Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy 08-10-2019

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Nonwovens Network celebrates UK success stories

Now in its 23rd year, the Nonwovens Network has pulled together a strong programme for its 2019 annual seminar, which will be held at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, UK, on 5 December.

Keynote speakers at the event, entitled Futureproofing the nonwovens industry, will be Mark Cotton, Managing Director of the John Cotton Group, and Seán Kerrigan, Director of Communications and Media Relations for EDANA, the Brussels-based European disposables and nonwovens association.

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-One-dimensional objects morph into new dimensions

A line is the shortest distance between two points, but “A-line,” a 4-D printing system developed at Carnegie Mellon University, takes a more circuitous route.

One-dimensional, “line”-shaped plastic structures produced with the A-line system can bend, fold and twist themselves into predetermined shapes when triggered by heat.

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

-The 20 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe

Incubators can give biotech startups the boost they need to get off the ground. These are our top picks of the biotech incubators across Europe supporting the next generation of life science startups. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Creating a biotech company is a challenging, long-term endeavor. In particular, the first steps can be essential to set up a new business on the right path towards success. Incubators can offer a startup the resources needed to get there, be it laboratory space, mentorship, or access to an exclusive network of experts. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

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-COTTON USA features latest innovations in smart fashion

COTTON USA featured the latest innovations in smart fashion with U.S. cotton at the COTTON USA™ booth at Intertextile Apparel Fabrics in Shanghai, China recently. This year’s Intertextile Apparel show had more than 4,400 exhibitors from 33 countries to feature a full range of textile products, and it attracted nearly 54,000 visitors to the three-day-show. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

“U.S. cotton’s quality and sustainability, combined with innovative technologies, provide the textile industry with even more business-boosting opportunities,” said Karin Malmstrom, CCI director, China and Northeast Asia. “At COTTON USA™ we aim to inspire the textile industry with new ideas, technologies and opportunities that propel businesses forward. We are dedicated to offering industry innovations that help our partners rise to meet growing customer expectations and build business opportunities

COTTON USA features latest innovations in smart fashion

-Analysis: Vietnam emerges as polymer hub amid trade war

Vietnam is positioning itself as southeast Asia’s top polymer hub as it indirectly benefits from the US-China trade war.

The trade war has created two positive spillovers for Vietnam, through the increased availability of cheaper US-origin cargoes and the emergence of new conversion investment from China.Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Vietnam is a key importer of polymers, with estimated imports of 5.59mn t/yr of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in 2018, according to the Vietnam Plastics Association (VPA).

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-BASF invests in Quantafuel to drive chemical recycling of plastic waste

BASF is to invest in Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

The investment will be facilitated via the subscription of new shares and via the grant of a convertible loan. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Together, the partners aim to further develop Quantafuel’s technology for chemical recycling, consisting of an integrated process of pyrolysis and purification, towards optimizing the output for the use as feedstock in chemical production.

In a second step, Quantafuel also plans to license the jointly developed technology to other parties.

BASF invests in Quantafuel to drive chemical recycling of plastic waste

-US carpet, rug market rose by 2.4% to hit $11.8 bn in 2018

The revenue of the US carpet and rug market was $11.8 billion in 2018, a 2.4 per cent rise over 2017.Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

It reflects the total revenues of producers and importers excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs and retailer margins, which is included in the final consumer price.

The market value rose at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent from 2013 to 2018.

This was revealed in a new report, titled ‘US Carpet and Rug Market: Analysis and Forecast to 2025’, recently released by IndexBox.

US carpet, rug market rose by 2.4% to hit $11.8 bn in 2018

-Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

Under public pressure, plastics makers are increasingly looking to partner with companies to develop chemical recycling processes Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

Business is taking off for Agilyx. Eighteen months ago, the small company opened a plant in Tigard, Oregon, that uses pyrolysis to break down about 10 metric tons (t) per day of polystyrene waste into its starting material, styrene.

Big chemical companies have since been beating a path to Agilyx’s door. Ineos Styrolution plans to use Agilyx’s technology to build a plant in Channahon, Illinois, that will process 100 t of polystyrene waste per day.

Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

-INSIGHT: Circular economy demands innovation and investment from petchem suppliers

Is the economic slowdown morphing into something more?

A question almost certainly posed by delegates to this year’s European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

The automotive sector downturn will hit some petrochemicals and plastics producers hard,with China’s autos sales down 14% in anannualised rate, for instance.

Chemicals exports into the China market have slowed taking the icing off the cake for businesses that have had a remarkably good and long-lived run of better-than-expected profitability.

Circular economy demands innovation and investment from petchem suppliers

-Faurecia accelerates cyber security strategy with new tech platform in Tel Aviv

Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies has opened its technology platform in Tel Aviv, Israel, enabling the Group to accelerate its cybersecurity strategy. Carbon fibre Graphene Bioeconomy

As vehicles are becoming increasingly connected and providing new user experiences, the reinforcement of passenger safety and data security is essential. Hence, Faurecia says it will develop its cybersecurity expertise through collaboration with local startups and major innovation clusters giving access to emerging trends and new technologies. This will enable the Group to propose complete end-to-end solutions integrated into the vehicle, securing the software, data and cloud connectivity.

Faurecia accelerates cyber security strategy with new tech platform in Tel Aviv

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