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-Tomra reports increased RVM collections Polymers Petrochemicals recycling additives

U.S. consumers redeem more than 2 billion used beverage containers through reverse vending machines in 2018.

Germany-based Tomra Sorting Recycling reports U.S. consumers redeemed more than 2 billion used beverage containers though its reverse vending machines (RVMs) in 2018. RVMs collect beverage containers for recycling and prevent them from entering oceans and landfills, the company says in a news release.

When a plastic bottle is returned to an RVM, the material is protected from contamination from other types of municipal solid waste (MSW). The bottle maintains its “food-grade status and can be turned back into another plastic bottle” in what Tomra calls “clean loop recycling.”

-RadiciGroup, a European leader in technical textiles

At Techtextil 2019, focus on products for high performance applications

New bicomponent production line extends the horizon of spundbond

RadiciGroup’s entire Synthetic Fibres & Nonwovens Business Area is at Techtextil 2019, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens in Europe, taking place in Frankfurt an Main, Germany, from 14 to 17 May. On display in the RadiciGroup exhibition area (Hall 4.2–Stand C68) are the latest developments of the Group’s business area, from nylon and polyester yarns to new nonwovens manufactured using bicomponent technology.

“Our stand is showcasing our whole product portfolio,” said Marco De Silvestri, marketing director of RadiciGroup Comfort Fibres, a business area that is part of the larger Synthetic Fibres & Nonwovens Business Area. “We are presenting our entire range of products, from more conventional (polyamides, polyesters, etc.) to specialty products, such as those obtained from materials of biological origin (Biofeel and CornLeaf), enriched with additives or produced with bico-technology.

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-TOMRA welcomes Scotland’s “groundbreaking” deposit return scheme

The Scottish Government’s announcement last week that an ambitious and wide-ranging deposit return scheme (DRS) will be introduced has been hailed as “groundbreaking” by a reverse vending company, TOMRA Collection Solutions.

TOMRA have commended Scotland for taking the lead in the recycling revolution, as the first part of the UK to confirm implementation of such a scheme and provide details of the form it will take. Polymers Petrochemicals recycling additives

Tomra Ireland

-New rules place restrictions on global plastic scrap trade

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste has been amended, requiring countries to obtain prior informed consent before exporting contaminated or mixed plastic scrap.

Governments at the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the Basel Convention have voted in support of restricting plastic scrap exports by requiring countries to obtain prior informed consent before exporting contaminated or mixed plastic scrap. According to the proposal from Norway, a summary of which is available here, the amendments to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste are designed to “clean up the international trade in plastic waste,” helping to reduce leakage of plastics into the marine environment and communities.

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-How Trump’s trade war threatens China’s ambition to lead the world in technology

China’s intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing’s ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology.

The United States is a vital customer and source of technology for Chinese makers of electronics, medical equipment and other high-tech exports — industries that the ruling Communist Party sees as the heart of its economic future.

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-Sustainability a major topic at Techtextil and Texprocess

Sustainability at Techtextil and Sustainability at Texprocess are the two topics by which these leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens, and for the processing of textile and flexible materials, will be explicitly turning their focus for the first time onto their exhibitors’ approaches to sustainability. To this will be added a broad complementary programme on this topic. Among those contributing will be major players in the industry, such as Kering, Lenzing and Zalando.Polymers Petrochemicals recycling additives

Fibres made of recycled polyester, bio-based high-tech textiles, water-conserving dyeing and finishing processes, functional and work clothing, using little or no solvents and adhesives: in the field of technical textiles, and when processing textile and flexible materials, more and more firms are adopting approaches to greater sustainability. Polymers Petrochemicals recycling additives

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-Küçükçalık Textile Group Launches New Sustainable Yarn with High-Performance Benefits

Küçükçalık Textile Group’s yarn brand, KFS, announced today the production of its new sustainable yarn, KFS-Comfy K-200 Eco Made. The material maintains the high-performance benefits of the brand’s Comfy K-200 yarn – stretch, recovery, softness, and chlorine resistance – with the added benefit of enhanced sustainability.

The yarn is manufactured with KFS’s high-performing spinning technology using recycled polyester materials from discarded PET bottles and DuPont™ Sorona® polymer, which is comprised of 37 percent renewable plant-based ingredients. Comparable to spandex, the high-performance yarn has outstanding elasticity and stretch, but with improved recovery – even after repeated uses and washing. Fabrics made with KFS-Comfy K-200 yarns feature high performance benefits such as easy care, softness, vivid color, chlorine resistance, and good moisture management, keeping wearers cool and dry.

Küçükçalık Textile Plant

-Techtextil 2019 Exhibitor Preview: Trevira GmbH

Trevira GmbH, the specialist for functional fibres and yarns, will be exhibiting at the Techtextil in Frankfurt in May this year, presenting its products for a wide range of technologies and applications in the area of technical and functional textiles.

As at the last Techtextil fairs in 2015 and 2017, Trevira will appear at Techtextil 2019 together with other exhibitors owned by parent company Indorama Ventures. Sustainability will play a key part in Trevira’s display and across the entire Indorama joint fair booth, which will reveal a number of new developments.

Trevira GmbH has worked with its customers to develop a variety of new products based on biopolymers, currently a huge topic for sustainable textiles.

Trevira Plant

-U.S. shale output to hit new record of 8.49 million bpd in June: EIA

U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by about 83,000 barrels per day (bpd) in June to a fresh peak of about 8.49 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its monthly drilling productivity report on Monday.

One of the largest changes is forecast in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, where output is expected to climb by 56,000 bpd to a new record of about 4.17 million bpd in June. That would be the biggest increase since February.

U.S. shale

-ITMA 2019 Exhibitor Preview: International Technology Group ANDRITZ

International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, from June 20 to 26, 2019 (hall 5, booth B203). ANDRITZ supports its customers in every aspect of nonwovens and textile production technologies, processes and services with its most advanced expertise and complete technology solutions.

Sophisticated Needleloom Expertise

The presentation of a complete velours needleloom at ANDRITZ’s booth is one of the definitive highlights at this year’s ITMA in Barcelona. In combination with Augmented Reality (AR) content, the needleloom on show provides a detailed insight into the functionality of this key technology.

Andritz Plant

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