Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers 27-09-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are  weak.

Crude oil price is steady,but weak.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 815/870 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 635/645 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,000/5,100 yuan/tonMEG  595/610 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,750/7,850  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,200/9,300  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,300/7,400 yuan/ton

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-Aquafil reorganizes BCF EMEA production facilities (Italian Language Only)

Savings of 4 million euros on an annual basis

Aquafil S.p.A. closes a plant in Germany. The pioneering company in the circular economy announces that the subsidiary Aqualeuna GmbH has begun the process for the closure of the Leuna plant in Germany, with consequent collective dismissal of the 72 employees after the completion of the procedures required by local legislation.

The closure will allow for a significant recovery in the efficiency of the BCF production activities in EMEA and it was opportune given the lack of the need for support from the European production plants to increase the American market, now autonomously satisfied by the capacity of local spinning recently increased .Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers 

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-PEF challenges PET to battle

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a method that could finally make the PEF bioplastics marketable  Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

“Education and an improved awareness of how to handle plastics will continue to be crucial in order to stop the increasing environmental pollution”, says ETH researcher Jan-Georg Rosenboom (Photograph: iStock) PEF bioplastic vs polyethylene terephthalate

PEF bioplastic could solve some of the problems caused by PET. The lengthy and energy-intensive production process has so far prevented mass production. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed a method that could finally make the PEF marketable.

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-Ready to spend our national strength: Iran’s Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia could see more attacks

Saudi Arabia is still vulnerable to attacks like the recent strike against a pair of oil facilities, an Iranian official warned after rebuffing any negotiations with the United States.

“The security of Saudi Arabia shall be guaranteed with the termination of aggression to Yemen rather than by inviting foreigners,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

“We are ready to spend our national strength and regional credibility and international authority.”

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-Composite Insert as a Structural Reinforcement for A-pillars

The potential of Tepex, a line of continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from LANXESS, for use in lightweight applications extends to the design of structural components in passenger cars, which need to be capable of meeting very stringent requirements in the event of a crash.Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

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-Saudi Arabia consults allies on oil attack, awaits result of investigation: official

Saudi Arabia is in consultation “with friends and allies about the next steps to take” after a Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, but is waiting for the findings of an investigation, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told reporters on Wednesday.

The United States, European powers and Saudi Arabia have blamed the attack on Iran, instead of the Yemeni Iran-aligned Houthi group that claimed responsibility.

Iran distanced itself from the attacks, but said it was ready for “full-fledged” war.

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Saudi Arabia consults allies on oil attack, awaits result of investigation: official

-Are thermoplastic elastomers the perfect tubing replacement?

Mark Crawford, Eldon James Corporation, explains why thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) offer the perfect tubing replacement as silicone supplies dwindle.

For the last few years, the silicone raw materials market has been highly turbulent. Many key components for making silicone elastomers such as siloxane are in critically short supply, leading to huge price fluctuations and frustrating supply issues which have pushed lead times on some silicone tubing products out as far as three to four months.

Are thermoplastic elastomers the perfect tubing replacement?

-Dye Sublimation Printing: Revolutionizing today’s sportswear industry

Through the years, team apparel has become an essential element in any sporting event. Aside from bolstering team pride and unity, a sharp, uniquely designed uniform helps to form and express an “identity” which fans and sports enthusiasts alike will be proud to rally for. When team apparel excellently displays the team’s name, signature colors, and stripes, the brand identity becomes complete and the overall experience is enhanced.

In the Philippines, team apparel has also been playing a more significant role as the local sports scene continues to grow. Nowadays, Filipinos follow a series of exciting professional sports leagues all year round, with basketball being on the top of the list.

Dye Sublimation Printing: Revolutionizing today’s sportswear industry

-Xinjiang Zhongtai mulls PTA trial runs in October

Chinese producer Xinjiang Zhongtai plans to start trial runs at the end of October at its 1.2mn t/yr purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Korla city.

Construction work of the 4.65bn yuan ($655mn) project, the largest PTA unit to date in west China, aims to be finished before the end of this month.

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-You shall not plas: G4ND4LF Project develops smart system for optimising manufacturing cycle Crude Oil Automotive Technopolymers

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is currently developing the G4ND4LF project, funded by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), to develop a smart system for the plastics sector offering a comprehensive vision of materials performance all along the value chain, including manufacture of raw materials, the synthesis and compounding processes, and subsequent transformation by extrusion, injection or composite manufacturing.

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-Dow and UPM partner to produce plastics made with renewable feedstock

Dow and UPM Biofuels has announced the commercialization of a plastics offering for the packaging industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock.

Dow and UPM Biofuels has announced the commercialization of a plastics offering for the packaging industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock.

Dow is integrating wood-based UPM BioVerno renewable naphtha – a key raw material used to develop plastics – into its slate of raw materials, creating an alternative source for plastics production.

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-UFlex Announces Launch of ‘Project Plastic Fix’

UFlex and Plastic Patrol, an international movement that combines crowdsourcing and community activ-ism to address single-use plastic pollution, recently screened the short documentary “The Hudson Project” at the Core Club in New York City.

Along with the film screening, the event highlighted the importance of open and productive conversa-tion around plastic pollution to help identify solutions; included a panel discussion between Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice chairman and CEO of FlexFilms International and environmentalist Lizzie Carr, founder of Plastic Patrol; and announced the launch of UFlex Group’s new global initiative, “Project Plastic Fix.”

UFlex Announces Launch of ‘Project Plastic Fix’

-Ineos Styrolution reports progress on chemical recycling of polystyrene

Styrenics giant Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany) disclosed this week the first results of the ResolVe project, which addresses research related to chemical recycling of polystyrene. The ResolVe project now has proof of concept of closed-loop recycling, said the company.

This is possible because polystyrene shows excellent recyclability, and effective chemical recycling of polystyrene is tolerant to contamination by other polymers, such as polyolefins, explained Ineos Styrolution.

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