Contract price ethylene Europe

The contract price of ethylene in Europe in December fell by EUR110 per ton  Contract price ethylene Europe

MOSCOW – The contract price of ethylene in Europe for December deliveries was finally agreed at the level of EUR1,025 per tonne, which is EUR110 per tonne lower than in November, ICIS reported. Contract price ethylene Europe

The contract price was approved under the terms of FD NWE (with delivery to North-West Europe).Contract price ethylene Europe

Two manufacturers and two buyers directly confirmed this price. Direct confirmation from the other three manufacturers is pending.

Naphtha feedstock prices fell sharply in November, so market players expected a decrease in ethylene prices.

In addition, logistical and manufacturing problems as a result of the low water level of the Rhine River continue to affect the market.

Earlier it was reported that the contract price of ethylene in Europe for November deliveries was finally agreed at the level of EUR1,135 per tonne, which is EUR10 per tonne lower than the level of October.

Ethylene is the main raw material for the production of polyethylene (PE).

According to a survey by Scanport Company Market Report, in October, the total volume of PE production in Russia decreased to 109.8 thousand tons, whereas a month earlier the figure was 130.8 thousand tons.

The main reason for reducing operating time is preventive downtime at Kazanorgsintez, Stavrolen and Ufaorgsintez.

In general, in January – October, the total volume of polyethylene output reached the level of 1,456.1 thousand tons against 1,407.8 thousand tons a year earlier.

The production of HDPE and LDL increased, while the production of high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) decreased.

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Author:                Anna Larionova

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Toxic flame retardants car seats

Study finds toxic flame retardants in children’s car seats  Toxic flame retardants car seats

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Toxic flame retardants car seats

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In a new study, Indiana University scientists found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. Of the 18 children’s car seats tested, 15 contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals. Toxic flame retardants car seats

“New replacement flame retardants, often marketed as safer alternatives, are lurking in children’s products without rigorous safety testing and may pose risks for children’s health,” said Marta Venier, associate scientist at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and principal investigator on the study. Toxic flame retardants car seats

“The abundance of emerging flame retardant chemicals in children’s car seats and the key role these products play as potential sources of chemical exposure is a cause for concern.”

The research was conducted in conjunction with the Ecology Center, an independent nonprofit organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The car seats tested in this study were purchased by the Ecology Center and shipped to Indiana University for analyses. Toxic flame retardants car seats

All of the car seats were newly manufactured between January 2017 and February 2018 and were made in China, Canada, or the United States.

In total, the researchers tested 36 different fabric and foam samples from 18 car seats.

For the first time, two cyclic phosphonate esters (PMMMPs) were measured at high levels in North America, suggesting their use as a replacement flame retardant for compounds that are known to be harmful. Toxic flame retardants car seats

PMMMPs were found in 34 of the 36 car seat sampled at levels much higher than those of traditional flame retardants. Little is known about their health effects.

Two other emerging flame retardants (tris(2,4-di-t-butylphenyl) phosphate (TDTBPP) and resorcinol bis(diphenyl phosphate) (RDP)) were also measured in baby products for the first time.

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were observed in 75 percent of the samples tested, despite being phased out of use in the United States in 2013 over health concerns. However, PBDEs were detected at such low levels that it is unlikely they were added intentionally. Toxic flame retardants car seats

They may have been impurities or found in parts containing recycled materials. Conversely, decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) was detected in four samples at high levels, suggesting that it was intentionally used.

DBDPE is a brominated flame retardant known to cause oxidative stress, hormone disruption and thyroid problems.

Unlike other baby products, children’s car seats are required to meet the flammability standards for car interiors outlined in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302, which was created in 1971 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Flame retardants are routinely used as a cost-effective way to meet this standard.

However, flame retardants have been linked to a variety of negative health effects, including hormone disruption, impaired brain development, liver damage and cancer.

Children are more susceptible to these effects than adults because of their smaller size and their tendency to put their hands and objects in their mouths.

Children can be exposed to flame retardants in car seats by breathing in chemicals that leach into the air out of fabrics and foam.

This is especially problematic for children during the , when heat increases the rate at which flame retardants enter the poorly ventilated, semi-closed car environment. Toxic flame retardants car seats

Children can also be exposed to flame retardants by ingesting the dust which accumulates inside the vehicle, through skin contact or by chewing on their .

“We found that car seat manufacturers are intentionally moving away from certain toxic chemicals compounds that they know to be harmful, which is good news,” said Yan Wu, a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University and the lead author of the study.

“However, we know very little about the replacement chemicals they’re using. Car seats are vital for protecting children during a vehicle crash, but more research is needed to ensure that those seats are chemically safe as well.” Toxic flame retardants car seats

“Children’s Car Seats Contain Legacy and Novel Flame Retardants,” was published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

 Explore further: Debate on banning organohalogen flame retardants heats up

More information: Yan Wu et al, Children’s Car Seats Contain Legacy and Novel Flame Retardants, Environmental Science & Technology Letters (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00568

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Quality plastic bottles recycling

‘Quality of plastic bottles falls after third recycling’ Quality plastic bottles recycling

Quality plastic bottles recycling

LUCKNOW : Shedding light on the side effects of repeated recycling of plastic drinking water bottles, experts at the ISHWMCON -2018 said that quality of plastic deteriorated after it was recycled for a third time. Quality plastic bottles recycling

“So, recycling plastic is not the answer for saving the environment,” said Alexander Von Hildebrand, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia Regional Office, while addressing the two-day 18th annual conference of the Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management, which started at the King George’s Medical University on Saturday.

“In fact, avoiding the use of plastic is the right way forward if you care for the environment,” said Von Hildebrand. Quality plastic bottles recycling

Prof Mohd Parvez, co-organising secretary of the conference, said, “Studies show when a bottle is made of recycled plastic, its quality is poor and the side effects increase. One side effect can be traces of plastic getting mixed with water.” Quality plastic bottles recycling

He said a better option was to store water in proper containers and glass bottles. “This way, we can ensure that people will get clean drinking water,” said Prof Parvez, who also spoke on hospital waste management and plans being drafted to do so in an environment-friendly manner. Quality plastic bottles recycling

Dr D Himanshu stressed on the importance of segregating waste. “Often, there are harmful objects such as needles in the garbage pile. Such sharp objects need separate management,” he said. Quality plastic bottles recycling

Dr Kirti Srivastava said that with proper recycling, waste did not just provide materials that could be put to use, but also helped organisations generate funds.

Prof Anupam Wakhlu, organising secretary of the event, said that hospital waste management was a burning issue in the country.

“Such events pave way for better waste management, which ensures safety of both patients and the medical staff,” he said.

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Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET 04-12-2018

-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain have begun to move

upward, in the footsteps of oil.

PET Bottle grade export 1,010/1,060 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 8,300/8,400 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 7,750/7,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 7,800/7,950 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 840/850 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,200/6,300 yuan/ton – MEG $ 710/725 $/ton – MEG domestic market 6,100/6,200 yuan/ton – PX Korea 980/990 $/ton

POY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,300/8,400  yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 10,050/10,150  yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 8,700/8,800  yuan/ton

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-The contract price of ethylene in Europe in December fell by EUR110 per ton

The contract price of ethylene in Europe for December deliveries was finally agreed at the level of EUR1,025 per tonne, which is EUR110 per tonne lower than in November, ICIS reported

The contract price was approved under the terms of FD NWE (with delivery to North-West Europe).

Two manufacturers and two buyers directly confirmed this price. Direct confirmation from the other three manufacturers is pending

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Crude Oil Prices Trend

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-US PET producers appeal ITC’s no-injury decision in dumping case

Three producers of polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) resin have filed an appealto a recent finding that the US industry is notmaterially injured by imports from Brazil,Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, therepresenting attorney firm announced on Monday.

DAK Americas, Indorama Ventures USA and Nan YaPlastics Corp, America, have requested a courtreview of the US International TradeCommission’s (ITC) October negativefinal determination in the antidumpinginvestigation on PET resin imports from thefive regions.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Teijin unveils new natural-like fabric in Deltapeak series

Teijin Frontier, Teijin Group’s fibre and products converting firm, has added a natural-like fabric, ideal for sportswear, fashionwear, and uniforms, to its Deltapeak series of high-function fabrics.

Teijin Frontier will launch the product in the 2020 spring/summer season, targeting annual sales of one million metres by the fiscal year ending in March 2022.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-‘Quality of plastic bottles falls after third recycling’ Quality plastic bottles recycling

LUCKNOW : Shedding light on the side effects of repeated recycling of plastic drinking water bottles, experts at the ISHWMCON -2018 said that quality of plastic deteriorated after it was recycled for a third time. Quality plastic bottles recycling

“So, recycling plastic is not the answer for saving the environment,” said Alexander Von Hildebrand, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia Regional Office, while addressing the two-day 18th annual conference of the Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management, which started at the King George’s Medical University on Saturday.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Sweden joins efforts to fight the ocean plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Coinciding with the Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean Helen Ågren’s visit to Thailand, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) and the Government of Sweden launched a four-year project in Southeast Asia, a region in which many countries are major plastic polluters. Significant quantities of plastic end up as marine litter in the world’s oceans.

UNEP’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Dechen Tsering, explained that “60 percent of all plastic that ends up in our oceans comes from only six countries in Asia.”

Inexpensive plastic packaging and a take-away food culture further contribute to widespread single-use plastic use in the region. An additional challenge is the region’s limited waste management capacity, which contributes to mismanagement of over 75 percent of the region’s plastic waste.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Study finds toxic flame retardants in children’s car seats  

In a new study, Indiana University scientists found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. Of the 18 children’s car seats tested, 15 contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals.

“New replacement flame retardants, often marketed as safer alternatives, are lurking in children’s products without rigorous safety testing and may pose risks for children’s health,” said Marta Venier, associate scientist at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and principal investigator on the study.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Graphene unlocks new potential for ‘smart textiles’

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced ‘smart textiles’ has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.

An international team of scientists, led by Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter Engineering department, has pioneered a new technique to create fully electronic fibres that can be incorporated into the production of everyday clothing.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

Why Switzerland Does Not Enforce Plastics Recycling

In a recent paper Prof. Dr. Rainer Bunge argues that efforts to improve the recycling of plastics are not always the most environmentally beneficial. Often energy recovery is preferable.

n a recently published research paper, Prof. Dr. Rainer Bunge of the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland, argues that efforts to improve the recycling of plastics are not always the most environmentally beneficial. Often energy recovery is preferable. Here, the professor gives WMW readers a brief introduction to his findings…

Plastics recycling solves no problem in countries with proper waste management. In countries with an advanced waste management system, practically the entire amount of plastic waste is handled in the waste disposal system and is mainly disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Elkem offers LSR processors more molding options

Elkem Silicones USA Corp. in York, S.C., has revealed a new Elkem LSR Select range of liquid silicone rubber products in Shore hardnesses of 25A, 35A, 50A and 70A.

LSR Select is aimed at low temperature LSR molding, but is also capable of achieving faster cure at normal mold temperatures.

Ted Johnson, senior staff chemist at the silicone rubber materials producer, presented the materials Nov. 27 at the Smithers Rapra Silicone Elastomers World Summit in Malpensa.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-Total and Corbion start up joint bioplastics plant in Thailand

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total S.A. (Paris, France; www.total.com) and Corbion (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.corbion.com), announced the startup of its 75,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand.

The plant has successfully produced Luminy PLA resins. This bioplastic provides a valuable contribution towards the circular economy, as it offers multiple environmentally-friendly waste solutions and produces renewable and biodegradable materials.

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

-How Germany plans to fight against plastic waste

A huge amount of plastic waste in the oceans, seas and rivers poses a danger for humans and for animals. Germany intends to deal with it and proposed his plan.

The story of a dead sperm whale in Indonesia, in the stomach, which found 6 kg of plastic (115 plastic cups, 25 plastic bags and broken 4 plastic bottles, two pairs of plastic flip-flops, etc.), shocked the Minister of environmental protection and nuclear safety of Germany Swanu Schulze (Svenja Schulze) to the core. What happened, unfortunately, not an isolated episode. Therefore, as the Minister said, “we need to radically change the situation with plastic garbage.”

Plastic petrochemicals recycling rPET

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