Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News 04-11-2019

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-Total Plans to Double Recycled PP Capacity for Automotive Industry

Total S.A. has decided to double the production capacity of its affiliate Synova to meet growing market demand for high-performance recycled materials.

By early 2021, Normandy-based Synova, a French leader in its sector, will produce 40,000 ton/yr of recycled polypropylene (PP) that meets the demanding quality standards of automotive OEMs and carmakers. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News

“Among their many qualities, plastics help to reduce the weight of everyday items, improving their energy efficiency, and to shrink our carbon emissions. By developing the share of recycled raw materials, we provide a concrete response to the challenge of managing the end-of-life of plastics,” says Valérie Goff, senior vice president Polymers at Total Refining & Chemicals.

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-Circular Economy high-performance engineering solutions

Joining the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2019  on Friday 15 November 2019, Charpak Automotive Lead, Niall Johanson, has been invited to present “Recycled plastics in the circular economy meets high-performance engineering” as part of the Expo’s comprehensive workshop programme. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN News

Niall will discuss the value of putting in place circular economies for recycled, lightweight thermoformed plastic packaging in the high-performance engineering industry to resolve in-process manufacturing and distribution challenges.  Having created circular economy solutions, and closed-loop protective packaging programs for existing clients Charpak are well placed to offer their expertise and advice on how to deliver all-round component part and new technology protection to the industry.

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-US October propylene contracts settle down 1.5 cents/lb

US October propylene contracts settled lower by 1.5 cents/lb ($33/tonne) for the majority of the market on Thursday, on sluggish demand and rising inventories.

The settlement puts October polymer-grade propylene (PGP) contracts at 37.5 cents/lb DEL (delivered) and chemical-grade propylene (CGP) contracts at 36.0 cents/lb DEL.

Negotiations started earlier in the month at rollovers to slight increases. With derivative demand slow and inventories building, momentum for a decrease gained strength later in the month.Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

US October propylene contracts settle down 1.5 cents/lb

-Dow’s Ester Baiget to lead Novozymes

Ester Baiget will become CEO of the Danish enzyme company Novozymes on Feb. 1. She will join the firm from Dow, where she is president of the industrial solutions business. In that role, Baiget expanded Dow’s market share and delivered double-digit growth and strong earnings, Novozymes says. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Dow’s Ester Baiget to lead Novozymes

-India signs 2 pacts with Germany on skill development

India’s ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship has signed two agreements with the German ministry for economic cooperation and development.

The first with the German ministry of education and research is for support in skill development and vocational education and training. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The second is with Siemens India for dual vocational education training.

India signs 2 pacts with Germany on skill development India’s ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship has signed tw

-Zhejiang Petrochemical to launch a new PP plant in China in November

Zhejiang Petrochemical, a private Chinese company, plans to commission a new polypropylene (PP) plant in Zhejiang Province (Zhejiang, China) in November this year, a source close to the company told NCT .

The capacity of the new enterprise will be 900 thousand tons of PP per year.

It was noted earlier that at the end of last year, the company began test production at refineries with a capacity of 400 barrels per day at the new Zhoushan petrochemical complex in eastern China and intends to increase its capacity utilization to 100% in the fourth quarter.

Also on this site will be located a cracking unit with a capacity of 1.4 million tons of ethylene per year.

-Zhejiang Petrochemical to launch a new PP plant in China in November

-Circular Economy “Hottest Ticket” at K 2019

Largest trade event for global plastics and rubber industries focused on responsible handling of plastics  Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Circular Economy “Hottest Ticket” at K 2019

Largest trade event for global plastics and rubber industries focused on responsible handling of plastics

Circular Economy "Hottest Ticket" at K 2019

-Company unveils RPET bottle with recycling-friendly barrier coating

A packaging equipment manufacturer has announced a 100% RPET bottle with an extremely thin layer of silica to serve as a gas barrier.

Called Beyond Juice, the container uses technology from German company KHS Corpoplast. The bottle is made from FreshSafe PET, which uses an ultra-thin layer of silica to provide an oxygen and carbon dioxide barrier, protecting the juice or other sensitive beverage. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The barrier technology has already been used in the marketplace in limited applications. For example, FreshSafe PET has been used for Bronco Wine’s 187-milliliter PET wine bottles.

Company unveils RPET bottle with recycling-friendly barrier coating

-How a PET shrink sleeve label passed recyclability testing

The Association of Plastic Recyclers confirmed that a crystallizable shrink sleeve label with washable ink meets its criteria for recyclability in the PET bottle stream.

The label and ink comes from Bardstown, Ky.-headquartered American Fuji Seal, a global provider of labels, labeling equipment and pouches. APR on Sept. 6 issued American Fuji Seal a letter confirming its RecShrink label with washable ink meets APR’s critical guidance criteria. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

How a PET shrink sleeve label passed recyclability testing

-Sustainability alert: US beverage companies launch Every Bottle Back initiative

Plus SC Johnson and Plastic Bank partner to fight ocean plastic, poverty and more sustainability-related news.

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Keurig Dr Pepper, Plano, Texas, and PepsiCo, Purchas, New York, have announced the launch of the Every Bottle Back initiative, a breakthrough effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic by making significant investments to improve the collection of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles.Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The competitors are coming together to support the circular plastics economy by reinforcing to consumers the value of their 100 percent recyclable plastic bottles and caps and ensuring they don’t end up in oceans, rivers or landfills, according to the American Beverage Association (ABA) news release.

Sustainability alert: US beverage companies launch Every Bottle Back initiative

-IFCA seminar on plastic waste management and EPR

Brilliant Polymers at IFCA seminar

‘IFCA seminar – Packaging strategies for future: Challenges & opportunities, plastic waste management & EPR’ took place on 22 October 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Center Mumbai, India. Brilliant Polymers was the platinum sponsor for the IFCA seminar.

The seminar started with the felicitation of the event sponsors followed by a session with Suresh Gupta, president, IFCA, who gave insights on the packaging industry.

Next, keynote speaker CK Ranganathan, founder of CMD Cavinkare, spoke about EPR, the need to invest in R&D, the process innovation and focus on quality to make a product better. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

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-New Technology Turning Plastic Bottles Into Roads

Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in the world’s oceans. Now, a Scottish firm has invented a way to recycle that hard-to-use plastic for a role that requires durability: paving roads and highways. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

The driveway at Christopher Boyle’s 17th-century English estate looks like regular asphalt and feels like regular asphalt, but it’s not. It’s paved with 21st-century plastic trash.

New Technology Turning Plastic Bottles Into Roads Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in t

-Interdye Asia 2019 from November 14 in India

The 9th Asia International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition (Interdye Asia 2019), co-organised by Shanghai International Exhibition Co Ltd, will be held from November 14-16 at the Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Center in Ahmedabad. The 5,000-sq metre exhibition area will house 100 exhibitors from India, China and Taiwan. Petrochemical Bioplastics ACN

Exhibits will include a variety of advanced environmentally-friendly dyestuffs, organic pigments, catalysts, intermediates, in addition to environmental impact assessment equipment and printing and dyeing automation technologies and materials.

Interdye Asia 2019 from November 14 in India

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