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-Oerlikon Nonwoven large-scale meltblown sold to Asia

Neumünster,a leading Asian large-scale manufacturer of manmade fibers and polymers has invested in a new Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown system. The recently-signed contract comprises a 2-beam system for manufacturing filtration nonwovens – predominantly for medical products such as face masks – with a nominal capacity of up to 1,200 tons of nonwovens a year. The commercial production launch has been scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Oerlikon Nonwoven shortens delivery times due to rising demand for meltblown systems

Caption: Oerlikon Nonwoven meltblown nonwovens systems fulfill the very highest quality requirements when manufacturing high-end materials for filtration applications and medical products.

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-IDTechEx forecasts 3.05% growth for bioplastics

Every day, approximately 8,000,000 pieces of plastic make their way into the world’s oceans and plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world.

Bioplastics such as polylactic acid, polyhydroxyalkanoates and polybutyl succinate, are biodegradable and can have similar, if not identical, functionalities to their fossil-based counterparts. Yet, despite their environmental benefits, bioplastics are still struggling to wrestle marketshare away from conventional plastics.

The new IDTechEx report, “Bioplastics 2020-2025”, explores the factors helping and hindering the adoption of bioplastics. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

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-Manufacturing Phenolic Resin

Polymers are high molecular mass molecules consisting of repeating units known as monomers that are linked by covalent chemical bonds.

At the beginning of a batch type process the content of the reactor has a low viscosity and primarily consists of monomers.

Once heat and/or a catalyst are introduced, the process of polymerization begins and viscosity becomes higher. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

Viscosity is an indirect way of quantifying the molecular mass of polymers.

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-Coronavirus threatens US plastics recycling as states cancel collections

The coronavirus pandemic has created a wave of complications for the recycled plastics industry and hampered short-term supply of plastic waste, with several US areas suspending recycling programs, and concerns about transmission creating problems for waste processors.

Ten states in the US currently have “bottle bills”, or mandatory container buyback programs. Now, eight of these ten states – Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, New York, and Vermont – have temporarily halted enforcements that require retailers to participate in these container redemption programs. This means that residents in these states are no longer able to redeem their used beverage bottles for deposit value. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

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-China’s polymer futures test new lows

Polymer futures on China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) rebounded slightly today after hitting fresh 16-year lows yesterday, hit by the global spread of the coronavirus and slumping crude prices.

The May-delivery linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) contract settled at 5,370 yuan/t yesterday, down by 5.4pc or Yn315/t from the previous session. This is the lowest level since 2004. Prices rallied today, gaining by 2.2pc.

The May polypropylene (PP) contract on the DCE settled at Yn5,711/t yesterday, a drop of Yn261/t or 4.4pc to hit the lowest level since end of 2015. Prices rebounded by 3.2pc today. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

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-Sesotec presents RAPID PRO-SENSE 6 metal separator

Sesotec has extended its range of free-fall metal separators with the RAPID PRO-SENSE 6.

Optimised for applications in the plastics industry, especially for granulate and compound producers, and used for quality assurance it, among other things, is also suitable for applications involving abrasive material. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

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-US April benzene contracts drop over 50% on falling global crude values

US April benzene contracts settled at $1.21/gal FOB (free on board), a drop of more than 50% from March, as global crude values continue to move spot prices lower.

The April decrease of 136 cents/gal ($409/tonne) puts contracts at their lowest level since settling at $1.01/gal in January 2009.

Spot prices dropped in March as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to push down global crude values. Benzene demand has also dropped off, reaching new lows during the same period.Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

Earlier on Tuesday, the European benzene April contract price settled at €171/tonne, a decrease of €424/tonne from March. The 70% drop established a new low.

US April benzene contracts drop over 50% on falling global crude values

-CARE says it will help out struggling carpet recyclers

A stewardship group is boosting subsidies for California’s carpet recycling companies, which have been hit with a double whammy of coronavirus impacts and low virgin plastic prices. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), which runs California’s extended producer responsibility program for carpet, announced on March 31 it would shell out more money to help keep beleaguered carpet reclaimers in business. The companies recycle millions of pounds of nylon 6, nylon 6,6, PET, PTT and PP from post-consumer carpet.

CARE’s emergency actions include cutting one-time checks to recycling companies, accelerating subsidy payments, boosting the subsidy rate and more.

CARE says it will help out struggling carpet recyclers

-Real-Time Improved Process Control For Flexible Packaging

ISRA VISION is now offers cutting-edge technology for continuous quality and process control of printed images, lamination, and coatings with its 100% inline inspection solution PrintSTAR.

A medium-sized packaging producer is now using 100% verified and inspected quality, powered by ISRA, for applying cold seal adhesives to flexible packaging.

The expertise gained from the inspection being used to further improve printing processes.

Today’s packaging industry is increasingly focused on sustainability – protecting the environment, using energy and resources sparingly, and recycling.

Sustainable production also means that defect rates and waste need to be reduced to a minimum.Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

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-ANDRITZ To Supply High-Speed Spunlace Line To Karweb Nonwovens, Turkey

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Karweb Nonwovens to supply a complete neXline spunlace line for its plant located in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The line is scheduled for installation and start-up at the beginning of 2021.

This new neXline spunlace eXcelle line is dedicated to the production of viscose and polyester wipes as well as biodegradable wipes. Petrochemicals Synthetic Fabrics Plastics

The production capacity can be up to 18,000 t/a.

ANDRITZ To Supply High-Speed Spunlace Line To Karweb Nonwovens, Turkey

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