Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic 28-08-2019

Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and it’s chain are steady.

Crude oil price increases.

Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.

Acrylonitrile is steady.

PET Bottle grade export 810/870 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 6,700/6,850 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,550/6,700 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,700/6,800 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 690/700 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,100/5,200 yuan/tonMEG  530/545 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,450/4,600 yuan/tonPX Korea 775/785 $/ton

Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,650/7,750  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,050/9,150  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,200/7,350 yuan/ton

Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Recycled Synthetics Play an Integral Role in the Sports and Outdoors Markets

Recycled Nylon and Polyester Clean the Oceans of Excessive Waste

Plastic waste is one of the big problems of this time. By 2050, the oceans could contain more waste than fish. Consumer demand for recycled fashion is on the rise, and more and more sports and fashion companies work with it – in different ways.

It’s an unsightly plight and causing damage to marine life globally, as plastic from our lifestyles ends up in the oceans. According to data UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) eight million tons of waste ends up in our seas every single year, 640 thousand tons of fishing nets abandoned at the bottom of the ocean.

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-Standard recyclate August 2019 Price Review

Prices of some standard recyclate grades on the Western European market declined somewhat in July 2019. Declining virgin material contract prices thwarted recyclers’ moves to hike sales prices for recycled polyethylene and recycled polypropylene on the grounds of increased costs.

With rPE, rPP homo and rPET flakes, suppliers even had to grant slight discounts. There were also reductions for both coloured and dark rLDPE, as some recyclers pushed lower-specified grades onto the European markets after losing important export markets in Asia.Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

-Oxo-bio plastic: a potential solution to environmental issues

Oxo-bio plastic technology developed by Symphony Environmental can produce plastic which converts into biodegradable materials in the open environment.

The LA Tribune reported in June 2019 that 600,000 tonnes of plastic are being dumped by 22 countries in the Mediterranean Sea alone every year; and this plastic will rapidly fragment into microplastics. For the foreseeable future, a substantial amount of plastic will continue to get into the open environment – from which it cannot realistically be collected – and it is this fraction of plastic waste for which most countries have no answer. Exceptions include the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other countries which have legislated to make it mandatory to use oxo-biodegradable technology for everyday plastic items. By contrast, the EU has terminated the European Chemicals Agency’s study and therefore has no dossier from its own scientific experts to support any policy on oxo-bio plastic technology.

Oxo-bio plastic: a potential solution to environmental issues

-Polypropylene August 2019 Price Review

Producers’ initial attempts to avoid passing on all of their cost relief from the lower propylene contract fizzled out as the European market was flooded with special offers.

Most suppliers offered a rebate of at least €80/t ($90), and even more for copolymers. Here, contract prices bounced back to the February level.

In many contracts, compound prices moved in tandem with the indexed material. Demand slowly livened up, but only gained noticeable momentum after producers made concessions. Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

Polypropylene August 2019 Price Review

-Laser printing tech produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes, according to researchers behind a new e-textile technology.

Scientists from RMIT University have developed a cost-efficient and scalable method for rapidly fabricating textiles that are embedded with energy storage devices.

In just three minutes, the method can produce a 10x10cm smart textile patch that is waterproof, stretchable and can be integrated with energy harvesting technologies.

Polypropylene August 2019 Price Review

-It’s time we all woke up to the perils of plasticUpload Files

Plastic pollution: Plastic didn’t exist 100 years ago yet is today choking the air and our planet with its toxicity

Plastic pollution: Plastic didn’t exist 100 years ago yet is today choking the air and our planet with its toxicity

Given the intense heat of the last couple of weeks I have been spending quite a bit of time hiding indoors watching YouTube videos on various aspects of minimalism, downsizing, upcycling, tidying, sustainability and veganism.

Polypropylene August 2019 Price Review

-China’s Sinopec Seeks Tariff Waiver For US Crude Oil

The biggest refiner in China and in Asia, Sinopec, plans to apply for a tariff exemption with the Chinese government for its imports of U.S. crude oil, Reuters reported on Monday, citing sources familiar with the issue.

On Friday, China and the United States traded tariff and counter-tariff announcements, with Beijing saying first that China would place tariffs on a range of U.S. products worth US$75 billion, including crude oil, in two batches starting on September 1 and on December 15. U.S. President Donald Trump retaliated with announcements of higher tariffs on Chinese products.

China’s Sinopec Seeks Tariff Waiver For US Crude Oil


The Aquafil group, one of the leading nylon 6 producers in Italy and in the world, closed the first half of the year with revenues down to 286.7 million (-1.6%).
Revenues from Econyl brand products, those obtained from industrial wastes of nylon or other products
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-Gartex Texprocess India Leads The Way With Solutions For Product Innovation Within Textiles And Garment Sector

Bigger and better than ever before, Gartex Texprocess India witnessed intense networking as it brought together 180 exhibitors from four countries and 10,390 trade professionals from 290 cities and six countries under one roof. Multiple zones and focused business segments on the show floor ensured that the fourth edition brought together stakeholders of textiles and garment industry for cross-sector, creative and collaborative interactions. Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

India is among the world’s largest producers of textiles and garments and garment and apparel manufacturers, while embracing the change, are focusing on product innovation.

Gartex Texprocess India Leads The Way With Solutions For Product Innovation Within Textiles And Garment Sector

-First’ PBTs for Extrusion of Profiles and Thermoforming

BASF will showcase the new Ultradur PBT portfolio extensions at K 2019.

We have devoted a significant portion of the September issue of Plastics Technology to what themes, equipment and materials innovations you can expect to see at K 2019 this October in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In my K 2019 preview of resins and additives, I included news from BASF, which along with several other new materials and additives, will be highlighting its newly extended Ultradur PBT portfolio to include what is said to be the ‘first’ performance PBT extrusion grades for profiles and thermoforming.

Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

-Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hires new Group CSO

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has announced Siegfried Köhler as the Company’s new Group Chief Sales Officer.

Effective 1 October 2019, Köhler joins the management team, taking on the responsibility of further strengthening Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s focus of aligning international sales with automation and business development.

Given his expertise in both injection moulding and peripheral manufacturing

equipment, engaging the expertise of Köhler is regarded by the company as a real customer advantage given its rapidly expanding presence in all key international injection moulding markets.

Petrochemicals Biodegradable green plastic

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