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-VTT develops plastic-like packaging material made from completely renewable raw materials

VTT has developed a material, in collaboration with with Arla Foods, Paulig and Wipak, that can be used in food packaging similarly to plastic due to its thermoformable properties.

VTT says the final application of the Thermocell material developed by VTT will depend on how companies want to use it.

It is suitable for many purposes for which fossil-based plastics are currently being used. Thermoplastic cellulose, i.e. cellulose that can be moulded using heat, can be processed in conventional plastic treatment processes. Like plastic, the material can be refined into packaging films and bulk commodities.

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-Unipetrol completes new PE unit

Unipetrol has completed and officially commissioned the principal part of the construction of the new polyethylene unit (PE3).

The so-called Natural Line producing natural polyethylene was launched into full operation and will enable Unipetrol to use the entire production capacity to manufacture advanced types of natural polyethylene. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

The operational test and delivery of the Black Line producing black polyethylene will take place once the coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted.

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-Sidel provide local healthcare players in France with bottles for hydro-alcoholic gel

Sidel have transformed their international centre of excellence for PET packaging development and blowing solutions in France into a production centre and launched an exceptional production of bottles for hydro-alcoholic gel.

A first batch of 5,000 PET plastic bottles for the disinfectant has already been provided to the Hospital of Dijon and an additional one has been distributed for Le Havre (Normandy) town’s pharmacies and hospitals. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

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-Wittmann Group extends its manufacturing plant in Hungary

Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded from 12,000 square meters to a total of 15,000 square meters.

Austria-based injection molding and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Group is adding some needed pace to its production plant in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary, after purchasing the neighbouring company building. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

With this acquisition, Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded from 12,000 square meters to a total of 15,000 square meters. “The Hungarian production plant of Wittmann has so far been working almost continuously at its capacity limit and had also reached its limit in terms of existing space,” the company said in an April 6 statement.

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-Rapid Granulator joins fight against COVID-19

Based in Bredaryd, Sweden, Rapid Granulator has increased its number of free rental machines in a bid to support the industry fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Anders Mårtensson, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “Rapid have in the last months provided several rental machines for free to support customers who are producing medical protection products like face shields, respirators etc, needed in the fight of the COVID-19. Exhibitions are cancelled or postponed and most likely will be so during the whole of 2020. In this situation, we decided to offer our exhibition machines to support our customers. And now we have decided to release even more machines to the medical sector since we have been facing a huge request.”  Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

Rapid Granulator joins fight against COVID-19

-New dates for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020

Due to the ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus and worldwide travel restrictions, VinylPlus has changed the dates of the 2020 edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum.

The VSF2020 will be held on 14-15 October at the same venue in Florence, Italy.

VinylPlus MD Brigitte Dero SAID: “We are sure you will acknowledge that this has not been an easy decision, but due to the widespread nature of the virus, a necessary one. We are fully committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a healthy environment for our attendees. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

We hope this change of date will not affect your decision to participate in the event in October and we are available to answer any questions you may have.”

New dates for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020

-Iran Says US Oil Production Must Be Known Before OPEC+ Call

Iran has demanded that U.S. oil production levels must be known before an upcoming OPEC meeting with Russia and others seeking to boost global energy prices.

Iran demanded on Wednesday that U.S. oil production levels must be known before an upcoming OPEC meeting with Russia and others seeking to boost global energy prices.

The meeting of the so-called OPEC+ is scheduled to be held Thursday after officials delayed it following Saudi Arabia criticizing Russia over its comments about the price collapse.  Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

A meeting in March saw OPEC and other nations led by Russia fail to agree to a production cut as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has drastically cut demand for oil. In the time since, prices have collapsed.

Iran Says US Oil Production Must Be Known Before OPEC+ Call

-Gabriel-Chemie publishes its first sustainability report

Gabriel-Chemie has published its first sustainability report: ‘Recipes for success for a sustainable future.’

The first sustainability report sends a clear message in regard to the changes and challenges of the plastics industry. The company acknowledges the need for future-orientated action and embraces its social, environmental and economic responsibilities.

After 70 years, the company continues to face changes being made by a third generation with a positive approach. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

Gabriel-Chemie publishes its first sustainability report

-India drops anti-dumping probe against MEG imports from Saudi Arabia

India has dropped an anti-dumping investigation over imports of polyester feedstock monoethylene glycol (MEG) from Saudi Arabia, but will continue the effort against Kuwait, Oman, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, the government said.

In an order on Monday, the government said Reliance Industries Ltd asked in February for Saudi Arabia to be dropped, after the company had sought the investigation in December into cheaper MEG exports by all five nations. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

“Further, it has been requested by the company to continue the investigation and recommend imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty,” it added, citing Kuwait, Oman, Singapore and the UAE as the countries from which imports are to be targeted.

India drops anti-dumping probe against MEG imports from Saudi Arabia

-Canada university develops bacteria-repellent plastic surface

A team of researchers at McMaster University, Canada, has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a report in Brighter World.

The new plastic surface – a treated form of conventional transparent wrap – can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces that can attract bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile. The treated material is also ideal for food packaging, where it could stop the accidental transfer of bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and listeria, as described in a paper published by the journal ACS Nano. Petrochemicals Crude Oil Pigment

Canada university develops bacteria-repellent plastic surface

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