Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives 01-10-2020
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Conscious fashion fiber producer launches new traceable, transparent circular portfolio
Eastman, the producer of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic fiber, introduces its new Naia™ Renew portfolio, sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics*. Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber is traceable with certified biodegradability that captures the value of hard-to-recycle materials that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It can be produced at scale to deliver sustainability without compromise to the fashion world.
“Naia(TM) Renew enables a circular economy for the fashion industry and helps brands meet their eco-conscious goals,” said Ruth Farrell, global marketing director of textiles for Eastman. “We’re transforming what a fabric can be and do to meet the sustainability demands of our customers and to create a world where brands and consumers can be in fashion without compromising on quality and performance.”
PT Pertamina (Persero)—the national oil company of Indonesia—will use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels at its Plaju and Cilacap refineries in Indonesia. The company will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process technology at its Plaju refinery in Palembang, South Sumatra, and UOP Ecofining technology at its Cilacap refinery in Central Java. Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
UOP will provide technology licenses, basic engineering, specialty equipment, catalysts and training for the two projects in Indonesia. The biorefinery in Plaju will process 20,000 barrels per day of vegetable oils and fats to produce advanced biofuels such as renewable jet fuel, renewable diesel fuel and green liquefied petroleum gas at the Plaju refinery.
UOP also will revamp the existing refinery at Cilacap to process 6,000 barrels per day of vegetable oils and fats to produce advanced biofuels.
Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s. In 2020, an estimated 24 million to 34 million tonnes of plastic waste will enter the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. That is roughly the weight of 21,000 rail locomotives.
And if trends continue without improvements in the way we manage plastic waste, we could be spewing as much as 90 million tonnes of plastic waste into the world’s waters by 2030. Already, an estimated 10,000 tonnes of plastic waste enter the Great Lakes every year.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
The US is looking to re-establish its titanium supply chain after the last domestic titanium sponge plant closed in August and increased the country’s reliance on imports of the critical metal.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
Australian mining explorer Tao Commodities has acquired an option on a titanium and zircon project in Tennessee. The resource is 15km from one of the world’s largest titanium-consuming pigment plants, owned by US-based Chemours.
Chemours has also opened a new facility in Georgia after it acquired an $86mn mineral sands mining project last year. The plant will produce titanium dioxide (TiO2) piment, as well as zircon to be used in precision casting.
Amcor and Nestlé are announcing a breakthrough in recyclable packaging, aiming to improve the environmental footprint of consumer packaging up to 60%, starting with wet cat food.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
Amcor in collaboration with Nestlé today launched the world’s first recyclable flexible retort pouch. The new high barrier pouch, using Amcor’s Amlite Heatflex Recyclable solution, will first appear in stores in the Netherlands in October 2020.
The companies partnered to overcome one of the largest challenges facing the industry – the inability to recycle retort flexible packaging – and have achieved a technical breakthrough which underscores both companies’ long-term commitment to more sustainable packaging solutions. The partners collaborated during the product development process, testing for heat resistance, machine performance, shelf-life and recyclability in the real world.
A SUSTAINABLE, eco-friendly nylon using abandoned fishing nets and landfill waste is being used by Jaguar Land Rover to create high-end car interiors for next generation models.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
The Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull based automotive company, which has its HQ in Whitley, today (Tuesday, September 29) announced that it is working with regenerated ECONYL® nylon, a fabric favoured by designers for high-end fashion, sportswear and luxury watch brands to create handbags, backpacks, swimwear and watch straps.
Adrian Iles, Senior Engineer of Interior Systems at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Our designers and engineers are committed to developing the next generation of sustainable materials that will feature on future Jaguar and Land Rover models.
Eleven leading companies from six countries founded the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) in September 2020 under the leadership of Germany’s nova-Institute. The aim of the initiative is to support and speed up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
Besides Lenzing, these ten companies are founding members of the RCI, which also form the Core Advisory Board: Beiersdorf (Germany), Cosun Beet Company (The Netherlands), Covestro (Germany), Henkel (Germany), LanzaTech (USA), NESTE (Finland), SHV Energy (The Netherlands), Stahl (The Netherlands), Unilever (UK) and UPM (Finland).
The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) addresses the core problem of climate change, which is extracting and using additional fossil carbon from the ground. The vision is stated clearly: By 2050, fossil carbon shall be completely substituted by renewable carbon, which is carbon from alternative sources: biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling, Lenzing reports.
ALPLA Group, a global specialist for packaging solutions and recycling, is acquiring a facility in Western India for the production of preforms for PET bottles from the packaging company Amcor.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
Ein Teil der Belegschaft des neu erworbenen Werks ALPLA Pune. // Part of the workforce at the newly acquired ALPLA Pune plant.
ALPLA Group has taken over a plant for rigid plastics in India from the global packaging specialist Amcor with effect from September 28, 2020.
The plant in Alandi, West India, is in the immediate vicinity of the metropolis of Pune.
It manufactures preforms for the production of PET bottles for the beverage industry. Customers include Coca-Cola and the Indian dairy company Amul.
plastship, a platform for the procurement and quality assurance of recycled plastics, and RecyClass, an initiative to improve the recyclability of packaging, have combined their strengths to help manufacturers meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainability.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
As a certification body, plastship evaluates and certifies the recyclability of plastic packaging based on the RecyClass method and supports brands and manufacturers in the design of recyclable packaging solutions. For consumers, easily recyclable packaging can be labelled. The result is the classification in a recyclability class (A to F) by certificate, a result report and a logo including certificate number.
Although the pandemic is still raging in many regions around the world, there is no doubt that with the advent and promotion of the vaccine for the new crown pandemic in 2021, the impact on the global economy will be gradually controlled. Under this premise, oil prices will gradually rise with the recovery of the consumer market and gradually be digested crude oil inventories. At present, the central price of crude oil in 2021 is expected to be $50-55 per barrel.Petrochemicals CarbonFiber Additives
In other words, there is a high probability that the central pivot price of crude oil may increase in 2021. Based on this premise, the price platform of the energy and chemicals, including pure benzene and CPL, may be lifted.
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