Anellotech-bio-p-Xylene – EcoMade-Fiber 28-01-2022

Anellotech-bio-p-Xylene – EcoMade-Fiber

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-Anellotech and Trecora Resources subsidiary South Hampton Resources renew site host and services agreement for process development pilot plant

Anellotech unit produced p-xylene used by Suntory to make a 100% bioPET bottle

Anellotech and South Hampton Resources, Inc. (SHR), a subsidiary of Trecora Resources, (NYSE: TREC), announced today the renewal of their agreement for SHR to serve as site host and provide operations services for Anellotech’s TCat-8™ process development pilot plant, which is located inside of SHR’s Silsbee, Texas production plant. Anellotech-bio-p-Xylene – EcoMade-Fiber

SHR owns and operates a 128-acre specialty petrochemicals facility at the Silsbee site, specializing in high purity hydrocarbons. SHR originally began its site hosting relationship with Anellotech in 2016 with Anellotech’s development of its Bio-TCat process for producing petrochemicals from wood.

The original services agreement between Anellotech and SHR allowed Anellotech to install and then operate the TCat-8 unit inside the SHR plant. SHR also provides a range of site services, including provision of fully-trained plant and control room operators to assist in routine operations of the highly instrumented and automated plant, as well as maintenance services. This has allowed Anellotech’s engineers to focus on the Bio-TCat research program, which featured more than 5,000 hours of successful TCat-8® pilot plant operation, produce tonne quantities of BTX aromatic product from pine wood feedstock, and obtain the data necessary for process design and commercialization. Anellotech-bio-p-Xylene – EcoMade-Fiber

The TCat-8 unit produced the bio-p-Xylene that was used by Suntory, a global consumer beverage company, to make 100% bio-PET resin and successfully produce prototype PET beverage bottles,  as they announced on Dec. 3rd 2021.

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-The LYCRA Company Introduces THERMOLITE® EcoMade Fiber Made From 100% Textile Waste for Insulations

Innovation Adds a New Dimension to Sustainable Lightweight Warmth for Cold Weather Apparel and Gear  Anellotech-bio-p-Xylene – EcoMade-Fiber

-The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the textile and apparel industry, announced today it has launched THERMOLITE® EcoMade fiber made from 100% textile waste, now for insulation applications. The new fiber for battings is the latest sustainable offering from one of the most recognized warming technology brands among consumers worldwide.

This new warming technology involves recycling textile waste from cutting room floors that would have been sent to a landfill or incinerated, and transforming it into high performance fibers for insulation. Once fabric scraps are collected from garment makers, they go through a four-step process before becoming a finished product: 1) depolymerization and refining 2) chip manufacture 3) fiber formation and 4) batting and insulation production.

“Our new textile waste fiber can be used in unique batting constructions to deliver outstanding warming performance infused with unparalleled sustainable attributes,” said Arnaud Ruffin, vice president, brands and retail at The LYCRA Company. “We are initially promoting the fiber in two versions of insulation—both thin-loft and mid-loft battings, each made with ≥ 85% of recycled fibers, including ≥ 50% THERMOLITE® fiber made from recycled PET bottles and ≥ 35% made from the new textile waste product. Both batting offerings deliver durability and outstanding levels of performance combined with unmatched sustainability credentials for the outdoor industry, while warmth per unit weight and other insulation characteristics meet the industry’s highest expectations.”  Anellotech-bio-p-Xylene – EcoMade-Fiber

The LYCRA Company Introduces THERMOLITE® EcoMade Fiber Made From 100% Textile Waste for Insulations

Anellotech and Trecora Resources subsidiary South Hampton Resources renew site host and services agreement for process development pilot plant

-The LYCRA-Company Introduces THERMOLITE®-EcoMade-Fiber Made From 100%-Textile-Waste-for-Insulations

SKODA-AUTO uses seat-covers made from recycled-PET-bottles

Germany Cries Foul Over Nuclear-Energy in EU’s-Green-Investment Rule Book

Hyundai-Oilbank works with U.S.-biopolymer-producer-Danimerc to produce bioplastics

Stretch-Blow 1000-Liter IBCs-from-PET

-New Plasticizer Combines Low-Temperature-Flexibility and UV- Resistance

Saratov plant of polymeric-materials began work in Engels

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Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics 28-01-2022

Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

-SKODA AUTO uses seat covers made from recycled PET bottles

ŠKODA AUTO consistently focuses on sustainability along the entire value chain – Car manufacturer works with suppliers and the scientific community on innovative materials which are then used in series production – Video reveals how the seat c

– ŠKODA AUTO consistently focuses on sustainability along the entire value chain

– Car manufacturer works with suppliers and the scientific community on innovative materials which are then used in series production. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

ŠKODA AUTO has replaced its classic equipment lines with Design Selections for the interior of the all-electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV. The Czech car manufacturer combines wool with recycled polyester from disposable PET-bottles for the seat covers of the Design Selection LODGE.

In collaboration with suppliers and the scientific community, the company is working on sustainably produced, recyclable and durable materials for use in series production. In the future, ŠKODA AUTO’s procurement processes will place even more emphasis on sustainability and the circular economy along the entire value chain.

Markéta Truhelková, Coordinator of Purchasing – Interior at ŠKODA AUTO, emphasises, “The consistent use of sustainably produced materials in our current vehicles is changing the requirements in the Purchasing division and therefore also the demands on our suppliers.

That’s why – true to our Simply Clever ethos – we are working together to develop innovative sustainable materials that stand up to everyday use, are easy to work with and create attractive design accents.” Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

SKODA AUTO uses seat covers made from recycled PET bottles

-Germany Cries Foul Over Nuclear Energy in EU’s Green Investment Rule Book

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s three-party coalition government has voiced its objections to a European Union draft plan to label nuclear power plants as a sustainable energy source in a formal letter to Brussels, ministers said on Saturday.

The EU taxonomy aims to set a gold standard for green investments, helping climate-friendly projects to pull in private capital and stamping out “greenwashing”, where investors and companies overstate their eco-credentials.

“As the federal government, we have once again clearly expressed our rejection of the inclusion of nuclear energy. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

It is risky and expensive,” Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Robert Habeck said in a joint statement with Environment Minister Steffi Lemke, both senior members of the Greens party.

In its letter to Brussels, published by the Economy Ministry on its web page, the German government also pointed to the lack of any safety requirements regarding nuclear power plants.

“Serious accidents with large, cross-border and long-term hazards to humans and the environment cannot be excluded,” Berlin said in its letter, adding that the question of where to store radioactive waste in the long term was still unanswered.

Habeck and Lemke said that, if the European Commission disregarded Germany’s objections and left the draft plan unchanged, Berlin should reject the plan in their opinion. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

However, German government sources told Reuters earlier this month that coalition parties wanted to avoid an escalation in the EU dispute and agreed in coalition talks behind closed doors to abstain in any upcoming vote.

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-Hyundai Oilbank works with U.S. biopolymer producer Danimerc to produce bioplastics

Hyundai Oilbank, a refining unit of South Korea’s Hyundai shipbuilding group, tied up with Danimer Scientific, a biopolymer manufacturer in the United States, to develop degradable plastic products using polyhydroxyalkanoates.

They would cooperate in research, marketing, and manufacturing as well as joint investments. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are produced by bacteria during the fermentation process of sugar or lipids including fats, oils and waxes to store carbon and energy, and can be used with other monomers to create different types of bioplastics that break down over time. PHAs are 100 percent biodegradable even in seawater.

Danimer Scientific uses PHA and other biopolymers to create a range of applications. The company’s Nodax PHA is a class of bioplastics produced from bacterial microorganisms that store PHA polyesters for energy in their cell walls.

Hyundai Oilbank and Danimer Scientific would cooperate in PHA research, marketing, and manufacturing while developing new high value-added applications with PHA and considering joint investment in production facilities in response to Asian demand.

“Plastic use continues to increase despite the serious destruction of an ecosystem caused by the incineration and reclamation of waste plastics that are difficult to recycle. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

We can reduce environmental pollution by replacing existing plastics with bioplastics,” Choi Jin-woo, a Hyundai Oilbank official in charge of new businesses, said in a statement on January 26.

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-Stretch-Blow 1000-Liter IBCs from PET

Cypet introduces a one-stage ISBM system to provide a clear alternative to HDPE bulk containers. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

Cypet Technologies, a Cyprus-based producer of PET injection stretch-blow molding (ISBM) machines, has come out with its largest model yet, capable of making 1000-liter (264-gal) intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Cypet is looking for a strategic partner to cooperate in commercializing PET IBCs globally.

Up to now, the largest of Cypet’s single-stage ISBM machines could make up to 120 L PET containers with up to 400-mm necks. These machines are based on a horizontal injection molding machine platform with special tooling and automation. Servohydralic and all-electric models are available. Preform injection and stretch-blowing are accomplished in the same clamp with a special tooling package, in which the preform cavities are located below the blowing cavities. Preforms are molded in a horizontal orientation, while containers are blown in a vertical position. In a typical cycle, when the clamp opens, the preform cavities rotate from horizontal to vertical position, allowing an integrated top-entry linear robot to extract the preforms and transfer them to the blow molds while retaining their vertical orientation. The robot arm also extracts finished containers in the same operation. The clamp closes, and the containers are stretch-blown in the upper molds, while a new set of preforms are injection molded in the lower tooling. See a video of a Cypet machine in action at

Cypet currently has two of its machines installed in the U.S., and two more are coming to plants in the U.S. and Mexico this year.

PET offers substantial weight savings, glass-clear product visibility, and recycling advantages over incumbent HDPE. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

Recycled-PET-bottles - Energy - Bioplastics

-New Plasticizer Combines Low-Temperature Flexibility and UV Resistance

Evonik’s new material is suited for demanding exterior and interior applications.

A new plasticizer developed by Evonik is characterized by low-temperature flexibility and UV resistance, imparting weather resistance and durability to end-use products. ELATUR DINCD is easy to process because of its low viscosity and is suited for demanding exterior and interior applications, such as textile fabrics, roofing membranes, floor coverings, adhesives and sealants, as well as paints and coatings.

“In developing the new isononanol-based plasticizer, we were able to draw on many years of experience in research, production, and marketing,” said Dr. Michael Graß, Head of Application Technology for plasticizers. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

“This has enabled us to develop a product based on our technologies that offers customers new opportunities in product optimization through a combination of good processability and high durability.”

Evonik has offered ELATUR CH, another new-generation plasticizer, in addition to VESTINOL 9 since 2013. As a fast fuser for special PVC applications, ELATUR DPT completes the portfolio and is particularly effective in combination with ELATUR CH, said Evonik. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

Recycled-PET-bottles - Energy - Bioplastics

-Saratov plant of polymeric materials began work in Engels

NPP POLYPLASTIC has commissioned the Saratov Plant of Polymer Materials (SZPM) for compounding engineering plastics, the company said.

After reaching full production capacity, SZPM will produce about 20,000 tons of polymer composite materials per year based on polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA) to replace imports of engineering plastics in the domestic market.

Two energy-efficient high-tech compounding lines based on Blue Power extruders, which were supplied to SZPM by KraussMaffei (Germany).

It is noted that these are the first extruders of this class in Russia. The lines are equipped with modern equipment from leading world and domestic manufacturers: Brabender Technologie, MAAG, Moretto. The installation was carried out by the Russian company Politekhnika. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

The total volume of investments in fixed assets during the implementation of the Saratov Plant of Polymeric Materials project amounted to more than 420 million rubles. The enterprise has created 30 high-tech jobs.

The investment project for the creation of the SZPM was implemented with the support of the regional government. Construction work began in March 2021, and the first equipment arrived at the plant in May-June. The project entered the commissioning stage on December 10, 2021. Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

Saratov plant of polymeric materials began work in Engels

Recycled-PET-bottles – Energy – Bioplastics

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