Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers 30-07-2019

Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and it’s chain are assessed mixed.

Crude oil continues to be on roller coaster.

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 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,850/6,950 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 720/730 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,550/5,650 yuan/tonMEG  530/545 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,400/4,500 yuan/tonPX Korea 800/810 $/ton  Polymers

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,750/7.850  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,100/9,200  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,450/8,600 yuan/ton

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-Spot LDPE prices in Europe are at their lowest since 2010 

The spot prices of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in the European market fell last week to the lowest level since January 2010, ICIS reported.

Thus, spot quotes for LDPE dropped to the level of EUR950 per tonne, FD NWE (North-West Europe), which is lower than the total contract price of the material at the level of EUR1,000 per tonne, FD NWE.

LDPE is mainly produced in the domestic market, but in recent weeks some quantities of imported material have been recorded in Europe.

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Crude Oil Prices Trend

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-Anti-dumping duty imposed on PTA imports from South Korea, Thailand

The Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on all imports of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) from South Korea and Thailand.

PTA is primary raw material in the manufacture of polyester chips, which in turn are used in a number of applications in textile, packaging, furnishings, consumer goods, resins and coatings.

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-Manteco debuts at Première Vision’s Smart Creation

For the first time, Italian textile company Manteco will showcase its ultimate innovations at Première Vision’s Smart Creation this September, the fair’s cutting-edge platform showcasing visionary innovators pushing for a sustainable change and making the difference in the fashion business.

The Prato-based company is a leader in the production of New Generation Recycled Wool thanks to a specially designed KM0 traceable and circular economy model. “Behind the sustainable approach and the premium quality textiles there are generations of saper fare – knowhow, in Italian,” the company explains. “Manteco’s products are not only responsibly Made in Italy but imbued with the skills of the artisans and makers working within 10 km around the company.” Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

-AIMPLAS’ seventh international biopolymers seminar

On 4-5 March 2020, AIMPLAS, the Valencia-based Technological Institute of Plastics, will invite international stakeholders to the city for the seventh Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites Seminar.

More than 200 people attended the sixth edition with the aim of promoting discussion among stakeholders regarding new challenges and opportunities.

The seminar will be organised around the themes of innovations in biodegradable plastic materials, plastic materials gained from renewable resources, success stories, standardisation, certification and lifecycle assessments, biotechnology and sustainable waste recovery.  Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

-Athlone Institute of Technology becomes first institute of technology to partner with AMBER

Athlone Institute of Technology has become the first institute of technology and the eighth higher education institute to accede to the prestigious Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) SFI Research Centre headquartered at Trinity College Dublin

Field of bio-materials for health and the circular economy

Fossil fuel-driven polymer sector

‘Form strategic alliances with industry’

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-The life of a plastic milk bottle

Biffa, which has a busy Polymers Recycling division, explains the importance and simplicity of the milk bottle recycling process.

There are many different types of milk – full fat, semi-skimmed, organic, oat, nut, chocolate – but most of the milk that UK consumers have on their cereal and in their coffee comes from a plastic milk bottle found in the refrigeration aisle of any supermarket or corner shop. Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

 

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-Cast line for stretch film production at K Show

Amut Group will present in operation the new ACS 2000 cast line for stretch film production at the K show. Also awaited is the Q-Catcher, the recent developed patented system.

The Q-Catcher concept has been presented this year during the Stretch Film Conference in Barcelona, the Plastics Extrusion World Expo held in Cleveland, Ohio and the Chinaplas exhibition in Guangzhou but only the K Show will host its demo live for the first time.

The Q-Catcher permits the repetition of previously saved parameters with the reproduction of the film having exactly the same mechanical properties.

Cast line for stretch film production at K Show

-NRAs 2019: Recycling Facility of the Year

Clean Tech is the UK’s largest PET reprocessor. It was acquired from administration by Plastipak in 2016, for which it supplies food-grade recycled PET for inclusion in new PET preforms/bottles.

The plant in Hemswell, Lincs, has enabled significant adoption of recycled content by companies such as Coca-Cola, Princes, Harrogate Water, Highland Spring, Montgomery Water, Co-op, Radnor Hills, Belu and others. It is a significant example of a closed-loop circular economy. Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

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-Jaguar Land Rover and BASF trial recycled plastic in cars

Vehicle parts are required to meet safety and quality standards, so automotive companies are limited in the types of recycled plastic they can use.

The new partnership is part of BASF’s ChemCycling project, which uses chemical recycling of plastic to convert the waste into new products.

Jaguar Land Rover and BASF trial recycled plastic in cars

-Smart Textiles Terminology Defined In New ASTM International Standard

ASTM International’s smart textiles subcommittee (known as D13.50) has approved its first standard, a compilation of industry terms.

“The textile industry is currently experiencing a renaissance with the development of novel and emerging materials that provide opportunities for new consumer applications and markets,” says ASTM International member Carole Winterhalter.

“This new smart textile terminology standard provides the ability to objectively classify and differentiate some of these new materials and products.” Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

-Graham Engineering to show innovative extrusion, blow moulding, and sheet systems at K

On display at Graham Engineering Corporation’s K Show booth will be innovative extrusion-based systems for medical tubing, blow moulding, sheet, and other applications, each equipped with a proprietary Navigator control system for live demonstration of its accuracy and ease of use.

Graham Engineering Revolution MVP(R) rotary wheel extrusion blow moulder

-Covestro further invests in thermoplastic composites

Covestro AG has strengthened its offerings and capabilities in continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites in response to market trends and growing demand.

The company has commissioned a new tape line for the composites at its Leverkusen laboratory, where it will be developing new products with different fiber and resin combinations, the German specialty chemicals company announced July 23.

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-LyondellBasell, Neste partner for bio-based plastic made from renewable materials

The partnership creates the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale.

Chemical company LyondellBasell has teamed up with Neste, said to be the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues, to create the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

-Can China electrify all new passenger cars by 2030?

Electric vehicles are taking off in China but a long road lies ahead before they displace conventional vehicles.

China’s electric vehicle industry is entering a new phase of accelerating development, President Xi Jinping wrote in a congratulatory message to participants of a new energy vehicle conference in early July.

In 2018, China sold almost as many electric vehicles as the rest of the world combined.

At the same event, the chairman of Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD upped the ante, challenging China to electrify all passenger vehicles by 2030.

Can China electrify all new passenger cars by 2030?

-IITH develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ”kumkum dye”

New Delhi, Jul 29 Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India.

The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. Petrochemicals Biodegradable BioPolymers

IITH develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ''kumkum dye''

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