Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis 11-10-2021

Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

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Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

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-ChemCyclingTM and Biomass Balance Approach & case studies

Turning plastic waste into new products

How much CO2 emissions can be reduced by a product manufactured by the mass balance method using pyrolysis oil as a raw material compared to fossil resources? This depends on the raw material pyrolysis oil and the process of the corresponding product. An external study, which was reviewed by three independent experts, comes to the clear conclusion that chemical recycling (pyrolysis) of mixed plastic waste emits 50% less CO2 than incineration of mixed plastic waste.

The study also compares the CO2 emissions of plastics produced with pyrolysis oil under a mass balance approach with conventional plastics made from fossil naphtha. It arrives at the conclusion that chemically recycled plastics cause significantly lower CO2 emissions than those produced from primary fossil resources. The lower emissions result from avoiding the incineration of mixed plastic waste.

Moreover, the study found that manufacturing of plastics via either chemical recycling (pyrolysis) or mechanical recycling of mixed plastic waste results in similar CO2 emissions. It was taken into account that the quality of chemically recycled products is similar to that of virgin material and that usually less input material needs to be sorted out than in mechanical recycling. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

ChemCyclingTM and Biomass Balance Approach & case studies

-Selenis has joined the Business Call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution

Selenis has reinforced their position on the fight against plastic pollution by joining the Business Call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, a report that is co-authored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The call outlines why a global treaty is needed to help stop the 11 million metric tons of plastic flowing into the ocean each year. All evidence suggests that current approaches are falling short of stemming the leakage of plastic into our ecosystems. Therefore, WWF, BCG and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation are calling for a binding international agreement to address plastic pollution.

Selenis operates in different areas to decrease plastic pollution, developing products with high recycled content and recyclability, as well as promoting recycling and circularity through the different associations they are part of, such as the Association of Plastics Recyclers. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

The company is currently focusing innovation on developing solutions that are fully recyclable in the PET stream. Selenis is in the final development stage of the Weezen® CE resins, which will supply the heat shrink sleeves market with a solution that can be recycled together with the standard PET stream classified as 1 in terms of recyclability, at the end of its lifetime as to contribute to a closed loop economy.

The normal PETG shrinkable films used in labels for bottles and jars can´t be recycled in the PET stream together with the rest of PET packages classified with the recycling code #1. PETG is completely amorphous due to its chemical composition, characterized only with glass transition temperature (Tg) and without the ability to crystallize. Consequently, when mixed with PET flakes at temperatures above its Tg, they will stick together forming hard clumps and decreasing the rPET yield.

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-TOMRA Circular Economy Conference focused on collaboration to “Close the Loop on Plastics”

Targeted collection is the first step towards high quality recycling of plastics

According to calculations by the World Bank, approximately two-thirds of household waste is still incinerated or landfilled. Held October 5-6, 2021, and drawing nearly 300 participants in person and online, TOMRA’s 4th global conference saw industry leaders joining the Norwegian specialist for waste collection, sorting and recycling to continue to set the course for sorting and recycling significantly more plastic from household waste in the future. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

Along with presentations and discussions, the conference included a tour of a state-of-the-art plastic waste sorting and recycling demo plant, a joint venture between TOMRA, Borealis and Zimmermann in Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Conference participants witnessed how post-consumer plastic packaging is sorted from household waste, safeguarding recyclable materials from being lost to incineration. The plant directly processes the plastics into high-quality recycled material of virgin material quality, replacing fossil fuels in primary production and reducing CO2 emissions.

-TOMRA Circular Economy Conference focused on collaboration to "Close the Loop on Plastics"

-Sabic Adds PP Compounding Line in Belgium

The new line is equipped with large-scale extrusion technology to meet growing demand for a reliable and consistent supply of high-performance polypropylene (PP) compounds.

Sabic has started-up its new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium, with a virtual inauguration event. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

The new line is an addition to the company’s existing production capacity for polypropylene compounds at the Genk site and will use raw materials from Sabic’s PP plants at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and Geleen, Netherlands. It has been equipped with large-scale extrusion technology to meet growing demand for a reliable and consistent supply of high-quality, high-performance PP compounds.

“This investment is part of our business strategy for growth through advanced PP compound solutions designed to help customers develop next-generation lightweight applications in industries such as automotive, home appliances, and consumer goods,” said Lada Kurelec, General Manager for PP & E4P Business, Sabic. [E4P stands for elastomers, PVC, PET, polystyrene, and polyurethane.] “The added capacity also enhances our on-site production flexibility for introducing innovative new PP polymer technology without compromising the security of supply of established compound products,” said Kurelec.

Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

RadiciGroup – Noyfil SPA (Andalo Valtellino Italy), will close in three months.

The Radici Group is ready to collaborate with trade unions to find employees a new job

It will close production in the country by the beginning of 2022 and lay off its seventy employees, but Noyfil Spa will not move its lines to Asia, which in a note wanted to deny the rumors spread in recent days. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

“The situation of general difficulty that has characterized the national and European textile sector in recent years has also affected the activity of Noyfil Spa, a company specializing in the production and marketing of polyester yarns – explains the director of the plant, Alfredo Cocozza -. The international economic context and Asian competition, accelerated by the effects of the pandemic, have led to structural market conditions that do not allow the economic sustainability of the Andalo Valtellino site. For these reasons, the plant finds itself unable to continue production “.

In recent days, discussions have begun with the trade unions to be able to relocate, at least in part, the employees. “The company has already opened dialogue and discussions with the social partners to find solutions to support and relocate workers, even internally to other industrial sites, or facilitated exit methods to be agreed with individual people – continues the director -. Our goal is to better manage this delicate situation and, through the commitment and collaboration of all, to take all possible actions to overcome it “.

RadiciGroup - Noyfil SPA (Andalo Valtellino Italy), will close in three months. "But we will relocate the workers"

-U.S. may finally restrict plastic industry’s preferred method of ‘recycling’

One of the fossil fuel and plastic industries’ favourite “solutions” to the plastic pollution crisis may finally be coming under greater scrutiny from the federal government.

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, formally announced it was considering tighter regulations for pyrolysis and gasification — controversial processes that are associated with “chemical recycling.” Industry advocates have named these processes as key steps toward building a circular economy — one that minimizes waste — but environmental groups have called them an “industry shell game” meant to keep single-use plastics in production. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

The problem, according to Denise Patel, regional co-ordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, or GAIA, is that most of what the industry calls “chemical recycling” isn’t recycling at all. Rather than turning used plastic into new plastic products, chemical recycling usually involves melting plastic into oil and gas to be burned — the process is sometimes called “plastic to fuel.” Not only does chemical recycling not contribute to a circular economy, Patel said, but it also releases greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change and hazardous chemicals that harm front-line communities.

U.S. may finally restrict plastic industry’s preferred method of ‘recycling’

-Moving away from metal-based chemicals

New circular and biodegradable materials under development for antimicrobial coatings.

Cheshire, UK-based Virustatic has been awarded £150,000 in funding from the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Creative R&D programme to develop a textile coating to replace the use of metal-based chemicals for the antimicrobial treatment of fabric and textiles. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

Virustatic is most known for researching and developing materials and products for pandemic prevention, including the unique protein coating that features on the Virustatic Shield face covering. The company spent 12 years researching and developing materials for pandemic prevention, resulting in the breathable snood providing natural aerosol filtration and 360-degree protection

It is among only nine other UK companies who were successful from over 140 new applications for BFTT funding.

The money will fund the salary of sustainable chemist Dr Joseph Houghton, who has joined the 15-strong Virustatic team for 18 months.

He will help to deliver project testing on new circular and biodegradable sustainable materials. The project also includes the development of a method of home coating for textiles and materials, including those in face coverings, so that the protein-based coating can be reapplied at home and the effective lifecycle of the face coverings extended.

Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

-Read My Lips, The Future Is Hydrogen Fuel Cells Not BEV’s – Faurecia Emphasizes CO2-Neutral Commitment With Hydrogen Systems For Commercial And Industrial Uses

As the United States works towards an energy economy with zero carbon emissions by 2050, hydrogen fuel cell technology will be critical in complementing renewable electricity to reach this goal. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

Today, Faurecia stands in unity with the scientists and engineers across the country who will celebrate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which is celebrated on Oct. 8 because the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). In line with its goal to become CO2 neutral by 2030, Faurecia boasts the expertise and technology to support the country’s zero-emission objective while supporting customers with holistic hydrogen fuel system solutions.

“Faurecia’s product portfolio and hydrogen storage solutions, enriched by Symbio’s stack systems technologies offer a complete range of hydrogen fuel cell solutions to meet all power and durability needs from light-duty to commercial and heavy-duty vehicles as well as design expertise that enables us to support customer vehicle integration needs,” said Jose-Vicente March, Vice President Zero Emissions, Faurecia Clean Mobility North America.

Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Pyrolysis

-Producers given targets to manage their plastic packaging waste in draft EPR notification

EPR covers three categories of plastic packaging including rigid plastic packaging; flexible plastic packaging of single layer or multilayer (more than one layer with different types of plastic); plastic sheets, carry bags (including carry bags made of compostable plastics), plastic sachet or pouches; and multi-layered plastic packaging.

The Union environment ministry has come out with a draft notification for regulation of extended producer responsibility under plastic waste management rules 2016. The draft specifies the quantity of waste that will have to be managed by producers, importers and brand owners who generate plastic packaging waste in India.

When passed, the draft notification published on October 6 will come into effect immediately. EPR means the responsibility of a producer for the environmentally sound management of the product (plastic packaging) until the end of its life. People and stakeholders can submit objections or suggestions to the environment ministry on the draft within 60 days.

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Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade 11-10-2021

Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade

Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade

ITEM 04/10/2021 11/10/2021 +/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market 7,250 yuan/ton 8,000 yuan/ton +750
Bottle grade PET chips export market 1,025 $/ton 1,115 $/ton- +90
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market 6,650 yuan/ton 7,250 yuan/ton +600
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market 6,725 yuan/ton 7,300 yuan/ton +575
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market 5,005 yuan/ton 5,545 yuan/ton +540
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade
700 $/ton 750 $/ton +50
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market 6,300 yuan/ton 6,880 yuan/ton +580
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market 818 $/ton 882 $/ton- +64
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market 883 $/ton 931 $/ton +48
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market 864 $/ton 912 $/ton +48
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade

893 $/ton 938 $/ton +45
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market 7,780 yuan/ton 8,550 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market 7,650 yuan/ton 8,250 yuan/ton +600
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market 9,300 yuan/ton 10,200 yuan/ton +900
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 8,800 yuan/ton 9,400 yuan/ton +600
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade
8,050 yuan/ton 8,750 yuan/ton +700
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market 7,450 yuan/ton 8,250 yuan/ton +800
Caprolactam CPL domestic market 16,200 yuan/ton 16,250 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market 2,000 $/ton 2,100 $/ton +100
Nylon6 chips overseas  market 2,300 $/ton 2,375 $/ton +75
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market 16,700 yuan/ton 17,350 yuan/ton +650
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market 16,550 yuan/ton 17,050 yuan/ton +500
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market 40,000 yuan/ton 40,300 yuan/ton +300
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade

18,750 yuan/ton 19,150 yuan/ton +400
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market 21,200 yuan/ton 21,700 yuan/ton +500
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  19,750 yuan/ton 20,350 yuan/ton +600
Spandex 20D  domestic  market 101,500 yuan/ton 101,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market 89,000 yuan/ton 89,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market 77,500 yuan/ton 77,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market 11,000 yuan/ton 12,000 yuan/ton +1,000
Benzene domestic market 7,750 yuan/ton 8,650 yuan/ton +900
Benzene overseas  market 951 $/ton 961 $/ton +10
Ethylene South 1,050 $/ton860 1,065 $/ton +15
Ethylene NWE  market 1,124 $/ton 1,125 $/ton +1
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market 15,100 yuan/ton 15,100 yuan/ton
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market 2,200 $/ton 2,200 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market 19,800 yuan/ton 20,300 yuan/ton- +500
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market 12,000 yuan/ton 13,000 yuan/ton +1,000
PP Powder domestic Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade
9,950 yuan/ton 10,900 yuan/ton +950
Naphtha overseas market  715 $/ton 765 $/ton
Phenol domestic market 9,500 yuan/ton 9,920 yuan/ton +420

Petrochemicals PET Bottle Grade