Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers 10-09-2019
China – Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET and it’s chain are assessed mixed.
Crude oil price is strong.
Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.
Acrylonitrile is steady.
PET Bottle grade export 810/870 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,750/6,900 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,600/6,700 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 650/670 $/ton – PTA domestic market 5,200/5,300 yuan/ton – MEG 550/560 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,650/4,750 yuan/ton – PX Korea 770/780 $/ton
Polyester POY 150D/48F domestic market 7,650/7,750 yuan/ton – Polyester DTY 150D/48F domestic market 9,150/9,250 yuan/ton – Polyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,250/7,350 yuan/ton
The contract price of monoethylene glycol (MEG) for September in Europe was finally agreed at EUR606 per tonne, which is EUR29 per tonne lower than the level of the previous month, ICIS reported.
A minimum configuration of two manufacturers and consumers is required to consider the agreement fully confirmed.
Crude Oil Prices Trend
Roica partners presented their own well-constructed fabric collections. © Asahi KaseiEurobike, the world’s leading trade fair for the cycling industry that took place last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, included Roica smart innovations into the race. Cycle retailers, brands and manufacturers discovered Roica premium stretch by Asahi Kasei that has been developed to provide comfort and movement as it energises.
“Spearheading the premium stretch market, Roica partners’ materials elevate new standards for high-tech performance that can enhance cycling products to compete responsibly. Roica partners excite you as they show a fantastic range of stretch essentials for cycling clothing, gear, and apparel that offer solid performance perks,” the company reports. Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers
At Première Vision (PV) Paris to be held from September 17-19, Italian Converter, a manufacturer of fabrics for footwear, leather goods, clothing, etc, will celebrate its 25th anniversary and present ECO Kosmos, a cross-collection, a brand-new ‘green line range’ shining a light on the company’s responsible path and unique ‘blend’ for fashion of tomorrow.
‘The soul of sustainable fashion is an alchemy, a combined commitment and an act of responsibility’ –will be the motto embossed in the collections and the values of Italian Converter, according to a press release by the company. The acronym ECO stands for Ecologic, Conversion, Optimisation; three unique concepts and values that truly embody Italian Converter DNA namely sustainability, transformative process and quality improvement. Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers
TIPA Corp, a developer of biodegradable packages for the food, drink, and fashion industries, announced the closure of a $25 million funding round by investors including Blue Horizon Ventures, Triodos Organic Growth Fund and existing investors Chestnut and GreenSoil Investments.
TIPA said in a statement that the funding will enable the company to continue its growth, expand its sales in new territories, and further develop its portfolio of unique packaging solutions. Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers
In a far-reaching program, plastics and chemicals giant Dow Inc. will work with industrial firm SCG of Thailand on a range of sustainable products.
Products made by the partnership will include recycled resin, recycled products made from plastic waste, petrochemical feedstocks from plastic waste and renewable plastic resins. The agreement was signed Sept. 6 in Bangkok.
FKuR will be showcasing its expanded portfolio of biobased thermoplastics for a growing range applications including packaging, consumer products, sporting goods, and technical parts at K 2019.
Current additions to the portfolio include two glass-reinforced grades with the Bio-Flex and Terralene product family, both with high rigidity, and three Terraprene TPE grades, one of which is characterised by its high bio-content, while the other two are oil-free.
Export polypropylene (PP) prices for September shipments to the CIS markets have fallen, according to the ICIS-MRC Price report.
The reduction follows a decrease in the September propylene contract price which settled down by €50/tonne from the previous month.
All market participants said European producers reduced their export prices of propylene polymers for this month’s shipments, but in some cases, the decrease was less than the cut in European propylene. Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers
Deals for September shipments of propylene homopolymers (homopolymer PP) were discussed in the range of €1,005-1,055/tonne FCA (free carrier), down by €30-50/tonne from August.
Deals for block copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) were negotiated in the range of €1,090-1,130/tonne FCA, also down by an average of €30-50/tonne.
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It’s not a secret: OPEC has painted itself into a corner by relying exclusively on supply control to be able to manipulate international oil prices in a way that is favorable for its members. Right now, prices are depressed and that has nothing to do with supply. Could OPEC’s grip on oil prices be slipping irreparably? Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers
When OPEC first announced that its members had agreed to put a cap on their production to reverse a steep drop in prices, it worked. Prices had been pushed to lows last seen more than a decade ago by the U.S. shale boom and OPEC’s own attempt to halt it by turning the taps on to maximum flow. When OPEC said it would reduce this flow, prices rebounded, providing much-needed relief to oil-reliant economies in the Gulf—it also provided relief to oil producers around the world, including the U.S. shale patch.
Supreme Green Cotton. © VarvaressosAt Première Vision Paris this month, the Greek yarn manufacturer Varvaressos will unveil the new generation of smart cotton, born from an innovative and socially responsible system granting sustainability from the cotton seed to the garment, while supporting farmers and businesses at the foot of Mount Olympus.
“Organic cotton is a fundamental first step, but for us it wasn’t enough,” said Argirios Sarridis, Managing Director of Varvaressos. “As a true master in smart cotton science, the company has raised the bar by augmenting the skills and heritage of local farmers and businesses.” Petrochemicals Automotive Chemicals Fibers
While suggesting a permanent solution to environmental degradation caused by the use of plastics, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that plastic should be banned and replaced and recycling is not a permanent solution to the problem.
Ram Vilas Paswan holds the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi cabinet.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan met key stakeholders from Plastic bottle industry and senior government officials from various ministries on Monday to find suitable alternatives for single-use plastic.
During the meeting, various alternatives to plastics were discussed including Glass, Metal, Paper and Natural Polymers.
The proposed 50,000-square-foot facility will add about 30 million pounds of production capacity to the Montreal-based packaging supplier’s product lines.
Polykar, a Montreal-based manufacturer of flexible packaging, is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alta.
The company – which makes polyethylene film, certified compostable bags, garbage bags as well as food and industrial grade liners – announced on Sept. 9 that it has acquired a site to construct a new state-of-the-art plant in Edmonton. This second facility will add approximately 30 million pounds of production capacity to all of Polykar’s product lines and expand the company’s reach and expertise to serve the retail, commercial, and institutional sectors.