Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA 05-07-2019
Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA
China – Polyethylene Terephthalate
PET and its chain are in downward trend.
Crude oil contiues to be on roller coasters.
Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to be in health .
Acrylonitrile is steady.
PET Bottle grade export 970/1,010 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,950/8,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 8,000/8,100 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 8,050/8,150 yuan/ton
PTA Taiwan 805/815 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,550/6,650 yuan/ton – MEG 535/550 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,350/4,450 yuan/ton – PX Korea 815/825$/ton Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PET
Polyester POY 150D/48F domestic market 8,800/8,950 yuan/ton – Polyester DTY 150D/48F domestic market 10,200/10,300 yuan/ton – Polyester Staple PSF domestic market 8,500/8,600 yuan/ton
Crude Oil Prices Trend
Anellotech’s New Biomass Pre-Treatment Technology to Remove Minerals Successfully Demonstrated at 20 Metric Tons/Day Scale
Anellotech’s MinFree™ technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton/day scale.
Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ process TCat-8® pilot plant showed extended, economic catalyst life.
The report compiled by Persistence Market Research focuses on factors influencing the present scenario of the ‘Adiponitrile market’. The research report also offers concise analysis referring to commercialization aspects, profit estimations and market size of the industry. In addition, the report highlights the competitive standing of major players in the projection timeline, which also includes their portfolios and expansion endeavors.
Adiponitrile or hexanedinitrile is a colorless organic liquid compound. It finds its major application as a precursor for polymer nylon 6-6 which is known for its high mechanical strength and hence finds an array of applications including conveyor belts, carpet fibers, and electro-insulating elements amongst others.Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA
KraussMaffei and NETSTAL are to combine into a single company under the KraussMaffei name.
The new joint company will now present itself even more effectively, first and foremost in the medical technology and packaging industries.
Hans-Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Moulding Machinery segment at KraussMaffei, said: “Under the single, strong KraussMaffei brand, we are combining our injection moulding expertise from all application areas.”
“We will be pushing ahead the world of injection moulding more than ever, in keeping with our new, shared motto, Pioneering Plastics.”
South Korea’s major chemical companies are accelerating research and development (R&D) and commercialization of environmentally friendly plastics. Eco-friendly plastics are becoming an issue of growing importance around the globe and there is a growing interest in environment protection in the country due to non-biodegradable plastic trash problems.
SK Chemicals Co. is most actively seeking to develop polylactic acid (PLA), a bioplastic derived from renewable biomass, typically from fermented plant starch such as from corn, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp.
One of the most preferred polymers in food packaging and in printing application is polypropylene due to its excellent properties like high-temperature resistance, low moisture resistance, and high stiffness.
To improve mechanical properties, this film is stretched in both directions and across machine to form biaxially oriented polypropylene films (BOPP film).
Fillers such as talc and calcium carbonate and pigments are added to BOPP film to provide a pearly aesthetic look and improve optical properties.
Pearlised BOPP film finds application majorly in cold drink packaging such as ice cream packaging, biscuits, sweets, and flavour snack packaging.
Several Israeli companies are taking advantage of the country’s ideal environmental conditions for algae farming.
For thousands of years, consuming algae has been part of the native diets of Africa, Central America, South America and Southeast Asia. But today, algae are much more than a wrap for sushi – they are also used to produce a wide range of products such as food additives, natural pigments, chemical-free fabric dyes, biodegradable plastics and biofuels.
Israel has exponentially expanded the country’s knowledge and presence in the algae industry by spearheading research,including developing algal-based technologies.
Teijin Limited has announced it will acquire Benet Automotive s.r.o.(Benet), an automotive composite and component supplier in the Czech Republic, from Jet Investment.
Teijin is growing its automotive composites business with proprietary lightweight, high-performance materials, and design capabilities, to become a multi-material component supply partner of automotive OEM customers served by Teijin hubs in Europe, North America and Asia. Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA
Overall, slowed global demand and improved supply/demand balance scenarios are likely to keep prices of the five volume resins relatively stable.
As we got into the second half of the year, the pricing trajectory has been downward for PP, PET and PE. Actually, prices of PP and PET may bottom out this month, owing to typical inventory buildup in the July-August timeframe for the former and upward pressure from feedstock costs for the latter.
In contrast, prices of PE are generally expected to drop owing to a decline in global prices and an amply supplied market.
There’s an upward pricing trajectory for PS and PVC, driven by feedstock benzene in the case of the former and suppliers’ claims of tight supply in the case of the latter. However, in the case of both resins, all other key driving factors are pointing to a flat-to-down trajectory.
PP prices this week, witnessed a rise in the Far East and South East Asian regions. The price rise, was triggered by stronger import offers, from overseas producers coupled with deals, concluded at higher price levels in the region.
CFR Far East Asia, PP raffia and PP injection prices were assessed at the USD 1035/mt levels, while PP film prices were assessed at the USD 1055/mt levels, both up USD 20/mt from the previous week. BOPP prices were also assessed at the USD 1055/mt levels, a week on week gain of USD 20/mt. PP block copolymer prices were assessed higher at the USD 1080/mt levels, a week on week increase of USD 20/mt.
In South East Asia (SEA), PP raffia and PP injection grade prices were assessed at the USD 1060/mt levels, a week on week rise of USD 10/mt. PP film prices were assessed at the USD 1075/mt levels, a gain of USD 10/mt from the last week. BOPP prices were assessed at the USD 1080/mt levels, while PP block copolymer prices were assessed at the USD 1095/mt CFR levels, both up USD 10/mt week on week.
The centre will focus on two main aspects; to promote sustainability, circular economy and food safety and accelerate the processes to develop and launch sustainable products.
With this in mind, the centre, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (the international headquarters of both Divisions), will invite customers, suppliers, associations, public bodies and universities to come together to cooperate in projects to develop more efficient and sustainable packaging.
On the occasion of this year’s K fair, BASF will launch and present its new product Ultradur B6551 LNI for extrusion and the worldwide first thermoformable PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) Ultradur B6560 M2 FC TF. An interdisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, and engineers developed the products from lab to reality.
Both new grades combine all the well-known characteristics of the Ultradur family like high melting point, low water uptake, high dimensional stability and good barrier properties. Though, up to now the melt strength of PBT was not sufficient to make it a preferred product for extrusion.
By connecting and branching the polymer chains via tailor-made additives, the experts of BASF gained a very high melt strength. Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA
Fabio Perini has developed a “green” primary and secondary packaging solution for tissue products that can adapt to current systems and existing equipment as part of the push to decrease plastic use in packaging.
To accomplish this, Fabio Perini had to identify the most suitable alternative to plastic for primary packaging. This material had to be not only eco-sustainable, recyclable and/or compostable, but also as versatile as the polyethylene in terms of availability, product protection, packaging options, printability and resistance to production-related mechanical stress.
OXFORD City Council is reminding city households to put the right materials in their recycling bins and says £12,000 of taxpayers’ money was wasted in six weeks as a result.
It says most city residents ‘recycle very well’ but incorrect items mean good quality material can end up being rejected.
Recycling should be ‘loose, rinsed and squashed with any excess in a clear sack or cardboard box’.
Incorrect items in blue recycling bins include food and food-soiled items, black bin liners, nappies and textiles. If included, they can lead to an entire load being rejected.
Cifra, a leader in production of knitwear with WKS technology which is internationally patented, is investing in research and design thanks to the expansion of its design department and the addition of new eco-sustainable yarn offerings. Cifra is an Italian company known as warp knit centre of excellence that produces garments with an exclusive technology.
“Our work is customised at every stage so that we may offer a completely exclusive product, created with the most current, increasingly cutting-edge technology on the market. Polymers Petrochemicals Biodegradable PA