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-Tough and very fire-resistant

LANXESS offers new flame-retardant thermoplastic composite materials with a polyamide 6 matrix

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from LANXESS are characterized by their high inherent flame-retardant properties.

One of the reasons for this is their high fiber content.

They therefore already pass many of the flammability tests required for typical applications without flame protection.

However, for some applications – such as housings for control cabinets or components of high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles – a V-0 classification in the UL 94 flammability test from the US testing institute Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is often mandatory.

For such cases, LANXESS has developed three new halogen-free, flame-retardant Tepex variants with a polyamide 6 matrix.

Tough and very fire-resistant

-DOMO to exclusively produce and commercialise TECHNYL

Following its acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe in 2020, including the market reference product TECHNYL, DOMO Chemicals is now the leading supplier in the European polyamide arena with the upstream integration of PA 6 and PA 66.  Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

In addition, from February 2022 DOMO will exclusively produce and commercialize TECHNYL globally, providing the worldwide market with the brand’s almost 70 years of experience. Since 1953, TECHNYL has offered the full range of PA 66/PA 6 based solutions, widely used in diversified applications.

These include high thermal and chemical resistance materials, light engineering solutions to replace metal, aluminium and thermoset, flame retardant materials for advanced electrical protection, high aesthetic materials and coloured compounds, and TECHNYL ORANGE, a flame-retardant product range for high-voltage components and cabling, specifically developed for the e-mobility market segment.

-DOMO to exclusively produce and commercialise TECHNYL

-Equipolymers improves Viridis PET grade, now made with 30% recycled feedstock

Equate’s Equipolymers (EQP) subsidiary has launched Viridis 30, a food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufactured with 30% chemically recycled PET as feedstock, accoridng to GV. Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

The Viridis grade was started in 2009, with the support of the Coca-Cola Co., when EQP launched Viridis 10, made with 10 % chemically recycled PET. Last January, it produced its first successful batch of Viridis 25, which uses up to 25% chemically recycled PET. Viridis 30 is expected to be commercially available to the European market from the first quarter of 2021.

“Viridis 30 is a significant achievement for EQP and for the petrochemical industry,” said Muayad Al Faresi, global business director for PET at EQP. “As global demand increases, the transformation of our industry is necessary to create new products that are more sustainable in the long term. The development of Viridis 30 is aligned with the EU’s (European Union) target to achieve 25 % rPET (recycled PET) in packaging by 2025, and 30 % by 2030. It highlights our commitment towards innovation – this is a breakthrough that will have far reaching environmental, social and business benefits.”

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-UK plastic recycling ‘could more than triple by 2030’

The British Plastics Federation projects exports of plastic waste could more than halve and the UK could eliminate reliance on low quality exports within the next decade

Plastics recycled within facilities across the UK could increase 3.5 times by 2030 with the right drivers in place. Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

That’s according to a new report from the British Plastics Federation (BPF), which highlights what the UK needs to achieve if it is to drastically reduce reliance on exporting plastic waste for recycling and cut the amount of plastic going to landfill to 1% over the next decade.

It projects exports of plastic waste could more than halve and the UK could eliminate reliance on low quality exports within the next decade.

The report calls for same plastic waste collection schemes across all local authorities, kerbside collections for plastic film, increases in the use of recycled material in new products and better communication to the public about what can be recycled, in addition to investment in UK recycling systems.

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-New Fire-Retardant Additive Formulated for Thermoplastics

GrafGuard 280-50N has the highest on-set temperature on the market, according to NeoGraf Solutions.

NeoGraf Solutions LLC announces the addition of GrafGuard 280-50N to its lineup of expandable graphite flake, non-halogenated, non-flammable, fire-retardant additives. The Lakewood, OH–based company specializes in the development and manufacture of natural and synthetic graphite sheets and powders used in consumer electronics, building and construction materials, transportation equipment, and sealing and gasketing. Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

Designed for plastics, roofing, and other construction and building materials, GrafGuard 280-50N specifically targets the thermoplastics industry. The additive performs optimally in specialty polymers with high processing temperatures, including composites and multi-functional systems with high melting points for both injection molded and thermoformed applications.

New Fire-Retardant Additive Formulated for Thermoplastics

-USA: Circular Plastic Economy

KBR Partners with Mura Technology for Plastic Recycling

Under an agreement signed between KBR and Mura Technology, KBR will be the exclusive licensing partner for Mura Technology’s Cat-HTRTM, an innovative advanced plastics recycling process. KBR will also provide studies, basic engineering, technical services, proprietary equipment and modules for the technology to global customers.

KBR has recently announced that it has signed an alliance agreement with Mura Technology to offer Cat-HTRTM, an innovative advanced plastics recycling process.

Cat-HTR is a sustainability-focused, innovative technology that recycles end-of-life plastic such as thin plastic packaging, which would otherwise be combusted, sent to landfills or leaked into the environment. Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

Cat-HTR converts these mixed plastics into an intermediate hydrocarbon feedstock that can be further refined to produce virgin polymers and chemicals. The technology is based on a patented hydrothermal upgrading process which utilizes supercritical water to produce stable hydrocarbon products from a wide range of mixed plastic waste.

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-Arburg Acquires Longtime Electric Drive Partner AMK

AMK has worked closely with the injection molding equipment maker for more than two decades and played a significant role in the success of the Arburg electric Allrounder machines.  Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

The Hehl and Keinath families — the entrepreneurs at the helm of injection molding machine maker Arburg — have acquired longtime electric drive partner AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG. AMK has worked closely with the injection molding equipment maker for more than two decades and played a significant role in the success of its electric Allrounder machines, said Arburg in the announcement. Based in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, the AMK group has been operating under the new name of AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG since Jan.1, 2021.

Over the past five decades, AMK has evolved from an engine manufacturer into a system supplier, notes Arburg in a press release issued today. The group is divided into a Drives & Automation division, which previously belonged to AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG, and an Automotive division, which manufactures items such as air suspension compressors, air suspension systems, and power steering drives.

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-UK chemicals face continued disruption from post-Brexit paperwork, container shortages

UK chemical companies and their 27 EU trading partners are still struggling with new paperwork requirements and disrupted logistics, two weeks after the country left the Single Market and Customs Union.

– Tariffs are 0% from the UK-EU

– Tariffs average 4.5%, maximum 6.5% for other countries not covered by free trade agreements  Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

– Rules of origin and customs declarations required from exporters and customers before products can cross borders

– Incomplete paperwork holding up trade at border

– DB Schenker pauses UK-EU operations

– Asia-Europe container rates at $4,000-6,000 as global shortage persists

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-unspun Genesis Jeans Harness Eon Technology In New Model For Circular Denim

unspun, the 3D body scan jeans company named one of TIME magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2019” and Popular Science magazine’s “Best of What’s New 2020,” has launched Genesis, its most sustainable pair of jeans yet.

Producing a single pair of jeans today requires an immense amount of water and energy, and produces a significant amount of pollution.Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

Developed as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign program, the jeans solve for these challenges by combining the unspun company’s inventory-free systems of production with pioneering globally available best-in-class materials like Resortecs® smart stitch threads (which can be heated and dissolved to make recycling more feasible) and a scannable QR Code to provide customers circular care instructions, and share key circularity data with resellers and recyclers.

-Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil postponed due to pandemic

The next Techtextil and Texprocess will take place in Frankfurt in the second quarter of 2022. The new dates will be announced shortly.

Just moments ago, Messe Frankfurt the owner of the Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil trade fairs, which were scheduled for May 2021, announced that all three shows have now been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Messe Frankfurt issued the following statement:

“Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at our home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May – Prolight + Sound, the International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess – as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed. Petrochemical PAResin GreenHydrogen

-Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil postponed due to pandemic

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