Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion News 30-11-2019

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-Biowaste project focuses on PHA

A 3.5-year project that aims to turn urban biowaste into resources such as food additives, condiments, bio-solvents and bioplastics has been launched by Spanish Plastics Technology Centre Aimplas.

The WaysTUP! project will aim to improve perceptions of urban biowaste as a local resource and promote consumer participation in separate collection of urban biowaste for recovery.

Aimplas’s role in the project will be to produce packaging from PHA sourced from coffee and oil waste. PHA will first be formulated so it can be extruded, the sheet will be manufactured and the packaging will then be thermoformed.

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-New bioplastics for bottles, car parts tested by NDSU researchers

Graduate students used FARGO, N.D- in a North Dakota State University’s noisy industrial lab, an injection-molding machine, in making dog bones. Since there are no dogs available, the research students use the bone-shaped pieces of plastic in testing the strength of the new bioplastics.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

The research effort formally named the Center for Bioplastics as well as Bio-composites situated at NDSU but happening together with three more universities: Lowa State, University of Washington, as well as University of Georgia.

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-Asahi Kasei launching airbag fabric operations in Vietnam

Asahi Kasei will launch the fabric sewing operation for airbags at its Vietnamese subsidiary Asahi Kasei Advance Vietnam in 2020. With this investment, the technology group enters the next stage of the value chain in the airbag industry.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

The Japanese technology group announced the start of fabric sewing operations for airbags at its Vietnamese subsidiary for March 2020. The capacity will be incrementally raised to 2.5 million pieces per year until 2022, followed by a second increase to five million in the coming years.

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-Polymers of Russia and the CIS registration closing soon

The registration for the Annual Congress and Exhibition Polymers of Russia and the CIS: construction and modernisation of plants closes soon. The event will take place in the city of Pyatigorsk on 11-12 December 2019.

The Congress and Exhibition is officially supported by the Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Communication of the Stavropol Province.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

Polymers of Russia and the CIS 2019: facts and figures

The event includes an on-site visit to the production site of Stavrolen, and business dinner with senior executives.

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-US$800mn Alpek deal marks turnaround on debt

Alpek has finalized the sale of two co-generation plants in Mexico to ContourGlobal for US$801mn in what is the latest move by the Mexican plastics and polyester maker to shed assets and shore up its balance sheet.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

Alpek is the petrochemical business of Mexican industrial conglomerate Alfa.

“This transaction represents the largest divestment in our history,” Alpek CEO José de Jesús Valdez said in a conference call on Wednesday.

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-FMCG companies aim for 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

Most FMCG companies are taking initiatives to reduce collect and recycle multi-layered plastic

The government has launched several projects to increase awareness around plastic recycling and curb the negative environmental impact of plastic waste.

Aligned with the national agenda on plastic waste management, several FMCG companies are working aggressively towards using 100 percent biodegradable plastic for packaging ready-to-eat and cosmetic products.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

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-Russian production looks to technology for growth

Expanding the use of enhanced oil recovery methods could offset output declines

The contamination of the Druzhba pipeline with organic chlorides in April 2019—which became the most serious interruption of supplies in the history of Russian oil trade—had a profound impact on the country’s export volumes. But despite deliveries only fully resuming on 1 July, crude oil exports to Europe for the first eight months of 2019 exceeded those during the same period of 2018.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

It was a different story for petroleum product exports. These totalled 2.8mn bl/d for the first eight months of 2019, 10pc less than in 2018.

Russian production looks to technology for growth

-Polymer trader takes PLA to Turkey

Total Corbion PLA has appointed polymer trading company Kumru Kimya as a non-exclusive agent in Turkey for its Luminy PLA portfolio.

Kumru Kimya is a biopolymer trading partner in the Turkish market and general manager Mert Kumru believes that the portfolio will be an important asset in an era of the circular economy.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

“The quality and versatility of the Luminy PLA portfolio will help us to unlock various new products and applications where bio-based and/or compostable solutions are required,” said Kumru.

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-Report boasts blueprint for circularity

Making a PET bottle coloured instead of clear reduces its value in the South-east Asian recycling market by $84 a tonne, reports Singapore-based environmental consultancy GA Circular.Petrochemical PET Film Extrusion

The finding, which is the result of two years of research, follows Coca-Cola’s recent decision to move Sprite away from coloured PET in the region. GA Circular studied the six biggest South-east Asian markets – Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia – and found that coloured PET was priced at 35 per cent lower than clear PET in the collection and recycling market.

Report boasts blueprint for circularity

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