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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET and it’s chain are assessed mixed.
Crude oil price is steady.
Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.
Acrylonitrile is steady.
PET Bottle grade export 825/895 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,950/7,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,800/6,900 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 695/705 $/ton – PTA domestic market 5,150/5,250 yuan/ton – MEG 525/535 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,400/4,550 yuan/ton – PX Korea 775/790 $/ton
Polyester POY 150D/48F domestic market 7,750/7,850 yuan/ton – Polyester DTY 150D/48F domestic market 9,050/9,150 yuan/ton – Polyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,200/7,300 yuan/ton
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Toray Advanced Composites (U.S. office in Morgan Hill, Calif.) and BASF, Florham Park, N.J., signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.
Toray Advanced Composites (U.S. office in Morgan Hill, Calif.) and BASF, Florham Park, N.J., signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets. Toray Advanced Composites will produce high quality and affordable CFRT tapes using BASF’s range of Ultramid nylon engineering thermoplastics. The fiber manufacturer will reinforce BASF’s Ultramid nylon 6 resins with either glass fiber or with carbon fiber. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Sustainability
RTP Company, has expanded its line of conductive compounds to include new CCX Conductive Masterbatches, setting a new standard for safe, productive, and reliable solutions for environments that are prone to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
CCX Conductive Masterbatches from RTP Company are available in a variety of resin systems, and can be formulated with four distinct additive technologies: stainless steel fibre, carbon nanotubes, carbon black, and permastat dissipative polymer technology.
Plastics Recycling Markets PET and HDPE bales are fetching lower prices than they were a month ago, but PP and high-grade film have shown stability.
The national average price of post-consumer PET beverage bottles and jars has dropped from 15.03 cents per pound this time last month to the current average trading price of 13.91 cents per pound. This time last year, PET was trading at an average of 16.71 cents per pound. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Sustainability
The price of post-consumer natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from curbside collection programs dropped slightly this month. The national average price is now 20.34 cents per pound, compared to 20.47 cents this time last month. One year ago, the national average for this grade was 38.81 cents per pound.
Coca-Cola will use recycled PET and plant-derived plastic in a Dasani water bottle, creating a package known as the “HybridBottle.” The move is one of several recycling-related changes being rolled out.
The beverage giant on Aug. 13 announced the packaging shifts for the Dasani brand, which is among the largest water brands in the U.S.
PlantBottle, which incorporates up to 30% plant-derived PET, has been used in a number of Coca-Cola beverages since its introduction in 2009. The company describes PlantBottle as the “first-ever fully recyclable PET plastic beverage bottle made partially from plants.” Petroc hemicals Biodegradable Sustainability
A packaging giant has notched upward the amount of RPET it uses in its food containers.
Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco’s plastic packaging incorporated 26% recycled content in 2018 (23% was post-consumer material), according to the latest sustainability report. The year before, its plastic products had 19% post-consumer content.
Last year, Sonoco pledged to boost the post-consumer content in its plastics packaging to 25% by 2025.
Sonoco is an integrated recyclables collector, sorter and manufacturer. The company handles about 2.8 million tons of recyclables per year, using recovered paper in its packaging and industrial products. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Sustainability
The Benin (West Africa)-based blown film manufacturer, Asahel Benin Sarl recently announced that it will produce sustainable, bio-based plastic films in the future. Asahel Benin will achieve this with help from Stuttgart, Germany headquartered Coperion GmbH, which will be delivering a complete compounding system and sharing the corresponding process engineering expertise.
The system includes a ZSK 26 Mc18twin screw extruder, four highly accurate feeders from Coperion K-Tron and a water bath, an air wipe and a strand pelletizer from Coperion Pelletizing Technology.
Coffee and vending machine supplier Selecta UK has partnered with French transnational waste, water and energy management company Veolia to launch SelectaGreen Cup Recycling Service for the workplace and on-the-go.
SelectaGreen will see millions of cups collected for processing each week. They will be made into high-end fibre goods, such as packaging for perfumes and colognes, shopping bags and luxury notepads. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Sustainability
Canadian film and sheet extrusion systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. is focusing its K 2019 efforts on sustainability and introducing its latest developed technologies in extrusion systems.
Macro’s newly advanced technology for sustainable packaging features the new MacroPack FP die; faster transition times and less waste; lower film thickness; more uniform layer thickness, enabling reduced usage of expensive resins and total gauge; new designs for screws and barrels to allow for a higher recycling content; and the control system with ‘ReadyRun’ technology, enabling the operator to bring back frequently used recipes with the push of a button.Petrochemicals Biodegradable Sustainability