Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP 28-02-2020

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

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-Why PEEK is becoming increasingly popular in the medical sector

John Devine, medical business director at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, a subsidiary of Victrex, spoke with MPN to explain the accelerating role of both non-implantable and implantable grades of PolyEther Ether Ketone (PEEK) polymers.

What are the major trends you anticipate for drug-delivery devices within the future?

We see a key trend towards connected drug-delivery devices or e-devices, such as insulin pumps which are used in the treatment of diabetes. E-devices have smaller dimensions compared to non-e-devices and are miniaturised to precise tolerances, resulting in reduced weight and easier use. When complex electronic components must be embedded, they too are designed to be compact with the lowest possible wall thickness.

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-Clariant: new colours for high temperature resins

Clariant has announced the availability of colour masterbatches for use in producing new FAKRA high-speed data connectors for next-generation automobiles.

The new masterbatches, available in 14 standard colours, were developed by Clariant in co-operation with major global polymer producers.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

UL-Yellow Card-listed, change-controlled, and available globally, the colour concentrates help ensure performance and stability in high-temperature engineering plastics – including Nylon 66, PBT and PPA.

Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

-planarTECH’s graphene equity crowdfunding project is now live

UK-based planarTECH has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign at on Seedrs, as part of Graphene-Info’s Graphene Crowdfunding Arena. planarTECH aims to expand its current business and also initiate new graphene endeavors. Investors are now able to participate in this financing round, already at 39% only a few hours after it opened!

planarTECH, founded in 2014, supplies CVD equipment for the production of high quality graphene sheets, as well as other 2D materials. The company was focused on research institutes, and already sold over 65 systems with a customer list that includes Manchester University, the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the National University of Singapore  Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

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-New lyocell padding product touts biodegradability

The insulating material won’t pollute soil or water

Weinheim, Germany – A new biodegradable padding made from lyocell is engineered to degrade in the ground in less than 60 days.

Freudenberg Performance Materials developed the comfortemp padding to meet all the performance requirements for thermal insulation for sports and outdoor clothing, while still reducing its ecological footprint for textile waste disposal.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

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-Oeko-Tex updates standards guidelines for 2020

After a transition period, the regulations are effective April 1

An expanded list of substances to watch is part of the updated guidelines from Oeko-Tex for 2020.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

After introducing its Made in Green label in 2015 for textiles, the standards organization has expanded the sustainability label to include leather products. Leather articles labeled with Made in Green must be tested for harmful substances in accordance with the Leather Standard as well as being produced in environmentally friendly facilities in socially acceptable workplaces in accordance with Step certification (Sustainable Textile and Leather Production). This ensures that consumers can track leather goods such as clothing, shoes and furniture using a unique product ID or QR code on the label.

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-Accelerating development of innovative sustainable solutions at INDEX

Beaulieu Fibres International, a leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, will announce the completion of its pilot line in Terni, Italy, the start-up of the state-of-the-art multifunctional production line in Terni, and the new BICO line in Belgium, at INDEX20 (Stand 1340). The company “invites the nonwoven sector to join efforts in accelerating the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for a rapidly changing global market.”

“We are delighted to launch our new pilot line, extending our capabilities as a reliable partner for product development,” comments Maria Teresa Tomaselli, General Manager at Beaulieu Fibres International.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

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-APIC meeting postponed on coronavirus

The Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) meeting, due to take place 28-29 May in New Delhi, India, has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The organisers are concerned that travel restrictions by companies, especially in Asia, would affect attendance at the meeting. They hope to reschedule the event later in the year.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

According to an e-mail sent from the APIC steering committee on 26 February: “As our member countries are from the region significantly impacted, we sought the opinion of steering committee members regarding rescheduling of APIC 2020. All steering committee members were of the opinion to reschedule the event.”

APIC meeting postponed on coronavirus

-Asia naphtha extends losses by 3% as virus stokes demand fears

Asia naphtha prices spiraled lower as crude oil markets weakened on concerns of a slowdown in global demand stemming from the coronavirus spread.

On Thursday morning, naphtha prices averaged at around $447/tonne CFR (cost and freight) Japan for first-half April delivery, down by more than $15.25/tonne or 3% from the previous day’s Asia close.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

Prices have fallen by $60.50/tonne from a week ago, sending them to their lowest since July 2017, ICIS data shows.

Asia naphtha extends losses by 3% as virus stokes demand fears

-ADD removal on PTA respite to man-made textiles: Ind-Ra

The withdrawal of anti-dumping duty (ADD) on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) would further improve the affordability of man-made textiles, giving it an advantage over cotton, according to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), which believes the PTA spread of ₹7-8 per kg (import landed price over domestic) will reduce over the near term, with landed PTA being cheaper by ₹4-6 per kg.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

This would lead to the prices of finished products falling by ₹3-5 per kg, which would give a boost to demand. In addition, the removal of the duty would lead to higher imports, thereby reducing supplier concentration and improving the bargaining power of downstream producers, Ind-Ra said in a press release.

ADD removal on PTA respite to man-made textiles: Ind-Ra

-Government greenlights greater use of biomass in energy production

The government on Thursday agreed to amendments to the Electricity Market Act that would allow biomass to be used in greater amounts alongside oil shale in the production of electric energy in Estonia.Chemicals Biodegradable Polyamide BOPP

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas said it makes sense to increasingly substitute oil shale with low-value wood waste to increase the competitiveness of the Narva power plants on the electricity market, preserve jobs in the energy sector and create new jobs in forestry.

Government greenlights greater use of biomass in energy production

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