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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET and it’s chain continue to be assessed mixed.
Crude oil price is steady.
Polyamide 6 and its chain are firm.
Acrylonitrile is steady.
PET Bottle grade export 800/860 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,600/6,700 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 640/660 $/ton – PTA domestic market 5,050/5,200 yuan/ton – MEG 560/570 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,700/4,800 yuan/ton – PX Korea 775/785 $/ton
Polyester POY 150D/48F domestic market 7,700/7,800 yuan/ton – Polyester DTY 150D/48F domestic market 9,150/9,250 yuan/ton – Polyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,300/7,400 yuan/ton
Crude Oil Prices Trend
Reliance Industries is scouting for waste segregation, recycling, and waste-to-energy technologies, and has reviewed applications from a few hundred startups. The company is looking for a model that can be replicated.
Reliance Industries (RIL), India’s largest private company by revenues, has gone on record and said it wants to support waste treatment and management startups, both domestic and global.
“We are looking to fund and are scouting around for all the technology available for waste segregation, recycling, and waste-to-energy. We are thinking about the bets we should be making in this regard,” said Vipul Shah, Chief Operating Officer, Petrochemicals, RIL, as reported by Mint. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
Society, the apex non-profit industry body from India, organised a press conference at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to promote its international event ITME Africa 2020 scheduled from February 14-16. The event was attended by officials from Embassy of Indonesia, Embassy of Rewanda, European Council of Industry Association, Exim Bank India and many Indian industries. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
Anurag Srivastava, ambassador of India to Ethiopia, Embassy of India, Ethiopia spoke about the long history of bi-lateral trade between India & Ethiopia and ongoing activities to further strengthen this historic participation.
South Africa needs to move towards a more circular economy and away from the traditional focus on diversion from water and soil resources.
Moving towards a more circular economy – which is based on the principle of using, recycling, and reusing in an (almost) closed loop – could deliver opportunities including reduced pressures on the environment; enhanced security of supply of raw materials; increased competitiveness; innovation; growth and jobs. However, the shift also poses challenges such as financing; skills; consumer behaviour and business models; and multi-level governance. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
At K 2019, Starlinger & Co. GmbH is presenting a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene. The sustainable concept ‘circular packaging’ will be Starlinger’s main theme at K 2019 as well as at the Starlinger Open House in Weissenbach, Austria.
Worldwide, more than 380 million four-loop big bags are sold every year, which equates to an annual recycling potential of around 800,000 tonnes of material.
Shuman Farms, a leading year-round producer and shipper of Vidalia and Peruvian sweet onions, announced big changes to the look, feel and sustainability of its organic packaging. Through the use of a different netting and thinner film and plastic in the new consumer bags will be reduced by 38 percent while maintaining the structural integrity of packaging.SweetBagLabel Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
“The revamp of our organic packaging is just the beginning of an overall initiative to increase sustainability across all of our RealSweet brand products,” said John Shuman, president Shuman Farms. “Innovative marketing is a part of our core values, and we believe that innovation should lead to more sustainable offerings at retail following trends of consumer and retailer demand.”
Braskem announces new partnership with Natural Farm Pet Food to provide Braskem’s I’m green™ Polyethylene (PE) bioplastic for its recyclable dog food packaging
Braskem , the largest thermoplastics polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, and Natural Farm, a leading provider of 100% natural pet food based in Atlanta, today announced the adoption of Braskem’s I’m greenTM Polyethylene (PE) bioplastic for the consumer packaging of its Natural Farm’sTM line of high-quality pet food products.
New product innovations focus on meeting demand for environmentally-conscious packaging.
Sonoco announced the creation of its new EnviroSense sustainable packaging initiative. Crossing a range of packaging materials, including cans made from 100% recycled paper-board, rigid plastic packaging containing post-consumer recycled content, mono-material flexible pouches that are recyclable, and innovative packaging made from agricultural fi-bers, EnviroSense products are designed to incorporate a number of elements associated with more sustainable packaging. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
Nexant, a leading advisor in the energy and chemicals sector, has announced a new workshop that gives attendees a greater understanding of the fundamentals of the plastics industry and how we can take action to achieve a more sustainable model for the future.
Plastic professionals (supply chain, purchasing, manufacturing, material and application design, recycling/recovery), material sustainability professionals, and other stakeholders (policy makers, NGOs, educators) are invited to attend.
This course will be led by Nexant’s Senior Trainer, Ron Horton, and Professor/Consultant Ken Miller, who have a combined 79 years of experience in chemicals and plastics.
From color-coded bins to bottle-eating machines, this is how we dispose of our waste
Last Thursday I finally managed to dip my toes in the sand. Better late than never, some of you might think.
I woke up around four in the morning and waited on the shore for sunrise. When the sun peaked over the horizon, I was in awe.
The view was terrific, as the dawn was painted with thousands of shades of pink. But, despite the dreamy atmosphere, my eyes caught a shocking view: the coastline was studded with plastic. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
Empty bottles, remains of toys, cups and many more objects were just laying there, scattered between the waves and the wet dunes.
Honeywell has announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères (STEP) has selected Honeywell UOP’s C3 OleflexTM technology to produce 565 000 tpy of polymer-grade propylene for a proposed plant in Arzew, Algeria.
In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell is providing the basic engineering design, services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents for the plant. When completed, it will represent UOP’s second C3 Oleflex unit in North Africa, following an earlier award in Egypt.
The launch of the Smartbatch Frost Collection from PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH) gives marketers a distinctive look on-shelf: the translucent color series for PET and recycled PET (rPET) bottles mimics frosted and etched glass to enhance the bottles’ perceived value.
The Collection was developed in response to increasing demand from regional brands in China for greater product differentiation, especially in health, beauty and personal care packaging for greater product differentiation, shelf appeal and environmental responsibility. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
The UK’s chemicals industry suffered a fall in output of 4.8% in the three months to July amid “widespread weakness” in 11 of the 13 manufacturing sectors measured by the country Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Industrial production fell by 0.5% for the three months to July, compared to the previous three months. Petrochemicals Automotive Recycled Fibers
Manufacturing (-1.1%) and mining and quarrying (-1.2%) posted declines, which were partially offset by rises in electricity and gas (2.8%) and water and waste (1.7%).