Plastic chemicals rpet recycling 29-11-2018
-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate PET and its chain continue to be assessed mixed.
PET Bottle grade export 1,000/1,040 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 8,050/8,150 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 7,600/7,750 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 7,650/7,800 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 820/835 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – MEG $ 670/680 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,800/5,900 yuan/ton – PX Korea 980/995 $/ton
POY 150D/48F domestic market 8,200/8,300 yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F domestic market 10,150/10,250 yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 8,750/8,900 yuan/ton
The Primorsky plant Evroplast, which specializes in the production of polymer products, plans to expand the production of PET preforms in the first half of 2019 and modernize the range, the plant director Yevgeny Belokurov told TASS .
The plant “Europlast” in the TOR “Nadezhdinskaya” in Primorye opened in October 2015. The company manufactures PET preforms and closures used in the production of plastic bottles and supplies them to the Far East market.
Import prices of polyethylene (PE) in China fell at the end of last week, following a decrease in crude oil quotations amid a reduction in material consumption at the end of the year, ICIS reported.
Purchasing activity is currently low on the part of market players, and it is expected that the material supply will continue to grow, as foreign suppliers may begin to dispose of their stocks of PE as the end of 2018 approaches
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The demand for polymers in India in the spot market remains weak against the background of limited domestic liquidations in the country and a downtrend in Asian markets, ICIS reported. India demand polymers market
Domestic supplies of polymers are sufficient, and the players do not expect an improvement in the situation in December.
Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern. Graphene is considered to be the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material – to both electricity and heat. All this properties are exciting researchers and businesses around the world – as graphene has the potential the revolutionize entire industries – in the fields of electricity, conductivity, energy generation, batteries, sensors and more.
Graphene is the world’s strongest material, and so can be used to enhance the strength of other materials. Dozens of researches have demonstrated that adding even a trade amount of graphene to plastics, metals or other materials can make these materials much stronger – or lighter (as you can use less amount of material to achieve the same strength).
A competitive European industry and a strategy for energy-intensive sectors are needed to drive the transformations necessaryto fulfil EU 2050 emissions reductions targets,chemicals trade groups said on Wednesday.
Proposed EUemissions reductions targets to 2050 are likely to see chemicals producers in the region shift to new production processes, such as renewable hydrogen or sustainable biomass-based feedstocks, according to European Commission documents released on 28 November.
The Commission’s latest greenhouse gasemissions reduction road map includes a variety of scenarios for emissions-reduction in the region, with the most ambitious plans aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050.
Social enterprise brand share is the first manufacturer in Germany to offer its mineral water made from bottles made from 100% recycled plastics.
At the beginning of this year, the company launched the mineral water bottle on the shelves of retailers dm and REWE. According to studies, Germans produce 37 kilograms of plastic waste per person per year, a figure that is set to grow even further. Even in a country with a strong recycling culture as Germany, half of plastics waste is burnt rather than being transformed into a new raw material, which makes using recycled plastics even more crucial.
China China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec), Asia’s largest oil refining company, lowered the November contract prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in eastern China by 1,290 yuan (CNY) or USD186 per tonne compared with the previous month, a source at the company told ICIS .
Thus, from November 23, contract prices of MEG companies in the region are set at CNY6 280 or USD906 per tonne, following the downward trend in the spot market, a source said.
The circular economy is a key part of the sustainability discussion, and has the potential to shape the future of the chemicals industry as much as any other trend,the CEO of US chemical major Dow Chemical said on Tuesday.
“The fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation,continued merger and acquisition activity, are all converging at the same time as one of the big trends – a trend that is so big and has a lot of potential in creating a lot of winners and possibly a few losers,” said Jim Fitterling.
Oil fell below $60 per barrel on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories rose for the 10th straight week amid concerns about excess global supply.
Prices, however, rose from the day’s lows in tandem with a rally in stocks after a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who said risks to the U.S. economy are relatively balanced, suggesting the pace of interest-rate hikes may slow in coming months.
In the last three days, oil investors have been more willing to buy on declines after a rout that took crude futures down by 30 percent since the beginning of October.
The two Swiss innovators for functional performance clothing, Odlo and HeiQ, are co-launching HeiQ Pure SPQR, a triple-action sustainable odor control technology, another breakthrough in the HeiQ Fresh Tech product family.
Smelling fresh allows us to do what we like without having to worry about bad smell on our apparel. That insight brought these two companies together already 13 years ago, as HeiQ developed for Odlo an odor control textile finish that would last 100 washes – known as Effect by Odlo.
SABIC is planning to build a demonstration plant in Europe to transform waste plastic into feedstock for its crackers as part of the company’s strategy to further advance its circular economy model for the business, a senior company executive said on Wednesday.
The new demonstration plant is intended to be built at its Geleen manufacturing site in The Netherlands, according to AbdulrahmanAl-Fageeh, SABIC’s executive vice president,petrochemicals.
Stanley, North Carolina – Era Polymers is to open a manufacturing facility in North Carolina to serve the US market.
The Australian-headquartered company already manufactures polyurethane systems in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The new facility will support it’s growing US sales. It will also make products for the Canadian, South American and European markets.
eurolaser, one of the leading suppliers of cutting solutions, offering processing tables up to 3.20 meters in width and length, as well as additional modules for multicolour direct printing, labelling and engraving for parallel use, will demonstrate its eurolaser L-1200 Conveyor laser system at this year’s Heimtextil trade fair in Frankfurt.
“By processing the textiles with the laser tool, the cutting edges are sealed and thus prevents fraying. Compared to knife processing, there is no tool wear and the material can be cut without distortion in all directions. The precise roll feed via the feeding unit and the tension-free transport via the conveyor table, which was specially developed for textile processing, ensure maximum result reliability,” the company explains.
Newsfile Corp) Leading U.S. Herb Producer Transitions to good natured(R) Plant-based Packaging
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 27, 2018) – good natured Products Inc. (“good natured “) is pleased to announce that one of the largest herb growers in the Midwest U.S., Mariposa Farms, has made the switch away from petroleum-based PET packaging to good natured plant-based materials.
At the PETnology conference in Paris, EREMA presented its newly developed VACUNITE technology. The Austrian producer of plastics recycling machines brings together its VACUREMA® bottle-to-bottle process with newly patented, vacuum-supported solid state polycondensation (SSP) from Polymetrix in this innovation.
All thermal process steps take place in nitrogen atmosphere. The result is rPET pellets which offer high quality and far exceed all food-contact requirements.
With VACUNITE EREMA expands its portfolio for PET recycling solutions. This technology is the answer to the challenges which PET recycling will have to face in the future. Christoph Wöss, EREMA Business Development Manager for the bottle sector, sums up these challenges as follows: “The growing commitment in society to handling plastics in a responsible way means that both political requirements and voluntary pledges of major beverage brands call for a significant increase in the amount of recyclate in end products.