EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as carcinogens

EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

MOSCOW – Titanium dioxide may be on the list of substances that cause cancer in humans, reports Lkmportal with reference to the European Commission’s decree of October 4.

So, on September 18, expert hearings were held. At the event, half of the representatives of EU member states supported the EU project on the attribution of titanium dioxide to carcinogens, and the rest spoke out against. EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

However, the European Commission, despite objections, decided to classify raw materials as a substance that (literally) “can cause cancer in humans.”

If the European Parliament or the Council does not submit any objections within the next two months, the document will enter into force in the summer of 2021. The new requirement concerns titanium dioxide products in the form of a powder containing 1% or more of a substance with a particle size of 10 μm or less.

Suppliers and manufacturers will be required to inform consumers about the dangers of the product as a carcinogen. Liquid products, the content of titanium dioxide (paint and varnish materials, for example), will have to have a warning on the danger of spraying on the packaging. EC titanium dioxide carcinogens

The decision of the EU has been criticized by manufacturers of paint and varnish and printing inks. In particular, Martin Engelmann, representative of the German Paint and Printing Association, said that there were serious doubts about the legality of such changes. The Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association noted that it regrets the decision and plans to further evaluate it.

The American Chemistry Council’s Titanium Dioxide Stewardship Council said the decision was not justified. Representatives of the Association are considering all options to challenge it.

As previously reported, the food supplement E171 (titanium dioxide) is recognized in France as hazardous to health. The sale of products containing E171 will be banned from January 1, 2020. France is the first country in which the use of titanium dioxide in the food industry will be officially banned. EC titanium dioxide carcinogens


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PolyestertimePolyolefins Petrochemical Polymers Nylon
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market6,800 yuan/ton6,550 yuan/ton-250
Bottle grade PET chips export market855 $/ton840 $/ton-15
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

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6,525 yuan/ton6,200 yuan/ton-325
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market6,625 yuan/ton6,300 yuan/ton-325
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market5,130 yuan/ton4,865 yuan/ton-265
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
645 $/ton 625 $/ton-20
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market4,855 yuan/ton4,570 yuan/ton-285
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market566 $/ton535 $/ton-31
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market813  $/ton788  $/ton-25
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market793 $/ton768 $/ton-25
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers PET Caprolactam

737 $/ton715 $/ton-22
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market7,430 yuan/ton7,200 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market7,150 yuan/ton6,800 yuan/ton-350
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market9,100 yuan/ton8,850 yuan/ton-250
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,300 yuan/ton8,000 yuan/ton-300
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
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7,550 yuan/ton7,350 yuan/ton-200
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market7,300 yuan/ton7,110 yuan/ton-190
Caprolactam CPL domestic market12,350 yuan/ton12,000 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market1,450 $/ton1,370 $/ton-80
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,710 $/ton1,710 $/ton
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market13,100 yuan/ton13,000 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market13,200 yuan/ton13,100 yuan/ton-100
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market22,500 yuan/ton22,500 yuan/ton
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

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15,500 yuan/ton15,450 yuan/ton-50
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,000 yuan/ton17,900 yuan/ton-100
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market16,600 yuan/ton16,500 yuan/ton-100
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market30,000 yuan/ton30,000 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market8,250 yuan/ton8,150 yuan/ton-100
Benzene domestic market5,570 yuan/ton5,700 yuan/ton+130
Benzene overseas  market668 $/ton649 $/ton -19
Ethylene South East market790 $/ton770 $/ton-20
Ethylene NWE  market945 $/ton938 $/ton-7
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market11,500 yuan/ton11,100 yuan/ton-400
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,650 $/ton1,500 $/ton-150
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market15,200 yuan/ton15,200 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market10,800 yuan/ton10,800 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market8,500 yuan/ton8,250 yuan/ton-250
Naphtha overseas market 

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541 $/ton514 $/ton
Phenol domestic market 8,550 yuan/ton7,793 yuan/ton-757
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS1,110 $/ton 1,094 $/ton-16
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,250 $/ton 1,232$/ton-18
LDPE CFR Far East 912 $/ton912 $/ton
LLDPE CFR Far East862 $/ton867 $/ton+5
LDPE   FOB Middle East898 $/ton900 $/ton+2
LLDPE FOB Middle East848 $/ton855 $/ton+7
HDPE CFR Far East898 $/ton870 $/ton-28
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 958 €/ton973 €/ton+15
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 943 €/ton953 €/ton+10
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East1020 $/ton995 $/ton-25
Homopolymer PP FD NWE1,051 €/ton1,041 €/ton-10

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

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-European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as carcinogens

Titanium dioxide may be on the list of substances that cause cancer in humans, reports Lkmportal with reference to the European Commission’s decree of October 4.

So, on September 18, expert hearings were held. At the event, half of the representatives of EU member states supported the EU project on the attribution of titanium dioxide to carcinogens, and the rest spoke out against.

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-Düsseldorf (Germany), 16-23 October 2019

RadiciGroup at K 2019 with a new high temperature application product: Radilon® NeXTreme

The Group showcases its expanded range of innovative materials focused on performance, safety and sustainability Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

During K 2019, at Hall 6 Stand B10, the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area is introducing its newest offering Radilon® NeXTreme, together with other recent solutions that have been developed in response to the increasingly demanding requests from global markets. Radilon® NeXTreme is a polyamide material capable of withstanding long-term exposure to high temperatures. “Radilon® NeXTreme was initially developed for automotive applications, for which it is well suited as it features exceptional heat ageing resistance in air at 230°C,” said Erico Spini, global marketing manager of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. “After that, we developed a grade on the same polymer base for extrusion of technical filaments for industrial applications under very severe use conditions.”

Two grades of Radilon® NeXTreme are offered for the automotive sector: 35% glass-fibre reinforced (RV350HHR 3800 BK) and 50% glass-fibre filled (RV500HHR 3800 BK). Typical applications for these materials are air suction system components requiring considerable heat resistance.

“Our third grade, Radilon® NeXTreme HSW 100 NT, for the extrusion of technical monofilament,” Mr. Spini added, “has already been successfully tested both in the extrusion process and in specific applications where high heat resistance is required (professional brushes for industrial use, brushes for metal cleaning as a replacement for natural tampico fibre and professional brushes for hairdressers).”

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-Directa Plus working on electrical wires from graphene

UK-based Directa Plus, one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets worldwide, is now developing a technology to transfer an electrical signal exploiting the electrical conductivity properties of graphene, according to its chief executive officer and founder Giulio Cesareo.

Graphene is a form of carbon consisting of planar sheets which are one atom thick, with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-shaped lattice.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

This would open a lot of opportunities in the smart textile domain as being lighter, safer and easier to maintain, graphene is more convenient for metallic wires, he told TechnicalTextile.Net in an interview.

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-Alternative fibers making gains

Celeste Lilore will address Material Changes Conference

Textile Exchange maintains a trove of information about fibers and materials with improved social and environmental impacts.

At next month’s Material Changes conference, Celeste Lilore, director of industry engagement for the organization, will present an overview from the just-concluded Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Vancouver and a look at the growing availability of preferred fibers.

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-Exactly Why Are Waste Tyre Recycling Plants Necessary?

Waste Tyre Recycling Plant

Waste tyre recycling, also referred to as rubber recycling, is actually a process that involves recycling old and waste tyres. These tyres are recycled simply because they can no longer be safely used on vehicles on account of extreme damage or damage that should not be repaired. For that reason, waste tyre recycling plant has grown to be increasingly popular to manage this excess waste. Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

Waste tyres present an intriguing challenge due to dimensions of the amount that may be produced. Also, they are challenging because the components that make up the tyres could become an ecological problem.

-Ethylene Prices Down Adjust In Parts Of Asia On Thursday

On Thursday, ethylene prices declined in some parts of Asia.

CFR North East Asia ethylene prices, were assessed down at the USD 730/mt levels, a day on day drop of USD 10/mt.

The price fall, was mainly on account of plentiful product availability and weaker buying sentiments in key markets like China. Bearish downstream PE demand trends, further supported the price drop.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

CFR South East Asia prices, were assessed steady at the USD 780/mt levels.

Ethylene Prices Down Adjust In Parts Of Asia On Thursday

-Are U.S. Sanctions Killing Crude?

The biggest market disappointment this week is yet another false start for Saudi Aramco, and we’re not sure how many more the market will tolerate.

Yesterday morning, Riyadh was all set to go ahead with the IPO.

By the end of the day, the plug was pulled once again, with delays set to run into weeks and months as Aramco belatedly decided to further examine vulnerabilities in the wake of the September 14 attack on its facilities.

This will be a further negative mark on MBS’ reputation.

The delay will drag on until Aramco releases its Q3 results, which it’s hoping will give a favorable bump to its valuation.

Are U.S. Sanctions Killing Crude?

-Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asia

Clariant is partnering with Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics which ensures return to nature without creating microplastic.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

Specialty chemical maker Clariant is partnering with Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics, to bring Polymateria’s new Biotransformation technology to market in South East Asia.

The announcement was made at the K 2019 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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-Sumitomo Demag: ‘So far, so good’ in challenges of 2019

Sales this year at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH should be 286 million euros, about 9 percent down from 295 million euros in 2018, CEO Gerd Liebig said at the company’s Oct. 17 news conference.

Liebig said that decline is not that bad, given economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, new European regulations for stricter automotive emissions and mandating tethered caps on bottles, and trade wars and tariffs.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

One reason: Sumitomo Demag had a big backlog going into 2019.

Sumitomo Demag: ‘So far, so good' in challenges of 2019

-Denmark-based enzyme producer Novozymes working on eco-friendly detergents

At a time when the government is cracking the whip on single-use plastic and encouraging multinational corporations (MNCs) to adopt environment-friendly packaging, Denmark-based enzyme producer Novozymes is working towards developing enzymes which are biodegradable.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

These enzymes will help reduce the use of chemicals in detergents.

The firm’s R&D centre in Bengaluru is targeting to come out with more environment-friendly detergent-enzyme prototypes to provide laundry solutions that would replace chemicals by 2022.

Denmark-based enzyme producer Novozymes working on eco-friendly detergents

-Plastic recycling gets a boost

The drive for plastic recycling got a boost as the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and stakeholders in the food industry move to adopt a national policy for the life cycle of pet bottles.

The regulatory agency and the food industry are collaborating to develop a standard for recycled plastic pet bottles to stop the menace of littering the environment with used plastics. The Director-General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, made this known at a Technical Committee Meeting on polymer and related products recently in Lagos.

Aboloma said the move was coming on the heels of a recent coordination by the Federal Ministry of Environment to develop a national policy for the life cycle of plastics in the country.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

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-Engineering Plastics Market’s Opportunities and Challenges

Engineering Plastics Market by Type (Polycarbonate, Polyamide, ABS, PET & PBT, POM, Fluoropolymers), End-Use Industry (Automotive & Transport, Electrical & Electronics, Industrial & Machinery, Packaging, Consumer Appliances)

Theengineering plastics marketsize was USD 75.39 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 115.10 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2018 to 2023.

Engineering Plastics Market's Opportunities and Challenges

-Garment, textile industry keeps pace with Industry 4.0

A recent survey by the research group of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group and institutes at more than 300 garment enterprises across the country showed that most of them have been keeping up fairly well with the 4th industrial revolution in stages, including reducing labor, supporting in executive decision making, increasing productivity and quality and cutting time and production costs.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

By applying modern technology, Vietnamese garment and textile companies have improved their productivities and meet the demand of choosy markets.

Garment, textile industry keeps pace with Industry 4.0

-SABIC demonstrates leadership in sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is showcasing its range of advanced packaging material and technology solutions at K 2019 to help manufacturers create sustainable packaging options for increased performance and reduced waste.

Under the theme ‘Making a World of Difference Together’, SABIC is unveiling its new TRUCIRCLE™ initiative and services for circular solutions at their booth #D42, hall 6.

According to the Save Food report by the Food Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, an estimated one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted – equivalent to over a billion tons of food every year.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

SABIC demonstrates leadership in sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

-Oil Prices Fall as China Reveals Lowest GDP in nearly Three Decades

Oil costs dropped on Friday after China, the world’s biggest oil importer, recorded its weakest quarter of economic progress in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the U.S.

Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures plunged by 34 cents, 0.6%, to $59.57 a barrel by 0350 GMT.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures had been down by 12 cents, i.e., 0.2%, to $53.81 per barrel.

Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability

-EU27 ponder how to deal with UK request for Brexit delay

EU ambassadors met Sunday after Boris Johnson sent a letter asking for a short extension.

EU27 leaders are considering Boris Johnson’s Brexit delay request and how to turn it to their own maximum advantage — though some are wondering if there’s any advantage left to gain.

After the British parliament withheld approval on the new Brexit deal clinched Thursday with the EU, forcing the prime minister to ask for a short extension, Johnson on Saturday night complied and sent Brussels a request to delay the October 31 deadline until January 31, 2020.Petrochemical Nylon Resin Renewability 

EU27 ponder how to deal with UK request for Brexit delay

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Russia production biodegradable composites


In Russia, they organize the production of biodegradable composites from recycled materials

Russia production biodegradable composites

MOSCOW – The Alternative Plastic Plant, together with Bashkir State University, has begun the production of plastic products from recycled polymeric materials, reports Kremlin .

Polypropylene is poorly resistant to low temperatures and is not able to decompose in vivo. The new material will be created with the addition of modified additives of the second polymer, natural components of plant origin and strength modifiers. The project is implemented with state support in the framework of Decree No. 218 and can significantly reduce the costs of non-renewable petrochemical raw materials in Russia.

In the near future it is planned to organize a high-tech production for the production of environmentally friendly material, which is based on more than 250 different machines and machines for polymer processing. By 2020, it is planned to produce products in the amount of more than 7 thousand units.

The project is being implemented as part of Decree No. 218, aimed at the development of scientific and industrial cooperation in Russia. The enterprise highly appreciates the potential of the project. So among potential consumers of products more than 2 thousand large wholesale bases of federal and regional significance.

Earlier it was reported that the Tver Secondary Polymers Plant (TZVP is part of the EcoTechnology group of companies) has launched the launch of a new brand of secondary recycled polyethylene EcoPlenTM. The EcoPlenTM production technology uses the double degassing stage, which makes it an analogue of the more expensive primary imported polymer.


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