Plastic petrochemicals recycling waste 22-11-2018 - Arhive
-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate PET and its chain continue to be weak.
PET Bottle grade export 1,050/1,095 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 8,150/8,300 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 7,900/8,050 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 7,950/8,050 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 860/870 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,350/6,450 yuan/ton – MEG $ 665/675 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,850/5,950 yuan/ton – PX Korea 1,055/1,065 $/ton
POY 150D/48F domestic market 8,750/8,850 yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F domestic market 10,550/10,650 yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 9,000/9,100 yuan/ton
-Crude Oil Prices Trend
UK polypropylene (PP) buyers are being affected by a supply interruption at European chemical major INEOS’ Grangemouth facility, sources said on Wednesday.
INEOS has sent letters to customers informing them about the supply disruption at the 285,000 tonne/year PP plant.
The plant was on a planned shutdown, but start-up has been delayed by several weeks.
A preliminary Commission assessment of the voluntary pledges received by the industry shows significant commitments, although more will be needed to achieve the objective of a well-functioning EU market of recycled plastics.Plastic petrochemicals recycling waste
Following an EU-wide pledging campaign as part of the European Plastics Strategy, today the European Commission has given a preliminary assessment which shows that EU industry is significantly committed to recycling plastics – at least 10 million tons of recycled plastics could be supplied by 2025 if the pledges are fully delivered.
Ceflex, the consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe, has issued its endorsement of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) Global Commitment for a New Plastics Economy. Plastic petrochemicals recycling waste
This support is based on the EMF vision of a circular economy for plastic packaging being fully aligned with the Ceflex vision.
The Global Commitment clearly envisages a future where plastic packaging, including flexible packaging, is designed, used and the materials then made available again in the circular economy.
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has said that polymer silicones can be used safely, if they are used as intended, in the leather industry.
“In our experience, they represent an economical, sustainable and safe chemical product class,” the company said.
From plastic waste to new chemical products
Plastics do have proven benefits during their use phase – for example preservation of food loss, lightweight construction of vehicles and building insulation.
Plastic waste, however, and in particular plastic waste in the context of marine littering, is perceived as a major global challenge.
There is also increasing regulatory pressure regarding recycling quota and recyclability on the one hand and strong commitments of our customers towards increasing the share of recycled material in their offerings on the other hand.
Solving these challenges requires innovation and joint efforts globally across the value chain.
Lectra boosts iSi Automotive’s airbag Manufacturing capacity
Austrian supplier equips Thailand plant with FocusQuantum® FT6K to meet global demand
Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, supports iSi Automotive’s steadily growing airbag business with the best-in-class performance of FocusQuantum® FT6K.
Committed to innovation, iSi Automotive develops pioneering vehicle safety products, including modular airbag systems and patented airbag inflator technology. Headquartered in Austria and serving international customers, iSi Automotive produces airbag cushions meeting the highest quality standards at two major facilities in Thailand and Mexico.
From US carpet firm Mohawk to retail giant Tesco, companies are finding innovative solutions in the war on waste.
Everyone is aware that the world produces too much waste. 3.5 million tonnes of solid refuse every day to be precise.
This contributes annually to 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste, 1 billion items of clothing sent to landfill and 13 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the world’s oceans.
At the heart of the problem is an economic model that is linear in nature.
A linear economy is one where we use materials to make disposable products, thereby creating vast amounts of waste, which usually ends up in landfill.
Faurecia and Ford received two 2018 SPE Automotive Innovations Awards in the Body Interior and Safety categories. The two companies were honored for their work in developing the joint Faurecia Ford Modular Mold-in Pelvic Bolster for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and Transit Connect. This helped both models to get 5-star safety ratings for side impact crashes on both vehicles.
The Modular Mold-in Pelvic Bolster reduces part complexity as it eliminates two crash foams and replaces them with a single injection molded piece. The new design is integrated into the side panel and ramps up safety while also delivering cost savings. The unique bolster is highly adaptable and can be easily integrated into the vehicle architecture.
Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince
Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices, though cheaper energy could also weigh on the U.S. economy by dampening investment in shale oil production.
While the fall in oil prices doesn’t yet match the 2014-2016 slump to $26 per barrel, the current decline should soon make itself felt through the global economy.
The international crude benchmark, Brent, has fallen under $65 per barrel from a four-year high in early October over $86, and U.S. crude has dropped below $55 a barrel.
UK government called on to impose fee on new plastic packaging and offer rebate for recycled products
The government should introduce a new tax on virgin packaging to revolutionise the recycling system in the UK and tackle the plastics crisis, according to a new report.
The study, presented to MPs and industry figures at Westminster on Tuesday evening, calls on ministers to impose a fee on packaging materials and offer a rebate for those products that use more recycled material.
The WWF and the Resource Association, which commissioned environment consultancy Eunomia to produce the report, said the proposals would transform the UK’s broken recycling system – and drastically reduce the demand for raw materials, including fossil fuels.
A new World Biogas Summit will put anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas at the heart of sustainable development and high on the agenda of politicians and policymakers in the UK and around the globe, according to joint organisers the World Biogas Association (WBA) and the UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA).
Taking place in Birmingham, UK on the 3rd-4th July 2019, the summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, and case studies involving leaders and expert speakers from the field of sustainable development.
Up to 500 delegates are expected to attend from governments, municipalities, industry, academia, and international organisations from the UK and around the world.
The summit will take place alongside UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019, the largest international tradeshow dedicated to AD and biogas.
Cargill and Royal DSM recently announced a new joint venture – Avansya – for the production of fermentation-derived sweeteners.
Both companies have established R&D programs for the commercialization of Reb D and Reb M steviol glycosides produced using fermentation, with Cargill’s product commercially available under the EverSweet brand name.
This joint venture will capitalize on the extensive experience with fermentation processes, as well as their leading positions within the global food and beverages ingredient market.
Toray Industries, Inc., will be introducing in January 2019, “Ultrasuede BX”, a non-woven material with a suede texture which is about 30% made of plant-based raw materials.
The material consists of the highest proportion of plant-based raw materials –Polyester and Polyurethane in this case – in the world.
The world’s first non-woven material, “Ultrasuede BX”, has a suede texture using plant-based Polyurethane.
Automotive suppliers to partner on interior lighting solutions for the Cockpit of the Future
The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, will cooperate in a strategic partnership for the development of innovative interior lighting solutions.
Within this cooperation, both companies will jointly develop lighting with high-technology content in the domain of surface-lighting and dynamic-lighting for a more personalized cockpit environment.
Faurecia contributes its expertise as a complete system integrator for vehicle interiors and HELLA supplies innovative products in the field of interior lighting.
No resolution to the US-China trade war seems imminent as US vice president Mike Pence and China President Xi Jinping sparred at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
For the first time in its 29 years, the 21-member APEC group was unable to issue a joint communique after the Leaders’ Summit held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 18 November.
KREYENBORG IRDKlöckner Pentaplast, the manufacturer of high-quality food packaging materials, has placed an order for his third Infrared Rotary Drum of Kreyenborg GmbH & Co. KG, located in Senden, Germany to expand its production capacities substantially for thermoformed PET packaging solutions at the company site in Beeskow.