Polymers Polyester Nylon Petrochemicals Prices

Polymers Polyester Nylon Petrochemicals Prices


Bottle grade PET chips domestic market


10,000 yuan/ton9,900 yuan/ton-100
Bottle grade PET chips export market


1,310 $/ton1,280 $/ton-30
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market


9,875 yuan/ton9,725 yuan/ton-150
Filament grade bright chips domestic market


9,850 yuan/ton9,675 yuan/ton-175
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market


7,850 yuan/ton7,890 yuan/ton+40
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market


 1,040 $/ton 1,040 $/ton 
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market


7.140 yuan/ton7,420 yuan/ton+280
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market


 870 $/ton902 $/ton+32
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market


 1,268 $/ton 1,309 $/ton+41
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market


 11,200 yuan/ton 10,970 yuan/ton-230
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market 9,900 yuan/ton9,650 yuan/ton+250
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market


 12,650 yuan/ton 12,500 yuan/ton-150
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market


 12,600 yuan/ton12,300 yuan/ton-300
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market


11,400 yuan/ton11,175 yuan/ton-225
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market


10,820 yuan/ton10,620 yuan/ton-200
Caprolactam CPL domestic market


18,250 yuan/ton18,200 yuan/ton-50
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market


2,170 $/ton2,190 $/ton+20
Nylon6 chips overseas  market


2,470 $/ton2,490 $/ton+20
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market


19,150 yuan/ton19,800 yuan/ton+650
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market


19,600 yuan/ton19,600 yuan/ton 
Nylon66 chips domestic  market


40,000 yuan/ton39,000 yuan/ton-1000
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market


22,200 yuan/ton22,350 yuan/ton+150
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market


25,100 yuan/ton25,200 yuan/ton+100
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market


24,100 yuan/ton24,100 yuan/ton 
Spandex 40D  domestic  market


34,200 yuan/ton34,200 yuan/ton 
Adipic Acid domestic market


10,500 yuan/ton10,600 yuan/ton+100
Benzene domestic market


6,950 yuan/ton6,950 yuan/ton 
Benzene overseas  market


843 $/ton862 $/ton+19
Ethylene South East market


1,160 $/ton1,130 $/ton-30
Ethylene NWE  market


1,160 $/ton1,107 $/ton-53
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market


19,100 yuan/ton19,100 yuan/ton 
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market


2,230 $/ton2,230 $/ton 
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market


20,800 yuan/ton20,800 yuan/ton 
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market


15,100 yuan/ton15,120 yuan/ton+20
PP Powder domestic market


10,450 yuan/ton10,650 yuan/ton+200
Naphtha overseas market         


699 $/ton715 $/ton+16
Phenol domestic market 11,400 yuan/ton


11,575 yuan/ton


PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,495 $/ton


1,490 $/ton


PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS 1,560 $/ton


 1,565 $/ton




1,117 $/ton1,117 $/ton 


 1,114 $/ton1,114 $/ton 
LDPE   FOB Middle East


1,102 $/ton1,102 $/ton 
LLDPE FOB Middle East


1,092 $/ton1,092 $/ton 


 1,262 $/ton 1,262 $/ton 
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East


 1,232 $/ton 1,242 $/ton+10
Homopolymer PP FD NWE


 1,259 €/ton 1,259 €/ton 

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Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

All about bioplastics Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

The issue with plastics is their disposal.

By Pavitra Sriprakash

Bioplastics renewable sustainable sourcesCHENNAI : The ongoing innovations and developments in the space of bioplastics seems glacial in comparison to the frenzy with which plastics are being banned across cities and countries around the world. Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

By 2019 Chennai will join the list of cities that have banned single use plastic products. Meanwhile there is much to be said about finding alternatives to the material — and quickly so.Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

The issue with plastics is their disposal. Bioplastics are derived from renewable and sustainable sources and said to ‘Biodegrade’ easily. Arguments have been made that only 9% of all plastic manufactured are recycled, and their wastes are only increasing with continued use.Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

Since bioplastics are made from natural sources such as vegetable fats, oils, corn starch, straw, wood chips, and food waste, the hope is that it will be absorbed more easily back into earth and not rot in a landfill over the next 1,000 years.

There is apprehension that bioplastics may not be the silver bullet and there will be limitations. There are arguments that biodegradation may not happen with any more ease and safety, and problems with their disposal may not be any different from those faced with conventional fossil-fuel derived plastics. Still it is important to understand some technological aspects of biodegradability to build on the positives. Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

The word to watch out for is ‘Oxo-fragmentable’. Products that are oxo-fragmentable are made from conventional plastics and only supplemented partly with additives that help fragment the materials. Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

These do not break the polymers fully to a biodegradable level. In fact, they increase the problems by disintegrating into microplastics, which more often than not wind up in our water sources and enter our food chain. Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

Biodegradability is an inherent characteristic and in contrast to oxo-fragmentation, biodegradation results from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms.

The process produces water, carbon dioxide, and biomass as end products. TED talks and videos of plastic bags being dissolved in water are trending on social media.

The most popular is the one where these bags made primarily from vegetable starch, have been allowed to completely biodegrade in 3-4 months.

“It is non toxic to humans and other animals,” declares the TED speaker as he ends the lecture dramatically drinking the glass of murky fluid!

These starch-based bioplastics are strikingly similar to common plastics used daily and promise to replace regular single use plastic carry bags once and for all.

Apart from the obvious facts of being from a natural source and not containing petroleum based raw materials, biodegradable bioplastics could be totally compostable. They dissolve in high temperature water; and are endowed with the look, feel and durability of conventional plastics. Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

Most importantly biodegradable plastics even when laminated are recyclable. It’s a really good feeling to know that soon shopping bags, laundry bags, garbage lining bags and other places that have films and sheets of plastic will start using this material over conventional plastic. Bioplastics renewable sustainable sources

But until then carry your canvas ‘catch-all’ bag always, and remember to check if the plastic is OXOfragmentable or BIOdegradable. Your awareness will make a huge difference!

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Plastic chemicals biodegradable oil 01-10-2018

Chinese holidays October 1st to 7th, 2018: National Day / Golden Week


-Polymers Polyester Nylon Petrochemicals Prices

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-Crude Oil Price Trend

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-Axion Polymers invests in product development laboratory facilities

Axion Polymers has invested in more laboratory test equipment at its Salford-based plastics recycling facility, including a new injection moulder, that will enable a greater range of polymer testing and further development of recycled polymer grades.

Axion’s in-house test capability now includes a Fourier Transform mid -infrared spectrometer for analysing the composition of black and dark-coloured polymer chips, a near-infrared multi-chip spectrometer for rapid analysis of large quantities of polymer chips and an X-Ray fluorescence analyser for heavy metals and bromine.

According to Axion the laboratory also has a notched Izod impact tester, a tensile tester and a lab-scale injection moulder to produce test pieces and evaluate moulding performance.

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-New green polymer technologies will benefit the environment, manufacturers and consumers

LETHBRIDGE -Our government is supporting research that will result in innovative technologies and processes that improve biodegradable plastics and their production.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced $1,000,000 for the University of Lethbridge. Funding is being provided through the Western Diversification Program.

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-Asia petrochemical trades slow down ahead of China’s Golden Week

Asia’s petrochemical trades have slowed down as China – a key market in the region – will go on a week-long holiday in October.

Trading activity is expected to pick up in mid-October when Chinese players are back in the market.

China is a major importer of petrochemicals in Asia, and also a key supplier of some of those products in the region.

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-Going Green: The dark side of biodegradable packaging

Efforts to cut down on items which contribute to pollution have been at the forefront of many government agendas worldwide.

In Trinidad and Tobago, government recently announced a ban on Styrofoam products from January 2019, and many have called for a ban on single-use plastic bags and straws.

However, Barry Fakoory, Sales Manager at VF Packaging, a local company which produces plastic containers, says there are other factors involved in the move from disposable plastic to compostable packaging.

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-$100 Crude Oil? Trump And OPEC On A Collision Course

WTI $75.00 May Be The New Benchmark For WTI Crude For The Fall And Winter Months.

It appears that U.S. President Donald Trump and OPEC are headed for a showdown over growing energy prices. On Friday, November WTI crude oil futures closed at $73.25, the highest level since the boom years of 2010-13. The late-week rally followed a positive EIA Crude oil stocks report on Wednesday and strong verbiage from Trump at the U.N.

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-PepsiCo to set up PET bottles recycling plant in DelhiBusiness

PepsiCo is working on Performance with Purpose 2025 goal to design recoverable or recyclable packaging, and support increased recycling of plastic waste.

New Delhi: PepsiCo India on Saturday said it plans to establish a facility in Delhi to recycle used PET plastic bottles to reduce its impact on environment. “The company has partnered with Gem Enviro Management to set up infrastructure for collection and recycling of used PET plastic bottles in Delhi, in line with the plastic waste management rules,” PepsiCo said in a statement

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-Oil Price Increase: Blessing or Curse for Nigeria?

Chineme Okafor weighs the implications of rising oil prices on Nigeria, which relies on imported petroleum products to run its economy

Oil prices have continued to rise to new levels and underpinning the higher oil prices is the spectre of far-reaching sanctions the United States has placed on the Iranian regime and which is intended to isolate it from economic interactions.

As at Tuesday, reports indicated crude oil prices jumped more than two per cent to a four-year high after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out any immediate increase in production despite calls by United States President, Donald Trump for action to raise global supply.

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-Saudi Arabia quietly plans to increase oil output by 500,000 barrels per day

Saudi Arabia is poised to steadily increase production to compensate for the Iranian oil that will be subject to U.S. sanctions starting Nov. 5.

Saudi Arabia hasn’t said anything publicly, and seemed to tow the OPEC line following Sunday’s meeting with other major oil producers. But Commerzbank said Friday that Saudi Arabia could pump another 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

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-Hengli to use Invista’s P8 technology for fifth PTA line29

Invista’s technology and licensing group, Invista Performance Technologies (IPT), and Hengli Petrochemical (Hengli) have reached agreement for the licensing of Invista’s latest purified terephthalic acid (PTA) process technology for Hengli’s fifth PTA line. Invista’s latest industry-leading PTA technology is available as a licence package from IPT.

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-Fakuma 2018: Japan’s Polyplastics to highlight latest material and technology innovations

Japan’s Polyplastics will showcase its material solutions, technology innovations, and the latest applications at the upcoming Fakuma 2018 exhibition Oct. 16–20 in Friedrichshafen, Germany (Hall B1, Booth B1-1213). The trade show is expected to attract more than 1,800 exhibitors and roughly 50,000 visitors.

Polyplastics homes in on automotive and electrical/electronics applications with its range of engineering plastics. Pictured here is a hybrid electric vehicle motor insulator.

Polyplastics will also focus on e-mobility, along with its efforts in research and development. The company’s newly established technical center in Frankfurt offers expanded customer support, delivering design and product development expertise for a range of applications.

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-Oil price could remain high for some time

The market is anxious over a supply shortage as sanctions on Iran could potentially see 1.5 million barrels a day removed

Oil prices rose last week to more than $80 per barrel for the first time since November 2014. Rather than rising on the back of strong demand growth and a positive outlook for the global economy, the recent move in prices has been catalysed by growing market anxiety over supply.

In a reversal of the glut the market endured from 2015 to 2017, there is a real risk we could enter 2019 with not enough oil to go around, setting the stage for oil prices to remain high for some time.

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-What oil at $100 a barrel would mean for SA and the world economy

Oil could rise to $100 by 2019 as global markets tighten

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after OPEC declined to announce an immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply. Sonia Legg reports

Rising oil prices are prompting forecasts of a return to $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014, creating both winners and losers in the world economy.

Exporters of the fuel would enjoy bumper returns, giving a fillip to companies and government coffers. By contrast, consuming nations would bear the cost at the pump, potentially fanning inflation and hurting demand.

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-Iraq: A Ticking Time Bomb For Oil Markets

Iraq’s ministry of oil has published a very optimistic report on the country’s capability to ramp up production, but internal political issues could lead to a new crisis after this weekend.

At the same time that a new Iraqi government is forming, a government that is increasing Iranian influence within Iraq, another election is threatening the country’s stability.

On Sunday, Kurdistan is voting for a new KRG parliament, a vote that may result in new power brokers in Erbil.

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-China to Sell U.S. Oil Assets as Trade Wars Mount

Although this will be challenging in the short term, it may be an opportunity for large American companies to acquire assets.

China’s largest oil and gas publicly-traded company, CNOOC (CEO) , is considering selling parts of its U.S.-based oil assets in the Gulf of Mexico amid escalating trade wars with the U.S. Although, according to a Reuters article, it does not intend to fully exit the U.S. market, where it holds significant stakes in two deepwater projects. To us, this is a signal that even U.S. energy assets have become less of a priority for China as they seek to reallocate capital elsewhere, like recent discoveries in Guyana.

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-From seaweed to sugarcane, companies race to find the next great plastic replacement

Craig Graffius began selling his handmade glass straws at farmers markets. Now, Eco-Glass Straws, founded in the small town of Hood River, Oregon, has upgraded to a high-tech machine that pumps out 2,000 straws an hour, 16 times faster than the handmade process.

Even with the advanced technology, he still has to turn away international orders for millions of straws.

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-Novamont’s Biodegradable Answer to Plastic Pollution from Microbeads

To tackle the problems created by microplastics, both in the waste stream and the environment, Italian bioplastic firm has developed a range of readily biodegradable ingredients.

The company explained that its new materials are suitable for cosmetic applications, use renewable raw materials, and offer performance comparable to traditional microplastics

The new line of bio-based and readily biodegradable ingredients for cosmetic applications, Dubbed CELUS-BI®, the company said that the new line of bio-based and readily biodegradable ingredients is fighting marine plastic pollution and preserving natural resources through research.

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-All about bioplastics 

The issue with plastics is their disposal.

CHENNAI : The ongoing innovations and developments in the space of bioplastics seems glacial in comparison to the frenzy with which plastics are being banned across cities and countries around the world.

By 2019 Chennai will join the list of cities that have banned single use plastic products. Meanwhile there is much to be said about finding alternatives to the material — and quickly so.

The issue with plastics is their disposal. Bioplastics are derived from renewable and sustainable sources and said to ‘Biodegrade’ easily. Arguments have been made that only 9% of all plastic manufactured are recycled, and their wastes are only increasing with continued use.

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-Oil rises as U.S. sanctions on Iran tighten supply

Oil prices rose on Friday as U.S. sanctions on Tehran squeezed Iranian crude exports, tightening supply even as other key exporters increased production.

Global crude oil benchmark Brent LCOc1 was up 60 cents at $82.32 a barrel by 1340 GMT. The contract hit a four-year high of $82.55 this week but has been fairly stable during the third quarter, gaining around 3 percent since the end of June.

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-Weak US demand pushes Mexican naphtha to Northwest Europe

London —  Weak demand for naphtha in the US in recent weeks has drawn rare flows of naphtha from Mexico to Northwest Europe, according to market sources and data from cFlow, S&P Global Platts trade flow software.

The 51,246-dwt Hellas Explorer left Coatzacoalcos on the east coast of Mexico on September 16, expected to arrive in Amsterdam around October 2, according to market sources and cFlow. The 51,510-dwt Aegean Wave is still docked in Coatzacoalcos as of Friday, but is also expected to be bound for Europe, according to two market sources.

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