Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers 03-10-2019

Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Braskem Idesa sets ‘fast track’ and long-term plans to import US ethane, will expand cracker by end 2021

Braskem Idesa will take a novel approach in sourcing US ethane for its 1.05m tonne/year cracker and polyethylene (PE) units in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico with a “fast track approach” involving trucks for the last mile, the CEO of joint venture partner Grupo Idesa said on Tuesday.

Braskem Idesa has a 1.05m tonne/year ethane cracker and polyethylene (PE) units in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

The Braskem Idesa cracker has been receiving around 75-80% of its ethane feedstock requirements from Mexico state-owned oil and gas producer Pemex as gas production in the southern part of the country has been less than expected, said Jose Luis Uriegas, CEO of Grupo Idesa.

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-DIEFFENBACHER and Arburg Combine Expertise

DIEFFENBACHER and Arburg, both family-owned companies from Baden-Württemberg, will in future cooperate to develop new solutions for the transfer moulding of hybrid components. Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

This allows them to combine their expertise in the fields of press systems and automated presses as well as injection moulding technology, bringing together the advantages of both worlds.

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-Asia’s benzene market remains on a downtrend partly as a result of slump in the crude oil futures, while market participants expect supply to remain ample for the rest of this year.

Weak US manufacturing data added further downward pressure on the crude markets with Brent crude futures slipping below $59/bbl.

Over in Asia, trade slowed down as China kicked off its week-long National Day holidays on 1 October.Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Demand for benzene is expected to be tepid this week with Chinese buyers out of the market.

Spot prices of benzene declined to below $700/tonne FOB (free on board) Korea this week, from $751/tonne FOB Korea on 17 September.

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-Wittmann bringing a new era for robotics to K 2019

At K 2019, Wittmann will showcase numerous new robot models: two new appliances of the Primus series – Primus 16T and Primus 48T – as well as three models of the Sonic high-speed series: Sonic 131, Sonic 142 and Sonic 143.

Wittmann is just as proud of the newly developed WX138 robot, which will also be presented to the public for the first time.

Wittmann is famous for robots equipped with mobile X-axes, and in cases of flexible gripper design with various additional axes: that is, in complex automation solutions for injection moulding machines. Their design has a positive effect on the vertical dimensions of production cells, since it thus becomes possible to work with lower adapters.

Wittmann bringing a new era for robotics to K 2019

-Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle of the South Atlantic, probably come from Chinese merchant ships, a study published Monday said.

The study offers fresh evidence that the vast garbage patches floating in the middle of oceans, which have sparked much consumer hand-wringing in recent years, are less the product of people dumping single-use plastics in waterways or on land, than they are the result of merchant marine vessels tossing their waste overboard by the ton.

Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

-SONGWON to launch new family of flame-retardants & showcase the strength of its overall strategy

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd., the 2nd largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world and a key global specialty chemicals player will be highlighting the success of its corporate strategy and its innovation strength when it launches an entire new family of flame-retardant synergists at K 2019. Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Since its foundation over 50 years ago, SONGWON has progressively grown from being the only plastic additives manufacturer in Korea in 1965 to a global leader in the development, production and supply of specialty chemicals. At K 2019, SONGWON will be featuring an impressive array of products and application-tailored solutions from its broad and growing portfolio.

SONGWON to launch new family of flame-retardants & showcase the strength of its overall strategy

-MEAF combines its rPET extruders with Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system

As of today MEAF customers can order their rPET extruders with a Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system for the drying and decontamination of post-consumer PET flakes for the production of food packaging in compliance with food safety regulations.

The extrusion part of the combination, a MEAF 90mm APET extruder with an inline IV measurement device, will be presented by MEAF at K 2019.

The use of a MEAF PET extruder in combination with the IR-CLEAN system offers food packaging manufacturers a solution that has been verified by a Letter of Non-Objection from the US FDA and is in compliance with the criteria established by EFSA, for the use of recycled materials for direct food contact packaging.

PET sheet producers can thereby meet strict recycling demands and take a major step towards circular PET production.Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

MEAF combines its rPET extruders with Kreyenborg IR-CLEAN system

-Husky makes changes to hot runners, controllers, medical unit

Husky Injection Molding System Ltd. is reorganizing its hot runners, controllers and medical (HRCM) business and making leadership changes to support the strategy.

The Bolton, Ontario-based injection molding equipment supplier said Oct. 1 it has further expanded its digitalized Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM) by including the HRCM operations under the program. Husky also moved its rigid packaging operations unit under the model earlier this year.Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

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-Toledo, Lucas Co. officials offer community recycling tips

It’s possible area residents are getting a little too gung ho about recycling.

That was one of the messages from Toledo and Lucas County officials Tuesday stressing the importance of proper and careful recycling. Each year, the city spends between $500,000 and $700,000 to address contaminated recyclables.

“I think the community has gotten into the habit of recycling,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. “But sometimes we’ve gotten so good at it that we’re recycling things that can’t be recycled. At a time when budgets are tight, we can’t afford to waste half-a-million dollars a year.”  Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

Toledo, Lucas Co. officials offer community recycling tips

-Novolex’s Adrianne Tipton to Speak at Premier Conference for the Specialty Papers Industry

Novolex™ Senior Vice President of Innovation Adrianne Tipton will speak today at Specialty Papers US, the premier event in North America dedicated to showcasing innovation in the specialty papers industry.

Tipton will highlight some of the key application developments and sustainability innovations in the industry, detailing significant trends and legislation impacting the market. Circular Economy Composites Biopolymers

“I’m honored to speak at this important conference that brings together the industry’s top experts and leaders focused on identifying trends and developing solutions,” said Tipton, a member of Novolex’s Senior Leadership Team.

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