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News and interest in chemical recycling is spreading globally.
That includes Australia, a country that consumes 3.4 million ton2020-BiologiQ-Water_Swirlnes of plastic each year, of which only 9% is recycled.
Licella Holdings Ltd. (Sydney, Australia) announced January 8 a partnership with bioplastic innovator BioLogiQ, Inc. (Idaho Falls, ID) to accelerate the move towards a circular economy for plastics by the commercialization of Licella’s breakthrough Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) chemical recycling solution. Petrochemicals Bioplastic Polylactic Acid
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has reached an agreement with Taiwan’s Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation (Shinkong), a Taiwan-based major producer of polyester fiber and PET(1), to accept a third-party allotment of shares in the Shinkong subsidiary Thai Shinkong Industry Corporation Ltd. (TSIC), a Thailand-based producer of PET used to make plastic beverage bottles. This subscription will increase MC’s share in TSIC from 3.85% to 34%.
PET is a mono-material boasting excellent transparency, glossiness and barrier properties. Highly recyclable due to well-established collection and recycling facilities, PET has a wide range of applications, including both beverage and food containers and apparel-use textiles.
STOLL partner & customer Myant Inc is currently presenting its networked textile and clothing patterns of different areas of life (work, home and play) at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas. Visitors are getting to imagine what life would be like in a future connected by textiles, how everyday functions can be monitored using modern technical textiles.
CES will be running until January 10. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years – the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. The exhibition explores next-gen technology in a wide variety of areas, including 5G and IoT, automotive, health and wellness, robotics and more. This time, CES is expected to present more than 4,400 exhibiting companies.
Galloo subsidiary joins with Hamos on system that sorts mixed plastics generated by shredded appliances.
Plastics sorting technology provider Ad Rem NV, a joint venture of Belgium-based scrap recycling firm Galloo, says it has worked with Germany-based Hamos GmbH to develop a mixed plastics recycling system.
The two companies say an installation of the system in Telford, United Kingdom, is designed as a “processing line that handles the complete plastic recycling chain from waste to resource.”
The line in Telford has been installed for an AO Recycling facility operated by online retailer AO.com, which sells appliances including refrigerators, washing machines and dish washing machines.
The Avantium Renewable Polymers subsidiary of Dutch technology firm Avantium has signed a letter of intent to locate its flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands.
The 5,000-tonne facility will produce plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid), which is a key building block for many chemicals and plastics such as PEF (polyethylene furanoate).
Avantium Renewable Polymers has also entered into a letter of intent with a Regional Consortium relating to the financing of the FDCA flagship plant and associated costs, for an amount of €30 million ($33m), over the period to the plant’s completion in 2023.
The Lycra Company, an industry leader in developing innovations for legwear segment, recently issued its highly anticipated global trends forecast for Autumn/Winter 2020-2021. Each year the fashion experts from Amsterdam create a capsule collection that showcases latest legwear innovations from its portfolio of brands including Lycra, Coolmax and Thermolite.
The forecast is a valuable source of inspiration for The Lycra Company’s legwear customers, who have exclusive access to the trends before it is released to a wider audience. This enables customers to use the trends and create the season’s must-have looks, which are all powered by The Lycra Company’s most advanced branded fibre solutions.
With increasing pressure to reduce plastic packaging, the UK’s five major supermarkets have admitted to not always considering the full impact of the plastic-free alternatives which can be worse for the environment.
In a report published by Green Alliance, their Circular Economy Task Force interviewed representatives from five of the UK’s major supermarkets and five of the main consumer food and drink companies in order to understand the full picture of the transition away from plastic.
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Turin, Italy-based OMG srl sees big potential for thermoforming in the United States, and the company is making strategic moves to position itself for the growth.
As part of the effort, the Italian machinery manufacturer is considering plans to build machines at its facility in Arlington, Texas.
Luciano Garcia, U.S. sales manager at OMG Thermoforming Inc., the parent company’s U.S. subsidiary, said the goal would be to start building machines here — about eight machines per year — in 2021.
Green Distillation Technologies is to build its first US tire recycling plant. Under a new agreement the company will receive funding of up to US$100m for the roll-out of additional plants in the USA, subject to the successful operation of the first one.
GDT’s chief operating officer Trevor Bayley, who was in the USA to sign the agreement, said that the deal comes as the result of a considerable amount of work to negotiate an effective and workable agreement in the light of numerous US enquiries about its technology.
Lenzing will present for first time BEDifferent with Tencel x Refibra fibres at Heimtextil (January 7-10, 2020, Frankfurt). Tencel Lyocell fibres with Refibra technology facilitate good moisture management by regulating absorption and release of moisture thus supporting body’s natural thermal regulation and provide breathability comfort throughout the night.
In addition, the smooth fibre surface of the Tencel Lyocell fibres create fabrics that are gentle on the skin. Lenzing invited talented students from top European universities, such as Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, University of the Arts London, and Aalto University Finland, to dive into the world of sustainable Lenzing fibres and create a bedding collection inspired by their vision and with respect for the environment.
Custom compounder, Teknor Apex, will exhibit a new series of medical grade ThermoPlastic Elastomer (TPE) compounds at MD&M West in February this year.
The new series consists of Medalist medical-grade TPE compounds for over-moulding which display strong adhesion to medical-grade PolyCarbonate (PC) and PC alloys and include formulations with enhanced resistance to chemicals encountered in wearable applications.
The Medalist MD-34900 series compounds which are available in 50, 60, and 70 Shore A grades are for general medical overmoulding applications. However, the MD-36975 grade is a 75 Shore A TPE designed specifically for overmoulding in wearable devices, with excellent resistance to the lotions and disinfectants that are typically encountered.