Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability 23-05-2019 - Arhive

  • China Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • PET and its chain are weak and continue to lose ground.
  • Crude oil  wanes.
    • Polyamide 6 and its chain continue to go down,with the exception of Nylon resin.

    PET Bottle grade export 910/960 $/ton PET Bottle grade domestic market 7,050/7,150 yuan/ton PET Filament grade SD domestic market 6,750/6,850 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 6,850/6,950 yuan/ton

  • PTA Taiwan 800/810 $/ton PTA domestic market 5,600/5,750 yuan/tonMEG  515/525 $/ton – MEG domestic market 4,150/4,250 yuan/tonPX Korea 820/830 $/ton
  • Polyester POY 150D/48F  domestic market 7,200/8,300  yuan/tonPolyester DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 9,400/9,500  yuan/tonPolyester Staple PSF domestic market 7,800/7,900  yuan/ton

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-From PET flakes directly to 100 percent rPET preforms 

The first XTREME Renew Flakes to Preform System, which directly produces new, food-grade 100 percent rPET preforms from recycled PET flakes in a single process step, was recently presented with a World Star Packaging Award in Prague.

EREMA, SIPA, Kyoei Industry and Suntory, four companies involved in developing the system received the award for what is described as a unique example of a closed plastic loop.

The World Star Packaging Award recognizes outstanding packaging solutions from around the world that set international standards for the packaging industry thanks to their design or the way they are manufactured. Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability 

Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability

-Colloids showcasing innovative new speciality masterbatch products at Chinaplas 2019

Colloids is exhibiting at Chinaplas 2019, showcasing the latest product innovations developed by Colloids’ R&D team.

The products include new speciality black masterbatches for agricultural films and automotive interiors, a new plastic component laser marking compatible masterbatch range, and a new T-TEC Signal Orange high-performance masterbatch for high voltage components in hybrid and electric vehicle engines.

Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability

-War against plastic must continue to save our future

The first synthetic polymer, or plastic as the world knows it, was created in the 20th century.

What started as a magic material is part of everything from bags to money and is now one of the largest threats to mankind.

According to a report from the Central Pollution Control Board, India generates 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste a day and most of it remains unprocessed.

Combating plastic pollution is a matter of the utmost importance and the need of the hour. Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability 

Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability

-Beauty and function meet sustainability at Performance Days

The focus of this season’s functional fabric fair Performance Days was on updates for Winter 2020/21 and new ideas for Summer 2021 and the overarching focus topic of ‘The Beauty of Function’ provided a creative framework for the latest developments in performance sportswear and so-called athleisure fabrics.

The beauty of function was convincingly demonstrated by innovation around appealing handle, surprising textures and surfaces, super lightweight and transparent materials, eye-catching functional prints and bonded, laminated and quilted contrast layers. However, as the concept of beauty needs to go deeper than first impressions to consider the environmental impact of the fabric during manufacture, wear and end-of-life, it is important to continue the search for more sustainable options, such as renewable, bio-based and recycled materials.

Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability

-Wrap applauds progress made by UK plastics pact members

Removing black plastic packaging from supermarket shelves and replacing single-use plastic cutlery with recyclable alternatives are just some of the actions taken by members of the UK Plastics Pact over the past year, according to a new report by the Waste and Resources Action

The Pact is a voluntary agreement established in April 2018 by WRAP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) to drive the UK towards a circular economy for plastics.

UK plastics pact members

-CarbonLITE to handle ocean-diverted plastics

The company’s newest offering will replace virgin materials for food, beverage and cosmetic applications.

CarbonLITE Industries, Los Angeles, announced that it plans to process 100 percent postconsumer ocean-diverted plastics. Jason Farahnik, director of brand partnerships and resin sales at CarbonLITE, says the ocean-diverted plastics it plans to collect will come primarily from the coastlines of Southeast Asian countries.

The company’s newest offering will replace virgin materials for food, beverage and cosmetic applications, according to a CarbonLITE news release. The products will have the dual benefit of reducing ocean plastics and the amount of virgin material produced. Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability 

CarbonLITE to handle ocean-diverted plastics

-Good reasons for a record Techtextil 2019

This year’s Techtextil show, along with its sister show Texprocess, was the biggest to date, with a record 1,818 exhibitors and 47,000 visitors from 116 countries descending on Frankfurt.

At a press conference during the show, Euratex, the European textiles and clothing organisation, presented its latest statistics on the industry and Hendrik van Delden of Gherzi added some figures on the global market trends and export opportunities for European technical textile producers.  Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability 

Euratex, the European textiles

-Brightmark Energy breaks ground on plastics-to-fuel plant

Brightmark says 136 full-time manufacturing jobs will be created when the 112,000-square-foot facility is operational.

Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, broke ground on the nation’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant May 22 in Ashley, Indiana.

Brightmark says a total of 136 full-time manufacturing jobs will be created in Northeast Indiana when all phases of the 112,000-square-foot facility are operational.

The new plant will utilize a plastics-to-fuel process that recycles waste that has reached the end of its useful life – including items that cannot readily be recycled, like plastic film, flexible packing, styrofoam and children’s toys – directly into useful products, like fuels and wax.  Polymers Petrochemicals Plastic Sustainability 

plastics-to-fuel plant

-Barrier packaging films for the circular economy

is launching the first of its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm™ Strata SL.  It has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution or, to be used in laminate constructions to be ‘recycle ready’, or recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene films.

Alasdair McEwen, Global Product Manager Packaging, Innovia Films explains “Our new in-house technology has enabled us to produce a totally new film with unique barrier properties.  Strata SL has a very effective barrier to aroma, mineral oils and oxygen even at high relative humidity levels ensuring increased shelf life and reduced food waste.”

Barrier packaging films

-Exxonmobil introduces new polyethylene technology advancements at Chinaplas 2019

ExxonMobil has announced that it plans to introduce two new performance polyethylene (PE) polymers for high-quality flexible packaging, and recyclable* full PE laminated packaging solutions, at Chinaplas 2019.

“Advancing polyethylene technology is an important part of our commitment to helping customers grow their businesses,” said David Hergenrether, ExxonMobil Chemical vice president, polyethylene. “By working together, we can help customers create differentiated packaging solutions that offer enhanced performance and processing, while helping them to meet their sustainability goals.”

polyethylene technology

-New nanosilver coating that can kill bacteria developed

The nanoparticle loaded powder can be mixed in paints and applied to hospitals walls , kitchens and toilets to give them antimicrobial coating

A team of Indian researchers have developed a new method that helps prepare silver nanoparticle loaded antibacterial powder, which could potentially be used to clean water and help in waste management.

Developed by researchers at the Mumbai-based Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the new technique avoids use of harsh chemicals during synthesis and is environmental friendly.

The nanoparticle loaded powder could also be mixed in paints and applied to surfaces where chances of infection are high, such as walls in hospitals, kitchens and toilets to give them antimicrobial coating, the researchers said.


-US oil output still expected to hit 13m barrels daily by end of 2019

Despite a slow start to the year, US crude output is still expected to surge for the rest of 2019 and hit at least 13 million barrels daily by the end of 2019, a new report projects.

A combination of weather effects and depressed oil prices at the beginning of the year kept US oil production from rising much in early 2019, but that is expected to change through the rest of the year, said the Norwegian research firm Rystad Energy.

US oil output

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