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-German recycling associations question EU database

BDSV, BVSE others see SCIP database as potential barrier to large-scale recycling.

Several German recycling industry associations have issued a letter jointly questioning the practicality of the pending SCIP (Substances of Concern in Products) database planned for the European Union.

The four associations, the Federal Association of German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Management (BDE), the Federal Association of German Steel Recycling and Disposal Companies (BDSV), the Federal Association of Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal (BVSE) and the Association of German Metal Dealers (VDM), also have called for a dialogue or forum on the SCIP database.

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-Southeast Asia new polymers start-ups face delays

The start-ups of new polymer capacities in southeast Asia are expected to be delayed from the second half of 2020 to 2021.

The delay was possibly linked to several factors. These included manpower shortages plant upgrading, concerns over poor production economics on rising supply in China, a weak economy during the prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns and lower demand for plastic resins.

The Philippines’ JG Summit is expected to increase its polypropylene (PP) production from 190,000 t/yr to 300,000 t/yr from December 2020, a slight delay from its previous target of the third quarter of 2020. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

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-Brazil deals tariff blow to US ethanol exports

Brazil has dealt a blow to US ethanol producers by allowing a tariff-free quota for ethanol imports to lapse yesterday, but there are signs that the government could reinstate the quota if the US eases a sugar tariff that affects Brazil.

Now that the 750mn liter/year (12,924 b/d) quota has expired, all US ethanol shipments are subject to a 20pc common import tariff in Brazil.

Brazil’s deliberative body on trade issues (Gecex) is scheduled to meet next on 16 September, but it could hold an extraordinary meeting sooner to discuss the tariff, a government source told Argus. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

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-New eBook published by TOMRA Recycling

TOMRA  Sorting Recycling has released a new eBook “Digitalization – Connect to Enhance Productivity in the Recycling Industry,” from the global leader in sensor-based sorting.

Connected machines and cloud-based data storage is transforming how businesses collect, access and analyse data.

The recycling industry is at the advent of discovering the power of data reported by connected optical sorting equipment. This capability is ushering in a new era of data-driven process optimisation suggests the new eBook. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

Prior to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), production data remained local to optical sorters, making it difficult to harvest and analyse.

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-Spotlight on chemical recycling: Closing the loop in plastics recycling

Almost all current recycling (98%) is open loop recycling, meaning the outputs have lower value applications (“down-cycling”) and hence don’t reduce the feedstock that is needed to manufacture the original product.Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

It is obvious that the plastics industry wants to move focus to recycling and circularity, however recycling in this open form simply isn’t helping to reduce our dependence on oil – from which most plastics are derived today. We need to transition to a world where the plastics we make fit into a perfectly circular economy.

Closed loop recycling, I truly believe is one of the ways to achieve this. With this process, the recycled plastic materials are fed back into the same product cycle, leading to the direct reduction of a new “virgin” polymer.

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-Japan boosts chemical recycling to tackle plastics

Showa Denko has obtained a licence to process industrial waste and is ramping up its chemical technology to recycle plastic scrap at its facility in Kawasaki, Japan.

Showa Denka’s site, Kawasaki Plastic Recycling (KPR), gasifies end-of-life plastics under high temperatures so they decompose to the molecular level.

The gasified plastics are then processed into hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The output materials are used in the manufacture of ammonia and CO2, a raw material to produce dry ice and carbonated drinks. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

KPR says it obtained the licence to diversify the range of used plastics it can handle.

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-Braskem S A : advances in research into chemical recycling of plastics

The new phase involves the signing of a cooperation with the Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores, SENAI CETIQT and COPPE/UFRJ with total investment of R$2.7 million

Committed to developing innovative solutions that promote the circular economy and sustainable development, Braskem takes another important step in enhancing the technology for the chemical recycling of post-consumer plastics.

The company, which already had been working in partnership with the Polymers Engineering Laboratory (EngePol) of the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Engineering Research of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ) and with the training institute SENAI CETIQT, through the SENAI Innovation in Biosynthetics and Fibers Institute, now has signed a cooperation agreement for the next research phases with the same academic institutions, as well as with the company Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores. Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

Braskem S A : advances in research into chemical recycling of plastics

-TRINSEO COLLABORATES WITH COEXPAN TO VALIDATE POLYSTYRENE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES

Trinseo (Berwyn, Pa.) and Coexpan announced that they will collaborate to validate various polystyrene recycling technologies to develop polystyrene containing recycled content that is fit for use in the global dairy industry’s form fill seal (FFS) market.

With materials and input supplied by Trinseo, Coexpan will be testing recycled polystyrene across various technologies at its Innovation Technology Center for Rigid and Flexible Packaging).

The dairy FFS packaging market, which has historically preferred the use of polystyrene due to its technical superiority over alternative polymers, has recently seen greater interest in alternative materials owing to misperceptions regarding the circularity and recyclability of polystyrene.Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

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-2020 PET Monomer Recycling Forum – Registrations open

Due to the recent developments regarding the Covid19 pandemic, the event scheduled on 7 October will be held fully digital. Registrations are now open.

Due to the growing interest in PET Monomer Recycling, Petcore Europe is organising the 2020 PET Monomer Recycling Forum on the 7th of October 2020 in Brussels. Due to the recent developments regarding the Covid19 pandemic, the event will be held fully digital. Registrations are now open.Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

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-Coca-Cola European Partners Invests in CuRE to Recycle PET

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is continuing its work to drive a closed-loop system, most recently investing in an up-and-coming technology to turn mountains of waste plastic bottles into new bottles with virgin-like properties.

CCEP’s new funding venture is supporting a partial depolymerization process developed by start-up CuRe Technology.Petrochemicals Chemical Recycling Textile

Terms of the deal are confidential, but plans are to back CuRe in accelerating the development of its technology from pilot plant to commercial readiness, ultimately enabling CCEP to increase recycled PET in its packaging and get closer to its goal of eliminating virgin  PET bottles altogether.

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