Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 21-10-2019

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-European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as carcinogens

Titanium dioxide may be on the list of substances that cause cancer in humans, reports Lkmportal with reference to the European Commission’s decree of October 4.

So, on September 18, expert hearings were held. At the event, half of the representatives of EU member states supported the EU project on the attribution of titanium dioxide to carcinogens, and the rest spoke out against.

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-Düsseldorf (Germany), 16-23 October 2019

RadiciGroup at K 2019 with a new high temperature application product: Radilon® NeXTreme

The Group showcases its expanded range of innovative materials focused on performance, safety and sustainability Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

During K 2019, at Hall 6 Stand B10, the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area is introducing its newest offering Radilon® NeXTreme, together with other recent solutions that have been developed in response to the increasingly demanding requests from global markets. Radilon® NeXTreme is a polyamide material capable of withstanding long-term exposure to high temperatures. “Radilon® NeXTreme was initially developed for automotive applications, for which it is well suited as it features exceptional heat ageing resistance in air at 230°C,” said Erico Spini, global marketing manager of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. “After that, we developed a grade on the same polymer base for extrusion of technical filaments for industrial applications under very severe use conditions.”

Two grades of Radilon® NeXTreme are offered for the automotive sector: 35% glass-fibre reinforced (RV350HHR 3800 BK) and 50% glass-fibre filled (RV500HHR 3800 BK). Typical applications for these materials are air suction system components requiring considerable heat resistance.

“Our third grade, Radilon® NeXTreme HSW 100 NT, for the extrusion of technical monofilament,” Mr. Spini added, “has already been successfully tested both in the extrusion process and in specific applications where high heat resistance is required (professional brushes for industrial use, brushes for metal cleaning as a replacement for natural tampico fibre and professional brushes for hairdressers).”

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-Directa Plus working on electrical wires from graphene

UK-based Directa Plus, one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets worldwide, is now developing a technology to transfer an electrical signal exploiting the electrical conductivity properties of graphene, according to its chief executive officer and founder Giulio Cesareo.

Graphene is a form of carbon consisting of planar sheets which are one atom thick, with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-shaped lattice.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

This would open a lot of opportunities in the smart textile domain as being lighter, safer and easier to maintain, graphene is more convenient for metallic wires, he told TechnicalTextile.Net in an interview.

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-Alternative fibers making gains

Celeste Lilore will address Material Changes Conference

Textile Exchange maintains a trove of information about fibers and materials with improved social and environmental impacts.

At next month’s Material Changes conference, Celeste Lilore, director of industry engagement for the organization, will present an overview from the just-concluded Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Vancouver and a look at the growing availability of preferred fibers.

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-Exactly Why Are Waste Tyre Recycling Plants Necessary?

Waste Tyre Recycling Plant

Waste tyre recycling, also referred to as rubber recycling, is actually a process that involves recycling old and waste tyres. These tyres are recycled simply because they can no longer be safely used on vehicles on account of extreme damage or damage that should not be repaired. For that reason, waste tyre recycling plant has grown to be increasingly popular to manage this excess waste. Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

Waste tyres present an intriguing challenge due to dimensions of the amount that may be produced. Also, they are challenging because the components that make up the tyres could become an ecological problem.

-Ethylene Prices Down Adjust In Parts Of Asia On Thursday

On Thursday, ethylene prices declined in some parts of Asia.

CFR North East Asia ethylene prices, were assessed down at the USD 730/mt levels, a day on day drop of USD 10/mt.

The price fall, was mainly on account of plentiful product availability and weaker buying sentiments in key markets like China. Bearish downstream PE demand trends, further supported the price drop.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

CFR South East Asia prices, were assessed steady at the USD 780/mt levels.

Ethylene Prices Down Adjust In Parts Of Asia On Thursday

-Are U.S. Sanctions Killing Crude?

The biggest market disappointment this week is yet another false start for Saudi Aramco, and we’re not sure how many more the market will tolerate.

Yesterday morning, Riyadh was all set to go ahead with the IPO.

By the end of the day, the plug was pulled once again, with delays set to run into weeks and months as Aramco belatedly decided to further examine vulnerabilities in the wake of the September 14 attack on its facilities.

This will be a further negative mark on MBS’ reputation.

The delay will drag on until Aramco releases its Q3 results, which it’s hoping will give a favorable bump to its valuation.

Are U.S. Sanctions Killing Crude?

-Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asia

Clariant is partnering with Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics which ensures return to nature without creating microplastic.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

Specialty chemical maker Clariant is partnering with Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics, to bring Polymateria’s new Biotransformation technology to market in South East Asia.

The announcement was made at the K 2019 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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-Sumitomo Demag: ‘So far, so good’ in challenges of 2019

Sales this year at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH should be 286 million euros, about 9 percent down from 295 million euros in 2018, CEO Gerd Liebig said at the company’s Oct. 17 news conference.

Liebig said that decline is not that bad, given economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, new European regulations for stricter automotive emissions and mandating tethered caps on bottles, and trade wars and tariffs.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

One reason: Sumitomo Demag had a big backlog going into 2019.

Sumitomo Demag: ‘So far, so good' in challenges of 2019

-Denmark-based enzyme producer Novozymes working on eco-friendly detergents

At a time when the government is cracking the whip on single-use plastic and encouraging multinational corporations (MNCs) to adopt environment-friendly packaging, Denmark-based enzyme producer Novozymes is working towards developing enzymes which are biodegradable.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

These enzymes will help reduce the use of chemicals in detergents.

The firm’s R&D centre in Bengaluru is targeting to come out with more environment-friendly detergent-enzyme prototypes to provide laundry solutions that would replace chemicals by 2022.

Denmark-based enzyme producer Novozymes working on eco-friendly detergents

-Plastic recycling gets a boost

The drive for plastic recycling got a boost as the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and stakeholders in the food industry move to adopt a national policy for the life cycle of pet bottles.

The regulatory agency and the food industry are collaborating to develop a standard for recycled plastic pet bottles to stop the menace of littering the environment with used plastics. The Director-General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, made this known at a Technical Committee Meeting on polymer and related products recently in Lagos.

Aboloma said the move was coming on the heels of a recent coordination by the Federal Ministry of Environment to develop a national policy for the life cycle of plastics in the country.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

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-Engineering Plastics Market’s Opportunities and Challenges

Engineering Plastics Market by Type (Polycarbonate, Polyamide, ABS, PET & PBT, POM, Fluoropolymers), End-Use Industry (Automotive & Transport, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial & Machinery, Packaging, Consumer Appliances)

Theengineering plastics marketsize was USD 75.39 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 115.10 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2018 to 2023.

Engineering Plastics Market's Opportunities and Challenges

-Garment, textile industry keeps pace with Industry 4.0

A recent survey by the research group of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group and institutes at more than 300 garment enterprises across the country showed that most of them have been keeping up fairly well with the 4th industrial revolution in stages, including reducing labor, supporting in executive decision making, increasing productivity and quality and cutting time and production costs.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

By applying modern technology, Vietnamese garment and textile companies have improved their productivities and meet the demand of choosy markets.

Garment, textile industry keeps pace with Industry 4.0

-SABIC demonstrates leadership in sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is showcasing its range of advanced packaging material and technology solutions at K 2019 to help manufacturers create sustainable packaging options for increased performance and reduced waste.

Under the theme ‘Making a World of Difference Together’, SABIC is unveiling its new TRUCIRCLE™ initiative and services for circular solutions at their booth #D42, hall 6.

According to the Save Food report by the Food Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, an estimated one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted – equivalent to over a billion tons of food every year.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

SABIC demonstrates leadership in sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

-Oil Prices Fall as China Reveals Lowest GDP in nearly Three Decades

Oil costs dropped on Friday after China, the world’s biggest oil importer, recorded its weakest quarter of economic progress in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the U.S.

Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures plunged by 34 cents, 0.6%, to $59.57 a barrel by 0350 GMT.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures had been down by 12 cents, i.e., 0.2%, to $53.81 per barrel.

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-EU27 ponder how to deal with UK request for Brexit delay

EU ambassadors met Sunday after Boris Johnson sent a letter asking for a short extension.

EU27 leaders are considering Boris Johnson’s Brexit delay request and how to turn it to their own maximum advantage — though some are wondering if there’s any advantage left to gain.

After the British parliament withheld approval on the new Brexit deal clinched Thursday with the EU, forcing the prime minister to ask for a short extension, Johnson on Saturday night complied and sent Brussels a request to delay the October 31 deadline until January 31, 2020.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

EU27 ponder how to deal with UK request for Brexit delay

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Petrochemical Nylon Resin Sustainability 19-10-2019

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-K 2019: Mechanical, chems recycling key to achieve circularity – Borealis CEO

Mechanical recycling has benefits over chemical recycling, but both will be required for a successful circular plastics economy, according to the CEO of Austria’s polyolefins and fertilizers major Borealis.

Ecoplast’s expanded R-LDPE plant in Austria. Source: Ecoplast

Alfred Stern said lower processing temperature, less complexity and more developed infrastructure make mechanical recycling the first choice for Borealis, though limits on its use mean that chemical recycling will be required to further boost recycling rates.

Speaking on the sidelines of the K-Fair in Germany, Stern said that Borealis has chosen to focus initially on mechanical recycling because the technology is already available and has a lot of development potential to further increase quality and yields.

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-For More Efficient Processes: KHS Develops a Digital Control System for PET Bottle Production

Unit Mold Control available for the KHS InnoPET Blomax series

Automatic control and adaptation of individual stretch blow mold stations

Improved bottle quality and stability with a high recyclate content

Hamburg – Even on the most advanced machine there can be discrepancies in the distribution of PET bottle material in the stretch blow molding process. This has an impact on the bottle quality and production efficiency. In order to optimize these parameters KHS recently developed Unit Mold Control in cooperation with US company Agr International inc. (Agr).

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-What will water bottles be made of in future?

While plastic, which is polluting the seas, may take 1,000 years to decompose, the production of aluminium creates far more carbon dioxide, so cans are problematic, too, says Eric Onstad

GLOBAL bottled water giants are ramping up trials of easily recyclable aluminium cans to replace plastic, which pollutes the world’s seas. But though aluminium cans might indeed mean less ocean waste, they come with their own eco-price: The production of each can pumps about twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as each plastic bottle.

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-PureCycle CEO sees future with 25 plants located around the world

Breakthrough technology being developed to return difficult-to-recycle polypropylene to near-virgin quality now is showing promise for at least one other key resin.

PureCycle Technologies Inc. is developing a commercial-scale PP recycling facility in Ironton, Ohio.

The plant initially is targeting colored and dirty PP. But CEO Mike Otworth said the technology could also handle polyethylene.

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-New bottle-to-bottle technology by Erema

According to Erema, the new Vacunite technology offers efficient decontamination, best colour values, top IV stability and low energy consumption.

This is made possible by the combination of Vacurema technology and vacuum-assisted Solid State Polycondensation (SSP) to create a process in which all thermal process steps are performed in a nitrogen and/or vacuum atmosphere.

The Vacunite process is based on the combination of Vacurema technology – which has been proven over the past 20 years and has been further developed for this application – together with newly patented vacuum-assisted Solid State Polycondensation (SSP), which Polymetrix developed for Erema for this application.

New bottle-to-bottle technology by Erema

-Reifenhäuser Modernizes Technology Center

Center houses seven high-tech lines for the development of blown film, cast film, polishing sheet and nonwoven products

Reifenhäuser has completed construction work and installation work to fully modernize the largest research and development center for plastics extrusion technology. Inhouse and customer applications are further developed under real production conditions using the latest plastics extrusion technology and extensive know-how.

The center houses seven high-tech lines at the latest state of the art for the development of blown film, cast film, polishing sheet and nonwoven products. The new conference rooms directly adjacent provide a pleasant atmosphere for visitors and customers to view the test lines at close quarters.

Reifenhäuser Modernizes Technology Center

-Borealis and Borouge offer monomaterials solutions for packaging

Borealis and Borouge have developed a series of new, monomaterial pouch solutions based on polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

Designed specifically for recycling, and in collaboration with value-chain partners, these new pouch solutions are described as being suitable for the most demanding consumer packaging applications. In line with the EverMinds™ approach to Thinking Circular, these solutions further expand the range of more sustainable options available to the flexible packaging industry.

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Petrochemical Nylon Resin Polyester 18-10-2019

Petrochemical Nylon Resin Polyester 18-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to be weak.

Crude oil price is inches up.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 800/845 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,650/6,750 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,250/6,350 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,350/6,450 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 625/635 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,900/5,050 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,600/4,700 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/780 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,200/7,300  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,850/8,950  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,150/7,250 yuan/ton

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-Husky makes sustainable packaging a priority

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has tapped into a variety of markets for the plastics processing industry, but the Canadian injection molding equipment maker’s product portfolio for the food and beverage packaging sector is the major focus at K this year.

“Today, the competition is very strong, very fierce,” Henry Zhang, Husky’s director of marketing and market intelligence, said Oct. 17 during a media booth tour.

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-Is rPET economically viable?

According to research by S&P Global Platts, there is a growing disconnect between pricing in the recycled PET flake market and the virgin PET market. “Flake prices have traditionally held a wide and fairly steady discount to the virgin market, making using flakes economically viable,” the report explained. “However, 2019 saw virgin resin prices sink, at first to parity with flake prices, and then below.”

S&P Global Platts Analytics has forecast that the European rPET price will continue to hold at or above the virgin PET price next year. It warned that, if the PET to rPET spread averages close to the Q3 2019 level of $(72) per metric tonne in 2020, this will increase the cost of rPET content by $250 million relative to 2018.

Is rPET economically viable?

-Economy of Plastics at K 2019

New TECHBLAK™ 85 black masterbatch series helps meet the evolving sustainability needs of the plastics industry

Cabot Corporation today announced the launch of a new black masterbatch series made from postindustrial carbon black and recycled polymers. The new formulations are designed to help plastics producers meet sustainability targets across a wide variety of industries, while maintaining optimal performance.

As plastics manufacturers seek more sustainable solutions to comply with global environmental and labeling standards, these formulations are specifically designed to help the industry lower its carbon footprint and increase the amount of recycled and secondary content in end products.

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-In this “biorecycling” factory, enzymes perfectly break down plastic so it can be used again

The process lets any plastic—say a polyester shirt—be recycled into any other plastic (like a clear water bottle). It could fundamentally change the market for recycling.

Inside a bioreactor in the laboratory of the France-based startup Carbios, pulverized PET plastic waste—the kind of plastic found in drink bottles and polyester clothing—is mixed with water and enzymes, heated up, and churned. In a matter of hours, the enzymes decompose the plastic into the material’s basic building blocks, called monomers, which can then be separated, purified, and used to make new plastic that’s identical to virgin material. Later this year, the company will begin construction on its first demonstration recycling plant.

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-KHS develops PET containers

KHS has developed wide-neck PET containers for the hot filling of food. According to the German filling and packaging systems supplier, the containers are both light in weight and feature “good recycling properties”, reducing the packaging’s carbon footprint.

“Saving carbon dioxide is an important issue for food companies, both regarding the design of the packaging and the way their supply chains are organised,” said Sebastian Wenderdel, non-beverage global product account manager at KHS Corpoplast.

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-Milliken introduces Millad® NX® 8000 ECO in Europe at K 2019

Milliken & Company has announced the European launch, at K 2019, what it describes as one of its most sustainable products yet—Millad® NX® 8000 ECO.

The latest addition to the Millad NX 8000 product range, the ECO clarifying additive not only produces the fully transparent material known as NX UltraClear™ PP, which yields durable end products with superb, glass-like clarity, but addresses the growing trend for greater sustainability among brand owners, converters and consumers.

Designed to offer the same advantages as Millad NX 8000, Millad NX 8000 ECO offers faster production rates, average energy savings of 10% for the production of clarified polypropylene (PP) parts certified by the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) label, tunable clarity to meet specific market needs and the low risk of defects such as white specs, streaks and voids.

Milliken introduces Millad® NX® 8000 ECO in Europe at K 2019

Big businesses avoid eco- friendly packaging due to cost

The individuals behind the UK’s first completely compostable crisp packets say consumers should push huge corporations for more eco-friendly packaging.

Their crisp packets are created from cellulose film derived from eucalyptus.

The break down starts within 25 weeks in a home compost bin. As per the reports, two farmers can make around 7000 packets a day and supply local pubs and farm shops, but all bag costs around 10p more to make as compared to a standard crisp packet, meaning it can be hard to convince shops to stock them.

Mr. Mason (Dealer of eco-friendly packaging) stated that they try to absorb some of the deficit but still get turned down by many retailers they approach. “I think it is entirely down to price,” he says.

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-Space technology a new frontier in Turkey-Italy partnership

As political allies and economic partners, Turkey and Italy have worked together over the years in areas ranging from automotive, banking and defense to agribusiness and textiles; now space will join that list.

Space is an area both Turkey and Italy are paying more and more attention to, trying to get involved in the 21st century’s global space race.

So far, the two countries’ partnership has been mostly built on other areas, but now there is an opportunity for them to strengthen the longstanding mutual connections in space technology.

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-Ireland’s DUP says it can not support PM Johnson’s Brexit deal

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit agreement with the European Union because the deal was not in the British province’s interests.

“These proposals are not, in our view, beneficial to the economic wellbeing of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the union,” the party said, warning a parliamentary vote on Saturday was just the first stage in approving the deal

Ireland's DUP says it can not support PM Johnson's Brexit deal

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EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as carcinogens

EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

MOSCOW – Titanium dioxide may be on the list of substances that cause cancer in humans, reports Lkmportal with reference to the European Commission’s decree of October 4.

So, on September 18, expert hearings were held. At the event, half of the representatives of EU member states supported the EU project on the attribution of titanium dioxide to carcinogens, and the rest spoke out against. EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

However, the European Commission, despite objections, decided to classify raw materials as a substance that (literally) “can cause cancer in humans.”

If the European Parliament or the Council does not submit any objections within the next two months, the document will enter into force in the summer of 2021. The new requirement concerns titanium dioxide products in the form of a powder containing 1% or more of a substance with a particle size of 10 μm or less.

Suppliers and manufacturers will be required to inform consumers about the dangers of the product as a carcinogen. Liquid products, the content of titanium dioxide (paint and varnish materials, for example), will have to have a warning on the danger of spraying on the packaging. EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

The decision of the EU has been criticized by manufacturers of paint and varnish and printing inks. In particular, Martin Engelmann, representative of the German Paint and Printing Association, said that there were serious doubts about the legality of such changes. The Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association noted that it regrets the decision and plans to further evaluate it.

The American Chemistry Council’s Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council said the decision was not justified. Representatives of the Association are considering all options to challenge it.

As previously reported, the food supplement E171 (titanium dioxide) is recognized in France as hazardous to health. The sale of products containing E171 will be banned from January 1, 2020. France is the first country in which the use of titanium dioxide in the food industry will be officially banned. EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

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Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam Prices

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam Prices

PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM14/10/201921/10/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,800 yuan/ton6,550 yuan/ton-250
Bottle grade PET chips export market855 $/ton840 $/ton-15
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

6,525 yuan/ton6,200 yuan/ton-325
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,625 yuan/ton6,300 yuan/ton-325
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,130 yuan/ton4,865 yuan/ton-265
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
645 $/ton 625 $/ton-20
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,855 yuan/ton4,570 yuan/ton-285
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market566 $/ton535 $/ton-31
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market813  $/ton788  $/ton-25
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market793 $/ton768 $/ton-25
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

737 $/ton715 $/ton-22
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,430 yuan/ton7,200 yuan/ton
-230
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,150 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton-350
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,100 yuan/ton8,850 yuan/ton-250
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,300 yuan/ton8,000 yuan/ton-300
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam
7,550 yuan/ton7,350 yuan/ton-200
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,300 yuan/ton7,110 yuan/ton-190
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,350 yuan/ton12,000 yuan/ton
-350
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,370 $/ton-80
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,100 yuan/ton13,000 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,200 yuan/ton13,100 yuan/ton-100
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,500 yuan/ton22,500 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

15,500 yuan/ton15,450 yuan/ton-50
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,000 yuan/ton17,900 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,600 yuan/ton16,500 yuan/ton-100
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,250 yuan/ton8,150 yuan/ton-100
Benzene domestic market5,570 yuan/ton5,700 yuan/ton+130
Benzene overseas  market668 $/ton649 $/ton -19
Ethylene South East market790 $/ton770 $/ton-20
Ethylene NWE  market945 $/ton938 $/ton-7
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market11,500 yuan/ton11,100 yuan/ton-400
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,500 $/ton-150
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,800 yuan/ton10,800 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market8,500 yuan/ton8,250 yuan/ton-250
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

541 $/ton514 $/ton
-27
Phenol domestic market 8,550 yuan/ton7,793 yuan/ton-757
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,110 $/ton 1,094 $/ton-16
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,250 $/ton 1,232$/ton-18
LDPE CFR Far East 912 $/ton912 $/ton
LLDPE CFR Far East862 $/ton867 $/ton+5
LDPE   FOB Middle East898 $/ton900 $/ton+2
LLDPE FOB Middle East848 $/ton855 $/ton+7
HDPE CFR Far East898 $/ton870 $/ton-28
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 958 €/ton973 €/ton+15
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton953 €/ton+10
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East1020 $/ton995 $/ton-25
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,051 €/ton1,041 €/ton-10

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

Russia production biodegradable composites

 

In Russia, they organize the production of biodegradable composites from recycled materials

Russia production biodegradable composites

MOSCOW – The Alternative Plastic Plant, together with Bashkir State University, has begun the production of plastic products from recycled polymeric materials, reports Kremlin .

Polypropylene is poorly resistant to low temperatures and is not able to decompose in vivo. The new material will be created with the addition of modified additives of the second polymer, natural components of plant origin and strength modifiers. The project is implemented with state support in the framework of Decree No. 218 and can significantly reduce the costs of non-renewable petrochemical raw materials in Russia.

In the near future it is planned to organize a high-tech production for the production of environmentally friendly material, which is based on more than 250 different machines and machines for polymer processing. By 2020, it is planned to produce products in the amount of more than 7 thousand units.

The project is being implemented as part of Decree No. 218, aimed at the development of scientific and industrial cooperation in Russia. The enterprise highly appreciates the potential of the project. So among potential consumers of products more than 2 thousand large wholesale bases of federal and regional significance.

Earlier it was reported that the Tver Secondary Polymers Plant (TZVP is part of the EcoTechnology group of companies) has launched the launch of a new brand of secondary recycled polyethylene EcoPlenTM. The EcoPlenTM production technology uses the double degassing stage, which makes it an analogue of the more expensive primary imported polymer.

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Petrochemical ACN Resin Polyester 17-10-2019

Petrochemical ACN Resin Polyester

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to be very weak.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 800/845 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,600/6,750 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,300/6,400 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,400/6,500 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 635/645 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,000/5,100 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,600/4,700 yuan/tonPX Korea 765/775 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,100/7,200  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,850/8,950  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,200/7,300 yuan/ton

Petrochemical ACN Resin Polyester

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Asia benzene remains under pressure as demand wanes

Asia’s benzene market remained under downward pressure this week, with sentiment still dampened by elevated trade tensions in the absence of a concrete outcome from the recently concluded US-China trade talks.

With the market entering the traditionally slower fourth quarter, buying interest among end-users has slowed down.

While a small-scale trade deal has been suggested and appeared close to completion, the market has been left hanging on details.

Spot benzene prices on a free-on-board (FOB) Korea basis dipped below $660/tonne this week, after hitting $751/tonne around mid-September, ICIS data showed.

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-Prada in Slovenia with the fifth episode of What We Carry
The series of films produced by National Geographic on high quality recycling
PRADA RE NYLON UNVEILS the fifth episode of What We Carry, the series dedicated to the new initiative of the brand that has traveled the globe to discover the methods of tissue regeneration.
The plastic waste in the ocean, the fishing nets, the textile residues and the old carpets, are used to produce, from Aquafil, ECONYL®, the infinitely recyclable nylon thread, which Prada has chosen to create the Prada Re- collection Nylon as the basis of a new approach to sustainable development.
The target? Reconvert all Prada nylon in regenerated nylon by 2021, a commitment that aims to transform the production processes within the Group in a fundamental way. The brand has worked closely with National Geographic experts to tell the complex stories of the countries and communities involved in the Re-Nylon project and to highlight the impact of the initiative on the environment. The result is a series of episodes dedicated to exploring the sources of origin.

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-Clariant additives enable recyclability of plastic waste without sacrificing material’s valuable properties

Complementing its “fit for reuse” solutions that Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) announced on Aug. 21, when it demonstrated how its additives are recyclable, Clariant now showcases the next level of the technology at K 2019 (stand J 11, hall 8A).

The company is shining the spotlight on how its additives can make it easier to recycle post-production and post-consumer plastic waste while retaining the material’s performance properties.

Clariant additives enable recyclability of plastic waste without sacrificing material’s valuable properties

-Carlyle acquires 37% of Spain’s Cepsa, appoints CEO

US private equity fund The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of 37% of Cepsa, appointing Phillippe Boisseau as CEO of the Spanish energy and petrochemicals major.

The transaction was announced in April. Cepsa was previously 100%-owned by Abu Dhabi’s investment fund Mubadala.

While financial details were not disclosed, at the time of the announcement energy analysts had valued Cepsa at around $12bn.

Boisseau, whose appointment is effective immediately, succeeds Pedro Miro, who plans to retire.

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-Windmöller & Hölscher presents new machine technologies and packaging solutions at K 2019

Windmöller & Hölscher, specialist for machinery in the flexible packaging market, will be presenting new developments in three areas at K 2019: Efficient production, sustainable packaging and PACKAGING 4.0. The highlight for trade fair visitors is the VAREX II blown film line in operation at the booth.

The daily machine show in Du¨sseldorf will feature live demonstrations of the new TURBOSTART assistance system, which enables time savings of up to 50% when stopping and starting the line. The CONVERTEX bottomer for PP woven bags can also be seen in operation at the trade fair booth. On four exhibition days, W&H will be offering a shuttle service to the headquarters in Lengerich, where another 13 lines including extrusion, printing and converting machinery will be presented.

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-Novamont and Saes Group Announce a Technological Partnership for Highly Innovative Solutions

Two prominent Italian research and technology companies, both with extensive patent portfolios and recognised as leaders in biochemicals and functional materials, have joined forces to develop solutions to meet the growing demand for materials with lower environmental impact and very high functional performance.

Novamont and Saes Group Announce a Technological Partnership for Highly Innovative Solutions

-PURE LOOP presents a new shredder-extruder combination for high throughputs

The shredder-extruder recycling technology provider PURE LOOP has added new system types to its ISEC evo series and now offers higher output alternatives in the medium to high throughput range. At K 2019 a smaller version of the innovative material all-rounder will be demonstrated live in action every day at the PURE LOOP stand in hall9, stand B17.

Up to 1,500 kilograms of the highest quality recycled pellets per hour. The ISEC evo 702 shredder-extruder combination is described as opening up a new dimension in the efficient processing of production waste.

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-Covestro pushing boundaries with future mobility concept, sustainability goals

From auto interiors to recycled-content polycarbonates, blockchain technology for plastics and connected homes, Covestro AG is offering the full package for a variety of industries at K 2019.

Depicting on this year’s motto #pushingboundaries, the company’s key exhibit is centered around future mobility, delivering a car that fits seamlessly with a futuristic connected, automated and digitalized lifestyle.

Covestro pushing boundaries with future mobility concept, sustainability goals

-SABIC flagship certified circular polymers and new renewable polycarbonate take centre stage at K 2019

SABIC is showcasing its pioneering range of sustainable solutions, designed to address some of the planet’s urgent sustainability and societal challenges at K 2019.

Under the theme of ‘Making a World of Difference Together’, SABIC is presenting, in partnership with its customers, six dynamic installations which bring to life how its solutions can deliver a more sustainable future and circular economy.

SABIC flagship certified circular polymers and new renewable polycarbonate take centre stage at K 2019

-Eurozone, German economic sentiment continues to slip, chems post modest growth

Economic sentiment in Germany and the eurozone slipped in October, according to economic research group Zew on Tuesday.

Zew said its indicator of economic sentiment for Germany fell 0.3 points compared with the previous month, to give a reading of minus 22.8 points, which is well below the long-term average of 21.4 points.

Although this was only a slight decrease on the September figure, the October assessment of current economic conditions fell to minus 25.3 points, a drop of 5.4 points from the previous month.

Eurozone, German economic sentiment continues to slip, chems post modest growth

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Petrochemical PEF Resin Polyester 16-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to slide downward.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile continues to decrease.

PET Bottle grade export 800/850 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,650/6,750 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,350/6,450 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,450/6,550 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 640/650 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,050/5,150 yuan/tonMEG  555/565 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/780 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,250/7,400  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,950/9,050  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,200/7,300 yuan/ton

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

-What does the future of plastic look like?

Plastic waste is a growing problem around the world, despite efforts to recycle or reduce plastic use.

In order to really transform the recycling process, more attention needs to be paid to the composition of plastic, according to a new research article from Lund University in Sweden.

The paper presents strategies on how to improve recyclability through the smarter design of polymers—and how biobased polymers could shift to carbon neutral alternatives.

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-Arkema Partners with Agiplast to Recycle Polymers

French chemicals and advanced materials producer Arkema is teaming up with engineering plastics compounder Agiplast to produce and regenerate engineering plastic compounds from high performance polyamides and PVDF fluropolymers, a compay press release announced Tuesday.

“Arkema is in the perfect position to play the role of matchmaker in the latest step of our sustainability journey. We are able to pair companies (on a case-by-case basis) who are looking for a second life for their scraps or end-of-life products with companies who want to source recycled specialty polymer,” Erwoan Perzon, global group president of Technical Polymers business line at Arkema, said in a statement. “Ariplast is an ideal partner for us due to their extensive history in regenerating high added value materials for specialty markets.”

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-Dow, BOBST, Hosokawa Alpine and ELBA to jointly present recyclable barrier packaging at K 2019

Thanks to the joint development with machine manufacturer BOBST, extrusion converter Hosokawa Alpine and packaging producer ELBA, Dow will present a selection of polyethylene-based(PE) pouches that the company says allow for the production of medium-to-high barrier packaging with machine direction oriented (MDO) films designed for recyclability.

Prototypes will be on display at K 2019 at the stands of the companies: Dow (stand K48, hall 8a), BOBST (stand A39, Hall 4), Hosokawa Alpine (stand D06, Hall 16) and ELBA (stand D36, Hall 3).

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-Technology takes over tight oil

As the shale business matures, its wildcatter mentality is being replaced by artificial intelligence

A WTI crude price rangebound in the $50-$60/bl band means profitability is under pressure across the US shale business, which faces far higher ongoing opex than operators of conventional resources. WTI at $100/bl can support a fragmented market of hundreds of participants but lower prices require savings to be squeezed from economies of scale and the innovative application of new technology.

Disappointing returns have largely locked small players out of capital markets and the recent trend is solidly towards consolidation, with the majors becoming increasingly interested in taking stakes when they are available at the right price.

Technology takes over tight oil As the shale business matures, its wildcatter mentality

-Freudenberg acquires technology from innovative start-up

The Freudenberg technology group has acquired the activities of the start-up FRICTins from Wolnzach, Germany, including FRICTins’ innovative technology to increase the friction coefficient. This is designed to allow lightweight and more compact component designs, as well as the transmission of up to five times higher torque and shear forces. These features are of critical relevance in e-mobility applications and increasing performance requirements for part connections.

“In the future, Freudenberg will offer the global automotive industry a cost-efficient, hard particle coated nonwoven solution – ideally suited for the realization of new powertrain designs and lightweight concepts” commented Dr Frank Heislitz, CEO of Freudenberg Performance Materials.

Freudenberg acquires technology from innovative start-up

-LCA confirms low carbon footprint of PLA

A peer-reviewed Life Cycle Impact Assessment of PLA (polylactic acid) has been published that confirms the low carbon footprint of Total Corbion’s PLA at commercial scale.

Published in the Journal of Polymers and the Environment,the article provides up-to-date cradle-to-gate information on the environmental footprint of PLA produced in Thailand at commercial scale. All relevant environmental aspects of PLA production are analysed in detail, covering carbon footprint as well emerging topics such as water footprint and direct land use change. The potential to further reduce the environmental impacts of PLA is also demonstrated.

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-Evonik Adds to the TROGAMID(r) Product Group

Evonik has developed a highly transparent polyamide based on new monomers, which combines a relatively high heat deflection temperature with good mechanical properties and low water uptake.

TROGAMID HT is thus ideally suited for high-end ATEX applications in the higher temperature range.

Evonik Adds to the TROGAMID(r) Product Group

-EQUATE launches MEGlobal Oyster Creek as 1st manufacturing facility in US

With a nameplate capacity of 750,000 metric-tons-annually (MTa) of ethylene glycol and, the new plant will be operated by MEGlobal Americas

Mubasher: EQUATE Group has announced that the start-up of MEGlobal Oyster Creek Site’s commercial production of fiber-grade, on-spec monoethylene glycol.

MEGlobal Oyster Creek is considered EQUATE Group’s first manufacturing facility in the United States that will include access to shipping routes to customers worldwide, a press release on Monday concluded.

EQUATE launches MEGlobal Oyster Creek as 1st manufacturing facility in US

-Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines

Market graph iconThe price of natural HDPE has skyrocketed over the past month, roughly doubling in some areas to a high of 52 cents per pound. Color HDPE also took a notable jump.

The national price of post-consumer natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from curbside collection programs is now 46.38 cents per pound, compared with 25.88 cents this time last month.

Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines Market graph iconThe price of natural HDPE has skyrocketed over t

Petrochemical PETG Resin Polyester 15-10-2019

Petrochemical PETG Resin Polyester 15-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain slide downward.

Crude oil price is weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain lose ground.

Acrylonitrile continues to decrease.

PET Bottle grade export 800/850 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,450/6,550 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 640/650 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonMEG  555/565 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,750/4,850 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,350/7,500  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,050/9,150  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,250/7,350 yuan/ton

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Asia naphtha margins at 2019 highs on supply woes

Asia’s naphtha margins have climbed to their highest this year driven by concerns over supply combined with a steady bout of buying, boosting spot premiums.

A container ship at a Tokyo port in Japan. (Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Naphtha’s crack spread, a measure of the product’s refining margin, closed on 11 October at $105.83/tonne, the first time this year it has surpassed the $100/tonne mark – a level not seen since October 2018.

The crack spread had languished in negative territory four months ago in mid-June.

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-INNOVATIONS IN CHEMICAL TECH

Currently, only 50% of plastics are physically recycled. The rest, termed ‘End-of-Life Plastic’, is shipped to lowland, incinerated or finally ends up in our oceans.

To do that, we would want a policy that embraces new usage technology and that we need funding for our native usage infrastructure.

Generally, plastic recycling requires 2 forms – physical usage and chemical usage.

Physical usage takes a resource and re-purposes it, keeping the material essentially identical. as an example, a plastic bottle is sliced into plastic flake or liquefied into plastic pellets, each building blocks for brand spanking new plastic products. This is happening in Australia for PET and HDPE – and with investment, more can also be done.

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-An enzyme based technology for 100% biodegradable polymers/MLP

New sustainable packaging solution from Uflex

UFlex has developed a sustainable solution that was briefly presented at the recent PackPlus Conclave in New Delhi that was co-organized by Reed and IppStar. The company’s continuous research to make plastics totally biodegradable and neutralise their harmful effects has led to an enzyme based technology which, quickly breaks down the molecular PE chains and biodegrades polymers back into harmless components like water, biomass and carbon.

The Flexzyme technology

The Flexzyme technology uses a complex of specific plant-based peptides and enzymes, infused into the polyolefins or polyesters, in the process of making the multilayer plastics. Flexzyme biodegrades plastic through bacterial, microbial action, moisture and heat. Polymer chains are broken down by the enzyme and bacterial processes under certain environmental conditions. The polymer/MLP will significantly biologically-degrade within a few months dependant on the prevailing conditions at end of life. They undergo a change in their chemical composition when exposed to natural conditions.

An enzyme based technology for 100% biodegradable polymers/MLP

-UNIQLO to Produce Shirts Made of Plastic

Popular clothing store Uniqlo announced their plans to make a clothing line that is made from recycled plastic bottles. This clothing line will include shirts and jackets. The announcement came from Fast Retailing Co., the operator of the casual apparel chain of Uniqlo. They also stated that the clothes that are made from used plastic bottles would be produced in cooperation with Toray Industries Inc. so that they can deliver the new sustainability commitment.

Toray Industries Inc. is a textile and fiber company that supplies materials for aircraft.

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-Lenzing aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050

Lenzing Group wants to drastically reduce its CO2 footprint and become entirely carbon neutral by 2050.

The chemical group’s aim is to reach a first achievement for 2030 when it plans to reduce its CO2 emissions per ton of product by almost 50%–both inside its operational boundaries and in its supply chain–compared to a 2017 baseline.

Within 2030 it will invest €100 million to reduce its carbon emissions by 1.3 million tons.

Lenzing aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050

-Recycled bottle-to-bottle light barrier white opaque PET technically proven for the first time

Sukano and Sidel have proved that Sukano-designed white opaque masterbatch formulations can be used in PET monolayer bottles, and till be processed at the same machine throughput using Sidel’s EvoBLOW, with no impact on colour, properties, functionality, or production rates.

Sidel used recycled materials in its high-speed PET blowing machine to produce 25 per cent, 50 per cent, and 100 per cent light barrier white opaque bottles.

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-TITAS 2019 focuses on sustainability, smart textiles

The 23rd Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS 2019) was held from October 7-9 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, hall 1. This year, the focus of the show, was on topics like sustainability, smart and functional textiles.

There were 350 exhibitors with more than 700 booths from all over the world, who gathered in the trade show.

TITAS is the only professional textile trade show in Taiwan, as well as the most important innovative textile exhibition in Asia.

TITAS 2019 focuses on sustainability, smart textiles

-Liquid colors allow super-fast color changes in compounding of recycled resin

Liquid colors for plastic coloring need not be molten before processing and can therefore be injected further downstream in the process, bringing great advantages with respect to color change time and material consumption according to colorants supplier Rowasol.

KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH will showcase this capability with an inline colorant system from OPM Mechatronic GmbH, together with liquid colors from Rowasol at K 2019.

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-Faurecia to acquire remaining 50% of SAS joint-venture to expand systems integration offer to cover all interior modules

Faurecia today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire the remaining 50% of its SAS joint venture from Continental. This joint venture was established in 1996 and has become a key player in complex interior module assembly and logistics. The company employs 4,490 people in 19 facilities in Europe, North America and South America.  Sales are expected to show strong growth in 2019 and should reach around €700 million (IFRS15).

This project would expand Faurecia’s systems integration offer to cover all interior modules as well as Faurecia’s new product lines such as displays, electronics, sensors and thermal management. The addition of SAS core competences in systems integration and complexity management would also strengthen Faurecia’s Just in Time plant network.

Faurecia to acquire remaining 50% of SAS joint-venture to expand systems integration offer to cover all interior modules

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-Queen’s speech: Brexit top priority for UK government

Speech sets out what Boris Johnson wants his government to do.

The U.K. government is still determined to see Brexit through by October 31 — and you can take that from the queen.

The monarch opened her speech Monday, which sets out the government’s legislative plans, by making it clear that Boris Johnson’s top priority is “to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 31 October.”

Speaking from the throne in the House of Lords, the queen said her government intends to develop a new partnership with the EU “based on free trade and friendly cooperation.”

The ceremony marks the beginning of a new parliamentary session and lays out the government’s new legislative agenda, with 26 bills announced on domestic policy areas including crime, immigration, health, and the environment.

Queen’s speech: Brexit top priority for UK government

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM08/10/201914/10/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,800 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton
Bottle grade PET chips export market870 $/ton855 $/ton-15
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

6,600 yuan/ton6,525 yuan/ton-75
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,700 yuan/ton6,625 yuan/ton-78
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,130 yuan/ton5,130 yuan/ton
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
645 $/ton 645 $/ton
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,180 yuan/ton4,855 yuan/ton-325
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market606 $/ton566 $/ton-40
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market802 $/ton813 $/ton+11
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market783 $/ton793 $/ton+10
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

728 $/ton737 $/ton+9
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,560 yuan/ton7,430 yuan/ton
-130
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,250 yuan/ton7,150 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,200 yuan/ton9,100 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,450 yuan/ton8,300 yuan/ton-150
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins
7,700 yuan/ton7,550 yuan/ton-150
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,200 yuan/ton7,300 yuan/ton+100
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,850 yuan/ton12,350 yuan/ton
-500
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,450 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,450 yuan/ton13,100 yuan/ton-350
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,450 yuan/ton13,200 yuan/ton-250
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,500 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

15,700 yuan/ton15,500 yuan/ton-200
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,400 yuan/ton18,000 yuan/ton-400
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,750 yuan/ton16,600 yuan/ton-150
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,300 yuan/ton8,250 yuan/ton-50
Benzene domestic market5,710 yuan/ton5,570 yuan/ton-140
Benzene overseas  market678 $/ton668 $/ton -10
Ethylene South East market800 $/ton790 $/ton-10
Ethylene NWE  market945 $/ton945 $/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market12,400 yuan/ton11,500 yuan/ton-900
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,700 yuan/ton10,800 yuan/ton+100
PP Powder domestic market8,600 yuan/ton8,500 yuan/ton-100
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

493 $/ton541 $/ton
+48
Phenol domestic market 8,750 yuan/ton8,550 yuan/ton-200
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,116 $/ton 1,110 $/ton-6
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,259 $/ton 1,250 $/ton-9
LDPE CFR Far East 942 $/ton912 $/ton-30
LLDPE CFR Far East902 $/ton862 $/ton-40
LDPE   FOB Middle East928 $/ton898 $/ton-30
LLDPE FOB Middle East888 $/ton848 $/ton-40
HDPE CFR Far East918 $/ton898 $/ton-20
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953€/ton958 €/ton+5
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton943 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East1010 $/ton1020 $/ton+20
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,031 €/ton1,051 €/ton+20

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

-US scraps plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods next week

The US will abstain from raising tariffs on $250bn worth of Chinese goods next week, part of a preliminary agreement that the two sides reached on Friday.

Image by Shutterstock

The tariffs would have risen to 30% from 25% on 15 October, and they covered several petrochemical imports from China.

In return, China agreed to buy $40bn-50bn worth of agricultural products from the US.

The agreement did not remove any existing tariffs that the two countries had imposed on each other. Nor did it cancel their plans to impose even more tariffs in December.

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-PLA composite may be an eco-friendlier alternative to carbon fiber

While bio-based polylactic acid (PLA) thermoplastic is relatively eco-friendly and easily recyclable, composites such as carbon fiber are much stronger.

German scientists are now claiming to have combined the best features of both, with a new all-PLA composite.

Unlike traditional petroleum-based plastics, PLA is made from renewable sources such as corn starch, tapioca and sugarcane.

Not only is it fully recyclable (where facilities exist), but it also biodegrades within a few years under the right conditions, and is industrially compostable.

PLA composite may be an eco-friendlier alternative to carbon fiber

-Carbon Fiber 2019 | Knoxville, Tennessee

Innovators and Decision Makers in the Carbon Fiber Supply Chain

Carbon Fiber 2019 attendees who visit booth #9 will hear how Dürr oxidizer technology optimizes exhaust gas treatment for carbon fiber processes and recycling.

They will also look into a range of process energy solutions that can help improve the operating efficiency of facilities and maximize equipment performance.

Carbon Fiber 2019 | Knoxville, Tennessee

-Recycling, bioplastics also harm planet, campaigners warn

Environmental campaigners are warning that bioplastics and recyclable packaging will not solve the world’s plastics pollution crisis – following a pledge by consumer goods giant Unilever to halve its use of virgin plastics.

The maker of brands such as Dove soap, Lipton Tea, Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream this week unveiled “ambitious” plans to knock 100,000 metric tonnes off its new plastics load by 2025 – and to refocus its efforts on reusable packaging and alternative materials.

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-Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry

Exclusive: analysis reveals lenders provided $700bn to expand sector since Paris climate pact.

The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris climate change agreement, figures show.Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

The financing has been led by the Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase, which has provided $75bn (£61bn) to companies expanding in sectors such as fracking and Arctic oil and gas exploration, according to the analysis.

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-Rice team designs graphene-based air filter that grabs and zaps pathogens

Rice University team under chemist James Tour has transformed their laser-induced graphene (LIG) into self-sterilizing filters that grab pathogens out of the air and kill them with small pulses of electricity.

This may be of special interest to hospitals, where according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients have a 1-in-31 chance of acquiring a potentially antibiotic-resistant infection during hospitalization.

Rice team designs graphene-based air filter that grabs and zaps pathogens

-New porous coordination polymer captures CO2, converts it to useful organic materials

A new material that can selectively capture CO2 molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China.

They describe the material in an open access paper in the journal Nature Communications.

One possible way to counteract rising global CO2 emissions is to capture and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, but current methods are highly energy intensive.

The low reactivity of CO2 makes it difficult to capture and convert it efficiently.

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Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

-OXO-BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET: INTENSE COMPETITION BUT HIGH GROWTH & EXTREME VALUATION

The pervasiveness of strategies centered on customer experiences shows no signs of abating in the consumer goods industry, as so is the case with advances in technology. This has further influenced the expectations of customers and strategies of companies, in turn impacting the consumer goods industry landscape. The companies in the consumer goods industry are focusing more on understanding evolving consumer preferences and establishing one-on-one connections to remain at the forefront of apt offerings and gain a competitive edge. Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

Growing pervasiveness of the digital connectivity alongside technology advances has meant that the traditional supply chain models are witnessing disruption. interconnected systems.

OXO-BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET: INTENSE COMPETITION BUT HIGH GROWTH & EXTREME VALUATION

-New Marinatex wins award for solving many plastic problems

Lucy Hughes from the University of Sussex has won the James Dyson Award for designing MarinaTex – a bioplastic made of organic fish waste ordinarily destined for landfill or incineration, and locally sourced red algae. Unlike many other bioplastics it will degrade harmlessly in a garden compost bin after just four to six weeks.

Twenty-three year old Hughes set out to solve two problems – that of single-use plastics and inefficient waste streams. Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

Her MarinaTex bioplastic is a translucent and flexible sheet material, making it ideal for applications in single-use packaging. While it may look and feel like plastic, its similarities end there.

New Marinatex wins award for solving many plastic problems

-Amcor recognised for packaging innovations that improve sustainability outcomes and consumer experiences

ZURICH: Global packaging company, Amcor, has been recognised four times over at the 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards by Dow for improving sustainability outcomes and enhancing consumer convenience across a diverse range of packaging products.

Winning across our flexible and rigid packaging, for beverage, protein and pet food products, is testament to the expertise of Amcor’s global team, said Mr. Michael Zacka, Amcor’s Chief Commercial Officer. We are proud to deploy that expertise to benefit our customers, consumers, and the environment.

Amcor recognised for packaging innovations that improve sustainability outcomes and consumer experiences

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

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-Circular Fashion: Closing clothing’s waste loop

Clothing is one of our most basic necessities, but it is also one of our greatest contributors to environmental waste and pollution. The fashion industry on its own produces 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions. This is more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

Beyond the production of clothes and apparel, the way we use and consume an article of clothing over its lifetime also contributes to waste. A study by the University of California at Santa Barbara found that polyester fleece jackets release 1.7 grams of plastic microfibres each time they go into the wash. Overall, the textiles economy is expected to have released over 20 million tonnes of plastic microfibres into the ocean by 2050.

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-Spanish government backs Montefibre with EUR 5.6m

From left to right: Galo Gutiérrez, Raúl Blanco, Aitana Hernando, and Alfonso Cirera. © Montefibre Carbon

From left to right: Galo Gutiérrez, Raúl Blanco, Aitana Hernando, and Alfonso Cirera. © Montefibre Carbon  Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

Montefibre Carbon, based in Spain, has received EUR 5.6 million from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism as part of the country’s REINDUS (Reindustrialisation and Strengthening of Industrial Competitiveness) initiative to facilitate the company’s transition from producing textile acrylic fibre to polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for conversion to carbon fibre (precursor fibre).

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-Brand owners want recycled plastic, but where’s the supply?

As consumer brands pledge aggressive action to use a lot more recycled plastics in their packaging, the big question is: Where will it all come from?

And given the limited, tight supply that will boost prices for recycled plastic as demand goes up, what’s the best way to create more material? Better mechanical recycling? Chemical recycling? Bottle deposits?  Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

-Husky receives approval for refinery rebuild

HUSKY Energy has received the required permit approvals to move forward with its more than US$400m rebuild of its refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, US. Work is to begin immediately.  Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

In April 2018, there was an explosion at the integrated energy company’s Superior Refinery which reportedly injured  at least 15 people, one of whom was seriously hurt. According to the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the explosion may have been caused by a deteriorated valve. The demolition of equipment damaged in the fire is now largely complete.

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-Crude Oil Price Rises on Iranian Oil Explosion; Risk-On Sentiment

Crude oil price (WTI crude) has gained modestly on the back of risk-on sentiment as well as news of an explosion of an Iranian oil tanker.

It is feared that the explosion could reignite tensions in the Middle East, only recently inflamed by the Saudi Aramco attacks. Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

However, the International Energy Agency has also reduced its global crude oil demand forecasts for 2019 and 2020, which has placed a lid on crude oil price gains for the day.

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-TITAS 2019 focuses on sustainability and innovation

Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS) 2019 took place from 7-9 October 2019 in Taipei – organised by the Taiwan Textile Federation. The event hosted 423 exhibitors from 12 countries, plus 20 trade organisations representing Taiwan’s range of suppliers and manufacturers.Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

Key themes at the event were functional applications; sustainability; smart textiles; and intelligent manufacturing.

The event also featured a Solution Provider section, which showed visitors how the use of digital transformation will help to create value for the textile industry, and a Micro Factory area, which demonstrated the concept of automated manufacturing in four stages: design; pre-sew; sewing; and finishing.

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-LANXESS Introduces New Compounds for Laser Transmission Welding

Hydrolysis-stabilized PBT achieves Class 5 in USCAR test;

  • Halogen-free, flame-retardant polyamide 6 with high tracking resistance;
  • PBT with very high transmission.Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

It enables even very small components with complex geometries to be produced in a cost-efficient and resource-friendly manner, making it part of the growing trend toward the miniaturization of electrical and electronic functions.

This is why LANXESS has developed a wide range of laser-weldable polyamides and polybutylene terephthalates (PBT) Durethan LT and Pocan LT (Laser Transparency) and has recently expanded its range to include three new compounds.

LANXESS Introduces New Compounds for Laser Transmission Welding

-How spider silk avoids hungry bacteria

Tougher than any fibre made by humans and extraordinarily good at transmitting vibrations to the predators that weave it, spider silk has been a source of inspiration for the development of everything from scaffolding for regenerating bones to bulletproof vests, remote sensors and noise reducers.Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

Yet one of its most remarkable attributes, its resistance to decay, has received little attention.

Some researchers speculate that spider silk keeps hungry bacteria at bay by being laced with antibiotics.

How spider silk avoids hungry bacteria

Circular Economy Polyester Filament 11-10-2019

Circular Economy Polyester Filament 11-10-2019

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are weak.

Crude oil price increases.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile continues to decrease.

PET Bottle grade export 815/860 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 635/645 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,050/5,150 yuan/tonMEG  580/590 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,950/5,050 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,350/7,450  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,050/9,150  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,200/7,300 yuan/ton

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Versatility drives stunning growth of BOPET films

Businessman with binocularsBOPET film is one of the fastest growing polymer film substrates, according to a new report from AMI Consulting (Bristol, UK), “BOPET Films—the Global Market.”

Growth is being driven by its extensive use in packaging and technical applications because of its unique combination of properties that include processability, adhesion to coatings and adhesives, and decorative appeal. Capacity is forecast to increase by more than 50% by 2023.

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-Recycling, bioplastics also harm planet, campaigners warn

Environmental campaigners are warning that bioplastics and recyclable packaging will not solve the world’s plastics pollution crisis – following a pledge by consumer goods giant Unilever to halve its use of virgin plastics.  Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

The maker of brands such as Dove soap, Lipton Tea, Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream this week unveiled “ambitious” plans to knock 100,000 metric tonnes off its new plastics load by 2025 – and to refocus its efforts on reusable packaging and alternative materials.

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-Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe launches new collection

Consumers are finally starting to view their apparel from a sustainability mindset, even if they struggle to make all their lifestyle choices more responsible.

But people want deeper meaning in how they work, live, and consume.

Their calls for greater transparency and sustainable options are increasing the pressure on brands to design with more considerate products with purpose that make people feel good about their choices.Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

The latest capsule from the Lenzing’s new Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe collaboration is centred on environmentally conscious production and how it can influence the denim supply chain for the better.

Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe launches new collection

-Turkish start-up produces plastic-eating bacteria to combat pollution

A Turkish start-up has produced a bacteria, named “PETman,” that can break the molecular bonds of one of the world’s most-used plastics – polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET or polyester. Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

“PETman is a plastic-breaking enzyme that has been produced by taking inspiration from [other] plastic-breaking bacteria and is a result of a DNA transfer to another bacteria that has the capability of giving output in a very fast way. It has been produced with the reprogramming of bacteria genetically,” Begüm Esra Aytan, the founder of the start-up GeneOn, told daily Hürriyet.

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-Chomarat Creates the Fabrics for Super Light Car

Chomarat Group’s composite reinforcements will be featured at the KraussMaffei stand during the next K Messe in Düsseldorf. Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

Chomarat has created a glass reinforcement adapted to the mass production of automotive parts, helping to lighten leaf springs by 60% compared to metal.

Automotive: Producing 60% Lighter Leaf Springs for Car’s Underbody

The new leaf springs made of composites are 60% lighter than their pendants made of steel thanks to KraussMaffei process and the involvement of a network of partners, including Chomarat with G-PLY glass reinforcement. Their strength can be deliberately increased in sections where it is required and the corrosion resistance offers further added value.

Chomarat Creates the Fabrics for Super Light Car

-UOP TECHNOLOGY SELECTED TO BOOST PROPYLENE PRODUCTION IN TURKEY

HONEYWELLHoneywell announced that Ceyhan Polipropilen Uretim A.Ş. will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to produce 457,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of polymer-grade propylene for a new petrochemicals complex in Ceyhan, Turkey.

Ceyhan Polipropilen Uretim is a joint venture of Ronesans Holding and the Algerian national energy company Sonatrach S.p.A. Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

The new unit will be used to supply propylene for production of polypropylene, which is used to make a wide variety of plastic products that are growing in demand globally.

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-Asia’s chemical trade sullen post-China holiday on interminable trade war

In Asia, petrochemical trade remains dull as dishwater, days after key market China resumes business post-National Day holidays (1-7 October), largely owing to the fact that buyers are sidelined in a nebulous climate when the trade war seems interminable.

Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

-Saudi Arabia says its oil output fell 660,000 bpd in September after attacks

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, told OPEC that the kingdom’s oil production in September fell by 660,000 barrels per day (bpd) compared with August to 9.13 million bpd in the wake of attacks on its energy installations.

Secondary sources said Saudi Arabia’s oil production was even lower, falling month-on-month in September by 1.28 million bpd to 8.56 million bpd, OPEC’s monthly report showed.

Saudi Arabia says its oil output fell 660,000 bpd in September after attacks

-SOCAR’s second petrochemical complex may be built in Turkey

SOCAR Turkey plans to construct another petrochemical complex in Aliaga town of Izmir province, Anar Mammadov, director general of the Petkim petrochemical complex, said at a press conference for Azerbaijani journalists in Izmir, Trend reports Oct. 10.

Mammadov emphasized that the investment, just like other projects, will have strategic significance.

“With the start of the facility’s operation, the import of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) into Turkey will be stopped,” Mammadov said. “Today it is produced in Turkey only at the PTA factory, which is a part of Petkim. However, the factory can meet only a part of Turkey’s needs.”

SOCAR’s second petrochemical complex may be built in Turkey

-Asia’s ABS trade expected to remain quiet post-China holidays

Asia’s acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) demand in the fourth quarter – a traditionally slower period for the resin – is softening as the third-quarter manufacturing for exports season is over in key market China.Circular Economy Polyester Filament

Producers remained focused on securing adequate margins for their resins. While margins have improved in recent weeks, they remained below expectations.

Feedstock costs remained elevated, which has continued to pressurize margins of suppliers.

Asia's ABS trade expected to remain quiet post-China holidays

-Tests Find Plastic in 20 Percent of Mexican Fish

Mexican Legislators Urged to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Microbeads

Microplastics from product packaging and other sources are present in the stomachs of 20 percent of commercially important fish from three regions in Mexico, according to new tests by conservation groups and scientists from prominent Mexican universities.

The tests examined grey snapper, red grouper, white mullet and king mackerel from the Gulf of California, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

One-fifth of the sampled fish contained microplastics — tiny pieces that often come from larger plastic debris as it degrades. Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

Tests Find Plastic in 20 Percent of Mexican Fish

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Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics 10-10-2019

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

 

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are weak.

Crude oil price is steady,but weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady,but weak.

Acrylonitrile is weak.

PET Bottle grade export 815/865 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,800/6,900 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,650/6,750 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 640/650 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonMEG  590/600 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 780/790 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,450/7,550  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,100/9,200  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,150/7,250 yuan/ton

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Saudi Aramco says full oil production capacity will return by end of November

Saudi Arabia’s full oil production capacity will be recovered by the end of November, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser told CNBC on Wednesday.

“By September we will be, in terms of production capacity, at 11.3 (million barrels per day), by end of November we will be at 12 million barrels per day (bdp), which is our maximum sustained capacity,” Nasser told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick during the Oil & Money Conference in London. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest exporter of oil.

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-Saudi Aramco chief: attacks may continue without international response

Attacks such as the one on Saudi oil facilities which last month sent oil prices up by as much 20% may continue if there is no concerted international response, Saudi Aramco’s Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Wednesday. Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

“An absence of international resolve to take concrete action may embolden the attackers and indeed put the world’s energy security at greater risk,” he told the Oil & Money conference in London in rare political comments.

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

-EPCA ’19: Indonesia to start up new R-PET plant in Q1 ’20

Indonesia is expected to start up a new recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) recycling plant in the first quarter of 2020, an executive from French industrial conglomerate Veolia said on Tuesday.Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

The bottle-to-bottle R-PET plant has a 25,000 tonne/year capacity, said Veolia senior executive vice president Patrick Labat at the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual conference.

This is the second project of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) in Indonesia.

AEPW, which is a group of global companies, including Veolia, was launched in January this year to promote the circular economy.

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

-Weak underlying demand to off-set tight supply in SE Asia PP market

Sluggish underlying demand may continue to weigh on sentiment in the southeast (SE) Asian polypropylene (PP) sector, although curtailed regional availability could provide some support to the spot market.Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

Typically, demand sees a slight up-swing in the month of October, as converters make resin procurements in preparation of an expected increase in downstream export demand of finished goods as the Christmas festive season approaches.

Weak underlying demand to off-set tight supply in SE Asia PP market Sluggish underlying demand may continue to weigh on sentiment in the southeast (SE)

-HeiQ technologies bolster circular ambition

HeiQ provides sustainable dyeing and finishing solutions with its award-winning technology for Truecycled by Twinery. Swiss textile innovator HeiQ partners with Twinery to significantly reduce waste in their apparel production supply chain.

Apparel manufacturing is the second largest polluting industry in the world. While there are many solutions to this problem, Bodyline has taken the lead to focus on developing a low impact supply chain by reducing energy and waste across the entire value chain and develop No Waste Apparel – Truecycled. Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

HeiQ technologies bolster circular ambition

-How to make biocatalysts immortal

Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have developed a way to combat this.

Efficient catalysts for converting hydrogen into electricity in fuel cells for the energy transition are often based on expensive, rare metals such as platinum.

The use of cheaper metals and biological components that work just as efficiently has so far shortened the service life of catalysts as they are sensitive to oxygen. Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

-What to see at K Show 2019

A must attend trade fair for the plastics industry.

K Show 2019 hopes to build on the success of the previous show in 2016 which experienced top feedback from both visitors and exhibitors and saw 232,000 visitors from 160 countries and 3200 international exhibitors attend the event. Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

-Lenzing Invests €40M to Improve Ecological Footprint

Production plant in Lenzing will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 15,000 tons

The Lenzing Group is a global leader in the climate-friendly and sustainable production of wood-based textile fibers. The company announced its climate targets in August of this year.

By 2030, the company aims to reduce its specific CO2 emissions per ton of manufactured pulp and fibers by 50%. By the year 2050, the Lenzing Group will no longer generate any net CO2 emissions.

Lenzing Invests €40M to Improve Ecological Footprint

-UK MIGHT SEE A RISE IN DEMAND EXTRUDED PLA

The United Kingdom has been making changes to its economy just as the world is making its changes to create a sustainable and clean environment for us humans to live in and also to combat the Climate Emergency that we face. Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

The nation is set to see a rise in bioplastics over the next five years a market analysis suggested. Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources and is popular in green chemistry. In 2010, PLA had the second highest consumption volume of any bioplastic of the world, although it is still not a commodity polymer.

UK MIGHT SEE A RISE IN DEMAND EXTRUDED PLA

-Coca-Cola continues its sustainable packaging push in Europe

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it’s switching the carriers on its multipacks from shrink wrap to paperboard to reduce packaging waste. CCEP estimates this change in its beverage packaging will remove about 4,000 metric tons of single-use plastic per year from its current supply chain. Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

Flexible packaging materials used for shrink wrap are typically challenging to recycle. In contrast, CCEP’s paperboard multipack carriers will be made from recyclable, sustainably sourced paperboard. The material will be certified via either the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Coca-Cola continues its sustainable packaging push in Europe

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Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 09-10-2019

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is in health.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady,but weak.

Acrylonitrile is weak.

PET Bottle grade export 815/870 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,800/6,900 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,650/6,750 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 640/650 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonMEG  605/615 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,200/5,300 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,500/7,600  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,100/9,200  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,150/7,250 yuan/ton

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-EPCA ’19: Government critical in industry pursuit of sustainability

Government regulations are necessary in the petrochemical industry’s pursuit of sustainability and ultimately address the problem of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Nobel laureate economist Paul Romer said on Tuesday. Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

Sound regulations based on facts and careful study would help the industry move forward in finding solutions to existing problems related to CO2 emissions.

“The government is an important part of this productive process in exploring possibilities,” Romer said in a keynote speech at the opening of the 53rd European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) conference.

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers

-Bonazzi: «Here’s how our Econyl has become the new protagonist of fashion» (Italian Language Only)

The CEO of Aquafil, the Trentino-based company that produces nylon yarn regenerated from fishing nets and carpets and has always been used in the fashion world, tells a story that lasted 13 years and cost (so far) 140 million. And that forces him to select collaboration proposals Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 
A 2 thousand square meter carpet is ready to cover Piazza della Scala on Sunday evening to welcome guests of the Green Carpet Awards. A carpet that cost 140 million euros. The investments that Aquafil, a textile company from Trento, has destined for the development of the Econyl yarn since 2006, of which the carpet that will embellish one of the most beautiful squares in Milan will be made. “It’s the most beautiful and great we’ve ever produced – explains Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil – it’s the third year we work with this event, but the news this time is that after the evening we’ll try to re-use it, maybe for some other event , and only at the end of its life cycle we will recycle it “.

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers

-EPCA ’19: Indonesia to start up new R-PET plant in Q1 ’20

Indonesia is expected to start up a new recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) recycling plant in the first quarter of 2020, an executive from French industrial conglomerate Veolia said on Tuesday. Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

The bottle-to-bottle R-PET plant has a 25,000 tonne/year capacity, said Veolia senior executive vice president Patrick Labat at the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual conference.

This is the second project of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) in Indonesia.

AEPW, which is a group of global companies, including Veolia, was launched in January this year to promote the circular economy.

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers

-The challenge of sustainable packaging

Climate Change has become the defining issue of our time, especially in light of statistics such as those released by the European Parliament last year which revealed that only 30% of Europe’s plastic is recycled. Consumers are urging for change. Demand for sustainable packaging has therefore taken centre stage and, with an EU directive on single-use plastics set to come into force in 2021, organisations are already looking toward the plastic alternatives which they can begin implementing now.  Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

Single-use plastic alternatives are under the spotlight and companies are focusing on alternatives. Dr Stefan Stadler, Team Lead at Domino’s Laser Academy, looks at why brands need to work closely with coding before they start looking at greener options, and marking experts to ensure that their new packaging alternatives will meet all of their requirements.

The challenge of sustainable packaging

-Asia ACN supply outlook mixed in near term

Asia’s acrylonitrile (ACN) market faces a mixed supply outlook as new production capacity in China could be balanced out with upcoming turnarounds in the region.

LEGO toys made out of ABS, a derivative of ACN. (James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

Spot ACN was assessed at an average of $1,590/tonne CFR (cost & freight) China and NE (northeast) Asia in the week ended 4 October, stable from the previous week, according to ICIS. Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

Firm talks were limited as buyers largely took a wait and see approach for more clarity on the market direction after the Golden Week holiday.

Asia ACN supply outlook mixed in near term Asia's acrylonitrile (ACN) market faces a mixed supply

-Fiber continues to flow to China … for now

China continues to import a substantial amount of OCC from the U.S. and elsewhere. But an all-out ban and other regulatory changes loom on the horizon.

The Chinese government has issued permits allowing the import of 11.5 million short tons of recovered fiber this year. By this point last year, China had approved permits for 17.7 million short tons. It’s a reminder that certain grades of recyclables, including OCC, continue to be allowed into the country. Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

Actual recovered fiber imports are slightly lower than the approved tonnage. By the end of August, they totaled 8 million short tons. That’s down from 10.9 million that had been imported during that period in 2018.

Fiber continues to flow to China … for now

-Oil eases on concerns over U.S.-China talks, weak demand signals

Oil prices slid about 1% on Tuesday as Washington’s blacklisting of more Chinese companies dampened hopes for a trade deal between the two countries, although unrest in Iraq and Ecuador lent some support to crude prices.Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 

-LanzaTech China JV reports 9M gallons of ethanol made from steel flue gas; new JV for PET

Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. a joint venture between carbon recycler, LanzaTech, Shougang Group, a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, and its New Zealand partner, TangMing, have successfully produced more than 9 million gallons of ethanol from recycled steel mill emissions in their first year of operation.

LanzaTech China JV reports 9M gallons of ethanol made from steel flue gas; new JV for PET

-IVL to issue subordinated perpetual debentures worth Baht 15 billion

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class chemicals company, has announced to issue subordinated perpetual debentures for Baht 15 billion. On 26 September 2019, TRIS has assigned a company rating to IVL of “AA-“ with “Stable” outlook and an issue rating of “A” with “Stable” outlook for the proposed subordinated perpetual debentures.

IVL to issue subordinated perpetual debentures worth Baht 15 billion

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Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Nonwovens Network celebrates UK success stories

Now in its 23rd year, the Nonwovens Network has pulled together a strong programme for its 2019 annual seminar, which will be held at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, UK, on 5 December.

Keynote speakers at the event, entitled Futureproofing the nonwovens industry, will be Mark Cotton, Managing Director of the John Cotton Group, and Seán Kerrigan, Director of Communications and Media Relations for EDANA, the Brussels-based European disposables and nonwovens association.

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-One-dimensional objects morph into new dimensions

A line is the shortest distance between two points, but “A-line,” a 4-D printing system developed at Carnegie Mellon University, takes a more circuitous route.

One-dimensional, “line”-shaped plastic structures produced with the A-line system can bend, fold and twist themselves into predetermined shapes when triggered by heat.

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-The 20 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe

Incubators can give biotech startups the boost they need to get off the ground. These are our top picks of the biotech incubators across Europe supporting the next generation of life science startups. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Creating a biotech company is a challenging, long-term endeavor. In particular, the first steps can be essential to set up a new business on the right path towards success. Incubators can offer a startup the resources needed to get there, be it laboratory space, mentorship, or access to an exclusive network of experts. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-COTTON USA features latest innovations in smart fashion

COTTON USA featured the latest innovations in smart fashion with U.S. cotton at the COTTON USA™ booth at Intertextile Apparel Fabrics in Shanghai, China recently. This year’s Intertextile Apparel show had more than 4,400 exhibitors from 33 countries to feature a full range of textile products, and it attracted nearly 54,000 visitors to the three-day-show. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

“U.S. cotton’s quality and sustainability, combined with innovative technologies, provide the textile industry with even more business-boosting opportunities,” said Karin Malmstrom, CCI director, China and Northeast Asia. “At COTTON USA™ we aim to inspire the textile industry with new ideas, technologies and opportunities that propel businesses forward. We are dedicated to offering industry innovations that help our partners rise to meet growing customer expectations and build business opportunities

COTTON USA features latest innovations in smart fashion

-Analysis: Vietnam emerges as polymer hub amid trade war

Vietnam is positioning itself as southeast Asia’s top polymer hub as it indirectly benefits from the US-China trade war.

The trade war has created two positive spillovers for Vietnam, through the increased availability of cheaper US-origin cargoes and the emergence of new conversion investment from China.Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Vietnam is a key importer of polymers, with estimated imports of 5.59mn t/yr of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in 2018, according to the Vietnam Plastics Association (VPA).

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-BASF invests in Quantafuel to drive chemical recycling of plastic waste

BASF is to invest in Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

The investment will be facilitated via the subscription of new shares and via the grant of a convertible loan. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Together, the partners aim to further develop Quantafuel’s technology for chemical recycling, consisting of an integrated process of pyrolysis and purification, towards optimizing the output for the use as feedstock in chemical production.

In a second step, Quantafuel also plans to license the jointly developed technology to other parties.

BASF invests in Quantafuel to drive chemical recycling of plastic waste

-US carpet, rug market rose by 2.4% to hit $11.8 bn in 2018

The revenue of the US carpet and rug market was $11.8 billion in 2018, a 2.4 per cent rise over 2017.Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

It reflects the total revenues of producers and importers excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs and retailer margins, which is included in the final consumer price.

The market value rose at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent from 2013 to 2018.

This was revealed in a new report, titled ‘US Carpet and Rug Market: Analysis and Forecast to 2025’, recently released by IndexBox.

US carpet, rug market rose by 2.4% to hit $11.8 bn in 2018

-Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

Under public pressure, plastics makers are increasingly looking to partner with companies to develop chemical recycling processes Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Business is taking off for Agilyx. Eighteen months ago, the small company opened a plant in Tigard, Oregon, that uses pyrolysis to break down about 10 metric tons (t) per day of polystyrene waste into its starting material, styrene.

Big chemical companies have since been beating a path to Agilyx’s door. Ineos Styrolution plans to use Agilyx’s technology to build a plant in Channahon, Illinois, that will process 100 t of polystyrene waste per day.

Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

-INSIGHT: Circular economy demands innovation and investment from petchem suppliers

Is the economic slowdown morphing into something more?

A question almost certainly posed by delegates to this year’s European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

The automotive sector downturn will hit some petrochemicals and plastics producers hard,with China’s autos sales down 14% in anannualised rate, for instance.

Chemicals exports into the China market have slowed taking the icing off the cake for businesses that have had a remarkably good and long-lived run of better-than-expected profitability.

Circular economy demands innovation and investment from petchem suppliers

-Faurecia accelerates cyber security strategy with new tech platform in Tel Aviv

Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies has opened its technology platform in Tel Aviv, Israel, enabling the Group to accelerate its cybersecurity strategy. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

As vehicles are becoming increasingly connected and providing new user experiences, the reinforcement of passenger safety and data security is essential. Hence, Faurecia says it will develop its cybersecurity expertise through collaboration with local startups and major innovation clusters giving access to emerging trends and new technologies. This will enable the Group to propose complete end-to-end solutions integrated into the vehicle, securing the software, data and cloud connectivity.

Faurecia accelerates cyber security strategy with new tech platform in Tel Aviv

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM30/09/201908/10/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,800 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton
Bottle grade PET chips export market870 $/ton870 $/ton
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

6,575 yuan/ton6,600 yuan/ton+25
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,700 yuan/ton6,700 yuan/ton
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,120 yuan/ton5,130 yuan/ton+10
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
650 $/ton 645 $/ton-5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,155 yuan/ton5,180 yuan/ton+25
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market603 $/ton606 $/ton+3
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market799 $/ton802 $/ton+3
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market779 $/ton783 $/ton+4
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

740 $/ton728 $/ton-12
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,720 yuan/ton7,560 yuan/ton
-160
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,250 yuan/ton7,250 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,200 yuan/ton9,200 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,500 yuan/ton8,450 yuan/ton-50
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn
7,800 yuan/ton7,700 yuan/ton-100
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,250 yuan/ton7,200 yuan/ton-50
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,900 yuan/ton12,850 yuan/ton
-50
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,450 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,500 yuan/ton13,450 yuan/ton-50
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,450 yuan/ton13,450 yuan/ton
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,800 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton-200
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

15,700 yuan/ton15,700 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,400 yuan/ton18,400 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,750 yuan/ton16,750 yuan/ton
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,300 yuan/ton8,300 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,760 yuan/ton5,710 yuan/ton-50
Benzene overseas  market712 $/ton678 $/ton -34
Ethylene South East market800 $/ton800 $/ton
Ethylene NWE  market971 $/ton945 $/ton-26
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market12,700 yuan/ton12,400 yuan/ton-300
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,700 yuan/ton10,700 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market8,600 yuan/ton8,600 yuan/ton
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

513 $/ton493 $/ton
-20
Phenol domestic market 8,750 yuan/ton8,750 yuan/ton
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,124 $/ton 1,116 $/ton-8
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,265 $/ton 1,259 $/ton-6
LDPE CFR Far East 942 $/ton942 $/ton
LLDPE CFR Far East902 $/ton902 $/ton
LDPE   FOB Middle East928 $/ton928 $/ton
LLDPE FOB Middle East888 $/ton888 $/ton
HDPE CFR Far East918 $/ton918 $/ton
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953€/ton953 €/ton
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton943 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East1030 $/ton1010 $/ton-20
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,051 €/ton1,031 €/ton-20

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Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

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Technology

Biodegradable polymers are generally recognized as those which are designed to degrade through the action of living organisms.

BIOTEC BAGS® with enzyme compounded polyethylene constitutes of enzymes, sodium salts and oxidation agents with LDPE / HDPE AND LLDPE is a highly cost effective and eco friendly non hazardous technology used primarily for making CARRY BAGS, GARBAGE BAGS, POLYETHELENE LINERS AND FILMS. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy 

THE TECHNOLOGY – EVOLUTION

It is observed that world over there were certain process methodology /inventions /claims about the availability of starch/cellulose/lactic acid based compositions with polyethylene to make a degradable plastic. We found to our dismay that ‘Neither’ all of them or ‘None’ of them could effectively break down the polymer matrix and make the polyethylene completely biodegrade in the soil environment. Having decided to adopt a different road map to achieve a possible complete biodegradation of plastic film, we explored the possibility and process ability of enzyme and bacteria based substrate to effectively penetrate in to the polyethylene chain structure.

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-Trump Set To Unveil Plan To Boost Biofuels

The Trump Administration is set to announce later on Friday a plan to boost ethanol and biodiesel demand and placate the farming lobby angered by the Administration’s waivers for dozens of oil refineries exempted from blending corn-based ethanol in fuels, Reuters reports, quoting four sources with knowledge of the matter.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy 

Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), oil refiners are required to blend growing amounts of renewable fuels into gasoline and diesel. The Midwest farm belt benefits from the policy, but the oil refiners do not—they lose petroleum-based market share of fuels and meeting the blending requirements costs them hundreds of millions of dollars.

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-Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

Plastic waste is becoming a more pressing concern for today’s consumers than it has ever been in the past. Research tells us that an average of eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year and that this plastic waste can impact the health of the oceans, marine life and maybe even human health.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy 

The growing body of research on marine plastic pollution, along with news about upheaval in recycling export markets, has led to increased awareness among the public of the challenges at the end of life for plastics.

Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

-DSM among firms advancing engineering resins at K 2019

Royal DSM and other engineering resin makers will be at K 2019 with new high-performance materials.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy 

DSM — Hall 6, Booth B11 based in Geleen, Netherlands — will show how it’s developing innovations to address the needs of its customers and tackle the world’s major challenges, officials said in a news release. In metal replacement, DSM’s portfolio of conductive plastics enables the replacement of full-metal enclosures, which officials said can lead to weight reductions of up to 50 percent.

Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

-Plastics recycling technology roundup

Plastics Recycling Update iconCompanies using microwaves to depolymerize PET and PS report equipment advancements, and a startup is blending RPET and nylon to create a pellet with enhanced strength.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy 

Purified PP: PureCycle Technologies, a company that licenses a PP recycling and purification technology from Procter & Gamble, has signed a deal with packaging manufacturer AptarGroup. PureCycle’s technology removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled PP. Over the next three years, Aptar, which makes packaging and dispensing caps and lids for packages, will provide detailed feedback on the processing of the recycled PP into its products, according to a press release. The company will also help PureCycle’s plastic meet European food-contact requirements. Bloomberg recently published photos showing parts of PureCycle’s feedstock evaluation unit facility in Ohio.

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-Verdex develops PET carpet recycling technology

As part of a joint effort with Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), Verdex Technologies has developed a technology that can take recycled PET carpet & bottles and turn them into an array of apparel and textile products for a variety of markets. The technology enables the apparel industry solve the ever-growing problem of landfilling carpet and ocean plastic.

Verdex’s patented spinning nozzle technology converts PCC material directly into nano/micro fibres which are blended with larger fibres to form products for the apparel and textile markets. Verdex technology is capable of spinning recycled cleaned PET carpet containing polypropylene and calcium carbonate components. This technology has massive potential in the performance apparel market due the nanofibres producing a much stronger Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) compared to competing products on the market.

Verdex develops PET carpet recycling technology

-New Study in Chemicals and Materials industry of the PET Preforms Market include Strategies, Competitive Research & Growth By 2024 || RETAL, Plastipak, Resilux NV, Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise

The research report comprises a valuable bunch of information that enlightens the most imperative sectors of the PET Preforms market.

PET Preforms Market 2019 report follows the in-depth insight of every aspect with the immense research bifurcation based on the geographical region, applications, outcomes and other related segments. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

It also covers the comprehensive detailing of demand and supply outcomes, deep analytical study for analytical data which involves revenue, average selling price, demand ratio, and values associated to make the prediction reliable.

New Study in Chemicals and Materials industry of the PET Preforms Market include Strategies, Competitive Research & Growth By 2024 || RETAL, Plastipak, Resilux NV, Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise

-Maag to Expand Virginia Plant

Gala facility for making underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers to be expanded by 20%. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

Maag Group Americas is making a multi-million-dollar investment to significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities in Eagle Rock, Va. for the Gala product line.

Gala makes underwater pelletizers, centrigual dryers and other machines for the plastics and chemical industry in Eagle Rock, shipping them to customers around the world.

The 20,000 ft2 addition will house an optimized new assembly facility and allow larger systems, including high-capacity centrifugal dryers, to be assembled and tested on site. In addition, the additional space will allow Gala the opportunity to centralize and optimize laboratory operations, including customer or product trials, toll runs and product development.

Maag to Expand Virginia Plant

-Euratex addresses topics for EU & Turkey textile sector

European and Turkish entrepreneurs, international experts, designers & policy makers came together in Istanbul recently to discuss current and future scenarios in textile & clothing sector.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

From trade tensions to circular economy, collaboration between designers and manufacturers, it addressed topics crucial for EU and Turkish textile & clothing industries.

The discussion also focused on challenges of globalisation, environmental impact and digitalisation, and how such challenges can be turned into opportunities.

Verdex develops PET carpet recycling technology

-How injection moulding could benefit the medical sector

Manufacturer Pentagon Plastics Group, explains how plastics injection moulding and mould tool manufacture can provide solutions to many applications in the medical sector.

Each new product range brings its own challenges, and therefore it is crucial to have the right network of support in place from the outset.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

In order to achieve a successful manufacturing experience, it is necessary to have a product designer, material expert, mould tool manufacturer, plastic injection moulder, multiple medical engineers and marketing staff within each team.

It is also vital that areas of concern are addressed within the manufacturing process, and factors such as ease of use, comfort, flexibility, repeatability and the longevity of a product must be monitored.

How injection moulding could benefit the medical sector

-Polish invention combats UV-radiation

The record heat in Europe has also being enjoyed by scientists from Łódź (Poland).

Among their own inventions are materials that protect against UV radiation. We usually remember about UV radiation when the sun is out and shining brightly.

Then we smear ourselves in sunscreen and cover our bodies with clothes in the hope that we will be kept safe from the sun. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Creams and ordinary clothes protect only to a small extent. 95% of UVA radiation from the sun reaches the Earth regardless of the season or cloud cover.

It easily penetrates through clothing (even thick clothing), skin and reaches the deep layers of our skin.Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

Polish invention combats UV-radiation

-Cargill slashes 1200 tons of plastic from its vegetable oil bottles

Ingredients supplier Cargill has reduced the amount of plastic used in its vegetable oil bottles and containers by over 2.5 million pounds (680,000 kg) globally. Different strategies Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

have been used in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America – the four geographies in which Cargill’s edible oils are manufactured.

These include using new bottling technology and adding in recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. The move comes as Cargill acknowledges that plastic packaging is a growing concern for many of its customers and consumers because of plastic waste pollution and the environmental impact of producing it.

Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

-Evonik launches new polyimide fibre

Evonik has developed a new generation of polyimide fibres for the rising demands of the industry. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

The new product, brand named P84 HT, is distinguished by improved mechanical stability and flexibility at continuously high operating temperatures, according to the manufacturer.

“The new polyimide fibre continues Evonik’s three decades of tradition of developing and producing high-performance polymer-based fibres for the hot gas filtration market at the Group’s Lenzing/Schörfling sites in Austria,” the company reports.

Evonik launches new polyimide fibre

-Ineos consults on Teesside plant closure putting 220 jobs at risk

˜We have members working at Seal Sands who are wracked with worry about what the future holds”, says union

More than 220 jobs are under threat at an Ineos manufacturing plant as the chemicals giant consults on whether to close the site.

Ineos said not all jobs will be lost if it decides to close the Seal Sands Acrylonitrile plant in Teesside because of other activities at the site, which the company has owned for more than a decade. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

A statement said that despite investing more than £180 million to counter decades of “significant” underinvestment, the company believes nothing more can be done to ensure operations are safe and economically viable.

Ineos consults on Teesside plant closure putting 220 jobs at risk

-Successful EFIB in Brussels

How can biotechnology and bioeconomy contribute to establish a sustainable and circular economy? Nearly 500 attendees discussed latest trends at EFIB 2019 in Brussels.

More than 260 companies with 480 delegates from 30 countries joined for this year’s “European Forum for industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy” (EFIB), which was the 12th edition of the business conference organised by EuropaBio and BIOCOM AG from 30 Sept to 2 Oct in Brussels, Belgium.

Having a packed programme with 80+ speakers in 13 sessions many different insights into latest R&D and regulatory trends in the areas of food, plastics, synthetic biology, bioprocesses, global bioeconomy policies, novel feedstocks, materials and fashion have been presented throughout the conference. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

The cevent also offered a lively exhibition with 27 presenting companies, organisations, networks and research institutes.

Successful EFIB in Brussels

-EPCA ’19: Europe BDO poor demand to persist on weak auto sales

Low demand in the European butanediol (BDO) market is expected to persist into 2020 if automotive sales do not improve.

Downstream polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) demand remains weak and bearishness is likely to continue in the fourth quarter, as year-end destocking takes place.

Alongside tepid demand, ample global BDO supply is expected to continue with high inventories across the board. Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

Weak demand and lengthy supply fundamentals are key factors considered in the ongoing fourth-quarter contract negotiations.

Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

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-8th edition of the Future of Polyolefins Summit

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 8th edition of the Future of Polyolefins Summit will be taking place in Brussels, Belgium on the 22nd & 23rd January 2020.

With the increased attention on plastic & waste from the public, the polyolefins industry is facing many changes, not only from a regulation perspective, but also in designing products meeting sustainability & circular economy targets.  The entire value chain now needs to adapt to this new era for plastics in order to thrive and make a positive impact on the planet.

Over the two days, the participants will discuss the trends of the polyolefins industry and its end-products, and of course  how to implement the circular economy targets at each step of the value chain.

Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers

-Introducing a World-First: A Coke bottle made with plastic from the sea

Coca-Cola is unveiling the first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that, one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks. Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers 

This sample is the first ever plastic bottle made using marine litter that has been successfully recycled and reused in food and drink packaging.

About 300 sample bottles have been produced using 25% recycled marine plastic[1], retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. A small step for now, but the technology behind it has big potential.

The marine plastic bottle has been developed to show the transformational potential of revolutionary ‘enhanced recycling’ technologies, which can recycle previously used plastics of any quality back to the high-quality needed for food or drinks packaging.

Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers

-Tethered Caps: BERICAP presents new product solutions

On 3 July 2019, the EU published a far-reaching regulation on the reduction of plastic waste in the oceans.Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers 

In addition to a complete ban on certain disposable products such as cotton swabs or straws made of plastic, the regulation also includes a provision on closures for plastic beverage bottles, which poses significant challenges to the industry.

According to the legislative text, plastic closures must remain attached to the bottle during consumption by July 2024 at the latest.

Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers

-Dow launches new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic

Dow  today announces the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic. This innovative new solution, called Dow Agility CE, is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product offering of Dow’s plastics circularity portfolio to incorporate a high percentage of post-consumer plastic waste.Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers 

This new resin consists of a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) into which recycled plastic shrink film is incorporated without sacrificing material quality and functionality in the final application.

“What is exciting about Dow Agility CE is that previously mechanically recycled content has often diminished or degraded in quality,” stated Carsten Larsen, Commercial Recycling Director for Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business.

Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers 

-New sorting can increase plastic recycling

Two new sorting plants at district heating plants in Stockholm and Sigtuna could increase plastic recycling by hundreds of percent, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Ekot reports in Sweden’s Radio. Petrochemicals Graphene Biopolymers 

Today, Swedish households throw over 200,000 tonnes of plastic packaging directly in the garbage without sorting them, according to a review by Ekot.

But the new plants will be able to capture much of the plastic that today goes to combustion.

– We believe that plastic recycling can increase by factor five, ie five times more plastic.

New sorting can increase plastic recycling

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-GrapheneCA provides graphene for major commercial construction project in Mexico

GrapheneCA has reported that it is the sole provider for all of the graphene being used in a major commercial construction project that makes use of the miracle material currently underway in Mexico.

In a statement, the privately-owned graphene supplier and manufacturer, said the new convention center, Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, which is being built 200 kilometers away from Cancún, relies on concrete enhanced by GrapheneCA’s 99.7% carbon pure graphene in its entirety.

Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

-Investment of €762 million in carbon fiber

The manufacturer of fibers Hyosung Corp., Seoul/South Korea, plans to increase its annual output of carbon fiber from 2,000 to 24,000 tons by 2028 with a total investment of KRW 1 trillion (€762 million) by 2028.

With the first expansion underway, the company plans to complete a carbon fiber plant with an annual capacity of 2,000 tons in January 2020 and begin full-scale production in February. Employment is also expected to increase significantly from the current 400 to more than 2,300 new jobs by 2028. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

Carbon fiber is used in applications from internal and external materials for automobiles and building reinforcements to sports and leisure sectors and advanced future industries such as space aviation. Carbon fiber has a quarter of the weight of steel but is 10 times stronger and 7 times more elastic.

Investment of €762 million in carbon fiber

-Unlocking the circular economy — Petrochemical manufacturers lead the charge to reinvent recycling

Petrochemical manufacturers are commonly known as creators of the building blocks for plastic. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

But increasingly, they’re making headlines for reversing that process — turning used plastic products back into their original building-block monomers — and advancing other recycling solutions critical to addressing concerns about plastic waste.

Plastic products are vital to our lives, enabling everything from food preservation, to sanitation in health care, to technology and virtual connection, to energy innovations like solar panels and wind turbines.

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-Plastic: from problem to circular resource

-Currently only 50% of plastics can be physically recycled. The rest, termed ‘End-of-Life Plastic’, is sent to landfill, incinerated or ends up in our oceans.

Almost two years after China Sword (the World’s major waste importer banning the import of foreign waste), we still need to get better at dealing with our own plastic – we can no longer ship the “problem” overseas.Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

At the heart of the issue is a mindset shift (a “back to the future” style thinking where resources are re-used).

We need to stop thinking of plastic as a waste and start treating it as a resource with value.

Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

-Revised test method for antibacterial finishes on textile materials

One of the most commonly used test methods to measure antimicrobial activity on treated textiles is the AATCC TM100.

This method, developed in the 1960’s by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, and updated periodically, has now been updated to more accurately capture the performance of today’s antimicrobials that have a smaller environmental impact.  Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

This revised method provides the industry with more consistent and uniform test results.

The revised AATCC TM100-2019 eliminates the variability on many of the critical steps that previously led to variability in test results, even on identical substrate.

Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

-Siegwerk and APK work together to improve the recyclability of plastic packaging

Siegwerk, one of the world’s leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and APK AG, a specialist in the production of high quality plastic granulate from plastic waste, want to meet the challenges of plastic recycling together and further optimise the recyclability of plastic packaging working in a circular economy.

Plastic waste is one of the major issues of our time. Almost 80 million tons of plastic waste accumulate worldwide, and currently only about 10 percent of the resources used in the production of plastics are recovered through recycling. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

The remaining 90 percent are incinerated, dumped or enter the environment uncontrolled.

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-Trinseo completes acquisition of Dow’s latex manufacturing assets in Rheinmunster, Germany

Trinseo has completed the acquisition from Dow of latex production facilities and related infrastructure at Rheinmunster, Germany. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

The transaction includes full ownership and operational control of both latex production facilities at Rheinmunster, as well as site infrastructure and services contracts, and approximately 108 employees who have transferred from Dow to Trinseo.

Trinseo completes acquisition of Dow’s latex manufacturing assets in Rheinmunster, Germany

-Toray starts production of PA and PBT at new compounding plant in India

Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan; www.toray.com) announced that Toray Industries (India) Pvt. Ltd. began manufacturing polyamide (PA) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) at a new facility in September. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

Key applications for these resins include components for automotive and electrical and electronic.

This first Indian plastic compounding unit of a Japanese manufacturer should reach its full operating capacity of around 5,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) in the near future.

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-Bioplastics maker Bio-on takes a big earnings hit for first half 2019

The stock price of Italian bioplastics maker Bio-On srl fell just over 10% on 24 July after the release of a scathing report by a US investment firm

Italy-based bioplastics maker Bio-on says its sales took a nosedive in the first half of 2019, reaching only 917,000 euros ($1 million), compared to 6.1 million euros ($6.7 million) a year earlier.Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

The beleaguered manufacturer of PHA bioplastic posted losses of 4.9 million euros ($5.3 million), double the loss of 2.3 million euros ($2.5 million) posted in June 2018. The final result amounted to a loss of 10 million euros ($10.9 million) against a loss of 2.9 million euros ($3.2 million) as of June 30, 2018.

Bioplastics maker Bio-on takes a big earnings hit for first half 2019

-Circular economy a focus for extruder manufacturers at K 2019

Extrusion will get a full showing at K 2019 — compounding, pipe and profile, medical tubing, and even a touch of pultrusion. Bioresins and recycled materials are among the “green extrusion” highlights. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

Here is a sampling of what K showgoers can see:

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron, at (Hall 14, Booth B19) will demonstrate sustainable production, with a focus on recycling and biodegradable plastics. The main themes center on simplified handling, increased efficiency and cost savings — covering both turnkey systems and the areas of compounding, pelletizing, feeding and conveying.

Circular economy a focus for extruder manufacturers at K 2019

-New UPM Raflatac Smart Circle wash-off labelling solutions enable recycl-ability

UPM Raflatac continues to deliver smart, sustainable labelling solutions on its journey beyond fossils with a new range of wash-off materials for the European market.

UPM Raflatac SmartCircle™ wash-off labelling solutions respond to the growing demand for innovative ways to increase the recyclability of PET and reuse of glass packaging.

SmartCircle wash-off solutions ensure label materials will separate during the PET washing process. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

An increased yield of clean, high-purity PET flakes sink to the bottom, increasing the availability of high-quality recycled raw material, reducing the need for virgin plastic.

New UPM Raflatac Smart Circle wash-off labelling solutions enable recycl-ability

-Breakthrough Technology Takes Plastic From the Ocean and Uses It in a Coca-Cola Bottle

Today, The Coca-Cola Company unveiled its first-ever sample bottles made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that, one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

This sample Coca-Cola bottle is the first-ever plastic bottle made using marine plastic that has been successfully recycled for food and drink packaging.

Breakthrough Technology Takes Plastic From the Ocean and Uses It in a Coca-Cola Bottle

-Japan’s JXTG expands use of Argus PX prices

Japan’s JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, the world’s largest merchant seller of paraxylene (PX), has changed the pricing basis for its 2020 term contracts to rely more heavily on Argus cfr Taiwan and China spot assessments. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

The company has offered its term supplies for next year on a 50pc Argus, 50pc Icis basis. It previously priced its PX sales on a 50pc Platts, 25pc Argus and 25pc Icis weighting.

Japan’s JXTG expands use of Argus PX prices

-INEOS mulls Seal Sands ACN plant closure

INEOS is mulling the closure of its Seal Sands, UK, acrylonitrile (ACN) plant due to the level of investment that would be needed to make the site economically viable, the Switzerland-headquartered producer said on Thursday.

INEOS employs 224 people at the site, although not all those jobs would necessarily go if the company decides to close the ACN unit, as some workers could be reassigned to other operations at Seal Sands, it said. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

The ACN plant has a production capacity of 280,000 tonnes/year.

INEOS mulls Seal Sands ACN plant closure

-India’s EPDM demand falls on auto industry slump

India’s demand for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is expected to remain weak because of the slump in the automotive industry amid a sluggish economy.

Declining feedstock ethylene costs and ample supply of cheaper EPDM from the Middle East and Europe also weighed on demand and exerted downward price pressure.

On 2 October, EPDM prices fell to $1,600-1,650/tonne CFR (cost & freight) India, down by $100/tonne from the previous week. Circular Economy Graphene Biopolymers

Ethylene spot prices were at $775/tonne CFR northeast (NE) Asia on 1 October, down by about 15% since early August, ICIS data showed.

India’s EPDM demand falls on auto industry slump

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Braskem Idesa sets ‘fast track’ and long-term plans to import US ethane, will expand cracker by end 2021

Braskem Idesa will take a novel approach in sourcing US ethane for its 1.05m tonne/year cracker and polyethylene (PE) units in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico with a “fast track approach” involving trucks for the last mile, the CEO of joint venture partner Grupo Idesa said on Tuesday.

Braskem Idesa has a 1.05m tonne/year ethane cracker and polyethylene (PE) units in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

The Braskem Idesa cracker has been receiving around 75-80% of its ethane feedstock requirements from Mexico state-owned oil and gas producer Pemex as gas production in the southern part of the country has been less than expected, said Jose Luis Uriegas, CEO of Grupo Idesa.

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-DIEFFENBACHER and Arburg Combine Expertise

DIEFFENBACHER and Arburg, both family-owned companies from Baden-Württemberg, will in future cooperate to develop new solutions for the transfer moulding of hybrid components. Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

This allows them to combine their expertise in the fields of press systems and automated presses as well as injection moulding technology, bringing together the advantages of both worlds.

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-Asia’s benzene market remains on a downtrend partly as a result of slump in the crude oil futures, while market participants expect supply to remain ample for the rest of this year.

Weak US manufacturing data added further downward pressure on the crude markets with Brent crude futures slipping below $59/bbl.

Over in Asia, trade slowed down as China kicked off its week-long National Day holidays on 1 October.Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Demand for benzene is expected to be tepid this week with Chinese buyers out of the market.

Spot prices of benzene declined to below $700/tonne FOB (free on board) Korea this week, from $751/tonne FOB Korea on 17 September.

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-Wittmann bringing a new era for robotics to K 2019

At K 2019, Wittmann will showcase numerous new robot models: two new appliances of the Primus series – Primus 16T and Primus 48T – as well as three models of the Sonic high-speed series: Sonic 131, Sonic 142 and Sonic 143.

Wittmann is just as proud of the newly developed WX138 robot, which will also be presented to the public for the first time.

Wittmann is famous for robots equipped with mobile X-axes, and in cases of flexible gripper design with various additional axes: that is, in complex automation solutions for injection moulding machines. Their design has a positive effect on the vertical dimensions of production cells, since it thus becomes possible to work with lower adapters.

Wittmann bringing a new era for robotics to K 2019

-Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle of the South Atlantic, probably come from Chinese merchant ships, a study published Monday said.

The study offers fresh evidence that the vast garbage patches floating in the middle of oceans, which have sparked much consumer hand-wringing in recent years, are less the product of people dumping single-use plastics in waterways or on land, than they are the result of merchant marine vessels tossing their waste overboard by the ton.

Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

-SONGWON to launch new family of flame-retardants & showcase the strength of its overall strategy

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd., the 2nd largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world and a key global specialty chemicals player will be highlighting the success of its corporate strategy and its innovation strength when it launches an entire new family of flame-retardant synergists at K 2019. Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Since its foundation over 50 years ago, SONGWON has progressively grown from being the only plastic additives manufacturer in Korea in 1965 to a global leader in the development, production and supply of specialty chemicals. At K 2019, SONGWON will be featuring an impressive array of products and application-tailored solutions from its broad and growing portfolio.

SONGWON to launch new family of flame-retardants & showcase the strength of its overall strategy

-MEAF combines its rPET extruders with Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system

As of today MEAF customers can order their rPET extruders with a Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system for the drying and decontamination of post-consumer PET flakes for the production of food packaging in compliance with food safety regulations.

The extrusion part of the combination, a MEAF 90mm APET extruder with an inline IV measurement device, will be presented by MEAF at K 2019.

The use of a MEAF PET extruder in combination with the IR-CLEAN system offers food packaging manufacturers a solution that has been verified by a Letter of Non-Objection from the US FDA and is in compliance with the criteria established by EFSA, for the use of recycled materials for direct food contact packaging.

PET sheet producers can thereby meet strict recycling demands and take a major step towards circular PET production.Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

MEAF combines its rPET extruders with Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system

-Husky makes changes to hot runners, controllers, medical unit

Husky Injection Molding System Ltd. is reorganizing its hot runners, controllers and medical (HRCM) business and making leadership changes to support the strategy.

The Bolton, Ontario-based injection molding equipment supplier said Oct. 1 it has further expanded its digitalized Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM) by including the HRCM operations under the program. Husky also moved its rigid packaging operations unit under the model earlier this year.Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

-Toledo, Lucas Co. officials offer community recycling tips

It’s possible area residents are getting a little too gung ho about recycling.

That was one of the messages from Toledo and Lucas County officials Tuesday stressing the importance of proper and careful recycling. Each year, the city spends between $500,000 and $700,000 to address contaminated recyclables.

“I think the community has gotten into the habit of recycling,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. “But sometimes we’ve gotten so good at it that we’re recycling things that can’t be recycled. At a time when budgets are tight, we can’t afford to waste half-a-million dollars a year.”  Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Toledo, Lucas Co. officials offer community recycling tips

-Novolex’s Adrianne Tipton to Speak at Premier Conference for the Specialty Papers Industry

Novolex™ Senior Vice President of Innovation Adrianne Tipton will speak today at Specialty Papers US, the premier event in North America dedicated to showcasing innovation in the specialty papers industry.

Tipton will highlight some of the key application developments and sustainability innovations in the industry, detailing significant trends and legislation impacting the market. Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

“I’m honored to speak at this important conference that brings together the industry’s top experts and leaders focused on identifying trends and developing solutions,” said Tipton, a member of Novolex’s Senior Leadership Team.

Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

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Circular Economy Composites biodegradable 02-10-2019

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

-U.S. shale oil boom ends as lower prices take toll

Domestic crude production fell 276,000 barrels per day to 11.806 million bpd in July, according to data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Monday.

The month-on-month reduction was entirely attributable to the Gulf of Mexico, where output fell 332,000 bpd, because many offshore platforms were shut due to the threat from tropical storm Barry.Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Onshore production from the Lower 48 states, much of it from shale plays, actually increased by 63,000 bpd to a multi-decade high of 9.778 million bpd.

Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

-Bio-Polyamide Market to witness high growth in near future for Chemicals & Advanced Materials sector with CAGR of 11.52% in 2023

Will useful for

Identifying latest & upcoming opportunities in the Bio-Polyamide Market by determining the largest and fastest-growing segments across regions.

Analysing demand-side factors based on the impact of current economic factors such as CAGR, GDP, population size, per capita income, technological advancements, growing innovations, and the cost/price of products used in the market. Identifying and profiling key players in the Bio-Polyamide market. Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Understanding the competitive landscape and identifying the major growth strategies adopted by top players across key regions in Chemicals & Advanced Materials Sector.

Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

-Machinery makers to parade smarter, more sustainable options at K 2019

K 2019 will turn Messe Düsseldorf into a mammoth injection molding plant from Oct. 16-23. Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Injection press manufacturers will show off many of the signature themes of the plastics industry today: a circular economy, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and new technology to improve service and enable preventive maintenance, including augmented reality and the use of sensors to predict problems.

Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

-Weekly resin report: Hefty PE price increase on deck for October, but it may not come to pass

The resin markets headed into the end of the month and the end of the third quarter in fine form—general liquidity was good and completed volumes were strong, according to the PlasticsExchange (Chicago).

Prices in the spot marketplace varied considerably and, despite emerging bullish signals, overall prices for both polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) remained pressured.

Weekly resin report: Hefty PE price increase on deck for October, but it may not come to pass

-Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 registrations open

Exhibitors can now register immediately for the two leading international trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess 2021. Once again, from 4-7 May 2021, Techtextil and Texprocess, the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials, will be attracting exhibitors and visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt.

Companies, which book a stand at one of the two fairs by no later than 21 February 2020, will benefit from an early-bird price. And another new feature: for the first time Techtextil and Texprocess will be occupying a total of seven halls in the western section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre.

Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 registrations open

-Prada’s Re-Nylon initiative repurposes fabric waste

For the fourth episode of Prada’s “What We Carry,” National Geographic Explorer and photojournalist Hannah Reyes Morales and Chinese actor and Prada reporter Wei Daxun traveled to China and visited a clothing factory in Ganzhou City called Parawin.

It has 300 workers that are divided into pattern cutters and garment makers. It is also the first factory to partner with Aquafil, an Econyl textile yarn producer. Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

-US Chemours sets targets in drive for sustainability

US-based Chemours is adopting ambitious goals to achieve its sustainability goals, something it says is necessary if the company wants to convince the public that it is taking the issue seriously, the company’s CEO said. Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Chemours included these as part of its larger corporate responsibility commitment goals that it announced last year. On Monday, it issued a follow-up report on those goals. It lists 10 corporate-responsibility goals, and Chemours plans to achieve them by 2030.

US Chemours sets targets in drive for sustainability

-Krones, Stadler collaborate on PET recycling solutions

Postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and other plastic scrap can be a valuable resource for the packaging sector and other industries; however, currently this resource remains unused in many areas. In order to bring about a lasting change, Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, and Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH, United Kingdom, have joined forces in a partnership. Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Their common goal is to harness the advantages of plastics recycling for customers around the world to benefit as simply and profitably as possible, according to a news release.

-Milliken introduces KeyPlast RESIST

Milliken & Company has announced the launch of KeyPlast RESIST, a spectrum of bright, high-performance colorants for engineering plastics.

Polyamide resins and high-heat engineering polymers present unique challenges in the world of plastics. The materials of choice in demanding electrical, automotive and industrial applications, polyamide resins and high-heat engineering polymers are subject to high-temperature processing and require steady, reliable performance properties, making vibrancy of colour difficult to achieve. Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Milliken introduces KeyPlast RESIST

-BOPET film is one of fastest growing polymer substrates, finds AMI

A new report by AMI Consulting has found that BOPET film is one of the fastest-growing polymer film substrates, with growth driven by its extensive use in both packaging and technical applications, due to its unique combination of properties.

Capacity is forecast to increase by over 50 per cent in 2023, with the biggest surge in capacity during 2013 to 2018.Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

In 2018, global BOPET capacity is estimated at 6.7 million tonnes, with the biggest volume located in China.

BOPET film is one of fastest growing polymer substrates, finds AMI

-Saudi Arabia warns of ‘unimaginably high’ oil prices

Saudi Arabia has warned that in the event of no action been taken against Iran, there will be a disruption of energy supplies with oil prices jumping to “unimaginably high numbers.”

The Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, in an interview to CBS television channel, said “If the world does not take a strong and firm action to deter Iran, we will see further escalations that will threaten world interests.

Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.” Circular Economy Composites biodegradable

Saudi Arabia warns of ‘unimaginably high’ oil prices

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Aquafil Sustainability Biobased Materials

Aquafil Sustainability Biobased Materials

3 Questions with… Fabrizio Calenti, Executive Director, Aquafil

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Aquafil Sustainability Biobased Materials

How could the textile sector contribute to a more sustainable planet and which role could play novel biobased materials?

There is no doubt that the introduction of biobased materials (with lower environmental footprint) will play a major role in next years, and represents a step forward into a more sustainable textile sector, which is traditionally associated to high water consumption, wide use of chemicals and CO2 emission. However, shifting from fossil- to bio-based ingredients does not represent a final solution, but only a starting point: the use of biomaterials is as important as their end of life, which is not supposed to be automatically sustainable because of the biobased origin. Indeed, characteristics like biodegradability or compostability are not directly linked to the nature of the feedstock, but only to the chemical structure of the materials.That’s why sustainability cannot rely only on biobased materials, but can be only achieved through an “ecodesign”of the product, where the structure is conceived with the end in mind, and by using ingredients that can be recycled or regenerated at the end of the product’s useful life. Aquafil Sustainability Biobased Materials 

In which activities/initiatives is Aquafil already involved and which further plans do you have in this respect?

In 2011, when Aquafil launched the ECONYL® Regeneration System as innovative platform that enables the chemical regeneration of Nylon 6 from waste, we have brought to market a Nylon 6 which does not rely on fossil feedstock. This has been the first step toward decoupling Aquafil’s production processes from crude oil, and such transition has been recently boosted by a new initiative, launched in 2018 in partnership with Genomatica: the production of the first ever biobased Nylon 6 via an innovative biotech route starting from renewable plantbased feedstock. Aquafil Sustainability Biobased Materials 

The beauty of biobased Nylon 6 lies in its nature: made from renewable feedstock, thus avoiding to deplete limited fossil resources from our planet, it will be exactly the same as Nylon made from crude oil, and will be infinitely regenerable once it turns into waste. With the ambition of not only demonstrate the production of biobased Nylon 6, but also validate it in the manufacturing of yarns, fabrics and final product, the has been then expanded in project EFFECTIVE, a 4-years R&D project co-funded by BBI and the EC and involving the whole value chain.

Where do you see the biggest challenge for bringing more sustainable manufacturing/material technologies into the textile market?

It is of key importance not only to develop new materials that can match (or even exceed) the performance of the benchmark, but also that these materials can be further processed through the manufacturing technologies currently available, without requiring any significant adjustment or modification to each step of the supply chain which turns them into final products. Aquafil Sustainability Biobased Materials 

A further challenge is the potential higher cost of a biobased raw material, particularly in its early stage, when the novelty of the process and the infancy of its market penetration will not support its competitiveness. However, this hurdle can be overtaken by leveraging the growing appetite which consumers express for sustainable ingredients.

You can meet Aquafil at EFIB in Brussels on 30 September – 2 October 2019.

Aquafil Econyl Polyamide Regenerated

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-China’s SM supply will rise after National Day holiday

China’s styrene monomer (SM)supply will increase on higher inventories andmore domestic output in October despite severalupcoming plant turnarounds.

The inventory levels of SM in east China wereat 74,500 tonnes in the week ended 27September, a decrease of 12.5% week on weekbecause severe wind weather had led to a delayin arrivals totaling 40,000-50,000 tonnes.

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-‘Concerns’ raised over biodegradable plastics

Speakers from across the plastics supply chain have explained that there is ‘concern’ in the industry with regards to biodegradable or compostable plastic packaging.

However, in response, others have said that the material can be a success if systems incorporating it are implemented correctly.

This was among the topics debated from a panel discussion at the annual Recoup Conference last Thursday (September 26), which was held at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough

The discussion moved on to biodegradable plastics following a speech from Liz Smith, global packaging director of haircare at Unilever, who was discussing her company’s efforts to increase the recycling rate of its product packaging.

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-Is plastic the enemy?

Is plastic the enemy? To watch Blue Planet and listen to Greta Thunberg, you might think so.

But there are some things that plastic simply does better than the alternatives, which are not necessarily more eco-friendly in any case.

So should we be looking for a better way to use the material, rather than to get rid of it altogether?

Circular Economy Composites Polymers

-PureCycle says it has recycled waste carpet into PP

U.S.-based recycling specialist PureCycle Technologies LLC has completed a pilot project to recycle polypropylene carpet into ultra-pure recycled polypropylene (UPRP) resin, using its proprietary recovery technology.

PureCycle’s recycling process, developed and licensed by consumer goods company Procter & Gamble Co., separates color, odor and any other contaminants from plastic waste feedstock to convert this into UPRP resin with virgin-like properties.

Circular Economy Composites Polymers

-Raise basic customs duty on polyester yarns to 10%: NITMA

The Northern India Textile Mills’ Association (NITMA) recently urged the government to raise the basic customs duty on polyester yarns from 5 per cent to 10 per cent and modify the free trade agreements (FTAs) with Vietnam and Indonesia to exclude this item from the list of items being cleared at zero duty in India or include raw materials for the yarn in this list.

These steps will help domestic textile mills get a level playing ground. Textile mills in North India are in huge trouble now due to the two FTAs, feels NITMA, which has noted an ‘astronomical’ rise in the quantity of polyester yarn imported from these two countries.

Raise basic customs duty on polyester yarns to 10%: NITMA

-Silvergate develops masterbatch with 30 per cent recylate

Custom colour masterbatch manufacturer Silvergate Plastics has developed a white masterbatch that includes a minimum of 30 per cent recycled content while still behaving like a virgin product.

“Despite the current focus on plastics waste dominating headlines, plastics will continue to play a major role in all our lives,” said Tony Bestall, Silvergate’s chief executive. “Whilst our initial development has been for high volume whites, we can implement this technology into almost any colour. Our product gives 100 per cent repeatability in process and is suitable for food contact applications, making the new range incredibly attractive to our customers and end-users.”

-Silvergate develops masterbatch with 30 per cent recylate

-Asda adopts CPET trays for ready meals

Asda is to move 97 of its fresh ready meal lines to trays made from detectable and recyclable natural CPET. According to the UK supermarket, the trays, supplied by UK thermoformer Faerch, will transform 775 tonnes of plastics and 45 million ready meal trays from non-recyclable to recyclable material.

“Over 130 million of our ready meals are purchased each year by our customers, so this change to packaging means customers don’t have to prioritise plastics reduction over grocery decision making, ensuring they can continue purchasing quality products at great prices, but with the added value of recycle-ready packaging,” said Paul Gillow, Asda’s vice president of own-brand and commercial strategy.

Asda adopts CPET trays for ready meals

-China-Iran Oil Deal Undermines the Dollar

What do the world’s leading terror sponsor and the world’s largest oil importer have in common? They’re working against the U.S. dollar.

Iran struck a major oil deal with China at a meeting in August, reported the Petroleum Economist on September 3. The crude oil will be paid for in Chinese yuan. This is a blow to the United States dollar, which for decades has been the standard currency for oil trade.

China will invest $280 billion into Iran’s oil economy; an extra $120 billion will go toward improving transport infrastructure.

The magnitude of the investments have caused some to doubt China’s ability to follow through. It has a history of promising more than it actually delivers. Whether China can deliver or not, the deal is a major step forward in shifting trade away from the American dollar.

Circular Economy Composites Polymers

-OPEC oil output sinks to lowest since 2011 after Saudi attacks: Reuters survey

OPEC oil output has fallen to an eight-year low in September after attacks on Saudi oil plants cut production, deepening the impact of a supply pact and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, a Reuters survey found.

OPEC oil output sinks to lowest since 2011 after Saudi attacks: Reuters survey

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-Cordenka fibres bag certificate for compostability

he cellulose-based natural fibres produced by Cordenka, a partner of BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites, have received confirmation of their biodegradability from TÜV Rheinland.

The certifications for compostability of cellulose fibres confirm that Cordenka’s multifilament yarns are biodegradable in industrial and natural environments, i.e. in soil and compost.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

For the certification, different properties were tested, such as metabolism and disintegration under industrial composting conditions. In addition, the tests showed that there was no ecotoxicity, BÜFA Thermoplastic announced on its website.

Cordenka fibres bag certificate for compostability

-US September PP contracts settle higher, tracking propylene

US September polypropylene (PP)contracts were assessed 1 cent/lb ($22/tonne)higher, tracking anequivalent rise in the September propylene contract.

US PP contracts aretypically formula-based and are set atfeedstock polymer-grade propylene (PGP) valuesplus an adder.

Adders have been under pressure in recentmonths as PP demand has been sluggish whilesupplies have remained long.

US September PP contracts settle higher, tracking propylene

-Pemex Faces Oil Trading Team Exodus Amid Pricing Review

Petroleos Mexicanos’ head of crude oil trading Victor Briones and two other executives left the company amid a conflict over an external review of the nation’s crude price formulas, people familiar with the matter said. Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

Briones, who worked for two decades at PMI, the trading arm of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, left along with vice president of crude trading Carlos Islas and vice president of oil analysis Alfonso Mendoza, according to four people.

Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

-Tanker costs surge as Chinese firms face sanctions over Iran oil

Oil tanker costs are surging after the U.S. slapped sanctions on Chinese companies it accused of hauling Iranian crude on Wednesday, prompting a scramble in freight markets to secure alternative vessels.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

Rates for ships hauling 2 million-barrel cargoes of Middle East oil to Asia have jumped 19 percent, according to data from the Baltic Exchange in London.

Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

-Lower rates may revive auto market

Ali Bilaloğlu, the chairman of the Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD), has welcomed the Central Bank’s latest decision to further cut its interest rates, saying this move may reduce consumers’ borrowing costs and boost vehicle sales.

The Turkish Central Bank on Sept. 12 lowered its policy rate (one-week repo rate) by 325 basis points to 16.5 percent from 19.75 percent.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

“This [the Central Bank’s rate cut] was a step in the right direction. Monthly borrowing costs of consumers may ease toward 1 percent.  There is no doubt, this will have a positive impact on first-hand car sales,” Bilaloğlu said.

Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

-More Fracking, or More War?

It’s our choice.

Here is a news lead that begins with a bang and ends with a whimper: “The strike on the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including damage to the world’s biggest petroleum-processing facility, has driven oil prices to their highest level in” — here, Reuters should have used some ellipses of irony — “nearly four months.”

Four months!

If the United States declines to go to war against Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia, our increasingly troublesome client state, one of the reasons for that happy development will be: because we do not need to.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

It is no longer the case that the world sneezes when the Saudis catch a cold. U.S. interests and Saudi interests remain aligned, broadly, but they are severable.

Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

-Coca-Cola European Partners to Eliminate 4,000-Plus Tons of Multipack Shrink Wrap

Replacing plastic shrink wrap with 100% recyclable paperboard for its multipack cans across Western Europe will help CCEP meet its Action on Packaging commitments.

Coke-image.jpgCoca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced it will be replacing plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its can multipacks across Western Europe, removing approximately 4,000 tonnes (4,400 U.S. tons) of single-use plastic per year across the region.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

This is the latest move in Coca-Cola’s efforts to meet its Action on Packaging commitments to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

-Recycling: Sesotec to Unveil New Metal Detector and Plastic Material Analysis System

Sesotec GmbH will launch its Rapid Pro Sense 6 metal detector and the Flake Scan plastic material analysis system at K 2019.

Sesotec GmbH will showcase metal detectors from its GF, Protector and Rapid Pro Sense 6 series at K 2019. The detectors can be used in a variety of material infeed applications and ensure high plant availability for processing machinery and equipment by preventing unscheduled machine downtime due to metal particles and avoid the repair costs associated with breaks in production and potential recalls.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

The Rapid Pro Sense 6 metal detector, which will be unveiled at K 2019, is equipped with a newly-developed reject mechanism designed for compound manufacturers that have frequent color changes or process abrasive materials.

Recycling: Sesotec to Unveil New Metal Detector and Plastic Material Analysis System

-The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

It looked like Trump was going to bomb Iran over Saudi Arabia. Now it doesn’t.

If you’re worried that the United States will go to war with Iran, you’re not the only one. But based on the events of this week, there’s much less to worry about — at least for now.

Last Saturday, two vital oil facilities belonging to Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Aramco were attacked by what appear to be 10 drones and nearly 20 missiles. The assault shut down roughly half of the company’s production, hitting the global oil market hard and triggering the largest oil price spike in roughly 30 years.

The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

-Analysis of PLA Geometric Properties Processed by FFF Additive Manufacturing: Effects of Process Parameters and Plate-Extruder Precision Motion

The evolution of fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology, initially restricted to the manufacturing of prototypes, has led to its application in the manufacture of finished functional products with excellent mechanical properties.

However, FFF technology entails drawbacks in aspects, such as dimensional and geometric precision, and surface finish. These aspects are crucial for the assembly and service life of functional parts, with geometric qualities lagging far behind the optimum levels obtained by conventional manufacturing processes. Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

A further shortcoming is the proliferation of low cost FFF 3D printers with low quality mechanical components, and malfunctions that have a critical impact on the quality of finished products.

Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

-Freudenberg produces thermal insulation from fibreballs

Freudenberg Performance Materials has come out with new thermal insulation – comfortemp fibreball padding – the first ever padding made from fibreballs which unites the benefits of loose down filling and padding with high level of quality. The material insulates 80 per cent better than conventional padding even though it is as light and soft as down.Circular Economy Recycling Technopolymers

The special thermal insulation by Freudenberg Performance Materials is soft, warm, breathable, durable and sustainable. A material that benefits both industry and consumers. With more and more people spending time outdoors to unwind after a hard day’s work, reliable clothing is a must since inclement weather such as rain, snow, and cold may play spoilsport.

Freudenberg produces thermal insulation from fibreballs

-Roundup: Weekly oil prices plunge as Middle East tensions ease

Oil prices plunged for the week ending Sept. 27 following reports of a partial ceasefire in Yemen as well as the development of crude oil output restoration in Saudi Arabia, with the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery down 3.75 percent and Brent crude oil for November delivery down 3.69 percent.

WTI closed the week at 55.91 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude finished the week at 61.91 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.

Roundup: Weekly oil prices plunge as Middle East tensions ease

-Attacks on Saudi Aramco will not cause oil shortage in the world, experts say

If they fail to restore production in a couple of weeks, then it will be necessary to use strategic reserves in other countries,one of the experts believes

The world will not face a shortage of oil due to a drop in output in Saudi Arabia, even if it takes several weeks to restore production. That is according to experts interviewed by TASS.

At the same time, the high risk of disruption of oil production negatively affects the reputation of oil as a reliable source of energy and may accelerate the search for its alternatives.

Attacks on Saudi Aramco will not cause oil shortage in the world, experts say

-Iran’s oil sector on ‘full alert’ against attacks

Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said “it is necessary for all companies and installations of the oil industry to be on full alert against physical and cyber threats.

TEHRAN: Iran’s oilNSE -1.11 % minister on Sunday ordered his country’s energy sector to be on high alert to the threat of “physical and cyber” attacks.

Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said “it is necessary for all companies and installations of the oil industry to be on full alert against physical and cyber threats,” in a statement published on the oil ministry’s Shana website.

Iran's oil sector on 'full alert' against attacks

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PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM23/09/201930/09/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,900 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton-100
Bottle grade PET chips export market880 $/ton870 $/ton-10
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

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6,725 yuan/ton6,575 yuan/ton-150
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,825 yuan/ton6,700 yuan/ton-125
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,080 yuan/ton5,120 yuan/ton+40
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
660 $/ton 650 $/ton-10
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,150 yuan/ton5,155 yuan/ton+5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market610 $/ton603 $/ton-7
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market804 $/ton799 $/ton-5
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market785 $/ton779 $/ton-6
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

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752 $/ton740 $/ton-12
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,870 yuan/ton7,720 yuan/ton
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Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,300 yuan/ton7,250 yuan/ton-50
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,350 yuan/ton9,200 yuan/ton-150
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,900 yuan/ton8,500 yuan/ton-400
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
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8,120 yuan/ton7,800 yuan/ton-320
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,530 yuan/ton7,250 yuan/ton-280
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,900 yuan/ton12,900 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,450 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,750 yuan/ton13,500 yuan/ton-250
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,750 yuan/ton13,450 yuan/ton-300
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,800 yuan/ton22,800 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

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15,900 yuan/ton15,700 yuan/ton-200
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,400 yuan/ton18,400 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,750 yuan/ton16,750 yuan/ton
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,300 yuan/ton8,300 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,900 yuan/ton5,760 yuan/ton-140
Benzene overseas  market735 $/ton712 $/ton -23
Ethylene South East market830 $/ton800 $/ton-30
Ethylene NWE  market874 $/ton971 $/ton-3
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market12,500 yuan/ton12,700 yuan/ton+200
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,700 yuan/ton10,700 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market8,800 yuan/ton8,600 yuan/ton-200
Naphtha overseas market 

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531 $/ton513 $/ton
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Phenol domestic market 8,750 yuan/ton8,750 yuan/ton
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,140 $/ton 1,124 $/ton-16
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,270 $/ton 1,265 $/ton-5
LDPE CFR Far East 902 $/ton942 $/ton+40
LLDPE CFR Far East832 $/ton902 $/ton+70
LDPE   FOB Middle East888 $/ton928 $/ton+40
LLDPE FOB Middle East818 $/ton888 $/ton+70
HDPE CFR Far East898 $/ton918 $/ton+20
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953€/ton953 €/ton
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton943 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East1030 $/ton1030 $/ton+60
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,051 €/ton1,051 €/ton

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-BIAXPLEN sets up petrochemical joint venture with Manucor

BIAXPLEN has acquired a 50% stake in the European biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film producer Manucor S.p.A.

BIAXPLEN and Manucor will share their best practices in terms of R&D, sales and marketing, production, and technical support.

Joining efforts with Manucor’s sales team will result in new opportunities in the European markets for BIAXPLEN. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

In turn, SIBUR will engage PolyLab, its Skolkovo-based R&D centre, to develop new products. Together, the parties expect to create one of the largest BOPP film producers in Europe

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-Abbott announces new manufacturing facility in Seguin

A new plastics manufacturing facility with connections to Tokyo is slated to create 200 jobs in Seguin and $65 million in capital investment. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

During a mission trip to Japan, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. is building a new composites manufacturing facility just off Interstate 10 near the Niagara facility, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Not to be mistaken for Continental Automotive, Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. is headquartered out of Auburn, Mich and its parent company, Teijin Group Company, is based out of Tokyo, Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation, said.

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-BASF ChemCycling process uses post-consumer plastic waste to produce virgin grade material

Pilot project takes steps toward flexible food contact approved packaging from plastic waste  Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

ChemCycling is the name of a new pilot project, being undertaken in partnership with Mondi, the global packaging and paper group, and COROOS, a food-industry supplier, by which Germany-based chemical producer BASF is further developing their process for the chemical recycling of plastic waste. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

Plastic waste that is difficult to recycle, such as mixed or contaminated plastics, is converted into a pyrolysis oil through thermochemical processes. This secondary raw material can be used as input in BASF’s production process, thereby partly replacing fossil resources, to manufacture numerous chemical products.

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LYCRA

The LYCRA Company exhibited its latest innovations — FitSense technology, MyFit fiber and EcoMade fiber — at Intertextile Shanghai last week. The three new products were showcased for the first time.

The FitSense technology is a patented water-based dispersion that features the same molecule as LYCRA fiber, but in liquid form. This revolutionary innovation is screen printed onto fabric containing LYCRA fiber to provide lightweight, targeted support across a range of garment types. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

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-Mideast PP, PE cargoes for Asia-Pacific buyers minimal

There are still very few cargoes of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) from the Mideast Gulf being offered to buyers in Asia-Pacific, and October supply could be limited if Saudi producers prioritise clearing backlog cargoes from this month.

Saudi producers, who are major exporters to Asia-Pacific, typically offer new allocations to the region at the end of the month. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

Petrochemical feedstock was curtailed across Saudi after an attack on oil installations on 14 September, affecting production of polymers.

BIAXPLEN has acquired a 50% stake in the European biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film producer Manucor S.p.A.

-PureCycle successfully runs ultra-pure recycled PP

PureCycle Technologies has successfully transformed waste carpet into ultra-pure recycled polypropylene (UPRP) resin, through its proprietary plastics recycling technology developed by Procter & Gamble (P&G). Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

The successful scaling of the technology unlocks potential for a wide range of waste PP that can be restored to its original virgin-like condition. This technology will result in a substantial increase in demand for waste PP and will help to provide alternatives to landfilling and exporting plastics waste.

PureCycle successfully runs ultra-pure recycled PP

-Bioplastics And Biodegradable Plastics Market Consumption, Capacity, Production, Sales And Revenue Forecast To 2029| NatureWorks, BASF, Metabolix

The Worldwide Bioplastics and Biodegradable Plastics Market has recently published by market.us.Bioplastics and Biodegradable Plastics Market Future Demand, Latest Research by Competitors, Segmentation and Regional Forecast (2019-2029).

The Global Bioplastics and Biodegradable Plastics Market research report primarily focuses on the market trends, strategies, demand spectrum, market segment, and future prospects of this industry across the forecast period. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

This Report covers the manufacturers’ data, including purchase, value, revenue, gross profit, marketing distribution etc. This report also covers all the regions and countries of the globe, which shows Past, current, and projected the size of the market from the viewpoint of both value and volume, geographical development status.

BIAXPLEN has acquired a 50% stake in the European biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film producer Manucor S.p.A.

-Surging demand for bioplastics accelerating bio-based pet market progress

The increasing use of bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in different industries, such as automotive and packaging, and the environmental degradation caused by synthetic variants are some of the key factors driving the growth of the bio-based PET market. Crude Oil Recycling Technopolymers 

In 2017, the market generated a revenue of $3,917.4 million, and it is expected to progress at a 14.7% CAGR during the forecast period (2018–2023).

Bio-based PET refers to a fully biodegradable, recyclable, renewable, and compostable material, which is 70.0% fossil-derived terephthalic acid (TPA) and 30.0% plant-derived ethanol glycol.

Surging demand for bioplastics accelerating bio-based pet market progress The increasing use of bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in different industrie

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PET and its chain are  weak.

Crude oil price is steady,but weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 815/870 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 635/645 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,000/5,100 yuan/tonMEG  595/610 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,750/7,850  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,200/9,300  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,300/7,400 yuan/ton

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-Aquafil reorganizes BCF EMEA production facilities (Italian Language Only)

Savings of 4 million euros on an annual basis

Aquafil S.p.A. closes a plant in Germany. The pioneering company in the circular economy announces that the subsidiary Aqualeuna GmbH has begun the process for the closure of the Leuna plant in Germany, with consequent collective dismissal of the 72 employees after the completion of the procedures required by local legislation.

The closure will allow for a significant recovery in the efficiency of the BCF production activities in EMEA and it was opportune given the lack of the need for support from the European production plants to increase the American market, now autonomously satisfied by the capacity of local spinning recently increased .Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers 

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-PEF challenges PET to battle

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a method that could finally make the PEF bioplastics marketable  Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

“Education and an improved awareness of how to handle plastics will continue to be crucial in order to stop the increasing environmental pollution”, says ETH researcher Jan-Georg Rosenboom (Photograph: iStock) PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

PEF bioplastic could solve some of the problems caused by PET. The lengthy and energy-intensive production process has so far prevented mass production. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed a method that could finally make the PEF marketable.

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-Ready to spend our national strength: Iran’s Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia could see more attacks

Saudi Arabia is still vulnerable to attacks like the recent strike against a pair of oil facilities, an Iranian official warned after rebuffing any negotiations with the United States.

“The security of Saudi Arabia shall be guaranteed with the termination of aggression to Yemen rather than by inviting foreigners,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

“We are ready to spend our national strength and regional credibility and international authority.”

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-Composite Insert as a Structural Reinforcement for A-pillars

The potential of Tepex, a line of continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from LANXESS, for use in lightweight applications extends to the design of structural components in passenger cars, which need to be capable of meeting very stringent requirements in the event of a crash.Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

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-Saudi Arabia consults allies on oil attack, awaits result of investigation: official

Saudi Arabia is in consultation “with friends and allies about the next steps to take” after a Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, but is waiting for the findings of an investigation, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told reporters on Wednesday.

The United States, European powers and Saudi Arabia have blamed the attack on Iran, instead of the Yemeni Iran-aligned Houthi group that claimed responsibility.

Iran distanced itself from the attacks, but said it was ready for “full-fledged” war.

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Saudi Arabia consults allies on oil attack, awaits result of investigation: official

-Are thermoplastic elastomers the perfect tubing replacement?

Mark Crawford, Eldon James Corporation, explains why thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) offer the perfect tubing replacement as silicone supplies dwindle.

For the last few years, the silicone raw materials market has been highly turbulent. Many key components for making silicone elastomers such as siloxane are in critically short supply, leading to huge price fluctuations and frustrating supply issues which have pushed lead times on some silicone tubing products out as far as three to four months.

Are thermoplastic elastomers the perfect tubing replacement?

-Dye Sublimation Printing: Revolutionizing today’s sportswear industry

Through the years, team apparel has become an essential element in any sporting event. Aside from bolstering team pride and unity, a sharp, uniquely designed uniform helps to form and express an “identity” which fans and sports enthusiasts alike will be proud to rally for. When team apparel excellently displays the team’s name, signature colors, and stripes, the brand identity becomes complete and the overall experience is enhanced.

In the Philippines, team apparel has also been playing a more significant role as the local sports scene continues to grow. Nowadays, Filipinos follow a series of exciting professional sports leagues all year round, with basketball being on the top of the list.

Dye Sublimation Printing: Revolutionizing today’s sportswear industry

-Xinjiang Zhongtai mulls PTA trial runs in October

Chinese producer Xinjiang Zhongtai plans to start trial runs at the end of October at its 1.2mn t/yr purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Korla city.

Construction work of the 4.65bn yuan ($655mn) project, the largest PTA unit to date in west China, aims to be finished before the end of this month.

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-You shall not plas: G4ND4LF Project develops smart system for optimising manufacturing cycle Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is currently developing the G4ND4LF project, funded by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), to develop a smart system for the plastics sector offering a comprehensive vision of materials performance all along the value chain, including manufacture of raw materials, the synthesis and compounding processes, and subsequent transformation by extrusion, injection or composite manufacturing.

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-Dow and UPM partner to produce plastics made with renewable feedstock

Dow and UPM Biofuels has announced the commercialization of a plastics offering for the packaging industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock.

Dow and UPM Biofuels has announced the commercialization of a plastics offering for the packaging industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock.

Dow is integrating wood-based UPM BioVerno renewable naphtha – a key raw material used to develop plastics – into its slate of raw materials, creating an alternative source for plastics production.

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-UFlex Announces Launch of ‘Project Plastic Fix’

UFlex and Plastic Patrol, an international movement that combines crowdsourcing and community activ-ism to address single-use plastic pollution, recently screened the short documentary “The Hudson Project” at the Core Club in New York City.

Along with the film screening, the event highlighted the importance of open and productive conversa-tion around plastic pollution to help identify solutions; included a panel discussion between Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice chairman and CEO of FlexFilms International and environmentalist Lizzie Carr, founder of Plastic Patrol; and announced the launch of UFlex Group’s new global initiative, “Project Plastic Fix.”

UFlex Announces Launch of ‘Project Plastic Fix’

-Ineos Styrolution reports progress on chemical recycling of polystyrene

Styrenics giant Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany) disclosed this week the first results of the ResolVe project, which addresses research related to chemical recycling of polystyrene. The ResolVe project now has proof of concept of closed-loop recycling, said the company.

This is possible because polystyrene shows excellent recyclability, and effective chemical recycling of polystyrene is tolerant to contamination by other polymers, such as polyolefins, explained Ineos Styrolution.

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PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

PEF challenges PET to battle

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a method that could finally make the PEF bioplastics marketable

PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

“Education and an improved awareness of how to handle plastics will continue to be crucial in order to stop the increasing environmental pollution”, says ETH researcher Jan-Georg Rosenboom (Photograph: iStock) PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

PEF bioplastic could solve some of the problems caused by PET. The lengthy and energy-intensive production process has so far prevented mass production. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed a method that could finally make the PEF marketable.

The problem of plastic is on everyone’s lips. Every year, some 50 million tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) alone are produced, and the trend is rising. Since recycling is usually cost-intensive and technologically difficult to implement, a great deal of plastic waste ends up in the oceans or is incinerated, causing massive CO2 emissions. The use of crude oil in production is also problematic. However, none of us can do without plastic entirely. PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

“Polymers and plastics are very useful materials that make a wide range of everyday applications possible in the first place. Lighter cars, smartphones, modern clothes and many medical devices would not exist if we hadn’t invented polymers,” says Jan-Georg Rosenboom, a fresh PhD graduate in the research group of ETH professor Massimo Morbidelli at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences. “The question is how we can reduce the negative environmental impact of plastic while maintaining its benefits for our society.” PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

Better material properties

PEF bioplastics are indistinguishable from conventional PET on the outside. (Photograph: ETH Zurich / Jan-Georg Rosenboom)

One answer could be biobased polymers, so-called bioplastics. These have very similar properties to conventional plastics, but are made from plant-based raw materials instead of crude oil. Some bioplastics are also biodegradable and enable better composting.

Massimo Morbidelli’s group is investigating a promising bioplastic called polyethylene furanoate (PEF). PEF is chemically very similar to PET, but consists of 100% renewable raw materials such as forestry and agricultural wastes. PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

PEF bottles, for example, require less material, are lighter and more stable than their PET competitors and make beverages last longer. Although PEF is not biodegradable, it can be incinerated in an environmentally friendly manner besides recycling, as no additional CO2 emissions are produced. PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

The fact that PEF has not yet been able to establish itself on the market is primarily due to its time- and energy-intensive production. The ETH doctoral students Jan-Georg Rosenboom and Peter Fleckenstein, together with ETH professor Giuseppe Storti, have now developed a method that could enable the commercial breakthrough of PEF. Yesterday their research results were published in the journal Nature Communications.

Energy-efficient and fast production

“Our method reduces production time from several days to a few hours. In addition, discoloration in the end product can be avoided in contrast to previous processes,” says Jan-Georg Rosenboom and explains: “Instead of making the usual “rope-like” polymer chains with two end points react, we first tie rings from the latter, which thus have no ends anymore. PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

These rings can then be polymerized to PEF much more quickly and in a controlled manner. This is because no chemical by-products are produced and have to be removed, when the rings are opened and connected to form the final long “polymer rope”. The very fast reaction within minutes enables PEF products that are superior in material properties to PET and reduces energy requirements.”

In addition, the method of ring opening allows a precise adjustment of the product quality, which was not possible with the previous production process. Thus, the new method could also be interesting for the production of other types of plastics and bioplastics. Due to its good material properties, the PEF could possibly also replace multilayer materials that are difficult to recycle. PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

Currently, the scientists are working with Sulzer to investigate how the new process could be implemented in industrial mass production. Despite the many advantages offered by PEF, it cannot solve all existing problems on its own, says Rosenboom, stressing: “Education and an improved awareness of how to handle plastics will continue to be crucial in order to stop the increasing environmental pollution. However, progress in manufacturing and recycling technologies will facilitate the transition towards a sustainable society”.  PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

 

Reference

Rosenboom JG, Hohl DK, Fleckenstein P, Storti G, Morbidelli M: Bottle-grade polyethylene furanoate from ring-opening polymerisation of cyclic oligomers. Nature Communications, 24 July 2018, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05147-y

Source: ETH Zurich, press release, 2018-07-25.
Author: Anna Maltsev

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PET and its chain are steady,but weak.

Crude oil price is steady,but weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 815/870 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,600/6,700 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 655/665 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,050/5,150 yuan/tonMEG  655/665 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,800/7,900  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,200/9,300  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,050/7,150 yuan/ton

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-Film Recycling – Thinking Beyond the Bag & Working Together to Find Solutions

Commonly referred to as the number one recycling contaminant, plastic bags and other film products like paper towel wrap and overwrap on cans and bottles can be a real nuisance for many recycling programs.

Very few municipalities offer curbside collection programs that include these materials, and most communities’ websites include clear instructions to keep plastic film out, such as those depicted here.

Yet consumers continue to place bags and film in their recycling bins, causing equipment shutdowns at material recovery facilities (MRFs) and preventing these items from being recycled through the correct outlets.

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-US Shale Won’t Go Bankrupt

Despite a wave of financial adversity that has tormented US onshore E&P companies lately, Rystad Energy does not view this as a harbinger of doom for the shale industry going forward.Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers 

“In a nutshell, we do not believe the recent bankruptcies that have beset a number of shale players are indicative of an industry-wide epidemic,” says Alisa Lukash, a senior analyst on Rystad Energy’s North American Shale team.

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-New Opportunities to Fuel the Expansion of Bio Based Paraxylene Market

In recent years, the global market has shown a strong acceptance for bio-based chemicals and materials in the light of growing considerations over sustainability.

Paraxylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon compound, derived from benzene, and is colorless, toxic, highly flammable and hazardous in nature.Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers 

Owing to its pernicious properties, various government and environmental organizations have enforced regulations for the development of bio-based paraxylene (Bio-PX).

Bio based paraxylene is made of renewable raw materials, such as glucose, starch, cellulose and vegetable oils. The advantage of utilizing these raw material is that they can be processed in an existing recycling process and can be re-used.

Bio based paraxylene is increasingly being used in bio based plastic PET bottles (Bio-PET) and other bio based plastic applications.

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-The 4 Truths of PLA Straws

Whether it be part of legislation or conservation efforts, many brands are switching from plastic to a sustainable alternative, often PLA, without knowing the real truth about the dangers of a PLA straw.Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers 

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, with statistics showing there will be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish, by volume, by 2050. Restaurants, venues and establishments worldwide are working to combat plastic pollution by eliminating plastic straws.Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers 

Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers

-Why is clarification needed on bioplastic recycling?

Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved.

Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing biodegradable plastic solutions.

Scepticism of stakeholders towards the relevance of biodegradable certified compostable plastics in a circular economy usually stems from a vague notion about what these materials and corresponding products can actually contribute to efficient waste management.Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers

Why is clarification needed on bioplastic recycling?

-Sulzer’s range of innovative technologies at K 2019

The plastic processing and manufacturing sectors are looking for innovative technologies and solutions to reduce environmental footprints. At K 2019, Sulzer will show its commitment to sustainable manufacturing and recycling with its wide range of technologies.

These not only make polymer production more efficient, but also back the development of green plastic materials, as well as give a new life to materials that are currently non-recyclable.

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-Venator to launch ultra-low moisture TiO2 pigment at K 2019

At K 2019, Venator will launch a new titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment to the global plastics industry.

TIOXIDE TR29 is Venator’s highest performing white pigment for low moisture applications and demanding processing conditions.

Combining ultra-low moisture content, with excellent dispersion properties and a high packing fraction, TIOXIDE TR29 is designed for use in the manufacture of highly technical thin films, and in engineering polymers where moisture sensitivity is a consideration.

Venator to launch ultra-low moisture TiO2 pigment at K 2019

-UK government moves to end “vague and misleading” bioplastic terminology

The UK government has called for experts to help it develop standards for bioplastics and biodegradable plastics, amid rising concern over greenwashing.

The government has published a document seeking evidence on potential “demand, benefits, and implications of standards for bio-based and biodegradable plastics”.

The call is set out in a paper, called Standards for bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics: call for evidence, which was published earlier this summer.

UK government moves to end "vague and misleading" bioplastic terminology

-Revised AATCC TM100 improves antibacterial testing

A collaborative effort of members of AATCC RA31 committee, antimicrobial activity, resulted in revision of AATCC TM100, test method for Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of. The committee spent lot of time to understand issues of the test method and how it affected variability of test results from multiple laboratories around the world. Petrochemicals Automotive Technopolymers

AATCC TM100 is one of the most commonly used test methods to measure antimicrobial activity on treated textiles. RA31 committee members reviewed the history, common practices within laboratories, and how the test method is used to measure antimicrobial performance.

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-Award for recycled PET liner

Avery Dennison won the Environmental and Sustainability Award for its recycled PET (rPET) liner at the 2019 Label Industry Global Awards ceremony in Brussels.

This is the second consecutive year Avery Dennison has been recognised with this prestigious award for its advances in sustainable labelling products and services.

The Environmental and Sustainability Award, part of the Global Label Industry Awards programme, is one of the label industry’s highest accolades, presented during the Labelexpo Europe show in recognition of a specific sustainable label product or process introduced to the industry in 2018.

Award for recycled PET liner

-Sustainable Technology for SAP in Development

Archer Daniels Midland Company and LG Chem partner to develop biobased acrylic acid

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and LG Chem announced a joint development agreement to create biobased acrylic acid, a foundational element required in the manufacture of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in a range of hygiene products, including diapers.

Under the terms of this agreement, ADM and LG Chem, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acrylic acid, will work jointly towards economically viable commercial production of a 100% biobased acrylic acid using ingredients from ADM corn processing. Although there is growing industry demand for products developed from renewable materials, acrylic acid is currently produced almost exclusively from petrochemicals.

Sinopec Monoethylene Glycol Prices

Sinopec Monoethylene Glycol Prices

Sinopec Raises September MEG Prices In East China By CNY530 Per Ton

Sinopec Monoethylene Glycol Prices

MOSCOW  – China China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec), Asia’s largest oil refining company, set September 25 September contract prices for monoethylene glycol (MEG) in eastern China at CNY5 180 (USD720.5) per tonne, which is CNY530 or USD74 per tonne higher than the previous month, a source in ICIS said company.

The increase in MEG prices is explained by a decrease in stocks, as well as attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia. Four plants of Saudi companies have a total MEG capacity of 1.835 million tons per year. Sinopec Monoethylene Glycol Prices 

MEG spot prices in China on September 23 were at CNY5 135-560 per tonne.

MEG along with terephthalic acid (TFA) is one of the main components for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, in Russia the total estimated consumption of PET in July of this year decreased by 4% compared to the figure a year earlier. In total, according to the results of the seven months of 2019, 428.79 thousand tons of PET were processed in the Russian Federation.

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Author: Anna Larionova

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are on roller coaster.

Crude oil price is weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile isin health.

PET Bottle grade export 815/870 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,600/6,700 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 655/665 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,050/5,150 yuan/tonMEG  660/670 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,200/5,300 yuan/tonPX Korea 780/800 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,850/7,950  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,200/9,300  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,100/7,250 yuan/ton

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-Sinopec Raises September MEG Prices In East China By CNY530 Per Ton

China China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec), Asia’s largest oil refining company, set September 25 September contract prices for monoethylene glycol (MEG) in eastern China at CNY5 180 (USD720.5) per tonne, which is CNY530 or USD74 per tonne higher than the previous month, a source in ICIS said company.

Sinopec Raises September MEG Prices In East China By CNY530 Per Ton

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-Automotive Seat Belt Fabric Market Size & Share Expanding Across The Globe By 2018 – 2028

The global automotive industry is an indispensable part of the manufacturing sector and a cornerstone for economic development among all major countries in the world.

This can be attributed to the fact that industrial activities such as trade and transportation rely largely on the automotive industry.

The automotive sector consumes a significant amount of textile materials for interior trims such as seating areas, headliners, carpets, side panels, dashboards, air bags, seat belts and filters, among other parts which may be visible or concealed within an automobile.

Petrochemicals Automotive Industry Graphene

-First Graphene and Manchester University enter agreement to develop graphene-based energy storage materials

First Graphene has signed an exclusive agreement with the UK’s University of Manchester, with the duo to collaborate on the development of energy storage materials including a new class of high-performance capacitors made from a graphene-hybrid.

This latest agreement expands on the duo’s formerly-established collaboration, with both organizations to make metal oxide decorated graphene materials, which have very high gravimetric capacitance of up to 500 Farads/g. Manchester University’s previous research has revealed high capacitance materials up to 500 Farads/g are possible and outperform existing materials.

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-Chinese Create PCF from FDCA and May Disrupt PET and PEF

The bio-based polyester demonstrated great potential and could be used as engineering plastic.

PCF (poly(1,4-cyclohexanedimethylene furandicarboxylate) was synthesized from FDCA and CHDM with different steric conformation.

The melting temperature of PCF could be up to 294 °C and its crystallization half-time could be only several seconds. Petrochemicals Automotive Industry Graphene

Petrochemicals Automotive Industry Graphene

-The Impact Of The Saudi Oil Attack Is Far From Over

Oil prices have already pulled back from their surge following last weekend’s drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. This has led some to say “See, it’s a big nothing-burger.”

I believe they are seriously missing the point and underestimating the implications.

These attacks are unprecedented in the history of the global oil industry. These attacks against one of Saudi Arabia’s largest oilfields and the world’s biggest crude processing facility at Abqaiq sidelined a total of 5.7 million barrels per day (BPD) of oil production.

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-Holland Colours expands in Indonesia

In order to accommodate the strong demand for light blocking colourants in PET packaging for dairy applications, Holland Colours is expanding its manufacturing capacity in Asia.

The company is investing in its Surabaya, Indonesia plant to increase the capacity of its light barrier solutions as it expects a surge in global demand for PET packaging for long shelf-life milk.

Holland Colours introduced the first versions of its advanced light barrier technology for monolayer PET UHT milk packaging, called Holcomer, back in 2007.

Holland Colours expands in Indonesia

-Finding Defects, Color Variations in Plastic Bottles

The Pilot Vision+ in-blowmolder inspection system from Agr International tackles challenges from increased levels of recycled PET.Petrochemicals Automotive Industry Graphene

Recycled PET (rPET) has been a popular theme at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this week, reflecting an increasing number of CPGs asking for their plastic packaging to be made from higher and higher percentages of recycled content. But as those percentages rise, so does the potential for defects and color variations.

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-MPs visit Innovia Films

Innovia Films recently hosted a return visit from Sue Hayman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, accompanied by Sandy Martin MP, Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling.

Stephen Langstaff delivered the Wigton, Cumbria headquartered firm’s sustainability presentation which highlights what it is doing to develop products that can reduce food waste while facilitating easier recycling.

The company also took the opportunity to emphasise the need to standardise waste collection across the country and the need to collect and recycle flexible packaging.

MPs visit Innovia Films

-Sonoco Adds Recyclable Flexible Packaging to Sustainable Packaging Portfolio

New EnviroFlex PE delivers sustainability attributes, including return-to-store recycling.

Sonoco announced the introduction of EnviroFlex PE recyclable polyethylene flexible packaging. EnviroFlex PE is eligible to use the How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label, which means it can be dropped off (clean and dry) at local retail stores for recycling with grocery bags.

A project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), How2Recycle is a standardized la-beling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public in accordance with Federal Trade Commission Green Guides.

Sonoco Adds Recyclable Flexible Packaging to Sustainable Packaging Portfolio

Chinese PCF polyester engineering plastic

Chinese PCF polyester engineering plastic

Chinese Create PCF from FDCA and May Disrupt PET and PEF

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The bio-based polyester demonstrated great potential and could be used as engineering plastic.

PCF (poly(1,4-cyclohexanedimethylene furandicarboxylate) was synthesized from FDCA and CHDM with different steric conformation.

The melting temperature of PCF could be up to 294 °C and its crystallization half-time could be only several seconds.

The mechanical properties and thermal stability of PCF were comparable to or better than those of PET or PBT.Chinese PCF polyester engineering plastic

PCF has great potential as a bio-based polyester engineering plastic.

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Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene 24-09-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are always weak,with MEG and PTA on roller coaster.

Crude oil price is weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 820/875 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,800/6,900 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,650/6,750 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 655/665 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,050/5,150 yuan/tonMEG  650/665 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 780/800 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,750/7,850  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,250/9,350  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,150/7,300 yuan/ton

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-Newly launched graphene-enhanced sanitary napkins enjoy great success in the US

Jewel Sanitary Napkins (JSN), a U.S-based company, launched its graphene-enhanced sanitary napkins on June 1st, 2019. In the several months since then (at the time of writing this article), the Company reportedly made over $600,000 from selling the $6 product.

The sanitary napkins come in four variations: very light panty liners, moderate flow sanitary napkins, heavy flow sanitary napkins and super heavy flow sanitary napkins. The graphene, said by the company to be a proprietary blend, is found in a single strip placed in the center of the pad.

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-Analysis of cationic modification dyeing mechanism

The full name of cationic polyester yarn: cationic dyed polyester is called cationic dyeable polyester, belonging to denatured/modified polyester, which can be dyed with cationic dye at 110 degrees. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

The cationic yarn is a modified polyester. The chemical name: polybutylene terephthalate (elastic polyester), abbreviation: PBT, is also indicated by CD in the factory.

Because ordinary polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) has low moisture absorption, poor dyeing performance, easy accumulation of static electricity, easy to fluff and other shortcomings, it is usually modified with a sulfonate as a modifier to be dyed with cationic dyes. Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

-We have set an ambitious goal to immediately become 100% PET waste free company, says Nadia Chauhan, MD, Parle Agro

It will invest over Rs.50 crores in the next three years for various plastic waste management initiatives  Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

Parle Agro, a beverage company will invest over Rs.50 crores in the next three years to implement an end-to-end PET plastic waste management (PWM) program, company said.

The company has partnered with the Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) and Nepra and will collect and recycle 100% of its PET bottle waste – the first beverage company to achieve this feat nationally. All the recycled plastic will be channeled to textiles and other non-allied industry segments.

We have set an ambitious goal to immediately become 100% PET waste free company, says Nadia Chauhan, MD, Parle Agro

-Toray unveils &+ fibre commercial brand for sustainability

Toray, a multinational corporation that specialises in industrial products, has announced its new commercial brand, called ‘&+’, to underpin the start of full-fledged efforts to use fibres made by recycling the used PET bottles. Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

The purpose is to contribute further to sustainable social progress, under promotional slogan of ‘Together, We Are the New Green’.

Toray is aiming to leverage this brand to foster PET bottle recycling and to help materialise a closed loop economy by offering high-value-added fibre derived from PET bottles. It will, thereby, serve a shared interest among bottle collectors, manufacturers, and consumers in protecting the environment.

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-Domotex USA 2020 to occupy 30% more space

Domotex USA 2020, which brings together flooring industry professionals and innovators to experience the leading US-based and international flooring suppliers, manufacturers and technology providers, is expected to occupy 30 per cent more space than last year. The trade show to be held during February 5 to 7 in Atlanta will also see education sessions. Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the organiser of Domotex USA, has announced that registration is open for the second annual Domotex USA trade show. The trade show features product displays across hard and soft surfaces including hardwood, laminate, area rugs, carpet and resilient flooring, outdoor floor covering, as well as flooring applications and installation technology.

Domotex USA 2020 to occupy 30% more space

-Why has the oil market taken the Saudi attack so calmly?

Last weekend, some crucial chunks of Saudi Arabia’s oil processing infrastructure were knocked out by drone attacks.

Before the attacks, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil was trading at around $60 a barrel.Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

The price spiked on Monday, shooting up by 20% at one point.

And yet, now Brent really isn’t a lot higher – trading at around $64.50 a barrel this morning.

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-PVC September 2019 Price Review

European PVC producers seemed unconvinced that they would be able to push through demands for the pro-rata increase in costs in August and agreed to a rollover. One producer was not prepared to waive a €5/t ($5.50) increase.

Slight increases and reductions were seen here and there, depending on the price for the previous month. Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

Contract prices on the UK market rose due to currency translation effects. Additives remained neutral overall. Only plasticiser prices were still under pressure.

PVC September 2019 Price Review

-Ineos Styrolution increases ResolVe over polystyrene recycling

Ineos Styrolution has disclosed initial results of its ResolVe project into the chemical recycling of polystyrene, which enable it to focus on the pilot phase and also prepare to scale the process for industrial use.Petrochemicals Automotive seating Graphene

According to the first results of the project, there is now proof of concept of closed loop recycling.The process converts waste polystyrene back to pure styrene via a depolymerisation process, followed by a polymerisation process resulting in a quality identical to virgin polystyrene.

Ineos Styrolution increases ResolVe over polystyrene recycling

Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

Analysis of cationic modification dyeing mechanism

The full name of cationic polyester yarn: cationic dyed polyester is called cationic dyeable polyester, belonging to denatured/modified polyester, which can be dyed with cationic dye at 110 degrees. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

The cationic yarn is a modified polyester. The chemical name: polybutylene terephthalate (elastic polyester), abbreviation: PBT, is also indicated by CD in the factory. Because ordinary polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) has low moisture absorption, poor dyeing performance, easy accumulation of static electricity, easy to fluff and other shortcomings, it is usually modified with a sulfonate as a modifier to be dyed with cationic dyes. Polyester, or adding a cationic active agent before spinning or spinning to prepare a modified polyester. Such a yarn is called a cationic yarn. This yarn does not need to be dyed at a high temperature like normal polyester (130-135 ° C), at room temperature. It can be dyed. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

Polyester fiber is a hydrophobic synthetic fiber lacking a functional group capable of binding to a direct dye, an acid dye, a basic dye or the like. Although it has an ester group capable of forming a hydrogen bond with the disperse dye, the polyester molecular chain structure is tight, and the dye molecules are not easily entered into the fiber interior, resulting in difficulty in dyeing and monotonous color, which directly affects the development of polyester fabric color varieties.

Due to the high crystallinity of polyester, there are only small gaps in the fiber. When the temperature is low, the thermal motion of the molecule changes its position to a small extent. Under humid conditions, the polyester fiber does not pass the violently like cotton fiber. The swelling causes the void to increase, and the dye molecules are hard to penetrate into the inside of the fiber. Polyester dyeing can usually only be dyed with disperse dyes and must be dyed under high temperature and pressure or by means of a carrier. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

In order to improve the dyeing performance of polyester, from the molecular structure considerations, increasing the degree of looseness of the molecular chain will contribute to the entry of dye molecules. The main methods used to improve dyeing performance are:

(1) copolymerization with a chemical substance having a large molecular volume;

(2) mixing and spinning with a compound having a plasticizing effect;

(3) A group having an affinity for a disperse dye such as an ether bond is introduced.

The polyester resin modified by the copolymerization method has a low melting point and a low crystallinity, and the thermal properties and mechanical properties of the fiber are damaged to some extent. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

The cationic dye dyeing modification method is to copolymerize a polyester dyeing modifier, such as sodium phthalate-5-sulfonate (commonly known as three monomers, English abbreviation SIPM) with polyester, in the polyester molecular chain after copolymerization. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

Sulfonic acid groups are introduced, which can be dyed with cationic dyes. The dyed fabrics are brightly colored, the dye exhaustion rate is high, and the discharge of printing and dyeing wastewater is greatly reduced. The copolymerized polyester chips can also increase antistatic, anti-pilling and moisture absorption properties. It is one of the main methods to improve the dyeing performance of polyester in recent years.

Japanese Unijika Company uses 4 parts of cationic dyeable polyester with sulfonic acid group-containing isophthalate unit and 1 part of ethylene glycol/polyethylene glycol/sulfonic acid sodium isophthalate/p-benzene The block copolymer of diformic acid is blended and spun to form a microfiber having a high dyeing depth.

A cationic active agent and a small amount of a denaturant are copolymerized with BHET (hydroxyethyl terephthalate) prior to spinning or during spinning. When it is made into a random linear polymer, its spinnability becomes good. This modified polyester can be dyed not only with cationic dyes, but also with pilling resistance and improved wrinkle recovery.

In addition, while the cationic dyeable fiber was introduced, a modified polyester (PBT) using 1,4 butanediol instead of ethylene glycol as the second monomer also joined the ranks of differentiated polyester. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

Replacing ethylene glycol with butanediol not only greatly increases the flexibility of the molecular chain, but also greatly improves the dyeing performance of the fiber, reaching atmospheric pressure boiling at 100 °C.

However, since the raw material price of 1,4 butanediol is much higher than that of ethylene glycol, PBT fiber lacks a competitive advantage in price. Therefore, at present, mainly 1,4 butanediol is added as a third monomer in regular PET, so that not only the price of the fiber is lowered, but also the dyeing property is improved, and the thermal stability is much better than that of the cationic dyeable fiber. .

The commonly used cationically modified polyester filament is a new type of polyester product which is spun by introducing dimethyl isophthalate with polar SO3Na into the polyester chip, and its appearance is different from ordinary polyester filament. The difference, but due to the use of ion modification, not only greatly improves the color absorption performance of the fiber, but also reduces the crystallinity and makes the dye molecules easy to permeate, making the fiber easy to dye, the color absorption rate is improved, and the hygroscopicity is also improved;

The fiber not only ensures the cation is easy to dye, but also increases the micropores of the fiber, improves the dyeing rate, gas permeability and hygroscopicity of the fiber, thereby further adapting to the simulated silking of the polyester fiber; the silky fabric can be soft and breathable by simulating the silk. Comfortable, antistatic, normal temperature and pressure can be dyed. Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

By cationically modifying multifunctional hair-like hair, the fabric can be soft, antistatic, anti-pilling, normal temperature and pressure and co-dye. A fabric woven from cationically modified fibers has the following characteristics when dyed with a cationic dye:

  1. The color is bright and the dyeing is good;
  2. High moisture absorption performance;
  3. Good light fastness and color fastness;
  4. When color matching is dyed, the dye compatibility is good;
  5. Good stability in high temperature dye bath;
  6. Small contamination to other fibers including ordinary polyester fibers;
  7. The diffusion rate to the inside of the fiber is fast, no ring dyeing phenomenon;
  8. Dye stability is high when the pH value changes in the dyebath.

The fabric is comparable to natural fabrics in terms of wearing comfort, dyeing, and the like, and is lower in price than natural silk, and can generate high added value.

Cationic modified polyester filaments can not be distinguished from polyester filaments. If you want to distinguish them, you can only use the dyeing method! Cationic materials are generally dark! Cationic modification dyeing mechanism

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PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM16/09/201923/09/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,975 yuan/ton6,900 yuan/ton-75
Bottle grade PET chips export market885 $/ton880 $/ton-5
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

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6,800 yuan/ton6,725 yuan/ton-75
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,925 yuan/ton6,825 yuan/ton-100
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,240 yuan/ton5,080 yuan/ton-160
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
655 $/ton 660 $/ton+5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,165 yuan/ton5,150 yuan/ton-15
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market603 $/ton610 $/ton+7
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market783 $/ton804 $/ton+21
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market764 $/ton785 $/ton+21
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

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722 $/ton752 $/ton+30
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,850 yuan/ton7,870 yuan/ton
+20
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,200yuan/ton7,300 yuan/ton+100
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,200 yuan/ton9,350 yuan/ton+150
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,800 yuan/ton8,900 yuan/ton+100
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
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8,050 yuan/ton8,120 yuan/ton+70
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,550 yuan/ton7,530 yuan/ton-20
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,600 yuan/ton12,900 yuan/ton
+300
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,450 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,400 yuan/ton13,750 yuan/ton+350
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,400 yuan/ton13,750 yuan/ton+350
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,800 yuan/ton22,800 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

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15,600 yuan/ton15,900 yuan/ton+300
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,200 yuan/ton18,400 yuan/ton+200
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,400 yuan/ton16,750 yuan/ton+350
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,300 yuan/ton8,300 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,950 yuan/ton5,900 yuan/ton-50
Benzene overseas  market694 $/ton735 $/ton +41
Ethylene South East market790 $/ton830 $/ton+40
Ethylene NWE  market958 $/ton874 $/ton-84
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market12,500 yuan/ton12,500 yuan/ton+100
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,600 yuan/ton10,700 yuan/ton+100
PP Powder domestic market8,800 yuan/ton8,800 yuan/ton+25
Naphtha overseas market 

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471 $/ton531 $/ton
+60
Phenol domestic market 8,275 yuan/ton8,750 yuan/ton+475
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,130 $/ton 1,140 $/ton+10
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,255 $/ton 1,270 $/ton+15
LDPE CFR Far East 892$/ton902 $/ton+10
LLDPE CFR Far East812 $/ton832 $/ton+20
LDPE   FOB Middle East878 $/ton888 $/ton+10
LLDPE FOB Middle East798$/ton818 $/ton+20
HDPE CFR Far East888 $/ton898 $/ton+10
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953€/ton953 €/ton
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton943 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East970 $/ton1030 $/ton+60
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,051 €/ton1,051 €/ton

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-Evco adding space, presses for large part production in Wisconsin

Injection molder Evco Plastics Inc. is building a 31,025-square foot addition onto its Oshkosh, Wis., facility to meet increasing demand for large part molding.

The new manufacturing area will house up to four large-tonnage machines and auxiliary equipment along with warehouse space.

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-Auto parts supplier Neaton plans $15M expansion in Ohio

Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing Inc. plans to invest $15 million in an expansion at its Eaton, Ohio, facility to meet growing customer demand. The project is expected to create 70 new jobs.

The Tier 1 auto parts supplier made the announcement Sept. 10 during Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s business development mission to Japan.

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-Eastman unveils vision for sustainable future at Luxe Pack Monaco

Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) will unveil the transformation of its cosmetics portfolio through the use of sustainable materials at the forthcoming Luxe Pack Monaco event at the Grimaldi Forum on Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Notably, the company will showcase the next generation of its Treva engineering bioplastic and introduce Cristal Revel copolyesters, a new line of proprietary polyester compounds containing post-consumer recycled content.

Eastman unveils vision for sustainable future at Luxe Pack Monaco

-DuPont Sorona Makes a Sustainable-Apparel Connection With Farm-to-Table Food Sourcing

Through establishing parallels between the locally sourced, slow-food movement and the slowing down of apparel production from fast fashion, DuPont Sorona hosted an event on Sept. 11 to promote more-responsible approaches to fashion.Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Bringing together professionals from the apparel business, garment-industry watchdogs and environmental-conservation organizations, Sorona illustrated how principles from farm-to-table food sourcing could be applied to fashion manufacturing.

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-Saudi Arabia has a great deal more to lose from a war than Iran does

Saudi Arabia is not pressing for war, but its options to avoid one are narrowing. And that suits its nemesis Iran just fine. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Nowhere is the squeeze on Saudi’s prospects more obvious than beneath the burnt-out pipes and towers of the Khurais oil plant. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Shrapnel and flaming oil spewed from its petroleum towers as four cruise missiles slammed in to them early Saturday. Quarter-inch-thick steel piping 100 meters from the impact punctured fist-size holes along its now-bent and battered body.

Saudi Arabia has a great deal more to lose from a war than Iran does

-Saudi Arabia has a great deal more to lose from a war than Iran does

The Sept. 14 attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais plants, some of the kingdom’s biggest, caused raging fires and significant damage that halved the crude output of the world’s top oil exporter, by shutting down 5.7 million barrels per day of production.

“The fires that were intended to destroy Saudi Aramco had an unintended consequence: they galvanized 70,000 of us around a mission to rebound quickly and confidently, and Saudi Aramco has come out of this incident stronger than ever,” Nasser said in the internal message, on the occasion of the Saudi national day, to be celebrated on Sept. 23.

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Saudi Arabia has a great deal more to lose from a war than Iran does

-Research report explores the ready to use Bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate for packaging market for the forecast period, 2016-2024

Polyethylene terephthalate, abbreviated as PET is a very common material available on earth. Polyethylene terephthalate is one of the majorly used materials for packaging of several products. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

However, polyethylene terephthalate is used in different applications, but polyethylene terephthalate is a harmful material for the environment and to overcome this the alternative, bio-based polyethylene terephthalate is currently used.

The bio-based polyethylene terephthalate is made from the organic raw materials which reduce the emission of the greenhouse gases on disposal.

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-Catastrophic Flooding Threatens Heart Of Texas Oil Industry

Baystreet.ca) Flooding from a tropical storm hit the Houston area on Thursday, with some calling the situation worse than Hurricane Harvey.

Heavy rainfall inundated the Texas coast, flooding Houston and Beaumont, home to massive oil refining, petrochemical and export facilities.

The storm was downgraded to just a tropical depression, but those classifications only measure wind speed. The real threat from Imelda was ‘major, catastrophic flooding,’ according to the National Weather Service.Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

‘Extremely persistent thunderstorms’ created the potential for 6 to 12 inches of rain, with higher levels in certain areas. ‘Storm total rainfall could be in excess of two feet for some areas before the weather finally begins to improve!’ the NWS said in a notice.

Catastrophic Flooding Threatens Heart Of Texas Oil Industry

-MPMA pushes for innovation, digitalisation with connect @ i4.0 plastics industry conference  Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Connects plastics sector entrepreneurs with technology experts on creating smart factories

Innovation-based, high-value model needed to capture long-term competitiveness globally

In an effort to foster an advanced and innovative industry that embraces Industry 4.0 the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) organized its first Connect @ i4.0 Plastics Industry Conference 2019 in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur on Sept 19.

Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

-Marina Tex: A biodegradable plastic from fish algae and other fish waste

Marina Tex- A biodegradable bioplastic has won the UK section of James Dyson Award 2019. The bioplastic is made from red algae and other waste products from the fishing industry. Created by Lucy Hughes, Marina Tex is an alternative for single-use plastics, for instance those used for sandwich packets. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

“Unlike some other bioplastics which needs special infrastructure and higher temperatures, this material will biodegrade in kind of lower temperatures, which can be achieved in, kind of, home compost bins,” explained Lucy Hughes, a design graduate of the University of Sussex

Marina Tex: A biodegradable plastic from fish algae and other fish waste

-Recycling: NGR and Kuhne to Showcase PET Recycling/Sheet Production Line

A demonstration line for viewing direct rPET to sheet has been arranged in the large R&D area of the Kuhne Group in nearby St. Augustin during K 2019.

Next Generation Recycling Machines (NGR) and Kuhne Group will jointly demonstrate line direct rPET to sheet in the large R&D area of the Kuhne Group in nearby St. Augustin during K 2019. The cooperation between the recycling machine specialist and the extrusion provider is entering its next phase. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Since first revealed at K 2016, several joint projects have been implemented, and interest in the combination of recycling and direct sheet production has intensified since then, the companies stated.

Recycling: NGR and Kuhne to Showcase PET Recycling/Sheet Production Line

-Carbios develops enzymatic process to recycle PET

Carbios, a company pioneering new, bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has developed an innovative enzymatic process for recycling PET plastic such as bottles, packaging and textiles. Carbios has brought a game changing answer to the global plastic pollution crisis by creating a genuine circular economy.
The process was discussed at the XXV Enzyme Engineering Conference in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Carbios chief scientific officer, Prof Alain Marty, said that the company has developed novel enzymes allowing PET plastics such as bottles, packaging and textiles to be recycled in an eco-responsible way. Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PA66 Compounds

MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds 21-09-2019

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-Baldwin Technology to launch the TexCoat G4 at ITMA 2019

Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a member of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery association, is pleased to announce the launch of the TexCoat G4 at the ITMA trade show in Barcelona from June 20-26, 2019. The TexCoat G4 is the next generation of the company’s revolutionary non-contact precision application system for fabric finishing.

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-Husky to exhibit solutions to market changes at K2019

Husky Injection Molding Systems will be exhibiting at K2019.

Husky’s booth will offer an interactive experience, showcasing the company’s latest innovations that push the boundaries of packaging to the next level.

For the first time, Husky will be running its high-productivity HyPET HPP5e system, designed to deliver design freedom, energy savings, system reliability and user friendliness. Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-Intertextile Shanghai Apparel begins September 25

The 2019 autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from September 25–27 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Over 4,400 exhibitors from 33 countries will meet tens of thousands of potential trade buyers. The fair will feature 11 country and region pavilions and zones to showcase best of global talent.

Keeping its roots in internationality, the fair has organised VIP buyer delegations from India, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, to promote more business exchanges on a global scale.

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-LYCRA Company launches new solutions for circular economy

The LYCRA Company is amplifying its Planet Agenda sustainability platform with launch of LYCRA® EcoMade fiber, its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content. The company also plans to convert majority of COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® fiber products to recycled content by end of 2021. The official launch will take place at Intertextile Shanghai.

“The Planet Agenda platform focuses on providing insights, technologies, products, and processes that can contribute to a more sustainable industry,” said Jean Hegedus, The LYCRA Company’s sustainability director. “Planet Agenda is built around three interdependent pillars: product sustainability, manufacturing excellence, and corporate responsibility. Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-More than 100 sign EU recycling pledge

More than 100 public and private partners covering the entire plastics value chain signed the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels to promote voluntary actions to develop a “well-functioning [European Union]  market in recycled plastics.”

The declaration lays out details of how the industry will fulfill the European Plastic Strategy target of using 10 million metric tons per year of recycled plastic in everyday products by 2025. Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

More than 100 sign EU recycling pledge

-Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

As concern for ocean plastic spreads, the buck is falling on consumer goods companies to take part in keeping plastic out of the sea. Companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever, L’Oreal, Dell, HP and plenty of others have joined initiatives that bring companies together in action. Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-After Iran bombs Saudi oil infrastructure, should the United States retaliate?

Should Saudi Arabia and/or the United States retaliate beyond a new round of sanctions? That is the question of the day. Iran is the strongly suspected perpetrator of weekend drone and missile attacks against key Saudi oil infrastructure at Abqaiq facility and Khurais oil field that temporarily cut the kingdom’s oil production by almost half.

Apparently, some 20 drones and several cruise missiles hit a total of at least 17 different aim points at these two general locations in the country’s east. The weapons may have been launched either from Iranian soil or a place fairly close by.

After Iran bombs Saudi oil infrastructure, should the United States retaliate?

-Three prices down, two flat for commodity resins in August

Three North American commodity resins ended summer with price drops, while two others remained flat.

The price declines were seen by polyethylene, PVC and PET bottle resin. And although regional prices for polypropylene and polystyrene were flat, the days of early-year price runups, flat summer pricing and late-year price drops appear to be over.

Petrochemicals Automotive PA Compounds

-K2019 Preview: K stands for rubber

Written by European Rubber Journalemail share icon twitter share icon linked in share icon

Rubber and elastomer technologies will feature strongly across the halls at the world’s largest polymer expo.

Billed as the ‘world’s No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber,” K2019 will take place 16-23 Oct in Düsseldorf, Germany, with over 3000 registered exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors expected to attend.

Over the eight days, participants from across the global plastics and rubber industries will meet here to show and learn about new materials and manufacturing technologies – and discuss current issues around sustainability and other challenges facing the polymer sector.

K2019 Preview: K stands for rubber

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds 20-09-2019

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds 20-09-2019

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are always weak.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are in health.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 825/880 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,850/6,950 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,850/6,950 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 655/665 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,000/5,100 yuan/tonMEG  600/610 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,050/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 780/800 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,850/8,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,300/9,450  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,550/7,650 yuan/ton

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Peña: Biodegradable plastic

I LEARNED from the news that the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will ban plastics. It will be the first plastic-free airport in the country, as their management claim. I am not exactly pleased by this move. Why? Because the MCIA will still allow the use of biodegradable plastic.

Biodegradable plastic is not the solution to the plastic waste problem. In fact, it may even cause another problem. Only recently, a committee of British lawmakers said that the biodegradable and compostable alternatives that are often touted as a great replacement, are in fact a problem in themselves. They said that most require an industrial composting facility to break down, and most people do not have access to this. This was confirmed by a United Nations report.

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

-The oil field attacks could cost Saudi Arabia hundreds of millions of dollars per day

Drone attacks against the Abqaiq and Khurais oil fields on Sept. 14 in Saudi Arabia have roiled oil markets and, by extension, the global economy. But no country is feeling the strain as much as the kingdom itself.Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

The attacks, which Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for, immediately led to the disruption of 5.7 million barrels of crude production per day. That’s more than half the kingdom’s overall output, and a higher rate than most countries—aside from the US and Russia—produce in total.

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

-All you need to know about Saudi Aramco

Attack struck Aramco oil field and the world’s largest crude oil processing plant

Saudi Aramco attacks: Who is responsible, global reactions and your fuel prices

Dubai: An attack on Saudi Arabia on Saturday struck an oil field and the world’s largest crude oil processing plant owned by Aramco.

The attack knocked out 5.7 million barrels of crude oil production per day for the kingdom, or about 5% of the world’s daily production.Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser was reported as saying that it took around seven hours to extinguish fires after the terror attacks on their facilities.

All you need to know about Saudi Aramco

-Who was responsible for the Saudi Aramco Attack?

Whether it was Houthi drones or Iranian cruise missiles, the recent attacks highlight the need to end Yemen’s civil war.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sought to blame Iran for an airstrike that crippled two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, attacked by either drones or a cruise missile, even though Yemen’s Houthis have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Any evidence produced by the US or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be politicised and seek to implicate Iran, and the public will have to treat such “intelligence” with scepticism. Yet at the same time, the question remains as to whether the Houthis have the technological means to strike targets at such a far distance, a good 1,300 kilometres away? Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

-Clariant additives enable recyclability and quality

Through a ‘Symphony of Collaboration’ with partners along the full plastics value chain, Clariant is taking proactive steps in addressing the problem of plastic pollution with new solutions for diverse industry sectors. Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

Complementing its “fit for reuse” solutions announced August 21 where Clariant demonstrated how its additives are recyclable, it now showcases the next level, turning the spotlight on how its additives can make it easier to recycle post-production and post-consumer plastic waste while keeping the material’s performance properties.

Clariant additives enable recyclability and quality

-End-market demand weak to June, but recession fears receding – Nouryon CFO

Soft chemicals sector demand growth at the start of 2019 continued to weaken into the summer as economic uncertainty weighed on customer appetite, but fears of a prolonged, global recession are receding, according to the CFO of Netherlands-based producer Nouryon.

“What we saw happening in Q2, a little bit in May and in a pretty significant way in June,” said Renier Vree, pictured. Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

“[Demand] was a lot lower than forecast and we have had customers that have put in orders saying: ‘Keep the order but please don’t ship it to me until Q3’. So we saw destocking happening across many of our businesses and multiple regions, but more in Europe.”

Nouryon is a key seller to players in the middle of the value chain, which then sell to consumer end markets, giving the company a view of current demand levels within the chemicals sector itself.

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

-Repairs to damaged Saudi oil processing plant could take up to four weeks

The attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq crude oil processing plant was so effective it is likely to take between two to four weeks to repair, according to new analysis by ICIS.

The drone attacks on 14 September damaged the Abqaiq and Khurais crude oil processing installations which supply feedstocks to Saudi Arabia’s three main petrochemical sites.

One photo released by the US government and DigitalGlobal appears to show a well-planned attack on all of the pressurised storage tanks at the Abqaiq processing plant.

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

-Asia’s petrochemicals face pressure from Saudi supply uncertainty

Key Asian petrochemicals are facing pressure from lingering uncertainty from Saudi supply amid geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

Prices of these plastics have mostly risen since the recent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on 14 September, along with global crude futures which edged higher on Thursday following days of volatile trade.

Asia’s benzene prices has gained cumulatively over $30/tonne, on a free-on-board (FOB) South Korea basis, in the initial trading days following the attacks, tracking crude futures in the same period.

Asia's petrochemicals face pressure from Saudi supply uncertainty

-Indorama Invests in Recycling

Greenfield efforts, M&A activity will boost recycling efforts

Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures is investing $1.5 billion in recycling efforts as consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of single-use plastic and regulators push for more recycling. Indorama’s main business is the production of PET resin, a polymer used to make plastic bottles and fibers used in products such as seat belts and tyres.

In the 12 months to June 30 the company produced nearly 5,000 kilotons of PET.

Indorama Invests in Recycling

-US recession in next 12-18 months not likely – ACC economist

An economic recession in the US in the next year and a half is unlikely, the chief economist of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said on Wednesday.

“Of course a lot can happen, including shocks to the system as we saw over the weekend. But the consumer economy is doing very well with strong job creation, rising wages and the lowest unemployment since 1969 – two generations ago,” said ACC chief economist Kevin Swift.

“The pace of job growth has moderated but that’s primarily a supply issue with the retirement of baby boomers. When you ask CEOs their number one, two and three concerns of what keeps them up at night, one of them is always recruiting and talent retention,” he added.

Petrochemicals Automotive PBT Compounds

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 19-09-2019

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 19-09-2019

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and it’s chain still decrease.

Crude oil price continues to be on the roller coaster owing to drone attack to Arabia .

Polyamide 6 and its chain are in health.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 825/880 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 655/665 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,000/5,100 yuan/tonMEG  600/610 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 800/810 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,900/8,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,250/9,350  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,600/7,700 yuan/ton

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Schoeller Introduces Line of Sustainable, Biodegradable Textiles

The firm’s ProEarth fall collection debuted at Première Vision Paris.

Swiss textile solution provider Schoeller launched its new ProEarth collection of sustainable, biodegradable textiles, which is comprised of Bluesign-approved fabrics made of biodegradable polyester. ProEarth is part of its Schoeller FTC line, which is a joint venture with Taiwanese Formosa Taffeta Co.

Its new collection launched this week at Première Vision Paris. The firm added that the collection will also be shown at the Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 22 to 23.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

-Ascend to launch new polyamide at K 2019

Ascend Performance Materials today announced plans to launch several new specialty polyamides at K 2019 to meet the growing needs of its customers. Among the new products are Vydyne XHT, long-chain polyamides and high-temperature polyamides.

Vydyne XHT, a new portfolio of heat-stabilized polyamide (PA) 66 and copolymers, is capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to temperatures up to 230°C.

Using a combination of unique polymer chemistries and a multi-stage heat stabilization technology, XHT products push the boundaries of temperature resistance without sacrificing the processability, durability and mechanical properties PA  66 is known for.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

-Can sustainable be affordable too?

Can sustainable be affordable too?

New Dehi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed has collaborated with athleisure brand Alcis Sports to launch a new range of sustainable sportswear called “ALCIS X NARI”. Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

“One of the biggest concerns of our times is the environment, and the situation is worsening by the minute. Only that it is being more acutely felt in the West, than it is in India. My “ALCIS X NARI” collection is trying to contribute to the sustainability movement by recycling a waste product and creating something affordable out of it, Ahmed told IANSlife.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

-Finalist interviews: Jindal Films talks recyclable mono-materials

One week to go until the live Sustainability Awards 2019 ceremony at FachPack! Join us to discover the worthy winners of the most prestigious sustainability competition for packaging innovation.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 

In anticipation, we explore the 25 standout solutions that made it to the finals, handpicked by our independent, expert judging panel. Laurent Chantraine, business development manager, flexible packaging, Jindal Films Europe talks about their collaboration with Unilever and Mondi. Their all-PP mono-material pouch solution for dry foods was selected in the ‘Recyclable packaging’ category.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

-Spike in MEG and PE prices in Asia following drone attacks

Spot prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polyethylene (PE) have spiked in Asia, following news of the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. These two commodities are the two main chemical exports of the region.

Commenting, Salmon Lee, Wood Mackenzie Head of Polyesters, said: “As of 1900 hours Beijing time on Monday 16th September, spot MEG prices in the key Chinese domestic market have surged to RMB 5,200 and above – a jump of more than RMB 400 compared to last week’s closing numbers.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging

-LYCRA Company launches autumn denim co-marketing program

The LYCRA Company, owner of LYCRA® brand family of fibers, has launched a global co-branded marketing program to promote denim jeans made with LYCRA® dualFX® technology. Patented LYCRA® dualFX® technology combines two LYCRA® brand stretch fibers to add extra flexibility and bounce back recovery to denim enabling jeans to hold their shape all day, every day.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 

The program has been developed with Refinery29, a leading global media and entertainment company millennial and Gen Z women.

LYCRA Company launches autumn denim co-marketing program

-California adopts world’s toughest recycled content plastic bottle law

California’s legislature has adopted what may become the world’s toughest plastic bottle recycled content law, exceeding the European Union’s standards, with bottles sold in the state required to have 50 percent recycled plastic by 2030.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 

But to win passage of the new law — which ramps up with 10 percent recycled content in 2021 and 25 percent in 2025 — legislators included what some described as potentially significant “off ramps” for companies to seek waivers that could limit the law’s impact.

California adopts world's toughest recycled content plastic bottle law

-Reliance Spinning to show yarns with Radianza in Yarn Expo

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co Ltd (TAF) from Aditya Birla Group and Reliance Spinning Mills Ltd, Nepal, have joined hands to develop sustainable and eco-friendly yarns with Radianza fibre. The two companies will display these products in the upcoming Yarn Expo in Intertextile Shanghai from September 25-27, 2019. Radianza is a trademark of Thai Acrylic Fibre.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Packaging 

Reliance Spinning Mills, Nepal is a joint venture of Golyan and Maliram Shivkumar (MS) Group, a high-tech spinning plant producing polyester/viscose blended yarn, 100 per cent acrylic yarn, polyester/acrylic blended yarn, 100 per cent polyester spun yarn, specialty yarn, slub yarns and industrial yarns.

 Reliance Spinning to show yarns with Radianza

-Chemical Firms to improve their profitability in the worldwide financial slowdown

Market watchers said Sunday that South Korea’s main chemical companies are bulking up by incorporating their sophisticated material-producing subsidiaries in a bid to improve their profitability in the worldwide financial slowdown. Reliance Spinning to show yarns with Radianza

Three chemical companies have announced in recent months that they will absorb their wholly-owned subsidiaries to streamline their chemical companies.

Chemical Firms to improve their profitability in the worldwide financial slowdown

-K 2019: Kiefel Packaging showcasing 100% post-consumer recycled PET egg tray

Each year approximately 100 billion USD of plastic packaging material value is lost from the economy. It is not only essential to consider used plastic as resource rather than waste from a sustainability perspective, but also from an economic viewpoint.

Kiefel’s Design for Recycling programme systematically bundles the company’s expertise to rethink the customers’ products. Every detail of the product is re-assessed and rethought together with the customers. The customers are supported in all steps of their product development cycle: From material and product composition, up to the optimal requirements for their tools and thermoforming process.

K 2019: Kiefel Packaging showcasing 100% post-consumer recycled PET egg tray

-Krones inaugurates HUF 15 bln plant in Debrecen

German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer Krones on Wednesday inaugurated a HUF 15 billion factory, its first European plant outside Germany, in Hungaryʼs second city of Debrecen, in the east of the country.

The launch ceremony last summer, attended by Debrecen Mayor László Papp (far left), Pascal Männche, MD of Krones Hungary (second left), and Ralf Goldbrunner (far right), member of the Krones AG Executive Board (photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade).

The investment, which is creating 500 jobs, was supported with a HUF 5.5 bln grant from the Hungarian government, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó noted at the ceremony.

Krones inaugurates HUF 15 bln plant in Debrecen

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling 18-09-2019

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and it’s chain decrease with the exception of PX.

Crude oil price is on the roller coaster owing to drone attack to Arabia .

Polyamide 6 and its chain increase.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 830/885 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,00/7,100 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,850/6,950 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market7,000/7,100 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 655/665 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,200/5,300 yuan/tonMEG  610/620 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,150/5,250 yuan/tonPX Korea 830/840 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,900/8,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,250/9,350  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,650/7,750 yuan/ton

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Saudi drone attacks threaten around 10% of global ethylene capacity

Facilities producing around10% of global ethylene capacity are threatenedby feedstock disruption after the weekend’sattack on Saudi Arabia’s oil distributioninfrastructure and the subsequent closure of5.7m bbl/day of refinery capacity.

The attack on 14September damaged the Abqaiq and Khurais crudeoil processing installations which supply oilto Saudi Arabia’s three main petrochemicalsites.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

-Tessiltex-Squinabol chooses Amni Soul Eco for green fabric

In partnership with Fulgar, Tessiltex-Squinabol is presenting an exclusive green fabric made using Amni Soul Eco 6.6 nylon biodegradable yarn at Premiere Vision Paris fair.

Produced by Sendyi–China, the product combines a refined, elegant aesthetic with unique functional and eco-sustainable properties, and is set to revolutionise the coat and jacket sector.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

The new product features a matt look, soft, technical feel, gentle touch and down proof performance in a product that biodegrades in much less time than fabrics manufactured using traditional nylons, said Tessiltex – Squinabol in a press release.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

-Long Awaited MERCOSUR Resolution on Additives in Plastic and Polymeric Coatings

The “Common Market of the South” (MERCOSUR), consisting of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, has now published on its website the much anticipated new Resolution on the Positive List of Additives for Use in Plastic Food-Contact Materials and Polymeric Coatings for Food-Contact Materials.

This Resolution, designated as GMC Resolution No 39/19, repeals and replaces GMC Resolution No 32/07. It was formally sanctioned by the Common Market Group (GMC), which is the executive body of MERCOSUR, on July 15, 2019. It has been 12 years since this Resolution was last updated in 2007.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

-New Sustainable and Biodegradable Packaging Highlighted at IBBC 2019

Over the past years, there has been greater focus on developing sustainable packaging products that leave little or no footprint on the environment.

One solution is the development of biodegradable containers made with rice straw which is considered the most abundant residue of rice in the world.

During TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC), Elizabeth Palomino Nolasco will share results of a feasibility study conducted on the implementation of an industrial plant in the Lima region of Peru for biodegradable food containers using rice straw.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

Her presentation, “Feasibility Study for the Implementation of an Industrial Plant for Biodegradable Food,” will address the impact an accumulation of agricultural organic waste could have on the environment, and how the study led to the development of rice straw containers.

New Sustainable and Biodegradable Packaging Highlighted at IBBC 2019

-Polyamide-6 Market Estimated to be Driven by Innovation and Industrialization

Polyamide -6 (PA6) is a semi-crystalline polyamide commonly known as Nylon-6. Polyamide-6 is generally produced by polymerization of caprolacta.

The strength, durability and elasticity which it offers is widely appreciated in industries.

Properties such as ability to withstand high pressure, temperature and various chemical makes it a highly valued material.

These physical and chemical properties makes Polyamide-6 suitable for various application sectors.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

Of all the Polyamides types produced, Polyamide-6 accounts for approximately more than 60% of worldwide production in terms of volume.

The global capacity of Polyamide-6 in 2013 is anticipated to be approximately 6.6 million metric tons.

Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

-Total sees opportunity in single-use plastic ban

NEW AVENUE: Its Joint venture pitches for PLA as an alternative to plastics

Compounded poly lactic acid (PLA) bioplastics solutions could be the answer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for eradicating single-use plastics in India.

Bringing this solution to India, Total Corbion PLA, an equal joint venture (JV) between Total and Corbion, has set up a technical collaboration with Konspec to study various plastic applications across industries.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

The firms are in discussions with several airports, fast moving consumer goods companies, hospitality chains, footwear companies and food aggregators among others for setting-up industry-specific light-house projects.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

Total sees opportunity in single-use plastic ban

-Europe chems stocks slide on Saudi attack jitters

European chemicals stocks fell on Monday in line with wider markets as fears of sharp oil supply drops weighed on economic sentiment, following the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s core oil production infrastructure and potential military intervention.

The country’s energy major Saudi Aramco on Saturday confirmed drone attacks on its Abqaiq processing facility and at the Khurais oilfield, which halved the Kingdom’s oil production capacity and reduced global supply by 5%.Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

The most dramatic attack on the country since former Iraqi premier Saddam Hussein fired a missile into the Kingdom in 1991, the attacks cut Saudi oil production by 5.7m bbl/day.

Europe chems stocks slide on Saudi attack jitters

-Jomar to Launch the TechnoDrive 65 PET Machine

This IBM model is specifically designed to produce small PET containers.

Jomar, a manufacturer of injection blow molding (IBM) machinery for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and household products industries, will soon launch the TechnoDrive 65 PET machine. The IBM machine is specifically made to run PET resins but is designed to still switch back to more typical materials for injection blow molding such as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). Petrochemicals Automotive PET Recycling

Jomar to Launch the TechnoDrive 65 PET Machine

Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil 17-09-2019

MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

Export Bottle PET Prices in Asia Remain Stable

MOSCOW – Export prices for bottled PET in Asia last week generally remained at the previous week amid minimal fluctuations in the cost of raw materials, the ICIS-MRC Price Review says.

Overall, PET prices were in the range of USD840-870 per tonne, FOB China.

Most spot deals were for deliveries in October, but there were also September and November. MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

According to market players, the supply of bottle brands of PET granulate in the spot market was sufficient, and consumer interest was consistently high.

The increase in spot purchases may be due to an increase in the contract price of paraxylene in Asia and a slowdown in the decline in PET prices. However, some manufacturers still report limited spot deals and refuse to cut prices due to lower production margins.

The contract prices of Russian plants in the current month fell to 78,000-81,000 rubles. per tonne, CPT Moscow, including VAT, the lowest level since the beginning of 2018. At the same time last year, formula prices were an average of 30 thousand rubles. per tonne higher. MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

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MEG spot prices in Asia up 7.2% amid rising oil prices

MOSCOW – Spot prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in Asia rose by 7.2% on September 16 to USD 596-611 per tonne, CFR CMP amid sharply rising oil prices and limited supplies, ICIS reports citing market participants .MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

Whereas the spot prices of MEG on September 12 were at the level of USD560-566 per tonne, after which the Chinese market closed for a three-day Mid-Autumn Festival, which is widely celebrated in China and Vietnam.

The increase in crude oil prices caused by drone attacks on Saudi Aramco factories put upward pressure on the MEG market and raised concerns about a possible reduction in MEG supplies. Sellers withdrew the bids and took a wait and see attitude, which led to limited discussions of deals throughout the day.

According to ICIS, Saudi Arabia has a total production capacity of MEG capacity of 6.3 million tons per year, which is about 70% of the total MEG capacity in the Middle East.

Earlier it was reported that the total reserves of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in eastern China decreased last week by 9.3% compared with a week ago amid a decrease in the number of arriving consignments of imported material to the country’s ports and an increase in its level of discharge. Thus, this indicator amounted to approximately 782 thousand tons this week against 862 thousand tons a week earlier.

MEG along with terephthalic acid (TFA) is one of the main components for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, in Russia the total estimated consumption of PET in July of this year decreased by 4% compared to the figure a year earlier. In total, according to the results of the seven months of 2019, 428.79 thousand tons of PET were processed in the Russian Federation.

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MEGlobal in the first half of October will begin commercial production at the new MEG factory in Freeport

 

MOSCOW -MEGlobal, the world leader in the production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and diethylene glycol (DG), plans in the second week of October to launch commercial production at the new world-wide plant for the production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in Freeport (Freeport, Texas, USA), reported the publication Chemweek , citing a statement by a company representative. MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

This enterprise, with a capacity of 700 thousand tons of MEG per year and located at the Dow site in Oyster Creek in Freeport, was commissioned on September 10 this year, and is currently undergoing final debugging work. production process.

The project cost is estimated at USD2 billion.

It was previously noted that in March 2018, the Kuwaiti Equate Petrochemical Co., one of the world’s largest companies producing polymers and other petrochemical products, announced the start of the construction of a new MEG plant in Freeport, which will be managed by its 100% subsidiary, MEGlobal . MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

The new plant will use Dow Chemical technology, and a contract for the detailed design of the plant, the purchase of basic equipment and construction management was signed with the American company Jacobs in November 2016. In addition, at the end of March last year, American Flour received a contract for the construction of a new MEG plant in Freeport.

This location of the new MEG plant is beneficial for the company, as the company will receive ethylene from the new Dow cracking unit under a long-term agreement. Thus, MEGlobal will take advantage of the cheap shale gas, which will be supplied to the new Dow cracking unit as a raw material.

It was previously noted that with the launch of a new plant in the USA, the total MEGlobal MEG production capacity will increase to 2 million tons per year.

MEG along with terephthalic acid (TFA) is one of the main components for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, in Russia the total estimated consumption of PET in July of this year decreased by 4% compared to the figure a year earlier. In total, according to the results of the seven months of 2019, 428.79 thousand tons of PET were processed in the Russian Federation.

Headquartered in Dubai (UAE), MEGlobal is the world leader in the production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and diethylene glycol (DG). Established in July 2004, MEGlobal currently sells more than 2.5 million tons of DG per year worldwide.

DG is used as a raw material for the production of polyester fibers (clothing and other textile products), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), antifreeze and other industrial products. MEGlobal is a 100% subsidiary of Equate Petrochemical Company.

In December 2015, Dow Chemical closed a deal to sell its stake in MEGlobal to Equate Petrochemical Company as part of a strategy to optimize its equity stake in Kuwaiti joint ventures. MEG Polyethylene Terephthalate MEGlobal

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Petrochemicals Automotive General news 16-09-2019

Monoethylene Glycol Market to hit the coveted USD40-billion-dollar frontier by 2024

Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil 17-09-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and it’s chain go up.

Crude oil price is always strong owing to drone attack to Arabia .

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 840/895 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,150/7,250 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,850/6,950 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market7,000/7,100 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 660/670 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,300/5,400 yuan/tonMEG  640/650 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,400/5,500 yuan/tonPX Korea 800/810 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,900/8,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,250/9,350  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,650/7,750 yuan/ton

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Export Bottle PET Prices in Asia Remain Stable

MEG spot prices in Asia up 7.2% amid rising oil prices

MEGlobal in the first half of October will begin commercial production at the new MEG factory in Freeport

Export prices for bottled PET in Asia last week generally remained at the previous week amid minimal fluctuations in the cost of raw materials, the ICIS-MRC Price Review says.

Overall, PET prices were in the range of USD840-870 per tonne, FOB China.

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-After Saudi Attack, Oil Market Is on Edge: ‘What if the Other Shoe Drops?’

Fixing the damage done by the attack on the Saudi oil processing plant may be the easy part. The hard part will be calming energy markets, where oil prices have jumped faster than at any time in over a decade.

The attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq plant, which accounts for 5 percent of global oil supplies, and a nearby facility took 5.7 million barrels a day of production off line for at least a few days. It also highlighted the vulnerability of the sprawling processing plants, pipelines and refineries of the Persian Gulf.

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-Ooty gets 5 machines to recycle PET bottles

With several lakhs of tourists flocking to this tourist town in Tamil Nadu that is regarded as the Queen of the Hill stations in the state, plastic waste in the form of PET bottles generated here is of a huge scale, though single-use plastic had been banned long ago.

To ensure the collection and recycling of every last bottle consumed in Udhagamandalam, also known as Ooty, be it a water/juice/oil/personal care/home care product, the town on Monday received five reverse vending machines (RVM).

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-Johns Manville launches three nylon thermoplastic organosheet product series

The OS-6, NCF-6 and CR-6 series use in-situ polymerization technology for enhanced properties in lightweight structural applications. Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil

Johns Manville (JM, Denver, Colo., U.S.), manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, has launched three nylon thermoplastic composite product series for lightweight applications: OS-6, NCF-6 and CR-6 series.

The OS-6 series is a nylon composites sheet reinforced with continuous woven fabric and impregnated with the company’s proprietary technology to enhance impact resistance, strength and stiffness in thermoplastic composites.

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-Crude oil can top $80; speed of recovery by Saudis will be key

Consumers in both North East Asia and India hold adequate reserves to cover any shortages. Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil

Brent crude opened for trading this week, exploding 20 per cent higher, its biggest jump in 28 years after attacks on Saudi Aramco’s facilities. This led to the disruption of 5.7 MMbbl/d, which is close to 60 per cent of the gulf nation’s production, putting dent to global supply. Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil

For now it is uncertain how long this disruption will last, but what is clear is that the longer this outage lasts the more bullish it will be for oil prices.

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-MPI diversifies with IVP acquisition, sales to reach nearly $50M

St. Charles, Ill.-based contract manufacturer Microplastics Inc. has purchased IVP Plastics LLC, diversifying its end markets beyond automotive, boosting sales to more than $45 million, and doubling the number of employees to more than 300.

IVP, also a contract manufacturer, injection molds custom parts for the large construction, farming and foodservice sectors with about 150 employees. With estimated molding sales of $19 million, IVP ranks No. 261 among North American injection molders, according to Plastics News’ latest ranking. Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil

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-MONOETHYLENE GLYCOL MARKET TO HIT THE COVETED USD40-BILLION-DOLLAR FRONTIER

Monoethylene Glycol Market is set achieve lucrative growth during the forecast period; according to a new research report.

Asia Pacific monoethylene glycol industry has been projected to register a rather commendable growth rate of 7% over 2017-2024, driven by the extensive contribution of countries such as India and China and the robust demand for polyester fiber in the region.

The fact that more than 90% of the global polyester fiber production of 2014 took place in Asia Pacific affirms the aforementioned analysis.Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil

Petrochemicals Automotive Crude Oil

-Can the US economy handle $100 crude oil?

Oil prices spiked the most on record Monday after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities wiped out more than 5% of the global oil supply.

Crude oil prices initially surged as much as 18%, but retreated after President Trump said he authorized the use of oil from the United States’ emergency oil supply, called the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, “if needed.” Brent crude (BZ=F) reached a session high of $71.95 a barrel at the opening, while U.S. crude futures (CL=F) surged to a session high of $63.34 a barrel.

Can the US economy handle $100 crude oil?

-The global polyamide resins market at a CAGR of almost 6% during the forecast period

This polyamide resins market analysis considers sales from reactive polyamide resins and non-reactive polyamide resins.

Our analysis also considers the sales of polyamide resins in APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America. In 2018, the reactive polyamide resins segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.

Factors such as rising demand for paints and coatings because of the increasing number of residential and non-residential construction projects will play a significant role in the reactive polyamide resins segment to maintain its market position.

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-Global PLA Films Market 2019 Industry Trends by Leading Key Players like Treofan Film International, TORAY, Amcor, Corbion Purac, NatureWorks

A comprehensive statistical scope of PLA Films market has been published by Research N Reports. Acumen business knowledge of the competent team provides a precise overview of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques which are used to examine trade data.

The report reveals a blueprint of the competitive market scene which will help new vendors to get an idea of the potential hazards that the current players are facing. It also examines the profiles of prominent market players and gives an insight into the development strategies adopted by them.

Global PLA Films Market 2019 Industry Trends by Leading Key Players like Treofan Film International, TORAY, Amcor, Corbion Purac, NatureWorks

-Saudi drone attacks threaten around 10% of global ethylene capacity

Facilities producing around 10% of global ethylene capacity are threatened by feedstock disruption after the weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil distribution infrastructure and the subsequent closure of 5.7m bbl/day of refinery capacity.

The attack on 14 September damaged the Abqaiq and Khurais crude oil processing installations which supply oil to Saudi Arabia’s three main petrochemical sites.

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Petrochemicals Automotive General news 16-09-2019

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Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-$100 Oil? Drone Strikes Halt Half Of Saudi Crude Production

Half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production has gone offline following a surprise drone strike.

Drones attacked Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia and the Khurais oil field run by Saudi Aramco early Saturday morning, the kingdom’s interior ministry said, sparking a massive fire at a crude processing plant essential to global oil supplies.

The closure will impact nearly 5 million barrels of crude processing per day, affecting 5 percent of the world’s daily oil production.Petrochemicals Automotive General news

-Adipic Acid Market Strong Development By Key Players, Emerging Technology and Future Growth

Adipic acid, also called as hexanedioic acid, is a white crystalline solid that melts at 152°C. It is one of the most important monomers used in the polymer industry. Adipic acid is an organic acid that contains six carbon atoms. It also has two carboxylate groups (–COOH) attached to the terminal carbons in the chain. Since adipic acid contains two carboxylate groups, it is sometimes referred to as a di-acid. All other carbon atoms in adipic acid contain two hydrogen atoms each.Petrochemicals Automotive General news

Petrochemicals Automotive General news

-ALGAE BIOFUELMARKET PIN-POINT ANALYSIS FOR CHANGING COMPETITIVE DYNAMICS

The global quest for greener, renewable alternatives to biofuels has generated a groundswell of interest in third-generation biofuels.

Algae biofuel have emerged as unique promising in this direction as they overcome the drawbacks of crop-based biofuels of the second generation.

Algae biofuels are derived from species such as Botryococcus braunii, Chlorella species, Crypthecodinium cohnii, and Nitzschia species. In recent years, stakeholders and interested investors have poured in tens of thousands of dollars in realizing this potential.

Application of modern biochemical engineering processes has further created a robust technological framework for the same.Petrochemicals Automotive General news

Petrochemicals Automotive General news

-Hormuz crisis threatens Asian imports beyond energy

US-Iran tensions endanger shipments of aluminum and chemicals

Tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the Strait of Hormuz are threatening to spill over beyond energy fields to materials segments such as aluminum and chemicals, with broad implications for countries reliant on the region.Petrochemicals Automotive General news

Since the turn of the century, Middle Eastern countries have been striving to develop non-energy industries to reduce their dependence on crude oil.

The region’s share of global exports of petrochemicals, including ether, has risen to 30%, and the share of aluminum at 16%. Many Japanese companies, in particular, have become more dependent on Middle East-produced materials, and a wide range of non-energy industries could be adversely affected if the antagonism between the U.S. and Iran intensifies.Petrochemicals Automotive General news

Hormuz crisis threatens Asian imports beyond energy

-Indonesian polymer producers tighten domestic grip

Indonesian polymer producers are to tighten their grip on the domestic market next year as they face increasing competition from overseas.

Indonesian polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) supplies will increase in this year’s final quarter, when domestic producers Chandra Asri and Polytama Propindo debut new capacity.Petrochemicals Automotive General news

Chandra Asri is expected to start up soon its 400,000 t/yr linear low-density polyethylene/high density polyethylene plant at Cilegon. It is on track to expand its current PP production from 480,000 t/yr to 590,000 t/yr in the fourth quarter. Chandra Asri operates Indonesia’s sole petrochemical cracker, which uses naphtha feedstock.

Indonesian polymer producers tighten domestic grip

-We must stop Brexit in any form, councillors tell Jeremy Corbyn

Grassroots leaders call for a decisive stance to stay in EU and deliver a radical new manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn has come under growing internal pressure to commit Labour to a unequivocal policy of remaining in the European Union as more than 100 councillors issued a joint warning to the party’s ruling body that any form of Brexit would threaten jobs, public services, workers’ rights and the environment.

In a letter to the national executive committee (NEC), which meets this week, the Labour councillors, including several leaders of county and borough councils, called on the party “to campaign unambiguously and energetically for a public vote on Brexit and to endorse a ‘remain and transform’ position in all circumstances”. Petrochemicals Automotive General news

We must stop Brexit in any form, councillors tell Jeremy Corbyn Grassroots leaders call for a decisive stance to stay in EU and deliver a

-Amorphous metals combined with polymers for the first time

Engel and Heraeus have reduced cycle times by up to 70 percent compared with previous production solutions for the injection molding of amorphous metals.

In doing so, the two system partners have opened the door to these alloys with truly special qualities entering large-scale production for a wide assortment of end uses.

Engel is presenting the next big step in this development at K 2019.

Two-component parts made of amorphous metal and silicone will be produced for the first time – a process that is taking place in a fully automated manufacturing cell.

Amorphous metals combined with polymers for the first time

-Saudi stock market dives, crude futures to jump after drone attack on oil plants

  • Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell by 2.3% at Sunday’s open as the country grappled with weekend attacks on the heart of its oil production facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.
  • Abqaiq is the world’s largest oil processing facility and crude oil stabilization plant with a processing capacity of more than 7 million barrels per day.
  • Saturday’s attack is the biggest on oil infrastructure anywhere since Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell by 2.3% at Sunday’s open as the country grappled with weekend drone attacks on the heart of its oil production facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Reports that the country may take weeks to return to full oil supply capacity is set to send crude futures up by as much as $10 per barrel, analysts say, depending on the scale of the damage. Half the country’s oil production was halted due to fire damage but is due to restart on Monday, Saudi energy ministry officials said in a statement.

Saudi stock market dives, crude futures to jump after drone attack on oil plants

-Honeywell Oleflex technology has been selected by Sonatrach total Entreprise Polymères to make propylene in Algeria

Honeywell UOP process technology scores second win in North Africa

Honeywell(NYSE: HON) announced today that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères (STEP) has selected Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce 565,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene for a proposed plant in Arzew, Algeria.

In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell is providing the basic engineering design as well as services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents for the plant. When completed, it will represent UOP’s second C3 Oleflex unit in North Africa, following an earlier award in Egypt.

Honeywell Oleflex technology has been selected by Sonatrach total Entreprise Polymères to make propylene in Algeria

-Attacks In Saudi Arabia Are A Recipe For $100 Oil

This Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, satellite image provided by NASA Worldview shows fires following Yemen’s Houthi rebels claiming a drone attack on two major oil installations in eastern Saudi Arabia. The drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. The island shown in the image is Bahrain, while the peninsula in the image is Qatar. (NASA Worldview via AP)

Over the years, I have often been asked about scenarios that could rapidly drive oil prices higher. My response is always that the worst case scenario is an incident that takes a large amount of oil production offline in Saudi Arabia.

Why Saudi Arabia? After all, the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia are the world’s leading oil producers, with each topping 10 million barrels per day (BPD) in 2018.

Attacks In Saudi Arabia Are A Recipe For $100 Oil

-Markische Faser & Kelheim Fibres to develop new products

German speciality manufacturers, Markische Faser and Kelheim Fibres, have joined hands. Under the name ‘Clean Color Concept’, the two renowned fibre producers will offer spun dyed fibres in polyester and in viscose in a coordinated range of colours. Kelheim is a producer of viscose speciality fibres. Markische Faser is a leading plastic company.

Spun dyed fibres have always been an important part of the range of products both of Märkische Faser and of Kelheim. Here, colour pigments are incorporated in the spinning mass before the spinning process and are therefore homogenously distributed in the whole fibre. These fibres, and the final product, offer a particularly high colour and light fastness. The colours do not bleed during washing and they keep their brilliance even after many washing cycles, according to Kelheim. Petrochemicals Automotive General news

Markische Faser & Kelheim Fibres to develop new products

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Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM09/09/201916/09/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,850 yuan/ton6,975 yuan/ton+125
Bottle grade PET chips export market870 $/ton885 $/ton+15
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

6,650 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton+150
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,725 yuan/ton6,925 yuan/ton+200
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,250 yuan/ton5,240 yuan/ton-10
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
660$/ton 655 $/ton-5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,830 yuan/ton5,165 yuan/ton+335
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market560 $/ton603 $/ton+43
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market780$/ton783 $/ton+3
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market761 $/ton764 $/ton+3
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

710 $/ton722 $/ton+12
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,770 yuan/ton7,850 yuan/ton
+80
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,200 yuan/ton7,300 yuan/ton+100
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,200 yuan/ton9,200 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,700 yuan/ton8,800 yuan/ton+100
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices
8,000 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton+50
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,250 yuan/ton7,550 yuan/ton+300
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,350 yuan/ton12,600 yuan/ton
+250
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,450 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,200 yuan/ton13,400 yuan/ton+200
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,200 yuan/ton13,400 yuan/ton+200
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market23,000 yuan/ton22,800 yuan/ton-200
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

15,500 yuan/ton15,600 yuan/ton+100
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,100 yuan/ton18,200 yuan/ton+100
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,400 yuan/ton16,400 yuan/ton-100
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,300 yuan/ton8,300 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,750 yuan/ton5,950 yuan/ton+200
Benzene overseas  market702 $/ton694 $/ton -8
Ethylene South East market800 $/ton790 $/ton-10
Ethylene NWE  market954 $/ton958 $/ton+4
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market12,500 yuan/ton12,500 yuan/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,700 yuan/ton10,600 yuan/ton-100
PP Powder domestic market8,675 yuan/ton8,800 yuan/ton+125
Naphtha overseas market 

Polyamide Petrochemical Polymers Prices

478 $/ton471 $/ton
-7
Phenol domestic market 7,825 yuan/ton8,275 yuan/ton+450
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,125 $/ton 1,130 $/ton+5
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,230 $/ton 1,255 $/ton+25
LDPE CFR Far East 882 $/ton892 $/ton+10
LLDPE CFR Far East822 $/ton812 $/ton-10
LDPE   FOB Middle East868 $/ton878 $/ton+10
LLDPE FOB Middle East808 $/ton798 $/ton-10
HDPE CFR Far East878 $/ton888 $/ton+10
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 973 €/ton953 €/ton-20
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 963 €/ton943 €/ton-20
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East960 $/ton970 $/ton+10
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,051 €/ton1,051 €/ton

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Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers 14-09-2019

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-COLORMATRIX™ SMARTHEAT RHC Circular Solutions for rPET and PET bottles

ColorMatrix™ SmartHeat RHC is an APR* accredited, patent protected, liquid dispersion process aid, available to rPET producers and converters to help improve

recycling and sustainability of PET bottles.

It enables:

  • Increased rPET content
  • Reduced CO2 emissions

For applications requiring color or toning, SmartHeat RHC is also available as a range of recycle-friendly tints or toners for both rPET producers and converters.

Note to converters: This product is compatible solely with transparent bottles produced in a two-stage injection stretch blow molding process.

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-Glucose derivative replaces BPA in sustainable polycarbonate plastic

Transparent polycarbonate sheets reinforced with biomass-derived building blocks outperform traditional BPA-reinforced polycarbonate plastic in strength tests, new research shows. The scientists behind the work envision their composite could replace BPA-based polycarbonates in a variety of common applications. Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers

Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers

-Jomar to launch TechnoDrive 65 PET injection blow molding machine at K 2019

Jomar Corp., a leading global manufacturer of injection blow molding (IBM) machinery for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and household products industries, will launch the TechnoDrive 65 PET machine at the K 2019 exhibition (Hall 14/A32) which runs Oct. 16-23 in Düsseldorf, Germany.Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers

The newly designed IBM machine is specifically designed to run PET resins but can easily switch back to more typical materials for injection blow molding such as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). The TechnoDrive 65 PET machine evolved from Jomar’s TechnoDrive 65, a high-speed IBM production machine first unveiled in 2017.

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-Global PE price war begins as supply grows and demand fades

A global polyethylene (PE)price war is developing as multiple newcapacities come onstream just as demand growthstalls on the back of the US China trade war,Brexit, regulatory pressure on single useplastics, and other uncertainties which aredampening consumer and industrial confidence.

Prices have plummeted to multi-year lows as USproducers seek to gain market share byundercutting local producers in other regions.

Competition from Middle East exporters hashelped to depress prices further.

Almost all of the new US capacity is scheduledfor export, with China by far the biggestpotential destination.Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers

However, since the trade war intensified, withsome PE tariffs scheduled to rise to30%, US product has been diverted to othermarkets principally in Asia and Europe.

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-Goodfellow Announces Major Extension of Their Range of Polylactic Acid (PLA) Granules

In keeping with the increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, Goodfellow is pleased to announce a major expansion of their range of PLA granules.

The extended range includes a variety of differing melt flow rate (MFR) materials suitable for extrusion and injection molding.Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers

For customers, the addition of these new grades enhances the Goodfellow green materials range and extends the options available for biodegradable polymers.

Goodfellow Announces Major Extension of Their Range of Polylactic Acid (PLA) Granules

-Toray develops sustainable fibers made of recycled plastic

Made of recycled PET bottles, &+ brand fibers are a result of Toray’s fiber production technology and a proprietary contaminant-filtering system.

Toray Industries Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) has announced a new commercial fiber brand, called &+, which the company says will underpin the start of its efforts to use fibers made by recycling used PET bottles.Petrochemicals Automotive UV Stabilizers

Toray is aiming to leverage this brand to foster PET bottle recycling and to help materialize a closed loop economy by offering high-value-added fiber derived from PET bottles.

Toray develops sustainable fibers made of recycled plastic

-LYCRA Company launches LYCRA® FitSense™ technology

The LYCRA Company, a leader in innovative fiber and technology solutions, has announced global launch of new LYCRA® FitSense™ technology – a patented water-based dispersion that features the same molecule as LYCRA® fiber but in liquid form. The technology can transform apparel by adding lightweight power, soft shaping and lift, and targeted support.

LYCRA® FitSense™ technology is screen printed onto fabric containing LYCRA® fiber to deliver targeted lightweight support that can be combined with visual effects like patterns or color blocks. As a result, sewn-in panels or extra seams that may restrict movement and cause discomfort could be eliminated and the consumer’s need for great-fitting, ultra-comfortable garments is satisfied, giving support just where it is needed.

LYCRA Company launches LYCRA® FitSense™ technology

-New research says seafood is a major source of plastic in U.S. diet

Alarming new research suggests that, contrary to what scientists have long believed, tiny plastic particles consumed by fish and other seafood do not stay in the animals’ digestive tracts but rather seep into their flesh, as Liza Gross reports in FERN’s latest story, published with Mother Jones. And that means those plastic particles also seep into the diet of people who eat seafood.

Now, according to a study published in June in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, “seafood is the third largest contributor of chemical-laden “microplastics” of sources analyzed so far for the average American consumer, behind bottled water and air,” Gross writes. “‘Plastic is now part of our food system,’ says Kieran Cox, a marine ecologist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, who led the study.”

New research says seafood is a major source of plastic in U.S. diet

-Plastic alternatives could make marine pollution even worse

UK report says complacency leads to carelessness
Compostable alternatives to plastic could worsen marine pollution and have other serious environmental impacts, a report from a committee of UK MPs has warned.

The world has a plastic problem