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-Trade War Escalates With China Announcing Tariff Hikes On $75 Billion Of U.S. Products

The conflict over trade and technology is threatening to tip a weakening global economy into recession.

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession.

China also will increase import duties on U.S.-made autos and auto parts, the Finance Ministry announced. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

-Transforming the textile sector’s approach to water

WWF has been driving the adoption and implementation of Water Stewardship in the textile sector since 2011. With the support of international brands and local partners, WWF has established water stewardship projects in several countries, including China, India, Vietnam and Turkey. The brochures on this page will help other companies and countries to learn from these flagship projects. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

China – Taihu Lake Basin:

The textile sector is key to China’s economy with a total economic volume of about US$1 trillion. China’s textile exports comprise 25 percent of the country’s total exports and are valued at US$29 billion. Today, the country’s textile industry withdraws over 3 trillion liters of water, accounting for 8 percent of the total industrial water withdrawal and making textiles the fourth largest industrial water user.

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-Microplastics in water: no proof yet they are harmful, says WHO

Report calls for more research and warns against complacency over the issue

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.

However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works its way through human bodies. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

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-Nylon Fiber Market showing footprints for Strong Annual Sales

Advance Market Analytics released a comprehensive study of 200+ pages on ‘Nylon Fiber’ market  with detailed insights on growth factors and strategies. The study segments key regions that includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific with country level break-up and provide volume* and value related cross segmented information by each country.

Nylon Fiber Market showing footprints for Strong Annual Sales

-Europe PE market visibility murky for September

Polyethylene (PE) players arelooking toward September, with expectations ofmore material arriving from the US and demandremaining uncertain.

Low-priced US PE offered

Asia prices down

Cautious buying to continue

A series of planned and unplanned crackeroutages has not had much impact on the Europeanethylene or PE markets. Spot ethylene hastraded at contract minus 13.5-14% this week Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

Low end PE spot prices remain below the currentethylene contract price in most cases, andoffers of US material are keeping pressure onthe market, particularly in the high densitypolyethylene (HDPE) sector.

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-Proposed Chinese tariffs target hundreds of US plastic, chemimports

China’s latest list of proposedtariffs against the US covers hundreds ofchemicals and plastics, with the first batchtaking effect in a little more than a week.

In all, China has proposed tariffs on $75bn ofgoods, with the first batch taking place on 1September. Some will receive tariffs of 5% andothers will receive tariffs of 10%.

The second batch of tariffs will take effect on15 December. Like the first, some products willreceive tariffs of 5% and some will receivetariffs of 10%.

China is imposing the tariffs in retaliation to theUS imposing duties of 10% on $300bnworth of imports. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

-New Biodegradable T-shirt Made From Plants and Algae

Another new month, another new experimental garment from the inimitable creative apparel powerhouse that is VolleBak… except this time they haven’t made a hoodie that glows, or can be worn on Mars, or is made from graphene or carbon fiber.

This time they’ve created a garment that doesn’t consciously last thousands of years, but rather, turns into worm-food when you’re done wearing it. VolleBak’s bizzarely eco-friendly shirt uses a never-seen-before, one-of-a-kind yarn made from pulped eucalyptus, spruce, and beech, along with a print that’s created using the world’s most abundant flora… algae!

“The only thing different about this T-shirt is that it grew in soil and water, and that’s where it’s designed to end up too. All you need to do is remember to compost it at the end of its life. Here it will biodegrade with them, turn into soil, and help new plants to grow,” explains Vollebak co-founder, Steve Tidball.

New Biodegradable T-shirt Made From Plants and Algae

-Magnets Are Used to Extract Algal Molecules for the Bioplastics Industry

Entrepreneurs in the aquaculture sector face a problem – extracting all the valuable molecules from seaweed and algal cells is still really difficult. But marine enzymes and magnets are now making it easier to remove precious molecules and can even turn microalgae into magnetically-guided ‘vehicles’ for targeted drug delivery.

Algal cells contain all kinds of useful substances, such as omegas which are used in food supplements, proteins, anti-oxidants for beauty products, and organic chemicals that are used to make biodegradable alternatives to plastic.

Unfortunately, more than half of the substances found in seaweed cannot be harvested.

‘The problem with the industrial process of extracting alginate (a type of acid found in seaweed used in pharmaceuticals) is that 60% of the biomass will not be useable for anything else,’ said Dr Kévin Cascella, a molecular marine biologist and project manager for a project called GENIALG. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Smart Fabric

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