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Rotary Batch Mixer Blends Dry Solids with Liquid Additions – A new Munson Rotary Batch Mixer model 700-TH-140-SS with integral spray line allows uniform distribution of liquid additions to dry bulk solids in trace amounts to large volumes in one to three minutes

Rotary Batch Mixer Blends Dry Solids with Liquid Additions

UTICA, NY — A new Munson Rotary Batch Mixer model 700-TH-140-SS with integral spray line allows uniform distribution of liquid additions to dry bulk solids in trace amounts to large volumes in one to three minutes.

Proprietary mixing flights of the rotating drum tumble, turn, cut and fold material, providing free space between particles, which recombine 288 times per minute. The flow pattern allows liquid additions to be sprayed over a wide expanse of moving material, yielding batch uniformity ≥99.9 percent.

The mixer is intended for dry bulk blending with or without the addition of coatings, flavorings, vitamins or other liquids to food products, or active ingredients in liquid form to any bulk solid chemical or mineral.

It is equipped with a sliding intake chute which, together with twin doors on opposite sides of the mixing vessel, provide rapid access to the entire interior, intake spout and seal area for cleaning, sanitizing and visual inspection of all material contact surfaces.

In addition to blending, the flights direct material towards and through a stationary, pneumatically-actuated plug gate valve for total discharge, eliminating residual that would otherwise be wasted or require manual removal prior to cleaning.

Constructed of stainless steel finished to sanitary standards, the mixer has a useable batch capacity of 140 cu ft (3.96 m3), total capacity of 271 cu ft (7.67 m3) and is equally effective in blending of batches from 100 percent of rated

capacity to as low as 5 percent without liquid additions, and to 33 percent with liquid additions.
The rotating drum is supported by two oversized trunnion rings that ride on heavy-duty alloy roller assemblies, providing long life with minimal maintenance. The design eliminates the need for an internal shaft with seals contacting material. To contain dust, the machine has one seal at the inlet, which is mounted externally to allow rapid, inexpensive replacement, according to the company.

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Foreign producers in Russia urge Putin to block new bill – Foreign producers of technical textiles and non-wovens operating in Russia have urged President Vladimir Putin to block a new federal bill, which reportedly poses a serious threat to their businesses

Foreign producers in Russia urge Putin to block new bill
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Foreign producers of technical textiles and non-wovens operating in Russia have urged President Vladimir Putin to block a new federal bill, which reportedly poses a serious threat to their businesses. The bill introduced criminal responsibility for adhering to US and European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia by all US and EU producers operating in Russia.

The bill was approved recently by the Russian parliament Duma. The new law implies producers need to be cautious in their business in Russia and will have to at least avoid long-term contracts with their local suppliers and other Russian partners, according to a report in a British website dedicated to textile industry news.

All technical textiles and non-woven producers, operating their own production facilities in Russia, have a wide range of local suppliers. Most have been working in Russia for almost 30 years.

Many of these suppliers are controlled by large vertically integrated holding firms whose top management and shareholders are on the US and EU sanctions list.

Any Russian blacklisted company can force any foreign business to deal, threatening to file a complaint with the law enforcement agencies. In a joint statement, representatives of producers, mainly from Germany and the United States, said the adoption of this bill is categorically intolerable as it contradicts the position of the President Putin, who is against excessive criminal liability for entrepreneurs.

Western manufacturers of machinery who supply to Russian technical textiles and nonwovens producers are also under a threat under the new law, as their refusal to supply their products to any Russian company from the sanctions list may result in the initiation of criminal proceedings against them in Russia. That may turn a reason for many of these companies to suspend cooperation with their Russian partners.

In contrast to the domestic technical textiles and non-woven industries, where the share of domestic producers has significantly increased in recent years, most Russian consumer goods based on non-wovens, is still controlled by foreigners.

A Russian Government spokesman said the petition is likely to be considered soon. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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Global oil demand near 100m bbl/day for first time – API

Global oil demand near 100m bbl/day for first time – API

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Global oil demand 100m bbl/dayHOUSTON (ICIS)–World oil demand has approached 100m bbl/day for the first time, driven by strong global economic growth, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said in its Q2 2018 industry outlook report on Thursday.

Meanwhile, US supply growth has been “up to the challenge”, meeting virtually all global oil demand growth so far in 2018, said API chief economist Dean Foreman.

As of May, US petroleum supply has risen by more than 2.0m bbl/day from the same month last year, and recent drilling activity increases continue to position the US for further supply gains this year, according to API’s report.

As for ethane, prices remained low even as exports and petrochemical demand increased, API’s report said.

“Ethane has been the largest growing component of natural gas liquids production and is the reason petrochemical firms are investing in the US as it has remained inexpensive compared with competing fuels,” it said.

Despite low ethane feedstock costs, US real ethylene prices and margins fell to eight-year lows as new supply capacity came onstream, the report added.

In the report, API also noted that “third-party consensus” suggested slower global economic growth for the next two years.

“Solid performance [is] belied by weakened expectations, particularly for the US and with trade barriers,” the group said.

By Stefan Baumgarten
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Major PE JV “Bay-Pol” Breaks Ground

Major PE JV “Bay-Pol” Breaks Ground

Ethane cracker construction to be followed by large Borstar PE unit in this 50-50 JV of Total and Borealis and Nova Chemicals.

pe jv bay polThe official groundbreaking of an over 2-billion lb/yr ethane steam cracker held earlier this month in Port Arthur, Texas, is the first project for the newly-formed Bayport Polymers LLC (“Bay-Pol”), a 50-50 joint venture between Total SA (U.S. office in Houston) and Novealis Holdings LLC—a joint venture between Borealis (U.S. office in Port Murray, N.J.) and Nova Chemicals (U.S. office in Moon Township, Penn.)   

Bay-Pol combines Total’s existing Bayport, Texas, 900-million lb/yr PE facility with the Borealis proprietary multi-modal Borstar technology that produces enhanced L/LDPE, HDPE and MDPE, and Nova’s deep polyethylene customer and technical expertise to deliver a broad range of products to help meet growing demand. Moreover, the project will include a new 1.4-billion lb/yr Borstar PE unit at the Bayport site, subject to FID (final investment decision).

Said Bay-Pol president Diane Chamberlain, “This is an important milestone for our new company. The power of partnership demonstrated here firmly positions Bay-Pol to deliver innovative products and applications to new and existing customers, while reinforcing our position in an increasingly competitive polyethylene market.”

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Pantone introduces polyester standards

Pantone introduces polyester standards

Pantone polyester standardsPantone, a provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, has introduced polyester standards for athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets, as an addition to its Fashion, Home + Interiors System.

Dyed on 100% warp knit polyester, these products can be effectively used for colour management in polyester, poly-blends and other synthetic materials. The new Pantone Polyester Swatch Set is composed of 203 new colours, ranging from timeless neutrals to eye-popping neon, that are not available in the existing cotton library and cannot be reproduced in cotton with the same degree of clarity or intensity.

Pantone introduces polyester standardsPolyester Swatch Set is a storage case for all 203 colours in new 2×2” removable swatches for colour selection and palette development. © Pantone LLC

“In today’s culture where colour plays an important part in our visual identity, we see an increasing desire for more saturated colours that help us stand out; colours beyond those formulated for natural fibres; colours whose appearance displays greater hue intensity,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice-President, Pantone Color Institute. “Our new polyester offering addresses this demand for a deeper level of coloration, resulting in a comprehensive mix of colours relevant across design industries including all fashion- and lifestyle-driven markets, as well as home furnishings.”

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Pantone added 203 new colours uniquely curated for polyester materials. © Pantone LLC

Intended to complement the existing Fashion, Home + Interiors system, the polyester standards are available in three formats that will be familiar to fashion and home designers as their essential tools for inspiration and colour management, while affording the assurance in consistency that Pantone provides:

  • Polyester Swatch Set: a storage case for all 203 colours in new 2×2” removable swatches for colour selection and palette development
  • Polyester Swatch Cards: individual colours in 4”x4” swatches that unfold to 4”x8” for optimal colour visualisation, specification and instrumental evaluation
  • Polyester Spectral Data: exact dye recipes for each colour to help expedite achieving colour intent in production
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Polyester Swatch Cards present individual colours in 4”x4” swatches. © Pantone LLC

“We recognise that designers working in synthetic materials face increased colour management challenges due to the inability to achieve more vibrant and saturated colours in these materials compared to traditional cotton standards,” said Adrián Fernández, Vice President and General Manager of Pantone.

“The addition of standards specifically for polyester materials is intended to satisfy this gap in the market, combining our technical expertise with the colour intelligence of the Pantone Color Institute, to offer our globally-renowned methods of standardisation to rapidly growing segments.”

Beginning today, the Polyester Swatch Set is available worldwide, with Swatch Cards and Spectral Data to follow this year.

www.pantone.com

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ITMA announces host for 2023 European conference

ITMA announces host for 2023 European conference

Space at 2019 expo now sold out

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Brussels – With exhibition space for ITMA 2019 fully booked, the ITMA show revealed its location for 2023.

ITMA 2023 European conferenceCEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, today announced that ITMA will return to Milan, Italy, for its 19 th edition. ITMA 2023 will be held at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition center from June 8-14. The expo for textile and garment technology was last held in Italy in 2015.

“Milan has excellent infrastructure for holding large-scale exhibitions like ITMA, which grosses over 200,000 square meters and attracts a global audience. It offers an extensive range of hospitality services and air connections to all parts of the world. Italy also has a large textile machinery and textile making industry,” said Fritz Mayer, president of CEMATEX.The ITMA show, which is held every four years, will next take place June 20-26, 2019 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue, Spain.

Space at ITMA 2019 has sold out and new applicants are being put on a waiting list, according to organizers.

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Chinese Tariffs Will Crimp American Shale Production – China’s proposed tariffs on US petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry’s largest customer, adding new pressure on US crude prices

Chinese Tariffs Will Crimp American Shale Production

Chinese Tariffs Will Crimp American Shale Production China’s proposed tariffs on US petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry’s largest customer, adding new pressure on US crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week.

China has said it would slap a 25% tariff on imports of US crude, natural gas and coal on July 6 if Washington went ahead, as planned, with its own tariffs on Chinese goods that day, Reuters reported.

Energy would be added for the first time to a burgeoning trade dispute that has hit imports of Chinese metals and solar panels, and exports of US medical equipment and soybeans.

Targeting petroleum puts the US administration’s “energy dominance” agenda in Beijing’s crosshairs, as American shale has grabbed the share of Middle East suppliers in Asia.

China is the largest customer of US crude, importing about 363,000 barrels a day in the six months ended in March. Thomson Reuters shipping data show those exports have increased since, rising to an expected 450,000 bpd in July.

“It is going to hurt everyone for the short term,” said Ron Gasser, vice president at Mammoth Exploration, a west Texas shale producer.

While US crude will continue flowing to market even with tariffs, “it’ll force you to put your oil somewhere else, and it’ll cost you more” to line up other buyers.

US oil exports have steadily grown since the four-decade-old ban on crude exports was lifted at the end of 2015.

China’s tariff threat caught US producers off guard because it had been discussing buying more US energy and agricultural products to reduce its $375 billion trade surplus with the United States. The levies could boost suppliers of West African crude at the expense of US exports.

The tariffs are “creating a whole new set of uncertainties on top of what’s already there”, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of consultancy IHS Markit, said on Tuesday.

“The global oil industry didn’t really worry or think about trade issues. Now, trade issues are moving really pretty fast up the agenda,” he said. The impact likely would be temporary as US oil becomes less attractive to Chinese buyers. But the tit-for-tat expansion of tariffs has US oil industry officials and politicians calling on the US administration to move cautiously.

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Here’s what OPEC ministers are saying at the oil cartel’s landmark meeting

Here’s what OPEC ministers are saying at the oil cartel’s landmark meeting

  • Energy ministers are gathering in Austria this week to determine the future of OPEC’s 18-month-old agreement with Russia and other producers to limit oil output.
  • Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih told CNBC on Thursday that he was “optimistic” OPEC could reach a consensus on production policy this week.
  • When asked whether Iran —which has so far been the main opponent to a new deal — was now on board ahead of the summit, Al-Falih replied: “We will find out.”
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Saudi oil minister: Optimistic about reaching OPEC deal  

Oil-producing nations appeared to be on the brink of securing a landmark output agreement in Vienna on Thursday, amid calls from the U.S.China and India to cool down prices and support the global economy by producing more crude.

Energy ministers are gathering in Austria this week to determine the future of OPEC’s 18-month-old agreement with Russia and other producers to limit oil output. The strategy has cleared a global supply overhang, but with oil prices recently soaring to multi-year highs, energy ministers are trying to reach a consensus on easing the output cap to prevent the market from overheating.

Ahead of Friday’s pivotal meeting, CNBC takes a look at the mood among some of the leading voices in the Austrian capital.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih told CNBC on Thursday that he was “optimistic” OPEC could reach a consensus on production policy this week, adding that there was a “spirit of co-operation” among the Middle East-dominated group.

He also said consumers would soon demand more oil in the second half of 2018, so OPEC would need to discuss how to raise production by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in order to bring compliance back to normal levels.

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When asked whether Iran —which has so far been the main opponent to a new deal — was now on board ahead of the summit, Al-Falih replied: “We will find out.”

De-facto OPEC leader and top crude exporter, Saudi Arabia, has been pushing, alongside Russia, for the cartel to loosen its supply controls — which were introduced in January 2017 in order to prop up prices.

However, other OPEC members, including Iran, Iraq and Venezuela, are thought to be reluctant to change from the current parameters of the deal.

United Arab Emirates

The meeting comes at a time of heightened pressure from President Donald Trump, who has publicly complained that OPEC is to blame for crude prices recently soaring to multi-year highs. OPEC members have said that the group is not a political organization, however.

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The United Arab Emirates’ minister of energy and industry, and OPEC president, Suhail Al- Mazrouei reiterated that view, telling CNBC Thursday: “This is not a political organization, this is a commercial organization and as I told you earlier we are not going to politicize the organization.

“We will make good progress like we do always and everyone is happy that we’re together with non-OPEC,” he added.

OPEC reached a historic agreement with Russia and other non-members in late 2016 to keep 1.8 million barrels per day off the market. That arrangement has cleared a global glut of crude oil that sent oil prices tumbling from more than $100 a barrel in 2014 to less than $30 a barrel in 2016.

International benchmark Brent crude has since rebounded to about $75 a barrel.

Iraq

“I am confident that we will reach some sort of agreement,” Iraq’s Oil Minister Jabbar Ali al-Luaibi told CNBC Thursday.

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Iraq oil minister: I’m confident we will reach an agreement  

Alongside Venezuela, Iraq is thought to be opposed to a relaxation of supply cuts, fearing that higher oil production will lead to a slump in crude prices.

Iran

On Tuesday, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said he doubted OPEC could reach a deal this week. He also railed against Saudi ally President Donald Trump, saying American sanctions on OPEC members Iran and Venezuela had sent oil prices higher.

But on Wednesday evening, Zanganeh told CNBC that he was feeling “very good” about OPEC’s production levels.

Zanganeh is reportedly due to hold separate talks with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak Thursday.

OPEC will want to avoid ‘losing credibility’

“It’s really important they get the message right because let’s remember what has been happening over the course of last two years as they put this policy in place. They’ve built up a whole lot of credibility as an organization that could actually move the market so they don’t want to lose that,” Michael Cohen, director of energy market research at Barclays, told CNBC on Thursday.

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Mahlo to participate in CINTE Techtextil expo in Shanghai –

Mahlo to participate in CINTE Techtextil expo in Shanghai
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Mahlo GmbH, leading German machine builder for automatic weft straighteners and online quality control systems, is set to participate in CINTE Techtextil 2018, which will be held from September 4 to 6, 2018, in Shanghai, China. The leading technical textiles and nonwovens show is the daughter show of the well-established Techtextil expo in Germany.

Along with its Chinese representative, Frank Fei, Mahlo will discuss about the latest developments in measuring and controlling of quality critical parameters within the running web. The main attraction at the Mahlo booth will be the web gauging system Qualiscan QMS-12.

The tool gauges parameters such as basis weight, thickness or moisture across the entire width. To achieve this, up to five sensors are traversing simultaneously on sturdy scanners, constantly collecting data and transmit them to the interface. In use are radioactive sources as well as infrared, laser, microwaves, and air permeability sensors.

CINTE will also focus on Mahlo’s infrared sensor Infrascope NIR. Particularly for nonwoven producers in the spun lace industry – an emerging sector in Asia – the sensor is the ideal tool. It measures the absorption of infrared energy while identifying basis weight and moisture at the same time. Those important parameters can be measured and controlled precisely in a spun lace unit. Due to a very high spectral resolution, the sensor can distinguish between components with very similar IR absorption. This capability allows the highly selective individual measurement of a specific component or layer in the web without interference from other components. And all without the use of radioactive isotopes. With the Qualiscan QMS, not only the product quality is improved but also raw materials can be saved.

Visitors at the Mahlo booth can also find out more on possibilities for web gauging as well as technologies for straightening of warps in knitted and woven fabrics. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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Uster launches Uster Tensojet 5 tensile tester for yarn – Uster Technologies has launched Uster Tensojet 5 tensile tester for yarn. The tester provides a precise measurement of a yarn’s strength, combined with reliable protection against quality claims based on accurate forecasts of performance in later processes

Uster launches Uster Tensojet 5 tensile tester for yarn
Uster Tensojet 5 tensile tester
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Uster Technologies has launched Uster Tensojet 5 tensile tester for yarn. The tester provides a precise measurement of a yarn’s strength, combined with reliable protection against quality claims based on accurate forecasts of performance in later processes. The Uster Group is a high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for the textile industry.

The Uster Tensojet 5 can operate at speeds of 400 m/min and integrates with the total testing centre to deliver a new range of overall benefits to both quality assurance and profitability for yarn manufacturers.

The high speed of 400 m/min actually simulates the dynamic stress on the yarn during weaving, and this makes the Uster Tensojet 5 a unique tensile measuring system. It is the standard for prediction of weavability by giving an accurate forecast of yarn behaviour in subsequent processing, especially on high-performance weaving machinery. Fewer weak places in the yarn mean higher efficiency on downstream machines. The prediction of weavability increases economic efficiency, as well as weaving quality and profit margins.

The Uster Tensojet 5 performs 30,000 tests per hour, producing accurate data through this extensive and rapid measurement. Utilising this great volume of data is what makes it possible for the system to predict weak places in the yarn. This important forecasting function would otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve – and is way beyond the capability of other conventional testers. Graphic tools such as scatter plots show all significant information at a glance. Seamless correlation with Uster Statistics benchmarks makes Uster’s Weavability System an essential instrument to minimise claims and to drive producers towards higher profitability.

Ultimate process control comes with the connection to Uster Tester 6. The integration of results with Uster Tester 6 allows users to profit from intelligent alarms through the Total Testing Centre. Smart reports integrate results from both evenness and tensile tests, providing an overview of the quality being produced.

Only through the Total Testing Centre is it possible to obtain clear visualisations of weaving performance. This is provided in the form of objective grades, predicted by a combination of strength testing parameters from Uster Tensojet 5 and yarn quality parameters from Uster Quantum 3 yarn clearers – then collated and interpreted by the Total Testing Centre. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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