Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film 26-02-2020

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-Finding the Right Melt Filtration System for Post-Consumer Recycling

To achieve high-quality pellets at the end of the recycling process, chose filtration technology based on both the input materials as well as the performance requirements of the finished material.

Melt filters are a critical component in plastics recycling systems as they remove contaminants such as paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, aluminum or even foreign plastics from the stream. To achieve high-quality pellets at the end of the recycling process, the right filtration technology should be chosen based on both the input materials as well as the performance requirements of the finished pellets. Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

-Global chems trade slows on coronavirus uncertainty

The coronavirus outbreak continues to send shockwaves around the world as markets become bearish on perpetual uncertainty.

Efforts to contain the virus have disrupted global trade-flows of material in the petrochemicals industry, which has restrained movement in the shipping industry.

While public concern of the situation remains prominent, there have been discrepant views on how this has impacted the flow of chemical shipments.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

-Prices Bottom Out for PE & PP? Up for PS, Flat-to-Down for PVC & PET

Drivers include parity with global prices, ample supplies and higher raw material costs in some instances.

By the end of the first full week of 2020, it appeared that prices of both polyethylene and polypropylene may be bottoming out, with domestic prices generally in parity with global polyolefin prices. Crude oil prices moved higher in the first week of January amid escalating tensions in the Mideast, which helped feed into international market sentiment that PE and PP prices had reached a bottom.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

-Coronavirus outbreak to lower China 2020 GDP growth to 5.6% – IMF

The coronavirus outbreak could lower China’s economic growth to 5.6% this year and cut global growth by 0.1 percentage point, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva said over the weekend.

The growth projection for China is 0.4 percentage point lower than the previous IMF estimate made in January this year.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

In 2019, the world’s second-biggest economy posted a 6.1% growth – its slowest in nearly 30 years.

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-Shima Seiki to show latest textile machines at JEC World

Leading Japanese textile solutions provider, Shima Seiki of Wakayama, Japan, has announced that it will exhibit its latest range of textile machines, at the upcoming JEC World 2020 exposition, in hall 6, booth P28. JEC World, the leading international composites show, will be held from March 3-5, 2020, at Paris Nord Villepinte, halls 5 & 6, in France.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Shima Seiki, for the first time at JEC World, will display a prototype weft knitting machine under development that is capable of multi­axial insertion. Fabrics produced on the prototype machine use inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles, suited to various technical applications.

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-The market for recyclate PET (rPET) is expected to record a CAGR of above 7%

Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Recyclate PET Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 – 2025)” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05865837/?utm_source=GNW

On the flip side, lower profit margins in the industry are expected to hamper the growth of the market.

– The industrial yarn segment dominated the market. It is expected to grow during the forecast period, with increasing production of industrial yarn made from recycled PET bottles.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

– The innovations in recycling technologies for automatic processing and sorting of plastics and the discovery of new material sources are likely to provide opportunities for the studied market, during the forecast period.

The market for recyclate PET (rPET) is expected to record a CAGR of above 7%

-CarbonLite targets Florida for $80M bottle-to-bottle recycled PET plant

Los Angeles-based CarbonLite Industries LLC is building its fourth bottle to bottle PET recycling plant in the United States, in Florida.

CarbonLite Industries LLC, one of the largest makers of food grade post-consumer PET resin, is investing $80 million in a new plant in Florida to meet increasing demand for recycled content plastic from major beverage companies.

The facility near Orlando would be the company’s fourth in the United States, joining current factories in Riverside, Calif., and Dallas as well as a third plant near Reading, Pa., that should be fully operational in March, said Chairman Leon Farahnik.

“We are doing this because of our customer base and the need for the post-consumer content in their product line,” Farahnik. “We supply all the major beverage companies across the country with post-consumer content.”Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

CarbonLite targets Florida for $80M bottle-to-bottle recycled PET plant

-Pregis joins CEFLEX

Pregis, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined Circular Economy Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX), a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire flexible packaging value chain.

CEFLEX has established a roadmap and targets to achieve a circular economy for flexible packaging for the years 2020 to 2025, and increase recycling efforts across the EU. Robust actions also include guidelines on packaging design, driving collection and sorting of flexible packaging materials, as well as the identification of sustainable end markets for their downstream use.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Pregis joins CEFLEX

-Axion urges recycled polymers market collaboration

Collaboration between plastic recyclers and injection moulders/manufacturers is key to creating new end markets for recycled polymers, according to Axion Polymers.

With more manufacturers looking to increase recycled content, the UK-based plastics recycler suggests this presents opportunities for alternatives to virgin material.

At Axion’s two processing sites, recovered plastics and waste electrical goods are refined into high-quality engineering polymers that match virgin quality. The bespoke recycled Axpoly and Axplas polymers can be tailored to specifications for use in a range of new products.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Axion urges recycled polymers market collaboration

-Ethylene demand concerns remain ahead of European March contract talks

The European ethylene market is set to enter March with a supply overhung stemming from sluggish domestic downstream demand, exacerbated by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

With the Asian market closed to ethylene due to the effects of the coronavirus virus on Chinese industry and transport hubs, the European surplus remained stranded and talk of cracker run cuts emerged in recent weeks.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Film

Ethylene demand concerns remain ahead of European March contract talks

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Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric 25-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric 25-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

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-Exclusive: Toray develops ‘first’ 100% plant-based polyester

Japanese materials group eyes sustainability shift in apparel industry

Japanese materials maker Toray Industries looks to start mass production of polyester made entirely from plants, a breakthrough poised to cut reliance on petroleum and slash carbon emissions, Nikkei has learned.

Toray developed what is being described as the world’s first 100% plant-based polyester jointly with Virent, a U.S. biofuels startup. Production is set to begin in the early part of this decade, people familiar with the matter said.

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-Sugarcane Based PET Bottle Market Product and Economic Impact of key player on Industry During 2020-2026

The Sugarcane Based PET Bottle Market report provides estimations about the growth rate and the market value based on market dynamics and growth inducing factors.

While preparing this Global Sugarcane Based PET Bottle market analysis report, few of the attributes that have been adopted include highest level of spirit, practical solutions, committed research and analysis, innovation, integrated approaches, and most up-to-date technology. Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

-China releases second batch of US products for tariff exemption

China will exempt from punitive tariffs more US goods for one year from 28 February, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said on Friday.

The latest list covers 66 types of products, such as wood, laser machines and auto-driving devices, among others. No petrochemicals are included in the list.

Another list in the second batch will be released later, the Commission said.

The first batch of exemption was implemented in two sets in the second half of 2019 – one in September and another in December. Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

-Eurozone economy picks up in February despite weakness in manufacturing

Manufacturing continued to hamper the recovery of the eurozone economy in February, according to IHS Markit on Friday.

The flash composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – accounting for both the services and manufacturing sectors – rose to 51.6 points in February from 51.3 the previous month.

While this signifies the largest monthly increase in business activity since last August, manufacturing remained universally below the 50.0 neutral-mark – a reading below shows economic contraction.  Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

-US AdvanSix expects continued nylon oversupply – execs

US nylon 6 producer AdvanSix will continue to face unfavourable industry conditions in nylon amid industry oversupply and weak demand in the near-term.

Meanwhile, the company has a “neutral” outlook for its ammonium sulphate (AS)  and chemical intermediates businesses in 2020, CEO Erin Kane and CFO Michael Preston said during AdvanSix’s Q4 earnings call on Friday.

Nylon was off to a slow start in 2020, following a tough 2019. With the ongoing challenges, total market pricing will likely be a “headwind” for the company in 2020 on a year-on-year basis, they said. Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

US AdvanSix expects continued nylon oversupply - execs

-China chems demand, prices and operating rates suffer as coronavirus persists

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on China’s chemicals industry, though there are early signs of recovery in demand for the polyolefins sector.

Although the country’s central government is easing restrictions on logistics and the movement of people, millions of migrant workers remain stranded or in quarantine.

Industrial value chains are still being disrupted with factories crippled by lack of raw materials, manpower, high inventories, and poor downstream demand.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

China chems demand, prices and operating rates suffer as coronavirus persists

-Jokowi Inaugurates Indonesia’s Largest Viscose Rayon Facility

Pelalawan. With the inauguration of the country’s largest viscose rayon facility managed by Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) in Riau, Indonesia is one step closer in the “Making Industry 4.0” roadmap, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Friday.

In 2018, the government launched the roadmap to make Indonesia as one of the world’s 10 biggest economies by 2030.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

The key strategies include the strengthening of the national textile and textile product (TPT) industry. For the roadmap to come to fruition, active involvement by the industry players is required.

Jokowi Inaugurates Indonesia's Largest Viscose Rayon Facility

-Coca-Cola envisions world without waste

Coca-Cola meets 2020 with reignited passion and steadfast commitment to its World Without Waste vision—signifying a renewed focus on the entire packaging lifecycle, from how bottles and cans are designed and made, to how they’re recycled and repurposed.

Forging ahead through programs and initiatives that are impactful, relevant and inclusive, the goal and challenge remains: to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one they sell by 2030.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

While initial strides are steadily being felt towards this end, Coca-Cola continues to work towards transforming how recyclable packaging is perceived and defined: a valuable resource of limitless use and possibilities.

Coca-Cola envisions world without waste Coca-Cola meets 2020 with reignited passion

-Arkema bringing high-performance composites to JEC World 2020

The Arkema Group will showcase its offer of advanced materials and new solutions for increasingly effective composites at JEC World 2020 (3-5 March).

These innovations were developed through strategic partnerships to meet changing 3D production technologies and keep up with increasing demand for advanced composites in the construction, transportation, wind and sport sectors.

Rapid digital development is substantially changing the way in which products are designed and manufactured in many sectors.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

-Baerlocher strengthens recycling applications through PRSE 2020

Following high interest from recyclers at K 2019, Baerlocher will exhibit at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 in Amsterdam (25-26 March).

A leading supplier of PVC additives, Baerlocher is also a long-established provider of additives for PP, PE and other thermoplastics developed by its Special Additives business unit. The portfolio includes the unique Baeropol RST stabiliser, which has formed the basis for a set of additive blends that have been found to be particularly useful in polyolefin recycling applications.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide Fabric

Baerlocher strengthens recycling applications through PRSE 2020

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Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET 24-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET 24-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

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-Safilo and Aquafil in partnership for eco-sustainable eyewear (Italian Language Only)

Safilo, one of the world leaders in the design, production and distribution of glasses, announces the introduction of ECONYL regenerated nylon in the eyewear collections, thanks to a pioneering partnership with Aquafil, a global player with over fifty years of experience in the creation of synthetic fibers .
ECONYL is a regenerated nylon obtained through the regeneration and purification process of plastic waste, such as fishing nets, synthetic fabric waste and industrial plastic.

ECONYL, obtained through a depolymerization and repolymerization process, has the same characteristics as nylon from virgin or petroleum sources, without any difference in quality or performance, and can be recycled, recreated and remodeled several times, without losing its properties .

The choice of this material, never used before in the industrial production of glasses, is a sign of Safilo’s further progress in the sustainability strategy and its commitment to pursuing innovation as a driver of growth and development.

Safilo and Aquafil in partnership for eco-sustainable eyewear

-New synthetic bioplastic blocks UV radiations with better airtightness

The transparency of the bioplastic is still good.

Plastic, despite the greener initiatives, remains the king in many industries and also in the daily lives of the citizens. The alternative is a bioplastic, a new type of plastic made from plants or other biological materials instead of petroleum.

Now, a team of researchers at Finland’s University of Oulu has developed new synthetic bioplastic that, unlike traditional carbon-based plastics or other bioplastics, provides protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. It not just blocks the harmful UV radiations, but is also 3-4 times more airtight than the standard PET plastic. The transparency of the bioplastic is still good.

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-Lotte Chemical : Govt refuses to allow raw material import from India

Amid a trade standoff with the neighbouring country, the government has refused to allow South Korean firm Lotte Chemical Pakistan import of raw material from India.

According to officials of the Commerce Division, Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited – a major South Korean investment in Pakistan – had approached the Ministry of Commerce, seeking permission to import 40,000 tons of paraxylene from India, which is a raw material for manufacturing pure terephthalic acid (PTA). This raw material is not produced locally and it needs to be imported. Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

-With an investment of 100 crore INR, Uflex is scaling up its recycling strength to help build a circular economy, by the way of setting up two lines that wash and recycle post-consumer waste.

This pilot plant in its Noida facility is aimed to mitigate the piling plastic dumps in Delhi–NCR by recycling collected post-consumer waste PET bottles and multi-layer plastic packaging into chips and granules, put into further use to make products with economic value. The plant has the capacity to recycle 9600 tonnes of PET bottles and 10,000 tonnes of multi-layer plastic waste per annum.

Uflex claims to manufacture more than 100 products using the recycled plastic waste. This initiative is in line with the company’s global sustainability campaign Project Plastic Fix, where waste is converted into wealth.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

-Quinn launches food-grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material

Quinn Packaging is continuing its drive to improve the sustainability of plastic food packaging with the development of its newest product, Orbital.

The product is produced using 100% recycled PET material and is reportedly fully suitable for food packaging applications.

Quinn received certification to manufacture food-grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material from the European Food Safety Authority in July 2019, paving the way for their newest product line.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

Traditionally, according to the company, PET food packaging was manufactured using a combination of virgin PET polymer and recycled PET material.

Quinns foodgrade PET packaging made recycled material

-Plastic and carbon proposals to help plug Brexit budget gap

National contributions from member states to the next long-term EU budget could soon partly depend on the amount of plastic put into circulation that is not recycled.

If the proposal is agreed by member states, the EU could kill two birds with one stone – increasing the EU budget, while contributing to the goals of the Green Deal.

The last “negotiating box” announced by Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, included a plastic tax as part of the so-called “own resources” – referring to sums that the EU could itself collect.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

-China’s textile market is ending due to Corona, cotton yarn may be cheaper

The Textile Ministry is going to bring a new textile policy soon to eliminate the dominance of China and Bangladesh from the country’s textile market.

In addition, under the policy, the production capacity of textile industry can be expanded at low cost.

A number of new measures will be taken to compete Indian textiles globally, including global branding of Indian clothing, use of high technology in production and the ability to deliver large orders on time.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

Apart from this, there is also talk of changes in labor rules for the textile industry. According to T. Rajkumar, chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (Citi), the global brand retail stores in India have a large number of garments from China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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-Adding value to polymers

How do we determine the value of polymers in a vast global marketplace, and with a balancing act between developing solutions by adding properties to polymers (to help save food waste for example), versus the overall carbon emissions and sustainability of the packaging material? Let’s start at the end of life, focusing on the recyclability of polymers.

The end

Libby Munford asked Damien van Leuven, CEO of plastics recycling company Vanden Recycling, for his opinion on this subject. “Education in the packaging design community is the starting point.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

-Smart Fabrics Summit 2020 announces new speakers

Smart Fabrics Summit 2020 has added new speakers to present at the 2020 summit, which will be held on April 16-17, 2020, in Washington D.C. The summit provides a forum for professionals in the industrial textiles industry to understand how to bring a smart product to market. The summit is organised in partnership with the department of commerce.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

The first speaker is Jesse Jur, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry, and science at North Carolina State University. Jur has spent his career researching the interfaces of technologies: from semiconductor device development to textile designs.

Smart Fabrics Summit 2020 announces new speakers

-Royal DSM acquires Glycom A/S for €765m

Royal DSM NV has entered the growing market of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) taking over the producer of recombinant 2’-fucosyl lactose, Danish Glycom A/S.

The Dutch industry giant for nutrition, health and sustainable products paid €765m for Glycom A/S, which made €74m of sales in 2019, mainly from a collaboration with Nestlé, which markets the Danish company’s recombinantly produced infant formula supplement 2’-fucosyl lactate (2-FL).Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

This human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), which can be produced significantly cheaper in E. coli that by the classical chemico-enzymatic route, is the second largest component of human breast milk and is attributed to be crucial for the development of a health-promoting gut microbiota, and is said to be essential for the development of the brain and immune system of infants.

Royal DSM acquires Glycom A/S for €765m

-Vynova Launches Bio-attributed PVC Range

Vynova has launched a range of bio-attributed PVC resins that will enable customers in all application sectors to innovate their PVC products and support their sustainability goals.

The new PVC portfolio is manufactured using renewable ethylene which is produced from certified second-generation biomass feedstock which does not compete with the food chain.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide PET

This approach reduces the use of fossil feedstock conventionally used in the PVC production process, resulting in a CO2 emission reduction of more than 90% (based on a recent peer-reviewed Sabic internal LCA study and the PlasticsEurope eco-profile study on VCM and PVC 2015).

Vynova Launches Bio-attributed PVC Range

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Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET 22-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET 22-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-REPI to Attend Amsterdam’s Plastic Recycling Show

REPI will have the opportunity to present its approach to circularity and Carbon Footprint control at the Plastic Recycling Show in Amsterdam.

REPI joins the highly focused event for the first time in order to present how additives and colours are a crucial way to make plastic more recyclable, reducing its carbon footprint and making it therefor sustainable and circular.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-No colour, no PVC: South Korea bans hard-to-recycle plastic materials for F&B packaging

South Korea has enforced regulations banning the usage of plastic materials that are difficult to recycle such as PVC and coloured PET bottles for the packaging of food and beverage items.

This is part of the country’s objective to reduce its plastic waste production by half, as well as more than double recycling rates from 34% to 70% by 2030.

“The comprehensive countermeasures focus on enhancing public management and stabilizing the recycling market,” South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) Minister Kim Eun-kyung said at an announcement back in 2018, not long after China announced an import ban on 24 types of recyclables. Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-EU targets textiles, batteries and packaging in plan to…

Recycling textiles, batteries and packaging will be the priority in a new plan to halve waste in the European Union by 2030, the head of the EU’s “Green Deal” said on Tuesday.

Frans Timmermans, who is leading the EU’s drive to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, told European lawmakers in Brussels that the share of materials recovered and recycled in the EU economy had to increase, or “by 2050 we would need three planets to sustain our consumption habits.” Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-Trelleborg restarting operations at Chinese facilities

Trelleborg AB has restored operations at the majority of its production facilities in China. Work at those plants was halted temporarily in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Karin Larsson, head of communications for Trelleborg, said the situation in China is “somewhat of a moving target” and that the operational status may change depending on local decisions.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-Klear Plastic Ventures recognized by APR

Top Green heat shrinkable film from for sleeve labels, a product from Klear Plastic Ventures, has been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers as meeting or exceeding APR’s critical guidance protocol for Clear PET articles with labels and closures requirements – PET-CG-02.

The announcement was made at the recent APR Annual Meeting in Nashville.

During the PET bottle recycling process, polyester shrink sleeve labels that remain with the bottle are ground into flake and sink along with the PET bottle flake. FENC TopGreen film creates negligible clumping and IV drop, both of which are detrimental to the value of the recycled PET plastic.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

-Asahi teams up with recycling leaders to build plastic pelletising facility

Beverage giant Asahi is teaming up with Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste Management to build a local plastic pelletising facility.

The facility will process up to 28,000 tonnes of plastic bottles and other recyclables which will be turned into flake and food grade pellets for raw material use on food and beverage packaging. It will located in Albury/Wodonga.

Cleanaway will provide available feedstock and Pact will provide technical and packaging expertise. Asahi and Pact will buy the majority of the recycled pellets from the facility to use in their packaging.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Asahi teams up with recycling leaders to build plastic pelletising facility Beverage giant Asahi is teaming up with Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste

-Report: U.S. labels on plastics mislead the recycling public

When China stopped accepting recyclable plastics from across the globe in 2018, it left many in the developed world wondering what would happen next. Some of the worst fears have come true, and a new report from the United States calls on companies to stop labeling their plastic packaging as recyclable when it effectively isn’t.

The 36-page “Circular Claims Fall Flat” study from Greenpeace offers a comprehensive look at 367 material recovery facilities (MRFs) in the U.S. to better understand what happens to different types of plastics that well-intentioned Americans leave at the curb in their recycling bins. After identifying the classes of plastics that come from most households – all the milk jugs, soda bottles, yogurt tubs and shampoo bottles – author John Hocevar explains why the plastic has nowhere to go.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Report: U.S. labels on plastics mislead the recycling public

-Refiners, chemical firms feared to take further hit from virus

The new coronavirus outbreak is expected to deal a fresh blow to South Korean oil refiners and chemical makers already reeling from worsening profits, industry sources said Thursday.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

The pessimistic outlook comes as South Korean refineries’ exports to China, their largest overseas market, are projected to drop sharply because of the COVID-19 shock.

South Korean refiners resort to exports more than domestic demand for their sales. China is estimated to account for nearly 20 percent of their total overseas shipments.

Refiners, chemical firms feared to take further hit from virus

-Sumitomo Expands Epoxy, PES Offerings for Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composites

The aerospace industry is constantly searching for stiff, strong, lightweight materials that can handle rapid temperature changes, broad chemical exposure, and provide long service life with excellent fatigue resistance. Thanks to the successful launch of composites-intensive aircraft like Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in 2011 and the A350 XWB from Airbus in 2015, the use of composite materials has grown significantly on commercial aircraft owing to their ability to reduce mass, lower fuel consumption and maintenance, and improve corrosion and fatigue resistance.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

Sumitomo Expands Epoxy, PES Offerings for Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composites

-100% Recyclable First Plant-Based Water Bottle Made

Aghita Group PSJC, one of the leading food and beverage companies in Dubai, produced the first 100% recyclable plant-based water bottle. The company promoting the product at the UAE Innovation month meeting held in Dubai, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. Thani informed Al Zeyoudi about the product.

A company that produces completely natural and recyclable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles is preparing to offer its product as a commercial product. These bottles, which are referred to as biodegradable products, draw attention with their being completely environmentally friendly. According to the statements, the company’s signature product “Al Ain”, which has 40 percent of the bottled water market, is ready to use. The company, which has also been approved by the UAE Minister of Environment, now has to do bottled water.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PET

100% Recyclable First Plant-Based Water Bottle Made

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Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF 21-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF 21-02-2020

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-SIBUR plans to recycle secondary PET in Bashkiria

SIBUR does not exclude the appearance of its own secondary PET, which is supposed to be processed at the Polyef (Bashkiria) plant in the coming years, Rupec reports citing SIBUR Executive Director Sergei Komyshan during a company press conference on Tuesday 18 February.

“We have developed a project for the production of secondary PET, we are moving and quite successfully. Within 1.5 years we’ll enter the market with an offer of not only primary, but also secondary PET,” said board member Sergei Komyshan.

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-Von der Leyen: EU wants more ambitious Brexit trade deal than ‘Australia model’

‘The United Kingdom can settle for less, but I personally believe that we should be way more ambitious,’ Commission president says.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is “a little bit surprised” that Boris Johnson cited the “Australia model” as a potential blueprint of a post-Brexit trade relationship between the U.K. and the EU.

“Australia without any doubt is a strong and a like-minded partner, but the European Union does not have a trade agreement with Australia. We are currently trading on WTO [World Trade Organization] terms,” she said during a speech in the European Parliament on Tuesday.

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-Ecopat will be sold until the end of 2020

The non-core asset bank Trust plans to sell the Kaliningrad-based Ecopet enterprise by the end of 2020, Rugrad reports citing the company’s press service.

The process of preparing an asset for sale has not yet been finalized. Earlier, the general director of the plant, Alexander Anikeev, expressed the hope that the deal would be closed in a short time, and reported at least three potential investors.

The press service of the Trust did not specify the price at which the Kaliningrad enterprise will be sold; it is considered the largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – materials for plastic packaging in Russia and Europe. However, in 2020, the bank plans to sell 20 real estate in the amount of 8.1 billion rubles. and 4 companies worth 6.3 billion rubles.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-PS I love you: Polystyrene ‘one of the best’ sortable plastics

Under the umbrella of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), Tomra, a recognised leader in waste collection via deposit systems and sorting, has recently completed tests revealing that polystyrene is one of the best plastics for both recycling and sorting.

With Tomra’s near-infrared (NIR) sensor technology, post-consumer plastic waste was sorted in a multi-step process, including initial sorting from post-consumer waste, grinding into smaller flakes, washing, drying and flake sorting. The resulting purity of PS turned out to be higher than 99.9%.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-Recycled PET Demand Projected to Surge

Reports of increased recycling rates, particularly of PET bottles, are showing success in closing the loop. The latest report from sustainability consultancy Eunomia, in collaboration with the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW), Petcore Europe, and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), projects a strong trend toward the use of recycled PET (rPET) thanks to increased demand.

The combination of significant improvements in recycling processes and increased quality of materials could result in rPET accounting for as much as 55% of total PET demand by 2030.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Recycled PET Demand Projected to Surge

-Polymers from fruit waste provide biodegradable packaging materials

Today, fresh as well as convenience food is sold in packages and the hygienic conditions, long shelf life and easy availability of these packaged products are part of our modern lifestyle. However, the result is significant environmental impacts and pollution due to the plastic materials associated with the packaging.

One answer to plastics in packaging are biodegradable materials, on the market for many years and their market share continues to grow. But there are severe restrictions preventing their wider application in food packaging, as these materials do not provide a sufficient barrier against water vapour, oxygen or flavours.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-NAPCOR talks PET, packaging and recycling

For industry professionals and others, this is an exceptionally interesting period in plastics and packaging.

The accelerating, ever-changing landscape in these markets yields presents numerous hurdles met by an continuing wave of technical innovation. The result is a kind of yin and yang dualism—opposite or contrary forces that may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

NAPCOR talks PET, packaging and recycling

-Exxon puts PX off-takers on allocation amid glitch

ExxonMobil will place its paraxylene (PX) off-takers on supply allocation from March because of mechanical issues it is experiencing at its Singapore-based aromatics unit.

The company did not identify the unit but said it would shut the plant for maintenance and that supply allocation will remain in place until plant operations resume and reaches on-specification production.

Benzene off-takers of ExxonMobil do not appear to have been affected by this production issue so far.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-Index20 to showcase the future of nonwoven technologies

Visitors and exhibitors will gather at INDEX20 in Geneva from 31st March – 3rd April 2020, to participate in the industry’s largest platform for nonwoven technologies.

Over the course of four days, more than 13,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors representing around 100 countries will gather to meet like-minded professionals as well as take part in industry workshops, seminars, and networking events.

Advances in nonwovens continue to be at the forefront of a cross-section of influential industries including infection prevention, hygiene and cleaning. Innovations in nonwoven materials open new doors for industries looking to improve the accessibility, affordability, and most importantly the efficacy, of their products.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Index20 to showcase the future of nonwoven technologies

-Montefibre to build new 100-ton carbon fibre line in Spain

Montefibre Carbon is investing €16.2 million in its plant in Miranda de Ebro, Spain, €11.5 million of which will come from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, to produce polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for conversion to carbon fibre with semi-aerospace quality and to build a flexible carbonization line.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

The new PAN precursor fibre will have a tensile strength of 700 ksi and will be marketed as M700. The new carbonization line will be one of the most advanced lines in the industry to serve as a development and demonstration of Montefibre’s carbon fibre and will be able to work with fibre from 80K to 480K, up to a capacity of 100 tons per year.

Montefibre to build new 100-ton carbon fibre line in Spain

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-Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract for World-Scale Adiponitrile Plant

Fluor Awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract for World-Scale Adiponitrile Plant

Fluor Corporation announced today that it was recently awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction for a new 400 kilo-ton-per-annum adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Shanghai, China. The new ADN plant is part of INVISTA’s ongoing work at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park where the company recently completed a 215 kilo-ton-per-annum hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant and a 150 kilo-ton-per-annum nylon 6,6 polymer plant. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“Fluor has been providing engineering, procurement and construction solutions to clients in China for more than 40 years,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business. “With this award, our proud legacy in China continues and we look forward to supporting INVISTA’s efforts to expeditiously increase production of ADN with their company’s most-advanced technology to meet growing demand within China and globally.”

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-U.A.E. Company Produces Mideast’s First Plant-Based Bottles

A Middle Eastern drinking-water company is producing the region’s first bottles made entirely from fermented plant sugars.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

Agthia Group, which markets the Al Ain brand of drinking water, plans to distribute its first shipment of water in the biodegradable containers within a few months, Chief Executive Officer Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi said in an interview. The Abu Dhabi-based company is in talks with potential buyers across the United Arab Emirates including hotels, restaurants and government agencies, he said.

Agthia makes the new bottles from corn sugars, which it processes into a resin and molds like plastic. It fashions the bottle caps from fermented sugar cane. The plant-based materials can decompose in as little as 80 days, Al Wahedi said in Dubai, the second-biggest emirate in the U.A.E. after Abu Dhabi.

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-Dystar Resigns From ETAD And Joined TEGEWA

DyStar, a specialty chemical company with a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation, has resigned from Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) and is very happy to have joined TEGEWA as a member since January this year.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

Despite being one of the major sponsors and supporters of ETAD for many years, DyStar had to make this decision in response to the new industry challenges. The executive decision to leave ETAD and join TEGEWA was made after careful considerations during periodical reviews and business alignment sessions on current global business needs, market demands and customers’ requirements.

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-The Russian economy expects an increase in food prices and an increase in waste after the introduction of a ban on polymer packaging

The Russian economy is expected to increase prices for dairy products, meat and fish, groceries and bakery products by almost 10%, as well as a large-scale increase in the volume of food and paper waste after the ban on polymer packaging, Kommersant reports citing research by scientists of the Higher School of Public Administration (HSHA) of Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov.

The ban on packages from the checkout area will not give unambiguous positive results: the implementation of this scenario may reduce the volume of polymer packaging waste by 2024, but will lead to a serious increase in paper waste (by 1.15 million tons the next year after the ban was introduced).

The Russian economy expects an increase in food prices and an increase in waste after the introduction of a ban on polymer packaging

-VEOLIA TO SUPPLY CHLORIDE-REMOVAL SYSTEM FOR PULP PLANT IN BRAZIL

Veolia Water Technologies (www.veoliawatertechnologies.com) will support a major expansion of a mill in Brazil by providing a turnkey chloride removal system designed to optimize the processing of wood-derived pulp used in the making of cellulose fibers.

The pulping production uses a washing and cleaning process to increase the purity of the pulp. The resulting product of this process is a liquid stream that is rich in organics for energy production. Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

This liquor, however, requires careful management and removal of chemicals to avoid the undesired build-up of chloride and potassium in the recovery cycle, which if left uncontrolled, can create corrosion and boiler fouling.

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-Aimplas hosting fifth mixing, reinforcing and additives workshop in May

On 12-13 May 2020, the fifth edition of the compounding workshop ‘The Art of Mixing, Reinforcing and Incorporating Additives to Plastics’ will be held at the AIMPLAS facilities in Valencia, Spain.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

AIMPLAS researchers Luis Roca and Vanessa Gutiérrez will lead the workshop on the latest innovations in the field of compounding.

This workshop is designed for companies interested in increasing their knowledge of compounding, particularly with regard to techniques such as plastics mixing, reinforcing, additivation and co-rotating twin screw extrusion, and with a special interest in screw design, control processes, describing co-rotating twin screw extrusion and troubleshooting, as well as practical training.

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-Malaysia is not Asia’s top ocean plastic polluter

Following from the recent headlines in the media claiming that Malaysia is the top plastic ocean polluter in Asia, we would like to clarify that we are disappointed with the inaccurate and misleading headlines of these articles.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

The report cited in the articles, entitled “Plastic Packaging in Southeast Asia and China”, only states that Malaysia ranked the highest among the six countries studied in the report in terms of annual per capita plastic packaging consumption, at 16.78 kg per person.

But this high-level consumption does not translate to highest polluter. We would like to reiterate that there is no data or findings in the report which support these headlines.

Malaysia is not Asia's top ocean plastic polluter

-Lower annual sales for Faurecia’s Seating business

Sales for the French automotive parts and seating manufacturer totalled €17.8 billion in 2019, up 1.4% on a reported basis, down 3% at constant currencies, at a time when the global automotive production recorded a 5.8% decline according to IHS Markit February 2020.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

Faurecia, which aims to become CO2 neutral by 2030, posted an increase in operating income to €1,283 million for full year 2019, with an operating margin at 7.2%. The French Group said there was a record order intake in the year, which resulted in cumulative three-year rolling order intake of €68 billion. Net cash flow was €587 million, up 11.2% year-on-year, and above the guidance of at least €500 million.

Lower annual sales for Faurecia’s Seating business

-REPI to Attend Amsterdam’s Plastic Recycling Show

REPI will have the opportunity to present its approach to circularity and Carbon Footprint control at the Plastic Recycling Show in Amsterdam.

REPI joins the highly focused event for the first time in order to present how additives and colours are a crucial way to make plastic more recyclable, reducing its carbon footprint and making it therefor sustainable and circular.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic

REPI to Attend Amsterdam’s Plastic Recycling Show

-The Plastic Crisis Is Here

The crisis in plastic recycling has reached a critical point.

The Plastic Crisis Is Here

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-EMSUR joins CEFLEX initiative

EMSUR has become the most recent member of CEFLEX, a consortium of European companies that promotes the circularity of flexible packaging.

CEFLEX includes more than 130 bodies, representing the whole of the flexible packaging value chain, that have joined forces to promote a circular economy model and plan to develop an infrastructure for the collection, sorting and reprocessing of post-consumer flexible packaging throughout Europe by 2025.

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-Freudenberg presents nonwoven crimping material at Lineapelle

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting an innovation that meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market at Lineapelle. Made from nonwoven fabric, the innovative crimping material optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility and suppleness.

According to the company, the unique crimping material enables manufacturers to reduce their production costs while consumers benefit from increased comfort. The leading supplier of innovative technical textiles will present the innovation for the first time at the Milan Lineapelle trade show from 19-21 February in Hall 9, Booth F1/F3.

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-President Trump to meet top Indian business leaders next week

A steep increase in India’s shale oil import from the US is among a slew of business deals Washington will be pursuing as part of its package to expand bilateral business and trade relations.

US President Donald Trump is expected to meet some of the top Indian business leaders on his maiden trip to India next week, in a bid to push bilateral investment and business relations.

A steep increase in India’s shale oil import from the US is among a slew of business deals Washington will be pursuing as part of its package to expand bilateral business and trade relations.

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-EuPC co-hosting sustainable packaging seminar

European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and FoodDrinkEurope invite Europe’s packaging industry players to a joint seminar on how to ensure the sustainability of food contact plastic materials and articles, whilst maintaining safety for consumers.

This seminar will identify the key challenges and opportunities for the food and drink industry, such as how it can contribute to the EU sustainability objectives and meet their legal obligations in terms of consumer safety. Join the discussion together with the European Commission, plastic packaging manufacturers, food and drink producers, research institutions and other stakeholders at Vleva Auditorium on 23-24 April 2020, in Brussels.

EuPC co-hosting sustainable packaging seminar

-Truetzschler solutions for sustainable affordable wipes

Truetzschler Nonwovens and Truetzschler Card Clothing will introduce new line concepts and wires for efficiently making sustainable nonwovens for wipes or hygiene textiles at the forthcoming INDEX show in Geneva (Booth No. 2327).

“Consumers love textiles made from cotton fibres. They highly appreciate the soft and natural touch not only in garments but also in other products coming in contact with the skin,” the company said.

“Fibre fineness – most fibres range between 3-5.5 Mic or 1.0-2.8 dtex – strength and absorbent capacity make cotton fibres an ideal material for single-use dry and wet wipes.

Truetzschler solutions for sustainable affordable wipes

-CZECH SCIENTISTS DEVELOPING REVOLUTIONARY MICROWAVABLE, “SMART” BIOPLASTIC BOWL

Czech scientists have invented a new kind of bioplastic which they say decomposes remarkably fast– and is highly resistant to heat. Researchers from Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín say the product could be brought to market within two years. It could represent a significant advance in global efforts to eventually replace single-use plastic waste.

China’s decision two years ago to impose a ban on the import of plastic waste set off alarm bells in countries throughout the European Union, which have historically done a poor job of recycling and storing plastics.

The Czech Republic, which jumped on the sorted waste bandwagon rather late, had by that time already become European leaders in sorting plastic waste – but lacked enough places to store it.

CZECH SCIENTISTS DEVELOPING REVOLUTIONARY MICROWAVABLE, “SMART” BIOPLASTIC BOWL

-Versalis launches chemical recycling project in Mantova, Italy

Versalis has launched a project for the development of a new technology to chemically recycle plastic waste, the Italian chemicals major said on Monday.

The project is a joint venture with Italian engineering company Servizi di Ricerche e Sviluppo (S.R.S.), and will use pyrolysis technology to transform mixed plastic waste into feedstock for new polymers.

The first plant will be built at Versalis’ Mantova site in Italy and will have capacity of 6,000 tonnes per year. A start-up date was not disclosed.

Versalis launches chemical recycling project in Mantova, Italy

-P&G signs deal for 200 million bottles’ worth of recycled plastic

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has signed a deal to source 200 million bottles’ worth of recycled plastic over the next five years, as it strives to halve the amount of virgin plastics it uses by 2030.

Under the deal, P&G will receive recycled plastic feedstocks for the manufacture of home cleaning product packaging from Viridor, the UK-based recycling and energy recovery firm.

Plastic supplied under the deal will be from post-consumer sources, with Viridor claiming it will be able to up the quantity of plastics delivered to P&G on a year-on-year basis through to 2025. The firm has three dedicated plastics recycling facilities in the UK – at Avonmouth, Rochester and Skelmersdale – through which the plastics for P&G will be sourced.

P&G signs deal for 200 million bottles' worth of recycled plastic

-Watch: Region’s first plant-based water bottle launched in Dubai

Al Ain water to be bottled in 100 per cent recylcable product

DUBAI: The region’s first plant-based bottle that is 100 per cent recyclable was launched on Monday on the sidelines of Gulfood 2020 as part of the UAE Innovation Month initiative.

Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, launched the product in the presence of Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change
and Environment.

Watch: Region’s first plant-based water bottle launched in Dubai

-P&G and Viridor agree five-year contract for supply of HDPE

UK recycling and energy recovery company Viridor will supply HDPE (high-density polyethylene) to P&G in a move that is projected to save the equivalent of 200 million bottles of virgin plastic over the five-year duration of the contract.

The companies, both founding partners of the UK Plastics Pact, say they are committed to inspiring positive action on the environment and driving circular change. Consumers will apparently see evidence of this on their supermarket shelves in P&G’s Ariel laundry product range which aims to reach up to 50% recycled content in its liquid bottles as of 2020.

P&G and Viridor agree five-year contract for supply of HDPE

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-Nylon Yarn to Witness Increase in Revenues by 2018 – 2026

A yarn can be produced from naturally by medium of plants, insects, and animals or synthesized artificially. It is a continuous assembly of fibers and signifies a core ingredient in the textile industry. Yarns can be characterized based on physical structure and performance. Synthetic yarns are widely used for commercial purposes owing to their high tenacity and resilient characteristics.

Nylon yarn is a synthetic material yarn that resembles the appearance and texture of various natural fibers.

Nylon yarns are strong, flexible, and generally cheaper than natural fiber yarns. Nylon is transformed into monofilament, multifilament, or microfilament yarns.

These yarns possess high stretch recovery, excellent impact strength, good thermal conduction, high temperature resistant, high chemical resistance, and high durable properties.

Nylon yarns are used for various applications; in terms of value, lower range nylon yarns are used in the manufacture of garments, while higher end nylon yarns are employed in industrial applications.

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-Amann receives Cradle to Cradle certified Gold certificate

In January 2020, Amann Group received Cradle to Cradle certified Gold certification for the technical cycle for its new Lifecycle product line. Cradle to Cradle certified products are designed for complete composting (biological cycle) or pure recycling (technical cycle) and enable a consistently closed recycling management without any waste.

Amann Group was the first sewing thread producer worldwide to receive the Cradle to Cradle certified gold certification. Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

As one of the most resource-intensive economy sectors, the textile industry is facing fundamental change. In order to stem the flood of global textile waste and to meet their responsibility towards the environment and people, textile manufacturers and fashion labels are increasingly relying on closed-loop recycling management according to the Cradle to Cradle principles.

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-Spotlight on: Daimler selects the best internal environmental initiatives: Environmental Leadership Award 2020

Environmental protection, sustainability, resource preservation–it’s not only society as a whole that is discussing alternatives, opportunities to make savings, and different approaches

Environmental protection, sustainability, resource preservation–it’s not only society as a whole that is discussing alternatives, opportunities to make savings, and different approaches. Within Daimler AG, too, such issues continue to grow in importance all over the world. Proof of this can be found in the Environmental Leadership Award, which was initiated in 2000 and is this year being presented for the twelfth time. 146 projects from 1200 participants in 30 countries were submitted last year during the application phase – almost twice as many as last time. Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

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-Ineos tackles closed-loop bottle cap recycling in collaboration with Forever Plast

Ineos Olefins & Polymers has partnered with Italy-based polymer recycler Forever Plast SpA on the development of  a range of new polyethylene grades made with a blend of post-consumer recyclate derived from used bottle caps, and virgin materials.

The new Recycl-IN products can then be used to create high-quality non-food caps based on recycled content.Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

-Magna CEO says USMCA will mean ‘more jobs, more investment’ in Canada

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement should bring more jobs and investment to Canada, provided details surrounding local content and labor requirements are sorted out, Magna International Inc. CEO Don Walker said.

“There’s a lot of detail here, but overall I think it will be good for the industry,” Walker said Thursday at the Automotive News Canada Congress in Toronto. “There should be more jobs here and more investment here and more trading with great trading partners, the U.S. and Mexico.”  Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

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-Why Brexit is an opportunity for Turkey

Brexit, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson likes to say, is done. The British have about a year to negotiate the deal that will determine their future relationship with the EU. The form Brexit takes will have significant repercussions for third parties, Turkey being only one of the many. I believe Brexit to be rather fortunate for Turkey. Let me explain what I mean by that.  Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

Nearly half of Turkish exports go to the EU. Without the U.K., the EU’s share in Turkish exports will decline by more than 10 percent. Also, around 70 percent of our trade with the U.K., from textiles to electronics, is probably going to be hit directly or indirectly. This is because the current framework of the EU Customs Union has been the major determinant of our trade structure with the U.K.

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-Focus on sustainability for Sandler at INDEX

Looking to the future, nonwovens specialist Sandler is putting a focus on sustainable and innovative raw materials this year – away from chemical towards natural fibres. With a high level of technical know-how, the company’s development and sales experts are already implementing solutions for tomorrow, the company reports.

“New developments for wipes feature high functionality and contribute to conserving resources. The increasing use of different natural fibres is key. Our latest nonwovens for hygiene products combine safety and comfort in use with sustainability. In the category ‘nonwoven roll goods’ one of our innovations was nominated for the INDEX Award,” sandler says.  Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

Focus on sustainability for Sandler at INDEX

-Fraunhofer Society, TUM produce polyamide sustainably

A team of scientists from the Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has produced a new polyamide family from a byproduct of cellulose production. This opens the way for a more sustainable economy with bio-based materials. Polyamides are important plastics which have been made predominantly from crude oil up until now.

Polyamides can be found in ski bindings and in cars or items of clothing. Commercially, they have been made predominantly from crude oil up until now. There are just a few “green” alternatives, such as polyamides based on castor oil. Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

Fraunhofer Society, TUM produce polyamide sustainably

-BASF introduces blockchain pilot project to improve circular economy and traceability of recycled plastics

BASF is launching the pilot platform reciChain in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada, as a response to plastic waste.

The scalable blockchain solution will support the track and trace and monetization of plastics within the value chain, through innovative Digital Badge and Loop Count technology. Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

BASF introduces blockchain pilot project to improve circular economy and traceability of recycled plastics

-Pakistan: Erdogan visit progresses free trade talks

Pakistan to send textile sector delegation to Turkey before resumption of free trade negotiations, says commerce secretary

Pakistan said it made substantial progress with Turkey on a free trade agreement (FTA) last week during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the capital Islamabad.Chemicals Carbon Fiber Bioplastic

According to Secretary of Commerce Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, a delegation from Pakistan’s textiles sector will travel to Turkey in March ahead of the resumption of FTA negotiations.

Pakistan: Erdogan visit progresses free trade talks

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-Tesla invents new aluminum alloys for die casting electric car parts

Tesla has invented new aluminum alloys that can maintain high-yield strength and high conductivity while still being used for die casting electric car parts, according to a new patent filing.

We previously reported that Tesla and SpaceX are partnering up to create new materials to use on Earth and in space.

They have been building material engineering teams to develop new advanced materials for their respective products.

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-India in talks with Russia on mega deal for long-term import of crude oil

ndia and Russia have finalised the broad contours of an ambitious government-to-government agreement for long-term import of crude oil by India from Russia’s Far East region. The pact is likely to be inked during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit in October for the annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, diplomatic sources told PTI.

The pact is set to help the two countries achieve their target of taking the volume of annual bilateral trade to USD 25 billion from current USD 11 billion. When asked about it, Russian Deputy Chief of Mission Roman Babushkin told PTI that both India and Russia are adopting a “multi-dimensional” approach in boosting cooperation in oil and gas sector in sync with decisions taken by Putin and Modi in their last annual summit in Vladivostok in September.

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-Textile production: Responsibility for man and the environment. BLUESIGN provides orientation and security

Confusion among end customers: What clothes can environmentally aware consumers buy with a clear conscience? The BLUESIGN label is a trustworthy example, which makes sustainability and transparency in the global (!) textile production chain visible. Manufacturers of individual components – from the fiber to finishing treatment – commit to complying with the bluesign® CRITERIA. Chemicals Circular Economy Bioplastic

One special feature is that this is not only about the environment.  BLUESIGN emphasizes the responsible management of resources and demands the highest specifications for workplace safety and consumer protection. SANITIZED is inspired by the idea and has been a bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNER for over 10 years.

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-Evonik developed the world’s first biodegradable powder polymer

Evonik (Germany) has announced the development of the world’s first biodegradable polymer in powder form suitable for printing high-resolution implantable medical devices on equipment for selective laser sintering (SLS), the company said.

RESOMER PrintPowder is a loose powder with rigid characteristics and optimized particle size distribution for efficient processing. Evonik’s ability to create polymer powders can facilitate the delivery of ISO 13485 certified formulations for the development and commercial use of the material.Chemicals Circular Economy Bioplastic

Craniomaxillofacial plates, cells for spinal fusion, scaffolds for soft tissue repair are some of the implantable products, in the manufacture of which polymers based on powder can be used. The new material can help accelerate the healing process in patients after implantation, as well as increase the life of the implant when used in orthopedics, dentistry and surgery.

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-NE Asia ethylene prices fall again; near-term downstream outlook weak

Northeast (NE) Asian ethylene prices extended losses due to lower Chinese demand amid widespread downstream production cuts.

The near-term outlook remains bleak. It could take some time for downstream activity in China to normalise even as businesses have resumed operations progressively from 10 February after an extended holiday.

Companies in China need to seek the approval of local authorities to restart plants and deliver products to customers by trucks following the deadly outbreak of coronavirus (Covit-19) that has claimed the lives of over 1,300 people with nearly 60,000 infections confirmed in the country.Chemicals Circular Economy Bioplastic

Truck movements between provinces remain restricted. Some cities and provinces require incoming vehicles from other parts of the country to obtain prior permission.

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-January MEG contract price in Europe agreed at EUR20 per tonne above December

The contract price of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for January in Europe was finally agreed on February 13 at EUR625 per tonne, which is EUR20 per tonne higher than the previous month, ICIS reported citing confirmation from the second buyer and second seller .

The MEG contract price for January shipments was approved on FD NWE terms of delivery (with delivery to Northwest Europe).

The initial January contract price was agreed back in December last year, but for a long time could not find further confirmation from the European market, as negotiations once again dragged on for a very long time. Now the necessary configuration has been reached for approving the contract price: confirmation has been received from two manufacturers / sellers and two consumers / buyers.

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-US PE contract prices in January rose by USD44 per tonne

January contract prices for polyethylene (PE) in the US rose 2 cents per pound (USD44 per tonne) amid improved demand and higher export prices, ICIS reports.

Domestic demand in January improved overall compared to December, as buyers tend to maintain a limited inventory in December and must replenish stocks in January.

US PE contract prices in January rose by USD44 per tonne

-Dow and Avangard Partner for PCR in US

Dow to combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard Innovative’s pellets made from post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film. Exclusive agreement enables Dow’s first PCR-based products in North America.

In an exclusive agreement, Houston-based waste-optimization specialist Avangard Innovative LP (AI) will supply post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film pellets to Dow , a significant addition to Dow’s plastic circularity portfolio that is aligned with the company’s goal to advance the circular economy for plastics and minimize waste in the environment.

Dow and Avangard Partner for PCR in US

-Blend+ and Mitsui Deutschland partner on customized blends for recycled polyolefins

A new collaboration between Blend+ GmbH and Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH is aimed at developing and marketing advanced additives designed to enhance the performance of recycled polyolefins, making them suitable for higher-end applications.

Mitsui brings to the partnership its extensive knowledge of additive chemistry and applications, while

Blend+ is developing the process technology for optimal mixing of customized additive blends, producing and shipping the blends in the product form  – powder, pellets – required by the recycler.

Blend+ and Mitsui Deutschland partner on customized blends for recycled polyolefins

– ‘The tide is turning’ for global TiO2 outlook – Chemours CEO

The global titanium dioxide (TiO2) market is shifting into a more positive mode and should show improvement in 2020, the CEO of US-based producer Chemours said on Friday.

“We think the market’s starting to improve… I’d say the tide is turning for the TiO2 side right now,” said Mark Vergnano, CEO of Chemours, in an interview with ICIS.

“Ore costs are starting to move up and normally when you see [this], pigment prices start to follow. That’s one indicator,” he said.

Chemours can also get a sense of future price direction through its Ti-Pure Flex Portal – an ecommerce platform where customers can see prices and volumes available for particular grades, and delivery options. Deliveries can be for today, or further out in time.

‘The tide is turning’ for global TiO2 outlook - Chemours CEO

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-Movacolor launches unique configuration wizard for controller

Movacolor has made the configuration of a gravimetric feeder and optometric feeder even easier by adding a unique configuration wizard to the Movacolor Touch Screen Controller software.

The wizard guides the user through the configuration process of the software step by step so that they don’t forget to configure loaders, select the right dosing tool, or perform the initial loadcell calibration.

Movacolor controllers are always delivered preconfigured, plug and play out of the box. With Movacolor’s modular dosing equipment (building blocks) the user can combine the different dosing systems themselves, configuring their own gravimetric dosing or optometric dosing system. That, Movacolor asserts, is exactly where the configuration wizard will be a big benefit.

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-Petcore conference focused on sustainability

This year’s Petcore conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels Hotel to welcome more than 300 industry delegates.

Under the theme “Circularity and Innovation – Shaping the future of PET”, the complete PET industry sector shared perspectives and strategies for a succesful and even more circular future on 5 and 6 February. “Petcore Europe represents the entire PET value chain since 1993. Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

The strength of the organisation is the engagement of over 90 participating member organisations working together on the circularity of PET through working groups and projects”, stated Stephen Short, President of Petcore Europe, when opening the conference.

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-SK Chemicals Commercializes Eco-friendly Polyol Made from Corn

SK Chemicals Co., said Tuesday that it will commercialize a new eco-friendly polyol material made from corn.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

The company will break ground within the site of its Ulsan plant this year on a facility a new material called polyoxytrimethylene glycol (PO3G), which is highly resilient.

SK Chemicals’ PO3G is based on raw materials made by fermenting corn.

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-TANAKA to Exhibit at FC EXPO 2020

– First exhibition of a large catalyst coated membrane sample for evaluating electrode catalysts for water electrolysis and precious metal plating technology

– TANAKA will present hydrogen-related technology

TANAKA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. announced that TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K. , which operates TANAKA PRECIOUS METALS manufacturing business, will exhibit at “FC EXPO 2020 – 16th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo,” one of the world’s largest fuel cell exhibitions, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Wednesday, February 26 until Friday, February 28, 2020.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

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-Ineos signs long-term supply agreement for bioattributed PVC

Materials maker Ineos is sourcing renewable raw materials from UPM Biofuels to make what Ineos officials are calling the world’s first commercially available bioattributed PVC.

Officials with Ineos in London said in a news release that the agreement with Helsinki-based UPM supports their firm’s plans to make a range of plastics with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging

-International industry gathering for titanium dioxide

A good 60 experts from the coatings industry recently met in Berlin for the second European Coatings Titanium Dioxide Forum to discuss new technical developments and of course the EU classification of titanium dioxide.

The conference participants took up explanations of the current status of the classification process of titanium dioxide by Aline Rommert from the Association of German Coatings Manufacturers (VdL) surprisingly calmly,.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

One of the major concerns she expressed was the threat of a domino effect. After titanium dioxide, it would be likely that other powdery substances could come into focus.

Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging

-WACKER puts the ‘yes’ into biopolyesters

Which qualities does the VINNEX additive possess that perhaps many of its bio-based predecessors do not?

VINNEX is an additive system for the formulation of bioplastics. By using the product, biopolyesters processing and property profile can be optimally adjusted.

Another benefit is that VINNEX enables the various biopolyesters to be combined with each other and with starch, which substantially increases the range of applications and processing options of biopolyesters.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

Consequently, WACKER’s additives contribute to opening up new markets for bioplastics.

Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging

-Nike launches recycled clothing line

Nike’s Move to Zero clothing collection blends recycled polyester with sustainable cotton and uses an innovative dyeing technology

In a move towards sustainable manufacturing, Nike has revealed its first partly recycled clothing line called ‘Move to Zero’.

The world’s largest supplier of athletic footwear and apparel announced its ‘Move to Zero’ initiative which lays the framework for a journey towards zero carbon emissions and zero waste.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

The ‘Move to Zero’ collection blends recycled polyester with sustainable cotton and uses an innovative dyeing technology. Nike states all products meet a 90% or better pattern efficiency.

Nike launches recycled clothing line

-HDPE prices fall from record highs

After riding high since last fall – even hitting an all-time record – the price of natural HDPE bales decreased 8% this month.Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

The national average price of natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from curbside collection programs has dropped to 54.81 cents per pound, compared with 59.47 cents this time last month. The January average, which was up slightly from the month before, was a record high. This grade traded at 35.19 cents per pound one year ago.

HDPE prices fall from record highs

-Sesotec publishes booklet on plastic recycling

German sorting equipment firm’s e-publication can be requested via its website.

Schönberg, Germany-based sorting equipment and technology firm Sesotec has published what it calls an e-book titled “Driving impact – closing the plastic cycle.” The company says the book includes comments from its own staff members and other contributors describing the “challenges and requirements a circular economy involves for recyclers, plastics producers and plastics processors.”  Petrochemicals Graphene BioPackaging 

“In our times, as plastic waste is widely discussed and is a burning issue, one of the main problems is that too little plastic waste is recycled, [and] that an extremely high resource potential is thus wasted, and that this creates environmental risks,” Sesotec states in a news release announcing the availability of the publication.

Sesotec publishes booklet on plastic recycling

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Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN Prices

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

Polyestertime
ITEM17/02/202024/02/2020+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,175 yuan/ton6,225 yuan/ton+50
Bottle grade PET chips export market810 $/ton815 $/ton+5
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

5,900 yuan/ton5,950 yuan/ton+50
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,000 yuan/ton5,950 yuan/ton-50
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,345 yuan/ton4,330 yuan/ton-15
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
550 $/ton 555 $/ton+5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,370 yuan/ton4,395 yuan/ton+25
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market528 $/ton525 $/ton-3
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market742 $/ton750 $/ton+8
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market724 $/ton732 $/ton+8
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

669 $/ton677 $/ton+8
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,075 yuan/ton7,025 yuan/ton
-50
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,050 yuan/ton6,700 yuan/ton-350
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,825 yuan/ton8,700 yuan/ton-125
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,025 yuan/ton8,000 yuan/ton-25
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET
7,400 yuan/ton7,400 yuan/ton
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market6,650 yuan/ton6,600 yuan/ton-50
Caprolactam CPL domestic market10,750 yuan/ton10,450 yuan/ton
-300
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,260 $/ton1,260 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,150 yuan/ton11,750 yuan/ton-400
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,150 yuan/ton11,950 yuan/ton-200
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

14,350 yuan/ton14,200 yuan/ton-150
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,150 yuan/ton17,000 yuan/ton-150
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market15,500 yuan/ton15,350 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  market29,500 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,050 yuan/ton8,000 yuan/ton-50
Benzene domestic market5,550 yuan/ton5,515yuan/ton-35
Benzene overseas  market658 $/ton676 $/ton
+18
Ethylene South East market750 $/ton700 $/ton-50
Ethylene NWE  market802 $/ton790 $/ton-12
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market9,100 yuan/ton9,100 yuan/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,400 $/ton1,350 $/ton-50
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market14,700 yuan/ton14,200 yuan/ton-500
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market9,600 yuan/ton9,600 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market6,650 yuan/ton7,000 yuan/ton+50
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

491 $/ton5497 $/ton
-6
Phenol domestic market 7,758 yuan/ton7,450 yuan/ton-308
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,065 $/ton 1,035 $/ton-30
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,170 $/ton 1,150 $/ton-20
LDPE CFR Far East 882 $/ton862 $/ton-20
LLDPE CFR Far East822 $/ton807 $/ton-5
LDPE   FOB Middle East872 $/ton852 $/ton-20
LLDPE FOB Middle East812 $/ton797 $/ton-15
HDPE CFR Far East822 $/ton802 $/ton-20
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953€/ton953 €/ton-
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 933 €/ton923 €/ton-10
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East880 $/ton850 $/ton-30
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,001 €/ton991 €/ton-10

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides ACN

SIBUR recycle secondary PET Bashkiria

SIBUR recycle secondary PET

SIBUR plans to recycle secondary PET in Bashkiria

SIBUR recycle secondary PET

MOSCOW  – SIBUR does not exclude the appearance of its own secondary PET, which is supposed to be processed at the Polyef (Bashkiria) plant in the coming years, Rupec reports citing SIBUR Executive Director Sergei Komyshan during a company press conference on Tuesday 18 February.

“We have developed a project for the production of secondary PET, we are moving and quite successfully. Within 1.5 years we’ll enter the market with an offer of not only primary, but also secondary PET,” said board member Sergei Komyshan.

Previously, Dmitry Konov, the company’s management, spoke about plans to involve secondary PET in the production cycle on the Annunciation site.

“Most likely, the Blagoveshchensk model is a small number of points where plastic will be massively processed, and accordingly, clean secondary plastic will be brought to one point,” D. Konov said.SIBUR recycle secondary PET

At a press conference on Tuesday with reporters from SIBUR’s board of directors, he noted that from the point of view of reducing the carbon footprint, a company can first produce polymer, and in the second, involve it in further processing.

  1. Komyshan noted that SIBUR is currently working on several projects in the field of plastic recycling, but it is premature to announce them.

In January, the SIBUR Board of Directors approved a strategy for the sustainable development of the company. SIBUR recycle secondary PET

One of the goals is to increase by 50% investments in R&D projects aimed at processing polymer waste and involving renewable sources of raw materials, building an effective system of interaction on sustainable development throughout the supply chain, as well as achieving a share of PET production with secondary granule content from the total PET production in the amount of not less than 40%.

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Survey , SIBUR last week offered PET with deviations in terms of indicators at a discount from current spot prices. SIBUR recycle secondary PET

As previously reported, the production of TPA at the plant in Blagoveshchensk in late January was again stopped. Partial production of PET at the plant is carried out.

Earlier it was reported that on October 9, 2019, industrial wastewater partially hit the territory adjacent to the enterprise due to the collapse of a fragment of the wall of the reserve tank.

Polyef JSC (Blagoveshchensk, Republic of Bashkortostan) is the only producer of terephthalic acid and the largest supplier of polyethylene terephthalate in Russia. The capacity for the production of TPA after modernization is 350 thousand tons per year, PET – 219 thousand tons per year.SIBUR recycle secondary PET

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Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic 20-02-2020

SIBUR reports Q4 and FY 2019 IFRS results

Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastic Packaging

Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate

Ecopat will be sold until the end of 2020

Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate

MOSCOW – The non-core asset bank Trust plans to sell the Kaliningrad-based Ecopet enterprise by the end of 2020, Rugrad reports citing the company’s press service.

The process of preparing an asset for sale has not yet been finalized. Earlier, the general director of the plant, Alexander Anikeev, expressed the hope that the deal would be closed in a short time, and reported at least three potential investors.

The press service of the Trust did not specify the price at which the Kaliningrad enterprise will be sold; it is considered the largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – materials for plastic packaging in Russia and Europe. However, in 2020, the bank plans to sell 20 real estate in the amount of 8.1 billion rubles. and 4 companies worth 6.3 billion rubles.Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate

“We plan to sell these assets, but everything will depend on the market conditions. Enterprises are more difficult to sell than real estate, as there are fewer potential buyers, and it is more difficult to structure transactions. Nevertheless, all enterprises are finalizing the sales preparation process,” the press reports – word service of the chairman of the board of Trust Alexander Sokolov.

In addition, in the second week of February, Ecopet began launching PET production after a planned shutdown. Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate

The manufacturer stopped its facilities at a scheduled stop on January 20. The plant still does not ship granules for export, the current level of export prices is EUR840 per tonne, FCA Kaliningrad, excluding VAT.

In May 2017, Alco-Nafta CJSC was reorganized into AO, and from June 26, 2017 it was renamed into Ecopet AO.

Ecopet JSC is the successor of Alco-Nafta CJSC, founded in 2003. The company’s revenue in 2018 amounted to 1.3 billion rubles. The enterprise participates in the national project “Labor productivity and employment support.” Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate

As RUGRAD.EU previously reported, Trust Bank is looking for new owners directly for Ecopet JSC, which owns petrochemical production facilities on the Baltic Highway, and for the Balttehprom infrastructure site The proceeds from the sale of the assets of Trust Bank are used to compensate for government spending on the rehabilitation of the country’s largest banks. Ecopat Polyethylene Terephthalate

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Russian economy polymer packaging ban

Russian economy polymer packaging

The Russian economy expects an increase in food prices and an increase in waste after the introduction of a ban on polymer packaging

Russian economy polymer packaging

MOSCOW- The Russian economy is expected to increase prices for dairy products, meat and fish, groceries and bakery products by almost 10%, as well as a large-scale increase in the volume of food and paper waste after the ban on polymer packaging, Kommersant reports citing research by scientists of the Higher School of Public Administration (HSHA) of Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov.

The ban on packages from the checkout area will not give unambiguous positive results: the implementation of this scenario may reduce the volume of polymer packaging waste by 2024, but will lead to a serious increase in paper waste (by 1.15 million tons the next year after the ban was introduced). Russian economy polymer packaging

According to market participants, the annual turnover of plastic bags is about 167 thousand tons, about 83 billion pieces, the study says, “thus, the number of paper bags that need to be additionally brought to the market is about 28 billion pieces per year (if a third replace with paper counterparts). ”

The share of food waste in the composition of MSW now reaches 28% (from 17 million to 19 million tons per year). In the case of the introduction of a complete ban on plastic packaging, according to the Higher School of Civil Aviation, this share may increase significantly (up to 17% of the existing volume).Russian economy polymer packaging

At the same time, researchers predict an increase in prices for basic food products (dairy products, meat and fish, dried fruits, groceries and bakery products) by 9.5%.

The report explains that the proportion of flexible polymer packaging in the weight of packaged products is 0.5–3%. For cardboard packaging, this indicator can be 3–15%, and for glass containers – up to 40–50%.

VSHGA proposes not to refuse plastic packaging, but to control its use: introduce requirements for the minimum content of recyclables, as well as gradually increase the recycling rate to 100%. Russian economy polymer packaging

The Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Rospotrebnadzor support the idea of ​​phasing out and phasing out certain types of disposable and difficult to process goods, containers and packaging, but not through prohibitions.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Natural Resources plans to oblige manufacturers and importers of all types of packaging, oils and batteries to process 100% of the products sold from next year.

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Author:Anna Larionova

Russian economy polymer packaging

January Monoethylene Glycol Contract Price Europe

January Monoethylene Glycol Contract

January MEG contract price in Europe agreed at EUR20 per tonne above December

January Monoethylene Glycol Contract

MOSCOW – The contract price of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for January in Europe was finally agreed on February 13 at EUR625 per tonne, which is EUR20 per tonne higher than the previous month, ICIS reported citing confirmation from the second buyer and second seller .

The MEG contract price for January shipments was approved on FD NWE terms of delivery (with delivery to Northwest Europe).

The initial January contract price was agreed back in December last year, but for a long time could not find further confirmation from the European market, as negotiations once again dragged on for a very long time. January Monoethylene Glycol Contract

Now the necessary configuration has been reached for approving the contract price: confirmation has been received from two manufacturers / sellers and two consumers / buyers.

It was previously noted that negotiations on MEG contract prices have been held all the time with a delay since June last year, which creates administrative difficulties for a wider market.

MEG along with terephthalic acid (TFA) is one of the main components for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Review , in the Russian PET market, the supply of material still exceeds the demand for it. A possible increase in granulate processing volumes before the preform season is expected in March. January Monoethylene Glycol Contract

Export prices in China after the end of the holiday period in the country fell and fixed at a lower level against the background of limited shipments and partial quarantine in ports.

It is expected that the upward trend of the dollar against the ruble, on the one hand, and a decrease in Chinese quotes, on the other, will lead to a slight change in the contract prices of PET granulate in the Russian market next month. January Monoethylene Glycol Contract

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Petrochemicals Circular Economy BioPackaging 17-02-2020

Linde starts up units to support MEGlobal’s Texas petrochemical plant

Evonik Biodegradable Powder Polymer Wolrd First

Evonik developed the world’s first biodegradable powder polymer

Evonik Biodegradable Powder Polymer

MOSCOW – Evonik (Germany) has announced the development of the world’s first biodegradable polymer in powder form suitable for printing high-resolution implantable medical devices on equipment for selective laser sintering (SLS), the company said.

RESOMER PrintPowder is a loose powder with rigid characteristics and optimized particle size distribution for efficient processing. Evonik’s ability to create polymer powders can facilitate the delivery of ISO 13485 certified formulations for the development and commercial use of the material. Evonik Biodegradable Powder Polymer

Craniomaxillofacial plates, cells for spinal fusion, scaffolds for soft tissue repair are some of the implantable products, in the manufacture of which polymers based on powder can be used. The new material can help accelerate the healing process in patients after implantation, as well as increase the life of the implant when used in orthopedics, dentistry and surgery.

“For the first time, RESOMER® PrintPowder technology will enable medical device companies to use selective laser sintering 3D printing technology to create complex biodegradable implants with precisely selected mechanical properties,” Dr. Jean-Luc Gerbo quotes in an Evonik press release -Luc Herbeaux) CEO and Manager, Evonik Healthcare.

It is noted that with the launch of RESOMER, PrintPowder Evonik becomes the first commercial supplier of biodegradable polymers to offer a complete range of powders, filaments and granules suitable for use with all major 3D printing technologies.

It was previously reported that Evonik has fully resumed operations in its 10 factories and four offices in China. The company did not indicate the level of production load, and whether all employees returned to work. Evonik Biodegradable Powder Polymer

The Chinese government instructed companies to return to work on February 10 after the New Year holidays were extended by 10 days to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, which is thought to have originated in Wuhan in central China. The company added that not a single employee of Evonik has contracted the virus in China or elsewhere.

Evonik Industries is one of the world’s leading chemical companies in promising areas of specialty chemistry. Evonik Biodegradable Powder Polymer

The company’s products are focused on the high growth rates of megatrends, especially healthcare, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Moody’s international rating agency upgraded the credit rating of Evonik Industries AG from Baa3 with a positive outlook to Baa2 with a positive outlook. The key reasons for this decision, among other things, were the company’s strong performance and clarity regarding the measures taken by Evonik regarding the sale of its assets.Evonik Biodegradable Powder Polymer

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Petrochemicals Circular Economy BioPackaging 17-02-2020

Evonik develops the world’s first PEEK filament in implant-grade quality for 3D printing

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET Prices

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

Polyestertime
ITEM10/02/202017/02/2020+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,175 yuan/ton6,175 yuan/ton
Bottle grade PET chips export market810 $/ton810 $/ton
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

6,000 yuan/ton5,900 yuan/ton-100
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,000 yuan/ton6,000 yuan/ton
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,315 yuan/ton4,345yuan/ton+30
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
550 $/ton 555 $/ton+5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,390 yuan/ton4,370 yuan/ton-20
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market530 $/ton528 $/ton-2
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market738 $/ton742 $/ton+4
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market720 $/ton724 $/ton+4
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

669 $/ton669 $/ton
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,170 yuan/ton7,075 yuan/ton
-95
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,050 yuan/ton7,050 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,825 yuan/ton8,825 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,020 yuan/ton8,025 yuan/ton+5
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET
7,400 yuan/ton7,400 yuan/ton
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market6,800 yuan/ton6,650 yuan/ton-150
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,000 yuan/ton10,750 yuan/ton
-250
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,260 $/ton1,260 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,650 $/ton1,650 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,300 yuan/ton12,150 yuan/ton-150
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,300 yuan/ton12,150 yuan/ton-150
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

14,350 yuan/ton14,350 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,150 yuan/ton17,150 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market15,500 yuan/ton15,500 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  market29,500 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,050 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,600 yuan/ton5,550 yuan/ton-50
Benzene overseas  market679 $/ton658 $/ton
-21
Ethylene South East market780 $/ton750 $/ton-30
Ethylene NWE  market821 $/ton802 $/ton-19
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market10,500 yuan/ton9,100 yuan/ton-1,400
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,400 $/ton1,400 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market14,700 yuan/ton14,700 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market9,600 yuan/ton9,600 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market6,950 yuan/ton6,650 yuan/ton-300
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

481 $/ton491 $/ton
+10
Phenol domestic market 7,758 yuan/ton7,758 yuan/ton
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,075 $/ton 1,065 $/ton+10
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,180 $/ton 1,170 $/ton-10
LDPE CFR Far East 902 $/ton882 $/ton-20
LLDPE CFR Far East832 $/ton822 $/ton-10
LDPE   FOB Middle East888 $/ton872 $/ton-16
LLDPE FOB Middle East818 $/ton812 $/ton-6
HDPE CFR Far East838 $/ton822 $/ton-16
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953€/ton953 €/ton-
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 933 €/ton933 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East910 $/ton880 $/ton-30
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,001 €/ton1,001 €/ton

Petrochemical Plastics Polyamides rPET

US Polyethylene contract prices January

US Polyethylene contract prices

US PE contract prices in January rose by USD44 per tonne

US Polyethylene contract prices

MOSCOW – January contract prices for polyethylene (PE) in the US rose 2 cents per pound (USD44 per tonne) amid improved demand and higher export prices, ICIS reports.

Domestic demand in January improved overall compared to December, as buyers tend to maintain a limited inventory in December and must replenish stocks in January.

US manufacturing activity rose in January after five consecutive months of decline.

PE export prices also rose in January, as low margins by Asian and European naphtha producers prompted some to lower loading levels.US Polyethylene contract prices

The launch of three new plants with an aggregate capacity of 1.32 million tons per year was postponed from the end of 2019 to the first or second quarter of 2020, which led to lower than expected production growth.

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Survey , consumer activity in the local polyethylene market increased in Russia, processors began to replenish their stocks of raw materials for work in February.

Excess supply is still preserved, but already for certain types of PE the market has begun to enter the balance of supply and demand.

The main producers of polyethylene in the United States are Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem), DowDuPont, LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, Formosa, INEOS, Total Petrochemicals and Westlake.

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US Polyethylene contract prices

Chemicals Circular Economy Bioplastic 17-02-2020

Weekly resin report: Tightening supply sends prices higher

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 14-02-2020

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

-Additive enables recycling of co-mingled polyolefin scrap plastic

As any cook knows as do all those who appreciate tasty food, a couple of ingredients working in combination make a dramatic difference in just how good something turns out.

Same holds true for masterbatches like ReVive Compatibilizer masterbatch from Ampacet (Tarrytown, NY).

It’s a blend of functional additives that can reduce the amount of material sent to landfills by allowing post-industrial and post-consumer barrier films to be reprocessed back into the polyolefin recycling stream.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging

-UK plans for import controls on EU goods from 2021

The UK government expects to introduce more controls on EU goods at the end of 2020 in measures that could stand to slow the pace and increase the cost of goods passing across the English Channel.Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

The UK expects to require EU businesses to submit customs declarations with all goods entering the country and to face potential goods checks, meaning that European product will be treated the same as material from anywhere else in the world.

“The UK will be outside the [EU’s] Single Market and outside the Customs Union, so we will have to be ready for the customs procedures and regulatory checks that will inevitably follow,” said UK’s minister Michael Gove.

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging

-Sonae MC Joins The Portuguese Plastics Pact

Sonae MC has joined the Portuguese Plastics Pact, an initiative aimed at fostering the circular plastic economy in Portugal.

This step forms a part of Sonae MC’s Sustainability Policy, which prioritises the sustainable use of plastic.Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging

-Agronet takes on OneCircle reselling in Spain

PET keg producer OneCircle has consolidated its community of resellers in the Spanish market with the appointment of Agronet Brewing based in Barcelona.

Founded in 1992, Agronet has a specialised brewery division dedicated to providing malts and yeasts, kegs and brewing equipment, across Spain, Portugal and the south of France.

It has a warehouse in Barcelona that OneCircle says will complement its own factory in Guadalajara, which has Lanfranchi blow moulding technology as well as automation and robotics. Agronet’s facility will support the customer base of KeyKeg and UniKeg in the region.Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging

-Updated FPE study ‘confirms role of flexible packaging in preventing waste’

A recently updated and extended study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu), commissioned by Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), appears to underline the original study’s findings.

FPE says it ‘shows clearly that flexible packaging is a more effective route to resource efficiency and reducing carbon footprint than using rigid packaging formats or focusing entirely on recycling’.Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging

-World’s first C2C Platinum for Rajby Textiles

Monforts customer Rajby Textiles is the first company in world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained sustainability score in all 5 categories covered by C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughest and most thorough assessment possible to put a product through.Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

As such, Beluga denim fabric is based on 100 per cent GOTS certified organic cotton and employs no hazardous chemicals in its production. At the same time, it is both recyclable and biodegradable, with 100 per cent of the energy used in its production offset by green energy and involving a closed loop system with no wastewater generated and no material wastage.

World's first C2C Platinum for Rajby Textiles

-Lenzing Introduces Tencel Modal with Eco Pure Technology

Lenzing Group has announced the introduction of its Eco Pure technology which enhances the production of environmentally responsible modal fibres for the textiles industry. “Tencel Modal fibres with Eco Pure technology are considered as the most environmentally responsible option among existing modal fibres in the industry,” Lenzing said in a statement today.Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

According to the Austrian fibre producer, total chlorine-free bleaching in pulp and fibre delivers the industry’s new standard of clean modal fibre production. “With the gentle bleaching process, textiles made predominantly of such fibres tend to be softer than conventionally bleached Tencel Modal fibres, and are very suitable for undergarments, loungewear, bedding and more,” it said.

Lenzing Introduces Tencel Modal with Eco Pure Technology

-Amcor develops first PET container for Ritual multivitamins

Amcor has developed and launched the multivitamin segment’s first PET container made from 100 per cent PCR content resin. Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

Amcor created the new, clear bottle in two sizes – 100 cubic centimetres and 150 cubic centimetres, for health-meets-technology company Ritual.

Keeping in line with its core philosophy, Ritual partnered with Amcor Rigid Packaging to develop a solution that would support its mission to find new uses for existing materials and create a reusable, sustainable future.

Amcor develops first PET container for Ritual multivitamins

-Novozymes introduces new yeast to help ethanol producers ‘break bottlenecks’

Novozymes has announced the launch of a new yeast technology, Innova Fit, which is expected to help ethanol producers break bottlenecks while creating plant efficiencies.

The new product is reportedly the most advanced non-GM yeast available, eliminating production constraints caused by conventional and basic yeasts.

“Conventional yeasts often cause plants to struggle with the rigors of today’s fermentation challenges and production demands – and producers are left without choices and hands are tied,” explained Brian Brazeau, Novozymes’ vice-president of bioenergy commercial and president, North America. “Our goal is to advance the entire industry through our microbial expertise; Innova Fit overcomes the major challenge of advancing and debottlenecking fermentation.” Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

Novozymes introduces new yeast to help ethanol producers ‘break bottlenecks’

-Joint Venture formed for production of Bio-Based Levulinic Acid

Towell Engineering Group (Muscat, Oman; www.towellengineering.com) and GF Biochemicals (Geleen, the Netherlands; www.gfbiochemicals.com) announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of biochemicals using GF Biochemicals proprietary technology. Polymers Graphene 100%BioPackaging 

The aim of the JV, NXTLEVVEL Biochem (Geleen, the Netherlands; www.nxtlevvel.com) is to build a leading position in bio-solvents and bio-plasticizers based on levulinic acid. Levulinic acid is considered a key bio-based building block enabling a wide portfolio of derivatives.

Joint Venture formed for production of Bio-Based Levulinic Acid

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-Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, announced today it signed an agreement to purchase Poliblend and Esseti Plast GD from D’Ottavio Group. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Mozzate, Italy, the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio of Poliblend, which consists of virgin and recycled grades of PA66, PA6, PBT and POM.

“This strategic acquisition marks an important transformation for our company as we grow our European manufacturing and distribution footprint. More importantly, it helps us provide our customers with a broader portfolio of high-performance, sustainable products to meet increasing demand,” said Phil McDivitt, Ascend’s president and CEO.

Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

-January contract price of paraxylene in Europe rose by EUR17.5 per ton

The contract price of paraxylene in Europe for January deliveries was agreed at EUR787.5 per tonne, which is EUR17.5 per tonne higher than last December, ICIS reported .

The contract price was agreed on a free supply basis – FD NWE (Northwest Europe).

So, the contract price for the material was confirmed at two levels – EUR785 and EUR790 per ton, and the average value of these quotes was approved as the final contract price for January.

The supply of paraxylene in the European market was limited in the first half of last month, but then the situation with the supply of material in the market improved.

January contract price of paraxylene in Europe rose by EUR17.5 per ton

-NAPCOR pushes the positivities of PET in new campaign

A new effort is launching in a move to counteract the negative imagery PET is receiving these days.

The National Association for PET Container Resources, or NAPCOR, is coming out with the Positively PET campaign that includes public relations activities, paid social media advertisements and a new website to tout what backers believe are the benefits of the material.

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-Indorama Ventures Announces Corporate Strategy

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has announced its 2020-2023 Strategy at its Capital Markets Day. This strategy was presented and agreed at IVL’s Global Management Conference (GMC), which includes over 200 members of IVL’s global leadership team, and was held Jan. 30-31 in Bangkok, Thailand.

IVL’s time-tested approach has generated strong returns for stakeholders through both the peaks and valleys of the chemical cycle, the company says. IVL’s 2023 strategy will focus on five pillars: Cost Transformation via Olympus, Asset Full Potential, Adjacency Growth, Recycling Leadership, and its People. Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

Indorama Ventures Announces Corporate Strategy

-Textiles firms launch emergency production of antibacterial masks

Textiles businesses, including several with no prior experience, have begun producing antibacterial masks after authorities announced a daily need of 10 million.

At the beginning of last week, Toan, an employee of the Dong Xuan Knitting Company in the northern province of Hung Yen, was transferred to an antibacterial cloth production line. His company had begun making this new product following the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

Textiles firms launch emergency production of antibacterial masks

-Recycled roads: the new norm?

Plastic may no longer go directly into landfills, but into the roads we drive on.  In downtown Los Angeles there will be a street made from recycled plastic. The city will be able to grind up existing roads and replace them with sustainable products. According to officials, the plastic will make the street stronger and more suitable for driving than before.

The company, TechniSoil Industrial, has completed trials to ensure the safety of the recycled roads. They even say that roads paved with plastic can last approximately 13 times longer than cement roads.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

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-Comez’ four-in-one machine offers flexibility

Warp knitting machine builder Comez is now actively promoting its latest machinery offer. Shown for the very first time at ITMA 2019, the new DNB/EL-32 is an electronically controlled warp knitting machine with double needle bar that is especially designed for the development and production of complex and sophisticated textiles.

“Because of its versitality and flexibility,” Comez explains, “The DNB/EL-32 is the ideal machine for research and development processes in textile laboratories.”Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

Comez’ four-in-one machine offers flexibility

-Chemical Recycling Improves Plastic’s Re-usability

Around 45 percent of plastic waste is recycled annually in the UK and is on the increase. However, one of the problems with current plastic recycling methods is that you end up with a lower quality plastic with worse properties than the original. This means that plastic drinks bottles cannot simply be recycled into new drinks bottles continuously, but instead are used for other lower grade products such as water pipes, park benches and traffic cones.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

Now scientists from the Universities of Bath and Birmingham have developed a new way of chemical recycling – converting plastics back into their constituent chemical molecules – so that they can be used to make new plastics of the same quality as the original.

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-Carbios to establish demo recycling plant this year

Bioplastics firm Carbios has signed an exclusive joint development agreement with biological solutions provider Novozymes, through which Carbios secures a consistent supply of enzymes that will help scale its enzymatic polyester depolymerisation process.

Two years ago, Ecotextile News covered news from French firm Carbios that it had further developed its process – which breaks down PET into its core monomers to be upcycled into virgin-grade material once more – and was exploring new pathways to recycle polyester and potentially provide new solutions to upcycling polyesters without the use of raw materials derived from fossil fuels.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

Carbios to establish demo recycling plant this year

-Nouryon accelerates growth with carboxymethyl cellulose acquisition

Nouryon is continuing its growth acceleration plans with an agreement to acquire the carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) business of J.M. Huber Corporation.

The transaction will significantly broaden Nouryon’s portfolio of products in CMC, a sustainable, bio-based water-soluble polymer used as a thickener, binder, stabilizer and film former.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

The companies have largely complementary positions in CMC end markets, which include home and personal care, mining, food, pharmaceuticals, and paper and packaging.

Nouryon accelerates growth with carboxymethyl cellulose acquisition

-Genera announces top engineering hires as launch of sustainable ag-based pulp and molded fiber products nears

Plant engineer Timothy Watkins and production engineer Tyler Winston join innovative biomass solutions company

Genera, a manufacturer of domestically sourced and produced ag-based pulp and molded fiber products, has named Timothy Watkins and Tyler Winston to two top engineering positions at the company’s East Tennessee facility.Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging

The announcement marks continued progress toward full production of Genera’s innovative Earthable® line of sustainable, ag-based fiber products later in 2020.

Genera announces top engineering hires as launch of sustainable ag-based pulp and molded fiber products nears

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January contract price paraxylene Europe

January contract price of paraxylene in Europe rose by EUR17.5 per ton

January contract price paraxylene

MOSCOW  – The contract price of paraxylene in Europe for January deliveries was agreed at EUR787.5 per tonne, which is EUR17.5 per tonne higher than last December, ICIS reported .

The contract price was agreed on a free supply basis – FD NWE (Northwest Europe).

So, the contract price for the material was confirmed at two levels – EUR785 and EUR790 per ton, and the average value of these quotes was approved as the final contract price for January.

The supply of paraxylene in the European market was limited in the first half of last month, but then the situation with the supply of material in the market improved.

Negotiations on contract prices in January on the European market for paraxylene continued also this month, which is a rare case for this market.

Paraxylene is a raw material for the synthesis of terephthalic acid – an intermediate for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Review , in the Russian PET market, the supply of material still exceeds the demand for it. January contract price paraxylene

A possible increase in granulate processing volumes before the preform season is expected in March. January contract price paraxylene

Export prices in China after the end of the holiday period in the country fell and fixed at a lower level against the background of limited shipments and partial quarantine in ports.

It is expected that the upward trend of the dollar against the ruble, on the one hand, and a decrease in Chinese quotes, on the other hand, will lead to a slight change in the contract prices of PET granulate next month.

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Author:Margarita Volkova

Polymers Recycling 100%BioPackaging 13-02-2020

Paraxylene Market Report and Price Trend

China Benzene Prices Down Coronavirus

China’s benzene prices down

China Benzene Prices Down

MOSCOW – Benzene consumption in China may face downward pressure due to uncertainty about the timing of resumption of production in the consumption sector, ICIS reports.

In the first week after the Chinese Lunar New Year, spot prices for benzene in China and weekly futures prices in East China fell due to a sharp drop in oil prices and foreign prices and a decrease in demand amid an outbreak of coronavirus. Futures prices were lower than spot prices. China Benzene Prices Down

Benzene prices in eastern China fell last week amid falling oil prices. One supplier’s benzene prices have been adjusted to CNY5,500 per tonne. The new price has an import parity of USD685 per tonne, CFR China, LC with immediate payment on a letter of credit, or USD694 per tonne, CFR China, with a delay of 90 days on payment of a letter of credit.

Prices fell due to weakening demand due to delays in the operation of the plant and logistic restrictions amid the spread of the virus. China Benzene Prices Down

Import prices for benzene fell markedly from the pre-holiday level. Weak markets in Europe, the USA and Asia during the holiday season and lower domestic prices in China at the beginning of the week contributed to a reduction in offers from traders.

Benzene is a raw material for the production of styrene, which, in turn, is the main raw material component for the production of polystyrene (PS).

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, in Russia the estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in December amounted to 46.26 thousand tons, which is 8% more compared to December a year earlier. China Benzene Prices Down

According to the results of all of 2019, the estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in the country amounted to 500.66 thousand tons, which is 1% less than the previous year.

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Author:Anna Larionova

Petrochemicals Environmentally Friendly 11-02-2020

10 U.S. Oil Refineries Released Carcinogenic Benzene Above EPA Limits in 2019

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Crude Oil Prices Trend 

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

-M&G intends to take more active role in Trinseo

M&G Investment Management plans to take a more active role in Trinseo after it recently raised its stake in the company, the UK investment company said on Friday.

M&G recently bought more shares in Trinseo, prompting it to disclose its latest holdings to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company now owns 7.84m shares of Trinseo, which represents 20.1% of the outstanding shares of the company as of 12 November 2019.

M&G said it is “enthusiastic about the strategic direction” of the company. With proper board oversight, Trinseo’s “existing management team will be capable of executing on the exciting opportunities available to the company”.

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-SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş. Selects INVISTA PTA Technology

INVISTA’s technology and licensing group, INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT), and SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş. (SASA) signed a “Letter of Intent (LOI)” on the 3rd of February 2020, confirming the selection of IPT as the PTA Licensor for the license of INVISTA’s P8 Process Technology for SASA’s PTA project in Turkey with an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes.

The signing of the LOI has great significance in terms of long-term collaboration between SASA & INVISTA.

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-South African Dairy First to Use Bio-Based Closure

A new package for Woodland Dairy’s extended shelf-life milk is made from 80% renewable materials and uses a closure partly made from bio-based material, making it 100% recyclable.

Woodlands_Dairy.jpgOne of the largest milk producers in South Africa, Woodlands Dairy has become the first in that country to introduce a package with a bio-based closure for extended shelf life (ESL) milk. Sporting a bio-based closure along with a new look and feel, including messaging on the package’s sustainability attributes, Woodland Dairy says the new packaging for its First Choice Fresh ESL milk is another move by the company to show its commitment to making small changes for the greater good and earnestly driving its sustainability agenda.

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-MCG makes use of plastic waste in road construction a must

Gurgaon: In a move aimed at dealing with tonnes of plastic waste generated in the city daily, MCG has made the use of such trash mandatory for the construction of all bitumen roads under its jurisdiction.

The decision was taken by MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh in a meeting on Thursday over the poor performance of the corporation’s engineering wing in using plastic waste for building roads.

MCG officials said the decision comes following the directions of the NGT to become utilise such waste and become plastic waste-free.

The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, also state that recycled waste should be utilised.

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-Only 43% of Japanese companies to resume in China on Monday

Poll shows many still cautious as outbreak throws wrench into supply chains

Less than half of major Japanese businesses that have halted Chinese operations plan to resume them from Monday, a Nikkei survey shows, demonstrating the chilling effect of the coronavirus outbreak.

Friday’s poll targeted companies with office, factory, store and other locations in China, drawing 124 respondents.

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-China struggles as coronavirus takes its toll on oil markets

The OPEC+ group could roll over existing production cuts through June, figuring the crisis is temporary and it can weather the price volatility.

The spread of the coronavirus is causing major distress in oil markets, sending crude prices tumbling and forcing Saudi Arabia and fellow oil producers to consider further cutting output to stem the most recent price erosion.

Chinese oil demand has taken a solid hit and there are fears that global oil demand will weaken should the crisis escalate into a pandemic.

As China struggles to contain the deadly virus, the Asian giant’s economy is being battered with travel, tourism and manufacturing sectors experiencing steep losses.

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-Consumers confused by distinction between biobased and biodegradable plastics

The difference between biobased and biodegradable plastics is confusing to the average consumer, to say the least.

When I read a new report claiming that consumers are demanding “environmentally friendly” packaging, I had to wonder if they actually know what they are demanding.

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-New Method for Circular Chemical Recycling of PLA

In existing mechanical recycling processes, plastic items are chopped into fine pieces, melted and extruded into new plastic feedstock, which causes them to degrade in quality.

Recycled virgin plastic is often used for lower grade applications, including park benches, water pipes, and traffic cones.

For that reason, scientists from the Universities of Bath and Birmingham are researching a method of chemical recycling that breaks polymers like PLA and PETG into their base molecules.

New Method for Circular Chemical Recycling of PLA

-PE resin prices on the move in January

A battle over polyethylene resin prices throughout January has been decided in favor of producers.

North American commodity PE prices climbed 4 cents when suppliers were able to get the increase through, as some major buyers accepted the move and began sending out price increases of their own for PE finished goods.

Market sources said the move was based on PE makers’ desire to increase margins after seeing prices fall throughout 2019.

PE resin prices on the move in January

-Aerie’s new swim collection is made from 1.2 million recycled plastic bottles

Aerie has committed to showing unretouched model photos and offering Abilitee accessible accessories, and now it’s showing its commitment to sustainability. Real Good Swim, the new Aerie swim collection, is made from 1.2 million recycled plastic bottles, and it’s just one part of the brand’s plan to introduce more green practices over the longterm.

Real Good Swim is a new, 10-piece, mix-and-match collection. It includes bikini styles in solid colorways and stripe colorways for each, as well as one-piece swimsuits. Pieces range from $19.95 to $54, and everything is marked down right now for less. So now’s the time to prep for your warm-weather getaway this winter.

Aerie’s new swim collection is made from 1.2 million recycled plastic bottles

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

-How will polyester polymerization rate fare?

The appearance of the epidemic near the Spring Festival hit market and reversed the tendency on polyester market.

Downstream companies successively shut down for holiday in mid-Jan, and more polyester units started having turnaround, but most finished maintenance before the Lunar New Year holiday, with the polyester polymerization rate staying around 74%. Some polyester units were supposed to resume operation in early-Feb, and the polyester run rate was anticipated to be under upward course, which was estimated to near 85% in Feb before the Spring Festival holiday.

However, the recovery of companies was delayed affected by the epidemic. Units that intended to resume operation in early-Feb mostly postponed it into Feb 10 and afterward. Some polyester companies witnessed apparently ascending stocks amid high run rate during the Spring Festival holiday, and the inventory burden continued heightening after the recovery of end-users being delayed. Besides, price of crude oil and petrochemical products has obviously declined dragged down by demand, so the inventory at hand faced devaluating pressure.

Tendency assumption of Polyester run rate

-China’s benzene prices down

Benzene consumption in China may face downward pressure due to uncertainty about the timing of resumption of production in the consumption sector, ICIS reports.

In the first week after the Chinese Lunar New Year, spot prices for benzene in China and weekly futures prices in East China fell due to a sharp drop in oil prices and foreign prices and a decrease in demand amid an outbreak of coronavirus. Futures prices were lower than spot prices.

Benzene prices in eastern China fell last week amid falling oil prices. One supplier’s benzene prices have been adjusted to CNY5,500 per tonne. The new price has an import parity of USD685 per tonne, CFR China, LC with immediate payment on a letter of credit, or USD694 per tonne, CFR China, with a delay of 90 days on payment of a letter of credit.

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-BASF and Fabbri Group develop certified compostable cling film for fresh-food packaging

BASF and Fabbri Group have developed a sustainable solution for cling film used in fresh-food packaging. Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Based on BASF’s certified compostable ecovio, Fabbri Group produces the highly transparent stretch film Nature Fresh.

The new certified compostable ecovio enables the production of a cling film that prolongs shelf life of fresh food and at the same time can be composted after use together with organic waste according to national legislation.

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-Coronavirus impact: PTA prices decline by 10% in a week on duty cut

Decline in crude prices also contributes to lowering the key textile raw material

In a major relief to synthetic yarn manufacturers, Purified Tephthalic Acid (PTA) has become cheaper by 10 per cent during the past one week following temporary suspension of import from China due to the spread of coronavirus there.

Withdrawal of anti-dumping duty on this critical synthetic textile raw material has made it cheaper in India. Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Trading currently at $600-$620 a tonne, PTA prices has slumped from around $660-$700 about a fortnight ago. PTA prices are determined by the movement in crude oil prices which have also slumped by 10-12 per cent in the past one week. Since PTA is linked to crude oil, its prices are quoted in dollars even by domestic manufacturers.

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-Coca-Cola Sweden unveils new labels to support launch of 100% rPet bottles

With Coca-Cola set to roll out its range of rPET bottles in Sweden, the company has unveiled new labels to deliver a message about recycling.

Coca-Cola Sweden’s new labels will be introduced across the Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite and Bonaqua brands and represent a radical departure from its standard international label design. This move marks the kick-off of the company’s sustainability initiative to encourage consumers to recycle, in the hopes of helping it to create a circular economy for its plastic packaging.Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

-EU TiO2 makers require clarity, common approach for carcinogen classification implementation

European titanium dioxide (TiO2) producers are hoping to get more clarity on the upcoming EU classification of the material as a carcinogen in inhalable powder form.

The Europe-wide trade group Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA) said to ICIS on Monday that the classification needs a consistent and common approach across the EU’s 27 countries.

TiO2 producers also said that waste disposal concerns also need to be addressed during the  implementation period.Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

-Publication of EU titanium dioxide classification law imminent

Attempts to overturn the decision have been rejected

The European Commission will publish its delegated Regulation containing the classification of titanium dioxide as a carcinogen on 17 February, sources at the EU executive have said.

Attempts to overturn the controversial decision were rejected twice by MEPs during an extended scrutiny period, which ended on 4 February.Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

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-Henniez commits to making bottles with 75% rPET content

Swiss mineral water supplier and Nestlé brand Henniez has committed to making its plastic bottle range with 75% recycled PET plastic (rPET) content.

Since 2013, the company has been using 30% Swiss recycled PET and is planning to transition to 100% locally recycled PET.Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

The commitment will support the PET circular economy, as discarded PET bottles will be made into new Henniez recycled plastic bottles without using new oil resources.

Henniez commits to making bottles with 75% rPET content

-Fulgar expands green portfolio with Q-NOVA Pure Black

Fulgar, a leader in the manufacture of innovative, and increasingly sustainable man-made fibre yarns, has launched eco-friendly Q-NOVA Pure Black yarn developed in line with ‘advanced eco design criteria’. This new speciality yarn joins the highly successful Q-NOVA yarn and together, Fulgar says, they have inspired the creation of a new family of yarns.

Launched by Fulgar in 2013, Q-NOVA by Fulgar, 100% Made in Italy is a polyamide yarn made using regenerated raw materials through a mechanical, non-chemical process that renders the entire production cycle more sustainable, making it possible to achieve reductions in CO2 emissions and water consumption.

This virtuous yarn is further enhanced in the version given stretch performance by combining it with the Lycra EcoMade recycled elastomer, which has also been awarded Global Recycled Standard certification for fabrics and garments that are ‘friends of the environment’. Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Fulgar expands green portfolio with Q-NOVA Pure Black

-Coronavirus overreaction risks disrupting business far beyond China

World now ever-more dependent on Chinese high-end manufacturing

Hopes that China will return to work this week appear dashed as factory gates remain locked and authorities struggle to halt the coronavirus. This will dent China’s growth — but it also suggests the virus’s international economic implications could be more far-reaching than many realize.Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Pandemics have cut output in multiple ways. Tourism is one, as visitors busily cancel Asian trips. Consumption is another, with shops and restaurants closed. Globally, however, the most significant hit will come from shocks to international supply chains.

Coronavirus overreaction risks disrupting business far beyond China

-Woolmark named technical partner for Dark Ice Project

The Woolmark Company has been named an official technical partner for the Dark Ice Project – an expedition strategised by three of Britain’s most accomplished polar explorers: Alex Hibbert, George Bullard and James Wheeldon. Technical performance leaders are creating a kit to meet the athletes’ physiological and environmental needs in harsh conditions.Polymers Recycling Environmentally Friendly

Besides the Woolmark Company, the other technical performance leaders are adidas Terrex, Byborre and Gore-Tex.

Woolmark named technical partner for Dark Ice Project

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Petrochemicals Environmentally Friendly 11-02-2020

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE Prices

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE

Polyestertime
ITEM03/02/202010/02/2020+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,300 yuan/ton6,175 yuan/ton-125
Bottle grade PET chips export market830 $/ton810 $/ton-20
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE

6,050 yuan/ton6,000 yuan/ton-50
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,150 yuan/ton6,000 yuan/ton-150
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,370 yuan/ton4,315 yuan/ton-55
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
560 $/ton 550 $/ton-10
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,320 yuan/ton4,390 yuan/ton+70
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market505 $/ton530 $/ton+25
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market764 $/ton738 $/ton-26
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market746 $/ton720 $/ton-26
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE

716 $/ton669 $/ton-47
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,170 yuan/ton7,170 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,050 yuan/ton7,050 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,850 yuan/ton8,825 yuan/ton-25
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,050 yuan/ton8,020 yuan/ton-30
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE
7,450 yuan/ton7,400 yuan/ton-50
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market6,950 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton-150
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,200 yuan/ton11,000 yuan/ton
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Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,290 $/ton1,260 $/ton-30
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,570 $/ton1,650 $/ton+80
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,300 yuan/ton12,300 yuan/ton
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,250 yuan/ton12,300 yuan/ton+50
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE

14,700 yuan/ton14,350 yuan/ton-350
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,150 yuan/ton17,150 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market15,500 yuan/ton15,500 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  market29,500 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,050 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,750 yuan/ton5,600 yuan/ton-150
Benzene overseas  market688 $/ton679 $/ton
-9
Ethylene South East market717 $/ton780 $/ton+63
Ethylene NWE  market861 $/ton821 $/ton-40
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market10,600 yuan/ton10,500 yuan/ton-100
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,400 $/ton1,400 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market14,700 yuan/ton14,700 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market9,600 yuan/ton9,600 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market7,300 yuan/ton6,950 yuan/ton-350
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PE

513 $/ton481 $/ton
-32
Phenol domestic market 7,625 yuan/ton7,758 yuan/ton+133
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,070 $/ton 1,075 $/ton+5
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,181 $/ton 1,180 $/ton-1
LDPE CFR Far East 922 $/ton902 $/ton-20
LLDPE CFR Far East862 $/ton832 $/ton-30
LDPE   FOB Middle East909 $/ton888 $/ton-21
LLDPE FOB Middle East849 $/ton818 $/ton-31
HDPE CFR Far East869 $/ton838 $/ton-31
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 923 €/ton953 €/ton+30
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 913 €/ton933 €/ton-20
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East930 $/ton910 $/ton-20
Homopolymer PP FD NWE971 €/ton1,001 €/ton-30

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-Horizon 2030: mission biotech

“A revolution is taking place in the knowledge base for life sciences and biotechnology, opening up new applications in healthcare, agriculture, and environmental protection.”

Political awareness of this potential dates back to 2001, when the European Commission recognised life sciences and biotech through the adoption of its life science and biotechnology strategy. Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

-PET recycling is moving ahead fast, says new report

A report compiled by sustainability consultancy Eunomia signals a number of trends in PET collection and sorting.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

One of the more important developments described is that of the growing use of recycled PET in bottle-to-bottle recycling, mainly in response to manufacturer demand.

The PET packaging sector is moving towards higher levels of circularity, write the authors, with individual converters demonstrating what is possible, among others, by producing water bottles using 100 percent recycled PET from bottles, and trays from 95 percent recycled PET.

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-Gelest BIOSAFE® Antimicrobial Technology Selected By National Wiper Alliance For Its QUAT KEEPER™ Foodservice Towels

Gelest, Inc., an innovator in materials science and the manufacturer of BIOSAFE® Antimicrobials, announced today that National Wiper Alliance, the industry leader in converting custom nonwoven towels for medical, food service, and aerospace applications, has selected BIOSAFE antimicrobial technology to enhance its newly introduced QUAT KEEPER™ Foodservice Towels.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

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-China to halve tariffs on some US goods from 14 Feb

China will cut tariffs on some US imports by half starting from 14 February to boost trade relations with the US, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said on Thursday.

The 10% and 5% duties imposed on US goods since 1 September 2019 will be cut to 5% and 2.5%, respectively, starting 13:01 Beijing time on 14 February, it said in a statement.

China in August last year announced to impose 10% and 5% additional tariffs on $75bn of US goods in two batches in a tit-for-tat tariff war with US.

The duties on the first batch was in place since 1 September last year while those on the second batch scheduled to start on 15 December 2019 was suspended following conclusion of a “Phase One” trade agreement.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

-China tariff rollbacks to cover key polymers, chemicals

China’s planned rollback of tariffs on certain imports from the US starting on 14 February will impact a number of key polymers and chemicals.

China will roll back the 5-10% tariffs imposed on $75bn of US imports in the 4th round of tariffs in the US-China trade war by half to 2.5-5%.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

Those “part one” tariffs in the 4th round were implemented on 1 September 2019, before the phase one US-China trade deal signed on 15 January.

Part two of the 4th round of tariffs never went into effect because of the deal.

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-PET industry needs to focus on circularity and stop defending plastics – PETCore president

The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market needs to focus on the positivity of circularity rather than trying to defend plastics, PETCore President Stephen Short said on Wednesday.

Opening the 2020 PETCore annual conference in Brussels, Short, addressing the 300-strong audience, said it is time to stop defending PET because “we have lost that battle”.

Instead, he said, the industry needs to play to its strengths, and to focus on the positive message of proving the recyclability of PET.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

“We are in a zero tolerance world for plastic,” Short said. “We can’t speak about recycling, we have to prove it.”

PET industry needs to focus on circularity and stop defending plastics - PETCore president

-Asian paraxylene, PTA markets plunge to near 4-year low

Asian paraxylene market plunged to a new near four-year low on further weakness across the oil and petrochemicals markets due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak as market volatility and bearishness dampened sentiments and buyer confidence.

In the downstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) market as well, prices have tumbled to almost a four-year low.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

There is also uncertainty over how much the prices will fall further, according to S&P Global Platts’ market insights. There is a lack of drivers to support prices at the moment.

Asian paraxylene, PTA markets plunge to near 4-year low

-The World Is Struggling to Recycle Even 50% of Plastic Waste

Even if countries aggressively tighten regulations, the planet will still struggle to recycle 50% of its plastic waste in 10 years time, according to a report from Jefferies Financial Group Inc. Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

Deepening concern over the rising mountain of discarded plastic will force governments to toughen rules, and companies with a combined market value of $3.5 trillion will be hit by wide-ranging bans and taxes aimed at fighting plastic pollution, wrote Jefferies analysts including Simon Powell.

The World Is Struggling to Recycle Even 50% of Plastic Waste

-Canada-UK free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

The hard work now begins for the United Kingdom to shape an independent trade policy outside of the European Union. Brexit has finally happened after more than three years of negotiations, posturing, parliamentary shenanigans, two elections and considerable policy uncertainty.Circular Economy Polyolefins Repackaging

As the New York Times reports, the UK faces complex and arduous negotiations trying to maintain its privileged access to 450 million European consumers with zero tariffs or other trade restrictions.

Canada-UK free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

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Graphene Crowdfunding Update planarTECH

Graphene Crowdfunding Update planarTECH

Graphene Crowdfunding Update: planarTECH launches an equity campaign to support its future growth potential

Graphene Crowdfunding Update planarTECH

UK-based planarTECH is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign at on Seedrs, as part of Graphene-Info’s Graphene Crowdfunding Arena. planarTECH aims to expand its current business and also initiate new graphene endeavors.

planarTECH, founded in 2014, supplies CVD equipment for the production of high quality graphene sheets, as well as other 2D materials. Graphene Crowdfunding Update planarTECH

The company was focused on research institutes, and already sold over 65 systems with a customer list that includes Manchester University, the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the National University of Singapore.

planarTECH aims to expand its business by continuing to supply more R&D systems, initiate a system support service, start offering industrial-scale system (it already has strong interest from several potential customers) and also start producing CVD graphene materials, for which it already identified and engaged target customers.

Finally, planarTECH is also seeing strong interest for its R&D systems for next-generation 2D materials (such as MoS2) which could be another growth area.

planarTECH is the first company to apply to our Graphene Crowdfunding Arena, and potential investors can currently pre-register for exclusive early access to this campaign. The first step should be to join Seedrs as an investor (which will also enable the participation in future campaigns) and then to apply to planarTECH’s investment page as an interested investor. Graphene Crowdfunding Update planarTECH

Ron Mertens
CEO, Metalgrass LTD | Graphene-Info.com

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Trinseo February Polycarbonate prices Europe

Trinseo February Polycarbonate prices

Trinseo raised February PC prices in Europe

Trinseo February Polycarbonate prices

MOSCOW – Trinseo (formerly Styron), a major European producer of polymer products, announced an increase in February prices for all brands of polycarbonate (PC) for the European region, the company said.

The price increase took effect on February 1, 2020 and is consistent with the terms of current contracts. So, the February contract and spot prices of PC companies for the CALIBER brand rose by EUR150 per ton.

It was previously noted that for the last time in the European market Trinseo raised PC prices since January 1, 2020. Then the price increase also amounted to EUR150 per ton.

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Survey , at the end of December, imports of granulated PCs and compositions to Russia excluding supplies from Belarus amounted to 3.37 thousand tons compared to 2.94 thousand tons a month earlier and 1.37 thousand tons in December 2018 . Trinseo February Polycarbonate prices

The import of PC granules excluding Belarusian supplies in the last month of 2019 amounted to 2.85 thousand tons (extrusion – 2.2 thousand tons, casting – 0.5 thousand tons, blowing – 0.1 thousand tons) versus 0 , 9 thousand tons in December last year.

In November of this year, imports of PC granulate reached 2.29 thousand tons. According to the results of the whole 2019, the supply of PC granules excluding Sabic material imports from Belarus almost doubled compared to the same period last year: from 10.86 thousand tons to 21.32 thousand tons.

In terms of technology, 63% (13.45 thousand tons) were extruded grades of PC granulate, 32% (6.9 thousand tons) were injection molding and 5% (0.97 thousand tons) were blown.

Trinseo (formerly Styron), headquartered in Horgeng, Switzerland, is Europe’s largest producer of polystyrene, emulsion polymers, polycarbonate and synthetic rubbers. Starting February 1, 2015, Styron changed its name to Trinseo.Trinseo February Polycarbonate prices

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Best PC Deals for February 2020

February US benzene contracts prices

February US benzene contracts up

February US benzene contracts

MOSCOW – February US benzene contracts rose amid rising global oil prices, which led to higher benzene spot prices, according to ICIS .

Contract prices rose 11 cents per gallon (USD33 per tonne) from January to USD2.64 US dollars per gallon, FOB Gulf of Mexico USA.

Spot benzene prices rose in early January, when tensions between the United States and Iran reached their peak after the assassination of a senior Iranian general, and the price of WTI crude oil exceeded USD60 per barrel.

US benzene contract prices are usually calculated on the last business day of the previous month and are largely determined by the average spot price for the last 10 days of the month.

Benzene is used to produce a number of intermediates that are used to create polymers, solvents, and detergents.February US benzene contracts

Benzene is a raw material for the production of styrene, which, in turn, is the main raw material component for the production of polystyrene (PS).

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, according to the results of twelve months of 2019, the estimated consumption of polystyrene and styrene plastics in Russia amounted to 500.66 thousand tons, which is 1% less than the previous year.

The main US benzene producers are ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum, Shell, Flint Hills Resources, Chevron, CITGO, LyondellBasell, Valero and Total.

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US February benzene contract price settles 11 cents higher at 264 cents/gal: sources

February US benzene contracts

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-February US benzene contracts up

February US benzene contracts rose amid rising global oil prices, which led to higher benzene spot prices, according to ICIS .

Contract prices rose 11 cents per gallon (USD33 per tonne) from January to USD2.64 US dollars per gallon, FOB Gulf of Mexico USA.

Spot benzene prices rose in early January, when tensions between the United States and Iran reached their peak after the assassination of a senior Iranian general, and the price of WTI crude oil exceeded USD60 per barrel.

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-Clariant introduces Mevopur Protect O2 scavenger for pharma packaging

A new oxygen-scavenging additive helps extend the shelf life of pharma packaging

Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions is adding a new oxygen-scavenging additive masterbatch to its Mevopur line of medical-grade materials and services for pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices.

Mevopur Protect is effective at limiting oxygen (O2) degradation of drugs and neutraceuticals stored in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, as well as in a transparent monolayer construction.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

-Focus on carpet yarns in Cairo

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers division will be showing at the Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 exhibition, which is being held in Cairo from 5-8 March 2020, with a clear focus on the needs of the African market. Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag will be showcasing their comprehensive product and service portfolio for manmade fibre systems at the stand of Oerlikon’s representative ATAG Export & Import in Hall 1, Stand B2.

The spotlight of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers trade fair attendance will be on two core technologies – the new generation of Oerlikon Barmag eAFK Evo texturing machines is to be unveiled within the African market for the very first time.

It promises higher speeds and productivity with consistently high product quality, along with lower energy consumption and simpler operation vis-à-vis comparable market solutions, the company says. Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

-This new H&M dress is made from wood and recycled jeans

The fabric, called Circulose, is a new innovation that lets old fabrics be turned into new thread.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

If you buy this new blue dress from H&M once it hits stores in March, it might be made in part from a pair of jeans that you recycled last year. The retailer is the first to use a new material called Circulose that makes it possible to recycle old clothing into a textile that looks and feels completely new.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

-A holistic approach to sustainable packaging

By using different material and packaging concepts, manufacturers can make an important contribution to meeting current market demands regarding sustainable packaging solutions, according to Danny Köppl, Product Manager Films & Consumables at MULTIVAC.

New packaging legislation has been in force in Germany since the start of 2019. Among other things, it lays down challenging quotas for the recycling of materials and the reusability of packs. The introduction of a functioning closed-loop system for the packaging industry, as well as establishing that plastics are a reusable and therefore valuable resource, are important steps in the right direction.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

A holistic approach to sustainable packaging

-Graphene Crowdfunding Update: planarTECH launches an equity campaign to support its future growth potential

UK-based planarTECH is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign at on Seedrs, as part of Graphene-Info’s Graphene Crowdfunding Arena. planarTECH aims to expand its current business and also initiate new graphene endeavors.

planarTECH, founded in 2014, supplies CVD equipment for the production of high quality graphene sheets, as well as other 2D materials.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Graphene Crowdfunding Update: planarTECH launches an equity campaign to support its future growth potential

-Trinseo raised February PC prices in Europe

Trinseo (formerly Styron), a major European producer of polymer products, announced an increase in February prices for all brands of polycarbonate (PC) for the European region, the company said.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

The price increase took effect on February 1, 2020 and is consistent with the terms of current contracts. So, the February contract and spot prices of PC companies for the CALIBER brand rose by EUR150 per ton.

Trinseo raised February PC prices in Europe

-Compostables have their uses, ask WRAP!

David Newman, managing director of the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), responds to Michael Stephen, chairman of the Oxo-biodegrable Plastics Association (OPA).

Oxodegradable plastic companies are essentially traders of powders.

These powders contain elements such as metal salts, and are added to plastics to aid their disintegration into fragments.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

The EU the Single Use Plastics Directive outlaws use of powders to convert plastics into fragments.

Compostables have their uses, ask WRAP!

-Perrier launches ‘sustainable innovation programme’

Perrier has launched a ‘sustainable innovation programme’ to enable innovators and experts to collaborate around packaging solutions.

The Next Packaging Movement aims to broaden thinking and deliver actions on the topic of sustainability; it aims to support innovators and develop solutions that reimagine packaging from sources to end-of-life, with the potential for delivering positive environmental and social impact.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Perrier launches ‘sustainable innovation programme’

-AVA Biochem enters JDA with Michelin Group for production of 5-HMF

With the common goal to further implement 5-HMF in various materials and chemical applications, AVA Biochem AG in Zug, Switzerland has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with the Michelin Group.

AVA Biochem developed, patented and piloted a novel hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) process for the conversion of industrial sugars into the 100% bio-based molecule 5-HMF. (Earlier post.) 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF, CAS 67-47-0) is the link between biomass and furan-based chemicals.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

AVA Biochem enters JDA with Michelin Group for production of 5-HMF

 

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Polyethylene PE Europe February prices

Polyethylene PE Europe February

PE sellers in Europe intend to increase February prices

Polyethylene PE Europe February

MOSCOW  – Sellers of polyethylene (PE) in the European market informed their customers about price increases in February, ICIS said.

According to buyers, some sellers have already announced an increase in prices of EUR20 per ton for all PE brands. Polyethylene PE Europe February

The current cost of polyethylene is very low, in many cases it is lower than the new contract price of ethylene at EUR970 per tonne, FD NWE (North-West Europe).

One of the manufacturers of PE is planning an even more significant increase in quotations.

The contract price of ethylene for February deliveries remained at the level of December last year, and quotations of crude oil and naphtha have decreased significantly recently, but there is an upward trend in the market, as import deliveries of material from other regions are growing, and the dynamics of prices on world markets in overall higher than European.Polyethylene PE Europe February

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Survey , last week’s buying activity in the Russian PE market was not bad, processors replenish their inventories as needed. Some small consumers intend to carry out their first PE purchases this year only in February.

The decline in prices of polyethylene last week continued, but the dynamics of decline in some species slowed down. In the linear PE segment, prices have been stable lately. Last week, negotiations began on the February contract prices for the material.

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Polyethylene PE Europe February

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Ethylene Polyethylene China domestic market

Ethylene Polyethylene China domestic

Ethylene supplies to China’s domestic spot market up

Ethylene Polyethylene China domestic

 

MOSCOW – Ethylene supplies to China’s domestic spot market grew amid declining activity in the consumption sector, ICIS reports.

Several Chinese manufacturers tried to sell more than 20 thousand tons of ethylene on spot for deliveries in February and March.

The oversupply was partly the result of government-sanctioned transportation restrictions and the prolonged closure of plants that process ethylene derivatives following an outbreak of coronavirus. Ethylene Polyethylene China domestic

One producer sold 4–5 thousand tons of ethylene at a spot for delivery in February, before shutting down its polyethylene (PE) plant.

Restrictions on the transport of material through China in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus (2019-nKoV) violated the supply chain and prevented migrant workers from returning to their jobs. Ethylene Polyethylene China domestic

Many provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions forbade enterprises to open before February 10.

Another manufacturer offered two batches for loading in February after having encountered difficulties in delivering ethylene by tank trucks to some of its customers.

The decline in spot demand from factories in China amid declining production intensified downward pressure on prices. Ethylene Polyethylene China domestic

On Wednesday, a spot deal was concluded at a price of USD810 per tonne, CFR NE Asia (Northeast Asia) for delivery in March, compared with USD840-860 per tonne, CFR NE Asia the previous week.

Ethylene is the main raw material component for the production of polyethylene (PE).

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, the estimated PE consumption in Russia amounted to 1,904.41 thousand tons in the eleven months of last year, which is 6% more than the same indicator a year earlier. Deliveries of all types of polyethylene increased. PE supplies increased both from Russian manufacturers and from external suppliers.

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Dow to build Alberta ethylene plant expansion for more than US$200 million

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-Indian automotive market strategic for RadiciGroup

At Auto Expo 2020 – Components, the Group displays its innovative sustainable materials for the car of the future

RadiciGroup, a leading producer of high performance engineering polymers, is exhibiting at Auto Expo 2020 – Components (Hall 4B-FF, Stand 236), the major Asian trade fair focusing exclusively on the automotive market.

Now in its 15th edition, Auto Expo 2020 – Components is showcasing some of the latest products for the auto industry, a sector that is experiencing strong expansion in India. The event is expected to host more than 1,500 exhibitors – mostly producers of raw materials – coming from 20 countries, with an anticipated attendance of over 100,000 visitors from over 70 countries.

“We have been present in India for many years,” said Silvio Dorati, managing director India of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. “And that, on top of our well-run organization with a sustainability oriented approach and a wide portfolio of innovative products, has made it possible to maintain close relationships with our customers in a crucially important market. At our stand, visitors will be able to see end-user products made with our materials, for both the conventional automotive market and the e-mobility market.

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-PE sellers in Europe intend to increase February prices

Sellers of polyethylene (PE) in the European market informed their customers about price increases in February, ICIS said.

According to buyers, some sellers have already announced an increase in prices of EUR20 per ton for all PE brands.

The current cost of polyethylene is very low, in many cases it is lower than the new contract price of ethylene at EUR970 per tonne, FD NWE (North-West Europe).

PE sellers in Europe intend to increase February prices

-Ethylene supplies to China’s domestic spot market up

Ethylene supplies to China’s domestic spot market grew amid declining activity in the consumption sector, ICIS reports.

Several Chinese manufacturers tried to sell more than 20 thousand tons of ethylene on spot for deliveries in February and March.

The oversupply was partly the result of government-sanctioned transportation restrictions and the prolonged closure of plants that process ethylene derivatives following an outbreak of coronavirus.

Ethylene supplies to China's domestic spot market up

-Anti-dumping duty sought on MEG: Textile cos’ body opposes move

The association, which represents 21 end users claiming to account for two million metric tonnes per year of MEG consumption, also submitted that India’s current MEG production capacity fell short of the demand of the product by around 36 per cent.

A group of textile companies on Monday approached the Directorate General of Trade Remedies against a move by Reliance Industries Ltd and India Glycols Ltd seeking imposition of anti-dumping duties on a raw material used to make polyester.

In a letter to DGTR Director General BS Bhalla, an association representing companies like Indo Rama Synthetics India, Filatex India, Garden Silk Mills and Bombay Dyeing, had argued that imposing such a duty on the material–mono ethylene glycol (MEG)–would lead to a “significant” loss to India’s textile units. CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

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-Chroma Color acquires Plastics Color Corp.

Chroma Color Corp. (McHenry, IL) continues to grow its portfolio of colorant and additive technologies with the acquisition of Plastics Color Corp. (PCC), including its two facilities in Asheboro, NC, and Calumet City, IL. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For more than 50 years, PCC has consistently delivered innovations in color concentrates, functional additives and custom polymer masterbatches.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

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-Why synthetics must be part of the sustainability movement

Céleste Lilore, Director of Industry Engagement for Textile Exchange, a non-profit organization focused on accelerating sustainability in the Textile Value Chain, made the case for synthetics at the recent Texworld event.

To companies looking to make improvements in this volatile and quickly evolving environment, Lilore recommends what she calls a “portfolio approach” which emphasizes the benefits of biosynthetics and recycled plastics as resources.

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-Veolia launches Sustainable Packaging Academy

As part of the drive to increase the circular economy and tackle the problem of packaging waste, Veolia is launching  a Sustainable Packaging Academy. Designed to close the link between producers and recyclers, it says this new initiative will provide businesses with the opportunity to better understand packaging circularity and future-proof packaging design.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

The Sustainable Packaging Academy aims to provide a new route for industry to achieve a real circular economy for all types of packaging and ensure materials can be easily collected, recycled and returned to industry for re-use.

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-Textile industry gives thumbs up to budget 2020-21

The setting up of Technical Textiles Mission, abolition of anti-dumping duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA), correction of inverted duty structure in GST, review of Rules of Origin under the existing free trade agreements (FTAs), and the launch of NIRVIK scheme announced in the budget 2020-21 have been welcomed by the textiles industry.

“The abolition of anti-dumping duty on PTA will immensely benefit synthetic yarn spinners and downstream segments like fabrics and garments including furnishing fabrics made from polyester and blended yarns. CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

It was a long pending demand of our association which was finally answered,” Indian Spinners Association secretary general TV Bhavadas said.

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-Lenzing Group opens its first supply chain solution hub in India

The Lenzing Group – one of the market leader in wood-based cellulosic fibre – has opened its first supply chain solution hub in Mumbai which is designed to provide supply chain and product solutions as per the requirements of Indian customers.

Lenzing, being the pioneer in the industry for sustainable fashion and innovations, the hub becomes a centre of innovation and excellence by building accessibility across its customers in India, bringing together Lenzing’s global expertise and network connections in the industry.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

Lenzing Group opens its first supply chain solution hub in India

-Genpak to make food containers with bioplastics from Danimer Scientific

Bioplastics maker Danimer Scientific will supply thermoforming giant Genpak LLC with material to make biodegradable food containers.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

In a Nov. 12 news release, officials with both firms said the eco-friendly foodservice items created by the two companies “will help reduce the environmental impacts of nonbiodegradable packaging produced annually worldwide.”

Genpak to make food containers with bioplastics from Danimer Scientific

-On way to end packaging environmental problems

Participants — both the 170,000 visitors and the 4,000 exhibitors — at the interpack packaging exhibition (May 7 to 13, 2020) will soon be able to contribute to the end of packaging as an environmental problem worldwide by expressing their support for the PUMA Manifesto.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

In doing so, they endorse the PUMA vision on the activity of packaging and promise to share their relevant information and insights in the field of packaging in all fairness and reasonableness.

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-The truth about compostable plastics

Being “green” has its rules, and they are often confusing. To quote Kermit, “It isn’t easy being green.” A big part of the problem in getting people to dispose of their waste properly is educating them on the rules.

Most people believe that anything that is thrown into the blue curbside bins can be recycled. Take paper, for example.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

Some recyclers have stopped accepting paper because most of them are drowning in it. Composters will not accept paper that has been bleached white with chlorine, which creates dioxins that are toxic.

The truth about compostable plastics

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-Faurecia completes acquisition of 50:50 JV with Continental

Following approval from the appropriate regulatory bodies, Faurecia has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% of its SAS joint venture from Continental, a project that was announced on October 14, 2019.

SAS is a key player in complex interior module assembly and logistics with sales of around 740 million euros (Rs 5,826 crore) in 2019 and employing around 4,490 people.

This acquisition reinforces Faurecia’s ‘Cockpit of the Future’ strategy and its systems integration offer which now covers all interior modules as well as functionalities such as lighting and thermal management. Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

It also strengthens Faurecia’s Just in Time plant network with 20 facilities in Europe, North and South America and China.

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-China chemical production curtailed amid Coronavirus restrictions

Disruption in China caused by the coronavirus is hitting domestic chemical production as the Lunar New Year break is extended amid restrictions on movement of goods and people. CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

As the government battles to contain the spread of the virus, there are reports that logistical problems, staffing shortages, and rising inventories are forcing chemical companies to cut production.

Demand is also being hit as economic activity is curtailed in some areas and downstream industries delay post-holiday restarts.

-China chemical production curtailed amid Coronavirus restrictions

-Hengli Petrochemical announces start-up of 4th PTA line

Invista’s technology and licensing group, Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) and Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Company Ltd have announced the successful start-up of Hengli’s fourth purified terephthalic acid (PTA) line.

The 2.5 million tonnes per annum capacity plant is located in Changxing Island, Dalian City, Liaoning Province of China. CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

The start-up, just only 22 months after the project kicked off in early March 2018, is the result of joint effort of all parties involved.

The new plant utilises Invista’s P8 PTA technology with industry leading variable cost, capital productivity, energy usage, water usage, effluent generation and footprint.

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-BASF closes acquisition of Solvay polyamide

BASF has reportedly finalized its acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide (PA 6.6) business for €1.3 billion. CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

According to the company, the purchase will allow BASF to develop better engineering plastics products for autonomous driving and e-mobility and improve the company’s access to growth markets in Asia as well as in North and South America.

Through the backward integration into the key raw material adiponitrile (ADN), BASF will now be present along the entire value chain for polyamide 6.6, the company said.

BASF closes acquisition of Solvay polyamide

-Plastics Recyclers Europe report highlights new trends in PET collection and sorting

Plastics Recyclers Europe has released a new report.

A strong trend towards the use of recycled PET (rPET) due to increased demand is projected in the report by sustainability consultancy Eunomia, done in collaboration with EFBW, Petcore Europe and PRE.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

The report shows significant improvements have been made in recycling processes and with the increasing quality of materials, rPET could reach as much as 55% of total PET demand by 2030.

Plastics Recyclers Europe report highlights new trends in PET collection and sorting

-Plastics power innovation at PLASTEC West

As sustainable business practices increasingly drive consumer spending habits, the plastics industry is responding to customer demand through unprecedented innovation, leveraging new technologies and materials to improve fuel efficiency in vehicles, reduce plastic waste in packaging, make buildings more energy efficient and so much more.

Such advances have led to plastics’ increasing use throughout entire industries—automotive, construction, electronics, etc.—setting up the global plastics market to surpass $720 billion by 2025, according to a report from Grand View Research.

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-BioPak Develops Packaging Using Sugarcane Pulp

New South Wales-based packaging specialist, BioPak, has developed a sustainable alternative to conventional plastic  CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

packaging, which delivers a positive environmental impact.

When we buy a product, we also buy any waste associated with it.

In 2016, Australians sent 2.2 million tonnes of plastic and another 1.6 million tonnes of paper to landfill.

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-Plastics recycling technology roundup

A recyclable Colgate-Palmolive tube undergoes recyclability testing in Europe, and a number of equipment innovations are up for awards.

Recovering PET from textiles: A British chemical recycling startup has launched an R&D facility to test its technology for recovering PET from mixed polyester-cotton textiles. Worn Again Technologies launched its pilot facility in Redcar, England. The company says its technology is able to produce decontaminated PET and cellulose from cotton from used textiles.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

Testing the tube: A recyclable toothpaste tube developed by Colgate-Palmolive underwent review by the European recyclability review initiative RecyClass.

Plastics recycling technology roundup

-Finland’s UPM invests 550 mln in biorefinery in Germany

Finland’s UPM said on Thursday it would invest 550 million euros in a new biorefinery in Leuna, Germany, after beating market expectations with its fourth quarter earnings.

“The biorefinery will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals which enable a switch from fossil raw materials to sustainable alternatives in various consumer-driven end-uses,” UPM said in a statement.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Since 2013, the company has invested in research to develop new wood-based products to complement its main pulp and paper businesses.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePackaging

The biorefinery will convert solid wood into biochemicals such as bio-monoethylene glycol, which has several consumer product applications such as textiles, bottles, packaging, detergents and de-icing fluids.

Finland's UPM invests 550 mln in biorefinery in Germany

-2020 Perspectives on 2030 Packaging

Should these packaging visions come to pass, packagers and their packaging technology vender/partners will continue to find efficient, sustainable ways to identify, protect, and distribute products to their consumer and industrial customers.

Metal (tin/lead) toothpaste tubes. PVC liquor bottles. Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene apple juice cans. Cone-top tinplate beverage cans. Once these were cutting edge packaging concepts.

-2020 Perspectives on 2030 Packaging

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Paraxylene prices Asia downward pressure

Paraxylene prices Asia downward

Paraxylene prices in Asia are under downward pressure from processing markets

Paraxylene prices Asia downward

MOSCOW  – Paraxylene prices in Asia fell by about USD32 per tonne last week following a downtrend in upstream oil and naphtha markets, ICIS reported.

Naphtha quotes in the region fell to their lowest level in three months due to a sharp drop in global crude oil futures, as coronavirus in China raises concerns about weak demand.

So, on January 24, paraxylene prices in Asia were in the range of USD793-795 per tonne, CFR CMP (main ports of China) / Taiwan, according to ICIS.

However, on January 28, two deals were concluded with deliveries in March at a price of USD762 per tonne, CFR CMP / Taiwan, which is the lowest level since the beginning of 2016. Paraxylene prices Asia downward 

There are concerns in the market that the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China will adversely affect downstream market demand.

According to some market participants, if the situation worsens, capacity utilization at enterprises for the production of purified terephthalic acid (TPA) and polyester can be reduced. Paraxylene prices Asia downward

Paraxylene is a raw material for the synthesis of terephthalic acid – an intermediate for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Survey , the epidemiological situation in Asia worsened last week and it became clear that it could seriously affect the Russian market of PET granules. Paraxylene prices Asia downward 

The current nervousness surrounding the spread of coronavirus in China has sharply increased the uncertainty about the export prices of Chinese manufacturers in February and, accordingly, the formulaic prices of Russian manufacturers.

In addition, the availability of Chinese PET volumes in the near future remains unclear, and against this background, the level of demand for Russian PET in the next 2-3 months.

So far, all shipments from China have been suspended until February 10 in accordance with the order of local authorities. Paraxylene prices Asia downward 

The shift in the shipping schedule led to a sharp increase in the load on sea carriers in February – March. The current situation can lead to both growth and lower prices in the region.

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-Paraxylene prices in Asia are under downward pressure from processing markets

Paraxylene prices in Asia fell by about USD32 per tonne last week following a downtrend in upstream oil and naphtha markets, ICIS reported.

Naphtha quotes in the region fell to their lowest level in three months due to a sharp drop in global crude oil futures, as coronavirus in China raises concerns about weak demand.

So, on January 24, paraxylene prices in Asia were in the range of USD793-795 per tonne, CFR CMP (main ports of China) / Taiwan, according to ICIS.

However, on January 28, two deals were concluded with deliveries in March at a price of USD762 per tonne, CFR CMP / Taiwan, which is the lowest level since the beginning of 2016.

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-Trinseo partners with PS sheet extruder

Plastics firm Trinseo is seeking to advance the implementation of recycled polystyrene used in food packaging applications by partnering with sheet extruder CEDAP.

Utilising chemically recycled PS, Trinseo will collaborate with CEDAP to support the development of a 100 per cent PS-made yoghurt container.

The latter is currently involved in a project to create a mono-material yoghurt container, including the label, lid and pot.

This project is spearheaded by the consortium Citeo, and includes Amcor and Triballat.

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-Coronavirus could cause “logistical catastrophe” within polyester chain, says Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie has warned that the coronavirus outbreak could have a serious impact on the worldwide polyester chain.

The industry had similar difficulties during the SARS outbreak in 2003, when polyester production saw a major dip.

Salmon Lee, Wood Mackenzie Principal Consultant, said: “The polyester chain could falter amid the economic disruption in China. Concerns among market players in the polyester chain are widespread. Central China, where Hubei is at the core, is in a virtual standstill. All transport links have been cut amid the lockdown.”

-Coronavirus could cause “logistical catastrophe” within polyester chain, says Wood Mackenzie

-Denmark’s Hartmann enters India with acquisition of packaging firm Mohan Fibre

Denmark-based Brødrene Hartmann A/S (Hartmann) has entered into an agreement to fully acquire Punjab-based Mohan Fibre Products Ltd, a provider of moulded fibre packaging for fruits and poultry in India.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Hartmann said it has agreed to acquire Mohan Fibre for Danish Krones(DKK) 119 million (around $17.55 million, or Rs 125.22 crore at current exchange rates), the company said in a filing with Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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-Is bioplastic ASEAN’s solution to plastic waste?

It is undeniable that plastic waste contributes to ecological devastation and issues in human health.

In 2017, industrial ecologist, Roland Geyer, led a study on the ‘Production, use and fate of all plastics ever made’ and estimated that there are more than 8.3 billion metric tons (Mt) of plastics that have been produced since the 1950s.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The study also found that in 2015, only nine percent of plastics have been recycled, 12 percent incinerated and 79 percent accumulated in landfills or in the oceans.

If this trend continues, it is expected that roughly 12,000 Mt of plastic waste will be in landfills or the natural environment by 2050.

-France cracks down on plastic waste, destruction of unsold clothes

The French parliament yesterday passed a law forbidding retailers from destroying unsold clothes and banning single-use plastic containers by 2040, part of the government’s efforts to reduce waste.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

The bill adopted by the Senate, after being cleared by the lower house National Assembly last week, bans fast-food restaurants from serving food that is not for takeaway in plastic containers beyond 2023.

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-Wittmann Group buys Austrian auxiliary equipment firm FarragTech

Wittmann Group, the Vienna-based auxiliary equipment and injection molding maker has acquired FarragTech GmbH, an Austrian maker of products using compressed air for resin drying and mold cooling.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Wittmann announced Jan. 31 that it has taken over FarragTech in Wolfurt. Terms were not released.

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-Tomra opens office for recycling unit in North Carolina

Tomra Sorting Inc., a manufacturer of sensor-based sorting equipment for the recycling and waste management industry, is growing its footprint in North America with the opening of a new office in Charlotte, N.C.

The 3,000-square-foot office serves as the company’s waste and metals recycling headquarters for customers operating in North, Central and South America. It can accommodate up to 20 employees, with additional room to grow. The company declined to say how much it had invested into the office.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Tomra opens office for recycling unit in North Carolina

-ASA President Pleased Administration Working For Trade Deal With European Union

The Trump administration is continuing to seek trade agreements following the signing this week of the USMCA and earlier deals with Japan and the phase one pact with China. Their next step is the European Union and American Soybean Association President Bill Gordon says U.S. trade officials are hoping for an agreement although it will take some time to complete.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

He says one of the most important issues to work through with the E.U. is not only getting agriculture included in the talks but also getting them to accept biotech crops. Gordon thinks what was achieved in the USMCA on biotechnology should help with the Europeans.

ASA President Pleased Administration Working For Trade Deal With European Union

-Car seat manufacturers urged to launch recycling schemes to stop 90% of them ending up in landfill

“Having to treat child car seats as waste is scandalous and is extremely frustrating for councils and parents.”

Car seat manufacturers are being urged to launch recycling schemes to stop almost all of them ending up in landfill.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

The Local Government Association (LGA) has today issued a warning calling upon companies to be responsible for the waste created by their own products.

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-‘Circular Economy’ Dominates Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019

The “circular economy” loomed large during October’s K 2019 show in Düsseldorf, with just about all key suppliers of materials and additives showcasing their latest sustainability efforts.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Our September show preview discussed the increasing number of upstream and downstream industry collaborations underway in chemical and mechanical recycling, biobased feedstocks, and new resins offered with recycled and biobased content.

Circular Economy Dominates Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019

-PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.

Prices of PE and PP were expected to bottom out in January, when domestic polyolefin prices were largely in parity with global prices. Crude-oil prices moved higher in the first week of January amid escalating tensions in the Mideast, which helped feed international market sentiment that PE and PP prices had reached a bottom.

Driven solely by benzene prices, PS tabs were expected to move up. Lower feedstock costs for PVC and oversupply of PET were driving a downward trajectory for prices of those resins.CrudeOil Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

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-February price of benzene in Europe for supplies rose by EUR63 per ton

The contract price of benzene in Europe for deliveries in February of this year was finally agreed at EUR742 per tonne, which is EUR63 per tonne higher than the January price level, ICIS reported citing confirmation from three buyers and two sellers .

The contract price was agreed on the terms of delivery of CIF Northwest Europe.

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-Removal of anti-dumping duty on PTA a right step: SIMA

The Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for favourably considering the long pending demand of the industry and abolishing the anti-dumping duty being levied on Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) imported from different countries including China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Iran, Malaysia, in Union Budget 2020-21.

PTA attracts anti-dumping duty from $27 to $160 per metric tonne depending upon the country of origin and India often faces shortage of PTA that curtails capacity utilisation of the polyester segment industry.

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-Union budget proposes National Technical Textiles Mission

A National Technical Textiles Mission with a four-year implementation period from 2020-21 to 2023-24 at an estimated outlay of ₹1,480 crore has been proposed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her presentation of Union Budget 2020-21 today.

She also announced abolition of anti-dumping duty on PTA, a key raw material for synthetic textiles.Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“India imports significant quantity of technical textiles worth $16 billion every year.  To reverse this trend and to position India as a global leader in technical textiles, a National Technical Textiles Mission is proposed,” Sitharaman said in her budget speech.

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-Oil falls as coronavirus hits Chinese crude demand

Oil prices fell on Monday to their lowest in more than a year, dragged down by worries about lower demand in top crude importer China after a new coronavirus outbreak spread from there to around 20 other countries.

Brent crude was at $56.26 a barrel by 0926 GMT, down 36 cents. Prices dropped by more than a $1 earlier in the session to $55.42, the lowest since January 2019.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 5 cents to $51.51 a barrel, after earlier hitting a session low of $50.42, the lowest since January 2019.

Oil falls as coronavirus hits Chinese crude demand

-ITF welcomes structural reforms in budget 2020-21

Coimbatore-based Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) has welcomed the three big structural reforms announced in the Union Budget 2020-21 presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman today. The reforms are abolishing anti-dumping duty on PTA, reviewing the rules of origin requirements, and setting up of National Technical Textiles Mission.Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“Today’s budget announcement of abolishing anti-dumping duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a key raw material for the man-made fibre (MMF) industry, will be a big booster to Indian textile sector’s export competitiveness,” ITF said in a press release.

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-Chem stocks plunge as US declares coronavirus emergency

US-listed chemical shares and stock indices fell sharply on Friday as the US declared coronavirus a public health emergency.Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,256.03, down 603.41 points or 2.09%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,225.52, down by 58.14 points or 1.77%.

The Dow Jones US Chemicals Index closed at 610.84, down by 14.74 or 2.36%. The S&P 500 Chemicals index closed at 605.81, down by 14.92 points or 2.40%.

The following shows the performance of some of the US-listed stock follows by ICIS.

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-DOMO Chemicals Completes The Acquisition Of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business In Europe

DOMO Chemicals, a producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, today announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe.Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

This Business includes Engineering Plastics operations in France and Poland; High Performance Fibers in France; Polymer and Intermediates operations in France, Spain and Poland.

The Business comprises Production, Sales, Technical Support, R&D and Innovation services in France, Spain, Poland, Germany and Italy that currently have a combined headcount of approximately 1,100 employees. The agreement also involves a joint venture between BASF and DOMO in France for the production of Adipic Acid.

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-Solvay out of nylon ( Italian Language Only)
More than two years after the announcement, the sale of the polyamide 66 and intermediate businesses to BASF and DOMO was completed on 31 January.

Solvay has completed the divestiture of its activities in polyamides 66 and intermediates, sold to the German BASF group and to the Belgian Domo Chemicals group, a split imposed by the European Commission to avoid excessive concentration in the supply chain.

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-Adient sells premium seating unit Recaro

Automotive seating supplier Adient sold its premium brand, Recaro Automotive Seating, at the start of the year – a move that comes as the company works to bring itself back to profitability.Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Recaro is now owned by Raven Acquisition LLC, a privately owned, Detroit-based investment corporation, Recaro said in a statement. Raven is led by a former Recaro executive and TCE Enterprises, a family investment company with experience in the auto industry, the release said.

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-A 2020 Recession? How to prepare for a downturn

Rabobank’s team of economists says there is an 80% chance of a recession in 2020. What a downturn could mean for consumer behavior, investor behavior, and, ultimately, food and beverage companies? Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Rabobank’s own recession model suggests an 80% chance of a recession by the end of 2020, but you shouldn’t expect a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. Though Rabobank’s economists are predicting a shallow recession, consumers and consumer spending are going to take a hit. This could be the first economic downturn experienced by many young, trend-setting consumers, and food and beverage companies have to strategize their response to the inevitable shifts in consumer behavior.

A 2020 Recession? How to prepare for a downturn

-Polartec unveils 100 per cent recycled Power Air fabric

Polartec, a provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced the latest advancement of award-winning Polartec Power Air fabric technology. The knit construction that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce fibre shedding is now made to be 100 per cent recyclable and circular, and also 25 per cent lighter than the initial product.Petrochemicals Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Polartec Power Air, launched last year with brands like Houdini, Adidas, Burton, and Nobull, is an innovative platform offering advanced thermal efficiency by encapsulating lofted fibres within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction.

Polartec unveils 100 per cent recycled Power Air fabric

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February price benzene Europe Contract

February price of benzene in Europe for supplies rose by EUR63 per ton

February price benzene Europe

MOSCOW  – The european contract price of benzene for deliveries in February of this year was finally agreed at EUR742 per tonne, which is EUR63 per tonne higher than the January price level, ICIS reported citing confirmation from three buyers and two sellers .

The contract price was agreed on the terms of delivery of CIF Northwest Europe.

In US dollars, the February contract price of benzene was agreed at USD818 per ton, based on the rate of EUR1 = USD1.103. Thus, in February, the February price rose by USD65 per tonne. February price benzene Europe

Benzene is a raw material for the production of styrene, which, in turn, is the main raw material component for the production of polystyrene (PS).

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, for the twelve months of 2019, the estimated consumption of polystyrene and styrene plastics in Russia amounted to 500.66 thousand tons, which is 1% less than the previous year. February price benzene Europe

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-UK researchers develop new method of recycling plant-based plastics

Researchers from the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham have developed a new way of recycling plant-based plastics instead of letting them rot in landfills.

The new method converts plastics into their constituent chemical molecules, potentially enabling products to be recycled repeatedly without reducing the quality.

The researchers used lower temperatures and more environmentally friendly catalysts compared with earlier methods.

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-Oerlikon to show latest fibre systems at Egy Stitch & Tex

The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment will be presenting itself at the Egy Stitch & Tex 2020, which will be held in Cairo from March 5-8, 2020, with a clear focus on the needs of the African market, in hall 1, stand B2. Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 will display new equipment from weaving, spinning, knitting, and dyeing machinery, technologies, and spare parts.

The Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag experts will also be showcasing the comprehensive product and service portfolio of the world market leader for manmade fibre systems at the stand of Oerlikon’s representative ATAG Export & Import.

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-Britain remains split on Brexit night

UK formally leaves the EU, but divorce wounds are still on display.

On Brexit night, Britain looked like it has for more than three years: split into two very different worlds.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Brexiteers popped corks and cheered the 11 p.m. Brexit prize at parties around the nation, while pro-EU campaigners held vigils and worried about what the future might bring.

EU nationals concerned about their status in the U.K. wrapped themselves in a queue around the City Hall building in London Bridge — the office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Belgian buns and waffles were served as they flocked to seek legal advice and emotional support.

Britain remains split on Brexit night

-OPEC, Russia could meet to discuss emergency cuts as coronavirus crushes oil price

Oil plunged into bear market territory, after hitting a high in early January amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Now OPEC and its allies are considering moving up their March meeting to discuss deepening their production cuts, amid worries the coronavirus will significantly curb demand.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“This is a worst case scenario for them—a hit to demand in China,” said John Kilduff, partner with Again Capital.

OPEC and its allies could meet soon to discuss deepening their production cuts, in an effort to stem the sharp decline in oil prices due to a demand scare from the coronavirus outbreak.

-New natural colourants can be part of a bigger ‘natural’ story, says PolyOne

PolyOne used the PCD cosmetics packaging show in Paris, France, this week as a springboard not only to launch its OnColor Naturals range of colourants derived from plants and minerals but also to emphasise how these additives can be advantageously combined with other materials such as sugarcane-derived biopolymers.

The new colourants are formulated using a range of plant, flower, root and mineral extracts, and were especially well-received by visitors to the show from the cosmetics and personal care sector, said PolyOne.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

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-S-Oil sees refining profit margins rebounding

South Korean refiner S-Oil expects profit margins in its core refining business to recover this year after plunging to a decade low in last year’s final quarter, with the implementation of new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) marine fuel rules and an easing of US-China trade tensions accelerating demand growth.

Global demand growth for refined fuels will rise to 1.23mn b/d in 2020, outpacing a 1.03mn b/d increase in refining capacity, S-Oil said.

Demand growth slowed to less than 1mn b/d last year and was overtaken by a 1.39mn b/d gain in refining capacity.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

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-Denim sector makes major foray into sustainability: report

The December 2019 edition of Denim Premiere Vision (Denim PV) held in London indicated that the denim industry has made a major foray into sustainability, according to a report in issue 201 of Textile Outlook International published by global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Sustainable denim was a ‘most wanted’ consumer product category in 2019.

The December 2019 edition of Denim PV was marketed as ‘the responsible denim fashion event’.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The major theme at Denim PV was environmental sustainability and exhibitors there represented nearly 33 per cent of the denim industry and 90 per cent of the ‘premium’ denim industry.

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-Biffa expands UK recycling capacity with new R-PET plant

UK waste management major Biffa has opened its new £27.5m polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling facility in County Durham, UK, the company said in a press release on Wednesday.

The new plant, located in Seaham, is capable of converting up to 57,000 tonnes of PET per year, and will employ 100 full time jobs to the region.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The company also announced a new £7m facility in Washington, UK, which will be capable of recycling 20,000 tonnes of plastic pots and trays.

Biffa expands UK recycling capacity with new R-PET plant

-Europe chems grow bearish on coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus reaches a death toll of 213 people in China, uncertainty about the impact the virus will have is fuelling a bearish sentiment across the European petrochemical markets.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The Shanghai Municipal Government has extended the Lunar New Year break – already prolonged to 2 February across the country – until 9 February for most businesses, in the wake of confirmed cases in the city.

Europe chems grow bearish on coronavirus outbreak

-AZL and IKV launch long fibre-reinforced SMC project

In the AZL Workgroup ‘High-Performance SMC’, a project was developed in co-operation with M-Base, the IKV and the AZL partner network for the efficient and standardised provision of engineering data for sheet moulding compounds (SMC).

Within the scope of the project, companies can participate in the definition of the required characteristic material data, the guidelines for the production of test specimens, and the test specifications.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

AZL and IKV launch long fibre-reinforced SMC project

-Gurumurthy hails Modi govt for ending RIL”s 20 year PTA monopoly

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) RSS ideologue S. Gurumurthy on Sunday hailed the decision of the Modi government to end the anti-dumping duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA), which “gave monopoly and super profits to Reliance for 20 years”.

“Modi govt budget has ended $160/mt antidumping duty on PTA which gave monopoly & super profits to Reliance for 20 years.

Gurumurthy hails Modi govt for ending RIL''s 20 year PTA monopoly

-New Process Turns Carbon-Based Trash Into ‘Wonder Material’ Graphene

Scientists have developed a new technique for turning almost any carbon-based rubbish – from banana skins to car tyres – into graphene flakes, a process that may provide hugely positive environmental impacts.Fabric Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The ‘flash graphene’ technique is quick and cheap, and involves heating up waste products to 3,000 Kelvin (2,727 degrees Celsius or 4,940 degrees Fahrenheit). That breaks the carbon bonds inside the target materials, which are then reconstructed as graphene in mere milliseconds.

Not only does this give us ways to make use of trash that would otherwise get thrown away, but it’s an efficient and inexpensive way of producing graphene, which can then be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways.

New Process Turns Carbon-Based Trash Into 'Wonder Material' Graphene

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ITEM27/01/202003/02/2020+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,575 yuan/ton6,300 yuan/ton-275
Bottle grade PET chips export market850 $/ton830 $/ton-20
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

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6,300 yuan/ton6,050 yuan/ton-250
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,400 yuan/ton6,150 yuan/ton-250
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,740 yuan/ton4,370 yuan/ton-370
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
605 $/ton 560 $/ton-45
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,060 yuan/ton4,320 yuan/ton-740
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market580 $/ton505 $/ton-75
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market805 $/ton764 $/ton-41
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market788 $/ton746 $/ton-42
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

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716 $/ton716 $/ton
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,170 yuan/ton7,170 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,050 yuan/ton7,050 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,950 yuan/ton8,850 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,250 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton-200
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
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7,700 yuan/ton7,450 yuan/ton-250
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,030 yuan/ton6,950 yuan/ton-80
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,200 yuan/ton11,200 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,290 $/ton1,290 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,570 $/ton1,570 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,350 yuan/ton12,300 yuan/ton-50
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,250 yuan/ton12,250 yuan/ton
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

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14,350 yuan/ton14,700 yuan/ton+350
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,150 yuan/ton17,150 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market15,500 yuan/ton15,500 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  market29,500 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,050 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,900 yuan/ton5,750 yuan/ton-150
Benzene overseas  market731 $/ton688 $/ton
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Ethylene South East market717 $/ton717 $/ton
Ethylene NWE  market861 $/ton861 $/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market10,700 yuan/ton10,600 yuan/ton-100
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,450 $/ton1,400 $/ton-50
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market14,700 yuan/ton14,700 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market9,600 yuan/ton9,600 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market7,300 yuan/ton7,300 yuan/ton
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides rPET

553 $/ton513 $/ton
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Phenol domestic market 7,625 yuan/ton7,625 yuan/ton
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,070 $/ton 1,070 $/ton
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,181 $/ton 1,181 $/ton
LDPE CFR Far East 922 $/ton922 $/ton
LLDPE CFR Far East862 $/ton862 $/ton
LDPE   FOB Middle East909 $/ton909 $/ton
LLDPE FOB Middle East849 $/ton849 $/ton
HDPE CFR Far East869 $/ton869 $/ton
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 923 €/ton923 €/ton
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 913 €/ton913 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East930 $/ton930 $/ton
Homopolymer PP FD NWE971 €/ton971 €/ton

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides rPET

January price polyamide Europe contract

January price polyamide Europe

January contract price of polyamide in Europe remained at the level of December

January price polyamide Europe

MOSCOW  – The January contract price of polyamide (PA 6) in Europe was agreed at the level of the previous month, despite an increase in contract prices of benzene raw materials by EUR64 per ton, ICIS reports.

PA 6 prices remained stable, despite rising commodity prices in December and January, while manufacturers were unable to reduce the cost of raw materials.

Buyers’ interest is low, but stable in the textile, electronics, and still particularly weak sectors in the automotive sector.

Although car sales were stable, it is expected that there will be no signs of improvement in the automotive sector until the second half of 2020.

The supply remains sufficient, while imports at competitive prices are available from Asia, but it is not expected to arrive in Europe due to large domestic supplies, although imports may increase after the Lunar New Year.

The contract prices for PA 6 in January remain the same due to the low interest of buyers in the main automotive sector.

Earlier it was reported that the company Shchekinoazot, as a result of modernization, reached its maximum capacity load of 168 tons of caprolactam per day.

The company is modernizing the production of caprolactam and cyclohexanone. As a result, it became possible to carry out repairs of the equipment of the GAS workshop without the forced discharge of the caprolactam workshop.January price polyamide Europe contract

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Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging 01-02-2020

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Carbios enters joint development agreement with Novozymes to produce its proprietary enzyme for complete recycling of PET-plastics and fibers

The global agreement is an exclusive partnership for scaling up and producing PET-degrading enzymes

The JDA leads way toward circular economy

CARBIOS (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, announced today an exclusive partnership (Joint Development Agreement) with leading biological solutions company, Novozymes.

This agreement secures the production of Carbios’ proprietary PET-degrading enzymes at both a demonstration level and an industrial scale.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The agreement also represents a critical step for Carbios in demonstrating the positive environmental impact of its technology and ensures it can provide its future customers with a sustainable solution for the infinite recycling of PET-based products, such as water and soda bottles, plastic packaging and textiles.

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Zorlu Tekstil exhibited 2020 collections at Heimtextil

Zorlu Tekstil exhibited innovative products of TAÇ and Valeron brands at Heimtextil 2020.

Turkey’s leading home textile manufacturer Zorlu Tekstil participated in Heimtextil, January 7-10 with innovative products and solutions put forward with a sustainable future targets in 2020. The company presented the innovative technical yarns of Korteks as well as innovative 2020 collections of TAÇ and Valeron brands at Heimtextil Frankfurt which is considered as the most important home textile fair in the world.

Zorlu Tekstil Group is Europe’s largest integrated manufacturer in home textile products and polyester yarn production. Having made a name for itself with its sustainable products and solutions, Zorlu participated in this fair, which is closely followed by the global market, as in previous years.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Bemberg to present smart material innovations at PV

Bemberg, the Japanese brand of regenerated cellulose fibres, is gearing up for Première Vision (PV) Paris from February 11-13, with a key statement on sustainability: Let’s Make it Circular! Bemberg will have 2 booths, one in yarn-focused sector and other in Smart Creation area, the curated district showing sustainable innovation for textile & fashion business.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“We simply could not miss out on the Smart Creation Area as sustainability is the founding pillar of our company,” said Shunsuke Sato, sales manager of Bemberg by Asahi Kasei.

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Indonesia’s Pertamina ends deal with Italy’s Eni for palm oil fuel project – Pertamina CEO

Indonesia state energy company PT Pertamina has ended a partnership with Italian oil, gas and power firm Eni SpA  to process palm oil into fuel, Pertamina’s chief executive told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

Pertamina’s Nicke Widyawati said during the hearing that Eni required internationally recognised certification for palm oil, in line with European Union moves to curb the use of palm oil as a transport fuel, even though the oil would have been processed in facilities located in Indonesia.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Teijin exhibits eco materials at tenth PV appearance

Teijin Frontier announced today that it will participate in Première Vision Paris, the leading trade fair for fashion materials that will be held in Paris from 11-13 February.

The TEIJINTEX by TEIJIN FRONTIER stand (6G30-6H29) will feature various eco-friendly materials, including recycled polyester and partially plant-derived fibres, a microplastic-saving fabric and fluorocarbon-free materials for Spring/Summer 2021.

Teijin Frontier, which will mark its tenth appearance in the show, aims to further raise its profile, develop new customers and continue to expand its global market, mainly in Europe.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Scientists develop new method of recycling plant-based plastics

The University of Bath and Birmingham research aims to overcome the challenge of plastic products losing their quality as they are recycled.

Scientists from the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham have developed a new way to break down plant-based plastics into their original building blocks, potentially allowing products to be recycled repeatedly without a loss in the quality of the plastic.

Around 45 percent of plastic waste is reportedly recycled annually in the UK and the percentage is said to be on the rise. However, one of the problems with current plastic recycling methods is the fact that the end product is considered to be a lower quality plastic with worse properties than the original.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-DiloGroup gets ready for INDEX

The international nonwovens industry meets again in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 March to 3 April 2020, on the occasion of INDEX.

DiloGroup, which offers tailor-made production systems from one supplier, will be present at booth # 2010 and provide information about its portfolio and the latest equipment developments from fibre opening to finished felt.

“A new, simplified elliptical needle beam drive makes Hyperpunch technology also attractive for standard application.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Hyperpunch HαV allows a more uniform stitch distribution in the preneedling process especially in combination with the new needle pattern 6000X,” Dilo said in a press statement today.

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Lanxess to raise prices of some products

Lanxess, a leading speciality chemicals company, said it is increasing its prices for Durethan base polymers (PA 6) and caprolactam effective February 1.

Lanxess to raise prices of some products

-PET to PET Recycling increases recycled material output

PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH looks back on its most successful year so far.

In 2019, more than 26,300 tonnes of PET material (~1.1 billion PET bottles) were used to obtain valuable secondary raw material for new PET containers, representing a further increase of three per cent compared to 2018.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Austria’s beverage industry took responsibility for environmental and climate protection in 2007, and with the commissioning of PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH ensured a complete and resource-saving recycling of PET bottles in Austria.

PET to PET Recycling increases recycled material output

-Help for a world drowning in microplastics

Researchers investigate plastic alternatives, special filters and new breakdown technologies

Look around you. How many plastic items do you see? If you are like most people, there are probably a lot.Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Research shows that people recycle only nine percent of plastic wastes. The rest — water bottles, pens, shopping bags — can end up in our water, air and soil. Exposed to light and waves, plastic breaks down into teeny-tiny bits. Known as microplastics, they have become a growing concern. That’s partly because when they end up in the environment, they also can end up in animals, our food and our drinking water.

These bits are just some of the many tiny fibers, beads and shards of plastic that find their way into the environment — and its inhabitants, including us. Scientists think there must be a way to keep such pollutants from posing widespread risks.

Garnment Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging 31-01-2020

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging 31-01-2020

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-MEG spot price range in Europe narrowed to EUR475-500 per ton

The spot price range of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in Europe has narrowed to EUR475-500 per tonne, CIF NWE, ICIS reports.

After a limited supply period at the beginning of the month on the European market for monoethylene glycol (MEG), spot supply increased by the end of January.

This year, consumers have reduced contract volumes and, in some cases, have chosen spot agreements. This led to expectations of increased liquidity in the European spot market. In early January, prices rose, as the increase in demand coincided with delays in imports.

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Freudenberg Develops First Ever 100% Biodegradable Padding

Based on Lenzing fibers, comfortemp Lyocell padding completely degrades in soil within 60 days  Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

With comfortemp Lyocell padding, Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel is launching the first fully biodegradable padding made from sustainably produced cellulose fiber that completely degrades in soil within 60 days.

At the same time, it meets all requirements for high-performance thermal insulation for sports and outdoor clothing. comfortemp Lyocell padding is the result of a cooperative venture with the fiber manufacturer Lenzing.

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Soyuztekstil-ST intends to expand the production of polyester synthetic yarns in Kursk

The Moscow company Soyuztekstil-ST intends to expand the production of polyester synthetic yarns in the city of Kursk, investing 2 billion rubles in the production, Kommersant reports. Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

According to Mikhail Aksenov, chairman of the committee on industry, trade and entrepreneurship of the Kursk region, Moscow Soyuztekstil-ST is already installing equipment in workshops within the city. “Investors own land and industrial buildings. They reconstructed them for almost the whole of 2019 and are now preparing to launch the torsion section, the full commissioning of production is planned for 2023,” M. Aksenov said.

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-PS European contract price in January rose by EUR50-60 per ton

The European contract price for polystyrene (PS) in January rose by an average of EUR50-60 per ton, depending on the brand of material, amid rising quotations of the main raw material – styrene, ICIS reports citing market sources.

Prices rose for the first time in four months, starting in September 2019.

Thus, the contract price of styrene monomer in Europe was finally agreed at EUR1 017 per tonne for January deliveries, which is EUR64 per tonne higher than the level of the previous month.Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-New Investor and Shareholder at ADVANSA

ADVANSA Group (hereafter ADVANSA) and the curator of ADVANSA GmbH announce today an agreement with Sverige Netherlands B.V. to acquire all the assets of ADVANSA GmbH as well as the other relevant companies of the ADVANSA Group (ADVANSA Marketing GmbH, ADVANSA IT Service GmbH, ADVANSA Logistik und Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH, ADVANSA BV and Bergers Technik und Maschinenbau GmbH.)

Sverige Netherlands B.V. (hereafter Sverige) is an investment holding company which is affiliated with the major shareholders of PT Asia Pacific Fibers Tbk. (hereafter APF), a leading integrated global polyester player. Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

APF, headquartered in Indonesia, manufactures and markets polyester chips, staple fibres, filament yarns and fleece fabrics along with captive PTA [purified terephthalic acid].

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Genomatica Hits Industry-First Milestone in Nylon Sustainability

Clean manufacturing leader produces the world’s first ton of renewable nylon intermediate

Eighty years after nylon’s first commercial production, clean manufacturing technology leader Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material — its production of the world’s first renewably-sourced ton of the key ingredient for nylon-6, made from plants instead of crude oil.Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Nylon, the first totally synthetic fiber to be made into consumer products including apparel and carpet, is responsible for an estimated 60 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year through traditional production which begins with crude oil.

Genomatica Hits Industry-First Milestone in Nylon Sustainability

-Berry elaborates on its chemically recycled plastic

Berry Global’s use of chemically recycled LLDPE in demonstration pouches is only the beginning of the company’s embrace of post-consumer plastic recycled via pyrolysis.

“We look forward to expanding our usage of chemically recycled resin both in Europe and North America as the use of this technology further develops and expands,” said Robert Flores, vice president of sustainability for Berry, a worldwide packaging producer.

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Berry elaborates on its chemically recycled plastic

-Isko displays Arquas fabrics for sportswear at ISPO 2020

Isko presented the latest edition of Arquas, the fabrics platform set to bring about an even more responsible era, at ISPO Munich 2020, in hall C1, booth 401. The leading trade fair for sports business professionals was held from January 26-29, 2020, in Germany. Isko, the leading ingredient brand on a global level, is the first denim producer in the world.

Featuring 35 fabrics, most of which are made with certified recycled materials, Arquas 6.0 combines high-performance properties with the mill’s Responsible Innovation approach – a holistic vision based on creativity, competence and citizenship that constantly defines new standards, according to Isko.Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Isko displays Arquas fabrics for sportswear at ISPO 2020

-UK waste giant opens large PET recycling facility

A plant capable of recycling nearly 126 million pounds of PET bottles per year is coming on-line today from Biffa in the United Kingdom.Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

U.K. waste management company Biffa announced the formal opening of its 27.5 million pound sterling (about $35.7 million) facility in Seaham, County Durham, in northern England. Biffa called the facility, capable of recycling 57,000 metric tons of PET annually, “among the most modern and technically advanced of its kind in the world.”

UK waste giant opens large PET recycling facility

-Kaneka BioPolymers to attend and present at GreenBiz 2020

Kaneka BioPolymers is proud to announce that it will be an exhibitor at GreenBiz 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona on February 4th to 6th, 2020.

The GreenBiz Expo is comprised of some of the brightest minds in sustainability, technology & business.Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Kaneka will be presenting information on its new Biopolymer, which is a plant-based, sustainable polymer that can be a replacement for conventional plastic products including cutlery, plates and many other single-use plastic products.

Kaneka BioPolymers to attend and present at GreenBiz 2020

Petchem Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 30-01-2020

SoyuztekstilST polyester synthetic yarns in Kursk

SoyuztekstilST polyester synthetic yarns

Soyuztekstil-ST intends to expand the production of polyester synthetic yarns in Kursk

SoyuztekstilST polyester synthetic yarns

MOSCOW – The Moscow company Soyuztekstil-ST intends to expand the production of polyester synthetic yarns in the city of Kursk, investing 2 billion rubles in the production, Kommersant reports.

According to Mikhail Aksenov, chairman of the committee on industry, trade and entrepreneurship of the Kursk region, Moscow Soyuztekstil-ST is already installing equipment in workshops within the city. “Investors own land and industrial buildings. They reconstructed them for almost the whole of 2019 and are now preparing to launch the torsion section, the full commissioning of production is planned for 2023,” M. Aksenov said.

Soyuztekstil invests about 2 billion rubles in a new project. own and bank funds (the lender is not disclosed). The total production capacity is estimated at 15 thousand tons of synthetic polyester yarns per year. They can be used as a cord for tires. “At the initial stage, the company focuses on the Russian market, export is possible in the future. We are ready to provide state support to the investor, but so far the company has not requested it from us. But with the participation of the regional administration, the project has already been submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Trade,” he said.

One of the main buyers of cord at the enterprise may become a large Russian tire manufacturer Cordiant, which is close to the project beneficiaries.

The initiators of the project of the polyester yarn factory are also associated with the Kurskrezinotekhnika company, a large representative of the Kursk chemical industry.

Kursk already has a large producer of synthetic fiber. This is the structure of the Kuybyshevazot holding company Kurskkhimvolokno, which produces technical threads and fabric for cords, among others: the company invested 1.5 billion rubles in 2010 to create the production of these products. Kurskkhimvolokno produces more than 70% of polyamide technical threads in the domestic market. Soyuztekstil plans to produce polyester yarns slightly different from polyamide in terms of stiffness, hygroscopicity and light fastness.

The owner of 100% LLC Soyuztekstil-ST Yuri Ankudinov is the general director of the synthetic fiber and tire cord plant of Tekskor JSC in the city of Volzhsky, Volgograd Region. The majority shareholder of Tekskora is St. Petersburg’s Cordiant, one of the main legal entities for tire manufacturers. From 2012 to the end of 2018, Texcor was an asset of Gazprom and was called Gazprom Khimvolokno. Since 2000, he was part of the SIBUR holding under the name Sibur-Volzhsky.

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SoyuztekstilST polyester synthetic yarns

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 30-01-2020

Polyester yarn by Morssinkhof Sustainable Products

MEG Europe Monoethylene Glycol Price

MEG Europe Monoethylene Glycol

MEG spot price range in Europe narrowed to EUR475-500 per ton

MEG Europe Monoethylene Glycol

MOSCOW – The spot price range of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in Europe has narrowed to EUR475-500 per tonne, CIF NWE, ICIS reports.

After a limited supply period at the beginning of the month on the European market for monoethylene glycol (MEG), spot supply increased by the end of January.

This year, consumers have reduced contract volumes and, in some cases, have chosen spot agreements. This led to expectations of increased liquidity in the European spot market. In early January, prices rose, as the increase in demand coincided with delays in imports.

Several sellers participated in a spot tender, which ended in the week ending January 24, but activity was lower than expected, as buyers took a wait and see attitude.

Imports continue to come from the United States, and several players regularly supply materials.MEG Europe Monoethylene Glycol

The Asian market is calm due to Lunar New Year celebrations, and prices have fallen this week due to lower demand. Despite the reduction in price differences between Europe and Asia, sales to Asia remain more profitable than Europe. Although the extended Lunar New Year holidays due to the coronavirus can affect the demand abroad.

Prices in southern Europe were higher than in the north, with price levels in Spain and Italy being around EUR520-530 per tonne, FCA.MEG Europe Monoethylene Glycol

MEG, along with terephthalic acid (TFA), is one of the main raw materials for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, the estimated PET consumption in December 2019 decreased by 16% compared to the previous year. In total, according to the results of 2019, the total estimated consumption in Russia increased by 1% and amounted to 696.81 thousand tons of PET (690.13 thousand tons in 2018).

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MEG Europe Monoethylene Glycol

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 30-01-2020

Polyester Chain Prices: PX, PTA, MEG and Fiber Prices (Weekly Report)

European contract price polystyrene PS

European contract price polystyrene

PS European contract price in January rose by EUR50-60 per ton

European contract price polystyrene PS

MOSCOW – The European contract price for polystyrene (PS) in January rose by an average of EUR50-60 per ton, depending on the brand of material, amid rising quotations of the main raw material – styrene, ICIS reports citing market sources.

Prices rose for the first time in four months, starting in September 2019.

Thus, the contract price of styrene monomer in Europe was finally agreed at EUR1 017 per tonne for January deliveries, which is EUR64 per tonne higher than the level of the previous month. European contract price polystyrene

The supply remains sufficient, although this week was somewhat more limited due to the fact that suppliers closed their orders in January to resume operations in February. Import was also not offered due to the celebration of the Lunar New Year in Asia.

In the second half of January, there was a stronger buying interest than in the first half.

However, the packaging sector, in particular disposable packaging, is likely to face a significant impact this year from the EU ban on the use of disposable plastics by 2021.

Therefore, customers are switching to alternative products. This includes players switching from OPS / M to the use of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate (PC).

Demand for construction in the second half of January remains stable, and it is expected that it will grow from the end of the first quarter or second quarter as weather conditions improve. European contract price polystyrene

The sector was seasonally low earlier this month due to low temperatures. According to sources, this year interest in household appliances will grow.

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, the estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in Russia for the eleven months of 2019 amounted to 458.77 thousand tons, which corresponds to the same indicator of consumption a year earlier. European contract price polystyrene

In November, the estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in the country increased by 2% compared to November 2018 and amounted to 49.21 thousand tons.

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Anna Larionova

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Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 30-01-2020

Market prices of commodity plastics per week

Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

Genomatica Hits Industry-First Milestone in Nylon Sustainability

Clean manufacturing leader produces the world’s first ton of renewable nylon intermediate

Eighty years after nylon’s first commercial production, clean manufacturing technology leader Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material — its production of the world’s first renewably-sourced ton of the key ingredient for nylon-6, made from plants instead of crude oil. Nylon, the first totally synthetic fiber to be made into consumer products including apparel and carpet, is responsible for an estimated 60 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year through traditional production which begins with crude oil. Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

Genomatica’s innovation, alongside partner and major European nylon producer Aquafil, will produce 100% renewably-sourced nylon that delivers equivalent performance to the conventional nylon that touches millions of people’s lives, but with lower environmental impact. Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

This bio-based nylon has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a $10 billion global industry that produces over five million tons of nylon-6 per year, to make carpet, clothing, car interiors, engineered plastics and food packaging.

“DuPont’s landmark production of nylon eighty years ago introduced a highly versatile staple material to the apparel, textile and engineering product industries,” said Christophe Schilling, CEO of Genomatica. “It’s a terrific material, and now, with the power of biotechnology, we can reinvent where it comes from. This is a major step forward in offering a new, more sustainable future with a better nylon for the full range of industries it serves.” Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

With the rise of fast fashion and the ongoing demand for nylon-based products, more sustainably sourced nylon ingredients are essential to reducing the industry’s environmental impacts. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation echoed this sentiment in its 2017 report: A New Textiles Economy, which cited making effective use of resources and moving to renewable ingredients as one of four core ambitions to realize this vision of a new global textiles system.Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

Genomatica’s technology to make a naturally sourced nylon, recently recognized as a special mention in TIME’s Best Inventions, is made possible by fermentation — similar to making beer. The company engineered a microorganism and production process that ferments the sugars found in plants to make the chemical intermediate for nylon-6. This milestone marks Genomatica’s successful scaling of this process to produce one ton of the intermediate. The chemical is then converted into nylon-6 polymer chips and yarn by Aquafil in Slovenia. Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

For more info, see Genomatica’s “remaking nylon” video.

Global partners have played a key role in accelerating Genomatica’s bio-nylon program. Aquafil was the first to join Genomatica’s program, bringing funding support and nylon-related chemical, quality and market expertise. Additionally, Project EFFECTIVE, a consortium with 12 partners including major brands like H&M, Vaude, Carvico and Balsan, was formed to drive the production of more sustainable bio-based fibers for widely-used consumer products made from renewable feedstocks.Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

“Ninety five percent of Americans think sustainability is a good goal and we’re seeing consumers demand more sustainable products,” Schilling went on to say. “Our technology provides brands with a solution to meet this consumer demand for better-sourced products.”

About Genomatica

Genomatica is harnessing synthetic biology to remake the world of everyday products and materials through the power of clean manufacturing. The company is developing more sustainable, higher-performance key ingredients for everyday products, using plants and waste rather than fossil fuels or other non-sustainable sources like palm oil.

Genomatica has already commercialized products to make better plastics, spandex and cosmetics, and is working on nylon, household cleaners and more. To learn more, visit www.genomatica.com. Genomatica Industry Nylon Sustainability

Media Contact

For Genomatica: Katherine Grubaugh genomatica@methodcommunications.com, +1.415.891.4915

 

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 30-01-2020

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Shell Launches US Plastic Waste Recycling Line

Shell has launched a new line for processing plastic waste into industrial chemicals in Norco (Norco, Louisiana, USA), the company said.

Shell representatives said that by 2025, the company will use up to one million tons of plastic waste annually to produce chemical components from them.

It is possible that the company will open this kind of production in other countries.

The company management believes that in this way the plant will be able to help in the fight against climate change that is taking place on the planet. The company announced a successful partnership with Nexus Fuels from Atlanta.

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-AIMPLAS to host seventh international sustainable composites seminar

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, will hold the seventh edition of its International Seminar on Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites on 4-5 March 2020.

Aimed at raw material suppliers, processing companies, machinery manufacturers, end users, companies in plastic waste management and treatment, public administrations (regarding environmental policies), research centres, universities and public research bodies, various topics will be discussed at this long-standing seminar.Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Infinitely recyclable alternative to plastic packaging

Ball Corporation, an American company well known for its innovative, sustainable packaging solutions, has announced the launch of a new impact-extruded aluminum bottle line – “Infinity Aluminum Bottle” – that provides a circular solution to plastic pollution. The new bottles are available in a range of sizes and formats and can be customized for numerous beauty, personal care, food, and beverage products.

In addition, the Ball’s aluminum bottles are infinitely recyclable and can be turned into other aluminum products over and over again. Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Each Infinity Bottle comes with a re-closable threaded cap that allows consumers to twist the top on and off.

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Packaging Innovations 2020 | Sustainability takes centre stage

Coca-Cola, Aveda, and Britvic are just some of the global brands set to put sustainability firmly in the spotlight when they join the Ecopack Stage as part of Packaging Innovations 2020. Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Consumers are more concerned than ever about the environment, with record numbers of protests taking place across the globe during 2019.

Great strides have been taken in the packaging industry to make the sector more eco-friendly, but there is still work to be done.

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-Glenroy moves deeper into flexible packaging sustainability

The new year marks a sustainable step forward for flexible packaging converter Glenroy Inc., (Menomonee Falls, WI), when it joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (Charlottesville, VA).Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

Glenroy How2Recycle Pouch FrontSPC membership allows Glenroy to expand its sustainable packaging portfolio with How2Recycle labeled store drop-off recyclable flexible packaging starting with stand-up pouches.

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-PET January 2020 Price Review

After several months of falling prices, Western European PET contract prices evidently bottomed out in December 2019. Prices for freely-traded and large volumes remained at the previous level of just above €800/t ($887), while deliveries linked to the paraxylene reference similarly resulted in a rollover.Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

For the medium-to-small volumes subject to regular monthly transactions that PIE reports on, prices at the lower end of the range slid by around €50/t ($55). The very small volumes and specified grades at the upper end of the range remained mostly stable, by contrast, since purchasers generally had to have recourse to goods from European production lines running at a reduced output.

Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging

-PolyFlex grows through close relationships with customers

Two stories help explain the culture at PolyFlex Products Inc., according to CEO Mark Kirchmer.

“One example was with Harley-Davidson. Early on, we inherited some work for them that was not running correctly. We said: ‘We can try to fix this tool as much as we can, but it’s not going to be what you need. … We’re going to design this for you correctly, get it done, and put it in your hands.’Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

“We were more or less rolling the dice. It was a new account for us,” Kirchmer said. There was no guarantee that Harley would pay for the new tooling. But it did, and PolyFlex’s decision helped cement what has become a long relationship.

PolyFlex grows through close relationships with customers

-10 Scientists Behind Modern Biotech You Probably Don’t Know

The modern biotech industry is a multi-million euro business, but who are the Europeans behind the science that made the industry what it is today? Here are 10 scientists, engineers and healthcare professionals we think you should know about.

Over the last 25 years, biotech has become a burgeoning worldwide industry. It only became the success it is today on the back of excellent science. Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

While some companies and leaders grab the limelight, as well as a few researchers, often names get lost in history and their remarkable achievements go largely unnoticed.

10 Scientists Behind Modern Biotech You Probably Don’t Know

-Teijin to add automotive composites center in Germany

Teijin Ltd. is expanding its footprint in Europe with Teijin Automotive Center Europe GmbH (TACE), a new base in Wuppertal, Germany, that will house technical functions for the company’s automotive composites business.Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

The Japanese materials firm said Jan. 28 that the German operation will handle concept, designing, prototyping, evaluations, marketing and technical research for next-generation automotive components.

The Wuppertal site will be up and running in February.

Teijin to add automotive composites center in Germany

-MPs call on government to create circular economy through compostables

Cross-party MPs and Peers have called on the Government to include ambitious targets for compostables in the forthcoming Environment Bill.Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

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MPs call on government to create circular economy through compostables

MPs call on government to create circular economy through compostables

-Ampacet Introduces ReVive™ Compatibilizer; Enables Recycling Of Co-Mingled Scrap

Ampacet introduces ReVive™ Compatibilizer masterbatch, a blend of functional additives that can reduce the amount of material sent to landfills by allowing post-industrial and post-consumer barrier films to be reprocessed back into the polyolefin recycling stream. ReVive is part of Ampacet’s R3 Sustainable Solutions, a portfolio of innovative masterbatches supporting the global circular economy.Plastics Carbon Fiber RePackaging 

“ReVive helps to minimize the environmental impact of barrier film packaging, and can help CPG brands use more recycled materials in their packaging to achieve sustainability goals,” says Doreen Becker, Ampacet Sustainability Director.

Ampacet Introduces ReVive™ Compatibilizer; Enables Recycling Of Co-Mingled Scrap

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Shell UnitedStates Plastic Waste Recycling

Shell UnitedStates Plastic Waste

Shell Launches US Plastic Waste Recycling Line

Shell UnitedStates Plastic Waste

MOSCOW  – Shell has launched a new line for processing plastic waste into industrial chemicals in Norco (Norco, Louisiana, USA), the company said.

Shell representatives said that by 2025, the company will use up to one million tons of plastic waste annually to produce chemical components from them.

It is possible that the company will open this kind of production in other countries.

The company management believes that in this way the plant will be able to help in the fight against climate change that is taking place on the planet. The company announced a successful partnership with Nexus Fuels from Atlanta. It is focused on the processing of difficult-to-process polymers into liquid pyrolysis raw materials. This technology will subsequently be used in various industrial processes. Shell UnitedStates Plastic Waste

The company did not disclose which specific chemicals were obtained from the pyrolysis liquid.

It was previously reported that Shell signed a MoU in January with China’s CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co Ltd (CNOOC) to build a new polycarbonate (PC) plant at its petrochemical complex in China. So, it is planned that the new PC plant will be located at the petrochemical complex of the joint venture – CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company (CSPC) in Huizhou (Huizhou, China), the statement said.Shell UnitedStates Plastic Waste

Shell produces basic chemicals – ethylene, propylene and aromatics, using oil and gas as raw materials. It also produces intermediates such as monoethylene glycol (MEG), polyols and alpha olefins, as well as polyethylene (PE). Shell UnitedStates Plastic Waste

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Shell starts using plastic waste to produce industrial chemicals

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-Weak demand, China virus fears may take WTI crude to $50 level

Refining margins continued to remain under pressure, suggesting weak global demand for oil.

Like SARS outbreak in 2002-2003, market experts believe this fresh crisis can adversely affect fuel demand amid an already oversupplied market.

Large scale disruption in travel could hurt jet fuel and crude oil demand, with a demand loss of 260,000 barrels per day should the virus spreads dramatically.

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-Cost of plastic bottles doesn’t reflect price being paid: Gore

Former US vice president and environmentalist Al Gore on Friday said the price paid for a plastic bag or bottle does not reflect the true cost of what one is purchasing and citizens must put pressure on their governments to act.

At a session here during the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 Annual Meeting, Gore also said putting a price on carbon would cut down on plastics but it would need regulatory measures and new laws in each jurisdiction.

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-German Biotech company BRAIN AG expands production capacities in Germany and Wales

he BRAIN Group announced an expansion of its production capacities. The installation of new production facilities in both Büttelborn, near Darmstadt, Germany, by WeissBioTech GmbH (WBT) and in Cardiff, Wales, by Biocatalysts Ltd. lays the foundation for future growth. Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

The companies of the BRAIN Group form a closely knit network in the fields of R&D and production or as suppliers in specific markets. Drawing on the particular competencies of its subsidiaries, BRAIN brings its own innovative research results to market launch and commercializes existing products. By expanding its production capacities, BRAIN reinforces the strategic focus on its product business.

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-Editorial: China is putting the U.S. to shame in the fight against plastic trash

Two years ago, China stopped accepting imports of most recyclable plastic and paper.

Up until that point, the country had been the world’s biggest importer of single-use plastic discarded by developed countries such as the United States.

That move threw the global recycling market into a crisis from which it has still not recovered. Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

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-Helping to reduce plastic waste

BP is helping to tackle the global problem of plastic waste with a recycling technology that has the potential to divert a vast amount of difficult-to-recycle plastic items from landfill. BP’s Rita Griffin, chief operations officer of Petrochemicals, explains the game-changing possibilities of BP Infinia   Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Why is a new plastics recycling technology so vital?

Plastics are incredibly versatile materials, that have improved our lives immeasurably. They keep our food fresh, are shatterproof, lightweight, and so much of modernized medicine depends on them.

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-Coca-Cola, it’s time to ban single use plastic bottles

OPINION: It’s time to go where mutli-nationals fear to tread and ban single use plastic water bottles here.  Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

I was gobsmacked last week to hear Coca-Cola’s head of sustainability, Bea Perez, again defended the company’s position at the World Economic Forum in Davos saying it had no intention to stop using single-use plastic bottles.

Coca-Cola, it's time to ban single use plastic bottles

-Swiss textile machinery innovating to meet challenges

The massive consumption of water and energy required by many finishing processes as well as toxicity of some chemicals, has increasingly caused grave concern to environmentalists and the wider public. Conversely, responding to these worries has been the catalyst for innovation among eco-responsible companies in the Swiss Textile Machinery Association.Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

For years, Swiss finishing machinery (Swissmem) companies have been actively developing and launching innovations with environmental friendliness as a prime requisite. An example is research into dyeing process which work without hazardous chemicals.

-Fibre extruder FET offers sustainable solutions

Fibre Extrusion Technology Limited of Leeds, United Kingdom has long been at the cutting edge in new applications and process development for fibre extrusion.

The growing trend towards global sustainability has been embraced by textile and yarn manufacturers and FET is at the forefront of innovation to help make this objective possible. Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“The FET range of laboratory and pilot Melt Spinning extrusion lines is ideally suited for both process and end product development of sustainable materials,” the company explains.

“Installation of such equipment enables customers to undertake process development in-house.

Fibre extruder FET offers sustainable solutions

-Fraunhofer Institute shows sustainable solutions

There were 18 different German Fraunhofer institutes exhibiting at K 2019, most of them focusing on sustainable solutions.Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

For example, Potsdam-Golm, Germany-based Fraunhofer IAP Institute for Applied Polymer Research addresses alternative means of producing carbon fibers.

Carbon fiber is traditionally produced by carbonization of nonmelting solution spun polyacrylnitrile (PAN) fiber precursors at around 1,600° C (2,912° F).

Fraunhofer Institute shows sustainable solutions

-Kompuestos unveils potato-based bioplastic

Kompuestos, a producer of sustainable plastic compounds, has developed a bioplastic made entirely from potato starch which reportedly biodegrades in four weeks.

The formulation of this bioplastic, which is part of Kompuestos’ Biokomp range, aims to replace traditional supermarket plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and thus significantly reduce carbon footprint.Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

This and three other products of the company’s Biokomp range have reportedly obtained the “OK Compost” label from TÜV Austria which certifies that they are 100% biodegradable in a specific period.

Kompuestos unveils potato-based bioplastic

-Indian textile sector needs large units, new tech: report

Investment in large-scale facilities, new technologies and manufacturing excellence are the way forward for the Indian textile industry, according to a textile report titled ‘Winning in Disruptive Times’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Wazir Advisors. Polyamide Carbon Fiber RePackaging

Global textile and apparel industry is going through disruptive times, it noted.

Indian textile sector needs large units, new tech: report

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Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging 28-01-2020

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Crude Oil Prices Trend 

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

-How Eco-Friendly is Cotton?

In recent years, sustainability has been a significant focus of those who are trying to do their part for the environment.

More and more people are reducing their plastic usage, recycling, and saying goodbye to single-use plastic bags.

Then there are those who start looking at the materials they are using, such as cotton. How sustainable is cotton? Is it better to use than human-made fibres such as polyester? Read on to find out.

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-Australia warned it must expand plastic recycling by up to 400 per cent

Australia has been warned it would need to dramatically increase its plastic reprocessing by up to 400 per cent to meet national recycling targets in the wake of export restrictions.

A report commissioned by the federal government found that just 9.4 per cent of plastic was recycled in 2017-2018.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging  

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-Sabic’s TruCircle initiative to close recycling loop

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has outlined intentions for its TruCircle initiative to help close the loop on plastic recycling with global business figures and policy makers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The four-day annual summit facilitates a series of high level debates that challenge global leaders to put forward fresh thinking around the 2020 theme of ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging  

Closed loop recycling of plastic would see post-consumer plastic waste collected, recycled and used to make new products. For this vision to work, consumers, retailers, recyclers and manufacturers must work together to reclaim valuable materials from our waste stream and process them to make new products. This process requires a total transformation of the value chain, which Sabic has been working hard with its partners downstream and upstream to achieve.

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-The slow death of plastic: Why the path to a plastic-less future is so complicated

A few years back, Valérie Leloup read a book called Zero Waste Home, about a family who reduced its waste to one jar per year, mostly by not buying useless materials in the first place.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“It’s a proposition of a completely different lifestyle that is focused less on material belongings, on things, on stuff,” she said.

It impressed her so much that she brought these ideas into her life, but there was one main obstacle: “There was no grocery store where you could buy everything package-free.”

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-Biodegradable fabric for innerwear

The company uses plant-based fabric, Lenzing MicroModal, extracted from the pulp of beech wood tree in Austria.

MicroModal is three- times softer than cotton and is light, has a cooler feel and has about 50 per cent more moisture absorbing capacity than cotton

For many men, buying innerwear is still matter that is not bespoken if not completely hushed up.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging  

One of the reasons for this is that the segment has not seen a major innovation for about three decades.

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-Woodlands Dairy launches new bio-based packaging

Woodlands Dairy has introduced new bio-based packaging for its First Choice fresh extended shelf life (ESL) milk.

The new packaging sports a new look and feel, while incorporating bio-based messaging.

Woodlands Dairy and First Choice marketing manager Marisa Maccaferri said this type of packaging was a first for SA.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging  

Woodlands Dairy launches new bio-based packaging

-Talking Sustainability With Monforts Denim Customers

In the latest short film released on the Monforts YouTube Channel – captured at the recent Denim Première Vision show in London – some of the leading global manufacturers discuss their initiatives for more sustainable denim production.

Cone Denim, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, for example, can lay claim to having put in place its first environmental control measures back in the 1940s when the company first started recycling its water.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging  

Talking Sustainability With Monforts Denim Customers

-BASF invests in the expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Europe

BASF announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain. The expansion will allow BASF to increase its production capacity by 30%.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging

“We want to continue to provide our customers with high-quality polyurethane dispersions and help them grow by ensuring supply reliability. Considering the rising demand for polyurethane dispersions in Europe, this investment underlines our intention to assume a leading position in the business of polyurethane dispersions,” says Frank Hezel, vice president, resins and additives, EMEA, at BASF.

BASF invests in the expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Europe

-Toray Debuts A PET-Recycled Version Of Its Primeflex Stretch Fabric Series

Toray Industries, Inc., today  announced a new iteration of its highly successful Primeflex™ series of flexible stretch fabric – Primeflex PET-recycled type.

Available in spring/summer 2021, the new,  Primeflex PET-recycled type is made with 50% recycled and 18% bio-based yarn, meeting the sportswear consumer’s demand for sustainability without compromising stretch.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePackaging  

Primeflex PET-recycled type incorporates recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that would normally otherwise be discarded as waste, retaining the signature bi-component yarn structure that delivers the trademark stretch and kickback of Primeflex.

Toray Debuts A PET-Recycled Version Of Its Primeflex Stretch Fabric Series

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Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET Prices

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

Polyestertime
ITEM20/01/202027/01/2020+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,575 yuan/ton6,575 yuan/ton
Bottle grade PET chips export market850 $/ton850 $/ton
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

6,300 yuan/ton6,300 yuan/ton
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,400 yuan/ton6,400 yuan/ton
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,860 yuan/ton4,740 yuan/ton-120
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
610 $/ton 605 $/ton-5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,155 yuan/ton5,060 yuan/ton-95
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market595 $/ton580 $/ton-15
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market816 $/ton805 $/ton-11
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market798 $/ton788 $/ton-10
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

726 $/ton716 $/ton-10
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,170 yuan/ton7,170 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,050 yuan/ton7,050 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,950 yuan/ton8,950 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,250 yuan/ton8,250 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET
7,700 yuan/ton7,700 yuan/ton
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,030 yuan/ton7,030 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,200 yuan/ton11,200 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,290 $/ton1,290 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,570 $/ton1,570 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,350 yuan/ton12,350 yuan/ton
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,200 yuan/ton12,250 yuan/ton-50
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

14,350 yuan/ton14,350 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,150 yuan/ton17,150 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market15,500 yuan/ton15,500 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  market29,500 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,050 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,900 yuan/ton5,900 yuan/ton
Benzene overseas  market731 $/ton731 $/ton
Ethylene South East market715 $/ton717 $/ton+2
Ethylene NWE  market860 $/ton861 $/ton+1
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market10,700 yuan/ton10,700 yuan/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,450 $/ton1,450 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market14,700 yuan/ton14,700 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market9,600 yuan/ton9,600 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market7,300 yuan/ton7,300 yuan/ton
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

561 $/ton553 $/ton
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Phenol domestic market 7,475 yuan/ton7,625 yuan/ton+150
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,074 $/ton 1,070 $/ton-4
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,181 $/ton 1,181 $/ton
LDPE CFR Far East 922 $/ton922 $/ton
LLDPE CFR Far East862 $/ton862 $/ton
LDPE   FOB Middle East909 $/ton909 $/ton
LLDPE FOB Middle East849 $/ton849 $/ton
HDPE CFR Far East869 $/ton869 $/ton
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 923 €/ton923 €/ton
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 913 €/ton913 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East930 $/ton930 $/ton
Homopolymer PP FD NWE971 €/ton971 €/ton

Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET

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-Petrochemical Polymers Polyamides PET Prices

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-Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-PSA to repatriate staff from China’s Wuhan area

PSA Group said it will repatriate expatriate staff and their families from the Wuhan area in China, which is at the center of an outbreak of coronavirus.

The maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars said that 38 people would be evacuated and that the initiative will be executed in full collaboration with the Chinese authorities and the French general consulate.

Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

-China ban on single use plastics threatens 4m tonnes/year of polymer demand

China’s move to phase out single-use plastics has stirred concern among market players about the growth of plastics demand. The regulations might affect as much as 4m tonnes/year of polymer demand.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

The new rules prohibit the production and use of disposable and non-biodegradable plastic finished products.

The impact on polyethylene (PE) demand is expected by ICIS to be more than 3m tonnes/year because of the widespread use of the polymer to make shopping bags, courier bags (bags that are sealed on one side), and agricultural film.

Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

-Coca-cola defies calls to stop plastic use

Coca-Cola is shaking off environmentalists’ calls to change its packaging, saying there is too much demand for the plastic bottles.

The soft drink giant’s head of sustainability, Bea Perez, told the BBC that consumers are fans of plastic-packaged drinks because they’re able to reseal their bubbles in lightweight packaging.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Coca-cola defies calls to stop plastic use

-Economic Damage from Coronavirus- Report

With a bad memory left for the economy after the SARS virus spread 20 years ago,growing fears arise as new cases of the coronavirus are detected every day.

Investors’concern is evident in the possibility of issuing travel warnings as the virus spreads,hurting the global economy.

Corona viruses are transmitted between animals and people and can develop into strains not previously identified in humans.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Amid several measures taken to tackle the virus,China suspended most public transportation in Huanggang,encouraging people not to leave the city. The city that is considered the epicenter of the “Corona”outbreak that killed 26 people and infected more than 630 cases,according to official television in China.

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-Recycling: Anellotech develops new process technology; APK undertakes chemical recycling of plastic films

US company Anellotech says it is significantly expanding its programme with Plas-TCat, a new process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals, which can then be used to make new, virgin plastics.

By leveraging Anellotech’s existing Bio-TCat process, which converts biomass into bio-based chemicals and biofuels, Plas-TCat has demonstrated encouraging results in lab studies using pure plastics.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Plas-TCat has the potential to offer a new, cost-effective process that will recycle significant quantities of waste plastics directly into commodity chemicals. Once in the recycling system, waste plastics could be converted into commodity chemicals such as olefins, alkanes and aromatic chemicals, which are identical to their petro-based counterparts which are currently used by manufacturers to make virgin plastics.

Recycling: Anellotech develops new process technology; APK undertakes chemical recycling of plastic films

-Coronavirus ‘unlikely to cause lasting damage to global economy’

Bank of Singapore forecasts impact to China’s annual GDP growth to be up to 0.5% — half the 1% hit it took from SARS in 2003

The coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 1,300 people, mainly in China, is “unlikely to cause lasting damage” to the global economy, the Bank of Singapore said in a research report.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

The virus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China, is expected to last two to four months and the impact to China’s annual gross domestic product growth will be around 0.5 per cent or less, the bank said on Friday. It will have a smaller impact than the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2002-2003, which caused a 1 per cent hit to China’s GDP growth.

Coronavirus ‘unlikely to cause lasting damage to global economy’

-DuPont Sorona to showcase recyclable, spandex-free jacket

The team at DuPont Sorona has challenged the designers to think about the full lifecycle of a garment by showcasing a ski jacket where every layer is a spandex-free stretch solution that can be recycled. Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Sorona brand uses a fabric that offers the perfect comfort stretch performance without breaking down over time due to heat, UV rays or chlorine exposure.

The ski jacket – using partially bio-based Sorona fabrics for the inner and outer layers, the insulation, and the faux fur trim – is debuting exclusively at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Snow Show on January 29-31, 2020 in Denver and at ISPO Munich, January 26-29, 2020.

DuPont Sorona to showcase recyclable, spandex-free jacket

-Naturally dyed yoga collection debuts at Milano Unica

Lace specialist Iluna Group will show a brand new naturally dyed Yoga Capsule Collection for the first time at the upcoming Milano Unica (4-6 February 2020, Hall 12 booth E06).

“Iluna Group is ready to attend the main trade show dedicated to all fashion professionals oriented to high quality and innovation, reference point for the textile and accessories sector attended by the largest and most significant Italian and European producers,” the company says enthusiastically.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Naturally dyed yoga collection debuts at Milano Unica

-Libya: Crude production collapses as warlord Haftar maintains blockade of oil sites

Libya’s oil production has plunged by around three-quarters since forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched a blockade a week ago, the National Oil Company announced Saturday.

The fall, from 1.2 million barrels a day to just over 320,000, has caused estimated losses of $256 million since the closure of major oil fields and ports in the east and south of the country, the NOC said in a statement.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Haftar began an offensive in April last year to seize the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognised Government of National Accord.

Pro-Haftar forces blockaded the main oil terminals in eastern Libya the day before a summit in Berlin on January 19 that called for the end of foreign interference in the conflict and a resumption of the peace process.

Libya: Crude production collapses as warlord Haftar maintains blockade of oil sites

-Coronavirus outbreak hits oil prices

Oil prices could continue to fall if quarantine is not lifted

Oil prices dropped following news of the coronavirus outbreak, mainly concentrated in China.

The oil market in understandably concerned when China is impacted, as the nation is the world’s largest crude oil importer, importing 10.12mn barrels per day in 2019, according to the General Administration of Customs.Brexit Carbon Fiber RePolyester

Brent crude dipped to just under $60 per barrel for the first time in 2020, and WTI sat at $54 per barrel as of writing.

Coronavirus outbreak hits oil prices

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-FFP invests in switch to sustainable packaging

Flexible packaging specialist FFP is continuing to make investments at its Northamptonshire site as it recovers from a competitive period in the food market.

The company was the first to market with a fully printed oven bag for chicken, something almost taken for granted nowadays.

“It was difficult over the last two years. Competitors caught up and there were many options for customers so FFP suffered,” explained David Cooper, managing director and chief executive of FFP Packaging Solutions.

The £20m turnover, 110-employee company has ambitions to reach £30m within five years, though this is not a hard and fast goal.

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-A Recycling Initiative Is Coming to DFW. Will It Do Any Good?

A soft drink manufacturers lobbying group announced a new initiative last week that will promote the recycling of plastic bottles, helping to alleviate a pollution problem the manufacturers themselves helped create.Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

For the American Beverage Association’s Every Bottle Back initiative, the Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo will work with sustainability organizations to educate the public, help improve operations at existing facilities, track recycling efforts and spend $3 million in the DFW area.

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-HeiQ Announces Next Generation of HeiQ Fresh And HeiQ XReflex Product Families

Swiss textile innovator HeiQ improves both its HeiQ Fresh and HeiQ XReflex product lines. The updated products offer improvement in multiple technical aspects for HeiQ Fresh and more product options with HeiQ XReflex  Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Founded in 2005 during a hike in the Swiss Alps, HeiQ’s first product, HeiQ Fresh, was developed to solve the problem of stinky outdoor apparel.

Since then there have been continuous updates to the odor control range with three sustainable products – HeiQ Pure TAG, HeiQ Pure SPQR and HeiQ Fresh FFL. HeiQ Pure TAG has been upgraded. It is a recycled silver-based odor control with a nonionic reformulation, highly compatible with most textile finishing.

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-EIA: U.S. crude production from tight formations continues to grow

U.S. oil production from tight formations increased in 2019, accounting for 64% of total U.S. crude oil production. This share grew because of the increasing productivity of new wells that were brought online during 2019. Since 2007, the average first full month of oil production from new wells in regions tracked by the U.S. Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) has increased.

The growing initial production rates have helped oil production from tight formations to increase despite the slowdowns in drilling activity when oil prices fell between 2015 and 2016. Since 2017, recovering oil prices and more efficient production from new wells have helped producers cover costs of drilling, production, and the development of new technologies.

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-Plastics Plants Are Poised to Be the Next Big Carbon Superpolluters

A boom in petrochemical plants driven by cheap natural gas could lock in greenhouse emissions for decades to come  Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

The Sunshine Project, a gargantuan petrochemical complex planned on 2,500 acres along the Mississippi River south of Baton Rouge, La., will be one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in America when it becomes fully operational in 2029.

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-Opposing factors create varied scenarios in Europe PET for the rest of Q1

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is relatively flat in Europe, but opposing factors such as higher freight rates and poor producer margins, versus generally weak demand and ample supply, are causing mixed views on what lies ahead.Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

“Europeans have good order books for January, but for February, March and April they aren’t great. The importers all have high stocks,” a trader said.

With prices considered low at the end of 2019, customers bought ahead for first-quarter delivery.

Opposing factors create varied scenarios in Europe PET for the rest of Q1

-Toray Debuts A PET-Recycled Version Of Its Primeflex Stretch Fabric Series

Entering Its 20th Year, The Primeflex Series Is Not Slowing Down

Toray Industries, Inc., today announced a new iteration of its highly successful Primeflex™ series of flexible stretch fabric – Primeflex PET-recycled type.

Available in spring/summer 2021, the new, Primeflex PET-recycled type is made with , meeting the sportswear consumer’s demand for sustainability without compromising stretch. Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Primeflex PET-recycled type incorporates recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that would normally otherwise be discarded as waste, retaining the signature bi-component yarn structure that delivers the trademark stretch and kickback of Primeflex.

Toray Debuts A PET-Recycled Version Of Its Primeflex Stretch Fabric Series

-Understanding PET bottles and how it is better than glass, metal or aluminium containers

No matter how hard you try, you simply cannot underplay the role of plastic in our lives. From food containers to the interiors of our cars to products like laptops and smartphones – plastic can be found everywhere in our lives. But, while plastic has its pros, our distasteful dependency and inexcusable habit of using plastic has made it an environmental threat!  Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

As per UN Environment , one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute, while up to five trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

Understanding PET bottles and how it is better than glass, metal or aluminium containers

-How companies can source nylon more sustainably

In conjunction with the release of the Textile Exchange 2019 Material Change Index, GreenBiz has partnered with Textile Exchange to publish actionable insights for apparel and textile companies looking to source raw materials more sustainably. The entire series may be found here.Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Nylon was the first fabric made entirely in a laboratory. A synthetic material derived from petroleum, it first became available around World War II and was used for military products and as a silk replacement for items such as stockings. Now, you’re more likely to find it in activewear, swimwear and other technical performance garments because of its durability and useful stretch properties.

How companies can source nylon more sustainably

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-Innovia extends BOPP recyling certification

Innovia Films is to extend its testing programme across all its uncoated, acrylic coated and EVOH barrier range of films.

This follows the successful recycling certification of its Propafilm™ Strata SL high barrier film earlier this year by Interseroh, an Independent German recycling and consulting company.

Currently there is limited collection of flexible films across Europe which means that this valuable resource is being wasted.

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-Coca-Cola won’t stop using plastic bottles because customers still want them

Coca-Cola has confirmed that it has no plans to stop using single-use plastic bottles.

Speaking with the BBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, Bea Perez, Coca-Cola’s senior vice-president for sustainability and public affairs, said that the company won’t ditch these bottles as the consumer still wants to use them.

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Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

-Turkish textile fair debuts to in US to promote goods overseas

Turkish textile exporters have organized a fair in the U.S. to promote a full range of the country’s textile products.

The two-day event, called “I of the World,” kicked off for the first-ever time on Tuesday with the attendance of 32 companies from across Turkey, having been set up by the Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association (İTHİB).

Turkish Deputy Trade Minister Rıza Tuna Turagay stressed that the U.S. was a significant target market for the textile sector.Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

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-Isko launches R-TWO sustainability programme at IMPACT

Isko launched the R-TWO programme, which reduces the amount of raw materials by relying on a blend of reused cotton and recycled polyester, improving sourcing efficiency throughout the entire field-to fabric production, at the recently held IMPACT show in Paris. Isko, the leading ingredient brand on a global level, is the first denim producer in the world.Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

IMPACT, the eco-responsible fashion event, was dedicated to established and up-and-coming fashion professionals. The show brought together committed brands who strive to achieve positive results in environmentally responsible fashion and who endeavour to introduce the agenda and criteria to French and International retailers.

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-Agreement for research and development on graphene between Comerio Ercole and Directa Plus (Italian Language Only)
The agreement with the Lomazzo company concerns projects for the processing of plastics, rubbers and non-woven fabrics. Riccardo Comerio: «Our challenge is to identify the possible uses of graphene in our machinery and plants for selected and qualified customers»  Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon
Comerio Ercole of Busto Arsizio, one of the most important engineering companies in the province of Varese, has signed an agreement with Directa Plus, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and specialized in the production of pure graphene, to start joint research and development projects in the processing of plastics, rubbers and non-woven fabrics.
According to the agreement signed, Directa Plus will be able to use the laboratory for the Comerio Ercole prototypes for the process of polymers and elastomers with mixing and calendering machines, with the aim of producing and optimizing compounds containing Graphene Plus, a pure product extracted with a physical and non-chemical process. In addition to testing its technology for applications in the field of polymers and elastomers, Directa Plus will also promote its business and products to end consumers and users of the machines and systems marketed by Comerio Ercole, also through joint participation in international events and fairs.
That reached is an important agreement, because graphene, in addition to enriching the materials to which it is added by transferring some of its special features, has ample possibilities of use in all processing sectors, opening up a new research front for the company to achieve high-performance machinery for the new production processes that will be developed.

Agreement for research and development on graphene between Comerio Ercole and Directa Plus

-Unifi introduces new product, expands Repreve Our Ocean offerings

Through Repreve, Unifi has transformed more than 18 billion plastic bottles into recycled performance fibers.

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina, will introduce a new product and further product expansion to the marketplace. The new additions include Repreve cationic-dyeable polyester and expanded Repreve Our Ocean offerings.Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

Unifi continues to see strong interest in Repreve Our Ocean offerings since its launch as more customers are serious about reducing ocean plastics. Repreve Our Ocean is made with plastics collected within 50 kilometers of waterways or coastal areas in developing countries or regions, the company says in a news release.

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-Coca-Cola’s Losing Battle to be Eco-Friendly

After recently announcing their plans for a more sustainable future, Coca-Cola has decided that they will still meet consumer demand for wasteful packaging, making their earlier claim as redundant as a message in a single-use plastic bottle.

Coca-Cola is one of the largest enemies in the War Against Plastic. In a global audit of plastic waste in 2019, Coca Cola was found to be the most polluting brand. The company is thought to produce in excess of 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging a year which works out at 200,000 bottles every minute.Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

The firm made a big claim in stating that they aim to recycle as many plastic bottles as they produce by the year 2030.

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-US PE margins remain pressured amid ongoing supply additions

Margins for US polyethylene (PE) producers remain under pressure following a year of compression in 2019. Prices and margins have declined over the past year as significant capacity expansions have come online even as global GDP slowed to the lowest growth rate in a decade.Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

US PRODUCTION COST ADVANTAGE

PE producers in the US Gulf enjoy some of the most favourable production economics in the world thanks to the availability of low-cost ethane feedstocks. Costs of production in the US are similar to those in the Middle East and well below production costs for Asian and European naphtha-based producers.

US PE margins remain pressured amid ongoing supply additions

-Composite food wrap kills bacteria

We’ve recently heard about a number of experimental antibacterial food-wrap films, that could replace conventional polyethylene. The latter does have some desirable qualities, though, so scientists have now developed a composite made from it.

Among other things, the polyethylene film that we’re used to is strong, transparent, gas-permeable and water-resistant. It doesn’t kill bacteria, though, which is where the new material comes in.Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

Created by a team at Pennsylvania State University, it incorporates a polysaccharide polymer known as pullulan, which is infused with a naturally-sourced antibacterial called Lauric arginate. Both pullulan and Lauric arginate are already approved for use in foods.

Composite food wrap kills bacteria

-Adding graphene to amorphous carbon random-access memories could lead to smaller memory devices that consume less power

​Researchers at Graphene Flagship partner the Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, have developed a new type of resistive memory that can be scaled down beyond current limitations.

They also collaborated with colleagues at Soochow University to discuss the state-of-the-art technology and evaluate the future of resistive memories based on graphene and related materials (GRMs). Graphene Circular Economy ReNylon

Furthermore, Graphene Flagship partners at CNRS, France, and CSIC and ICREA, Spain, along with SAC member Luigi Colombo, analysed the properties and device structures required for practical GRM-based memory devices to reach their potential.

Adding graphene to amorphous carbon random-access memories could lead to smaller memory devices that consume less power

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-Triad fibers maker to introduce new sustainable products

Greensboro-based Unifi Inc. (NYSE: UFI), one of the world’s leading makers of recycled and synthetic yarns, will introduce a new product and a product expansion at the Outdoor + Snow Show Jan. 29-31 in Denver.

As the company continues to work to meet sustainability and performance demands, Unifi will unveil its REPREVE cationic-dyeable polyester and its expanded REPREVE Our Ocean products.

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-Half of companies ignore carbon impact of plastic alternatives: Survey

Just under half (49%) of businesses have not examined the carbon impact of single-use plastic alternatives, despite growing pressure for companies to improve the sustainability and recyclability of product packaging in light of the climate crisis.

In contrast, 39% of the 287 respondents said their organisation had looked into the environmental effects of single-use plastic alternatives, and 34% said their organisation had publicly set a target to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics.

A further 12% did not know if their company had looked into plastic substitutes. Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

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-VNPOLY, SSFC team up for yarn production

The Vietnam Petrochemical and Fiber Joint Stock Company (VNPOLY) and Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation (SSFC) from China’s Taiwan have agreed to work together to produce drawn textured yarn (DTY) in Vietnam.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

The Vietnam Petrochemical and Fiber Joint Stock Company (VNPOLY) and Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation (SSFC) from China’s Taiwan have agreed to work together to produce drawn textured yarn (DTY) in Vietnam.

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-Ecover relaunches biodegradable detergents in PCR plastic

Ecover is relaunching its biodegradable, plant-based laundry detergents.

The new variants – Bio, Colour and Dark – are packaged in bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic – widely recyclable.

The cap is made from 50% post-consumer recycled polypropylene and can be recycled with the bottle. Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

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-TerraCycle announces new partnerships

The company has partnered with PopSockets and The Clorox Co.’s Glad business in January to launch new recycling programs.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

Trenton, New Jersey-based TerraCycle has announced it has entered into new partnerships with Boulder, Colorado-based PopSockets and Oakland, California-based The Clorox Co.’s Glad business this January to launch new recycling programs.

With PopSockets, which makes expandable phone grips, mobile tech and lifestyle accessories, TerraCycle is creating a free recycling program for PopSockets products, packaging and cellphone cases, TerraCycle reports in a news release on the partnership.

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-Italy worst textile polluter in Europe, UK 4th: study

Italy ranks as the worst textile polluter in Europe, with the country producing 466 tonnes of textile waste every year, according to new research from sustainable fashion brand LABFRESH, which found Italians spend a proportionately large amount on new clothing each year, at £920 per person. The United Kingdom ranked as the fourth worst offender.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

The United Kingdom’s total textile waste is less than half that of Italy, at 206 tonnes per year. Brits spend a similar annual sum on clothing to their Italian counterparts—at £980—despite the country’s gross domestic product per capita being 25 per cent higher.

Italy worst textile polluter in Europe, UK 4th: study Italy ranks as the worst textile polluter in Europe, with the country produc

-Toddler shames a driver who threw a plastic bottle onto the pavement by picking up the rubbish and returning it to him through the car window

  • Jiarui was walking in a Chinese city with his mother when he saw the bottle
  • Footage shows the boy picking up the piece of rubbish and handing it back
  • Web users have flocked to praise the child and urge adults to learn from him
  • The boy is ‘polite’, ‘curious’ and ‘respectful’ towards the elderly, his mum said

A one-year-old Chinese boy has taught a litter bug a lesson by picking up a plastic bottle thrown onto the pavement by the driver through the car window.

The toddler then gave the piece of rubbish back to the motorist by passing it to him through the same window.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

It is likely that the boy thought the driver had dropped the bottle by accident and was trying to help, according to his mother.

THROW A BOTTLE FROM THE CAR AND A CHILD COLLECTS IT. DO WE STILL BLAME THE PLASTIC? (Italian Language Only)
A driver throws a plastic bottle out of the car window. A little boy over a year old picks it up from the ground and returns it to the driver.the images of the video that arrives from eastern China make think, and went viral on the net.

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-ULMA urges mix of more recyclable plastics and switch of material

ULMA Packaging UK is continuing to work with a number of material suppliers to develop recyclable mono base materials.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

This follows a cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment which ULMA said is a wake-up call for companies to redouble their sustainability efforts.

ULMA urges mix of more recyclable plastics and switch of material

-Zoppas Industries chooses eprcommunicazione for press and public affairs activities

In Italy, the plastic debate involves citizens, professionals and institutions, as well as those who work on concrete solutions, respecting health and the environment.

This is what SIPA, a Zoppas Industries company from Vittorio Veneto, is doing. It designed and built XTREME RENEW, the first system for the production of preforms for food use containing 100 per cent recycled PET starting from flakes, in a single heating cycle.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

The plant, the result of a unique project, is able to transform a potential waste into a resource through a complex process: the pet is recycled, the preform created, and the recycled plastic bottle produced. Finally, the blowing and bottling unit can also be added to the same machine.

-Zoppas Industries chooses eprcommunicazione for press and public affairs activities

-Barrier Bottle packaging: 9 fascinating facts

Qualifying as recyclable, reusable and refillable, the freshly patented, low-cost Barrier Bottle insulates the drink inside.Additives Circular Economy ReNylon 

David Fussell, president of VenturSource Consulting, is a prolific inventor, holding more than 30 patents worldwide. He has also been successful—the patented Ornamotion proved a holiday ornament sensation, selling more than 60 million units.

Fussell believes the Barrier Bottle that he co-invented is another winner, telling Packaging Digest, “I’ve been working with new products for a long time and have never been involved in a product that had such potential.”

Barrier Bottle packaging: 9 fascinating facts

 

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-Benioff Ocean Initiative and The Coca-Cola Foundation announce $11 Million in funding to clean up rivers and stem flow of waste to oceans

Nine river clean-up programs across the world have been selected to receive a total of $11 million over the next three years as part of a unique partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

The partnership combines The Coca-Cola Foundation’s commitment to support behavioral-change projects regarding recycling and the Benioff Ocean Initiative’s expertise in developing innovative ways to collect and analyze waste from our rivers and oceans and address the plastic crisis.

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-Promoting a circular economy with sustainable packaging

A plastic packaging company have issued a statement highlighting that they are promoting the circular economy with its new sustainable packaging solutions.

Valgroup have drawn attention to a myriad of case studies that demonstrate how the circular economy for plastics can turn plastic into the ultimate sustainable material.

A number of trends are driving sustainability including rapid urbanisation, shifting demographics and consumer expectations, and an increasing acceptance that climate change and resource scarcity are pressing problems.Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

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-China targets non-biodegradable plastic

Updated regulation launches campaign for better packaging solutions

China sought to restrict and ban the use of non-biodegradable plastic products by updating a plastic industry regulation on Sunday, 12 years after restrictions were first imposed on plastic bags. Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

Released by China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the document promotes alternative products, standardizes recycling and plastic waste use.

The regulation establishes and improves management systems for the production, use, recycling and disposal of plastic products.

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-Business Reporter: A New Dawn for Sustainable Packaging

Valgroup is promoting the circular economy with its sustainable packaging solutions.

A number of megatrends are driving sustainability including rapid urbanisation, shifting demographics and consumer expectations, and an increasing acceptance that climate change and resource scarcity are pressing problems.Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

In fact, sustainability is now an unstoppable force that is driving businesses around the globe. In a newly released video, Cesar Sanches, Director of Strategic Marketing and Sustainability at Valgroup, explains why plastic, often vilified by sustainability pundits, is a wonderful material that can be manufactured and processed so that it contributes to sustainability rather than having a negative impact on the environment.

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-Coca-Cola HBC AG  have announced that they will be heavily investing into France to support sustainable development.

The firm said that alongside Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (LON:CCEP) they will invest as much as €1 billion over the next five years.Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

At the Choose France Summit, Coca-Cola’s chair and chief executive in James Quincey announced a new “major investment plan” which expanded on the next five years.

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-MGC acquires Melchior Textil

MGC the textile manufacturing joint venture between the UK based Carrington Textiles and Portugal based TMG – Acabamentos Texteis SA, strategic finishing partner for Melchior Textil, has announced the acquisition of Melchior Textil GmbH (Germany) from HOS-Group.Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

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-ISPO Munich Attendees to Get First Look at Latest LYCRA® Brand Innovations

The LYCRA Company is gearing up for a ground-breaking 2020 – a year that will include the launch of new fiber technologies for activewear, sportswear and athleisure apparel.

Many of these innovations – including LYCRA® FitSense™ technology, LYCRA® MyFit™ fiber and LYCRA® EcoMade fiber – will take centre stage this month at ISPO Munich.

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-ISPO Munich Attendees to Get First Look at Latest LYCRA® Brand Innovations

-Could a unique cellulose moulding technology replace single-use plastic?

Founded in 2015 by a father and son team, PulPac owns a patented technology that allows the moulding of cellulose into hard, durable packs.

And, following five years of innovation and graft, its technology is beginning to generate increased funding and interest from investors.Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

So, what makes this solution stand out? Fin Slater spoke to CEO, Linus Larsson to find out.

Could a unique cellulose moulding technology replace single-use plastic?

-Freudenberg named finalist at plastic recycling awards

Freudenberg Performance Materials has been shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020, in the category Building and Construction Product of the Year for the project The virtuous lifecycle of a PET bottle.Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

Every year, the prestigious awards aim to recognize important achievements and developments in the use of recycled materials, product design and innovative manufacturing within the European plastics recycling industry.

The initiative is jointly organized by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Crain Communications, which organizes the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.

Freudenberg named finalist at plastic recycling awards

-Avantium eyes easily recyclable, multi-layer packaging applications for PEF initiative.

“We are looking to replace those multi-layer films with a mono-layer of PEF that brings all the functionalities that people are looking for in terms of barriers and physical and mechanical properties.”Additives CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles 

Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium aims to produce furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) to help the bioeconomy supply chain to manufacture polyethylene furanoate (PEF) for high-value, easily-recyclable packaging applications, CEO Tom van Aken told Bio Market Insights.

Avantium eyes easily recyclable, multi-layer packaging applications for PEF initiative.

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-PET-ase mutant enzyme degrades plastic at super-speed

Chemists at the University of Portsmouth in southern England have isolated an enzyme capable of breaking up PET molecules.

A bacterial enzyme, which is an organic microorganism made of protein combinations, could provide a cheap and fast solution for plastic waste recycling, as well as depleting mountains of PET lying in landfill around the world.

The bacterium, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, was found by chance feeding on waste from an industrial PET recycling facility. PET has only been widely used since the 1970s, so the bacterium had evolved at breakneck speed to use the new food source.

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-Indorama raises February MEG prices in the US by USD44 per ton

Indorama raises February MEG prices in the US by USD44 per ton

MOSCOW – Indorama Ventures Company Ltd (IVL), the world leader in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), raises the prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for supplies to the United States in February by 2 cents per pound (USD44 per ton), according to company message.

The company said the reason for the increase was reduced supply and increased demand, as well as rising prices in Asia. Prices in Asia, which tend to affect the cost of MEGs in the United States, are rising amid declining stocks at ports.

-Benioff Ocean Initiative and The Coca-Cola Foundation announce $11 Million in funding to clean up rivers and stem flow of waste to oceans

January 17, 2020 | Global themes | The Coca-Cola Company | Atlanta | United States

Nine river clean-up programs across the world have been selected to receive a total of $11 million over the next three years as part of a unique partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

The partnership combines The Coca-Cola Foundation’s commitment to support behavioral-change projects regarding recycling and the Benioff Ocean Initiative’s expertise in developing innovative ways to collect and analyze waste from our rivers and oceans and address the plastic crisis.

Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

-IIT-Bombay develops plastic-like films for packaging industry

In an effort to counter plastic pollution, the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) has developed plastic-like films for the packaging industry that can degrade into harmless components.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

The institute has developed a product that is a combination of non-toxic, edible sugar-based or fat-based biopolymers approved by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that can degrade in about a week or a month.

Researchers said at present high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the standard non-degradable plastic barrier film, used for both consumer goods and food, by most packaging industries in India and overseas.

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-US team looks to get feed proteins and enzymes from microalgae

US researchers are seeking to generate feed proteins and enzymes from microalgae as part of a larger goal of improving the sustainability of US broiler production.

The US Department of Agriculture awarded a $9.95m, five-year grant to Cornell University and the University of Arkansas along with partnering institutions to explore ways to develop poultry feed ingredients and improve water use during poultry production.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

The multi-university research group is exploring ways to improve broiler production including assessing microalgae as an alternative protein ingredient to replace a portion of soybean meal in broiler feed, said Xingen Lei, co-principal investigator and professor in the department of animal science at Cornell. Globally there continues to be a need for more protein and that trend is going to continue.

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-Sugarcane Based PET Bottle Market : The report gives immense knowledge on the competitive nature of key players

The ‘Sugarcane Based PET Bottle market’ study offers an in-depth analysis of the current market trends influencing this business vertical.

The study also includes market valuation, market size, revenue forecasts, geographical spectrum and SWOT Analysis of the industry. In addition, the report depicts key challenges and growth opportunities faced by the industry bigwigs, in consort with their product offerings and business strategies.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

A collective analysis of Sugarcane Based PET Bottle market offering an exhaustive study based on current trends influencing this vertical across various geographies has been provided in the report.

Sugarcane Based PET Bottle Market : The report gives immense knowledge on the competitive nature of key players

-Inside Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s plastics strategy

As its parent company strives to eliminate virgin fossil-fuel-based plastics from its packaging portfolio across Europe by 2030, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has provided edie with an exclusive, deeper dive into its plastics strategy.

Announced in September 2019, Suntory’s commitment to switch to 100% “sustainable” plastics across its European packaging portfolio made headlines.

While many praised the company’s boldness in removing virgin, fossil-based plastics from some of the continent’s most recognisable soft drinks brands including Lucozade, Ribena and TriNa, concerns were raised about what “sustainable” really means in the plastics context. Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

Inside Lucozade Ribena Suntory's plastics strategy

-Bioplastics continue to blossom—are they really better for the environment?

Replacing plastic looks hard, but alternatives to fossil fuel materials are on the rise.

The English metallurgist Alexander Parkes never saw the widespread realization of his spectacular 19th-century invention, celluloid, the first plastic.

While a revolutionary breakthrough, Parkesine, as it was called, was expensive and brittle. It was used in objects like buttons and combs, but ultimately quality control issues led Parkes’ company to bankruptcy in 1868 just 12 years after the discovery.

Parkesine, however, was also the first bioplastic—a plastic made from renewable plant material instead of fossil fuels. Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

And today with the environmental impact of plastics increasingly on the public mind, bioplastics are making a big comeback.

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-Plastics policies will harm China’s PE imports

Polyethylene (PE) import volumes into China are likely to be impacted by policies announced by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, which are aimed at restricting the production, sale and use of single-use plastics.Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

Non-degradable bags will be banned in major Chinese cities by the end of this year, and in all cities and towns by 2022. Markets selling fresh produce, however, will be exempt from the bag ban until 2025.

Plastics policies will harm China’s PE imports

-Unifi Introduces New Fiber Solutions at 2020 Outdoor + Snow Show

Unifi, Inc. one of the world’s leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns, will introduce a new product and further product expansion to the marketplace at this year’s Outdoor + Snow Show in Denver. Bioplastic CrudeOil ReNylon Textiles

The new additions, consistent with meeting sustainability and performance demands, include REPREVE® cationic-dyeable polyester and expanded REPREVE® Our Ocean™ offerings.

Unifi Introduces New Fiber Solutions at 2020 Outdoor + Snow Show

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Indorama February Monoethylene Glycol

Indorama February Monoethylene Glycol

Indorama raises February MEG prices in the US by USD44 per ton

Indorama February Monoethylene Glycol

MOSCOW – Indorama Ventures Company Ltd (IVL), the world leader in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), raises the prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for supplies to the United States in February by 2 cents per pound (USD44 per ton), according to company message.

The company said the reason for the increase was reduced supply and increased demand, as well as rising prices in Asia. Prices in Asia, which tend to affect the cost of MEGs in the United States, are rising amid declining stocks at ports.

Earlier it was reported that Shell Chemicals announced an increase in the contract price of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for deliveries in February to the US market by 2 cents per pound or USD44 per ton. The price increase will take effect on February 1 and is consistent with the terms of current contracts. Indorama February Monoethylene Glycol

The main manufacturers of MEGs in the USA are Eastman Chemical, Huntsman, Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell, Nan Ya Plastics, Shell Chemical and MEGlobal.

MEG is one of the main raw materials for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Review , at the end of December last year, activity in the external PET markets was very low amid holidays in Europe. Prices in the Chinese market remained at the level of the second half of the third week of December. Activity in the Russian spot PET market at the end of 2019 increased sharply. Free volumes for spot buyers in a significant amount remained only at the Kaliningrad plant Ecopet.

Indorama Ventures PLS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of PET, TPA, MEG (in the USA), as well as polyester filaments and fibers. Indorama February Monoethylene Glycol

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Petrochemical Polymers Monoethylene Glycol Prices

Petrochemical Polymers Monoethylene Glycol

 

Polyestertime
ITEM13/01/202020/01/2020+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,575 yuan/ton6,575 yuan/ton
Bottle grade PET chips export market850 $/ton850 $/ton
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers Monoethylene Glycol

6,350 yuan/ton6,300 yuan/ton-50
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,450 yuan/ton6,400 yuan/ton-50
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,845 yuan/ton4,860 yuan/ton+15
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
610 $/ton 610 $/ton
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market5,475 yuan/ton5,155 yuan/ton-320
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market615 $/ton595 $/ton-20
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market818 $/ton816 $/ton-2
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market800 $/ton798 $/ton-2
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers Monoethylene Glycol

728 $/ton726 $/ton-2
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,180 yuan/ton7,170 yuan/ton
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Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,050 yuan/ton7,050 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,900 yuan/ton8,950 yuan/ton+50
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,250 yuan/ton8,250 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers Monoethylene Glycol
7,700 yuan/ton7,700 yuan/ton
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,030 yuan/ton7,030 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,200 yuan/ton11,200 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,280 $/ton1,290 $/ton+10
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,570 $/ton1,570 $/ton+10
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,150 yuan/ton12,350 yuan/ton+200
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,200 yuan/ton12,200 yuan/ton
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,600 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton