Petrochemicals Biotech General News 25-07-2019
Petrochemicals Biotech General News
China – Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET and it’s chain continue to be weak, only the MEG is steady.
Crude oil is on roller coaster.
Polyamide 6 and its chain are weak.
Acrylonitrile is in health.
PET Bottle grade export 845/930 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,050/7,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,850/7,000 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,900/7,000 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 735/745 $/ton – PTA domestic market 5,700/5,800 yuan/ton – MEG 530/545 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,350/4,500 yuan/ton – PX Korea 825/835 $/ton Polymers
Polyester POY 150D/48F domestic market 7,800/7.900 yuan/ton – Polyester DTY 150D/48F domestic market 9,150/9,250 yuan/ton – Polyester Staple PSF domestic market 8,100/8,250 yuan/ton
NPP POLYPLASTIC, Russia’s largest producer of thermoplastic composite materials, plans to put into operation a new line in Engels in September of this year, reported Business-Vector with reference to the results of the technical council meeting on first half of the year, held July 18th.
So, at the site in Engels, a new line is currently being installed, equipped with equipment from the Italian company Maris. An overpass for the new line is also being built on the industrial site. This work should be completed by the end of July.
Crude Oil Prices Trend
Sidel Group acquires French mold maker Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques.
Swiss Packaging machinery and equipment supplier Sidel Group has acquired Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (COMEP), a French producer and designer of molds for PET blow molding.
Founded in Salles-d’Angles in 1998, COMEP is specialized in the design and manufacturing of molds for PET bottles and produces over 4,000 molds per year for customers around the world.
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Aramark is launching an exclusive new WearGuard® Eco Collection that offers an apparel solution for customers committed to minimizing their impact on environment, it was announced today.
The eco-conscious apparel is created with recycled fiber blends, including traditional recycled polyester, oyster shell polyester and REPREVE® performance fiber manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
‘We withdrew earlier this year as a result of positions the organization was taking that were not fully consistent with our commitments and goals,’ a Coca-Cola spokeswoman said
Coca-Cola Co. has exited the Plastics Industry Association, and PepsiCo Inc. plans to leave the lobbying group, moves that come amid mounting scrutiny of the amount of plastic that food and beverage businesses produce. Petrochemicals Biotech General News
by: Norbert SparrowK ShowInjection MoldingSustainability, Recycling, Business, Extrusion: Pipe & ProfileJuly 23, 2019
“I like coffee, but above all else what I really like is a good blend,” said KraussMaffei CEO Frank Stieler at the recent K 2019 Preview in Düsseldorf, Germany. With that gustatory metaphor, Stieler went on to explain how changes going on within the Munich-based company that engineers injection molding, extrusion and reaction process technology systems will achieve a “new blend of plastics expertise.”
Supermarket Waitrose & Partners has announced that it will use coloured plastic trays instead of black plastics.
The new trays will be a different colour every time depending on the material being recycled.
This is because they are being made from mixed coloured PET bottles and trays, meaning customs may buy the same product but with a different colour tray.
Efforts to keep old textiles out of landfill traditionally have hit a major snag – what to do with the significant portion of products made from a blend of cotton and polyester, which can’t be recycled?
But a new solution from BlockTexx promises to solve that problem. The Sydney-based company, founded less than two years ago by retail veterans Adrian Jones and Graham Ross, has found a way to break down poly-cotton blended textiles into their raw materials so they can be repurposed as other products. Petrochemicals Biotech General News
Tolsa, a leader supplier of flame retardant synergists and specialised additives for the wire and cable, construction, railway, transportation, and electronics industries, has launched an extension of its ADINS range of flame-retardant additives for PP, PVC, rubber polymer systems, and silicones.
The new ADINS Clay synergists deliver reduced smoke production and improved heat release in PP, PVC, and rubber polymer systems, in addition to the existing FR additives used in other polymers.
Antonio Esteban, Technical Manager for Tolsa’s Special Additives Business Unit, said: “Our unique FR technology continues to evolve and we see continuing growth for clay synergists in a wide range of systems that require the highest standards of flame retardancy.”
Researchers from Deakin University have discovered that old glass can be used as a substitute for sand to make a type of concrete commonly used in the construction industry.
The recycled or waste glass can be used instead of sand when making polymer concrete, a material often used in industrial flooring.
Senior Engineering Lecturer Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri said the addition of glass resulted in a stronger product that was less costly to produce. Petrochemicals Biotech General News
Will work with suppliers to be 100% fiber-based by the end of 2020
American fried chicken brand KFC has committed to use 100% fiber-based packagaing from certified or recycled sources by the end of 2020 throughout MENA.
Mr. Sabir Sami, General Manager, KFC, Yum! Brands, ME- North Africa- Pak, Turkey and Asia added, “At KFC, environmental sustainability is a core business focus for us, and we continuously work towards developing new solutions that help us better our waste and packaging management. By adopting fiber-based solution for our packaging we believe we can make a truly positive impact while also providing sustainable choices to our consumers.”
The Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has awarded Honeywell UOP the reconfiguration of the refining and petrochemical sections of its Al-Zour refinery
UOPREF0084 2The facility will become the largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant in Kuwait. (Image source: Honeywell)
Honeywell UOP, a licensor of refining and petrochemical process technology, will revise the configuration and capacity of the gasoline production facilities of the refinery.
The company will also supply licenses for technology, design services, main equipment, and catalysts and adsorbents to produce clean-burning fuels, paraxylene, propylene and other petrochemicals. Petrochemicals Biotech General News
Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has joined forces with environmental compliance firm Valpak to deliver a scheme direct to schools to equip them and their pupils to be able to #sortitout when it comes to plastics recycling.
Diss High School in Norfolk, UK is one of the schools to take part in recycling games and workshops to help them to understand what they can recycle locally, and the journey plastics packaging undertakes when recycled.