Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals 16-06-2021

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-Researchers develop polymer film made from 100% natural ingredients

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created a polymer film made from 100% plant protein that requires no chemical additives – and they claim it has comparable functionality to conventional plastics.

Made entirely from plant protein which can be sourced as a by-product of the agriculture industry, the company that is set to commercialise the solution, Xampla, says that the resulting material can be disposed of in nature after use like any natural waste, leaving no pollutants behind.

Importantly, the company also claims that the material’s functionality is consistent with conventional plastic, but it requires no chemical cross-linking used in many bio-polymers to give them the strength and flexibility of plastic.

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-Filtration Group acquires ‘pure air’ firm

The Filtration Group has acquired Molecular Products, a global provider of pure air technologies that protect people, processes and environments.

From removing carbon dioxide during anesthesia to delivering supplemental oxygen backup in critical care situations, Molecular Products provides technology that delivers high-performance, consumable air purification media and technologies for customers in the healthcare, consumer and industrial technology, green energy and defense markets. Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

The addition of Molecular will allow Filtration Group to further its mission of making the world safer, healthier and more productive and expand its pure air offerings in life and mission critical applications, said Filtration Group CEO Tim McCarty. “Filtration Group is the perfect home for Molecular, as our companies are aligned in mission and a people-focused, entrepreneurial culture,” he said. “We are excited to partner with Troy and his innovative team and continue to make a greater impact on the world.”

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-MASOTINA and TOMRA Recycling: highly targeted plastic sorting boosts recycling volumes and purity

Based in Corsico in the Lombardy Region of Italy, MASOTINA S.p.A. operates one of Europe’s largest materials recovery facilities (MRFs) for the separation and recovery of plastic from municipal waste. The company uses 32 AUTOSORT® machines supplied by global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Recycling, to sort and recover high volumes of plastics primaily from single stream household waste collections, as well as some commercial waste. Thanks to the latest generation of TOMRA’s technology, MASOTINA is today reaping the benefits of ‘tailor-made’ plastic sorting solutions.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

MASOTINA’s MRF was designed to treat municipal waste containing high volumes of plastic as a valuable resource, preparing it for subsequent reuse and recycling in line with the requirements of three Italian packaging and recycling consortia.

The company’s Corsico MRF boasts 32 TOMRA Recycling AUTOSORT® across three lines, which together enable the plant to process 250,000 tons of post-consumer and commercial waste plastics annually.

MASOTINA and TOMRA Recycling: highly targeted plastic sorting boosts recycling volumes and purity

-CHEP Delivers Sustainable Solutions in the Automotive Supply Chain

As the automotive industry moves towards producing more efficient and sustainable electric vehicles, it needs to take important steps to reduce supply chain waste. Manufacturers and suppliers that use disposable cardboard boxes to transport parts cause the industry to generate more waste and increase carbon emissions due to inefficiencies in packaging management. CHEP’s business model based on sharing and reuse; It raises the sustainability of the sector by eliminating waste generation and empty distances.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

It is estimated that 75 percent of the carbon emissions produced by the automotive industry originate from the operation of a car during its lifetime, and 18 percent from the supply chain. In this direction, customers, investors and legislators increasingly demand that the automotive industry focus on the global climate change problem. Providing smart and efficient solutions for the supply chain with technology and innovation, CHEP, which operates in 60 countries, helps its customers to minimize their environmental impact with its business model based on sharing and reuse.

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-Rudolf’s Cycle-Logic chemical auxiliaries from recycled PET bottles

Rudolf, a German manufacturer of textile finishing products and construction chemistry, has launched the first three Cycle-Logic chemical auxiliaries for textiles based on post-consumer, recycled PET bottles. Recycled PET bottles, in the form of washed flakes, are used as raw material for making textile auxiliaries without attacking new, virgin resources.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

The new chemical auxiliaries are Feran Upcycle ICT: the first intelligent moisture management technology for PES textiles; Rucogen Upcycle RNB: most advanced dispersing agent for indigo washing; and Rucolin Upcycle SDS: first, all-in-one, multi-functional, high-affinity polymer dyeing auxiliary, Rudolf said in a press release.

One of the most advanced and progressive frontiers of textile chemistry is the transformation of waste into materials that can be further used for a greener and sustainable world. The majority of the research work in this area concerns organic waste which can be upcycled into bio-carbon based innovation. Cycle-Logic captures tremendous technical innovation and pioneers a new path: the upcycling of post-consumer, disposable and non-returnable plastics, such as beverage PET plastic bottles, into valuable textile chemistry.

Rudolf's Cycle-Logic chemical auxiliaries from recycled PET bottles

-Clariant divests its Pigments business

Clariant to focus on high value chemicals business

Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, announced that it has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”) at an Enterprise Value (EV) of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million on a cash and debt free basis, depending on an earn-out payment of CHF 50 million contingent on the 2021 financial performance of Clariant’s Pigments business. This represents a multiple of 10.7 to 11.4 times the stand-alone adjusted 12-month EBITDA per April 2021 (LTM).  Filtration Clariant will reinvest for 20% ownership stake in combined business

At the time of closing of the transaction, Clariant will reinvest to become a 20% shareholder alongside Heubach and SK Capital in the ultimate holding company. The combined business will be a global pigments player with approximately 3 000 employees generating more than EUR 900 million in annual sales and strong service and production capabilities across the globe. Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

The reinvestment enables Clariant to further benefit from the improving profitability of the Pigments business resulting from the initiated efficiency program and to participate in the future growth opportunities and synergies of the combination with the Heubach Pigments business.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first half of 2022. The share of the participation in Infraserv Höchst, Germany, attributable to Clariant’s Pigments business is not part of this transaction.

Clariant divests its Pigments business

-German firm Lindauer Dornier exhibiting new solutions at ITMA Asia14

Lindauer Dornier, a German textile machine and plant manufacturer, has announced that the company is presenting its latest developments in the production of high-quality filter fabrics and future-oriented fibre composite components at the ongoing ITMA Asia + Citme, in Shanghai, from June 12-16, 2021. The company is also presenting its composite systems division.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

“We have succeeded in launching the most flexible weaving machine in the world,” Wolfgang Schoffl, head of the weaving machine product line at Lindauer Dornier, said in a press release. “We are talking about the P2 rapier weaving machine. It is the successor to the P1, which for years defined the international industry standard in the production of high-performance fabrics. Dornier first presented the P2 in its standard version two years ago at the ITMA in Barcelona. Then came Corona. For a machine and plant manufacturer with an export quota of over 90 per cent, this was initially a bitter blow,” Schoffl added. “But the concern that Corona would slow down the success of the new P2 was unfounded.”

German firm Lindauer Dornier exhibiting new solutions at ITMA Asia14

-Flexible lighting tech developer designLED acquired by Faurecia

Scottish LED lighting technology developer designLED Products has been acquired by equipment supplier Faurecia for an undisclosed sum. The Livingston-based company has developed advanced, flexible technology which it says is suited to a growing range of automotive lighting and human machine interface (HMI) applications.

Finalizing the deal, designLED CEO Stuart Bain commented, “This is a hugely important and exciting milestone in the evolution of designLED. In recent years we have established the company as a leader in automotive lighting and HMI innovation, building a reputation based not only on an extensive technology and intellectual property portfolio, but also the highly skilled and energetic team, which is already delivering groundbreaking lighting solutions to international OEM and Tier 1 customers.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

“Looking to the future, the designLED team will be able to utilize Faurecia’s global reach, international customer base and world-class engineering and manufacturing skills to accelerate adoption of our differentiated display and back-lighting technology. The management team and employees are excited to move forward at pace under this new ownership.”

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-PRC to turn major buyer of Vietnamese garments, textiles: Vinatex

China is set to turn a major buyer of Vietnam’s textiles and garments, making up for the pandemic-induced lull in traditional markets like the European Union (EU) and Japan, according to the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex). In its 14th five-year plan, China has indicated that it will not focus on textile and garment production in the 2021-2025 period.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

As the EU is facing the risk of a pandemic resurgence, while Japan’s economy is yet to revive, the country’s textile and garment exports to these two markets are not expected to rise this year, Vinatex said.

Vietnam’s textile and garment exports to China in the first quarter (Q1) of this year was as high as that to the EU at $680 million and witnessed the highest growth among the five largest export markets—the United States, Japan, South Korea, the EU and China, Vinatex reported.

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-Stavrolen will increase the capacity for the production of PE and PP as part of the modernization of production

Stavrolen (Budennovsk, part of Lukoil), a major producer of polyolefins in the Russian Federation, plans to modernize equipment and technical equipment, including increasing the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), the newspaper reported . Expert South “with reference to the statement of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Communications of the region.

Prospects for the development of the plant were discussed during the working visit of the Governor of the Stavropol Territory Vladimir Vladimirov and the executive vice president of Lukoil Vadim Vorobyov to Budennovsk.  Filtration Antimicrobial Petrochemicals

Stavrolen’s general director Anatoly Afonin said that the modernization of the plant’s production will go in accordance with four investment reconstruction projects worth 18.8 billion rubles. According to V. Vorobyov, it is planned to expand the production of PE up to 420-450 thousand tons and PP up to 120-130 thousand tons per year.

“Today the enterprise is one of the largest industrial taxpayers in the region: from 2018 to 2020 alone, the company’s activities brought almost 3 billion rubles in tax payments to the budget of the Stavropol Territory,” commented Vitaly Shulzhenko, Minister of Energy, Industry and Communications of the Stavropol Territory.

Lukoil intends to complete the implementation of an investment project in the Budennovsky District of the Stavropol Territory by 2027.

Stavrolen will increase the capacity for the production of PE and PP as part of the modernization of production

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