Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 23-09-2020

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-Texon’s material gets Cradle to Cradle Certified

Texon’s one of the materials Texon Vogue Sahara has earned a Gold level Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificate. The certificate was awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute – a global, not-for-profit organisation, engaged in transforming the safety, health and sustainability of products through its Certified Product Standard.

Cradle to Cradle Certified is a globally recognised measure of safer, more sustainable products, made for the circular economy. Texon became involved in the Cradle to Cradle community in 2019 at the invitation of G-Star RAW, which wanted to source an environmentally friendly jacron label material, aligned with the high standards for its denim range.

Texon Vogue, based on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper, is a highly sustainable product. Widely recognised as a vegan friendly alternative to leather-based products, this durable, washable, paper-based material has a range of uses and is certified for jacron applications – including the production of jean labels.

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-UNITED CAPS Issues Interim Sustainability Report

UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, today issued an interim sustainability report outlining its sustainability targets and how its sustainability strategies inform all of its efforts, from the plant to the consumer’s hand. The update outlines priorities, and progress against them, through 2025.

“Everything that bears our name comes with our commitment to always act ethically, create products responsibility, maintain respectful workplaces, invest in communities and be good stewards of the environment,” said Benoit Henckes, CEO of UNITED CAPS. “In this report, we provide updates to our sustainability strategies, our progress toward our long-term targets, and much more. Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

Sustainability is in our DNA and so is transparency. We will continue to build on all of the programs outlined in this update, continuing our focus on being close to customers by delivering caps and closures that enable Total Packaging Solutions in a sustainable way.””

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-Borealis launches polyolefins range using feedstock derived from renewable waste, residue streams

Borealis (Vienna, Austria) has launched a range of circular polyolefin products produced using renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams, reported Chemweek.

The company says the alternative to conventional fossil fuel-based feedstocks can help its customers lower their own carbon footprint for products including hygiene and food-contact applications. While fossil fuel-based feedstocks “will continue to be a mainstay of international Borealis polyolefins production operations, significant strides have been made towards the use of more sustainable feedstocks in large-scale commercial manufacture,” it says. Borealis began producing polypropylene (PP) in March this year based on renewably-sourced feedstocks, such as Neste-produced renewable propane, at its manufacturing facilities in Kallo and Beringen, Belgium. Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

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-Sasa Polyester Sanayi began producing PET at new plant in Turkey

Sasa Polyester Sanayi began producing polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) in Adana, Turkey in mid-September, said Hibya.

Early stage capacity totalled 500 tonnes/day. The new plant can produce PET bottle, film and fibre grades and production will be distributed among the grades depending on the demand from the market. The new plant will have an effective capacity of 120,000 tonnes this year.  Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

As it was written earlier, Sasa Polyester Sanayi signed a licence and technical service agreement with US-based  nylon and fibre producer INVISTA, paving the way for the construction of a 1.5m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facility. The project investment would amount to USD935m.

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-ACN price may have limited downward space in Oct

Since 2016, the price of acrylonitrile is bound to decline every Oct, especially in Oct 2018, it has fallen down significantly, offset the most increment in Jan-Sep.

The reason is that, on the one hand, due to the National Day holiday, downstream buyers’ purchasing time is one week less, and the holiday time is longer when there are both National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.

On the other hand, viewed from the cash flow, it has been positive every Oct. Prices are usually dull to move up, and with the shorter time of sales, the downward space for prices enlarges.  Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

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-KuibyshevAzot inaugurates its first European PA6 compounding line in Rudolstadt, Germany

KuibyshevAzot has started up its first European compounding line and the seventh globally at its STFG fibre spinning site in Rudolstadt, Germany.

The site is located as a production hub to serve West and East European markets and allows significant synergies between the PA6 compounding and fibre spinning business.

The new extruder, supplied by Krauss Maffei Extrusion GmbH has a capacity of 12 KT. It represents world class technology and will allow state-of- the-art manufacturing of high-quality compounds. Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

The company says by using the strength of its vertically integrated value chain, it developed high-end engineering plastics based on Polyamide 6 for its global customers.

KuibyshevAzot inaugurates its first European PA6 compounding line in Rudolstadt, Germany


BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is to invest €16 million into Pyrum Innovations AG, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Dillingen/Saar, Germany. With the investment, BASF will support the expansion of Pyrum’s pyrolysis plant in Dillingen and the further roll out of the technology.

Pyrum is currently running a pyrolysis plant for end-of-life tires that can process up to 10,000 tons of tires per year. Until the end of 2022, two additional production lines will be added to the existing plant. BASF will uptake most of the pyrolysis oil and process it into new chemical products by using a mass balance approach as part of its ChemCycling project. The resulting products will mainly be for customers from the plastics industry who are looking for high-quality and functional plastics based on recycled materials. BASF also recently signed an uptake agreement for the supply of pyrolysis oil made from waste tires with Hungarian firm New Energy.  Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 


-Recycling isn’t enough — the world’s plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

An estimated 10,000 tonnes of plastic waste enter the Great Lakes every year

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s. In 2020, an estimated 24 million to 34 million tonnes of plastic waste will enter the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. That is roughly the weight of 21,000 rail locomotives.

And if trends continue without improvements in the way we manage plastic waste, we could be spewing as much as 90 million tonnes of plastic waste into the world’s waters by 2030. Already, an estimated 10,000 tonnes of plastic waste enter the Great Lakes every year.Petrochemicals PETrecycled Containers  Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

Back in 2015, the world agreed that eight million tonnes of plastic waste contaminating the ocean alone was unacceptable.

Recycling isn’t enough — the world’s plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

-New mixer can handle regrind, plastic pellets, expanded PS ingredients, and thermoplastic additives

The model RCM36X9SS mixer from Munson Machinery stirs evenly without the degrading supply from Taiwan and Japan. Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging 

A new sanitary model RCM36X9SS rotary continuous mixer from Munson Machinery Co Inc., headquartered in Utica, N.Y., is designed to blend dry bulk solids including regrind, plastic pellets, expanded PS ingredients, and thermoplastic additives  at low cost over long production runs.

The stainless-steel mixer has a stationary inlet and outlet, and proprietary mixing flights. Its 3-horsepower electric motor rotates a drum featuring smooth interior surfaces at 8 to 10 rpm.

New mixer can handle regrind, plastic pellets, expanded PS ingredients, and thermoplastic additives

-Coating expertise brings sustainable comfort and convenience to the face mask

Gorilla Protect is a new company formed in May this year to promote the Catus face mask – a major leap forward in the effectiveness of personal protection products that are available to consumers in the fight against Covid-19.

Behind Catus and the new company is Nova Textil, the established fabric finishing company based in Grefrath, Germany, and now run by father and son team Rainer and Oliver Hurtz. Petrochemicals PETrecycled Packaging

Single stenter

Rainer Hurtz founded Nova Textil with a single Monforts Montex stenter and just five employees in 1999 and has steered its constant development and growth over the past twenty years.

“Our initial focus was on the coating of mainly glass fibre fabrics, awnings and sun protection products for outdoor furnishings,” he said. “We had a great customer who was providing us with so many orders that by 2005 we took the decision to order a second Montex stenter, in a special configuration. This also allowed us to enter the market for blackout and digital printing fabrics. We’ve had a great ongoing relationship with Monforts from the beginning.”

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