Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology News 29-11-2019

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China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain continue to be assessed mixed.

Crude oil price is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be weak.

Acrylonitrile decreases.

Naphtha is steady at US $/ton 570 .

PET Bottle grade export 760/815 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,250/6,400 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 5,900/6,000 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 5,950/6,050 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 595/605 $/ton PTA domestic market 4,750/4,900 yuan/tonMEG  550/560 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/tonPX Korea 770/780 $/ton.

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 6,950/7,050  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,550/8,650  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 6,700/7,800 yuan/ton

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-Crude Oil Prices Trend 

Crude Oil Prices Trend 

-Europe naphtha-based PE margins rise on cheaper feedstock

Naphtha-based polyethylene (PE) plants in Europe posted an uplift in their contract and spot margins last week following a month of declines, ICIS margin analysis showed.

Those plants where production is based on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) posted falling spot margins, while contract margins slightly rose week on week.

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-Freudenberg acquires Filc

Freudenberg, a leading technology group, has signed a final agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Filc, a producer of needle punch nonwoven textiles and laminated materials with a focus on the automotive and construction industry.

Privately-owned Filc is headquartered in Škofja Loka, Slovenia, and operates two more production sites in Mengeš and Lendava, Slovenia, as well as a sales office in Dayton, OH, USA. Filc has around 360 employees. Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

“With the acquisition, we would like to further strengthen our performance materials business, and expand our portfolio and  technological footprint in Europe,” said Dr Mohsen Sohi, Freudenberg Group CEO.

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-Coca Cola to ban plastic packaging

The Coca Cola company in Cyprus said on Wednesday it was banning the use of shrink-wrap in its multipacks of cans and replacing it with 100 per cent recyclable cardboard from a sustainable source.Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) said it aims to spend €15 million to change the current plastic packaging, which was also recyclable, with KeelClip cardboard as part of the company’s attempts to solve the packaging problem by 2021 and reduce waste.

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-Money in bioplastics for SME

Local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can spur Malaysia’s potential as a global bioplastics hub, according to Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Its chief executive officer, Dr Mohd Shuhaizam Mohd Zain said the country has the policies, technologies, knowledge, infrastructure, and feedstock required to create a dynamic and conducive ecosystem for the development of bioplastic.Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

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-Manus Bio starts fermentation facility

Manus Bio’s first biotech manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia – a 44-acre fermentation and ingredient processing plant – is ready to start producing ingredients for flavors and fragrances, sweeteners, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural chemicals, as the company updated the former NutraSweet artificial sweetener plant, which had been idled since 2015.Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

So far, the Company has hired 30 full-time employees and more than 70 contractors. Among the company’s first products will be a next-generation Stevia sweetener, which delivers natural, zero-calorie sweetness without the limitations of earlier versions of Stevia.

Manus Bio starts fermentation facility

-Graphene inks specialist strikes deal with MAS

According to the news website Punchline-Gloucester.com, Cheltenham, UK based advanced materials producer Versarien PLC has announced it has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Sri Lanka headquartered textiles and apparel giant MAS. The two companies have been collaborating since January 2018 to develop new graphene enhanced garments using Versarien’s proprietary graphene ink materials, the website reports.

Graphene inks can be used to add new properties, including thermal, waterproof, fireproof and conductivity to fabrics and garments.Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

Graphene inks specialist strikes deal with MAS

-Ecosurety launches £1m fund to boost packaging waste reduction

Ecosurety is launching a £1m innovation and research fund for projects that seek to reduce the impact of packaging, batteries or electronic waste.

The environmental compliance scheme said the fund will be spread across three years with individual grant applications of up to £150,000 being accepted.

The fund will support projects and new technologies across the waste and recycling sector by providing a visible funding route for companies, charities, not-for-profits and academic institutions working on projects addressing the environmental challenges that packaging, batteries or e-waste present. Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

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-Versarien enters commercial partnership with textiles company MAS Innovation

Advanced materials company Versarien recently shared that it has signed a commercial partnership agreement with textile-sector company MAS Innovation. The agreement followed a letter of intent between the parties, which set out their intent to enter into a formal commercial partnership. Petrochemical PET Packaging Technology

The agreement specifies the terms under which the parties would secure commercial orders for garments developed using Versarien’s proprietary graphene ink materials. It allowed both parties to finalize additional contractual terms with third party brands.

Versarien enters commercial partnership with textiles company MAS Innovation

-Coveris develops 100% recycled, recyclable shrink film range

Coveris’ new Duralite™ R range offers a shrink film solution that is reportedly both 100% recyclable and contains up to 50% postconsumer recyclate (PCR), plus an optional pre-consumer top-up material.

As part of its ongoing sustainable journey to deliver recyclable flexible packaging solutions, Coveris’ new Duralite™ R shrink film seeks to provide a fully circular solution to meet both the environmental and legislative demands of the future.

Coveris develops 100% recycled, recyclable shrink film range

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