MOSCOW – Prices of imported purified terephthalic acid (TPA) in China are rising, following the rise in material prices in the domestic market, ICIS reports, citing sources in the market.
So, on April 8, deals on imported TPA in China were concluded at the level of USD850-860 per ton, CFR CMP, as compared to prices at USD830-850 per ton, CMP CFR on April 4.
Domestic prices for TFC in China on April 8 were CNY6 742-6 804 per tonne, EXWH, compared to CNY6 424-6 570 per tonne, EXWH as of April 4, according to ICIS data.
Earlier it was reported that the prices of PFCs in the Chinese market began to grow when the schedules for carrying out repair work at several large PFC factories were approved, which would lead to a reduction in the supply of material in the near future.
Nevertheless, some market players are concerned that the large variation between the paraxylene and TFC quotes will lead to the fact that TFC plants will operate with high capacity utilization, and preventive measures will be postponed.
According to the ICIS-MRC Price Review , with the onset of April, the cost of PET for formula clients in Russia has not changed. The spot prices for the majority of buyers remained either unchanged or slightly increased for smaller processors. Contract prices are in the range of 95,000–98,000 rubles. per ton, CPT Moscow, including VAT, spot – 102 000-106 000 rubles. per ton, CPT Moscow, including VAT.
Aquafil displayed new products and trends in the Chinese floor covering industry at Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor that ended recently. Upto 60 new textile samples, more than half made with Econyl yarn, divided into 4 areas namely contract, residential, rugs, and hospitality were showed at the tradeshow which saw participation of 1,418 exhibitors from 35 countries.
Many customers from China, Japan, Thailand, Australia, and Korea went over Aquafil’s booth and got the chance to sit down and discuss current and future business with Aquafil’s team from the Asia Pacific and Aquafil’s management team from Europe, Aquafil said in a press release.
The threat of the Britain’s hard exit from the European Union looms large over Turkey, which stands to lose access to its second-largest export market for years to come, Reuters reported on Monday.
Turkey’s autos, textiles and appliances face the biggest risk if Britain ultimately leaves the bloc without trade arrangements, effectively wiping out most of the country’s $3.7 billion (£2.8 billion) trade surplus with Britain, if there is a so-called hard, or no-deal Brexit, the agency said.
Compostable plastics may not be the best way out of the plastics crisis, warns Bunzl’s Joanna Gilroy
As both the UK & EU governments look to introduce taxes or bans on single-use plastic packaging products, the question on the lips of many operators in the catering and hospitality sector is: ‘what is the best alternative?’ Should operators introduce consumers to reusable packaging or switch consumers to disposable plastic-free alternatives?
Last week independent coffee chain Boston Tea Party said it has seen sales fall by £250,000 since it banned single-use cups last summer. Not prepared to apply an all-out ban on disposable products and risk a similar reduction in sales, many foodservice operators are looking at compostable packaging products as an alternative, predominantly made from bagasse (sugarcane fibres) or PLA (poly-lactic acid).
Hungary-based MOL Group has announced that it has signed a sales-purchase agreement to acquire Aurora, a recycled plastic compounder with production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Aurora is a medium-size German company, headquartered in Neuenstein, with a unique and lean closed loop concept assuming collection of post-industrial plastic waste, regrinding and compounding.
The company’s portfolio largely consists of engineering plastics and polypropylene recyclate-based compounds.
Researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China have selectively synthesized gasoline- and jet-fuel range C7-C8 cycloalkanes and aromatics by the methanolysis of poly(ethyleneterephthalate) (PET) waste, followed by the solvent-free hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO).
DuPont Teijin Films has announced the launch of its new LuxCR depolymerisation process which upcycles post-consumer waste.
The waste is transformed into a variety of technically advanced BOPET films serving a wide range of applications and markets. The use of recycled content is a critical part of DuPont Teijin Films’ circular economy strategy, and the upcycling of PET through the LuxCR process also marks an important step forward in the chemical recycling technology for the wider polyester industry. “PrimeX” polyester with a thin core-sheath structure and a fine composite yarn with a single filament count of 0.8 deniers or less.
NanoXplore Inc. is pleased to announce that the corporation has been recognized as the 2019 winner of the IDTechEx Graphene & 2D Materials Award for the Most Significant Advancement in Graphene, CNT, or 2D Material for Commercialization.
The award was presented at the IDTechEx Show in Berlin, Germany, by Dr. Richard Collins (Senior Technology Analyst – IDTechEx) and adjudicated by Dr. Nikolaus Nestle (BASF SE – Materials Physics and Analytics) and Ivan Buckley (Director of Business Development -Graphene@Manchester at The University of Manchester).