Borouge will complete the construction of a new black PE production in 2020
MOSCOW – Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil company, plans to complete the construction of a new black polyethylene (PE) pipe plant in Ruwais, UAE in 2020, ICIS reports citing source in the company.
The new plant corresponds to the company’s goal – to double its production capacity of the material by 2030, the company said.
Details about the capacity of the plant and investment in the project were not disclosed.
“The company’s decision to expand the production capacity of black polyethylene should be shortly after the China Water Standards Committee revised its standards for polyethylene water pipes to promote the use of pre-composite materials for pipelines for better quality assurance,” says Borouge. Borouge construction black polyethylene
Borouge is proceeding with the next stage of the expansion of its Ruwais petrochemical complex, which will have a cracking unit with a capacity of 1.8 million tons of ethylene per year.
The new cracking unit, the fourth in the company, will use such raw materials as ethane, butane and naphtha, and will have an overall productivity of olefins and aromatics of 3.3 million tons per year. Borouge construction black polyethylene
According to Scan Report Company Market Report, the estimated consumption of PE in Russia amounted to 889.54 thousand tons in the first five months of the current year, which is 6% more than a year earlier. Deliveries of all types of polyethylene increased.
Borouge is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) and the global petrochemical giant Borealis. Austrian oil and gas group OMV has a 36% stake in this project. European producers use naphtha as a raw material, while Borouge 3 will use cheaper ethane derived from gas. Borouge construction black polyethylene
Bioplastics are segmented into biodegradable plastics (bio-based and fossil-based) and non-biodegradable plastics (bio-based).
Currently, non-biodegradable plastics (bio-based) account for around 72% of bioplastic market.
Bio-based, non-biodegradable plastics, including the drop-in solutions, such as, bio-based PE (polyethylene), bio-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate), and bio-based PA (polyamides), currently make up for around 56% of the global bioplastics production capacities.
The production of bio-based PE is predicted to continue to grow, as new capacities are planned in Europe, during the forecast period.
Bio-based PE is used in packaging applications, such as, carry bags, plastic films, and bottles.
Plastic production has soared more than 40 per cent globally over the past 10 years, mainly for packaging Credit: Romeo GACAD / AFP
rance plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the cost of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said on Sunday.
Brune Poirson, secretary of state for ecological transition, said the move was one of several to be implemented in coming years, including a deposit-refund scheme for plastic bottles.
More and more companies from the plastics industry are working on improving the recyclability of plastics and thus helping to create a circular economy. One way that BASF is contributing is the ChemCycling project: At the end of 2018, the company first used pilot volumes of a pyrolysis oil derived from plastic waste as a feedstock in its own production.
At a press conference in advance of K 2019, the world’s largest trade show for the plastics and rubber industry, four partners have showcased the first prototypes that were created during the pilot phase of the project.
Tepex dynalite continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite sheets from Lanxess can be used to manufacture large, highly integrated structural components for automotive lightweight design.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, for example, features a front-end support comprising two welded composite half-shells made from polypropylene-based Tepex dynalite 104-RG600(3)/47% sections measuring roughly 1.2 meters in length and 0.35 meters in width. Polymers Petrochemicals Seat Fabric
Safety, better driving, fuel efficiency and more come with paying attention to car seats
Dubai: Do you pay any attention to the car seats when deciding to buy a car?
Experts will tell you that you should. In fact, that should be among your top considerations when purchasing a vehicle.
Seats are as important as the engine, particularly if you are driving a fast car. A good seat helps improve safety, makes us better drivers and can even increase a car’s fuel efficiency, say experts.
Whether buyers take car seats seriously or not, manufacturers are certainly doing so. It’s not just cushion, fabric and leather that goes into making a car seat. Seat making has become a specialised field now, with automakers contracting dedicated firms, such as Adient, Faurecia and Lear, to get the job done. Polymers Petrochemicals Seat Fabric
In our full entry on Plastic Pollution we provide an in-depth overview of global plastic production, distribution, management, and impacts through data visualisations and explainers. There you should find most of the data and context needed to understand the problem of global plastics.
Brückner Maschinenbau is working on a means to make films with the highest possible recycling capabilities producible on film stretching lines. The focus is on mono-material film with superior mechanical and optical properties, which will be able to substitute previous multi-layer films made from different materials. These are ideal for the use in new, single-origin packaging and guarantee good sortibility in waste separation and optimal recycling.
For the K 2019 Brückner will introduce two completely new line concepts for the production of BOPE films (biaxially oriented polyethylene). Film producers can chose between a working width of 6.6 m and an output of 3 t/h, or a working width of 8.7 m and an output of 5 t/h. These are 5 layer concepts for an extended range of films.
Trash separation is the talk of the town in China these days as the government unveils a list of 46 “pilot cities” to build up a garbage sorting and processing system by 2020.
Mandatory schemes on household garbage sorting have already emerged in metropolises like Shanghai in order to improve its recycling rates.
Moreover, an investment of 21.3 billion yuan (about 3.1 billion U.S. dollars) will be allocated to speed up building the recycling system, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. P
Borouge, a joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil company, plans to complete the construction of a new black polyethylene (PE) pipe plant in Ruwais, UAE in 2020, ICIS reports citing source in the company.
The new plant corresponds to the company’s goal – to double its production capacity of the material by 2030, the company said. Polymers Petrochemicals Seat Fabric
A feature article in the Wall Street Journal on July 1, “Shortage of Recycled Plastic Hits Beverage Companies,” noted how a shortage of recycled material—primarily PET—is hurting efforts of the big food-and-beverage companies to use more recycled content in their bottles.
Plastic bottlesOver the past two weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to sit in on two webinars, one sponsored by Jabil Packaging Solutions that featured Jabil, Danimer Scientific and KW Plastics, and another sponsored by SPE, “5 Myths about Material Recycling.”
Growth for US speciality chemicals manufacturer Bolger & O’Hearn will come from its latest developments of more sustainable chemistries, including non-formaldehyde acrylic resins, fluorine-free water repellents, and its recent association with Dutch multinational DSM’s textile polymer portfolio, according to the company’s marketing director Shawn Honeycutt. Polymers Petrochemicals Bioplastic Fabric
SK Innovation, SK Group`s energy and electric vehicle (EV) battery unit, will back the campaign to make Jeju island cleaner by sourcing plastic wastes for power supply.
It signed a memorandum of understanding with Jeju Clean Energy on Friday to further develop the latter’s pyrolysis-based waste-to-energy conversion technology under the company’s sustainable management initiative dubbed ‘Green Balance’ announced last May.
The speed at which we are able to optimize the performance, weight, safety and above all the efficiency of electric drive trains will be a crucial factor in the success of electromobility.
Flame-retardant plastics are indispensable in enabling savings to be made in terms of the weight and installation space required for high-voltage components.
Special polyamide (PA) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grades from BASF can be used as halogen-free, flame-retardant materials to give high-voltage components both inside and outside of the vehicle the exact properties required.
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an extension of existing approvals for SI Group’s Ultranox 626 phosphite antioxidant, permitting its use in a range of polypropylene food packaging and other food-contact applications.
The U.S. State Department has threatened China with sanctions because of its continued imports of Iranian oil—a move that was only to be expected but hardly the wisest one amid still high trade tensions between the two countries.
“We’re going to zero [exports of Iranian crude] and … countries that don’t abide by US sanctions will face repercussions for not abiding by US sanctions,” S&P Global Platts quoted a State Department spokeswoman as saying. “That goes for China or any other country in the world. We expect all countries to abide by US sanctions.”
Lenzing Group (Lenzing) today unveiled the new co-branding certification criteria for its specialty nonwoven ingredient brand – VEOCEL™. From 1 July 2019, the VEOCEL™ logo will only be featured on personal care and beauty products made from 100% cellulosic and biodegradable fiber materials.
This is an industry-first approach to establish a fiber ingredient brand as a label of trust, which aims to facilitate consumers in identifying sustainable nonwovens personal care and beauty products such as wipes, moist toilet tissues and facial sheet masks.
Industrial equipment maker Hillenbrand has agreed to acquire plastics-processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings in a deal valued at approximately $2 billion, including net debt of roughly $686 million.
The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and the combined company is assumed to generate annual revenue of roughly $3bn and free cash flow of more than $325m by 2021.