Kazakhstan production titanium dioxide

Kazakhstan will start production of titanium dioxide by 2021  Kazakhstan production titanium dioxide

Kazakhstan production titanium dioxide

MOSCOW  – Tenir-Logistic intends to create a chemical-technological complex for the production of special steels and titanium dioxide in the special economic zone Pavlodar, reports Lkmportal . Kazakhstan production titanium dioxide

The construction and equipment of the site will require USD2.3 billion.

Work on the project has been going on for more than 10 years, and by 2018 the company set up pilot production at sites in Tomsk and Novosibirsk, and also developed technologies for obtaining final products – steel, ferroalloys, titanium dioxide , vanadium pentoxide and silicon dioxide.

The main development and research work was completed in 2015.

The creation of titanium dioxide production is supposed to be carried out in three stages. At the first stage, the complex will produce about 60 thousand tons of pure product – a semi-finished pigment, at the second – 300 thousand tons of titanium dioxide, at the third – 600 thousand tons.

To implement the three stages, USD2.3 billion is required. It is planned to spend about USD400 million for the first stage.

The concentrate deposit is located 1300 km from the Pavlodar zone. Equipment was purchased for the plant, 80% of which was purchased in China.

Information about the appearance of titanium dioxide production in Kazakhstan appeared in 2012 – Tenir-Logistic at that time was looking for investors to create a plant based on the ores of the Zhambyl titanium-magnesium ore deposit Tymlai.

Four years later, Kazinform news agency reported on the upcoming construction of a mining and processing plant at the site of the Tymlay titanium-magnetite deposit in the Kordai district of the Zhambyl region.

At the beginning of April 2017, the details of the project being implemented in the Pavlodar zone appeared . It was planned that the complex will produce 250 thousand tons of titanium dioxide and 900 thousand tons of special steels.

The volume of investment in the project should reach 782 billion tenge (almost 140 billion rubles, USD2.13 billion). The first products will enter the market in 2020. Design work is carried out by a company from Hong Kong.

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Author:                Anna Larionova

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Anellotech commercial plant engineering

Anellotech announces commercial plant engineering plans Anellotech commercial plant engineering

Sustainable technology company Anellotech confirms significant progress in its Bio-TCatTM technology development program Anellotech commercial plant engineering

 Anellotech commercial plant engin

The company has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant with its process development and design partner IFPEN and commercialization, engineering, and licensing partner Axens.

Anellotech is pioneering an innovative manufacturing process to produce cost-competitive renewable chemicals and fuels from non-food biomass.Anellotech commercial plant engineering

Its patented Bio-TCat thermal-catalytic technology produces a mixture of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) which can be used to make important polymers such as polyester, polycarbonate, and nylon, or high-octane gasoline blendstock.

Jacobs, a globally respected engineering firm, recently confirmed that the Bio-TCat process enables a CO2 emission reduction potential of 70-90% when compared to petroleum-derived equivalents.Anellotech commercial plant engineering

Co-product gas streams from Bio-TCat can be used to make significant amounts of renewable electricity, hydrogen or cellulosic ethanol using third-party technologies.

Commercially-viable process yields and catalyst performance has now been achieved at economic design conditions at Anellotech’s TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas.

TCat-8 has demonstrated consistently stable operation of major process steps and recycle loops, with highly-accurate analytic confirmation.Anellotech commercial plant engineering

These attractive results have been achieved with real-world commercial feedstock, loblolly pine recently harvested from Georgia forests.Anellotech commercial plant engineering

Anellotech’s MinFree pretreatment process, operational at multi-ton scale, has been used to ensure low mineral content in the TCat-8 feedstock which is critical for catalyst performance.Anellotech commercial plant engineering

TCat-8 has operated for over 2,000 hours with continuous catalyst circulation including a fluid bed reactor, catalyst stripper, catalyst regenerator, quench tower, and recycle compressor. The pilot plant is operating mass balance closures of 100% +/-2%, and regularly completes uninterrupted 24/7 runs. The TCat-8 unit operates inside a commercial chemical facility that is OSHA PSM compliant.

David Sudolsky, President & CEO of Anellotech, said, “Our TCat-8 unit consistently demonstrates stable, economic performance as we continue to further optimize process conditions.

These advancements come from the dedicated and coordinated efforts of Anellotech, IFPEN and Johnson Matthey engineers and scientists.

We are excited to begin commercial plant engineering activities with our partner Axens and open up engagement with potential partners for investments and locations for the first commercial plant.”Anellotech commercial plant engineering

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Avantium BASF dispute Synvina FDCA PEF

Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina Avantium BASF dispute Synvina FDCA PEF

Avantium BASF dispute Synvina FDCA PEF

AMSTERDAM – Avantium and BASF are in a dispute about the future of their Synvina joint venture. The companies disagree on the timing for the fulfilment of the criteria to invest in the commercial-scale plant for FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid).

After an internal strategic review, BASF has served a notice to Avantium that if the investment criteria are not fulfilled by 5 December 2018, it is entitled under the joint venture agreement to exit from Synvina. BASF asserts that fulfilment of the investment criteria for the reference plant must be assessed in the fourth quarter of 2018, as originally envisaged in the joint venture agreement.Avantium BASF dispute Synvina FDCA PEF

Avantium disagrees with this interpretation of the joint venture agreement. Avantium is convinced that the 2-3 year extension of the PEF pilot phase announced in January 2018 logically necessitates a postponed final assessment.

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Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Global Bioenergies reaches 87% of yield target in Isobutene process Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Yield and productivity have reached a threshold meeting the expectations for profitable exploitation of the process at commercial scale

Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) announces today that a new milestone has been met in the development of its Isobutene process.

The company announces a yield exceeding 87% of the final target during the complete production phase, at laboratory scale.

The productivity is also progressing quickly. Yield and productivity have reached a threshold meeting the expectations for profitable exploitation of the process at commercial scale for high value applications such as cosmetics.

Isobutene has a very broad range of applications, ranging from fuels and commodity chemicals to cosmetics.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Global Bioenergies’ goal is to provide a bio-based isobutene process meeting the requirements for all the applications, i.e. able to compete pricewise with fuels and materials derived from oil.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

The higher the performances, the lower the production costs, and thus the broader the range of applications that can be exploited profitably.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Since more than 70% of the costs at commercial scale will be represented by the feedstock (the industrial grade sugar that is converted into isobutene), the most important parameter is yield.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

In order to reach this milestone, Global Bioenergies has built new bacterial strains, with an entirely redesigned carbon metabolism.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

When provided with a powerful isobutene route, the improved strains have shown their capability, at lab scale, of achieving more than 87% of the final target yield over the whole production phase, meaning that 87% of the sugar consumed by the strains is directly contributing to produce isobutene.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

In addition, the new strains show a markedly better productivity. Productivity speaks about the speed at which strains convert sugars into isobutene, and translates into OPEX and CAPEX cost, which will represent the remaining 30% of the costs at commercial scale.

Reproduced at commercial plant scale, these performances would sustain profitable exploitation for the high-value applications of isobutene, such as cosmetics.

The process based on the new strains is presently moving down the scale-up chain, with first industrial pilot testing showing very promising results.

Frédéric Pâques, COO of Global Bioenergies declares: “The increase in performances we are observing over 2018 has contributed to considerably de-risk the project.

We will continue to work at improving yield and productivity, but we have passed a threshold that allows us to balance the priorities.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Our major objective is now to obtain a perfect stability in industrial conditions at demo scale. Given the current state of the art and the steep progression observed this last year, we should now reach new summits within months.”.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies, adds: « These outstanding progresses bode well for IBN-One, the first commercial plant project we co-own together with Cristal Union, one of the leaders in the European sugar industry.Global Bioenergies Isobutene process

Our process will count in the technological arsenal our civilization now needs to win the battles against global warming, air pollution in cities, and oil depletion. »

About GLOBAL BIOENERGIES

Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation.

The Company initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and elastomers.

Global Bioenergies continues to improve the performance of its process, to operate its demo plant in Germany, and to prepare the first full-scale plant through a joint venture with Cristal Union, named IBN-One. Global Bioenergies is listed on Euronext Growth Paris (FR0011052257 – ALGBE).

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GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Frédéric Pâques, COO
Phone : +33 1 64 98 20 50
E-Mail: invest@global-bioenergies

Source: Global Bioenergies, press release, 2018-10-08.

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Sidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions

Sidel Group acquires PET Engineering to strengthen and diversify packaging solutions portfolio Sidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions 

Sidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions

On October 11, the Sidel Group concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering Srl, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions.

“With packaging increasingly playing a key role in any marketing mix, we are confident that Sidel and PET Engineering’s complementary strengths in packaging design, qualification and blowing process will bring the Sidel Group more business opportunities while offering customers a diversified choice of partners to materialise their creative requirements,” comments Pavel Shevchuk, Executive Vice President Services, Sidel GroupSidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions 

Founded in 1999 and based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has 40 employees. An agile, flexible company with a strong name in creative packaging design, PET Engineering has solid blowing process knowledge and expertise and enjoys a loyal global customer base.Sidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions 

Their integrated approach between design, engineering and industrialisation and the capacity to create a delicate balance between technical feasibility and creativity helped PET Engineering win prestigious packaging awards: to name but a few, last year the company has received the WorldStar Award in the Beverage category and, in 2018, the Golden A’ Design Award in Packaging Design. Sidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions 

Two strong players, more capabilities 

“PET Engineering is perfectly established to help Sidel expand its packaging offering – especially regarding the design of containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products and beer,” says PET Engineering CEO Moreno BarelSidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions 

“Through this acquisition, we are also diversifying our packaging services portfolio to better meet our customers’ needs,” Pavel continues.

“Packaging design has a critical impact on the whole supply chain efficiency and therefore is a key enabler of our brand promise – Performance through Understanding – and of the strategy behind it. This move will ultimately translate into solid value for the Sidel Group.”

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Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable 18-10-2018

-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate and the prices its chain continue to be weak.

PET Bottle grade export 1,220/1,260 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 9,700/9,800 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 9,600/9,750 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 9,550/9,700 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 980/990 $/ton – PTA domestic market 7,200/7,300 yuan/ton – MEG $ 845/855 $/ton – MEG domestic market 7,000/7,150 yuan/ton – PX Korea 1,265/1,275 $/ton

POY 150D/48F  domestic market 10,950/11,100  yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 12,550/12,650  yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 10,600/10,700  yuan/ton

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Kazakhstan will start production of titanium dioxide by 2021  

Tenir-Logistic intends to create a chemical-technological complex for the production of special steels and titanium dioxide in the special economic zone Pavlodar, reports Lkmportal .

The construction and equipment of the site will require USD2.3 billion.

Work on the project has been going on for more than 10 years, and by 2018 the company set up pilot production at sites in Tomsk and Novosibirsk, and also developed technologies for obtaining final products – steel, ferroalloys, titanium dioxide , vanadium pentoxide and silicon dioxide.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Sidel Group acquires PET Engineering to strengthen and diversify packaging solutions portfolio Sidel Group PET Engineering packaging solutions 

On October 11, the Sidel Group concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering Srl, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions.

“With packaging increasingly playing a key role in any marketing mix, we are confident that Sidel and PET Engineering’s complementary strengths in packaging design, qualification and blowing process will bring the Sidel Group more business opportunities while offering customers a diversified choice of partners to materialise their creative requirements,” comments Pavel Shevchuk, Executive Vice President Services, Sidel Group

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Anellotech announces commercial plant engineering plans Anellotech commercial plant engineering

Sustainable technology company Anellotech confirms significant progress in its Bio-TCatTM technology development program Anellotech commercial plant engineering

The company has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant with its process development and design partner IFPEN and commercialization, engineering, and licensing partner Axens.

Anellotech is pioneering an innovative manufacturing process to produce cost-competitive renewable chemicals and fuels from non-food biomass.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Global Bioenergies reaches 87% of yield target in Isobutene process 

Yield and productivity have reached a threshold meeting the expectations for profitable exploitation of the process at commercial scale

Global Bioenergies announces today that a new milestone has been met in the development of its Isobutene process.

The company announces a yield exceeding 87% of the final target during the complete production phase, at laboratory scale.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

A disagreement over the timing of investment in a commercial-scale plant for furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has led to a potentially damaging dispute between Avantium and BASF.

The two companies operate the Synvina joint venture, which is using plant-based materials to produce FDCA and PEF, a potential replacement for the terephthalic acid (TA) used to produce PET.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-US-China trade dispute to disrupt polyolefins trade

New polyethylene investment volume will find markets in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asian countries

Following the escalation of trade tariff disputes between China and the US, analytical firm Wood Mackenzie Chemicals expects that US polyolefins exports to the Asian country will be negatively impacted by 50 per cent in 2019.

Instead, China will continue to import from the Middle East, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore for its supply. The new polyethylene investment volume will find markets in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asian countries.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-A Trillion Reasons why Recycling is Getting Easier

There are some staggering facts that highlight the challenge the world is facing in terms of the waste we produce.

The World Bank estimated that in 2012, on average globally, each person generated 1.2kg of waste per day.

Of that waste, only 18 per cent is being recycled, with almost half going to landfill, and the rest litter.

In the developed world we generate twice as much waste per person, and although some countries do significantly better than others at recycling: 60 per cent in the Netherlands and Germany, 45 per cent in the UK.

There is plenty of room for improvement – writes Gillian Ewers, VP marketing at PragmatIC.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘China Is Buying Brazil’

“China isn’t buying in Brazil. China is buying Brazil,” Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential election, said in an Oct. 9 interview with Band TV, referring to the Latin American nation’s top foreign investor and trade partner.

In the interview, Bolsonaro talked about his privatization pledge, promising that he wouldn’t extend privatization to the core business of oil company Petrobras or the power industry.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-RUDN chemist tested a new nanocatalyst for obtaining hydrogen

A chemist from RUDN was the first to use catalysts with ruthenium nanoparticles to obtain hydrogen under the influence of visible light and UV radiation. In the future, such catalysts may be used for large-scale production of hydrogen fuel under the influence of sunlight. The results of the study were published in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental.

Photochemical reactions are one of the most eco-friendly ways of producing “green fuel”. They don’t consume a lot of energy for heating the raw materials or supporting high pressure levels. To maintain the speed of the reaction one needs only light and photocatalysts. Photocatalysts based on platinum, gold, and palladium are highly efficient in such photochemical reactions as hydrogen extraction from biomass derivatives, such as alcohols. However, these metals are expensive, therefore the scientists are in search of cheaper photocatalysts.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Constantia introduces packaging with greater sustainability

Ecolutions reduces carbon footprint, focuses on recycle-ready solutions and decreases environmental impact while protecting products.

In its quest to create environmentally friendly yet cost-effective and functional packaging solutions, Constantia Flexibles developed a new, more sustainable packaging line called Ecolutions that made its debut at PACK EXPO 2018.

Ecolutions meets sustainable requirements, reduces the carbon footprint of packaging, focuses on recyclable solutions and decreases the impact on the environment. In addition to the sustainable characteristics, the packaging solutions have all the properties required to protect the packaged products.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Coveris launches fully recyclable PE film for Co-op

In partnership with the Co-op and Freshtime, Coveris has launched a fully recyclable PE film that delivers the same protective, functional and shelf-life benefits as existing non-recyclable solutions.

This marks a major step forward in supporting the packaging manufacturer’s pledge to deliver 100% recyclable packaging by 2025.

Having recently been awarded for “leading the sector” in recyclable plastics through their Project Closed Loop strategy to make 100% of its own-brand packaging recyclable, the Co-op is now even closer to achieving its 2023 target with the launch of a new recyclable PE film across prepared vegetable lines.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos Styrolution partner to launch closed-loop polystyrene recycling consortium

Three companies involved with post-consumer packaging recovery have initiated a strategic partnership to recycle polystyrene (PS) packaging collected in consumer curbside and depot recycling systems as well as other sources.

ReVital Polymers (Sarnia, ON, Canada), a member of the Circular Polymers Group and processor of post-consumer plastics; styrenics manufacturer Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany); and Pyrowave (Oakville, ON, Canada), a company that has developed a process for making PS recyclable even if it has color additives and food residue, have committed to reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and contaminates the world’s waterways and oceans.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-First closed-loop recycler converts post-consumer PET into food-grade finished packaging

The first vertically integrated plant for converting PET packaging waste into finished rPET products with properties comparable to those made from virgin PET has opened in Vernon, CA, and more such facilities could be on the way.

The Vernon plant, run by rPlanet Earth, converts bottles, clamshell containers and other packaging waste into food-grade sheet, thermoformed containers and injection-molded preforms for bottles.

The 302,000-sqare-foot facility, which cost more than $100 million, has an annual capacity of 80,000,00 lbs. (36,290 metric tons), and rPlanet Earth plans to add a second bales-to-end product production line to the site within the next two years.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

-Milacron’s Mold-Masters Product Brand to Launch NEW Advanced Thinwall Packaging Hot Runner System – ThinPAK, and Will Have NEW Hot Runner Technologies Featured in the Milacron/iMFLUX Machine Cell at Fakuma 2018

Milacron Holdings Corp. a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry is pleased to announce their upcoming participation at Fakuma 2018. Fakuma will take place October 16-20th in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Milacron will be in hall B3 – Booth 3203, displaying its industry-leading technologies including Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, Milacron injection molding machines, DME mold technology solutions, and industrial supplies as well as TIRAD high precision mold bases.

This year’s Fakuma will see the launch of the Mold-Masters ThinPAK-Series hot runner for thinwall applications and a Mold-Masters hot runner running on the Milacron iMFLUX machine cell, a first for Mold-Masters.

Plastic Petrochemicals recycling biodegradable

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