Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen 22-06-2021

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-Is Nestlé Launching a 100% Sustainable Water Bottle?

Jabil Packaging Solutions unveiled a new sustainable hybrid bottle for the bottled water brand Vittel in an effort to massively reduce plastic and instead use elements like 100% recyclable components along with a snap-apart design that will help in recycling sorting.

U.S.-based manufacturing services company Jabil Packaging Solutions launched its latest packaging prototype—an Eco bottle product platform for Nestlé’s French mineral water brand Vittel.

Along with Jabil-acquired Ecologic Brands, which designs bottles from recycled cardboard and newspaper, the bottle’s design can be easily scalable and uses 80% recycled paper and 20% recycled plastic (cap included) collected from high-volume waste sources, thus reducing over 50% plastic compared to Vittel’s original 1-liter bottle.

Nestlé Sustainable Water Bottle

-Origin Materials launches Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford; carbon-negative PET

Origin Materials launched its Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford Motor Company. The Net Zero Automotive Program is a sustainable automotive supply chain initiative focused on industrializing new materials to drive decarbonization in the automotive industry.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

Origin Materials has developed technology which turns sustainable wood residues into cost-advantaged, carbon-negative materials that reduce the need for fossil resources.

The Origin platform converts C-6 cellulose into four isolated building-block chemicals in one chemo-catalytic step in liquid-phase reactors with almost zero carbon loss. The catalyst is 100% recovered; Origin does not rely on expensive sugars or fermentation. The majority of the output is the versatile furan CMF (chloromethyl furfural), plus HTC (hydrothermal carbon), an equally versatile resin. The process also creates levulinic acid and furfural—all carbon-negative.

Origin Materials launches Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford; carbon-negative PET

-Days of higher prices in May for resin buyers

April showers didn’t bring much relief for North American resin buyers in May, as prices increased for most commodity resins.

Suppliers of most commodity materials remain challenged by demand trying to catch up with supply disruptions that began early last year. Some materials also still remain on force majeure sales allocation.

Regional prices for all grades of PE rose by an average of 5 cents per pound for May, according to buyers and market watchers contacted by Plastics News. Prices for high density PE had been up 7 cents in April, with prices for low and linear low density PE up 9 cents.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

Supplies of the material remain tight as producers look to recover from outages caused by Winter Storm Uri in February. LDPE and LLDPE prices now are up a total of 33 cents so far in 2021 and are up 53 cents since January 2020. HDPE prices are up 31 cents and 51 cents in the same comparisons. The May price hike marked the sixth consecutive month that prices in the region were up.

PE production in May was affected by operating issues at plants operated by Dow Inc., Braskem America and Nova Chemicals, according to industry sources. In a recent interview with Plastics News, market veteran Robert Bauman said that the PE market essentially lost 30-40 days of production after the ice storm and that buyers “are still scrambling for resin.”

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-As Recycling Declines, Brand Commitments to Increase Recycled Content Are Tough to Meet

The recycling of bottles, non-bottle rigid plastic and film declined by 27 million pounds in 2019 or 0.5% — and though North American recyclers continue to recycle the majority of the post-consumer plastic recovered, declines in mature recycling streams make brand company commitments to increase recycled content more challenging, according to a new report.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

In order for brands to be able to procure quality feedstock at lower environmental and economic costs, collection of quality material is essential for recyclers, says Steve Alexander, president and CEO of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

The report, based on the results of a 2019 survey sponsored by the APR, the Foundation for Plastic Recycling, and the American Chemistry Council (ACC), found that recycling of plastics in North America has risen approximately 8% since 2017, though recycling of bottles, non-bottle rigid plastic and film declined.

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-S Korea’s Hanwha, SPC to develop biodegradable plastic material

South Korean firms Hanwha Compound and SPC Pack plan to jointly develop eco-friendly biodegradable plastic materials based on poly lactic acid (PLA).

The end-product should easily decompose in soil and will be used as packaging material for SPC’s products, Hanwha Compound said on Friday.

Financial details of the project were not disclosed.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

SPC Pack is a packaging material manufacturing subsidiary of SPC Group – a Korean conglomerate engaged in food and confectionery business, owning some 40 brands, including Paris Baguette and Baskin Robbins Korea.

Since the start of the year, Hanwha Compound and SPC have been conducting research based on PLA, a biodgradable plastic made by fermenting starch extracted from corn and sugar cane, it said.

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-Braven Environmental to supply feedstock to Chevron Phillips Chemical

The chemical recycling firm is supplying its Braven PyChem to the large olefin and polyolefin producer.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

Braven Environmental, a Yonkers, New York-based company that derives fuel from plastic, has entered into a long-term agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) to supply its pyrolysis-derived feedstock, Braven PyChem. By deploying its patented pyrolysis-based technology, Braven converts mixed plastics into Braven PyChem, a feedstock and input for the production of new plastics and as a replacement to traditional fuel products.

According to a news release from Braven, the company’s proprietary pyrolysis process, which has undergone more than 10 years of testing and development, can break down mixed, difficult-to-recycle plastic scrap into a substance the company calls Braven PyChem. The output can be used to manufacture new plastics.

“We are excited to work with CPChem and play a role in their industry-leading sustainability efforts,” says Nicholas Canosa, president and CEO of Braven Environmental.

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-RECYCLED PLASTIC TURNED INTO TEXTILES

The concept TEXSTYLE Recycle provides good quality and a clear conscience.

We support GRS (Global Recycle Standard) Intending to increase the importance of recyclable materials in products.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

At Texstyle we believe that we have a responsibility for supporting sustainable processes and the development of the textile industry’s production into a more environmentally friendly and proper utilization of materials.

For that reason, now we roduce textiles that are composed of recycled plastic. Our concept is called Texstyle Recycle and is a guarantee for high quality and sustainable eco-friendly production.

There is a variety of products that is created with sustainability in mind because the technology gives the opportunity to produce anything from cotton, nylon and wool to PP from recycled plastic bottles (PET).

RECYCLED PLASTIC TURNED INTO TEXTILES

-Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market Future Trends and Company Overview

The Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) market is expected to register a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period 2020 – 2025. This report presents market Size, Share, COVID Impact Analysis and Forecast to 2025.  It is comprehensive research with in-depth data and contemporary analysis of Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market at a global, regional and key country level, split by different sub-segments of the industry.

Major factors driving the market studied are increasing demand of polyethylene furanoate for bottles manufacturing and rising demand from fibers segment. On the flipside, presence of other bioplastics such as bio-PET, bio-PE, bio-PP, etc. and unfavourable conditions arising due to COVID-19 outbreak are the major restraints, which are expected to hinder the growth of market. Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

– Growing demand for bio-based polymers in medical sector is expected to offer various lucrative opportunities for the growth of market.

– By application, bottles segment is expected to dominate the market owing to the increase in the usage in packaging and bottling applications in food & beverage industry.

– Asia-Pacific region dominated the polyethylene furanoate market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as China and India.

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-US needs rapid recycling growth to meet industry pledges

-The US will need to expand its recycling capacity at a compounded annual growth rate of nearly 40% if it is to meet goals to produce plastic packaging containing 25% post-consumer resins (PCR) by 2025, an analyst with ICIS said.

The 25% content goal has been adopted voluntarily by several brand-owners as well as by the state of California, said Paula Leardini, senior analyst, plastics recycling, the Americas for ICIS. She made her comments during an ICIS webinar.

California was the first state to impose a mandate that required beverage containers to be composed of increasing amounts of recycled plastics. Since then, the number of proposed and adopted recycling regulations has been growing on a state and national level, Leardini said.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

The resulting pledges will increase demand for post-consumer resins, which will require more recycling capacity.

One way to meet expected demand is to make packaging easier to recycle, said Jon Stephens, president of Natura PCR, part of Avangard Innovative. He was another speaker at the ICIS webinar. His company runs a plastic recycling plant.

US needs rapid recycling growth to meet industry pledges

-Tax on fossil carbon is more effective than tax on CO2 emissions

Experts from the German nova-Institute present a tool for elegantly pricing the true cause of global warming.  Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen

In light of increased efforts towards climate neutrality by 2050, the European Union (EU) is working on the implementation of a so-called carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), which would put a carbon price on imports of certain goods from outside the EU. In our most recent publication, nova-Paper #15 „A Tax on Fossil Carbon is More Effective Than a Tax on CO2 Emissions“, the nova-Institute introduces and discusses the realisation of the CBAM as a tax on fossil carbon. The proposed fossil carbon tax is a simple, effective and elegant tool to achieve the goals of the carbon border adjustment mechanism. It is in line with the ambitious climate goals of the EU and supports both the decarbonisation of the energy sector as well as the transformation of the chemicals and derived materials sector from fossil to renewable carbon.

With the introduction of the European Green Deal in 2019, the European Union committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. As a step towards this goal, the first European Climate Law – agreed upon in April 2021 – strengthened the emission reduction targets. In 2030, emissions are to be at least 55 % lower than in 1990.

Tax on fossil carbon is more effective than tax on CO2 emissions

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Carbonfibre Petrochemicals Hydrogen 21-06-2021