European Commission classifies titanium dioxide as 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
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.
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).”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
In Russia, they organize the production of biodegradable composites from recycled materials
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.