Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET 12-09-2020

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-LANXESS extends use of composite material to extrusion blow moulding

LANXESS is extending the applications that can use its continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites with the addition of extrusion blow moulding.

The company’s ‘Tepex’ brand of thermoplastic composites can now be integrated in the production process, opening up new possibilities for use.Petrochemicals CircularEconomy Lignin

In a feasibility study, experts at the speciality chemicals company demonstrated that components made of polyamide 6 can be manufactured with blow moulding technology while receiving local reinforcement with Tepex at points subject to heavy loads.

The investigations were performed on a state-of-the-art and close-to-production blow moulding machine at the technical centre of LANXESS’ High-Performance Materials business unit (HPM) in Dormagen.

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-Changes In Management At Brückner

As of September 1, 2020, Michael A. Tuschak will take over the position of sales director at Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG in Leonberg. He succeeds Gerd Kolmer, who will hand over management responsibility after many years of service and will focus on market development in selected countries and technologies.

He will also continue to be available to his successor and the company with his extensive experience in all areas. Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

Tuschak has been working as a textile engineer and MBA International Marketing for over 25 years in the sales of textile machines, technical textiles and nonwovens and has many years of professional experience in leading positions.

During his professional career, he not only be-came acquainted with the textile machinery industry, but also with the customer side and was, among other things, responsible for the sales of technical textiles and nonwovens. His goal in his new position as sales director is to use his extensive experience to build on the existing successes and provide new impetus.

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-US firms partner to produce PHA packaging films

Danimer Scientific and Plastic Suppliers (PSI) have joined forces to create bio-based, home compostable film packaging. The US firms claim that they will produce films that degrade without leaving behind microplastics.

PSI, a manufacturer of biopolymer EarthFirst PLA barrier and non-barrier sealant films, will use Danimer Scientific’s proprietary biopolymer Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) to produce the packaging films. Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

Tested by the University of Georgia (UGA) researchers and the UGA New Materials Institute, PHA is a biodegradable alternative to petrochemical plastics made from sustainable materials such as canola oil. Danimer Scientific will work with PSI to create customised resins that will offer additional End-of-Life (EOL) options to PSI’s existing line of compostable films.

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-Loop Industries and Suez to build inaugural Infinite Loop facility

Loop Industries and SUEZ have announced plans to build the first Infinite Loop recycling facility in Europe.

Based on enhanced recycling, the partnership will combine the resource management expertise of SUEZ and Loop’s unique breakthrough technology for the production of virgin quality, food grade, 100 per cent recycled and infinitely recyclable plastic.

Loop’s patented and proprietary low-energy technology enables waste plastic to be recycled an infinite number of times, with no degradation in quality. Combined with the expertise of SUEZ, the Infinite Loop facility will respond to huge growth in demand in Europe from global brandowners committed to aggressive targets for a high level of recycled content in their products. Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

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-Lux research suggests global megatrends will transform the chemical industry over the next 20 years

According to Lux research over the next 20 years, the chemicals and materials industries will face fundamental changes, forcing them to adopt new skills and develop new goals and these changes will have a major impact on the flow of both materials and information.

In the new report “The Chemicals and Materials Company of 2040,” Lux Research outlines the factors impacting these industries and how they will cause large-scale change.

There are four megatrends currently shaping the chemicals and materials industries: feedstock and resource transformation, sustainability, change in consumer demand, and digital transformation. The first two will impact the flow of materials, while the last two will impact the flow of information. Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

Lux research suggests global megatrends will transform the chemical industry over the next 20 years

-Circular solution to plastics waste crisis faces numerous hurdles

Addressing the plastics waste crisis and achieving the circular economy in the European Union through recycling will require new technologies and significant collaboration and investment, say speakers at a waste management and recycling session during the IHS Markit PEPP 2020 Online: Annual Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology & Business Forum, currently underway, reported Chemweek.

Although advances have already been made thanks to technology innovation, investment in infrastructure, and sustainability-focused brands, many challenges remain, largely around aligning regulations, collection, sorting, logistics, conversion, downstream processing, and consumer acceptance to create an economically viable supply chain.

Martin Wiesweg, Executive Director Polymers EMEA, IHS Markit, believes that Europe’s target of recycling 50% of plastic packaging waste by 2025 will be a challenge for industry, but notes that it is attracting billions of dollars in investments.  Currently, about half of Europe’s PE films – about 9 million tons of waste material from the packaging, agriculture, and commercial markets – is collected.Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

Circular solution to plastics waste crisis faces numerous hurdles

-Delays in southeast Asia polymer start-ups: Correction

Corrects Hyosung’s PDH expected start-up year to 2021 in paragraph 7

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 Crudeoil Lignin PET

Delays in southeast Asia polymer start-ups: Correction

-European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets made use of a biased interpretation of the report to draw a distorted picture of biodegradable and compostable plastics.  Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, stated “In several respects, the EEA report is laudable in its objectives to provide information about the types of biodegradable products available, their labelling and their properties. It also accurately highlights the need to raise awareness about the different packaging solutions to ensure proper sorting and collection of waste”. In terms of additional benefits, the EEA correctly notes that contamination with conventional plastics is an increasing challenge for compost quality and emphasises that substituting conventional plastics with certified compostable plastics can significantly help in reducing this risk. Indeed, compostable plastics are essential in this respect of recovery and recycling, since no other economically viable solutions will be available for food-contaminated plastics in the near future.

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

-Trioplast launches a manual stretch film made from 75% recycled material

Trioplast takes another step towards a circular economy with the launch of a manual stretch film made from 75% recycled material – of which minimum 51% from Post-consumer recycled (PCR) sources.  Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

Trioplast has a market-leading role in climate-smart packaging thanks to its sustainability concepts Triolean™ (downgauging with sustained or increased performance), Triogreen™ (products based on renewable raw materials) and Trioloop™ (products made from recycled plastic). Using post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in a stretch film is a ground-breaking move that represents a major step forwards in transitioning transport packaging into a circular economy.

Trioplast launches a manual stretch film made from 75% recycled material

-Italian Industrial Output Up on Month in July; Third Straight Gain

Italy’s industrial output rose in July for the third consecutive month, but at a slower pace than in May or June, according to data released Thursday by statistics office Istat.

The industrial production index increased by 7.4% in seasonally adjusted terms in July from the prior months, compared with the 8.2% monthly gain registered in June.

The reading outpaced the expectations of economists polled by FactSet, who had predicted industrial output to increase by 4%.  Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin PET

“The recovery of industrial production continued in July… Growth was particularly strong for capital goods and extended to almost all sectors of economic activity”, the agency said.

Manufacturing activity increased by 8.7% in July from June, while mining and energy output fell by 2.2% and 0.3%, respectively.

Italian Industrial Output Up on Month in July; Third Straight Gain

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Petrochemicals Crudeoil Lignin 11-09-2020