Plastic petrochemicals sustainability recycling 06-12-2018
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PET and its chain go still upward.
PET Bottle grade export 1,060/1,100 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 8,500/8,600 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 7,950/8,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 8,000/8,100 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 850/860 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton – MEG $ 715/730 $/ton – MEG domestic market 6,050/6,150 yuan/ton – PX Korea 1,020/1,035 $/ton
POY 150D/48F domestic market 8,500/8,650 yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F domestic market 10,350/10,450 yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 8,800/8,950 yuan/ton
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Global Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) Market
The Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) market around worldwide is among the most promising markets.
This international market is developing with an advanced rate and growth of novel techniques on rising consumer preference.
The Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) market is a large platform for competitors Avantium, Toyo Seikan Kaisha, ALPLA, Danone, Swire Pacific, AVA Biochem, TOYOBO, Corbionserving huge opportunities for development.
Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20,000 tech enthusiasts from around the world.
The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones.
The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environments.
Tronox seeks to sell Cristal’s pigment site in Ashtabula, Ohio to INEOS for $700m in a bid to get US approval of its pending acquisition of the fellow producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), the US-based company said on Tueday.
Tronox said the proposed sale to INEOS should address concerns from US antitrust regulators.
An earlier attempt to sell the plant to Venator Materials had failed.
“INEOS is an experienced and sophisticated purchaser of chemical operating assets, with dozens of successful acquisitions in the last two decades, particularly in chemical carve-out acquisitions,” according to a statement by Tronox CEO Jeffry Quinn.
Negri Bossi is launching its newest range of injection moulding machines into the Turkish market.
At the PlastEurasia trade fair in Istanbul from December 5-8 the company is showing a highly technical model from its ‘Nova’ range.
The Nova s700T on display will allow visitors to see the machine’s innovative toggle system, as well as its FMC technology and Sytrama automation.
pot resin trading rebounded during the final week of November, reports the PlasticsExchange (Chicago) in its Market Update.
November had been sputtering along, but last week’s strong volumes helped to raise the month to a solid average.
Spot pricing for both polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) remained weak, with losses of $0.01 to 0.02/lb common, depending on grade.
The flow of fresh offers was healthy, as most resellers looked to flip domestic railcars rather than take additional material into inventory, writes the PlasticsExchange.
Other suppliers with packaged warehoused material ready to go were also eager to sell and lowered prices to attract buyers.
Under a five-year agreement, Boeing will supply carbon fiber recycling specialist ELG Carbon Fibre with cured and uncured material from its 777X wing manufacturing facility, as well as other locations.
The Boeing Co. (Seattle, WA, US) and carbon fiber recycling specialist ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. (Coseley, UK) announced on Dec. 5 that they have signed a five-year agreement whereby Boeing will supply to ELG cured and uncured carbon fiber composites that will be converted by ELG into secondary products for use in other composites manufacturing applications.
The cured and uncured carbon fiber waste will come from 11 Boeing composites manufacturing operations, including the 777X Composites Wing Center in Everett, WA, Boeing South Carolina in Charleston, SC, US, and eight other Boeing US sites involved in manufacturing commercial airplanes, rotorcraft and other products.
Packaging company, Uflex, on Tuesday said it expects revenue of around Rs 500 crore from BOPET film patent that has been granted by United States.
“FlexFilms, the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has been granted United States Patent covering entire categories of formable films that include one or more BOPET layers used in Alu Alu blister packaging,” the multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company said in its filing.
With the patent issuance, the company gets exclusive right of manufacturing and sale of this special BOPET film in US, Europe and India.
Increasing demand for sustainable products and stronger policy support for the bio-economy will see a 25 per cent market growth for bioplastics over the next five years, reports European Bioplastics in its annual market data update.
Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2018 to 2.6 million tonnes in 2023. Innovative biopolymers such as PLA (polylactic acid) and PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) are driving this growth.
PHAs are an important polymer family that has been in development for a while and that is entering the market at a larger commercial scale, with production capacities set to quadruple in the next five years.
These polyesters are bio-based, biodegradable, and feature a wide array of physical and mechanical properties.
Kraiburg TPE achieves a new Asia Pacific milestone with an additional production line
The addition of a new production line at Kraiburg TPE’s Malaysia plant this month has boosted production capacity by 35 per cent and increased the company’s global output to 60,000 tonnes.
In tandem with the line in Kuala Lumpur, Kraiburg TPE is also expanding its offices and warehouse and extending its sales network in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Italy-based packaging equipment maker Sidel has launched BoostPRIME, a new patented PET packaging solution for hot-filled beverages.
This solution is aimed at enabling customers to tap opportunities through product premiumisation and revenue generation while not compromising on packaging performance.
This solution is aimed at the single-serve market of juice, nectar, soft drink, isotonics, and tea (JNSDIT) category.
These beverages can be filled in PET bottles of up to 1.2l at a temperature of 85°C-88°C.
German components manufacturer ZF has developed an innovative technology to reduce the severity of injuries linked to traffic accidents. Starting in 2018, every car sold new comes with an array of airbags integrated into the cabin. The firm envisions a safer car with airbags mounted externally, too.
As of writing, the external airbag was developed only for the side of the car, meaning it deploys when a car gets t-boned. It essentially turns the entire side of the car receiving the impact into a crumple zone that absorbs energy.
Obertshausen – Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer will return to next month’s Heimtextil exhibition for the first time in nearly 40 years, equipped with new machines for the terry fabric and curtain sectors.
The company will be present in Frankfurt with an information booth in the Trend Forum, on Stand K 65 in Hall 3.0, while simultaneously hosting an in-house show at its headquarters in nearby Obertshausen.
Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between France’s Total and Dutch lactic acid derivatives producer Corbion, has begun making bioplastics at its PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) plant in Rayong, Thailand.
The new facility is producing a broad range of ‘Luminy’ PLA resins from renewable, non-GMO sugarcane sourced locally in Thailand for eventual use in packaging, consumer goods, 3D printing, fibers and the automotive industry.
Total Corbion quality labThe joint venture company says being biobased and biodegradable, PLA products can be mechanically or chemically recycled – or in some cases composted and returned to the soil as fertilizer.
Photo by Carbios YouTube channel The plant is currently designed by Carbios’ partner TechnipFMC
Manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Kem One and cleantech specialist Carbios SA are studying the potential construction of a demonstration plant for Carbios’ breakthrough biorecycling technology.
The two French companies announced 4 Dec that they had signed a ‘letter of intent’ to evaluate the potential of building the plant at Kem One’s production facility in the French Chemical Valley, near Lyon, in a bid to roll out the technology.
Earlier this year, Carbios completed Thanaplast, a five-year €22m programme aimed at developing new industrial processes to improve the production and recycling of biopolymers.