Polymers PET Nylon Petrochemicals Prices

Polymers PET Nylon Petrochemicals Prices

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ITEM05/11/201812/11/2018+/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market

 

9,000 yuan/ton8,450 yuan/ton-550
Bottle grade PET chips export market

 

1,180 $/ton1,130 $/ton-50
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

 

8,825 yuan/ton8,000 yuan/ton-825
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market

 

8,800 yuan/ton8,025 yuan/ton-775
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market

 

6,945 yuan/ton6,755 yuan/ton-190
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market

 

920 $/ton880 $/ton-40
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market

 

6,720 yuan/ton6,000 yuan/ton-720
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market

 

793 $/ton705 $/ton-88
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market

 

1,187 $/ton1,113 $/ton-74
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market

 

9,800 yuan/ton8,850 yuan/ton-950
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market9,100 yuan/ton8,500 yuan/ton-600
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market

 

11,700 yuan/ton10,800 yuan/ton-900
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market

 

 11,100 yuan/ton 10,100 yuan/ton-1,000
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market

 

10,050 yuan/ton9,350 yuan/ton-700
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market

 

9,900 yuan/ton9,190 yuan/ton-710
Caprolactam CPL domestic market

 

16,500 yuan/ton16,300 yuan/ton-200
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market

 

2,100 $/ton2,100 $/ton
Nylon6 chips overseas  market

 

2,450 $/ton2,430 $/ton-20
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market

 

17,400 yuan/ton17,300 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market

 

18,500 yuan/ton18,000 yuan/ton-500
Nylon66 chips domestic  market

 

37,500 yuan/ton37,500 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

 

21,600 yuan/ton21,300 yuan/ton-300
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market

 

24,400 yuan/ton24,000 yuan/ton-400
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market

 

23,300 yuan/ton22,800 yuan/ton-500
Spandex 40D  domestic  market

 

34,000  yuan/ton33,500  yuan/ton-500
Adipic Acid domestic market

 

9,500 yuan/ton8,650 yuan/ton-850
Benzene domestic market

 

6,150 yuan/ton5,925 yuan/ton-225
Benzene overseas  market

 

740 $/ton689 $/ton-51
Ethylene South East market

 

835 $/ton860 $/ton+25
Ethylene NWE  market

 

996 $/ton956 $/ton-40
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market

 

14,000 yuan/ton11,500 yuan/ton-2500
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market

 

2,050 $/ton1,850 $/ton-200
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market

 

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

 

14,800 yuan/ton14,400 yuan/ton-400
PP Powder domestic market

 

10,400 yuan/ton10,150 yuan/ton-250
Naphtha overseas market         

 

610 $/ton543 $/ton-67
Phenol domestic market 12,238 yuan/ton

 

12,200 yuan/ton

 

-38
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,440 $/ton

 

1,405 $/ton

 

-35
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,540 $/ton

 

1,495 $/ton

 

-45
LDPE CFR Far East

 

1,092 $/ton1,042 $/ton-50
LLDPE CFR Far East

 

1,082 $/ton1,042 $/ton-40
LDPE   FOB Middle East

 

1,071 $/ton1,022 $/ton-49
LLDPE FOB Middle East

 

1,060 $/ton1,018 $/ton-42
HDPE CFR Far East

 

1,211 $/ton1,170 $/ton-41
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East

 

1,202 $/ton1,202 $/ton
Homopolymer PP FD NWE

 

1,244 €/ton1,244 €/ton
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Plastics PostConsumer Recycled PCR PET Films

Now Plastics Introduces 60 to 90% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) PET Films

Groundbreaking New Product Offers Reduced Environmental Impact and Lower Costs

News provided by Now Plastics 

Plastics PostConsumer Recycled PCR PET Films

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — Now Plastics, one of the largest suppliers of films and aluminum foil, is now offering post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET films made from 60 to 90% PCR PET resin, it was announced today.

This groundbreaking line of products uses an extremely high content of recycled PET materials which have been fully sanitized and reconfigured into film grade resin, making it environmentally sensitive and 100% compliant with sustainability requirements.

The resins used to produce PET films are manufactured from recycled post-consumer grade PET bottles using state of the art technology, and are fully approved by the FDA and EU for use in food contact and other product applications.Plastics PostConsumer Recycled PCR PET Films

They exhibit the same performance specifications of other PET films, offering high impact strength and extremely effective barrier properties against water, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen. Plastics PostConsumer Recycled PCR PET Films

According to Now Plastics CEO, Larry Silverstein, “As both regulators and consumers demand that industry reduce its carbon footprint, the advantages of converting post-consumer waste into reusable products are clear.Plastics PostConsumer Recycled PCR PET Films

By using these very high PCR content films in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, businesses can deliver on corporate sustainability goals.

Moreover, as governments announce new tariffs on packaging made with solely virgin resins, these PCR films will allow our converter customers, and ultimately consumers, to avoid these new costs and achieve the lowest packaging cost possible.”

Now Plastics is a Global Supply Chain Solutions Organization, providing world class products, logistics, financing and product warranties, among other services to assure a seamless import experience.  Plastics PostConsumer Recycled PCR PET Films

We serve the flexible packaging, label and industrial converting industries in North America, Central and South America, the UK, Europe and North Africa.

The company’s products are sourced from multiple manufacturers in diverse locations to mitigate currency fluctuations and political and other risks. www.nowplastics.com

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Crude oil producers price slide

Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide Crude oil producers price slide

Crude oil producers price slide
The meeting will be attended by key players in the oil industry. (File/AFP)
  • Oil prices shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October
  • Energy ministers of top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia will join other OPEC and non-OPEC officials for the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, which oversees production levels

DUBAI: Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash.

Oil prices shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October, driven by a combination of factors centered on higher supply and fears of sluggish demand.Crude oil producers price slide
Brent crude dropped below $70 a barrel on Friday for the first time since April while the New York’s West Texas Intermediate (WTI) sank below $60 a barrel, a nine-month low.

The United States has upped production of shale oil, while Saudi Arabia, Russia and others have raised supplies of crude amid signs of slowing demand.

The slide also comes during signs of a softer-than-expected impact from US sanctions on Iran oil exports.Crude oil producers price slide
“Prices have been falling amid a continued rise in crude supplies from big producers, such as Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US, more than compensating for lost Iranian barrels,” Forex.com analyst Fawad Razaqzada told AFP. Crude oil producers price slide

“With the Iranian sanctions not being as severe as initially feared, officials from the OPEC and non-OPEC producers may discuss at the weekend the need to bring compliance back down toward the 100-percent level or risk another 2014-style slide in prices,” he said.

Energy ministers of top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia will join other OPEC and non-OPEC officials for the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, which oversees production levels. Crude oil producers price slide
The world’s second and third crude producers — after they were overtaken by the United States thanks to shale oil — Russia and Saudi Arabia are the core of an alliance of producer nations that succeeded in solidifying oil prices after the 2014 crash.

Through large production cuts starting at the beginning of 2017, they managed to push up oil prices from below $30 a barrel to over $85 a barrel in October, strongly improving their revenues. Crude oil producers price slide
But the producer nations eased the output cuts in June after signs of a tight market and higher prices, allowing hundreds of thousands of extra barrels into the market.

Saudi Arabia raised its production from around 9.9 million barrels per day in May to around 10.7 million bpd in October, according to Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih.
Kuwait, Iraq, Russia and the United Arab Emirates also boosted their output.

Cailin Birch, analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said a slowing oil demand is beginning to appear in China, the world’s largest importer of crude oil.

“The recent drop in oil prices reflects a combination of factors. For one, signs of slowing oil demand are beginning to appear; the rate of GDP growth in China is beginning to ease,” Birch told AFP. Crude oil producers price slide

The meeting, which will also be attended by the oil ministers of Kuwait, Venezuela and host nation the UAE, is not due to make decisions but will most likely send signals.

The JMMC, a technical committee, is expected to make important recommendations on production cuts to a key ministerial meeting in Vienna next month for the OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Crude oil producers price slide
Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, said Friday oil producers must act to prevent a free fall of prices. Crude oil producers price slide

“If they fail to signal any intention to reverse the latest increase in production, oil prices threaten to slide further,” the bank said in a note.

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Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

Why are people afraid of waste-to-energy technology?  Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

By: Clare Goldsberry

Given that plastic has a much greater British thermal unit (BTU) value than coal pound-for-pound, it would seem that waste-to-energy (WTE) would be a viable method for ridding the world of plastic waste.Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

You would think that it’s ultimately more environmentally friendly than collecting, transporting, sorting, cleaning, baling, more transporting, grinding and reprocessing plastic waste.Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

However, when WTE is mentioned in any social setting, whether it’s among friends and family or folks from the plastics industry, it’s like suggesting that their first-born be sacrificed to the gods.

Several people I spoke with at the recent AIMCAL/SPE Flexible Packaging Conference commented to me that WTE would seem to be a very commonsense solution to an overwhelming problem, particularly in developing countries that have a recycling infrastructure and lack energy resources.

WTE could be the solution to two problems!

Yet, in many industry settings, particularly among those that promote recycling, WTE is looked upon as “wasting” a valuable resource.

WTE should be, in the minds of many, a last resort to the problem of plastic waste. I get it: If your business is recycling, everything is seen as recyclable and recycling is the best solution.

In a recent press release from Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the group noted that dealing with unwanted plastic waste has become a huge issue.

China’s ban on plastic waste imports has many countries “struggling to process mountains of plastic waste,” said PRE. Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

“Consequently, some municipalities are prompted to end the collection of plastics for recycling and collect them with mainstream waste, which is destined for waste-to-fuel and other recovery facilities.”

As a recycling group, the PRE is not happy about plastics waste going to any type of facility other than a recycling plant, claiming that it “violates the waste hierarchy, the overarching principle of the Waste Directive and the circular economy model itself.”

The group proposes overhauling the “unsustainable, inefficient practices that have negative environmental impacts and result in the loss of valuable resources.”

Speaking of “inefficient practices,” that term comes to my mind every time I see the big, green recycling truck drive down my street once a week to pick up the co-mingled paper, plastic, glass and metals in the blue bins in my neighborhood.

When I list the extensive number of processes and the energy and resources each process takes to get that milk jug from my hands back into some other HDPE product, I’m truly amazed! Is this really all that environmentally friendly?

The PRE wants to change the “old waste management model,” which was created by plastics not being properly collected and sorted. “Co-mingling results in poor quality of waste due to high contamination by other materials,” said the PRE.

“Additionally, properly collected plastics must be sorted per polymer type before being sold to plastics recyclers to ensure quality. Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

EU waste exports are driven by poor quality of waste, as appropriate schemes to treat this waste are lacking within Europe. Well-functioning collection and sorting systems would enable the industry to overcome this challenge.” Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

As I understand it, Europe has a number of WTE plants throughout the region that supply a good percentage of energy requirements locally.

Certainly, the glass and metal components of recyclables collected would have to be sorted out, but the paper (8,000 BTUs per pound) and plastics could go to the WTE plant. Plastics are extremely valuable as energy producers.

According to Penn State University’s Plastic Fuel Project, the mantra should be, “recycle when possible, but if recycling is not an option why not capture the high heat content of plastics?” Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

Its report noted that polyethylene contains 19,900 BTUs per pound; polypropylene has 19,850; cross-linked PE (PEX), 19,780; gasoline, 19,200; and polystyrene, 17,800. In comparison, fuel oil contains 20,900 BTUs per pound (the most of fossil fuels); Pennsylvania coal contains 13,900; and Wyoming coal has 9,600.

Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

This may look like a detail of an impressionist painting but it’s actually a picture of Plastofuel nuggets. Image courtesy Penn State.

Penn State extruded “logs” of waste plastics that melted the surface of the plastics as it moved through the extruder so that the logs would hold together to be used as a fuel called Plastofuel.

They also tested the air quality for three primary emissions—acid gases, particulates and furans/dioxin—and found negligible amounts in each category.

Plastofuel can be easily stored and burned with coal in a coal-fired boiler, or eventually combusted directly in the boiler system, said Penn State’s information.

“High-temperature combustion (2,000o F) ensures clean burns with minimal emissions,” said the group’s report.  Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

“The key to Plastofuel is that the production process is tolerant of dirt and debris, and because only the outer portions are melted during processing, it requires only about one-tenth the energy to form when compared to producing plastic pellets.”

Obviously, that means minimal sorting and no hot water/chemical baths to remove labels, adhesives and so forth prior to selling the material.

That would seem to me to be a very eco-friendly solution to plastic waste and it captures the valuable energy in the plastics waste rather than using valuable fossil fuel energy to create more plastic pellets. Plastic waste reprocessing energy technology

While the PRE calls for “separate collection and high-quality sorting schemes in order to make valuable raw materials,” they might want to consider Penn State’s solution.

That would require the use of fewer resources and lower CO2 emissions to collect, transport, sort, wash, grind, transport, reprocess . . . you know the drill.

It would also mean capturing the high-heat value of plastics and provide much-needed energy to people in developing countries—to all of us, really—to help offset the need for other types of fuel sources.

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Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers 12-11-2018

-Asia petrochemicals outlook, w/c Nov 12

The Asian petrochemicals market continues to be impacted by US-China trade tensions this week after paraxylene, purified terephthalic acid and polyethylene posted price declines last week while butadiene and ethylene posted modest gains ahead of seasonal spot buying in December.

Sentiment in the Asian ethylene market was expected to turn bearish this week after prices rebounded $20-$25/mt day on day Friday as additional spot cargoes were expected to be offered for December business. The operating rates of naphtha-fed steam crackers in Asia were expected to remain high, while the price spread between ethylene and naphtha has started to widen.

The ethylene-naphtha price spread rose $33.75/mt day on day to be calculated at $396.63/mt last Friday, remaining above the typical breakeven spread of $350/mt, S&P Global Platts data showed.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Crude Oil Prices Trend

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Polymers PET Nylon Petrochemicals Prices

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Now Plastics Introduces 60 to 90% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) PET Films

Groundbreaking New Product Offers Reduced Environmental Impact and Lower Costs

Now Plastics, one of the largest suppliers of films and aluminum foil, is now offering post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET films made from 60 to 90% PCR PET resin, it was announced today.

This groundbreaking line of products uses an extremely high content of recycled PET materials which have been fully sanitized and reconfigured into film grade resin, making it environmentally sensitive and 100% compliant with sustainability requirements.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Benzene 2019 onwards – growth in key derivatives to provide some outlet for additional supply

Investment and new capacity in paraxylene (PX) will result in more supply of by-product benzene, but that extra volume will have additional outlets in some key derivative sectors.

Speaking at the 17th World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference in Amsterdam this week,Rob Peacock, Consultant at ICIS,said growth downstream would help absorb some of the additional benzene and that indeed extra benzene was needed.

– Over 600,000 tonnes of surplus benzene could come onstream by 2022

– MDI and CX markets show fast growth levels

– Growing population contributing to ongoing strength in PX demand

Peacock said that from 2019 onwards there would be investments in aromatics and new supply in BTX (benzene, toluene, xylene) from new refineries and refinery upgrades, as well as additional naphtha crackers.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Saudis Study Potential OPEC Collapse

Saudi Arabia is studying the theoretical dissolution of OPEC, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources from government think-tank King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, which is in charge of the study.

The cartel has gone through a turbulent couple of years after the 2014 price collapse, when its pump-to-the-max strategy failed to bring down U.S. shale producers and only caused a glut that hurt OPEC members themselves.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-APLA ’18: Braskem Idesa ethane contract with Mexico’s Pemex ‘robust’ – Idesa CEO

Braskem Idesa’s supply contract with Mexico’s Pemex is solid and not likely to be changed, the CEO of Grupo Idesa said on Sunday.

“The government likes the investment we made[in Braskem Idesa]. The contract is very robust. There is no signal at all from the government or from Pemex questioning it. They realise this is a huge investment with all the benefits for Mexico,” said Jose Luis Uriegas,CEO of Grupo Idesa.

Uriegas spoke to ICIS on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA).

One major benefit to Mexico is that $1.2bn-$1.4 bn of annual polyethylene (PE)imports have been substituted by local product produced by Braskem Idesa in Coatzacoalcos,Mexico, he added.

In previous media reports, officials in the coming new administration in Mexico had indicated it would review the ethane supply contract with Braskem Idesa.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-The UK’s largest packaging event unveils plans for 2019 event

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, offers a first look at Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2019 and discusses why it is a must-attend for all packaging professionals when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019.

Why should Packaging Innovations be marked in all packaging professionals’ calendar?

The Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print shows have always served two main purposes. Firstly, we want to provide a place for suppliers and the procurement community to meet, network and do business.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-LANXESS Increases Prices for Engineering Plastics

LANXESS is raising its prices due to the increasing raw material costs with immediate effect for its engineering plastics of the brands Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate PBT, blends).

LANXESS is raising its prices due to the increasing raw material costs with immediate effect for its engineering plastics of the brands Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate PBT, blends).

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. initiates investigations on polyester yarns from China and India

In a continuation of the toughened stance against trade practices, even after the Mid-term outcome, the U.S.  Commerce Department has initiated investigations on imports certain Chinese and Indian goods.

Yesterday, the Commerce Department announced that it is looking into imports of polyester textured yarn from China &India, as a petition was filed by a group of companies; Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-PEF compliance for Radigreen® synthetic turf yarn study

Environmental impact study validated by Certiquality

Certiquality has recently issued a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Statement of Compliance to Tessiture Pietro Radici for its Radigreen® MFL PE, a yarn ideal for the manufacture of synthetic turf. In line with the RadiciGroup sustainability strategy (the first Group PEF certification dates back to 2013), Tessiture Pietro Radici, a Group company engaged in the production of artificial grass yarn, decided to pursue the approach of voluntary environmental impact measurement of its products.

The PEF Statement of Compliance refers to a study of the entire yarn production process – from the extraction of crude oil to the production of polyethylene polymer (used as raw material for the process), down to the manufacture of yarn ready for delivery to customers.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Cleantech startup programs bacteria to turn table waste into bioplastics

Genecis Bioindustries contributes to a greener economy by making PHAs a feasible alternative to conventional plastics

‘We program bacteria to convert low-value waste into high-value materials,’ says Luna Yu ,CEO and founder of Genecis Bioindustries Inc. in Toronto.

Soon your table scraps could turn from trash to plastic bottles, medical equipment or 3D-printing filament. One Canadian small business is using clean technology to turn carbon-packed food waste into biodegradable plastic.

Founded in 2016, Genecis Bioindustries Inc. is a biotechnology company that uses “recipes of bacteria” to turn food waste into polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), a high-quality bioplastic.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-PPRCE 2018: Asia’s uncertain future

Panelists examine the future of paper and plastics scrap trade with Asia.

The volume of China’s recovered fiber and plastic scrap imports have changed dramatically within the last year.

Speakers during the session An Uncertain Future in Asia at the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe shared the impact of these changes on their businesses as well as their forecasts for scrap trade with Asia going forward.

“I don’t need to tell you that it’s been a turbulent year and a year of change,” said Lydia Burchnall, purchasing manager for the Cycle Link UK subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Cycle Link International Holdings Ltd., the buying arm for Chinese paper manufacturer Shanying International Holdings Co. Ltd.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Kenya eyes law to promote recycling of plastics bottles

Kenya is developing a legal framework to promote recycling of PET bottles.

Ministry of Environment and Forestry cabinet secretary Keriako Tobiko said his ministry is in the process of finalizing the Waste Management Bill and Policy.

Speaking at an environmental forum in Nairobi, Tobiko said the plan is to encourage as many manufactures as possible to partner with the government to improve disposal and recycling of plastic bottles.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Hanoi strives to reduce plastic use

Hanoi – Hanoi aims to reduce the use of plastic bags in the traditional markets, supermarkets and trade centres to protect the environment as well as ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem.

This is the action plan of the Hanoi People’s Committee that aims to implement the sustainable production and consumption programme

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Tekni-Plex acquires Belgian PE packaging manufacturer Beyers Plastics

Packaging materials manufacturer Tekni-Plex has completed the acquisition of Belgium-based extruder and converter of polyethylene (PE) film Beyers Plastics from investment company Famo.

Established in 1970, Beyers Plastics provides flexible packaging solutions to pharmaceutical companies and other blue-chip companies in various industries. by 2020.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Third quarter brings plastic exports strife

Containers stacked at the Kwai Tsing port in Hong Kong.Southeast Asian countries continue to place restrictions on scrap plastic imports, affecting movement from U.S. ports.

The U.S. Census Bureau released September trade figures last week. Here, Plastics Recycling Update presents some of the top importing countries of U.S. recyclables during the third quarter of the year.

Plastics Recycling Update previously reported on the top second-quarter export destinations for plastics.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Why are people afraid of waste-to-energy technology?  

Given that plastic has a much greater British thermal unit (BTU) value than coal pound-for-pound, it would seem that waste-to-energy (WTE) would be a viable method for ridding the world of plastic waste.

You would think that it’s ultimately more environmentally friendly than collecting, transporting, sorting, cleaning, baling, more transporting, grinding and reprocessing plastic waste

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-New LaserProFusion additive manufacturing technology claims to rival injection molding

Industrial 3D-printing systems maker EOS (Krailling, Germany) announced today that it will introduce a “revolutionary technology for polymer additive manufacturing” at formnext 2018.

The company claims that the process can replace injection molding in a number of applications. Formnext comes to Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 13 to 16.

EOS’ new LaserProFusion technology employs nearly one million diode lasers to melt the material and additively build parts instead of having a single CO2 laser move back and forth, as is customary in laser sintering.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-National Graphene Assn. partners with Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

The purpose of the GEIC is to foster the commercialization of graphene by providing a cutting edge international research and technology facility.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Time to close the loop

The chemicals industry cannot simply carry on using toxic materials in its products, however safely it manages them

It is readily apparent, to people who take the time to think about it, that the way in which the global chemistry enterprise operates is completely unsustainable.

From the use of fossil carbon in the form of petroleum and natural gas, to the routine use of extremely rare elements for catalysis, electronics and other applications, the industry will be existing on borrowed time if it continues to carry on with a ‘business as usual’ mentality.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Scientists design fabrics that can store charge for smart clothes

The method uses a micro-supercapacitor and combines vapour-coated conductive threads with a polymer film

Scientists have developed a method that can allow fabrics to store charge, paving the way for self-powered smart garments that can monitor health in real time.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Arab producers pushing for unachievable targets – Lack of investments a drawback

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) last week announced its objective to increase its crude oil production to four million barrels by the end of 2020, and to five million barrels by 2030 at a cost of $130 billion.

With its current production level being close to three million barrels, it means ADNOC must produce an additional one million barrels in the coming two years.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

Kamel Al-Harami

-Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide Crude oil producers price slide

Oil prices shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October

Energy ministers of top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia will join other OPEC and non-OPEC officials for the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, which oversees production levels

DUBAI: Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Octal highlights importance of competitiveness in logistics

Octal, the world’s largest PET sheet producer and leading integrated packaging company, participated in the IRU World Congress 2018, a global event for road transport, mobility and logistics, held in Oman and the Middle East for the first time, to debate the challenges within the logistics industry.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-Swiss-based Sika acquires Propex Holding’s Concrete Fibers business

Switzerland’s specialty chemical company, Sika Corp. has recently acquired Propex Holding’s Tennessee-based Concrete Fibers business, which includes a U.S. plant that manufactures synthetic fiber used in concrete reinforcement.

According to Sika spokesperson, the acquired business would be a perfect addition to the company’s concrete systems for value-added solutions required in the construction of multi-story buildings and challenging infrastructure projects.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-US Trinseo expects Europe autos, China demand to improve in’19

Trinseo expects Europeanautomobile production and Chinese demand torecover in 2019, which should benefit thecompany’s polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrilebutadiene styrene (ABS) businesses, the CEOsaid on Friday.

Both had fallen at the end of the thirdquarter, causing Trinseo to lower run rates atits PC operations in Germany and for Asian ABSproducers to idle capacity by 20%, said ChrisPappas, CEO. He made his statement during anearnings conference call.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-APLA ’18: US-China trade war spurs demand concerns for basicchemicals – Oxiquim

While direct impacts from the US-China trade battle have been minimal to Oxiquim, there is concern about the wider impact on basic chemicals demand, a company official said on Sunday.

Chile-based Oxiquim is a chemicals production,distribution and logistics company.

“We have not seen specific impacts on our business but our concern is whether the tariffs reduce demand and thus prices for basic raw materials and chemicals,” said Edmundo Puentes,general manager of Oxiquim.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling polymers

-APLA ’18: US PVC set for growth in 2019 despite tariff headwinds

Demand growth for US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will continue into 2019 in tandem with organic US economic growth and construction activity despite the tariff threats that have worried market participants,a plastics consultant said on Sunday.

The US economy shows no signs of slowing and construction activity is running strong, Bob Bauman of Polymer Consulting International saidon the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA).

Additionally, the tariffs imposed and threatened between the US and China are of such small portions of global supply and demand as to be insignificant and the tariffs will be bypassed by the establishment of alternative trade routes, Bauman said.

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