Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA News 14-11-2019

Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

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-DyStar exhibits new developments at Performance Days

DyStar is a leading specialty chemical company. © DyStar DyStar, a leading specialty chemical company with a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation, is inviting visitors to meet the company at this week’s Performance Days trade fair, which takes place in Munich from 13-14 November.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

“This is our second time at the event, and we are elated to have five of our new developments chosen by the Jury of Performance Forum to be displayed on the Wall Special. Learn and find out how DyStar’s products can help you shape a more sustainable manufacturing journey with us,” commented Bernhard Knoche, Global Head of Brand & Retailer Management.

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-BP announces technology to enable circularity for unrecyclable PET bottles

BP has announced the launch of enhanced recycling technology that enables currently unrecyclable PET plastic to be transformed.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

The petroleum giant said BP Infinia enables currently unrecyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste to be diverted from landfill or incineration and transformed back into new, virgin-quality feedstocks.

BP Infinia technology is designed to turn difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste – such as black food trays and coloured bottles – into recycled feedstocks that are interchangeable with those made from traditional hydrocarbon sources.

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-Project STOP receives renowned ADIPEC Award

Borealis, Borouge and NOVA Chemicals, strategic partners that support Project STOP, are proud to announce that the initiative has received the Social Contribution and Local Content Project of the Year Award at the ADIPEC Awards 2019.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

These awards recognise outstanding contributions to the future of the oil and gas industry. The award was received at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on 11 November 2019.

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-Sympatex recycled share reaches 80 per cent

Functional textile developer Sympatex has expanded its share of unmixed, recycled polyester laminates in its apparel line to 80 per cent as it looks to develop a range of products that can be upcycled, and as part of its strategy to offer completely non-toxic, recycled and recyclable functional textiles by the end of 2020.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

The news comes on the eve of the 2019 Performance Days event in Munich where the company will also reveal details of its on-going collaboration with the Wear2Wear consortium. A European initiative, which aims to bring used polyester fibres back into the textile loop, thus preserving their value.

Sympatex recycled share reaches 80 per cent

-RECIPAM project to improve recycling of multilayer food packaging

The RECIPAM project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), is developing new recycling methods for multilayer food packaging to improve the quality of the resulting materials so they can be incorporated into high value-added applications.

The project partners hope the development of a cost-effective process and high-quality materials will lead to the creation of a recycling chain for this kind of packaging through the involvement and collaboration of the entire value chain.

RECIPAM project to improve recycling of multilayer food packaging

-Avantium joins Paper Bottle Project

The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco®) – a joint venture between paper packaging material developer BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist ALPLA -has announced that Avantium joins the Paper Bottle Project.

Avantium will be one of the technology providers for the fully plant-based and recyclable Paper Bottle. A thin layer of Avantium’s PEF (polyethylene furanoate) will provide the Paper Bottle with the high barrier properties (the ability to withstand gas permeability through the bottle) needed for beverages such as beer and carbonated soft drinks.

-Berry Global joins SABIC in the production and use of circular polymers from chemical recycling

Berry Global Group has announced a collaboration with SABIC to drive the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling.

The companies boast a long partnership and focus on their shared values of sustainability and promotion of a circular economy.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

Berry Global joins SABIC in the production and use of circular polymers from chemical recycling

-Recycled HDPE prices continue to escalate

Market graph iconThe price of recovered natural HDPE has climbed again, in some areas breaking recent records. The price of OCC dropped further, however.

The current national average price of post-consumer natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from curbside collection programs is 51.75 cents per pound, compared with 46.38 cents this time last month.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

In some areas, it is trading as high as 57.00 cents per pound, a decade high.

The last similar high was in September 2014, when it reached a national average of 52.69 cents per pound.

Recycled HDPE prices continue to escalate

-Spot PE prices slide as suppliers compete for orders

Prices for both polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP)  weakened across the board last week, reports the PlasticsExchange (Chicago) in its Market Update.

PE grades dropped $0.005 to 0.015/lb, although some materials such as low-density (LD) PE for film and high-density (HD) PE for dairy remained a tad snug. Spot PP prices dropped a deuce on weaker feedstock costs.Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

There were some phenomenal resin deals presented to us, writes the PlasticsExchange, which it scooped up, because they were “just too compelling to pass up.”

Spot PE prices slide as suppliers compete for orders

-New upgrade transforms ACW into WINGS

Oerlikon Barmag ACW WINGS. © Oerlikon Upgrades and retrofits have been made available for Oerlikon Barmag ACW-series winders, with which the benefits of the WINGS concept become tangibly close for operators of POY spinning systems equipped with ACW technology. Worldwide, thousands of winders could take advantage of this system upgrade, the manufacturer reports. Petrochemical PET Preforms PTA

“In addition to savings in terms of energy, waste and HR, the benefits of the WINGS concept above all include the consistently high yarn quality, making WINGS yarn a winner in further processing.

New upgrade transforms ACW into WINGS

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Petrochemical PET Preforms MEG News 13-11-2019

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Naphtha overseas market 

Naphtha overseas market 

Bottle grade PET chips export market

Bottle grade PET chips export market

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-Fil Doux Textiles Introduces Otratex, Completely Degradable Textile

Dubbed “The Conscious Choice” by Fil Doux Textiles, the company is introducing Otratex™, a collection of degradable vinyl alternatives and the first completely degradable vinyl alternative in the industry.

With a focus on sustainability and craftsmanship from start to finish, Fil Doux Textiles controls the entire production process from their mills in Chile and Brazil, which are powered by wind and solar energy. Otratex is a natural extension for the company, whose textiles all embody the eco-friendly vision of the brand.

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-Is OPEC stuck in a cycle of endless cuts?

This view of the future says a lot about the cartel’s policies in facing the ever-growing US shale which is casting a dismal shadow over the future role which OPEC members are going to be playing in the global oil market.Petrochemical PET Preforms MEG

According to the latest WOO report, OPEC expects its production of crude oil and other liquids to decline to 32.8 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2024 from its current 35 million bpd. This means that the cartel plans to go further with its plans for cutting production even after the current pact is over in 2020.

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-Cutting edge solutions on show at Packaging Innovations 2020

The latest packaging solutions and technologies will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. The two-day event will welcome more than 300 industry-leading suppliers to its show floor, with many of them launching their latest developments live at the show.Petrochemical PET Preforms MEG

With more retailers than ever before searching for the best eco-friendly packaging options in response to growing consumer concern, including Tesco which recently pledged to remove a billion pieces of plastic from its stores by the end of 2020, sustainability is high on the agenda for exhibitors.

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-Neste and Ravago begin ‘significant’ chemical recycling collaboration

Neste and Ravago are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim of reaching significant industrial scale. They have set a joint target to reach an annual capacity to process over 200,000 tons of waste plastic.Petrochemical PET Preforms MEG

Neste – a provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel and chemical solutions –  and Ravago – a distributor and recycler of polymers – say they are looking to accelerate the circularity of materials and improve resource-efficiency in the petrochemical industry.

The two companies also want to provide more sustainable alternatives to primary fossil feedstock. They believe chemical recycling of plastic waste will enable the petrochemical industry to meet its recycling targets and develop a more sustainable, climate-friendlier offering.

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-Archroma at ChromaTexChem India with latest innovations

Archroma will be at ChromaTexChem India 2019 from November 14-15 in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, to present its latest innovations and solution systems aimed to help textile manufacturers with optimised productivity and/or value creation in their markets. It will also moderate a panel on ‘Sustainable innovation in textile processing’.

The solution systems and innovations presented by Archroma have all been selected for their compliance with ‘The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature’. The approach finds its origin in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable.

Archroma at ChromaTexChem India with latest innovations

-Oil prices gain as market awaits signals on US-China trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, reversing early losses on hopes that US President Donald Trump may signal progress on trade talks with China in a speech later in the day.

Brent crude futures were up 31 cents, or 0.5 per cent, at $62.49 a barrel by 0644 GMT, after dipping to as low as $61.90 earlier in the day.

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up 23 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $57.09 a barrel, having fallen to $56.55.

Oil prices gain as market awaits signals on US-China trade talks

-Growing End-use Adoption to Fuel Sales of PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines Market During the Forecast Period 2017 – 2027

PET stretch blow molding machines produce bottles for juices, water, soda, detergents, soda bottles and several other products by stretching preforms in both the axel direction and the hoop direction.

The PET stretch blow molding machines market is expected to witness a sluggish growth that is mainly driven by the large consumer base of the beverage industry demanding bottles produced by PET stretch blow molding machines.

According to a new research report by Future Market Insights titled ‘PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 – 2027,’ the global PET stretch blow molding machines market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% during the forecast period.

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-Find out why Bio based bottle Market is flourishing worldwide by top key players like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Carlsberg

Bio-Based PET bottle is made using renewable biomass sources as one of the ingredients.

BIO-BASED PET – The PET molecule is made of two main elements: terephthalic acid, which comprises 70% of it, and monoethylene glycol, also called MEG, which makes up the remaining 30%.

Bio-based polyethylene terephthalate finds wide applications in bottles, consumer goods, and other technical applications.

The hazardous nature of traditional plastics is pushing governments all over the world to introduce stringent regulations to curb carbon emissions and the usage of harmful plastic products. Now a day’s bio based bottle Market is booming.

Find out why Bio based bottle Market is flourishing worldwide by top key players like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Carlsberg

-APLA ’19: Latin American aromatics markets likely to face challenges in 2020

Aromatics markets in Latin America are facing challenging economic conditions and this is likely to continue into the next year, market participants commented on Monday on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA).

“There is a lot of supply in the market with Mexico and Colombia both trying to raise their export volumes. Demand typically tracks movements in GDP and has not been as strong as expected as several countries in the region are struggling economically,” a market participant commented.

-APLA ’19: Latin American aromatics markets likely to face challenges in 2020

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Petrochemical PET Preforms PEF News 12-11-2019

Petrochemical PET Preforms PEF News 12-11-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are assessed mixed,but globally are weak .

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 780/825 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,300/6,450 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 5,850/6,000 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,000/6,100 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 605/615 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonMEG  535/545 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,500/4,600 yuan/tonPX Korea 755/765 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,700/6,850  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,500/8,600  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,700/7,850 yuan/ton

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-EU Directive threatens Finland’s bottle return system

A stipulation that the cap must always remain with the bottle will lead to an increase in the use of plastic.

EU Directive threatens Finland’s bottle return system

A stipulation that the cap must always remain with the bottle will lead to an increase in the use of plastic.

Under the terms of the new directive, the cap must remain with the bottle. Image: Riikka Pennanen / Yle

A new EU directive aimed at tackling plastic waste may lead to major changes to Finland’s bottle return system, according to Palpa, the company responsible for the collection, recycling and reuse of beverage packages.

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-Södra finds way to recycle used cotton, blended fabrics

Södra has found a way to convert large volumes of used cotton and blended fabrics into new clothing and textiles. The technique can separate cotton and polyester in polycotton blends, which are one of the most widely used textiles in the market. The pure cotton fibres are then added to the wood-derived textile pulp, which can be used to make new textiles.Petrochemical PET Preforms PEF 

One of the major obstacles to textile recycling is that the fabrics are often made from blended materials. At present, no one in the world can recycle fibres from blended fabrics on a large scale. Södra’s solution will enable circular flows in the fashion and textile industry.

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-Cutting-edge solutions on show at UK’s largest packaging event

The latest packaging solutions and technologies will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 when it returns to Birmingham, UK, on 26-27 February.

The event will welcome more than 300 suppliers, many of which will launch their latest developments live at the show. Petrochemical PET Preforms PEF 

As the UK’s largest packaging event, the show will offer visitors an exclusive glimpse into the future of packaging.

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-Canclini 1925 presents eco-innovation driven Techno Shirt

With Techno Shirt, Canclini 1925 is revolutionising world of fabrics for shirts through a line which brings together high performance of technical fabrics with traditional and formal look.Petrochemical PET Preforms PEF 

The combination between technological innovation and made in Canclini creativity, Techno Shirt restyles traditional concept of shirt in a modern, trendy and green version.

It is a collection where technology, performance and eco-innovation are merged, based on an approach which expresses a research and development pathway intrinsic to the essence of the Canclini 1925 product ranges.

Canclini 1925 presents eco-innovation driven Techno Shirt

-Pyrolyx and Continental team up for sustainable tyre solution

Pyrolyx AG has announced a five-year supply agreement for recovered Carbon Black (rCB) with Continental AG.Petrochemical PET Preforms PEF 

Pyrolyx is the world leader in the extraction of rCB from end-of-life tyres. rCB is used to manufacture new tyres and is also used in the plastic, technical, rubber and masterbatch industries.

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-All Coca-Cola Australia brands now in recycled plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) announced on Monday that all of its soft drink and water brands, 600ml and below, are now being produced from 100 per cent recycled plastic.

Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Mount Franklin and Pump are all part of the recycled plastic project which was announced by Coca-Cola Amatil in June this year.

All Coca-Cola Australia brands now in recycled plastic bottles Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) announced on Monday that

-Partnering with suppliers to create better recycled plastic

At Google, we have a company-level commitment to maximize the reuse of finite resources across our operations, products, and supply chains and to enable others to do the same.

“We want to end the linear ‘take, make, waste’ economic model by accelerating the transition to a circular economy,” says Michael Werner, lead for circular economy at Google. “This includes rethinking how we build our products and working to keep materials in use and in the economy longer.”

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-Unilever a cut above the rest at 2019 Gold Pack Awards

The Gold Pack Awards recognises and celebrates South African companies in the packaging industry, who represent innovation and professionalism in packaging.

t was a clean sweep for Unilever at the 2019 Gold Pack Awards where it bagged four gold medals in various categories, including the Judge’s Special Mention for the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever a cut above the rest at 2019 Gold Pack Awards

-Spain chems demand industry-friendly cabinet but instability may persist on hung parliament

Spain’s second general election this year has delivered another hung parliament which could make governability difficult. The chemical sector is hopeful, however, that a cabinet led by the Socialists could pass industry-friendly policies that lower energy costs.

The Socialist party (PSOE) came first with 120 seats in the 350-strong chamber (see bottom graph).  Click here for a full list of results from the Spanish Ministry of Interior.

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-America is now the world’s top oil producer, but cracks are emerging

By any measure, America’s rapid expansion to a record 12 million barrels of oil output a day has been a global game-changer.

In less than a decade, a boom in the country’s shale patch added a record 8 million barrels day and made the United States the No. 1 oil producer in the world.

A large chunk of credit must go to the producers in the Permian Basin, a vast expanse of 86,000 square miles that borders west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. That region is responsible for about a third of America’s crude output.

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-Nestlé and Corbion eye microalgae for ‘next generation’ plant proteins

Swiss food manufacturer Nestlé and Dutch ingredients supplier Corbion have entered into a strategic partnership to develop what they describe as the ‘next generation’ of microalgae-based ingredients for plant-based applications.

The companies said they aim to leverage microalgae to deliver ‘sustainable, tasty and nutritious plant-based products’. Petrochemical Textiles PEF

The agreement will combine Corbion’s microalgae and fermentation capabilities with Nestlé’s expertise in the development of plant-based products.

The aim of the joint development agreement is to establish a platform for the production and commercialisation of algae-based ingredients. The research will work to further develop the functionality, taste, and nutritional profile for use in different types of products.

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-Stora Enso: the future of manufacturing just got smarter

Stora Enso’s digitisation programme is realising the benefits of automation and 5G to optimise efficiency, flexibility, and availability in production Petrochemical Textiles PEF

Stora Enso is among the world’s oldest companies with more than 700 years of heritage, encompassing mining, iron and wood activities, stretching back to the 13th century.

Today it focuses on all of the possibilities to manufacture a diverse range of products made from renewable materials with the forest and the trees as their foundation.

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-SA business confidence remains weak for October as uncertainty continues

South African business confidence remained weak in October, according to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The chamber announced on Thursday that its index tracking business confidence fell to 91.7 in October from 92.4 in September. It is only the fourth time the index has dipped below the 92 point mark since 2012. Petrochemical Textiles PEF

The index was pushed down form the previous month due to lower merchandise exports and imports, and to a lesser degree from a fall in the rand/dollar exchange rate and disrupted energy supplies caused by load shedding. A boost to new vehicle sales and lower consumer inflation, provided some pushback.

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-Why Oil Companies Aren’t Evil

When I worked for the oil industry, I began to see things differently from the inside. The image in my mind of “Big Oil” began to be challenged immediately through personal experience. To this day, I see many issues quite differently than some who only view the oil industry from a distance. Petrochemical Textiles PEF

For example, I learned that there are lots of environmentalists who work for oil companies. Environmental departments in major oil companies are well-staffed with people who devote their careers to ensuring environmental laws are followed.

Why Oil Companies Aren't Evil

-Tomra introduces deep learning add-on for autosort machines

Gain, Tomra’s deep learning-based sorting technology, advances accuracy of complex sorting tasks at high throughput rates.

Asker, Norway-based Tomra Sorting Recycling has launched Gain, a deep learning-based sorting technology to further enhance the performance of its sensor-based sorting machines, according to a Tomra news release. Petrochemical Textiles PEF

The gain technology will be made available as an add-on option for the company’s autosort machines. By classifying objects from sensor data, gain enables the sorting of objects, which could previously not be seperated with high levels of purity and without compromising the throughput speed of the autosort.

Tomra introduces deep learning add-on for autosort machines

-Recycled PET resin prices decline with excess virgin material available

Abundant supplies of virgin resin have pushed down North American prices for recycled PET since early 2019. Petrochemical Textiles PEF

Even with the recent declines, recycled PET remains more expensive than virgin grades.

This week Plastics News is showing a decrease of 10 cents per pound for all grades of post-consumer PET. That includes both clear and green materials, and both flake and pellets.

Recycled PET resin prices decline with excess virgin material available

-SE Asia PP block copolymer prices fall below that of homopolymer flat yarn

Copolymer block polypropylene (PP) dutiable spot prices in southeast (SE) Asia have fallen below that of homopolymer flat yarn for the first time in over six years, with spreads likely to remain negative in the near term. Petrochemical Textiles PEF

Increased competition from duty-exempt South Korea origin block copolymer cargoes offered at highly economical prices has put a massive dent on demand for dutiable Middle East origin cargoes.

SE Asia PP block copolymer prices fall below that of homopolymer flat yarn

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-Recycling technologies that add value to waste

India generates close to 410mt of plastic waste every year. At the IFCA conference, Kelvin Davies, Australian project manager at Nextek Technologies discussed the recycling problem in-depth. He presented strategies for ensuring that a recycled product has an upscale value, which is vital to achieve a circular economy Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

When you crunch the numbers you realise India is producing far more packaging than we are recycling. This is not an issue with India. It is a global issue and each geography has its own unique challenges.

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-Brazil Braskem mulls new renewable ethylene, PE capacity

Braskem is considering expanding its production of renewable ethylene and polyethylene (PE), with a a final investment decision (FID) possible in the first half of 2020, an executive said on Friday.Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

The expansion would most likely be in Brazil, and Braskem is considering it because of rising demand for renewable PE, mainly from Europe and Asia, particularly Japan, said Edison Terra, vice president of Braskem’s business unit for polyolefins, renewables and Europe.

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-From Ecomondo a message for the sustainability that will come

( Italian Language Only)

1300 companies occupied all the space available at the Rimini Fair (129 thousand square meters) and animated what is now recognized as an indispensable reference for all those who in some way deal with the circular economy: Ecomondo, organized by the Italian Exhibition Group.Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

“This is the most important fair in the world for the green economy – it was the definition of Environment Minister Sergio Costa – and in our country there are technological excellence and useful knowledge to change behavior and processes”.

It was not easy for the 520 Italian and foreign accredited journalists to follow the many (too many) events organized in the four days of Rimini.

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-Xtreme Renew awarded at Ecomondo 

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Sustainable Development Award in Sipa for the production of preforms starting from flakes of post-consumer PET. Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF
Zoppas: “no to the plastic tax, yes to incentives for recycled products”.

The Xtreme Renew technology developed by Sipa (Zoppas Industries) to produce in an integrated cycle preforms for bottles entirely in recycled PET starting from post-consumer flakes received the Rimini Sustainable Development Award 2019 in the “circular economy” category at Ecomondo. “.

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-Iran discovers new oil field with 50 billion barrels of crude

Iran’s president has described a massive find in the oil-rich Khuzestan province. But sanctions against Iranian oil could make it difficult for the oil to find its way to international markets.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said a new oil field was discovered in the Khuzestan province.Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

He said the new field has more than 50 billion barrels of crude oil, which would boost the country’s proven reserves by a third.

“I am telling the White House that in the days when you sanctioned the sale of Iranian oil, the country’s workers and engineers were able to discover 53 billion barrels of oil,” Rouhani said. “This is a small gift by the government to the people of Iran.”

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-Oil market to be oversupplied in next 4 yrs

MORE bad news is emerging for the oil organization, as more oil has been pouring from different unconventional sources far away from the troubled waters.

This time it is not the USA shale oil but oil from Brazil, Canada, Guyana and Norway. All the four countries are expected to bring more than five million barrels of oil in the next four years.Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

OPEC will end up losing its global share of 35 million barrels to less than 29 million barrels or may be less. This is after the absence of Iran and Venezuela, which have been forced to cut down their production. Iraq at the same time has been pushing for 4.9 million barrels, and is currently close to 4.7 million barrels per day.

Oil market to be oversupplied in next 4 yrs

-Starlinger “circular packaging” at K 2019: a closed loop for big bags made from polypropylene fabric

At K 2019, Starlinger presents a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene. The sustainable concept “circular packaging” will be Starlinger’s main theme at the K show 2019 as well as at the Starlinger Open House in Weissenbach/Austria.Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

Worldwide, more than 380 million 4-loop big bags (called FIBCs in specialist vocabulary – Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers) are sold every year; this equals an annual recycling potential of approx. 800,000 tons of material. To turn big bags into big bags once more, the Austrian Starlinger & Co. GmbH has now developed the concept “circular packaging” for big bags made from polypropylene fabric; the well-known FIBC expert Dr. Amir Samadijavan acted as consultant for this project.

Starlinger “circular packaging” at K 2019: a closed loop for big bags made from polypropylene fabric

-Kordsa partners with University of Sheffield research center

Kordsa, the University of Sheffield and Sabancı University will collaborate on advanced composites research for aerospace and automotive applications.

Kordsa (Istanbul, Turkey) has partnered with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC, Sheffield, U.K.) for the development of new advanced composite technologies for the aviation and automotive markets.

The collaboration is part of a business strategy to position Kordsa, known for supplying cord products for the global tire market, in the composites technology space.

Kordsa partners with University of Sheffield research center

-Asia PX 2020 proposed term contract formula changes; more weightage on ICIS

Several major paraxylene (PX) producers in northeast Asia including Japan’s JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy have recently made offers indicating a change in their pricing formulas for 2020 term contracts to include a higher weightage of ICIS spot assessments in negotiations.Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy offered its term supplies for next year on a 50% ICIS, 50% Argus CFR (cost & freight) CMP (China Main Ports) basis.

It previously based 50% of its pricing on Platts, 25% on ICIS and 25% on Argus weighting.

Asia PX 2020 proposed term contract formula changes; more weightage on ICIS

-Europe PE spot prices down as US traders step in with lower numbers

-Europe polyethylene (PE) spot prices are under downward pressure again, and new competition from US traders is exacerbating the situation, according to local sellers.

Three new US-based traders are said to be offering large volumes of low-priced product to many players across Europe.

“It looks like they’ve bought a directory and are approaching all the buyers,” said one source. Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

It is this scattershot approach that is sending shock-waves through the market, as it is very hard to define how much material is actually being offered.

Europe PE spot prices down as US traders step in with lower numbers

-Enzymes to reduce emissions from the textile industry

The dyeing of textiles has a major negative impact on the environment. Now, a new method for degrading the dyes and purifying the waste water has been developed at the University of Borås, Borås/Sweden.

In the dyeing process, the excess dyes and chemicals are flushed out with the waste water. In her research project, doctoral student Petrochemical PET Bottles PEF

May Kahoush has investigated 3 different methods, all of which facilitate a solution that benefits both the environment and the textile industry by reducing the consumption of water and energy, as well as the emission of hazardous chemicals. In an attempt to solve this problem, enzymes are used to initiate a degradation process of dyes and other chemicals.

Enzymes to reduce emissions from the textile industry

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Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic Prices

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PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM04/11/201911/11/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,500 yuan/ton6,400 yuan/ton-100
Bottle grade PET chips export market830 $/ton830 $/ton
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic

6,100 yuan/ton5,950 yuan/ton-150
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,200 yuan/ton6,075 yuan/ton-125
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,850 yuan/ton4,700 yuan/ton-150
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
615 $/ton 610 $/ton-5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,605 yuan/ton4,515 yuan/ton-90
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market542 $/ton535 $/ton-7
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market785 $/ton786  $/ton+1
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market765 $/ton766 $/ton+1
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic

705 $/ton705 $/ton
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market6,920 yuan/ton6,810 yuan/ton
-110
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market6,850 yuan/ton6,750 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,670 yuan/ton8,600 yuan/ton-70
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 7,850 yuan/ton7,650 yuan/ton-200
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic
7,250 yuan/ton7,070 yuan/ton-180
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market6,930 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton-130
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,400 yuan/ton11,150 yuan/ton
-250
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,330 $/ton1,300 $/ton-30
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,660 $/ton1,630 $/ton-30
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,550 yuan/ton12,300 yuan/ton-250
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,750 yuan/ton12,450 yuan/ton-300
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,700 yuan/ton22,600 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic

15,100 yuan/ton14,750 yuan/ton-350
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,700 yuan/ton17,400 yuan/ton-300
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,000 yuan/ton15,650 yuan/ton-350
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton-500
Adipic Acid domestic market7,900 yuan/ton7,900 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market5,200 yuan/ton5,300 yuan/ton+100
Benzene overseas  market617 $/ton629 $/ton -12
Ethylene South East market770 $/ton800 $/ton+30
Ethylene NWE  market868 $/ton831 $/ton-37
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market10,600 yuan/ton10,600 yuan/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,500 $/ton1,500 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,600 yuan/ton10,500 yuan/ton-100
PP Powder domestic market8,300 yuan/ton8,000 yuan/ton-300
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic

512 $/ton520 $/ton
+8
Phenol domestic market 7,550 yuan/ton7,550 yuan/ton
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,076 $/ton 1,078 $/ton+2
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,205 $/ton 1,195 $/ton-10
LDPE CFR Far East 902 $/ton882 $/ton-20
LLDPE CFR Far East852 $/ton822 $/ton-30
LDPE   FOB Middle East890 $/ton870 $/ton-20
LLDPE FOB Middle East840 $/ton810 $/ton-30
HDPE CFR Far East850 $/ton820 $/ton-30
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953 €/ton933 €/ton-20
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton923 €/ton-20
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East981 $/ton960 $/ton-21
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,001 €/ton1,001 €/ton

Petrochemical Polymers PET Plastic

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF News 08-11-2019

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to lose groud.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 790/830 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,400/6,500 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,000/6,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,100/6,200 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 605/615 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,700/4,800 yuan/tonMEG  525/535 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,450/4,550 yuan/tonPX Korea 760/775 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,850/6,950  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,600/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,850/7,950 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Exports tumble and ‘ungodly demand’ boosts HDPE prices

Overseas appetite for post-consumer scrap plastic dwindled in the third quarter. But on the domestic side, the value of recovered natural HDPE has skyrocketed and RPET demand remains strong.

U.S. scrap plastic exports dropped to their lowest third-quarter volume on record this year, driven largely by major Asian buyers continuing to constrict import volumes while other overseas markets did not grow enough to fill the void.

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

-Titanium dioxide classification hits rare obstacle at EU Council

Germany, Czech Republic table objections; Council looks to extend deadline

The European Commission’s controversial plan to classify titanium dioxide as a carcinogen has hit a rare hurdle during the EU legislative process, after two member states tabled objections, according to several EU sources.Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Germany and the Czech Republic have raised objections at the Council of Ministers during a two-month scrutiny of the Commission’s delegated act, a process involving both the EU Parliament and Council which is currently set to end on 4 December.

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

-Alpla moves into recycling of HDPE into packaging

With two of its own PET recycling plants in Austria and Poland (PET Recycling Team) and joint ventures in Mexico and Germany, Alpla (Hard, Austria) has long been established in the field of PET recycling. These operations currently have an annual capacity of 70,000 tonnes/77,162 tons.Alpla HDPE Recycling Suminco Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Alpla is now taking the next step by buying two HDPE recycling plants.

Alpla moves into recycling of HDPE into packaging

-Dayuewan Petrochemical to use Honeywell technology

Honeywell has announced at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 that Dayuewan (Zhuhai) Petrochemical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Grain Petrochemical Group, will use a range of technologies from Honeywell UOP to upgrade heavy fuel oil into higher value petrochemical products at its complex in the Gaolan Port Economic Zone in Guangdong Province.Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

When the project is completed, Dayuewan will be converting nearly all of its vacuum residue to light oil products, representing one of the highest conversion rates in the world. Meanwhile, this project will adopt a range of advanced process technologies to recycle hydrogen and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at among the highest rates in the world.

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

-Circular Polymers to supply PET carpet fiber to Eastman

Densified PET fiber from post-consumer carpet will ride railcars from California to Tennessee, where chemical giant Eastman will feed it into a gasification process.

Kingsport, Tenn.-headquartered Eastman announced an agreement to source recovered PET carpet fiber from Lincoln, Calif.-based Circular Polymers.Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Circular Polymers to supply PET carpet fiber to Eastman

-thyssenkrupp commissions one of the largest textile polyester plants for SASA in Turkey

hyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently successfully commissioned a new polyester plant for the production of staple fibers for SASA in Adana, Turkey. The new plant is one of the largest single line-production facilities for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for textile applications. It is designed to produce up to 380,000 metric tons of PET per year (1,050 tons per day).Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Werner Steinauer, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer: “The commissioning of this highly energy-efficient plant marks another milestone in our successful relationship with SASA. Right from the start, we designed this project while having the complete value chain in mind. The result is an integrated plant concept that ensures maximum efficiency and low energy consumption.”

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

-Coca-Cola chooses plastic bottle collection over aluminum cans to cut carbon footprint

Coca-Cola is committed to collecting and recycling plastic bottles rather than switching to aluminum cans as the world’s largest soft drinks maker seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, its chief executive officer told Reuters.Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Along with multinational rivals including PepsiCo and Nestle , Coca-Cola has started offering recyclable aluminum cans as well as plastic bottles for some water brands as the industry reacts to public outrage over the world’s oceans being polluted with plastic waste.

Coca-Cola chooses plastic bottle collection over aluminum cans to cut carbon footprint

-Asia BDO market faces year-end lull, weak downstream PBT demand

A steady increase in China’s production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) since mid-October will likely weigh on market sentiment at the end of the year.

The average BDO plant operating rate in China was at 65.4% in the week ended 5 November, up from 61.1% in the previous week, ICIS data showed.

The run rates had hovered at 50-60% for most part of July to H1 October this year.

In the China domestic market, weekly prices were flat at yuan (CNY) 8,900-9,400/tonne DEL (delivered) in the week ended 5 November, according to ICIS data.

-Asia BDO market faces year-end lull, weak downstream PBT demand

-Polypropylene Catalyst Market Sees Strong Growth

The polypropylene catalyst market in the Asia Pacific is projected to grow fastest.

Ziegler-Natta catalyst type is projected to lead the polypropylene catalyst market.

The gas phase manufacturing process of the polypropylene catalyst market is projected to grow fastest.Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

The Polypropylene Catalyst Market is projected to grow from an estimated $1.2 billion in 2019 to $1.9 billion by 2027. Key companies in the Polypropylene Catalyst Market include LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands), Clariant (Switzerland), Mitsui Chemicals (Japan), W.R. Grace & Co., (US), and China Petrochemical (China).

Polypropylene Catalyst Market Sees Strong Growth

-Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

Researchers in the US have developed a catalytic upcycling process using platinum nanoparticles supported on perovskites to convert single-use polyethylene (PE) (such as grocery bags) into value-added high-quality liquid products (such as motor oils and waxes). An open-access paper on their work is published in ACS Central Science.

Hundreds of millions of tons of plastic are produced worldwide each year, and the majority of these materials are discarded after a single use. Most end up in landfills or the environment. Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Because of technical challenges, even the plastic that does get recycled typically generates materials that are of lower quality and value than the original polymer.

Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

-Avantium Set to Become World Leader in Plant-Based MEG

Avantium advances its plant-based MEG technology with the opening of its demonstration plant.

Avantium today inaugurates its plant-based MEG (mono-ethylene glycol) demonstration factory in Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands, bringing industry yet another solution to reduce the reliance on fossil resources. Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

The opening ceremonies are hosted by Nienke Homan, regional minister of the province of Groningen, the Netherlands and Avantium CEO Tom van Aken. Avantium additionally announces the naming of this innovative technology to produce plant-based MEG: Ray TechnologyTM – A Bright Step to The Future.

Avantium Set to Become World Leader in Plant-Based MEG

-Hyundai Chemical’s polymers complex scaled back

A joint venture between South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank and petrochemical firm Lotte Chemical is scaling back plans for a heavy feedstock complex, reducing targeted production capacity amid oversupplied polymers markets. Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

The Hyundai Chemical joint venture has awarded a contract to South Korea’s Daelim Industrial to build the complex, which will be located at Hyundai Oilbank’s refining complex in Daesan. Daelim Industrial said yesterday the complex will have capacity to produce 300,000 t/yr of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), 300,000 t/yr of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and 250,000 t/yr of polypropylene (PP).

Hyundai Chemical's polymers complex scaled back

Petrochemical Thermoplastics PEF

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF News 07-11-2019

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF News 07-11-2019

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are are losing groud.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 790/830 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,400/6,500 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,000/6,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,100/6,200 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 600/610 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,750/4,850 yuan/tonMEG  520/535 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,400/4,500 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/780 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,850/6,950  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,600/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,850/7,950 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-How sustainable is recycled plastic, really?

An increasing number of fashion brands – including Prada, Stella McCartney and Adidas – are using recycled plastic to up their green credentials. Vogue looks at why it might not be such a sustainable fix.

Recycled plastic is in fashion right now, whether it’s eco-trainers or ready-to-wear pieces by luxury brands. Prada has committed to using only recycled nylon by 2021; Stella McCartney has set a goal of using just recycled nylon by 2020 and recycled polyester by 2025; and Marni and Preen both used recycled plastic bottles in their spring/summer 2020 collections.

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

-BEVERAGE INDUSTRY TO INVEST $100 MILLION TO GET “EVERY BOTTLE BACK”

The American Beverage Association and its three biggest members are working to improve bottle recycling rates with a new $100 million program to modernize infrastructure and build public awareness. Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Despite the proliferation of recycling bins everywhere from offices to airports to street corners, only about a third of plastic bottles produced in the U.S. actually get recycled. That’s a number that the American Beverage Association and its three largest members intend to increase with a major new initiative.

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

-Lenzing lowers 2019 outlook due to weak market, low viscose prices

Austrian fibres producer Lenzing lowered its 2019 targets as it reported a slight third-quarter miss due to a challenging market environment with historically low viscose prices.

Lenzing said it now expects its 2019 results to be slightly below the previous year, having previously said earnings would be similar to those of 2018.Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

-New report lays bare EU plastic crisis

A new report published on Wednesday (6 November) reveals that 40 percent of plastic products are garbage after less than a month, and that the current recycling systems in Europe cannot cope with such volumes of waste.Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Keeping in mind that about 99 percent of all plastics are made from fossil resources like oil, gas, and coal, the greenhouse gas emissions from the plastic lifecycle production threaten the ability of the global community to keep a global temperature rise below 1.5C.

New report lays bare EU plastic crisis

-PhD candidate honoured for sustainability research

Swinburne PhD candidate Mohammad Ramezani Taghartapeh has been recognised for his contribution to creating a more sustainable future, receiving a prestigious Green Talents award.Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

The annual Green Talents competition – established by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – celebrates emerging researchers in sustainable development and promotes the international exchange of innovative green ideas.

PhD candidate honoured for sustainability research

-Agr International Inc. introduces new in-the-blowmolder inspection system for PET containers

Agr International recently introduced its latest in-the-blowmolder vision inspection system, Pilot Vision+. This product is configured and positioned to meet the quality management requirements for high-speed PET bottle production, with a special focus on containers with high percentages of rPET.Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

This system is designed to work in conjunction with today’s high speed reheat stretch blowmolding equipment and can be used along with the Process Pilot® automated blowmolder management system. The combination of Pilot Vision+ and Process Pilot provides bottle producers with the ability to detect random occurring defects and manage the process to maintain precise material distribution on bottle designs of all kinds.

Agr International Inc. introduces new in-the-blowmolder inspection system for PET containers

-Total to double the production capacity of its affiliate Synova

Total has announced it will double the production capacity of its affiliate Synova to meet growing market demand for high-performance recycled materials.

By early 2021, Synova will produce 40,000 tons per year of recycled polypropylene that meets the demanding quality standards of automotive OEMs and carmakers.

Total is a founding member of The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, an organisation that brings together around 40 member companies from across the plastics and consumer goods value chain.Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Total to double the production capacity of its affiliate Synova

-Asahi Kasei to display Roica fibre at MarediModa 2019

Asahi Kasei’s Roica Eco Smart family of stretch fibre that offers responsible yarns, will be displayed with partner innovations, sustainability, and cutting-edge performance at MarediModa fair. The international trade fair dedicated to fabrics and accessories for beachwear, underwear, and athleisure sectors will be held from November 5-11, 2019, in Cannes.

The Roica partners participating in MarediModa include Eusebio, Iluna, Maglificio Ripa, MG2, Payen, Penn Textile Solutions, Penn Italia, Piave Maitex, Sofileta, and Tessitura Colombo Antonio.

-Asahi Kasei to display Roica fibre at MarediModa 2019

-How to keep up with market demand

Wolfgang Moersch, international marketing manager for manufacturer ZwickRoell, explains how manufacturers could reduce the testing steps required for autoinjectors whilst maintaining accuracy.Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Across all pharma applications, the auto-injector market is one of the fastest growing sectors. By 2020, global market volume of approximately US $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion) is expected, and auto-injectors represent the largest segment of this.

-How to keep up with market demand

Petrochemical Biotechnology PEF

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF News 06-11-2019

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF News 06-11-2019

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF News

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is in downward trend.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to lose ground.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 790/830 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,450/6,550 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,250 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 610/620 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,800/4,900 yuan/tonMEG  530/545 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,500/4,600 yuan/tonPX Korea 780/790 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,800/6,950  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,600/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-New generation of hydrolysis-stabilized PBT compounds unveiled

Compounds based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) need greater resistance to hydrolysis and aging in hot and humid environments when used in automobiles. For instance, the high electrical power densities of high-voltage systems in electric vehicles lead to greater temperature loads. Furthermore, additional thermal loads arise when charging the battery. In combustion engines, there is a trend towards turbocharged engines, which results in increased temperatures in the engine compartment.

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

-Around 3000 exhibitors expected at Heimtextil

Around 3000 international exhibitors will showcase their innovations at the 50th edition of Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, to be held during January 7-10, 2020, in Frankfurt. The fair will see more sustainable products than ever. There will be more than 250 companies which will bring sustainably produced textiles.

The Green Directory, a separate exhibitor index focusing on the theme of sustainability that will be published by Heimtextil for the tenth time in 2020, lists these companies and their product innovations. The number of companies included in the directory has increased considerably and is higher than ever before. Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

-Stora Enso develops new wood-based sustainable solutions for cosmetic brands

At Luxe Pack, in Monaco, and Cosmetic 360, in Paris, the Nordic manufacturer known in the luxury industry for its high-end cartonboards presented a series of innovations based on the multiple properties of cellulose pulp, whether to replace plastic in packaging or oil derivatives in cosmetic formulas.Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

There is definitely a lot going on in northern Europe! Indeed, Finnish-based Sulapac is preparing a new generation of cosmetic packaging with Chanel, while Sweden’s BillerudKorsnäs is discussing with L’Oréal and other partners the industrialization of the cardboard bottle, and Helsinki-headquartered Metsä Board is preparing the future for cardboard with a new innovation centre in Äänekoski.

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

-Hohenstein releases quality labels for workwear

The Hohenstein Quality Labels Tested Workwear and Corporate Fashion are used to label workwear with particularly high demands on product safety and quality. © HohensteinHohenstein, the testing services provider and research partner, has released quality labels for tested workwear and uniforms to emphasise product safety, quality and the durability of workwear.Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

The quality labels combine all the demands made on modern workwear. Their clear product information provides certainty from the supply chain onwards. They include quality parameters, such as testing for harmful substances with Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex and other technology testing.

Hohenstein releases quality labels for workwear

-SPE Thermoforming Conference going to every other year

The Society of Plastics Engineers’ Thermoforming Division is changing its annual conference from every year to every other year, officials announced Nov. 4.

The division has canceled plans for the 2020 SPE Thermoforming Conference and will hold the next conference on Sept. 20-22, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

“For the past several years, the division’s board of directors has received feedback from attendees, sponsors and exhibitors that an annual conference is no longer what the industry needs,” said Eric Short, chairman of the SPE Thermoforming Division.

SPE Thermoforming Conference going to every other year

-Six in ten willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging

Circular EconomyCollection and TransportEnvironment and EnergyPolicy and StrategyResource ManagementSustainability Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

When offered a choice between two packaging options for the same quality of product, a huge majority across Europe – nine in ten respondents (91.5%) – said they would choose the packaging with 85% less plastic. When asked if they would pay a 12½% premium for this reduced-plastic packaging option, 62% of respondents said they were willing to do so.

These are just some of the results emerging from new research from DS Smith, Europe’s leading sustainable packaging company, published today.

Six in ten willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging

-Zero-tolerance quality for nonwovens at Techtextil India

Some sweet-toothed individuals might dream of a room full of candy floss. The fairground treat certainly has its appeal, but what if you had to find an object as thin as a one cent coin hidden inside the sugary mass? A sticky problem, for sure.Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

Now, let’s imagine we are dealing with tufts of man-made fibre instead, the kind used as feedstock for spunlaced nonwovens. This is when things get serious – the most critical medical and hygiene applications for these products demand zero-tolerance of any contamination fragments larger than 1 mm. Still a big task, yet the Uster Jossi fibre cleaning system has the solution, finding and ejecting unwanted substances in the blink of an eye, manufacturer Uster explains.

Zero-tolerance quality for nonwovens at Techtextil India

-Prada signs loan with rates linked to sustainability

The Prada fashion group has signed what is billed as the first business loan in the luxury goods sector linking the annual interest rate to practices that help the environment.

Prada said Tuesday that the five-year, 50 million-euro ($55-million) loan with Credit Agricole Group will see interest rates lowered based on “achievement of ambitious targets related to sustainability.” Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

Prada signs loan with rates linked to sustainability

-US October ethylene contracts settle up 0.75 cent/lb

US October ethylene contracts settled for the majority of the market on Monday at an increase of 0.75 cent/lb ($17/tonne), mostly driven by higher spot prices.

The settlement puts October ethylene contracts at 29.75 cents/lb ($656/tonne), as average spot prices rose and cracker cash costs were mostly flat. At least one participant did not settle October contracts at that price. Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF

US October ethylene contracts settle up 0.75 cent/lb

Petrochemical Bioparaxylene PEF News

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid News 05-11-2019

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid News 05-11-2019

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is in upward trend.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 790/830 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,400/6,550 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,250 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 610/620 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,850/4,950 yuan/tonMEG  535/550 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,550/4,650 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,800/6,900  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,650/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid News

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Eurozone October manufacturing remains mired in contraction

The eurozone’s industrial sector showed few signs of a rebound in October, with output remaining in contraction and few signs of increased momentum from September, according to data from IHS Markit on Monday.

Eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) levels ticked up to 45.9 during the month compared to 45.7 in September, remaining at a seven-year low and driving job losses up to the highest level since 2013.

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid

-Yarn producers still depend on Swiss tech: Swissmem

For both high-volume segments and niches, Swiss textile machinery members have the innovative strength and the market focus to drive business success for spinners and synthetic fibre producers worldwide. Petrochemical Bioadipic acid 

Even today, when global yarn production has largely migrated eastwards, Switzerland continues to provide the innovative technology those mills need.

Switzerland has historic roots in the yarn spinning business, stretching back more than 200 years. Its thriving mills were among the earliest to embrace industrialisation, at the start of the 19th Century – initially importing equipment from Britain, but soon switching to the first Swiss-made spinning frames which were the foundation for the modern successful machine-building sector, according to Swissmem.

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid

-International investors eye Indian technical textile market through Techtextil India 2019

New Delhi, Nov 4 (KNN) To attract the booming Indian market, international contingents have booked exhibition space at ‘Techtextil India 2019’ in full force where over 160 exhibitors will showcase exclusive international pavilions, an exclusive area for the composite industry and knowledge focussed forum – Techtextil India Symposium.

The 7th edition of Techtextil India 2019 will witness strong participation from major international countries and regions, indicating the booming dynamics of the Indian technical textiles industry. Petrochemical Bioadipic acid 

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid

-You might soon see smart fabric products from Microsoft

The smart fabric market set to witness a huge growth in the next few years. Rapid advancement in the field of research and development, increasing adoption of smart fabric are going to contribute the most to its future growth, according to various studies.

Major tech companies that have joined the smart fabric bandwagon are Google, Apple, and Samsung. Petrochemical Bioadipic acid 

They are currently in the process of laying the groundwork for their smart fabric products. And now it appears that Microsoft too, wants to join the bandwagon.

-You might soon see smart fabric products from Microsoft

-Can laboratories move away from single-use plastic?

Finding alternatives to single-use plastic won’t be easy for scientists, but here are some of the ways that they are starting to change their habits  Petrochemical Bioadipic acid 

In September, PhD student Samantha Seah challenged herself to collect all the plastic and nitrile waste she used in her lab in one day. Pipette tips, tubes, gloves, they quickly added up. At the end of her working day, Seah, who studies droplet microfluidics at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, weighed the waste. It totaled 230 g. In a year, she estimates, that would add up to about 60 kg, or the weight of a small person.

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid

-Texas hit hard by shale slowdown

Texas hit hard by shale slowdown Texas’ economy is perhaps the most vulnerable to oil price swings given its leading role in the country’s oil industry. Recently, as prices have remained low, talk has begun about the outlook for the state’s economy.

According to a recent Reuters report, for example, smaller independent oil and gas producers in the Lone Star State are struggling to get loans from banks as the latter become increasingly wary of the ability of the borrowers to return the money when the time comes.

Texas hit hard by shale slowdown

-Recycled fabric percentage to rise to 60-70% in a few yrs

The percentage of fabric made from recycled materials to increase to 60-70 per cent in the next few years, highlighting the industry’s shift towards making sustainability a stable of textile production, according to experts who addressed the Taiwan smart & functional textiles press conference at the Functional Fabric Fair in Portland, Oregon, recently.

Hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the event featured presentations from three of Taiwan’s leading manufacturers of sustainable functional fabrics: Singtex Industrial Company Ltd, Men-Chuen Fibre Industry Co Ltd and Hyperbola, according to a release from the organisers.

-Recycled fabric percentage to rise to 60-70% in a few yrs

-Bioplastics and biodegradable plastics

From cars to food wrap and from planes to pens, you can make anything and everything from plastics—unquestionably the world’s most versatile materials.

But there’s a snag. Plastics are synthetic (artificially created) chemicals that don’t belong in our world and don’t mix well with nature.

Discarded plastics are a big cause of pollution, cluttering rivers, seas, and beaches, killing fish, choking birds, and making our environment a much less attractive place.

Public pressure to clean up has produced plastics that seem to be more environmentally friendly. But are they all they’re cracked up to be?

-Bioplastics and biodegradable plastics

-Bio-on, domino effect ( Italian Language Only)
Fears for the jobs of the Sebiplast jont-venture. Astorri leaves the domiciliary, appointed the judicial administrator.
It is not only the employees of the Bologna-based Bio-on company who fear for their jobs, after the stock market crash and the investigations of the company’s top management accused of false corporate communications and market manipulation. Even the 60 workers of another company in the sector, Sebiplast – joint venture between Bio-on and SECI (Maccaferri group) – are afraid of losing their jobs if the PHA-based bioplastics plant obtained from glycerol is not built. a by-product of biodiesel production, a project announced last year (read article).
The alarm was launched by chemical trade unions at the end of a meeting with representatives of Sebiplast held on October 30th at the Unione Industriale of Parma.

-Bio-on, domino effect

Petrochemical Bioadipic acid

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News 04-11-2019

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable Prices

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM28/10/201904/11/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,550 yuan/ton6,500 yuan/ton-50
Bottle grade PET chips export market840 $/ton830 $/ton-10
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

6,125 yuan/ton6,100 yuan/ton-25
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,225 yuan/ton6,200 yuan/ton-25
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,850 yuan/ton4,850 yuan/ton
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
620 $/ton 615 $/ton-5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,680 yuan/ton4,605 yuan/ton-75
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market552 $/ton542 $/ton-10
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market797  $/ton785  $/ton-12
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market777 $/ton765 $/ton-12
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

720 $/ton705 $/ton-15
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,045 yuan/ton6,920 yuan/ton
-125
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market6,950 yuan/ton6,850 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,750 yuan/ton8,670 yuan/ton-80
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 7,950 yuan/ton7,850 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable
7,350 yuan/ton7,250 yuan/ton-100
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,030 yuan/ton6,930 yuan/ton-100
Caprolactam CPL domestic market11,550 yuan/ton11,400 yuan/ton
-150
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,370 $/ton1,330 $/ton-40
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,680 $/ton1,660 $/ton-20
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market12,750 yuan/ton12,550 yuan/ton-200
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market12,950 yuan/ton12,750 yuan/ton-200
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,700 yuan/ton22,700 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

15,300 yuan/ton15,100 yuan/ton-200
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,800 yuan/ton17,700 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,300 yuan/ton16,000 yuan/ton-300
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,050 yuan/ton7,900 yuan/ton-150
Benzene domestic market5,590 yuan/ton5,200 yuan/ton-2

-390

Benzene overseas  market639 $/ton617$/ton -22
Ethylene South East market770 $/ton770 $/ton
Ethylene NWE  market899 $/ton868 $/ton-31
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market10,800 yuan/ton10,600 yuan/ton-200
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,500 $/ton1,500 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,800 yuan/ton10,600 yuan/ton-200
PP Powder domestic market8,350 yuan/ton8,300 yuan/ton-50
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

527 $/ton512 $/ton
-15
Phenol domestic market 7,700 yuan/ton7,550 yuan/ton-150
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,079 $/ton 1,076 $/ton-3
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,218 $/ton 1,205 $/ton-13
LDPE CFR Far East 912 $/ton902 $/ton-10
LLDPE CFR Far East852 $/ton852 $/ton
LDPE   FOB Middle East900 $/ton890 $/ton-10
LLDPE FOB Middle East840 $/ton840 $/ton
HDPE CFR Far East850 $/ton850 $/ton
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 953 €/ton953 €/ton
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton943 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East995 $/ton981 $/ton-14
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,021 €/ton1,001 €/ton-20

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable

Zhejiang Petrochemical PP China

Zhejiang Petrochemical PP China

Zhejiang Petrochemical to launch a new PP plant in China in November

Zhejiang Petrochemical

MOSCOW – Zhejiang Petrochemical, a private Chinese company, plans to commission a new polypropylene (PP) plant in Zhejiang Province (Zhejiang, China) in November this year, a source close to the company told NCT .

The capacity of the new enterprise will be 900 thousand tons of PP per year.

It was noted earlier that at the end of last year, the company began test production at refineries with a capacity of 400 barrels per day at the new Zhoushan petrochemical complex in eastern China and intends to increase its capacity utilization to 100% in the fourth quarter.

Also on this site will be located a cracking unit with a capacity of 1.4 million tons of ethylene per year.

In addition, as noted earlier, Zhejiang Petrochemical plans to commission a new paraxylene plant at the site in the fourth quarter. The capacity of the new enterprise will be 4 million tons of paraxylene per year.

Also, at the end of this year, it is expected to launch a new acrylonitrile (AKN) plant on Zhoshuan Island with a capacity of 260 thousand tons per year.

According to DataScope of Market Report, PP imports to Russia decreased by 9% in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period a year earlier and amounted to 120.1 thousand tons. The largest decline in imports came from propylene homopolymer (PP-homo).

Private company Zhejiang Petrochemical is building a new petrochemical complex in eastern China. 51% of the company is owned by the majority shareholder of Rongsheng Petrochemical. Other shareholders are the Chinese Juhua Group and Tongkun Group.

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Margarita Volkova

Zhejiang Petrochemical PP China

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News 04-11-2019

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Petrochemical Polymers PET Renewable Prices

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN Automotive News

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Total Plans to Double Recycled PP Capacity for Automotive Industry

Total S.A. has decided to double the production capacity of its affiliate Synova to meet growing market demand for high-performance recycled materials.

By early 2021, Normandy-based Synova, a French leader in its sector, will produce 40,000 ton/yr of recycled polypropylene (PP) that meets the demanding quality standards of automotive OEMs and carmakers. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News

“Among their many qualities, plastics help to reduce the weight of everyday items, improving their energy efficiency, and to shrink our carbon emissions. By developing the share of recycled raw materials, we provide a concrete response to the challenge of managing the end-of-life of plastics,” says Valérie Goff, senior vice president Polymers at Total Refining & Chemicals.

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

-Circular Economy high-performance engineering solutions

Joining the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2019  on Friday 15 November 2019, Charpak Automotive Lead, Niall Johanson, has been invited to present “Recycled plastics in the circular economy meets high-performance engineering” as part of the Expo’s comprehensive workshop programme. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News

Niall will discuss the value of putting in place circular economies for recycled, lightweight thermoformed plastic packaging in the high-performance engineering industry to resolve in-process manufacturing and distribution challenges.  Having created circular economy solutions, and closed-loop protective packaging programs for existing clients Charpak are well placed to offer their expertise and advice on how to deliver all-round component part and new technology protection to the industry.

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

-US October propylene contracts settle down 1.5 cents/lb

US October propylene contracts settled lower by 1.5 cents/lb ($33/tonne) for the majority of the market on Thursday, on sluggish demand and rising inventories.

The settlement puts October polymer-grade propylene (PGP) contracts at 37.5 cents/lb DEL (delivered) and chemical-grade propylene (CGP) contracts at 36.0 cents/lb DEL.

Negotiations started earlier in the month at rollovers to slight increases. With derivative demand slow and inventories building, momentum for a decrease gained strength later in the month.Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

US October propylene contracts settle down 1.5 cents/lb

-Dow’s Ester Baiget to lead Novozymes

Ester Baiget will become CEO of the Danish enzyme company Novozymes on Feb. 1. She will join the firm from Dow, where she is president of the industrial solutions business. In that role, Baiget expanded Dow’s market share and delivered double-digit growth and strong earnings, Novozymes says. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Dow’s Ester Baiget to lead Novozymes

-India signs 2 pacts with Germany on skill development

India’s ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship has signed two agreements with the German ministry for economic cooperation and development.

The first with the German ministry of education and research is for support in skill development and vocational education and training. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The second is with Siemens India for dual vocational education training.

India signs 2 pacts with Germany on skill development India’s ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship has signed tw

-Zhejiang Petrochemical to launch a new PP plant in China in November

Zhejiang Petrochemical, a private Chinese company, plans to commission a new polypropylene (PP) plant in Zhejiang Province (Zhejiang, China) in November this year, a source close to the company told NCT .

The capacity of the new enterprise will be 900 thousand tons of PP per year.

It was noted earlier that at the end of last year, the company began test production at refineries with a capacity of 400 barrels per day at the new Zhoushan petrochemical complex in eastern China and intends to increase its capacity utilization to 100% in the fourth quarter.

Also on this site will be located a cracking unit with a capacity of 1.4 million tons of ethylene per year.

-Zhejiang Petrochemical to launch a new PP plant in China in November

-Circular Economy “Hottest Ticket” at K 2019

Largest trade event for global plastics and rubber industries focused on responsible handling of plastics  Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Circular Economy “Hottest Ticket” at K 2019

Largest trade event for global plastics and rubber industries focused on responsible handling of plastics

Circular Economy "Hottest Ticket" at K 2019

-Company unveils RPET bottle with recycling-friendly barrier coating

A packaging equipment manufacturer has announced a 100% RPET bottle with an extremely thin layer of silica to serve as a gas barrier.

Called Beyond Juice, the container uses technology from German company KHS Corpoplast. The bottle is made from FreshSafe PET, which uses an ultra-thin layer of silica to provide an oxygen and carbon dioxide barrier, protecting the juice or other sensitive beverage. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The barrier technology has already been used in the marketplace in limited applications. For example, FreshSafe PET has been used for Bronco Wine’s 187-milliliter PET wine bottles.

Company unveils RPET bottle with recycling-friendly barrier coating

-How a PET shrink sleeve label passed recyclability testing

The Association of Plastic Recyclers confirmed that a crystallizable shrink sleeve label with washable ink meets its criteria for recyclability in the PET bottle stream.

The label and ink comes from Bardstown, Ky.-headquartered American Fuji Seal, a global provider of labels, labeling equipment and pouches. APR on Sept. 6 issued American Fuji Seal a letter confirming its RecShrink label with washable ink meets APR’s critical guidance criteria. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

How a PET shrink sleeve label passed recyclability testing

-Sustainability alert: US beverage companies launch Every Bottle Back initiative

Plus SC Johnson and Plastic Bank partner to fight ocean plastic, poverty and more sustainability-related news.

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Keurig Dr Pepper, Plano, Texas, and PepsiCo, Purchas, New York, have announced the launch of the Every Bottle Back initiative, a breakthrough effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic by making significant investments to improve the collection of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles.Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The competitors are coming together to support the circular plastics economy by reinforcing to consumers the value of their 100 percent recyclable plastic bottles and caps and ensuring they don’t end up in oceans, rivers or landfills, according to the American Beverage Association (ABA) news release.

Sustainability alert: US beverage companies launch Every Bottle Back initiative

-IFCA seminar on plastic waste management and EPR

Brilliant Polymers at IFCA seminar

‘IFCA seminar – Packaging strategies for future: Challenges & opportunities, plastic waste management & EPR’ took place on 22 October 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Center Mumbai, India. Brilliant Polymers was the platinum sponsor for the IFCA seminar.

The seminar started with the felicitation of the event sponsors followed by a session with Suresh Gupta, president, IFCA, who gave insights on the packaging industry.

Next, keynote speaker CK Ranganathan, founder of CMD Cavinkare, spoke about EPR, the need to invest in R&D, the process innovation and focus on quality to make a product better. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

-New Technology Turning Plastic Bottles Into Roads

Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in the world’s oceans. Now, a Scottish firm has invented a way to recycle that hard-to-use plastic for a role that requires durability: paving roads and highways. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The driveway at Christopher Boyle’s 17th-century English estate looks like regular asphalt and feels like regular asphalt, but it’s not. It’s paved with 21st-century plastic trash.

New Technology Turning Plastic Bottles Into Roads Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in t

-Interdye Asia 2019 from November 14 in India

The 9th Asia International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition (Interdye Asia 2019), co-organised by Shanghai International Exhibition Co Ltd, will be held from November 14-16 at the Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Center in Ahmedabad. The 5,000-sq metre exhibition area will house 100 exhibitors from India, China and Taiwan. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Exhibits will include a variety of advanced environmentally-friendly dyestuffs, organic pigments, catalysts, intermediates, in addition to environmental impact assessment equipment and printing and dyeing automation technologies and materials.

Interdye Asia 2019 from November 14 in India

Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate Automotive News 02-11-2019

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate Automotive News 02-11-2019

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-Europe PE buyers, sellers wrangle over 2020 discussions

Polyethylene (PE) buyers are looking for better contractual conditions for 2020 but sellers are currently not considering anything worse than a rollover.

– 2020 supply to be ample

– Buyers target better conditions

– Some plan to buy more spot

Buyers expect to be able to negotiate more advantageously because of the amount of new capacity already on stream and due imminently, in the US and beyond.

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-Monforts at Techtextil India

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will be providing information on its extensive range of coating and finishing technologies for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles at the forthcoming Techtextil India exhibition.

“India is already a very important market for Monforts and there are exciting prospects ahead for Indian manufacturers of technical textiles, who are well positioned to capitalise on growth opportunities,” says Monforts Head of Denim Hans Wroblowski, who will be at the Monforts stand in Hall 4, booth C52 at the show. “India has one of the largest working-age populations in the world and a complete textile value chain for both natural and synthetic fibres.”   Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

Monforts at Techtextil India

-Partnership brings recyclable black plastic to light

Henkel and masterbatch producer Ampacet have joined forces to develop a recyclable black plastic. The carbon-free black plastic alternative enables containers to be recyclable more readily than previously possible in conventional recycling streams.

Traditionally, black plastic thwarts recycling technology because infrared (IR) cameras used to scan containers cannot sort the containers, so black packages don’t get sorted and end up in landfills instead. The REC-NIR Black masterbatch is designed to be near-infrared (NIR) transparent to allow scanning by NIR technology for automated sorting at recovery facilities. Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-US November benzene contracts decrease amid lengthy supply, low demand

US November benzene contracts settled lower, as bearish supply and demand fundamentals pushed spot prices lower in October.

Contracts decreased 37 cents/gal ($111/tonne) from October to $2.23/gal FOB (free on board) in the US Gulf.Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-Major beverage companies lead new recycling initiative

The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo, Inc. and Keurig Dr Pepper on Oct. 30 introduced “Every Bottle Back,” an initiative that will invest in improving the collection of plastic bottles so they may be made into new bottles and not end up as waste in oceans, rivers or landfills. An industry fund of $100 million will be used to improve sorting, processing and collection.

“We’re proud to come together with our competitors to address the serious issue of plastic waste in our environment,” said James Dinkins, president of Coca-Cola North America.

Major beverage companies lead new recycling initiative

-REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM THE MANUFACTURING OF CARBON FIBERS

Carbon fibers are typically fabricated by the oxidation of a polymeric fiber, such as polyacrylonitrile (PAN) at 200–300°C, which generates a large amount of exhaust air containing several hundred parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen cyanide and ammonia.

This is followed by a carbonization process at 1,000–1,200°C, which takes place under an inert atmosphere, such as N2.Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

The second step generates a smaller amount of exhaust N2, but with high concentrations of HCN and NH3.

Conventional treatment systems are unable to handle both the destruction of HCN and NH3 emissions while suppressing the generation of oxides of nitrogen (NOx).

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-THE NEW ERA OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS

To improve sustainability, materials manufacturers are welcoming new digital technologies and process innovations into their global supply chains

From palm oil to plastics, the global supply chains of many critical raw materials are evolving as consumers and manufacturers increasingly seek sustainable and renewable options.Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

Digital technologies, including blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and modeling tools, are facilitating these supply-chain transitions by enabling unprecedented data visibility and analyses.

At the same time, chemical manufacturers are turning toward process and chemistry innovations to improve the sustainability of their raw materials.

THE NEW ERA OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS

-WFS moves to sustainable plastics

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has claimed to be the first major air cargo industry company to begin converting the majority of plastic products used in its cargo handling operations over to the BioNatur™ Plastics line of sustainable products manufactured by M&G Packaging.Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

BioNatur™ Plastic is a growing line of biodegradable plastic products manufactured with proprietary formulations that make them the most sustainable plastic options available. Investing in the new products is part of WFS’ global sustainability programme.

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-Sulzer and Quantafuel collaborate for sustainable downstream plant

While plastic has many valuable uses, not all types of plastic are recyclable, and there currently lacks an effective circular economy strategy for these polymers.

Most of the commonly used plastics are not biodegradable and need up to 500 – 1000 years to decompose.

Therefore, any solution that has a significant impact on this situation and helps to reduce the volume of plastic waste is being encouraged.

Sulzer and Quantafuel collaborate for sustainable downstream plant

-New Brazilian Leader To Lay Out Skimpy Welcome Mat For BRICS Leaders?

President Jair Bolsonaro hosts the 11th summit of the BRICS – perhaps reluctantly – in Brasilia. Reports on BRICS enterprises, which include the New Development Bank (NDB), and debate about the expansion of the bloc await the leaders. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend.

China has been Brazil’s top trade partner for a decade, and the two nations seek to strengthen political and economic ties at a time of global trade tensions.

The summit theme is Economic Growth for an Innovative Future.

New Brazilian Leader To Lay Out Skimpy Welcome Mat For BRICS Leaders?

-Lotte Chemical Q3 net more than halves on weak aromatics business

Lotte Chemical Corp., a major chemical firm in South Korea, said Friday its third-quarter net profit more than halved from a year earlier due largely to a slump in its aromatics business.

Net profit stood at 214 billion won (US$183 million) on a consolidated basis in the July-September period, down 53 percent from 454.4 billion won a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Operating income dropped 37.5 percent on-year to reach 314.5 billion won in the third quarter, with sales falling 7.2 percent on-year to 3.9 trillion won over the cited period.

Lotte Chemical Q3 net more than halves on weak aromatics business

Petrochemical Polyethylene Terephthalate

-Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive News 01-11-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive News 01-11-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are losing ground.

Crude oil price is in upward trend.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 790/830 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,400/6,550 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,250 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 610/620 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,550/4,650 yuan/tonMEG  535/550 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 765/775 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,900/8,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,650/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-November contract price of ethylene in Europe fell by EUR30 per ton

The contract price of ethylene in Europe for November deliveries was agreed at EUR960 per tonne, which is EUR30 per tonne lower than the level of the previous month, ICIS reported. Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

The contract price was approved on the terms of FD NWE (with delivery to North-West Europe).

The agreement was directly confirmed by three manufacturers and two consumers, confirmation from the third consumer is expected.

ethylene Europe November

-ALPEK TO ACQUIRE LOTTE PET PLANT IN THE U.K.

Alpek S.A.B. de C.V.  announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement with Lotte Chemical Corp. to acquire a100% stake in Lotte Chemical U.K. Ltd., which owns and operates a 350,000-ton/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) facility in Wilton, U.K.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

-Borealis Is Committed to Upcycling and Counts on Cooperations and Lindner`s Technology

With their acquisition of the plastics recycler mtm plastics, Borealis, a leading chemicals and plastics group, became the first plastics manufacturer to work towards a circular economy.

The group has been consistent in its efforts to drive plastics circularity and is developing regranulates of the highest quality.

The result is sophisticated and innovative products jointly created with partners from the waste management and plastics industries.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

-FCA to pay 5.5 bln euro dividend, PSA to spin off Faurecia stake in proposed tie-up plan-sources

Fiat Chrysler will pay its shareholders a 5.5 billion euro ($6.1 billion) special dividend under a proposed tie-up scheme with French rival Peugeot, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

The proposed deal also envisages that Peugeot will spin off its 46% stake in car part Faurecia, worth around 3 billion euros, the sources said.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

-Company develops technology for recycling diapers

Unicharm Corp. has developed technology for recycling used disposable diapers.

Last week, the company said it plans to collect the product, disassemble and sterilize it, then extract pulp and other materials to create new paper diapers.

It plans to sell the recycled diapers as early as April 2021.

Due to an aging population, use of the diapers — and the garbage they create — is growing each year. Adult diapers in particular are said to become three to four times heavier after use.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

-ABA, beverage makers launch $100M PET recycling fund

The American Beverage Association and large soft drink makers announced a $100 million joint investment on Oct. 29 to boost PET bottle recycling in the United States and reduce the industry’s use of virgin plastic.

The “Every Bottle Back” initiative will be investing those funds through the Recycling Partnership and Closed Fund Partners and aims to leverage another $300 million in investment to modernize recycling and bottle collection.

ABA, beverage makers launch $100M PET recycling fund

-Maroc in Mode trade fair hosts more than 140 exhibitors

The 17th edition of the recently held Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing trade fair hosted more than 140 Moroccan and international exhibitors this year. More than 700 visitors came from Morocco, over 300 from European countries like Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, UK, and Japan. Visitors were interested in topics of fast fashion and sustainability.

Visitors from 16 countries, such as Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, UK, Germany, and so on, including high-profile companies and vertical top providers, used the show as a platform to expand their production portfolio, intensify existing contacts, and finalise production projects, according to a press release on the show.

Maroc in Mode trade fair hosts more than 140 exhibitors

-Klopman presents more than 20 new fabrics

Klopman, a European leader in the production of fabrics for workwear, will present over 20 new fabrics across four different categories at the A+A 2019 fair in Düsseldorf next week.

Among some of the most important creations are fabrics from the Greenwear range in recycled polyester/Tencel blend, natural fibre extracted from wood pulp; the range of stretch fabrics that stretches both in the direction of the weft and of the warp; the first high-visibility fabric made with polyester and Tencel, new flame-retardants and fabrics made with prints and embossing techniques  that allow new graphic and colour combinations.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Automotive

-November PX ACP fails to settle

Negotiations for the November paraxylene (PX) Asia Contract Price (ACP) have fallen apart again, marking the eighth time the benchmark has failed to settle this year.

November PX ACP fails to settle

-China cancels PVC anti-dumping duties

China has abolished anti-dumping duties (ADDs) on PVC imports from the US, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, ending a 16-year anti-dumping policy in the industry.

China cancels PVC anti-dumping duties

-China’s PP prices slip on bearish demand

Chinese polypropylene (PP) prices softened this week because of bearish demand fundamentals and expectations of increased supplies from the Middle East.

China PP raffia prices slipped by $15/t to settle at $970-980/t today. New November offers in China were limited this week.

China's PP prices slip on bearish demand

-Petronas continues to ramp up polymer production

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas is continuing to ramp up polymer production at the 300,000 b/d Pengerang refinery in Johor state, ahead of its targeted start-up in November.

The refinery is a joint venture between Petronas and Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Saudi Aramco. It can produce 750,000 t/yr of polyethylene and 900,000 t/yr of polypropylene.

Petronas continues to ramp up polymer production

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Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News 31-10-2019

November contract ethylene Europe price fell

November contract ethylene Europe

November contract price of ethylene in Europe fell by EUR30 per ton

November contract ethylene Europe

MOSCOW  – The contract price of ethylene in Europe for November deliveries was agreed at EUR960 per tonne, which is EUR30 per tonne lower than the level of the previous month, ICIS reported.

The contract price was approved on the terms of FD NWE (with delivery to North-West Europe).

The agreement was directly confirmed by three manufacturers and two consumers, confirmation from the third consumer is expected.

It was previously reported that the contract price of ethylene in Europe for September deliveries was agreed at EUR970 per tonne, which is EUR40 per tonne lower than the level of the previous month.

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

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Review , in Russia the demand for polyethylene is still low, and lower prices in the market cause a backlash – consumers limit their purchases. Preventive downtime of Russian manufacturers ended, the supply of polyethylene increased significantly, while demand fell, and in November a further decrease in demand is expected.

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Anna Larionova

RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

Measuring sustainability for greater credibility

RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report
RadiciGroup presents its 2018 Sustainability Report: All products are recyclable, all companies ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Group value added increases, yet the amount of resources used and emissions generated decreases.

The RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report, prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core Option, was presented by RadiciGroup President Angelo Radici at Confindustria Bergamo (Bergamo Manufacturers’ Association) headquarters. RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

President of Radicigroup

Mr. Angelo Radici : Chairman of RadiciGroup

The data collected and provided in the Report confirmed once again the positive trend in the Group’s economic, environmental and social performance.
“I am very proud of the positive and tangible results achieved again in 2018,” remarked Angelo Radici.

“They are a concrete response to the issues concerning our children, grandchildren and the communities where we all live.

Our commitment to sustainability goes way back and our objective today is to continue along the same path we have been following: the company as a leader for change, promoting competitive sustainability that generates growing virtuous demand for reduced environmental impact products all along the value chain, while engaging all its stakeholders in the strategy.” RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report
RadiciGroup products are its visiting card. All products are designed for total end-of-life recyclability, many of them are obtained from recycled secondary raw materials and still others are obtained from bio-source materials.

All materials are manufactured in production plants certified to ISO standards, which provide reliable guidelines for setting up, managing and monitoring projects and laying out improvement plans.

Furthermore, in 2018, all Group sites completed the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, the new editions of the standards for quality management systems and environmental management systems, respectively.RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

Mr. Angelo Radici RadiciGroup

Mr. Angelo Radici : Chairman of RadiciGroup

“In the last few years,” Angelo Radici added, “we have worked hard on innovation,
consistent measurement of product impact and staff training. Moreover, sizeable
investments have been made in our plants not only to improve their performance but also
to make them part of the community.

Our objective is always business continuity; we want to remain a reliable partner for all our customers and stakeholders in the long term.”

The RadiciGroup sustainability strategy is based on “participation and sharing” and requires the constant engagement of all its stakeholders, the objective being to keep working together in a dynamic equilibrium of ever changing challenges and scenarios, which now include ambitious Group targets regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 2018 Sustainability Report was drawn up using the data on over 20 indicators
collected from 22 manufacturing sites and the parent company, with the involvement of about 70 employees from the various Group companies.
Regarding the resources used, in 2018 RadiciGroup saved 69% of the water used by
reusing it several times and, in some plants, up to 60 times.
As concerns the consumption of resources per unit produced, during the 2016-2018 threeyear period there was a 7% reduction in water usage, a 3.5% reduction in the use of energy from primary fossil sources and a 10% drop in overall CO2eq emissions.RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

Overthe longer 2011-2018 time span, the Group reduced its overall CO2eq emissions per unit produced by 56%.
Another significant figure from the 2018 Sustainability Report is the electricity mix, with
green energy greater than 43% of the total, most of which generated by hydroelectric plants. RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

This positive environmental performance goes hand in hand with economic performance:
2018 net global value added (the wealth that a company is able to create for all its
stakeholders – see graph) was still on the rise, reaching EUR 280 million (EUR 258 million
in 2017). RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report

Noteworthy is the fact that this increase in value added was accompanied by a
decrease in resources used, such as energy and water, and a drop in emissions.

RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report
“I would like to stress our continuous attention to our collaborators,” Angelo Radici
concluded. “They are our true ambassadors for sustainability inside and outside our
Group. We continue to invest in them, also through training programmes to improve their
professional and personal skills, with a special focus on issues concerning health and
safety.” RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report
Click here to view the 2018 Sustainability Report

JXTG Nippon Asia Benzene Contract

JXTG Nippon Asia Benzene Contract

JXTG Nippon Oil nominated Asia’s November benzene contract price at USD55 per tonne below October

JXTG Nippon Asia Benzene Contract

MOSCOW – JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy (part of the Nippon Oil Corporation), a major producer of petrochemicals in Japan, nominated the November contract price of benzene in Asia at USD55 per tonne lower than in October, thereby setting it is at a mark of USD675 per ton, a source in the company told ICIS .

The price has been approved on delivery terms CFR Asia.

The October contract price for the company’s material was set at USD730 per tonne, which is USD50 per tonne higher than the September contract price of the current year.

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy plans to finalize the contract price of benzene for Asia at the end of this month.JXTG Nippon Asia Benzene Contract

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 the ICIS-MRC Price Survey , according to a combination of factors, it is most likely that the current prices of Russian substations will remain in the next month if there is a slight deficit, on the one hand, and lowering pressure from the European market, on the other.

Nippon Oil Corporation is Japan’s largest oil company. Its activities include the exploration, import and refining of crude oil; production and sale of petroleum products (ethylene, propylene, butadiene, styrene, paraxylene, orthoxylene, etc.), including fuels and lubricants. In recent years, the company has expanded its production facilities in other countries. Its products are sold under the ENEOS brand.

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JXTG Nippon Oil Asia Benzene

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News 31-10-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is losing ground.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 790/835 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,200 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,300 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 605/615 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,700/4,800 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/785 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,800/7,900  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,650/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,950/7,100 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66

-RadiciGroup : Measuring sustainability for greater credibility

RadiciGroup presents its 2018 Sustainability Report: All products are recyclable, all companies ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Group value added increases, yet the amount of resources used and emissions generated decreases.

The RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report, prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core Option, was presented by RadiciGroup President Angelo Radici at Confindustria Bergamo (Bergamo Manufacturers’ Association) headquarters.

RadiciGroup : Measuring sustainability for greater credibility

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-What manufacturers need to know about injection and micromolding

Medical Plastics News editor Laura Hughes sat down with Patrick Haney, research and development engineer, MTD Micro Molding, to find out what manufacturers need to know about injection and micromolding

What are the main differences between micromolding and conventional injection molding?

Micromolding has many aspects that differ from conventional injection molding. These differences may vary from the way that the processor may optimize molding parameters, to the subtle differences that molding different material types may present.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News

-More Smart and Sustainable Solutions from Truetzschler

Participating in ITMA 2019 with yarn preparation, nonwoven & man-made fibre technologies, Truetzschler Group offers the textile industry new levels of productivity as well as greater sustainability. Visitors showed great interest in the intelligent card TC19i, the new Portal Bale Opener BO-P, the autoleveller draw frame TD 10 and the nonwoven solutions.

The Truetzschler Group took their place at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20th to 26th, with the advanced solutions needed by the textile industry for spinning preparation, nonwoven & man-made fibre process. The solutions at the Truetzschler booth attracted attention with their ‘intelligent, individual and sustainable’ features.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News

JXTG Nippon Oil nominated Asia’s November benzene contract price at USD55 per tonne below October

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy (part of the Nippon Oil Corporation), a major producer of petrochemicals in Japan, nominated the November contract price of benzene in Asia at USD55 per tonne lower than in October, thereby setting it is at a mark of USD675 per ton, a source in the company told ICIS .

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News

-Oil markets could face oversupply in 2020, the IEA says

Oil markets are expected to face excess supplies in 2020 due to a production boost amid weak demand growth, the director for energy markets and security at the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

“Overall, we will continue to see a well supplied market in 2020,” said Keisuke Sadamori at the Singapore International Energy Week.

Oil markets could face oversupply in 2020, the IEA says

-A calculation tool for optimizing the sustainability of packaging

With the GaBi Packaging Calculator, thinkstep offers a software tool that can help companies to design sustainable packaging.

The GaBi Packaging Calculator (GPC) is a web-based configuration tool, designed for the requirements of the packaging industry. It allows packaging designers to create life cycle assessments and to simulate the use of alternative materials or processes in design scenarios. The GaBi Packaging Calculator is suitable for any company that produces or puts packaging into circulation. The operation is intuitive and requires no expert knowledge.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News

-Picanol to show new textile machinery at Techtextil India

Picanol is set to present latest textile machinery at Techtextil India in weaving hall B25. The leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held from November 20-22, 2019, at Mumbai, India. Picanol specialises in the development, production, and sales of weaving machines and technology for the textile industry.

Driven by extensive investments in R&D, Picanol has grown into an industry leader for high-tech weaving machines in the sector of technical textiles.

Picanol to show new textile machinery at Techtextil India

-Penn Color expands facilities in the Netherlands

Penn Color announces the opening of its expanded facilities for PVC and engineering plastics masterbatches and specialty coatings

at its site in Venray, the Netherlands.

Penn Color completes the expansion of its facilities in the Netherlands. Source: DavidRockDesign / Pixabay.

Penn Color completes the expansion of its facilities in the Netherlands. Source: DavidRockDesign / Pixabay.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66 News

-Four trends driving convergence in the chemicals industry

The global chemicals industry is one of the most stable sectors of the world’s economy – but as disruption sweeps businesses of all shapes and sizes, it too is changing.

According to a new report from Arthur D. Little, firms in the sector are increasingly focusing on four key trends to deliver greater value in the future.

Four trends driving convergence in the chemicals industry

-HTL invests in GMP manufacturing capacity to support fast growing market of Hyaluronic Acid Medical Applications

HTL, world leading supplier of Hyaluronic Acid and other biopolymer solutions, announces it is investing in a state-of-the-art production facility that will multiply its injectable grade sodium hyaluronate production capacity by 2.5 by 2021.

This new capacity represents a much-needed opening in a global market under high pressure.

HTL invests in GMP manufacturing capacity to support fast growing market of Hyaluronic Acid Medical Applications

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide66

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6 30-10-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6 30-10-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to decrease.

Crude oil price is on a roller coaster.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile is weak.

PET Bottle grade export 790/835 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,200 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,300 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 615/625 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,700/4,800 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,750/7,850  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,650/8,750  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,950/7,100 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Tomra: ‘Now is the time for bold action’

Around 40% of all plastic packaging produced worldwide will be collected for recycling by 2030, according to Stefan Ranstrand, president and ceo of sorting solutions provider Tomra. Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

Ranstrand announced the company’s commitment to supporting that 40% goal at the Our Ocean conference, held recently in Oslo, Norway. Here, government officials, businesses and civil society and research institutions came together to identify solutions for cleaner oceans.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

-A.P.C. Expands Its Recycling Program to the UK, Germany, & More

Having launched its “RECYCLING” program in France one year ago, and in the US earlier this year, A.P.C. has now announced it will be expanding the sustainability project across Europe.Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

The house founded by Jean Touitou will open the program to its stores located in Belgium, the UK and Germany for those who want to bring back clothes and shoes they no longer find useful. For those unfamiliar, A.P.C.’s “RECYCLING” program will allow customers to return their old A.P.C. clothing and textiles for store credit according to specific rates. A.P.C. will transfer the pre-owned clothes to a recycling facility where they are broken down into fibers and re-used.

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

While progress has been made across the board in recycling PET, the challenge of white bottles had remained. Can a white opaque masterbatch be used in PET monolayer bottles, including recycling rates of up to 100%, without impacting production and/or end product property like light barrier? Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

Sukano and Sidelset out to technically prove that Sukano-designed white opaque masterbatch formulations can indeed be used in PET monolayer bottles, and still be processed at the same machine throughput, using Sidel’s most recent generation of blow-moulders, EvoBLOW™, with no impact on color, properties, functionality or production rates.

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

-Siberian plants to transform SIBUR into a European leader in polyolefins

Processors in Europe, China and Turkey stand to benefit from a new source of polyethylene and polypropylene in Russia, as do local converters in the CIS and Russia.

The ZapSip-2 project in Tobolsk, Western Siberia, will add HDPE, LLDPE and PP copolymers to the product portfolio of SIBUR, which currently focuses of LDPE and PP homopolymers.

Further, unlike many projects in the Middle East based on low-cost feedstock, SIBUR plans to offer a diverse palette of grades from the new production site when onstream next year, with 20 grades in total to be produced.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

-Xingfengming starts up Pinghu PTA

Chinese polyester producer Xinfengming is starting up its new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Pinghu in east China’s Zhejiang province.

This PTA plant with a nameplate capacity of 2.2mn t/yr has two production trains each of 1.1mn t/yr. One of the two trains has started up and Xinfengming plans to feed paraxylene into this unit today.

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

-Recycled Plastics Market To Be Worth Just Over US$ 30 Billion By 2025

Recycling of plastic is broadly defined as collecting waste plastic scraps that are recyclable, processing it with various technologies, and finally treating it with chemicals and additives to produce a newer plastic.Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

The improved quality of recycled plastic products over their virgin counterparts, the push from different companies, and strict governmental regulations are the main drivers of the recycled plastic market.

Persistence Market Research in its upcoming report titled ‘Recycled Plastic Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Forecast 2017 – 2025’, projects the recycled plastic market to be worth just over US$ 30 billion by 2025.

Recycled Plastics Market To Be Worth Just Over US$ 30 Billion By 2025

-Fact checker: In the war on plastic is Coca-Cola friend or foe?

There was a time for people of certain generations when Coca-Cola was associated with teaching the world to sing.Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

The famous 1970s song by the New Seekers was reprised in the hit show Mad Men, when advertising guru Don Draper had an epiphany on a hippie retreat about how to sell the fizzy drink as a symbol for global harmony.

Times have changed. For many people, the Coca-Cola brand now stands for plastic pollution and childhood obesity.

Fact checker: In the war on plastic is Coca-Cola friend or foe?

-Why the automotive industry needs sustainable packaging

The automotive industry has led technological transformations in the past. As international attention turns towards sustainability—with the threat of climate change pressing down on all nations, regardless of the politics behind the notion—the industry seems once again prepared to lead the charge towards change.Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

Waste tires and fossil fuel consumption weigh heavily on the industry. It is packaging, however, that has arisen in recent talks surrounding automotive sustainability. Packing continues to be an overlooked element that permeates the automotive industry’s supply chain. Now, different manufacturers have expressed interest in the pursuit of reusable packaging.

Why the automotive industry needs sustainable packaging

-The plastic waste trade in the circular economy

Europe is at crossroads regarding its management of plastic, plastic waste and the plastic waste trade. Rapidly growing amounts of plastic have negative environmental and climate impacts.Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

Plastic and plastic waste are traded worldwide. Exporting plastic waste from the EU to Asia is a means of dealing with insufficient recycling capacities in the EU. Waste import restrictions in China

have shifted exports to other countries. Because some types of plastic waste have been added to the United Nations Basel Convention, the option of exporting plastic waste is becoming

increasingly difficult. This requires policymakers, business and other actors to build a more robust  and circular economy for plastic in Europe.

The plastic waste trade in the circular economy

Petrochemical Crude Oil Polyamide6

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging 29-10-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging 29-10-2019

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain decrease.

Crude oil price go down.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is weak.

PET Bottle grade export 790/835 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,200 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,300 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 615/625 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,700/4,800 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,900/7,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,700/8,800  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,000/7,100 yuan/ton

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-KRICT comes in as a new leading player in the monopolized bio-polycarbonate market

Potential alternative for petroleum polycarbonate containing environmental hormone sources

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology(KRICT) developed a bio-polycarbonate which has been monopolized by Japan, and opened up the possibility of bio-polycarbonate commercialization.

Bio-polycarbonate is an eco-friendly bio-plastic that can replace conventional polycarbonate, which contains the environmental hormone causing substance, bisphenol A(BPA). Until now, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. of Japan is the only one who has successfully commercialized producing bio-polycarbonate.

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

-Textile recycling pioneers weave their magic

Deakin University scientists have found a way to transform old jeans into cartilage.

When it comes to recyclers’ activities, much attention is focused on recovering metals or the ‘new gold’, plastics. Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

And yet, there have been several significant innovations on the textiles front in recent months. Read on for a comprehensive update on these latest developments.

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

-Polyolefin Market Growth, Analysis, Revenue, Size, Share, Scenario, Latest Trends, Types, Applications and Regional Forecast 2022

Polyolefin Market is predicted to touch USD 300 billion at a 7% CAGR over the forecast period (2016-2022), states the new Market Research Future (MRFR) Report

Market Analysis:

The Global Polyolefin Market is predicted to touch USD 300 billion at a 7% CAGR over the forecast period (2016-2022), states the new Market Research Future (MRFR) Report. Polyolefin is a collective term used for the types of plastics which include polypropylene, and polyethylene, namely LDPE (low-density polyethylene), LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene), and HDPE (high-density polyethylene). Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

Its low price and easy processability along with its excellent physical and chemical properties, make it an ideal resin and the best choice often for an array of plastic applications. Polyolefin is mainly produced from natural gas and oil through polymerization of propylene and ethylene, respectively.

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

-Sustainable Biopolymers

Report Scope: The scope of the report includes, a general outlook of sustainable biopolymers, which are bio-based polymers and biodegradable polymers. This is a compendium report and most of the information is sourced from existing reports published during 2017 to 2019 on the related topics.

Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Sustainable Biopolymers” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05791361/?utm_source=GNW

It also examines industry standards, government and industry support, and other key factors related to the success of sustainable biopolymers. This report segments the market into two major sub-segments like sustainable biopolymers product type and sustainable biopolymers applications.

Sustainable Biopolymers

-ST BlowMoulding unveils new website

ST BlowMoulding has brought its new website online. Characterised by simple and intuitive graphics, it continues the company’s complete image renewal involving all corporate communication.Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

It’s also a symbol for the constant strive for renewal and improvement, the company added.

Available in three languages (English, Italian and German), the website presents the company to existing and new customers who now have the opportunity to learn about the world of ST BlowMoulding.

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

-TRIAL OF ‘TAG AND TRACE’ RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHED

A trial to test a new ‘tag and trace’ recycling technology has been launched today (28 October).

The trial will measure the viability of Polytag – a recycling technology platform that allows brands to ‘tag’ their packaging with a unique PAC code at the point of manufacture and then ‘trace’ the packaging so that it can be isolated and reprocessed in batches of identical grade and colour plastic. Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

A plastic bottle with the ‘tag and trace’ technology

TRIAL OF ‘TAG AND TRACE’ RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHED

-German companies are interested in Armenia

The Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, Tigran Khachatryan, received German Ambassador Michael Banzhaf.

The Minister highlighted the good relations with the German Embassy for many years, as well as the role that the latter plays in direct cooperation with Germany and in the framework of EU programs. Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

The Ambassador highlighted the economic matters as one of the important priorities of bilateral relations, and mentioned in his speech: “The activities of German companies in the mining, electricity, IT, and a number of other fields here show that they are interested in Armenia.

German companies are interested in Armenia

-Cone Denim to offer the revolutionary CiCLO technology

Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation based in the US, has announced its collaboration with Intrinsic Advanced Materials as the first denim mill to offer the revolutionary CiCLO technology. Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

Cone Denim is also introducing its newest denim capsule collection of CiCLO Stretch Denim, the latest in sustainable solutions.

Cone Denim is known for its signature S Gene stretch denims which incorporate polyester components into the stretch. Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

Products made with CiCLO fibres reduce the persistence of plastic microfibers in our oceans and plastic accumulation in landfills and allow synthetic plastic-based fibres to behave more like natural fibres.

This patent-pending technology provides the platform for making Cone’s CiCLO Stretch Denim eco-friendly and a more sustainable stretch solution, according to Cone Denim.

Cone Denim to offer the revolutionary CiCLO technology

-Swedish Recycling Mill creates a high-tech way to recycle old clothes

Thanks to a Swedish recycling mill, old clothes can be reprocessed via a new method.

About 80 billion items of clothing are produced globally every year and it requires about 20,000 litres of water to make 1kg of cotton. These number are allegedly enough to make only one T-shirt and a pair of jeans.Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

The Swedish recycling mill however uses about 80% less water to make its cotton. Through the new system, used cotton fabrics are separated and also ‘de-dyed’ in order to remove colour before they are turned into a pulp called circulose, which is dried into sheets.

These sheets are further sold to textile companies in order to make thread.

Swedish Recycling Mill creates a high-tech way to recycle old clothes

-Optimistic outlook at Cefic chemical convention despite current weak conditions

Despite a backdrop of economic tension and fractious global trade relations, a look at how chemistry will improve the world in the future was presented at the closing speeches of the European chemistry council (Cefic) annual Chemical Convention on Friday.

Among issues discussed was how Europe can work toward sustainability, with the EU Commission’s vice president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness Jyrki Katainen. Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

“Let’s get this straight –  the European Commission has not staged a war against plastics. Plastics render essential service to people. Plastics materials into their homes and their cars, true numbers indicate that plastic contributes to save energy and carbon dioxide emissions,” he said.

Optimistic outlook at Cefic chemical convention despite current weak conditions

Petrochemical Crude Oil BioPackaging

Petrochemical Crude Oil Graphene 28-10-2019

Petrochemical Polymers PET Benzene Prices

Petrochemical Polymers PET Benzene

Petrochemical Polymers PET Benzene Prices

PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
ITEM21/10/201928/10/2019+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,550 yuan/ton6,550 yuan/ton
Bottle grade PET chips export market840 $/ton840 $/ton
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Be

6,200 yuan/ton6,125 yuan/ton-75
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,300 yuan/ton6,225 yuan/ton-75
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market4,865 yuan/ton4,850 yuan/ton-15
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
625 $/ton 620 $/ton-5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,570 yuan/ton4,680 yuan/ton+110
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market535 $/ton552 $/ton+17
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market788  $/ton797  $/ton+11
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market768 $/ton777 $/ton+11
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Be

715 $/ton720 $/ton+5
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,200 yuan/ton7,045 yuan/ton
-155
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market6,800 yuan/ton6,950 yuan/ton-50
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market8,850 yuan/ton8,750 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,000 yuan/ton7,950 yuan/ton-50
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers PET Be
7,350 yuan/ton7,350 yuan/ton
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,110 yuan/ton7,020 yuan/ton-90
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,000 yuan/ton11,550 yuan/ton
-450
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,370 $/ton1,370 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,680 $/ton-30
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,000 yuan/ton12,750 yuan/ton-250
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,100 yuan/ton12,950 yuan/ton-150
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,500 yuan/ton22,700 yuan/ton+200
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Be

15,450 yuan/ton15,300 yuan/ton-150
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market17,900 yuan/ton17,800 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,500 yuan/ton16,300 yuan/ton-200
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,150 yuan/ton8,050 yuan/ton-100
Benzene domestic market5,700 yuan/ton5,590 yuan/ton-110
Benzene overseas  market649 $/ton639 $/ton -10
Ethylene South East market770 $/ton770 $/ton
Ethylene NWE  market938 $/ton899 $/ton-39
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market11,100 yuan/ton10,800 yuan/ton-300
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,500 $/ton1,500 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,800 yuan/ton10,800 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market8,250 yuan/ton8,350 yuan/ton+100
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers PET Be

514 $/ton527 $/ton
+13
Phenol domestic market 7,793 yuan/ton7,700 yuan/ton-93
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,094 $/ton 1,079 $/ton-15
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,232 $/ton 1,218 $/ton-14
LDPE CFR Far East 912 $/ton912 $/ton
LLDPE CFR Far East867 $/ton852 $/ton-15
LDPE   FOB Middle East900 $/ton900 $/ton
LLDPE FOB Middle East855 $/ton840 $/ton-15
HDPE CFR Far East870 $/ton850 $/ton-20
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 973 €/ton953 €/ton-20
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 953 €/ton943 €/ton-10
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East995 $/ton995 $/ton
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,041 €/ton1,021 €/ton-20

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-Ulsan PP began construction of a new PP plant in Ulsan

Ulsan PP Co. Ltd., a joint venture of PolyMirae Company Ltd, a partnership (50:50) of LyondellBasell (LBI) and Daelim, and SK Advanced, began construction of a new polypropylene (PP) plant in Ulsan (Ulsan, South Korea) on October 22 ), according to a LBI press release.

The fifth-generation LyondellBasell technology, Spheripol, will be used at the new plant with a capacity of 400 thousand tons of PP per year. Once completed, it will become one of the largest PP factories of its kind in Asia.

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-Ferrero Commits to 100% Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable Packaging by 2025

The Ferrero Group releases its 10th Corporate Social Responsibility Report and announces a new commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Through the 10th CSR Report, Ferrero once again demonstrates its commitment to positively contributing to the planet and the people it works with through its social responsibility strategy: “Sharing values to create value”.

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-Texas A&M seals partnership on biodegradable plastics research

Researchers at a lab in the Texas A&M College of Sciences are teaming up with Teysha Technologies in the United Kingdom to expand research and production of biodegradable polymers.

“[Teysha] is sending money back to the lab where we’ve been working on this for a decade,” said Ashlee Jahnke, the assistant research scientist for the project.

Jahnke explains on First News at Four that, unlike plastics common today, this Texas A&M-developed plastic can degrade simply with moisture.

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-New Huntsman auxiliary speeds polyester dyeing.

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed what it says is a new eco-friendly dyeing auxiliary that cuts the time and cost of dyeing polyester.

The new Eriopon E3-Save reduces time, water and energy by enabling pre-scouring, dyeing and reduction clearing in a single-bath.

New Huntsman auxiliary speeds polyester dyeing

-SSM’s precision package winding solutions at ShanghaiTex

SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler (SSM), Switzerland’s leading supplier of precision winding machines in the fields of dyeing, weaving, and sewing thread preparation, will present its latest solutions at the upcoming ShanghaiTex, which takes place from 25-28 November.

“SSM enables yarn dyers to be successful – with the precision package winder PWX,” the company reports. “Only a quick response to market trends in combination with high cost-efficiency enables customers to be competitive. The winder offers clear benefits to dye package winding and rewinding of filament and staple fibre yarns, with or without lubrication.”

For the Xeno-platform, the company will present a self-regulating backpressure system preciforce –  for a guaranteed package consistency. In addition, the next generation of the blade winding powerblade will be introduced for the Xeno-platform.

SSM’s precision package winding solutions at ShanghaiTex

-Formosa Taffeta to buy 50% stake in Schoeller Textile

ormosa Taffeta Co (FTC), a textile affiliate of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), plans to invest up to $40.55 million in Switzerland’s Schoeller Textil AG next year to deepen its cooperation with the latter and raise its market share of high-end products. FTC’s board of directors has approved acquiring a 50 per cent stake in Schoeller Textil in March next.

The company disclosed this in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange last week.

The Swiss investment would strengthen FTC’s product portfolio by adding production lines for high-end products, which would also help raise its market share in Europe and the US, the company said.

Formosa Taffeta to buy 50% stake in Schoeller Textile

-Packaging industry’s maintainability drive good news for BOPP film

The fundamental driver of development in the worldwide BOPP film market has been the interest for flexible packaging, especially in China and South East Asia, as per Wood Mackenzie’s most recent ‘BOPP Film Global Supply Demand Report’.

The BOPP film industry and market is at present very much provided, ruled by China and the developing impact of Indian-claimed makers who keep on extending their tasks. Worldwide interest for BOPP film is relied upon to develop at a sound pace of 4.7% p.a. throughout the following five years to 2023. Conjecture development in Asia is relied upon to be fundamentally higher, especially in China and India where Wood Mackenzie hopes to see development of 6.3% p.a. also, 9.4% p.a., individually.

Packaging industry’s maintainability drive good news for BOPP film

-Unilever/Sabic Partnership Created to Keep Plastic in the Loop

Partnership results in packaging that uses recycled content from advanced recycling technologies for leading brands that include Magnum, Knorr, and REN Clean Skincare.

Unilever_logo web.pngUnilever has announced the next phase of its partnership with diversified chemicals manufacturer SABIC, which sees Unilever brands using next-generation packaging solutions based on SABIC’s advanced recycling technology.

SABIC’s certified circular polymers are created from the recycling of low-quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill. Using SABIC’s technology, in August 2019 Magnum became the first ice-cream brand to use food-grade recycled plastic, launching 600,000 tubs across Belgium, Spain, and The Netherlands, with over 3 million more due to be launched globally in 2020.

Unilever/Sabic Partnership Created to Keep Plastic in the Loop

-Turn plastic trash into treasure by this new method

The researchers have discovered a new method for upcycling low-value plastics into high-quality liquid products to improve current recycling methods.

The catalytic method serves a one-two punch by removing plastic pollution from the environment and contributing to a circular economy.

The Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory and Ames Laboratory led the multi-institutional team that developed the method.

“Our team is delighted to have discovered this new technology that will help us get ahead of the mounting issue of plastic waste accumulation,” said Northwestern’s Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, who contributed to the research.

“Our findings have broad implications for developing a future in which we can continue to benefit from plastic materials, but do so in a way that is sustainable and less harmful to the environment and potentially human health,” added Kenneth.

Turn plastic trash into treasure by this new method

-Reduce plastic packaging without getting drastic

Maine environmentalist Sarah Nichols offers simple ways to reduce plastic containers and wrap when grocery shopping.

On a recent fall day, environmentalist Sarah Nichols of the Natural Resources Council of Maine went to the grocery store, ready to demonstrate how to buy food with less plastic and less packaging.

We’ve all seen how plastic gets into waterways and kills animals. Plastic in landfills remains intact for hundreds of years. And while plastic burned at waste-to-energy plants is considered better than landfilling, anything burned creates troublesome emissions.

Reduce plastic packaging without getting drastic

-Turkey will lose big with no-deal Brexit – columnist

The threat of Britain’s hard exit from the European Union looms large over Turkey, which stands to lose access to its second-largest export market, independent news site Gazete Duvar said on Sunday.

Turkey’s autos, textiles and appliances face the biggest risk if Britain ultimately leaves the bloc without trade arrangements, effectively wiping out some $2.4 billion (£2.2 billion) of the country’s $3.7 billion (£2.8 billion) trade surplus with Britain, if there is a so-called hard, or no-deal Brexit, energy policy expert Mühdan Sağlam said in an article.

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Petrochemical Additives Carbon Fibre 26-10-2019

 

 

Ulsan Polypropylene construction PP

Ulsan Polypropylene construction PP

Ulsan PP began construction of a new PP plant in Ulsan

Ulsan Polypropylene construction PP

MOSCOW  – Ulsan PP Co. Ltd., a joint venture of PolyMirae Company Ltd, a partnership (50:50) of LyondellBasell (LBI) and Daelim, and SK Advanced, began construction of a new polypropylene (PP) plant in Ulsan (Ulsan, South Korea) on October 22 ), according to a LBI press release.

The fifth-generation LyondellBasell technology, Spheripol, will be used at the new plant with a capacity of 400 thousand tons of PP per year. Once completed, it will become one of the largest PP factories of its kind in Asia.

The commissioning of the new enterprise is scheduled for May 2021.

PolyMirae will sell manufactured PP at the new Ulsan PP plant to consumers in South Korea, and LyondellBasell and Daelim will export material from the new facility to other Asian markets.

It was previously noted that LyondellBasell Industries (LBI), the world’s largest producer of polyolefins, in September commissioned the fifth production line of PP compounds at its petrochemical complex in Knapsack (Knapsack, Germany). The capacity of the new line is 25 thousand tons of PP compounds per year.

According to Market Report’s DataScope, PP imports to Russia decreased by 9% in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period a year earlier and amounted to 120.1 thousand tons. The largest decline in imports came from propylene homopolymer (PP-homo).

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-IVL commits to eliminate plastic pollution

IVL’s new 100% rPET fibre brand Deja. © IVLIndorama Ventures (IVL), a leading chemical producer, has announced its commitment as part of the New Plastics Economy to help create a world where plastic never becomes waste. The company is now accelerating its efforts in support of a very ambitious goal to increase recycled content volumes by at least 750,000 tonnes, while also recently pledging US$ 1.5 billion towards achieving this target by 2025.

The company is among 400 organisations that committed to eliminate problematic plastic packaging and increase the use of recycled plastic in packaging. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment calls on companies and governments to innovate solutions enabling plastic to be 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

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-Umicore opens new facility for the production of fuel cell catalysts in Korea

Umicore inaugurated its new production facility for fuel cell catalysts in SongDo Incheon City (Seoul area), Korea, close to Umicore’s technology development center for catalysts. The facility will support the growth of Hyundai Motors Group as well as other automotive customers.

Umicore expects to ramp up production in 2020 and allows for further expansion beyond 2020. With this production expansion in Korea and the existing production capacity in Hanau, Germany, Umicore is well placed to serve the growing demand for fuel cell catalysts from its automotive customers globally.

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-Partners take recycled PET flake to food-grade preforms

Italian stretch blowing molding machine maker Sipa SpA partnered with Austrian recycling machine maker Erema Group GmbH to develop a way to use 100 percent recycled PET flake to produce preforms approved for food contact.

Called Xtreme Renew, the system allows preforms for PET bottles to be made entirely from post-consumer waste in a single heat cycle, which officials of Vittorio Veneto-based Sipa say is better for the environment and business.

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-Truetzschler’s portal solution for higher productivity

The foundation for high yarn quality is established in the blow room. Careful bale opening is a fundamental pillar of this process. Only in this way, a homogenous tuft flow is ensured for optimal downstream processing.

The latest Truetzschler innovation in the blowroom Portal Bale Opener BO-P is designed to allow significantly more bales to be placed side by side and processes them in parallel using two opening rolls. This results in significantly better blending and higher productions of up to 3,000 kg/h, according to the manufacturer.

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-BRAZIL PROMOTES A STRONG REDUCTION OF TARIFFS IN MERCOSUR BUT SAYS IT MUST HAVE CONSENSUS

Brazilian officials informed parliamentarians and representatives of the productive sector on Tuesday that a document sent to a Mercosur group to debate a drastic reduction in tariffs, mainly for those that protect industrial goods, is just a starting point for a discussion that, in order to achieve results, must have the consensus of the industry itself and Brazil’s partners in the South American customs bloc.

The information disclosed reaffirmed the will of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government to move towards a greater opening of the largest economy in Latin America and detailed that the material taken to Mercosur’s “Ad Hoc Group to Analyze the Consistency Dispersion of the Common External Tariff (CET)” should be considered as a “methodological hypothesis for the tariff review”.

BRAZIL PROMOTES A STRONG REDUCTION OF TARIFFS IN MERCOSUR BUT SAYS IT MUST HAVE CONSENSUS

-Evonik launches world’s first bioresorbable copolymers for medical device applications

Specialty chemicals company Evonik claims to have launched the world’s first bioresorbable portfolio of polylactide-polyethylene glycol (PLA-PEG) copolymers for use in implantable medical device applications.

Evonik launches world’s first bioresorbable copolymers for medical device applications

Specialty chemicals company Evonik claims to have launched the world’s first bioresorbable portfolio of polylactide-polyethylene glycol (PLA-PEG) copolymers for use in implantable medical device applications.

Resomer PLA-PEG copolymers combine the hydrophobic properties of PLA polymers with the hydrophilic properties of PEG. The portfolio can replicate the mechanical strength of standard Resomer polymers but degrade up to six times faster as a result of the triblock structure. Additionally, the unique combination of strength and rapid degradation means that medical device companies can develop a new class of bioresorbable implant devices for use across application areas.

Evonik launches world’s first bioresorbable copolymers for medical device applications

-Environmental chemist launches reusable glass bottle resistant to breaking

Environmental chemist turned entrepreneur Walt Himelstein has created ShatterSafe, a reusable glass bottle coated in a plastic resin produced to combat the worldwide single use plastics problem.

The ShatterSafe glass bottle allows for consumption of hot or cold beverages on the go and is also dishwasher safe.

The bottle’s interior is pure glass and the exterior is coated with a safe, permanently adhered, impact-resistant plastic resin.

Environmental chemist launches reusable glass bottle resistant to breaking

-TOMRA shoots for 40 percent recycling of plastic packaging

TOMRA has committed to enable 40 percent of plastic packaging produced globally each year to be collected for recycling by 2030. President and CEO Stefan Ranstrand made the announcement at Our Ocean conference held in Oslo on October 24, 2019.

Currently, only 14 percent of plastic packaging is captured for recycling. And only two percent of this is recycled in a ‘closed loop’, meaning it can be reused again for the same purpose without being downgraded to lower quality plastic.

TOMRA shoots for 40 percent recycling of plastic packaging

-Six candidates nominated for “Biocomposite of the Year 2019”

Natural fiber composites and wood plastic composites compete for 7th annual innovation award.

Today, up to 80% of plastics can be replaced by bio-based fillers such as wood flour and cork or reinforced by natural fibers. These biocomposites are available for almost every application — including packaging, consumer goods, building façades and interior components, and automotive parts — as demonstrated by this year’s nominated companies.

The winners of the innovation award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019” will be chosen at the 8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne (Nov 14-15, Cologne, Germany), where exciting new biocomposite technologies and applications will be discussed via a broad range of topics.

Six candidates nominated for "Biocomposite of the Year 2019"

-Mono-material hot fill cups out of foamed PET

SML is developing foamed sheet for hot fill applications with new features in terms of heat resistance, insulation and recyclability in a joint R&D programme together with its partner KIEFEL. The basis for these new products is a 3-layer PET (or PP) sheet with a physically foamed central layer, which were presented at K 2019.

Mono-material foamed PET or PP sheet produced from SML’s new systems have features that can help to replace difficult-to-recycle hot fill applications made of expanded polystyrenes. Generally, PS is permitted for food applications, but it is considered to release the chemical compound styrene into the environment.

Mono-material hot fill cups out of foamed PET

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are steady,but in health.

Crude oil price continues to be good health.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 800/845 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,200 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,300 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 615/625 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,900/5,000 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,600/4,700 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/780 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,100/7,200  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,700/8,800  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,000/7,100 yuan/ton

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-4 ways 5G is set to transform supply chains

Two-thirds of organizations plan to deploy 5G by 2020, with operational efficiency seen as the key benefit.​

As the 5G mobile broadband standard begins to roll out in cities across the world, supply chain and logistics managers who don’t have a strategy already may be behind the curve.

Experts expect the impact of 5G to be felt across the logistics industry, from vehicle-to-vehicle communication to tracking items as small as microchips. In the warehouse, pickers may be guided by augmented reality applications that lead them to the correct bin.

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-EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE against the Italian plastic tax

During a meeting held in Düsseldorf at the K trade show, the three Presidents of the European plastics industry associations, Renato Zelcher (European Plastics Converters), Javier Constante (PlasticsEurope) and Ton Emans (Plastic Recyclers Europe), agreed to oppose the Italian Government’s tax proposal of 1000 € per ton of plastic packaging.

The proposed ‘Plastics Packaging Tax’ is likely to have a negative impact on the local market, in terms of job losses and consumers being negatively affected by such a regressive tax.

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-BP invests $25m in innovative pilot plant for ‘unrecyclable’ plastics

Called BP Infinia, the technology enables PET plastic waste which is either considered low value or is not detected in traditional recycling facilities due to its colour to be recycled.

BP claims this focus could be particularly useful in diverting plastic bottles and trays from landfill and incineration.

Of the 27 million tonnes of PET used annually in beverage and rigid food packaging, 23 million tonnes is used in bottles, and less than 60% of those bottles, by weight, are recycled.

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-Asia demand continues to bolster BOPP market

The global Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film market has seen demand grow by just under 5 per cent per annum over the last five years, reports Wood Mackenzie in a recent report. The main driver of growth has been the demand for flexible packaging, particularly in China and South East Asia.

The BOPP film industry, worth in the region of $15 billion, delivered more than 8.4 million tonnes in 2018. The global market is currently well supplied, dominated by China and the growing influence of Indian-owned producers who continue to expand their operations globally.

Asia demand continues to bolster BOPP market

-K 2019 –  Italian associations oppose ‘regressive’ plastics packaging tax

During a meeting held at K 2019, the three Presidents of the European plastics industry associations, Renato Zelcher (European Plastics Converters), Javier Constante (PlasticsEurope) and Ton Emans (Plastic Recyclers Europe), agreed to oppose the Italian Government’s tax proposal of €1,000 ($1,110) per tonne of plastics packaging.

The proposed ‘Plastics Packaging Tax’ is likely to have a negative impact on the local market, say the associations, in terms of job losses and consumers being negatively affected by such a regressive tax.

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-Coca-Cola: We need to reframe the way we talk about the plastic problem

The soft drink giant’s CEO James Quincey is encouraging a two-pronged approach to sustainable packaging that includes both zero waste and reducing companies’ carbon emissions.

Coca-Cola’s CEO James Quincey is launching a call to arms to “reframe the plastic problem” away from just focusing on cutting use of plastic to thinking more about how to create a circular economy.

Coca-Cola: We need to reframe the way we talk about the plastic problem

-Asia ABS market quiet amid US-China trade tensions

Activity in Asia’s acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) market remained slow with players in a cautious mode as the US-China trade war continued to weigh on sentiment.

Qingdao port in Shandong province, China (Photo by Sipa Asia/Shutterstock)

ABS trade in China has remained muted after its week-long National Day holidays in early October, with users and traders mostly keeping lean resin stocks.

Spot activity tapered off on slack demand, while the thin trade has resulted in relatively stable prices.

K 2019: Europe PE 'warehouses full everywhere' as oversupply haunts market

-K 2019: Europe PE ‘warehouses full everywhere’ as oversupply haunts market

Lengthy European polyethylene (PE) supply is dominating sentiment as imports are offered on a widespread basis.

“Warehouses are full everywhere, and there’s more to come,” said a trader.

Buyers were treading the halls looking for good 2020 deals, but one European producer at least was offering rollover conditions for 2020 contracted business.

“Imports from the US are not regular enough yet to affect contracted business,” said one.

K 2019: Europe PE 'warehouses full everywhere' as oversupply haunts market

-Talga teams with Swedish brand for graphene packs

Talga Resources has executed a graphene joint development agreement with a Swedish-based sustainable packaging company

Both companies will develop an improved technology that incorporates Talga’s graphene product into sustainable, ‘no-plastic’ packaging

Packaging is a high-volume application where graphene can make a material impact to performance and recycling

Talga Resources’ shares are up a healthy 10.2 per cent and trading at 54 cents apiece

Talga Resources has signed a deal with BillerudKorsnäs, a Swedish-based packaging company.

This agreement follows successful test work completed regarding Talga’s graphene product, Talphene. Talphene was used in BillerudKorsnäs’ fibre and board packaging products.

Talga teams with Swedish brand for graphene packs

-Stoll at Techtextil India

Reutlingen – Flat knitting machine builder Stoll will be exhibit at next month’s Techtextil India exhibition, the region’s leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens.

The exhibition is highly regarded as a key marketplace to develop new ideas, strengthen existing consumer relations and gain new business relationships.

India, in particular is demonstrating an increasing demand for footwear and medical technology applications, Stoll’s solutions for which include its TT sport and TT med technologies respectively.

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Petrochemical Polyolefins Circular Economy 24-10-2019

Petrochemical Polyolefins Circular Economy 24-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is in good health.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady,but weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 800/840 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,250 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 605/615 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,800/4,950 yuan/tonMEG  545/555 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,600/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 760/775 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,150/7,250  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,700/8,800  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,000/7,100 yuan/ton

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-Supporting the circular economy

Maintaining the benefits of plastics while eliminating the downsides — this is one of the great challenges the plastics industry faces. Husky has responded to this in several ways.

Sustainable packaging was not only one of the central topics of K 2019, it was also of importance at the Husky booth. Husky aimed to showcase sustainable packaging solutions using plastics.

This is in response to the company’s own commitment as well as the increasing demands of customers for packaging with lower carbon footprints. Recycling and recyclable materials are of increasing importance.

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-Italy’s Bio-on CEO arrested in ‘Plastic Bubbles’ probe

The head of Italy’s Bio-on was arrested on Wednesday in a probe into false accounting and market manipulation, just three months after the bio-plastics maker suffered an attack by a short seller fund that erased 80% of its value.

At a press conference in Bologna a prosecutor said Bio-on CEO and Chairman Marco Astorri had been placed under house arrest as part of the so-called “Plastic Bubbles” investigation.

Italy's Bio-on CEO arrested in 'Plastic Bubbles' probe

-GRP Solutions and INEOS Composites introduce greener resin

In line with its commitment to work towards a more sustainable future, GRP Solutions, a highly experienced team of composite and adhesive experts, in collaboration with INEOS Composites, will be showcasing a new plastic waste reducing resin at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show.

The exhibition takes place from 30-31 October at the NEC, Birmingham, and is the UK’s largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show that provides the opportunity to meet and network with OEMs and supply chain partners.

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-Can IP speed-up new technology adoption in the recycling industry?

If you conduct a patent search for ‘recycling plastic’, you’ll get roughly one million results. While this would usually indicate a mature industry, in the UK there’s still huge variation in the plastics accepted by local recycling centres. For example, the notorious coffee cup can be recycled, but there are only three plants capable of doing so in the UK — and sorting and transporting used coffee cups is costly and damaging to the environment.

This indicates that there’s a real lag between innovation and technology adoption in the recycling industry. Such a lag is particularly obvious when we consider bioplastics — but what’s causing it, and can IP rights help to fix it?

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-Innovia and Wildcorn develop sustainable and fully recyclable pack

Innovia Films and German snack manufacturer Wildcorn have worked together to produce a fully recyclable and sustainable pack for its Wildcorn organic popcorn range.

The joint project to establish a new sustainable packaging standard began soon after the launch of Innovia’s Propafilm Strata high-barrier film, which achieved the Made for Recycling logo from Interseroh, an independent recycling and consulting company.

-Braskem launches new stretch film solution

Braskem has launched its new stretch film solution at K Fair. The solution was presented at K 2019.  The launches of Braskem Flexus 3600 and PP RF70 are the result of the company’s efforts to develop new solutions in multi-layer stretch films.

With what the company describes as superior processability and high yields during application, the solutions have advantages in terms of sustainability, since it reduces the amount of raw material needed for their production. In addition to productivity gains, the stretch film also reduces waste during transport, offering benefits in all links of the company’s value chain.

Braskem launches new stretch film solution

-Recycling Partnership announces first U.S. circular economy roadmap

The new “Bridge to Circularity” report calls for $500M in investments by 2025 to transform the U.S. recycling system.

The Recycling Partnership has announced the first-ever roadmap aimed at addressing systemic issues in the U.S. recycling system and catalyzing the transition toward a circular economy for packaging.

The report, “The Bridge to Circularity: Putting the ‘New Plastics Economy’ into Practice in the U.S.,” is inspired and endorsed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which has a New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to unite more than 400 businesses, governments and other organizations behind a common vision to target and address plastic waste and pollution at its source.

Recycling Partnership announces first U.S. circular economy roadmap

-DuPont Sorona and Lenzing Collaborate on Sustainable ‘Next-Gen Fabrics’

Lenzing is taking on another collaboration, this time with DuPont Biomaterials, to launch a fabric collection made mainly of fibers derived from natural materials.

DuPont Sorona and Lenzing Collaborate on Sustainable ‘Next-Gen Fabrics’

-Israeli firm converts household waste to plastic composite

A nascent company that uses the non-recycled waste stream as feedstock is looking to site a processing plant in the U.S.

UBQ Materials, based in Israel, has developed a process to convert municipal solid waste into a composite that is used in place of traditional plastic. The material is sold to companies manufacturing plastic boxes, shopping carts, pallets, pipes, panels and more.

One of the company’s end markets was recently highlighted when UBQ provided 2,000 recycling bins made of its composite material to the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority.

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Petrochemical Polyolefins Circular Economy

Petrochemical Nylon Circular Economy 23-10-2019

Petrochemical Nylon Circular Economy 23-10-2019

Petrochemical Nylon Circular Economy

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are weak.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 800/840 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,250 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 615/625 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,750/4,900 yuan/tonMEG  535/545 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,550/4,650 yuan/tonPX Korea 755/770 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,100/7,200  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,700/8,800  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,000/7,100 yuan/ton

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-Graphene Enters High-Volume Applications… And This Is Just The Start

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-The tussle in Brussels: is PHA a naturally occurring polymer? Or a plastic?

With the formal adoption of the single-use plastics directive by the European Council in May, the ax officially fell for the producers of disposable products such as plastic plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks and cotton buds.

As from 2021, these products will be banned; they will no longer be permitted to be produced from “plastic,” as defined by the directive.

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-Europe LPG-based cracker margins drop, naphtha-based stay flat

European contract cracker margins based on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fell week on week on higher feedstock costs and lower ethylene prices, ICIS margin analysis showed on Monday.

Margins for naphtha-based crackers were largely flat.

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-The Recycling Partnership Announces First-Ever U.S. Circular Economy Roadmap

New “Bridge to Circularity” Report Calls for $500 Million by 2025 to Transform the U.S. Recycling System

Report Emphasizes Need for Creating New Pathways to Recyclability, Unlocking Post-Consumer Material Supply, and Crafting Bold, Transformative Policies Supported by Cutting-Edge Solutions

The Recycling Partnership today announced the first-ever roadmap aimed at addressing systemic issues in the U.S. recycling system and catalyzing the transition toward a circular economy for packaging.

The Recycling Partnership Announces First-Ever U.S. Circular Economy Roadmap

-Cargill reduces carbon footprint through sustainable packaging

Converts 90% of its plastic packaging for its edible oil brands to recyclable material

Cargill’s oils business in India has redesigned its packaging by cutting down on the amount of raw plastic used across all products. In association with Dow Chemical, the business reformulated its plastic material, making 90% of its plastic packaging recyclable.

To raise further awareness among consumers, the brands carry the slogan “recycle the present, save the future”on their packaging.

-Covestro: Sustainable business ideas chosen at K 2019: Employees become founders

The idea is promising: New plastic materials can contribute to faster charging times for batteries in electric vehicles

Second Covestro Start-up Challenge focuses on circular economy

Winner selected from six finalists

Up to one million euros in start-up capital for the best business idea

The idea is promising: New plastic materials can contribute to faster charging times for batteries in electric vehicles. With its “Power Separator” idea, the winning team of this year’s Start-up Challenge wants to use Covestro’s know-how in the field of high-tech materials to launch a new generation of battery separators on the market

Covestro: Sustainable business ideas chosen at K 2019: Employees become founders

-Asia MEG market faces rising supply, slowing demand

Asia’s monothylene glycol (MEG) supply will get a boost in the near term from start-ups of new plants at a time when demand is slowing down.

Yarn production at a China textile factory (Photo by Imaginechina/Shutterstock)

Two major MEG units with a combined capacity of 1.65m tonnes/year is expected to begin production within the fourth quarter.

In Malaysia, PETRONAS is conducting trial runs at its new 750,000 tonne/year MEG unit, which could officially start up in November, market sources said.

Covestro: Sustainable business ideas chosen at K 2019: Employees become founders

-Rockay launches new collection of 100% recycled socks

Rockay, a sustainable sportswear brand from Denmark, has utilised Swedish company Polygiene’s anti-odour coating technology to launch a new collection in Oct 2019 of 100 per cent recycled socks. The eco-friendly credentials of the socks enable athletes to wear them more often and wash less. This extends their life and also saves water, energy, time and money.

The performance socks are made using recycled ocean waste, fishing nets and other plastic waste, with an advanced manufacturing process behind it.

Rockay launches new collection of 100% recycled socks

-Ten Ways Biotechnology Makes the World More Sustainable

As climate change looms over our future, many industries are turning to biology for solutions to make all aspects of our lives more sustainable for the environment. Biotech companies are rising to the challenge.

When developing more sustainable materials and processes, biotechnology draws from millions of years of evolution in which living beings have specialized in producing and recycling all kinds of compounds and materials. Biological processes can be used to replace polluting chemical methods, allowing us to efficiently break down waste and produce new materials with lower pollution, water, land, and energy use.

Ten Ways Biotechnology Makes the World More Sustainable

-Hosokawa Alpine pushes ahead with efficient and recyclable solutions

Despite its numerous benefits, multilayer packaging is increasingly coming under scrutiny due to its inability to be efficiently recycled.

As the circular economy gains momentum, solutions are being sought that are able to provide the barrier properties provided by multiple layers with the green properties needed in a sustainable world.

-Fiji Water commits to 100% recycled PET water bottles by 2025; unveils new packaging

Water bottles made from PET continue to be the most recyclable products on the planet, and demand for recycled PET (rPET) continues to rise. One of the largest bottled water producers, Fiji Water (Los Angeles) announced a “multifaceted initiative to transform its use of plastic while promoting a circular economy.”

Fiji Water commits to 100% recycled PET water bottles by 2025; unveils new packaging

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is steady,but weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady,but weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 800/840 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,500/6,600 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,150/6,250 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 620/630 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,800/4,950 yuan/tonMEG  540/550 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,550/4,650 yuan/tonPX Korea 755/770 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,000/7,100  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,700/8,800  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,050/7,150 yuan/ton

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-THROWING AWAY THE FUTURE: HOW COMPANIES STILL HAVE IT WRONG ON PLASTIC POLLUTION “SOLUTIONS”

There has been a wave of public concern about the global plastic pollution crisis, heightened by the growing scientific evidence about its ecological and social impacts.

As a result, more and more people from all around the world are taking action themselves, and turning to solutions  that most large companies have so far failed to implement: rejecting cheap, throwaway plastic packaging, and demanding reusable and refillable  options for everyday goods.

Small businesses are developing many inspiring, innovative (and sometimes basic, common sense) packaging methods and models.

There is a global movement to create a sustainable world with a culture focused on reusables, not disposables

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-Bringing sustainability and fibre transparency to consumers

Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens. © LenzingLast month, Lenzing announced the introduction of Eco Care technology, designed to enhance the production of eco-friendly viscose fibres for the nonwovens industry. It is said to generate up to 50% lower emissions and water impact, compared to generic viscose.

Innovation in Textiles spoke to Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens, Lenzing, about the new technology.

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-Sugarcane Based PET Bottles Market Poised to Expand at a Robust Pace Over 2019-2029

Sugarcane Based PET Bottles Market: Overview

Sugarcane based bottle is the biopolymer packaging solution which is manufactured from bagasse, the fibrous material left behind after extracting sugarcane juice.

These bottles are recognized as ‘Green Polyethylene bottles’ which has zero harmful impact on the environment.

The sugarcane is effectively capturing CO2 i.e., 1 kilogram of green plastic helps to remove approximately 3.09 kilograms of CO2 from the air.

As the sugarcane based PET bottles are Bisphenol A (BPA) free, the demand for these bottles is consistently increasing across the world.

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-BASF commits to chemical recycling

Chemical giant BASF is to invest €20 million into a partnership with a Norwegian pyrolysis specialist to boost the chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste.

Quantafuel’s expertise in the integrated process of pyrolysis and purification will be optimised so the output can used as feedstock in chemical production. In a second step, Quantafuel will license the technology to other parties. The Oslo-based company plans a pyrolysis and purification plant with a capacity of approximately 16 000 tonnes per year at Skive, Denmark, with building work starting this year.

BASF will have first refusal to all pyrolysis oil and purified hydrocarbons from the new plant for the first four years. It will use these secondary raw materials in its patented ChemCycling production project to develop the market for chemically recycled plastics.

BASF commits to chemical recycling

-Full PE stand-up pouches made with recycled and virgin performance PE polymers

Stand-up pouches (SUPs) can now be made using recycled material from full polyethylene (PE) laminated SUPs and virgin performance PE polymers thanks to a collaboration between ExxonMobil, Hosokawa Alpine AG, EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, and Henkel AG & Co KGaA Company.

The new SUP packages combine 30 percent recycled SUP PE with 70 percent virgin ExxonMobil performance PE polymers and are suited for non-food applications, such as detergents.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Recycling 

“Flexible packaging is structurally a highly complex product requiring different material layers to enable it to meet a wide range of property requirements.

Full PE stand-up pouches made with recycled and virgin performance PE polymers

-Sustainable packaging to be ‘battleground’ for premium alcohol brands

Sustainable packaging is likely to become a ‘battleground’ for premium alcohol brands, according to GlobalData analysts.

The finding has been attributed to the increasing demands from consumers for more sustainable packaging and its association with quality.

According to GlobalData’s 2019 Q3 consumer survey, 71% of global consumers consider it ‘quite’ or ‘extremely’ important for product packaging to be made from sustainable or renewable sources. Of the consumers surveyed, 25% believed it important for packaging to have a luxury appearance.

Sustainable packaging to be ‘battleground’ for premium alcohol brands

-SONGWON highlights its sustainability focus at K2019

  • SONGWON contributes to the circular economy
  • SONGWON showcases sustainable solutions
  • SONGWON highlights sustainability strategy

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd., the 2nd largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world and a key global specialty chemicals player will be showcasing its sustainable solutions and highlighting its focus on sustainability and positioning as an enabler of circularity during K2019. Petrochemical Nylon Resin Recycling 

At SONGWON’s core lies the organization’s deep and long-term commitment to sustainability.

SONGWON highlights its sustainability focus at K2019

-DuPont Biomaterials and Lenzing Collaborate to Launch New Sustainable Fabric Collection

Textile Pioneers Bring Together DuPont™ Sorona® Fibers and TENCEL™ Lyocell and TENCEL™ Modal Fibers to Create Soft, Versatile Fabrics Derived from Nature and Driven by Innovation

A range of hydraulic oils has been launched at K 2019 by ExxonMobil that are formulated to deliver good anti-wear performance and up to double oil life. This, the company says, gives plastics processors a way to cut costs, increase productivity and improve their environmental footprint by reducing waste.

Mobil DTE 20 Ultra Series fluids offer good thermal and oxidation stability, corrosion protection and controlled demulsibility. Plus, their keep-clean performance protects critical components, such as tight tolerance servo and proportional valves found in many modern hydraulic systems.

DuPont Biomaterials and Lenzing Collaborate to Launch New Sustainable Fabric Collection

-K 2019 – Slick way to reduce processing costs

A range of hydraulic oils has been launched at K 2019 by ExxonMobil that are formulated to deliver good anti-wear performance and up to double oil life. This, the company says, gives plastics processors a way to cut costs, increase productivity and improve their environmental footprint by reducing waste.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Recycling 

Mobil DTE 20 Ultra Series fluids offer good thermal and oxidation stability, corrosion protection and controlled demulsibility. Plus, their keep-clean performance protects critical components, such as tight tolerance servo and proportional valves found in many modern hydraulic systems.

K 2019 – Slick way to reduce processing costs

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EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as carcinogens

EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam Prices

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam Prices

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

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

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as carcinogens

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

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

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-Düsseldorf (Germany), 16-23 October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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-Directa Plus working on electrical wires from graphene

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

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

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

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-Alternative fibers making gains

Celeste Lilore will address Material Changes Conference

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

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

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-Exactly Why Are Waste Tyre Recycling Plants Necessary?

Waste Tyre Recycling Plant

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

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

-Ethylene Prices Down Adjust In Parts Of Asia On Thursday

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

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

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

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

Ethylene Prices Down Adjust In Parts Of Asia On Thursday

-Are U.S. Sanctions Killing Crude?

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

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

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

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

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

Are U.S. Sanctions Killing Crude?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Plastic recycling gets a boost

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

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

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

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-Engineering Plastics Market’s Opportunities and Challenges

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

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

Engineering Plastics Market's Opportunities and Challenges

-Garment, textile industry keeps pace with Industry 4.0

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

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

Garment, textile industry keeps pace with Industry 4.0

-SABIC demonstrates leadership in sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

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

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

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

SABIC demonstrates leadership in sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EU27 ponder how to deal with UK request for Brexit delay

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Petrochemical Nylon Resin Sustainability 19-10-2019

Russia production biodegradable composites

 

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

Russia production biodegradable composites

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unit Mold Control available for the KHS InnoPET Blomax series

Automatic control and adaptation of individual stretch blow mold stations

Improved bottle quality and stability with a high recyclate content

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

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-What will water bottles be made of in future?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-New bottle-to-bottle technology by Erema

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

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

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

New bottle-to-bottle technology by Erema

-Reifenhäuser Modernizes Technology Center

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

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

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

Reifenhäuser Modernizes Technology Center

-Borealis and Borouge offer monomaterials solutions for packaging

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

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

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Petrochemical Nylon Resin Polyester 18-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to be weak.

Crude oil price is inches up.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

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

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

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

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Husky makes sustainable packaging a priority

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

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

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-Is rPET economically viable?

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

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

Is rPET economically viable?

-Economy of Plastics at K 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-KHS develops PET containers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Big businesses avoid eco- friendly packaging due to cost

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

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

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

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

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-Space technology a new frontier in Turkey-Italy partnership

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Petrochemical ACN Resin Polyester 17-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to be very weak.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

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

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

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

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Asia benzene remains under pressure as demand wanes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-Covestro pushing boundaries with future mobility concept, sustainability goals

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

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

Covestro pushing boundaries with future mobility concept, sustainability goals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to slide downward.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile continues to decrease.

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

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

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

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-What does the future of plastic look like?

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

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

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

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-Arkema Partners with Agiplast to Recycle Polymers

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

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

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

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

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

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-Technology takes over tight oil

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

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

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

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

-Freudenberg acquires technology from innovative start-up

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

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

Freudenberg acquires technology from innovative start-up

-LCA confirms low carbon footprint of PLA

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

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

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-Evonik Adds to the TROGAMID(r) Product Group

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

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

Evonik Adds to the TROGAMID(r) Product Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Petrochemical PETG Resin Polyester 15-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain slide downward.

Crude oil price is weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain lose ground.

Acrylonitrile continues to decrease.

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

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

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

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Asia naphtha margins at 2019 highs on supply woes

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

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

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

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

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-INNOVATIONS IN CHEMICAL TECH

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

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

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

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

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

New sustainable packaging solution from Uflex

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

The Flexzyme technology

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

An enzyme based technology for 100% biodegradable polymers/MLP

-UNIQLO to Produce Shirts Made of Plastic

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

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

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-Lenzing aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050

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

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

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

Lenzing aims to become carbon-neutral by 2050

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

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

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

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-TITAS 2019 focuses on sustainability, smart textiles

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

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

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

TITAS 2019 focuses on sustainability, smart textiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester 14-10-2019

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins Prices

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queen’s speech: Brexit top priority for UK government

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

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

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester 14-10-2019

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

Petrochemical Polymers PET Polyolefins Prices

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

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

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

Image by Shutterstock

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Carbon Fiber 2019 | Knoxville, Tennessee

Innovators and Decision Makers in the Carbon Fiber Supply Chain

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

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

Carbon Fiber 2019 | Knoxville, Tennessee

-Recycling, bioplastics also harm planet, campaigners warn

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

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

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

-Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

Petrochemical PET Resin Polyester

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

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

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

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

-New Marinatex wins award for solving many plastic problems

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

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

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

New Marinatex wins award for solving many plastic problems

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

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

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

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

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament 12-10-2019

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

-Circular Fashion: Closing clothing’s waste loop

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

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

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

-Spanish government backs Montefibre with EUR 5.6m

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

-Husky receives approval for refinery rebuild

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

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

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

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

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

-TITAS 2019 focuses on sustainability and innovation

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

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

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

Petrochemical PET Polyester Filament

-LANXESS Introduces New Compounds for Laser Transmission Welding

Hydrolysis-stabilized PBT achieves Class 5 in USCAR test;

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

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

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

LANXESS Introduces New Compounds for Laser Transmission Welding

-How spider silk avoids hungry bacteria

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

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

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

How spider silk avoids hungry bacteria

Circular Economy Polyester Filament 11-10-2019

Circular Economy Polyester Filament 11-10-2019

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are weak.

Crude oil price increases.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile continues to decrease.

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

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

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

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Versatility drives stunning growth of BOPET films

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

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

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

-Recycling, bioplastics also harm planet, campaigners warn

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

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

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

-Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe launches new collection

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

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

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

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

Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe launches new collection

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

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

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

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

-Chomarat Creates the Fabrics for Super Light Car

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

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

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

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

Chomarat Creates the Fabrics for Super Light Car

-UOP TECHNOLOGY SELECTED TO BOOST PROPYLENE PRODUCTION IN TURKEY

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

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

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

Circular Economy Polyester Filament

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

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

Circular Economy Polyester Filament 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOCAR’s second petrochemical complex may be built in Turkey

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

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

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

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

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

-Tests Find Plastic in 20 Percent of Mexican Fish

Mexican Legislators Urged to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Microbeads

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

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

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

Tests Find Plastic in 20 Percent of Mexican Fish

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics 10-10-2019

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics 10-10-2019

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

 

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are weak.

Crude oil price is steady,but weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady,but weak.

Acrylonitrile is weak.

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

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

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

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

-Saudi Aramco chief: attacks may continue without international response

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

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

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

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

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics

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

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

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

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

-HeiQ technologies bolster circular ambition

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

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

HeiQ technologies bolster circular ambition

-How to make biocatalysts immortal

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

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

-What to see at K Show 2019

A must attend trade fair for the plastics industry.

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Thermoplastics  

-Lenzing Invests €40M to Improve Ecological Footprint

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

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

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

Lenzing Invests €40M to Improve Ecological Footprint

-UK MIGHT SEE A RISE IN DEMAND EXTRUDED PLA

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

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

UK MIGHT SEE A RISE IN DEMAND EXTRUDED PLA

-Coca-Cola continues its sustainable packaging push in Europe

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

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

Coca-Cola continues its sustainable packaging push in Europe

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 09-10-2019

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers 09-10-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is in health.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady,but weak.

Acrylonitrile is weak.

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

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

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

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

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

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

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Polymers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-The challenge of sustainable packaging

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

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

The challenge of sustainable packaging

-Asia ACN supply outlook mixed in near term

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

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

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

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

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

-Fiber continues to flow to China … for now

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

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

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

Fiber continues to flow to China … for now

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

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

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

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

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

-IVL to issue subordinated perpetual debentures worth Baht 15 billion

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

IVL to issue subordinated perpetual debentures worth Baht 15 billion

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Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Nonwovens Network celebrates UK success stories

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

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

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-One-dimensional objects morph into new dimensions

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-The 20 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe

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

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

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-COTTON USA features latest innovations in smart fashion

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

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

COTTON USA features latest innovations in smart fashion

-Analysis: Vietnam emerges as polymer hub amid trade war

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BASF invests in Quantafuel to drive chemical recycling of plastic waste

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

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

Is the economic slowdown morphing into something more?

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

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

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

Circular economy demands innovation and investment from petchem suppliers

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

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

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

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

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

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

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

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

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

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

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

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

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn

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

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Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy 07-10-2019

Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

Petrochemical Polymers Bottle Yarn Prices

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Technology

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

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

THE TECHNOLOGY – EVOLUTION

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

Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

-Trump Set To Unveil Plan To Boost Biofuels

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

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

Petrochemicals Graphene Bioeconomy

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

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

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

Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

-DSM among firms advancing engineering resins at K 2019

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

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