Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial 01-08-2019

Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and it’s chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil price  is steady.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are steady.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 845/930 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,000/7,100 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,800/6,900 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 725/735 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,550/5,650 yuan/tonMEG  520/535 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,350/4,450 yuan/tonPX Korea 815/825 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,900/8,000  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,100/9,200  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,500/8,650 yuan/ton

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-INNOVIA’S NEW STRATA FILM AWARDED ‘MADE FOR RECYCLING’ QUALITY SEAL

Innovia Films has worked with Interseroh, an Independent German recycling and consulting company, to have their newly launched high barrier BOPP Propafilm™ Strata SL film evaluated.  We are delighted that the film has been awarded a ‘very good’ rating and has been awarded the ‘Made for recycling’ logo.

Interseroh analyse and evaluate the packaging based on sound criteria along with the entire after-life processes (collection, sorting, recycling and processing).  The result of their stringent analysis is a scale which determines whether the packaging is non-recyclable through to very good.

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

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-Nanoparticle self-migration to obtain wear-resistant UV-curing antibacterial coatings

Researchers from China revealed the fabrication of a robust and wear-resistant polyurethane-based coatings via the addition of fluoro-containing quaternary ammonium compounds (QACF) modified silica nanoparticles.

A classical Stöber process was used to obtain nanoparticles with a thin layer of thiol groups on the particle surface. Then, through double bond and thiol group reaction, QACF is then further linked to the particle surface.  Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial 

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-Gabriel-Chemie masterbatch colours address black plastic recycling

Gabriel-Chemie has introduced a new solution for NIR-detectable and sortable thermoplastic masterbatch colours to help boost plastics detection and sorting during recycling.

The Austrian company is one of Europe’s leading masterbatch producers.

With  recycling sorting machines usually working with near-infrared (NIR) sensors, carbon black plastic absorb the light signal instead of reflecting it, and the product is very often not detected, and eventually sent to landfill or incineration.

he NIR reflective masterbatch is made by using special pigment formulations which enable the correspondent sorting and recycling, is food contact approved and even laser markable.

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-Orders boost for FET at Techtextil and ITMA 2019

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET), a Leeds based supplier of state-of-the-art process technology and equipment for the man-made yarns and fibre extrusion industry, has recorded its most successful ever number of customer enquiries in a short period totalling over 100, having exhibited at Techtextil Frankfurt and ITMA Barcelona in May and June.

Total enquiries are up by over 40% in comparison with the previous two exhibitions, and orders are expected to break previous records. These enquiries came in from over 20 different countries, the company reports. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial 

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-Timberland uses recycled plastic bottles in new footwear collection.

“Around the world, the use of plastic water bottles is on the rise, and many of these end up in our landfills and oceans.”

US outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has launched a new footwear collection which uses materials made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled rubber.

The new collection is called Brooklyn EK+ and has been launched to support the company’s sustainability drive.

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-Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit schemes are working better as an incentive than market prices for recycled material.

In March, the European Parliament adopted the Commission-proposed Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive to increase the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the main component in plastic bottles and containers for packaging foods and beverages and personal care products. This development was already supported by a range of international brands through their own recycling pledges.

Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

-Economist: Industrial sector growth prospects deteriorated

The near-term growth prospects of Estonia’s industrial sector have deteriorated, Swedbank chief economist Tõnu Mertsina said on Wednesday.

The total production of Estonia’s industrial enterprises decreased by 4 percent on year in June, with production increasing in manufacturing and decreasing in energy as well as mining, it appears from figures available from Statistics Estonia. Compared to June 2018, the production of electricity decreased by 58 percent and the production of heat by 10 percent. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial 

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-This new nanotech could help clean up Earth’s microplastics

Microplastics are everywhere–the ocean, the air, marine animals, pristine lakes, our food and, as recently discovered, in human excrement. But because they are so tiny — 5 millimeters across or smaller — microplastics are challenging to remove.

Now, scientists have designed reusable nano-sized reactors — called nanocoils — that can trigger microplastic breakdown. The work, published Wednesday in the journal Matter, could someday be applied to wastewater, cutting off the flow of microplastics before they are flushed into the environment. The study also found the broken down pieces of the microplastics could be used as carbon-based food for plant-based lifeforms like algae.

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-Will the EU Miss Its 2025 Plastics Recycling Target?

Study reveals challenges with PET bottle collection.

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit schemes are working better as an incentive than market prices for recycled material.

In March, the European Parliament adopted the Commission-proposed Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive to increase the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the main component in plastic bottles and containers for packaging foods and beverages and personal care products.   Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial 

Will the EU Miss Its 2025 Plastics Recycling Target?

-Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohio

The Lancaster facility represents an initial investment of approximately US$60 million, and will be Magna’s first dedicated seat structure plant in the U.S.

In an event attended by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Canadian auto parts maker Magna International broke ground on a new 150,000-square-foot seat structure plant in Lancaster, Ohio.

The facility represents an initial investment by Magna of approximately US$60 million, and is part of the Aurora, Ont.-based firm’s efforts to expand its seating business – it will be Magna’s first dedicated seat structure plant in the U.S. and will feature robotic laser and MIG welding capabilities.  Petrochemicals Biodegradable Antibacterial 

Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohio

-Does ‘compostable’ plastic really break down?

Does ‘compostable’ plastic really break down in your home compost bin, and what does it leave behind in the soil? A two-year long experiment looks for answers.

There’s a conundrum faced by backyard composters around New Zealand: does ‘compostable’ plastic really break down in an ordinary home compost bin, and what does it leave behind when it does?

As concerns grow about micro-plastics ending up in our bodies, on our coasts, and in our food, there is a push to understand what packaging will – and won’t – break down fully in our garden composts, and whether it leaves behind any toxic contaminants.

Does ‘compostable’ plastic really break down?

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