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-February US benzene contracts up

February US benzene contracts rose amid rising global oil prices, which led to higher benzene spot prices, according to ICIS .

Contract prices rose 11 cents per gallon (USD33 per tonne) from January to USD2.64 US dollars per gallon, FOB Gulf of Mexico USA.

Spot benzene prices rose in early January, when tensions between the United States and Iran reached their peak after the assassination of a senior Iranian general, and the price of WTI crude oil exceeded USD60 per barrel.

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-Clariant introduces Mevopur Protect O2 scavenger for pharma packaging

A new oxygen-scavenging additive helps extend the shelf life of pharma packaging

Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions is adding a new oxygen-scavenging additive masterbatch to its Mevopur line of medical-grade materials and services for pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices.

Mevopur Protect is effective at limiting oxygen (O2) degradation of drugs and neutraceuticals stored in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, as well as in a transparent monolayer construction.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

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-Focus on carpet yarns in Cairo

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers division will be showing at the Egy Stitch & Tex 2020 exhibition, which is being held in Cairo from 5-8 March 2020, with a clear focus on the needs of the African market. Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag will be showcasing their comprehensive product and service portfolio for manmade fibre systems at the stand of Oerlikon’s representative ATAG Export & Import in Hall 1, Stand B2.

The spotlight of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers trade fair attendance will be on two core technologies – the new generation of Oerlikon Barmag eAFK Evo texturing machines is to be unveiled within the African market for the very first time.

It promises higher speeds and productivity with consistently high product quality, along with lower energy consumption and simpler operation vis-à-vis comparable market solutions, the company says. Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

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-This new H&M dress is made from wood and recycled jeans

The fabric, called Circulose, is a new innovation that lets old fabrics be turned into new thread.CrudeOil Polyolefins RePolyamide

If you buy this new blue dress from H&M once it hits stores in March, it might be made in part from a pair of jeans that you recycled last year. The retailer is the first to use a new material called Circulose that makes it possible to recycle old clothing into a textile that looks and feels completely new.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

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-A holistic approach to sustainable packaging

By using different material and packaging concepts, manufacturers can make an important contribution to meeting current market demands regarding sustainable packaging solutions, according to Danny Köppl, Product Manager Films & Consumables at MULTIVAC.

New packaging legislation has been in force in Germany since the start of 2019. Among other things, it lays down challenging quotas for the recycling of materials and the reusability of packs. The introduction of a functioning closed-loop system for the packaging industry, as well as establishing that plastics are a reusable and therefore valuable resource, are important steps in the right direction.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

A holistic approach to sustainable packaging

-Graphene Crowdfunding Update: planarTECH launches an equity campaign to support its future growth potential

UK-based planarTECH is launching 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.

planarTECH, founded in 2014, supplies CVD equipment for the production of high quality graphene sheets, as well as other 2D materials.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Graphene Crowdfunding Update: planarTECH launches an equity campaign to support its future growth potential

-Trinseo raised February PC prices in Europe

Trinseo (formerly Styron), a major European producer of polymer products, announced an increase in February prices for all brands of polycarbonate (PC) for the European region, the company said.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

The price increase took effect on February 1, 2020 and is consistent with the terms of current contracts. So, the February contract and spot prices of PC companies for the CALIBER brand rose by EUR150 per ton.

Trinseo raised February PC prices in Europe

-Compostables have their uses, ask WRAP!

David Newman, managing director of the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), responds to Michael Stephen, chairman of the Oxo-biodegrable Plastics Association (OPA).

Oxodegradable plastic companies are essentially traders of powders.

These powders contain elements such as metal salts, and are added to plastics to aid their disintegration into fragments.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

The EU the Single Use Plastics Directive outlaws use of powders to convert plastics into fragments.

Compostables have their uses, ask WRAP!

-Perrier launches ‘sustainable innovation programme’

Perrier has launched a ‘sustainable innovation programme’ to enable innovators and experts to collaborate around packaging solutions.

The Next Packaging Movement aims to broaden thinking and deliver actions on the topic of sustainability; it aims to support innovators and develop solutions that reimagine packaging from sources to end-of-life, with the potential for delivering positive environmental and social impact.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

Perrier launches ‘sustainable innovation programme’

-AVA Biochem enters JDA with Michelin Group for production of 5-HMF

With the common goal to further implement 5-HMF in various materials and chemical applications, AVA Biochem AG in Zug, Switzerland has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with the Michelin Group.

AVA Biochem developed, patented and piloted a novel hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) process for the conversion of industrial sugars into the 100% bio-based molecule 5-HMF. (Earlier post.) 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF, CAS 67-47-0) is the link between biomass and furan-based chemicals.Circular Economy Polyolefins RePolyamide

AVA Biochem enters JDA with Michelin Group for production of 5-HMF

 

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