Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic 20-02-2020
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Fluor Awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract for World-Scale Adiponitrile Plant
Fluor Corporation announced today that it was recently awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction for a new 400 kilo-ton-per-annum adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Shanghai, China. The new ADN plant is part of INVISTA’s ongoing work at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park where the company recently completed a 215 kilo-ton-per-annum hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant and a 150 kilo-ton-per-annum nylon 6,6 polymer plant. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2019.
“Fluor has been providing engineering, procurement and construction solutions to clients in China for more than 40 years,” said Mark Fields, group president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business. “With this award, our proud legacy in China continues and we look forward to supporting INVISTA’s efforts to expeditiously increase production of ADN with their company’s most-advanced technology to meet growing demand within China and globally.”
A Middle Eastern drinking-water company is producing the region’s first bottles made entirely from fermented plant sugars.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
Agthia Group, which markets the Al Ain brand of drinking water, plans to distribute its first shipment of water in the biodegradable containers within a few months, Chief Executive Officer Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi said in an interview. The Abu Dhabi-based company is in talks with potential buyers across the United Arab Emirates including hotels, restaurants and government agencies, he said.
Agthia makes the new bottles from corn sugars, which it processes into a resin and molds like plastic. It fashions the bottle caps from fermented sugar cane. The plant-based materials can decompose in as little as 80 days, Al Wahedi said in Dubai, the second-biggest emirate in the U.A.E. after Abu Dhabi.
DyStar, a specialty chemical company with a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation, has resigned from Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD) and is very happy to have joined TEGEWA as a member since January this year.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
Despite being one of the major sponsors and supporters of ETAD for many years, DyStar had to make this decision in response to the new industry challenges. The executive decision to leave ETAD and join TEGEWA was made after careful considerations during periodical reviews and business alignment sessions on current global business needs, market demands and customers’ requirements.
The Russian economy is expected to increase prices for dairy products, meat and fish, groceries and bakery products by almost 10%, as well as a large-scale increase in the volume of food and paper waste after the ban on polymer packaging, Kommersant reports citing research by scientists of the Higher School of Public Administration (HSHA) of Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov.
The ban on packages from the checkout area will not give unambiguous positive results: the implementation of this scenario may reduce the volume of polymer packaging waste by 2024, but will lead to a serious increase in paper waste (by 1.15 million tons the next year after the ban was introduced).
Veolia Water Technologies (www.veoliawatertechnologies.com) will support a major expansion of a mill in Brazil by providing a turnkey chloride removal system designed to optimize the processing of wood-derived pulp used in the making of cellulose fibers.
The pulping production uses a washing and cleaning process to increase the purity of the pulp. The resulting product of this process is a liquid stream that is rich in organics for energy production. Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
This liquor, however, requires careful management and removal of chemicals to avoid the undesired build-up of chloride and potassium in the recovery cycle, which if left uncontrolled, can create corrosion and boiler fouling.
On 12-13 May 2020, the fifth edition of the compounding workshop ‘The Art of Mixing, Reinforcing and Incorporating Additives to Plastics’ will be held at the AIMPLAS facilities in Valencia, Spain.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
AIMPLAS researchers Luis Roca and Vanessa Gutiérrez will lead the workshop on the latest innovations in the field of compounding.
This workshop is designed for companies interested in increasing their knowledge of compounding, particularly with regard to techniques such as plastics mixing, reinforcing, additivation and co-rotating twin screw extrusion, and with a special interest in screw design, control processes, describing co-rotating twin screw extrusion and troubleshooting, as well as practical training.
Following from the recent headlines in the media claiming that Malaysia is the top plastic ocean polluter in Asia, we would like to clarify that we are disappointed with the inaccurate and misleading headlines of these articles.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
The report cited in the articles, entitled “Plastic Packaging in Southeast Asia and China”, only states that Malaysia ranked the highest among the six countries studied in the report in terms of annual per capita plastic packaging consumption, at 16.78 kg per person.
But this high-level consumption does not translate to highest polluter. We would like to reiterate that there is no data or findings in the report which support these headlines.
Sales for the French automotive parts and seating manufacturer totalled €17.8 billion in 2019, up 1.4% on a reported basis, down 3% at constant currencies, at a time when the global automotive production recorded a 5.8% decline according to IHS Markit February 2020.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
Faurecia, which aims to become CO2 neutral by 2030, posted an increase in operating income to €1,283 million for full year 2019, with an operating margin at 7.2%. The French Group said there was a record order intake in the year, which resulted in cumulative three-year rolling order intake of €68 billion. Net cash flow was €587 million, up 11.2% year-on-year, and above the guidance of at least €500 million.
REPI will have the opportunity to present its approach to circularity and Carbon Footprint control at the Plastic Recycling Show in Amsterdam.
REPI joins the highly focused event for the first time in order to present how additives and colours are a crucial way to make plastic more recyclable, reducing its carbon footprint and making it therefor sustainable and circular.Chemicals Biodegradable Bioplastic
The crisis in plastic recycling has reached a critical point.
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