up before the next OPEC meeting in Vienna on Nov 30.

It’s Circular Economy or Bust According to Euro Trade Shows – Circular Economy Euro Trade Shows

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It’s Circular Economy or Bust According to Euro Trade Shows

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Circular Economy Talk at Texworld Paris.

For the first time, talk of circular economy seems to be superseding conversations about color, style, textiles and trends.

Whether at the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress in Austria, Premiere Vision in Paris or Texworld Paris, all eyes in the industry are on trying to save the world from the wear and tear apparel production has caused.

“In the past 15 years, clothing production has doubled,” said Maite Ardevol of Accio, a trade promotion agency for Spain’s Catalonia region, speaking at a Texworld Paris conference on circular economy Wednesday.

That rapid acceleration of apparel manufacturing has had a lot to do with fast fashion’s quick and constant turns, and the cheap and often disposable nature of the clothing these of-the-moment retailers produce, Ardevol said.

The problem with over-production is that it leads to over-pollution, with garments ending up in landfills or incinerators within a handful of years from purchase. From there, Ardevol said, only 40 percent of the material inputs that go into these apparel products get recycled.

Chiming in with a jarring statistic of her own, the European Commission’s Kristine Dorosko, who works on the Commission’s Ecolabel efforts, said the world is using substantially more resources than it should be.

“We are currently living on 1.6 planets,” Dorosko said, meaning the products we’re producing, the waste they’re yielding and all of the other resources being used and discarded globally all amount to using more than half a planet more than the one we currently have. “We are using 10 times more natural resources than 100 years ago.”

In essence, the world is moving at high speed in a sports car driving straight at a wall, she said.

To do its part to skirt that scenario, the Commission put its Ecolabel scheme in place 25 years ago to provide sustainability guidelines for companies and to help conscious consumers know what to buy.

Leading denim textile manufacturer ISKO is so far the only denim mill in the world that has received the EU Ecolabel, and Dorosko pointed to the Turkish company’s efforts as a best practice case. ISKO has created fabric that better retains its shape, ultimately calling for fewer washes. And with 23 percent of the water consumption in the lifecycle of a jean coming from consumer washing, the savings over time becomes substantial. The company also has filtration plants in its facilities to treat the water and use it for other sources, closing the loop there too.

“By being sustainable, we can also be successful and trendy and we can make fashion after all these improvements,” Dorosko said.

That’s something Enrica Arena also knows to be true.

The young winner of an H&M Foundation Global Change Award has introduced Orange Fiber to the market.

Growing up in Sicily where fresh fruit is abundant and so is the byproduct that comes with it, Arena and co-founder Andriana Santanocito, came up with the idea to make fiber out of orange peels and save Sicily from the 700,000 tons of orange peel byproduct it has to dispose of each year.

After two years of testing, the pair presented the first prototypes of their sustainable, biodegradable fiber, and it garnered quick interest.

Orange Fiber’s first customer? Salvatore Ferragamo.

Ferragamo dedicated a capsule collection to the product, setting it center stage as a new alternative for fashion.

“We’re trying to change the perspective of people and brands and consumers as they decide what to wear, and when they go shopping,” Arena said.

The company is now at work on a new round of funding and trying to do a second campaign with a new client. It’s still early days for Orange Fiber, but the sustainable raw material appears to be a promising option.

“We want to do something that’s alternative or complementary to cellulose from wood,” Arena said. “There’s just not enough cellulose out there to satisfy that demand.”

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Germany’s Visiotex is coming to Lithuania – Germany Visiotex Lithuania

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Germany’s Visiotex is coming to Lithuania

Germany Visiotex Lithuania Germany’s technical textiles company Visiotex, has announced its plans to invest in Lithuania’s second-largest city Kaunas, Verslo Zinios business daily reports.

The investment has not yet been discussed by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce or Invest Lithuania governmental investment promotion agency, however, the company’s CEO Friedrich Roell confirmed the plans of manufacturing technical textiles in Lithuania.

“For now, it is only clear that we plan to open a factory and that it will be in Kaunas. We are preparing for a meeting of the company’s advisory council, which will decide on the size of the investments, therefore, I cannot give any numbers yet,” he said.

According to Verslo Zinios, Swedish-capital company ROL Group, which owns Statga company in Lithuania, intends to build a new factory in Siauliai and invest EUR 11.9 million. The smart factory should have 10 highly-qualified specialists, in addition to 415 people currently employed by Statga.

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OPEC says winning battle to end oil glut – OPEC battle end oil glut

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OPEC says winning battle to end oil glut

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Austrian police officers guard the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria . REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC and other oil producers are clearing a glut that has weighed on crude prices for three years and may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter of 2018, ministers said on Friday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and several other producers have cut production by about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) since the start of 2017, helping lift oil prices by 15 percent in the past three months.

OPEC and its allies have been considering extending the deal beyond the end of March when it is due to expire.

Russia’s energy minister said no decision was expected before January, although other ministers suggested such a decision could be taken before the end of this year.

“I think we can return to this issue not earlier than January next year,” Russia’s Alexander Novak said when asked about a timeline for any decision on extending the pact to curb supplies.

Speaking after Friday’s meeting of oil ministers in Vienna, he also said OPEC and the other producers needed to continue working closely together well into 2018.

“We need not only to keep up the pace but continue our coordinated joint actions in full, but also work out a strategy for the future, to which we will stick starting from April 2018,” he said, adding oil demand was rising at a “high pace”.

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