Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic 09-11-2020
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When it comes to foreign policy, will Joe Biden kick American interventionism and aggressive geopolitics back into gear after four years of Trump? Unlikely – but not because he wouldn’t want to.
With former Vice President Joe Biden now having been confirmed as the winner of the 2020 election, many are wondering what comes next. Not much is likely to happen for probably the next four years in terms of major legislation. But there are some changes that could happen, especially in terms of foreign policy, where the American president has the most unchecked power. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
Some have postulated that “nothing will change” in terms of policy between Biden and current President Donald Trump and others actually believe it could be worse. According to those in the latter camp, Biden, or at least those who will be in his administration, will be more dangerous because they actually know what they’re doing. I disagree.
Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp’s (CKPC) propane dehydrogenation/polypropylene (PDH/PP) project in Canada’s oil and gas-rich Alberta province remains on hold, subject to further evaluation.
The conditions under which work on the project may be restarted continue to be evaluated “within the context of our customers’ future plans and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and resulting global economic outlook”, project partner Pembina Pipeline said in filing on Thursday. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
CKPC is a joint venture between Canadian midstream energy firm Pembina Pipeline and Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC).
Günther Lehner preparing the handover and to stay with the company as chairman – The Management Board of the ALPLA Group, the global plastic packaging and recycling specialist based in Hard, Austria, is being restructured – Philipp Lehner will succeed Günther Lehner as CEO on 1 January 2021, making him the third generation of the family to run the company. Günther Lehner will assume the position of Chairman.
The company has been preparing for this generational change for years, and it will now be effected with Günther Lehner handing over the agendas of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to his son Philipp Lehner on 1 January 2021. They will visit customers together in the course of 2021 in order to introduce Philipp Lehner as the new CEO of the ALPLA Group. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
Futerro, a subsidiary of the Belgian Galactic Group, has started operating the first integrated PLA production unit in China in collaboration with its partner BBCA Biochemical. Located in the city of Bengbu (Anhui), the PLA unit has a capacity of 30,000 tonnes/year and is supplied by a lactic acid unit with a capacity of 80,000 tonnes, that also supplies a company belonging to Galactic producing food ingredients based on lactic acid for the Asian market. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
The three factories were built in record time of 24 months by a mixed Belgian-Chinese team.
PLA is a bioplastic made of lactic acid, which is itself produced by the fermentation of corn sugar or any other form of carbohydrate from biomass. For Futerro and the Galactic Group, it is the result of 30 years of work dedicated to the development of cutting-edge technology for the production, use and recycling of PLA.
To supply chemical companies OCI and Evonik
Hydrogen supply volumes yet to be agreed
Step towards developing 50 MW electrolysis
RWE has signed a letter of intent with chemical company OCI to supply green hydrogen to its methanol production facility in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, the German power company said Nov 6.
The agreement feeds into RWE’s Eemshydrogen green hydrogen project in Eemshaven where, in a first phase, RWE is to develop a 50 MW electrolyzer fed by its 162 MW Westereems onshore wind farm. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
The electrolyzer capacity could be scaled up depending on market developments and regulations, the company said.
A final investment decision on the project was expected in 2021, with hydrogen production from 2024. RWE said the letter of intent with OCI contributed to the economic viability of the project.
RWE also intended to supply green hydrogen to Evonik’s chemical plant in Delfzijl. The volume of green hydrogen to be supplied to the two companies was under evaluation.
Choosing the circular economy with opaque rPET
The opaque rPET is recycled opaque PET. As for the opaque PET, it is a classic PET (transparent) to which, during the manufacture, an opacifier is added. For several years now, Saint-Père Dairy has been using opaque PET to bottle its milk. This plastic offers many advantages: lightness or waterproofing without operculum. Currently, these opaque PET bottles are recycled to become textile fibres and insulators.
By imagining a 100% opaque bottle, Intermarché and Saint-Père Dairy choose the circular
economy. Indeed, grey in color, this new bottle is recycled, recyclable and its life cycle works in a closed loop: it is sorted by the consumer, oriented towards a recycler who reduces it to sequins. This material is then used to make a preform that becomes a new bottle again. This technique has the advantage of using only plastic already existing on the market. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
FET has strengthened its reputation in the field of sustainable textiles and processes. Its range of laboratory and pilot melt spinning extrusion lines is suited for both process and end product development of sustainable materials. FET is a supplier of state-of-the-art process technology and equipment for the man-made yarns and fibre extrusion industry.
With over 50 such pilot and laboratory extrusion lines already out and operating successfully in the field, FET currently has orders for eight further systems and is currently engaged at the development stage with numerous other clients all seeking innovative solutions for sustainable projects. Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
The term sustainability can be interpreted in various ways, ranging from partial recyclability through to ensuring that every stage and process minimises environmental impact.
Indonesia slipped into an economic recession in the July-September quarter, for the first time since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continued to take its toll on southeast Asia’s largest economy.
The country’s economy contracted by 3.49pc from a year earlier for the third quarter, following a contraction of 5.32pc in the April-June quarter, according to Indonesia’s statistics agency BPS.Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
Indonesia’s most populous region of Java saw its economy contract by 4pc during July-September. Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, which is in Java, started a second Covid-19 lockdown in the middle of September. Bali-Nusa Tenggara, which relies heavily on the tourism sector that has been decimated by Covid-19, saw the deepest contraction at 6.8pc.
In a bid to promote greater recyclability of its bottles, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has announced that its Sprite bottles will be moving from the iconic green plastic packaging to clear plastic packaging, effective November 2, 2020.Petrochemical SustainableSources Plastic
Since its launch in 1958, Sprite has always sported a signature green bottle. Now the brand is evolving from its iconic green colour packaging to a clear, new look, in line with its mission to reduce its carbon footprint not only in Nigeria but also across the world.
Speaking on the new look, Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Abiodun Ajiborode explained, “For us at Coca-Cola, clear is better and we’re working to slowly phase out our colored packaging for the all new clear bottles as they are easier to recycle. By 2030, for every bottle or can the Coca-Cola System sells, we aim to help take one back so that our bottles have more than one life. To achieve this ambitious goal, the Coca-Cola System is actively working with all stakeholders to ensure we meet this”.
The transition of Sprite’s plastic bottles from green to transparent bottles is part of the company’s “World Without Waste” vision which ensures that more of its bottles are collected and recycled into other products.
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