Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF 21-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

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-SIBUR plans to recycle secondary PET in Bashkiria

SIBUR does not exclude the appearance of its own secondary PET, which is supposed to be processed at the Polyef (Bashkiria) plant in the coming years, Rupec reports citing SIBUR Executive Director Sergei Komyshan during a company press conference on Tuesday 18 February.

“We have developed a project for the production of secondary PET, we are moving and quite successfully. Within 1.5 years we’ll enter the market with an offer of not only primary, but also secondary PET,” said board member Sergei Komyshan.

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-Von der Leyen: EU wants more ambitious Brexit trade deal than ‘Australia model’

‘The United Kingdom can settle for less, but I personally believe that we should be way more ambitious,’ Commission president says.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is “a little bit surprised” that Boris Johnson cited the “Australia model” as a potential blueprint of a post-Brexit trade relationship between the U.K. and the EU.

“Australia without any doubt is a strong and a like-minded partner, but the European Union does not have a trade agreement with Australia. We are currently trading on WTO [World Trade Organization] terms,” she said during a speech in the European Parliament on Tuesday.

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-Ecopat will be sold until the end of 2020

The non-core asset bank Trust plans to sell the Kaliningrad-based Ecopet enterprise by the end of 2020, Rugrad reports citing the company’s press service.

The process of preparing an asset for sale has not yet been finalized. Earlier, the general director of the plant, Alexander Anikeev, expressed the hope that the deal would be closed in a short time, and reported at least three potential investors.

The press service of the Trust did not specify the price at which the Kaliningrad enterprise will be sold; it is considered the largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – materials for plastic packaging in Russia and Europe. However, in 2020, the bank plans to sell 20 real estate in the amount of 8.1 billion rubles. and 4 companies worth 6.3 billion rubles.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-PS I love you: Polystyrene ‘one of the best’ sortable plastics

Under the umbrella of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), Tomra, a recognised leader in waste collection via deposit systems and sorting, has recently completed tests revealing that polystyrene is one of the best plastics for both recycling and sorting.

With Tomra’s near-infrared (NIR) sensor technology, post-consumer plastic waste was sorted in a multi-step process, including initial sorting from post-consumer waste, grinding into smaller flakes, washing, drying and flake sorting. The resulting purity of PS turned out to be higher than 99.9%.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-Recycled PET Demand Projected to Surge

Reports of increased recycling rates, particularly of PET bottles, are showing success in closing the loop. The latest report from sustainability consultancy Eunomia, in collaboration with the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW), Petcore Europe, and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), projects a strong trend toward the use of recycled PET (rPET) thanks to increased demand.

The combination of significant improvements in recycling processes and increased quality of materials could result in rPET accounting for as much as 55% of total PET demand by 2030.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Recycled PET Demand Projected to Surge

-Polymers from fruit waste provide biodegradable packaging materials

Today, fresh as well as convenience food is sold in packages and the hygienic conditions, long shelf life and easy availability of these packaged products are part of our modern lifestyle. However, the result is significant environmental impacts and pollution due to the plastic materials associated with the packaging.

One answer to plastics in packaging are biodegradable materials, on the market for many years and their market share continues to grow. But there are severe restrictions preventing their wider application in food packaging, as these materials do not provide a sufficient barrier against water vapour, oxygen or flavours.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-NAPCOR talks PET, packaging and recycling

For industry professionals and others, this is an exceptionally interesting period in plastics and packaging.

The accelerating, ever-changing landscape in these markets yields presents numerous hurdles met by an continuing wave of technical innovation. The result is a kind of yin and yang dualism—opposite or contrary forces that may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

NAPCOR talks PET, packaging and recycling

-Exxon puts PX off-takers on allocation amid glitch

ExxonMobil will place its paraxylene (PX) off-takers on supply allocation from March because of mechanical issues it is experiencing at its Singapore-based aromatics unit.

The company did not identify the unit but said it would shut the plant for maintenance and that supply allocation will remain in place until plant operations resume and reaches on-specification production.

Benzene off-takers of ExxonMobil do not appear to have been affected by this production issue so far.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

-Index20 to showcase the future of nonwoven technologies

Visitors and exhibitors will gather at INDEX20 in Geneva from 31st March – 3rd April 2020, to participate in the industry’s largest platform for nonwoven technologies.

Over the course of four days, more than 13,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors representing around 100 countries will gather to meet like-minded professionals as well as take part in industry workshops, seminars, and networking events.

Advances in nonwovens continue to be at the forefront of a cross-section of influential industries including infection prevention, hygiene and cleaning. Innovations in nonwoven materials open new doors for industries looking to improve the accessibility, affordability, and most importantly the efficacy, of their products.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

Index20 to showcase the future of nonwoven technologies

-Montefibre to build new 100-ton carbon fibre line in Spain

Montefibre Carbon is investing €16.2 million in its plant in Miranda de Ebro, Spain, €11.5 million of which will come from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, to produce polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for conversion to carbon fibre with semi-aerospace quality and to build a flexible carbonization line.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic PEF

The new PAN precursor fibre will have a tensile strength of 700 ksi and will be marketed as M700. The new carbonization line will be one of the most advanced lines in the industry to serve as a development and demonstration of Montefibre’s carbon fibre and will be able to work with fibre from 80K to 480K, up to a capacity of 100 tons per year.

Montefibre to build new 100-ton carbon fibre line in Spain

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