Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester 25-01-2020

Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

-FFP invests in switch to sustainable packaging

Flexible packaging specialist FFP is continuing to make investments at its Northamptonshire site as it recovers from a competitive period in the food market.

The company was the first to market with a fully printed oven bag for chicken, something almost taken for granted nowadays.

“It was difficult over the last two years. Competitors caught up and there were many options for customers so FFP suffered,” explained David Cooper, managing director and chief executive of FFP Packaging Solutions.

The £20m turnover, 110-employee company has ambitions to reach £30m within five years, though this is not a hard and fast goal.

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-A Recycling Initiative Is Coming to DFW. Will It Do Any Good?

A soft drink manufacturers lobbying group announced a new initiative last week that will promote the recycling of plastic bottles, helping to alleviate a pollution problem the manufacturers themselves helped create.Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

For the American Beverage Association’s Every Bottle Back initiative, the Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo will work with sustainability organizations to educate the public, help improve operations at existing facilities, track recycling efforts and spend $3 million in the DFW area.

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-HeiQ Announces Next Generation of HeiQ Fresh And HeiQ XReflex Product Families

Swiss textile innovator HeiQ improves both its HeiQ Fresh and HeiQ XReflex product lines. The updated products offer improvement in multiple technical aspects for HeiQ Fresh and more product options with HeiQ XReflex  Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Founded in 2005 during a hike in the Swiss Alps, HeiQ’s first product, HeiQ Fresh, was developed to solve the problem of stinky outdoor apparel.

Since then there have been continuous updates to the odor control range with three sustainable products – HeiQ Pure TAG, HeiQ Pure SPQR and HeiQ Fresh FFL. HeiQ Pure TAG has been upgraded. It is a recycled silver-based odor control with a nonionic reformulation, highly compatible with most textile finishing.

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-EIA: U.S. crude production from tight formations continues to grow

U.S. oil production from tight formations increased in 2019, accounting for 64% of total U.S. crude oil production. This share grew because of the increasing productivity of new wells that were brought online during 2019. Since 2007, the average first full month of oil production from new wells in regions tracked by the U.S. Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) has increased.

The growing initial production rates have helped oil production from tight formations to increase despite the slowdowns in drilling activity when oil prices fell between 2015 and 2016. Since 2017, recovering oil prices and more efficient production from new wells have helped producers cover costs of drilling, production, and the development of new technologies.

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-Plastics Plants Are Poised to Be the Next Big Carbon Superpolluters

A boom in petrochemical plants driven by cheap natural gas could lock in greenhouse emissions for decades to come  Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

The Sunshine Project, a gargantuan petrochemical complex planned on 2,500 acres along the Mississippi River south of Baton Rouge, La., will be one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in America when it becomes fully operational in 2029.

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-Opposing factors create varied scenarios in Europe PET for the rest of Q1

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is relatively flat in Europe, but opposing factors such as higher freight rates and poor producer margins, versus generally weak demand and ample supply, are causing mixed views on what lies ahead.Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

“Europeans have good order books for January, but for February, March and April they aren’t great. The importers all have high stocks,” a trader said.

With prices considered low at the end of 2019, customers bought ahead for first-quarter delivery.

Opposing factors create varied scenarios in Europe PET for the rest of Q1

-Toray Debuts A PET-Recycled Version Of Its Primeflex Stretch Fabric Series

Entering Its 20th Year, The Primeflex Series Is Not Slowing Down

Toray Industries, Inc., today announced a new iteration of its highly successful Primeflex™ series of flexible stretch fabric – Primeflex PET-recycled type.

Available in spring/summer 2021, the new, Primeflex PET-recycled type is made with , meeting the sportswear consumer’s demand for sustainability without compromising stretch. Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Primeflex PET-recycled type incorporates recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that would normally otherwise be discarded as waste, retaining the signature bi-component yarn structure that delivers the trademark stretch and kickback of Primeflex.

Toray Debuts A PET-Recycled Version Of Its Primeflex Stretch Fabric Series

-Understanding PET bottles and how it is better than glass, metal or aluminium containers

No matter how hard you try, you simply cannot underplay the role of plastic in our lives. From food containers to the interiors of our cars to products like laptops and smartphones – plastic can be found everywhere in our lives. But, while plastic has its pros, our distasteful dependency and inexcusable habit of using plastic has made it an environmental threat!  Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

As per UN Environment , one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute, while up to five trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

Understanding PET bottles and how it is better than glass, metal or aluminium containers

-How companies can source nylon more sustainably

In conjunction with the release of the Textile Exchange 2019 Material Change Index, GreenBiz has partnered with Textile Exchange to publish actionable insights for apparel and textile companies looking to source raw materials more sustainably. The entire series may be found here.Brexit Circular Economy RePolyester

Nylon was the first fabric made entirely in a laboratory. A synthetic material derived from petroleum, it first became available around World War II and was used for military products and as a silk replacement for items such as stockings. Now, you’re more likely to find it in activewear, swimwear and other technical performance garments because of its durability and useful stretch properties.

How companies can source nylon more sustainably

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