RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

Friedrichshafen (Germany), 16 – 20 October 2018

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

Quality and punctuality: must-haves for the German market RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

On the rise, RadiciGroup Performance Plastics production capacity in Germany. At Fakuma 2018, Group global innovation showcased.

Three years of accelerating growth and all the makings of a further increase in sales volume in the German market. At Fakuma 2018 (Stand A1 – 1106), RadiciGroup Performance Plastics stresses once again how Germany is central to the development of innovative projects, thanks to the collaboration with its German partners.

Performance Plastics also confirms its desire to continue investing to enhance its competitiveness in Germany and the rest of Europe.RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

“In the past months, RadiciGroup and our employees celebrated the twenty-year anniversary of our business activities in Germany,” recalled Davide Preti, regional sales area manager DACH, Nordic and Eastern European Countries of RadiciGroup Performance Plastics. RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

“From 1998 to today, we have witnessed constant growth and the strengthening of our presence in the German market.

In particular, during the last three years, our industrial site in Lüneburg has doubled its production capacity.

The plants in Lüneburg and in Born, Holland, are our main production units providing high quality and service in central and northern Europe.”
“Today, we can affirm that we are one the most highly regarded players in the engineering plastics sector,” Mr. Preti continued.

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma

Mr. Erico Spini,global marketing manager of RadiciGroup Performance Plastics.

“In spite of the uncertainty clouding this entire sector at present, RadiciGroup is able to honour its commitments to its customers.RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma 2018

The Group’s vertically integrated polyamide production, including its polymerization plants, its know-how acquired in over 35 years of experience in the plastics sector, and 8 compounding plants on 3 continents are the features the market recognizes as pluses.”

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma

Mr. Maurizio Radici Vice-Chairman of RadiciGroup

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Lanxess composites compounds Tepex fiber reinforced

Lanxess invests in composites and compounds Lanxess composites compounds Tepex fiber reinforced
Lanxess composites compounds Tepex fiber reinforced
In Germany, new capacities for Tepex fiber-reinforced and Durethan and Pocan engineering polymers are under construction in Brilon and Krefeld-Uerdingen.
The German group Lanxess has announced investments to increase in Germany the production capacity of both thermoplastic composites reinforced with continuous Tepex fibers, and polyamide-based technopolymers (PA6 and 66) and PBTs marketed under the Durethan and Pocan brands respectively. Lanxess composites compounds Tepex fiber reinforced
With regard to composites for structural lightening, work is underway in Brilon, North Rhine-Westphalia, at the subsidiary Bond-Laminates, for the fourth, which will host two new lines in the middle of next year. with 30 employees for the production of advanced materials for applications in the automotive, electrical engineering and sporting sectors.
The new area, equal to 1,500 m2. it will be added to the existing one (5,000 m2). With the Tepex brand, Lanxess markets composite leaves in continuous carbon, glass or aramid fiber impregnated with thermoplastic resin.Lanxess composites compounds Tepex fiber reinforced
The intervention in Krefeld-Uerdingen, already announced in September (read article), will start by the end of this year to be completed in mid-2019: a new line for compounds, a silos and a deposit will be built on the German site, with the creation of 20 new jobs.
The common thread that binds the two investments is the strengthening of production capacities in materials intended for metal-replacement for structural lightening, especially of vehicles, in line with the requests from car manufacturers that must meet increasingly stinging requirements on consumption and emissions.
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Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Material innovations for sustainable mobility Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

LANXESS at Fakuma, October 16 – 20, 2018, Messe Friedrichshafen, hall B4, booth 4209

  • Economical alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds
  • New polyamides with high cyclic fatigue strength
  • New compounds for laser transmission welding
  • New developments in halogen-free flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides

Cologne – At Fakuma 2018, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will focus on materials for new forms of mobility. “We want to show which advantages our polyamide and polyester compounds and our endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer, especially for components for the electric power train, but also for the infrastructure of electric mobility,” explains Jan Bender, Head of Marketing EMEA in the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit. Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

LANXESS expects the number of electric and electronic components in the automobile of the future to rise sharply. Bender explains, “We already have a wide range of materials for these applications, which meet the most important norms and standards of the international electrical and electronics industry in terms of fire resistance, electrical behavior, and ecology – for example – and are already proving successful in vehicles.” The specialty chemicals company also focuses on the possibility of replacing the currently expensive polyamide 66 with polyamide 6 and PBT compounds (polybutylene terephthalate).Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Polyamide 6 compounds instead of polyamide 66 compounds

LANXESS will be presenting its new Durethan Performance product range for the first time at Fakuma. The polyamide 6 material grades are several times more resistant to fatigue under pulsating loads than standard products with the same glass fiber content.

“Among other things, they meet the increasing requirements for dynamic long-term durability of plastic engine compartment parts,” Bender explains. In addition, it was possible to improve their static mechanical properties, such as tensile strength at higher temperatures.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Potential applications include air-intake systems and oil-filter modules and parking brakes, but also furniture-locking systems and housings for power tools. Due to their improved mechanical properties, the new products are suitable in many cases when it comes to substituting expensive polyamide 66 compounds with the same glass fiber content.

High transparency in the near-infrared wavelength range

LANXESS has developed new polyamide 6, polyamide 66, and PBT compounds especially for complex formed components that are manufactured in series by laser transmission welding. They have a high level of transparency with laser light from the near-infrared range, which is used in this joining process.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

“With these products, we are responding to the growing demand for housings for sensors, control units, and display systems, which are needed for applications ranging from driver assistance systems to autonomous driving,” explains Bender.

One new product is the halogen-free flame-retardant Durethan AKV30FN04LT. The laser-light-transparent polyamide 66 achieves the best classification of V-0 (0.4 millimeters) in flammability testing pursuant to the United States’ UL 94 (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) standard. Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Flame-retardant compounds make electric vehicles safer

The numerous electric and electronic components as well as the high battery voltages in electrified vehicles increase the risk of fire in the event of technical defects.

Plastics with a V-0 classification in the UL 94 test are increasingly in demand for such applications.

LANXESS has developed a broad range of halogen-free flame-retardant polyamides and polyesters that meet this requirement and offer further advantages, such as high long-term thermal resistance, tracking resistance, or low corrosion tendency in contact with live components.

At Fakuma, for example, the company will be presenting a glass fiber reinforced PBT compound that achieves excellent results in glow wire tests on finished components (GWEPT, glow wire flammability test for end products, IEC 60695-2-11). It is also suitable for applications in unattended household appliances according to IEC 60335-1 (“no flame”). Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Substituting polyamide 66 compounds with PBT compounds

Another product highlight in halogen-free flame-retardant PBT is the unreinforced Pocan BFN2502.

It exhibits a high elongation at break of more than seven percent, and is particularly suitable for components that must be dimensionally stable and permanently electrically insulating.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

It is suitable for substituting unreinforced polyamide 66 compounds with halogen-containing flame-retardant packages – not only for economic reasons, but also, for example, if the water absorption of polyamide in the component causes problems with dimensional stability.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

Polyamides for air ducts of supercharged engines

Another focus of LANXESS’s work is on newer material developments for blow-moldable polyamides for air ducts in supercharged engines. The latter have become a trend because of their higher efficiency. “We have a wide range of products that meet common requirements for charge air pipes and clean air lines, and are easy to process in large series with high surface qualities,” says Bender. This applies, for example, to polyamide 66
Durethan AKV320ZH2.0 and polyamide 6 Durethan BKV320ZH2.0, which are primarily designed for 3D suction blow molding, for example, of air ducts. The range also includes very soft, super-tough polyamide 6 materials with an e-modulus of only 210 megapascals (conditioned). They can be used to produce charge air pipes with integrated flexible bellows as a single-material solution by extrusion blow molding.

Forward-Looking Statements
This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person’s officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide.Sustainable polyamide 66 Ny6 PBT compounds

The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

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European PE cut production stagnant market

European PE sellers plan to cut production due to stagnant market

European PE cut production stagnant market

MOSCOW – The margin of polyethylene (PE) production in Europe is low at the moment, and some manufacturers are considering the option of reducing production, ICIS told several sources of the market.European PE cut production stagnant market

Demand remains sluggish in the European market, and spot prices for material in many cases have fallen below basic ethylene contract prices.European PE cut production stagnant market

The margin of the cracking units is still positive, but the difference between the quotes of ethylene and PE is small.European PE cut production stagnant market

One of the manufacturers said that the current situation is reminiscent of 2011-2012, when several PE plants in Europe were finally closed.

At the present time, the margin of the cracking units is still higher than at that time, but the difference between the prices of ethylene and PE is still very low.

According to the ICI-MRC price review , in Russia the demand for PE in the first two weeks of October is not high.

Many processors are sure that PE prices are at their peak due to production shutdowns and they expect prices to decline after the end of the preventive period, and, as a result, carry out purchases exclusively from current needs.

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Author:                Margarita Volkova

 

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Biodegradable coffee capsule Home Compostable

First Coffee Capsule Compostable at Home  Biodegradable coffee capsule Home Compostable

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Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

“Ural textiles” launched the production of polyester fabrics Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

MOSCOW – The Ural Textiles company launched the production of polyester fabrics at the site of the Sverdlovsk worsted combine, the press service of the regional administration said.Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

Fleece is a synthetic fabric for the manufacture of which polyester and other artificial threads are used. The volume of investments in the new project amounted to 63 million rubles. Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

“We are at the leading Russian enterprise for the production of woolen and half-woolen fabrics, the assortment of which has about a million positions. The main task of the plant is to produce high-quality and competitive products using new types of raw materials. Alexey Orlov. He stressed that this production has become important not only for the region, but also for the whole country, since in Russia there are only three enterprises for the manufacture of fleece fabric.Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

Also, as part of the modernization program, taking into account the subsidies of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the company installed new equipment, including circular knitting and finishing machines, worth about 100 million rubles.Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

In Russia there are only three enterprises for the production of fleece fabric, one of them is now located in the Sverdlovsk region. As part of the modernization program, taking into account the subsidies of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, equipment worth about 100 million rubles was purchased.Ural textiles production polyester fabrics

Sverdlovsk Worsted Mill is a manufacturer of wool blend and pure wool suit fabrics for men’s, women’s clothing, school uniforms, coats of coats, fabrics for uniforms of law enforcement agencies, knitted yarn, viscose fiber fabrics, and fleece. Concern “Ural textiles” – the founder of the plant.

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Author:                Anna Larionova

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Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers 16-10-2018

-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate and its chain are always weak,only PX try to bounce

PET Bottle grade export 1,240/1,280 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 9,800/9,900 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 9,700/9,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 9,650/9,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 1,010/1,020 $/ton – PTA domestic market 7,600/7,700 yuan/ton – MEG $ 850/860 $/ton – MEG domestic market 7,100/7,250 yuan/ton – PX Korea 1,300/1,310 $/ton

POY 150D/48F  domestic market 11,100/11,250  yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 12,650/12,800  yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 10,600/10,700  yuan/ton

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-RadiciGroup at Fakuma 2018 – On the rise, RadiciGroup Performance Plastics production capacity in Germany. At Fakuma 2018, Group global innovation showcased.

Three years of accelerating growth and all the makings of a further increase in sales volume in the German market. At Fakuma 2018 (Stand A1 – 1106), RadiciGroup Performance Plastics stresses once again how Germany is central to the development of innovative projects, thanks to the collaboration with its German partners.

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Fakuma

Mr. Maurizio Radici Vice-Chairman of RadiciGroup

-Lanxess invests in composites and compounds Lanxess composites compounds Tepex fiber reinforced

In Germany, new capacities for Tepex fiber-reinforced and Durethan and Pocan engineering polymers are under construction in Brilon and Krefeld-Uerdingen.

The German group Lanxess has announced investments to increase in Germany the production capacity of both thermoplastic composites reinforced with continuous Tepex fibers, and polyamide-based technopolymers (PA6 and 66) and PBTs marketed under the Durethan and Pocan brands respectively.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Material innovations for sustainable mobility 

Economical alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds

New polyamides with high cyclic fatigue strength

New compounds for laser transmission welding

New developments in halogen-free flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides

At Fakuma 2018, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will focus on materials for new forms of mobility. “We want to show which advantages our polyamide and polyester compounds and our endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer, especially for components for the electric power train, but also for the infrastructure of electric mobility,” explains Jan Bender, Head of Marketing EMEA in the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Crude Oil Prices Trend

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-“Ural textiles” launched the production of polyester fabrics 

The Ural Textiles company launched the production of polyester fabrics at the site of the Sverdlovsk worsted combine, the press service of the regional administration said.

Fleece is a synthetic fabric for the manufacture of which polyester and other artificial threads are used. The volume of investments in the new project amounted to 63 million rubles.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-China unlikely to sustain strong Sept exports growth – analysts

China’s exceptionally high export growth in September is unlikely to be sustainable in the near term as US’ tariffs on its goods will soon start to bite, according to analysts.

Its September exports in US dollar terms jumped by 14.5% year on year, the fastest pace since February and represents an acceleration from the 9.8% growth in August.

China’s trade surplus with the US widened to $34.1bn in September from $31.1bn in August, with imports growth at 14.3%, lower than the 20.0% recorded in the preceding month, official data showed.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

First Coffee Capsule Compostable at Home  

In Zusammenarbeit mit Golden Compound bringt der international tätige Verpackungshersteller ALPLA eine Weltneuheit auf den Markt: die erste heimkompostierbare Kaffeekapsel.

In cooperation with Golden Compound, the internationally active packaging manufacturer ALPLA is bringing a world first onto the market: the first coffee capsule compostable at home.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Any US sanctions against Saudis likely to target individuals, not oil

Any US sanctions against Saudi Arabia springing from the Jamal Khashoggi investigation would likely target individuals, not crude oil or other trade flows, and the White House might have to warn Riyadh to temper its reaction to this limited action to avoid inviting economic blowback on itself, according to US sanctions experts.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Oil steadies as traders weigh U.S.-Saudi tensions versus demand worries

Oil futures pared early gains fueled by tensions over Saudi Arabia’s role in the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, in part as President Donald Trump appeared to soften his tone.

Concerns about underlying demand had also put a lid on prices, analysts said.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Lenzing Introduces New VEOCEL™ Lyocell Fibers Designed For Eco-Responsible Flushable Wipes

The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has announced the launch of a new VEOCEL™ Lyocell fiber with Eco Disperse technology which is designed for use in flushable wipes. This new fiber demonstrates enhanced biological disintegration performance. The inclusion of this new fiber enables more diverse design opportunities while providing exemplary wet strength and disintegration performance. Versatile and tailor-made for daily care routines, the new VEOCEL™ Lyocell fiber with Lenzing’s Eco Disperse technology offers optimized flushability and represents the most advanced fiber under the VEOCEL™ brand portfolio.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-INSIGHTS into the WORLD / Is the world regressing to protectionism?

All signs are that the months-long war over trade between the United States and China will increasingly worsen. The trade war was initiated by Washington in violation of the rules set by the World Trade Organization (WTO). U.S. President Donald Trump nevertheless has repeatedly expressed his disdain for the WTO, in both words and actions. He is so disgruntled with the organization that he may eventually decide to withdraw the United States from it.

Threatening to impose tariffs on cars imported into the U.S. market, Trump has successfully compelled Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replace it with a new pact, named the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-BOPP films feature sealant and barrier in one web

PMMI research indicates the snack food market is gaining steam. This white pigmented BOPP film caught our eye at PACK EXPO given it’s ability to cater to that market with a metallized, standard two-ply lamination.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., located in booth N-6275, is fearturingadvancements in three families of packaging films-Torayfan® clear barrier BOPP, Torayfan white BOPP, and Lumirror® high barrier PET. These portfolios are manufactured with Toray’s proprietary technologyandprovide CPG companiesandconverters with creative solutions that deliver robust performance with a lower total cost. Desirable film features include; thinandultra-thin offerings, transparent high-barrier, metallized to replace foil, a white pigmented appearance, bio-based materials, integrated sealant technology with improved hermeticityandseal strength, easy-open packagingandlidding, ‘premium feel’ outer webs,andsolutions for digital printingande-commerce applications.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Korean Oil Refiners May Suffer from Drop in Paraxylene Price Next Year

Korean refineries have benefited from a rise in Paraxylene (PX) prices amid a supply shortage this year.

Paraxylene (PX), which has been a cash cow for Korean refiners so far this year, is expected to become an “ugly duckling” next year. Korean refining companies benefited from a rise in its price due to a supply shortage this year. But industry experts say that it will be difficult for Korean companies to enjoy a prosperous business next year as large-scale PX production facilities in China will resume or begin operations from the end of this year.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Original German technology at ITMA Asia + CITME

ITMA Asia + CITME 2018, Asia’s foremost trade fair dedicated to textile machinery, which opened its doors today in Shanghai, is once again marked by a significant presence of German companies both in their number and in the quality of their technology.

Visitors to the fair will have an opportunity to appreciate the high level of technology being proposed by more than 100 exhibitors from Germany, including more than 80 VDMA member companies, which cover nearly all different machinery chapters with a focus on spinning, nonwoven, weaving, knitting, warp knitting and finishing.

During VDMA press conference, 18 spokespersons of VDMA member companies discussed how original technology can play a major role in China’s efforts to increase the resource efficiency. © VDMA

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-Breathe By Milliken™ Earns New Placements At Upcoming High Point Market

The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company, a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, has secured several new key placements for its popular eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric, Breathe by Milliken™.  Furniture manufacturers and retailers can now offer the ultimate in the sustainability and performance, which appeals to today’s savvy and environmentally-conscious consumers.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

-European PE sellers plan to cut production due to stagnant market

The margin of polyethylene (PE) production in Europe is low at the moment, and some manufacturers are considering the option of reducing production, ICIS told several sources of the market

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biopolymers

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