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-Asahi Kasei and Mitsui Chemicals to combine nonwovens businesses

Asahi Kasei and Mitsui Chemicals have agreed to combine their spunbond nonwovens businesses in a new joint venture.

With a tentative date of October 2, 2023 for the formation of a new integrated company, both parties have agreed on a business integration agreement that aims to carry on the operations that both companies run in Japan and Thailand for the production, development and sale of nonwovens products.

Nonwovens represent a growth business for Mitsui Chemicals’ Life & Healthcare Solutions business sector. Since beginning the production and sale of nonwovens in 1971, the company has leveraged its strength in integrated business operations – spanning upstream raw materials through to development and production – to develop and sell specialty products for a wide range of applications, including hygiene, industry, oil absorption, automotive interiors, civil engineering, filters and more. The company also opened up production and sales facilities in Thailand in 2001, allowing it to proactively pursue overseas expansion. Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen


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-Avient Extends Bio-Based Polyolefin Range, Utilizing the Benefits of Cellulose Fiber and Giving Waste Coffee Grounds a Second Life

Today, Avient Corporation announced an expansion to its portfolio of Maxxam™ BIO bio-based polyolefins, strengthening its commitment to provide more sustainable solutions. The new grades utilize natural fillers such as cellulose fiber or recycled coffee grounds, which would otherwise go to waste, providing an alternative to conventionally filled polyolefins.

“We are constantly innovating to bring our customers new solutions that can help them reach their sustainability goals,” said Matt Mitchell, director of global marketing, Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. “In this case, our material science expertise has enabled us to utilize, and give value to, a material that would otherwise go to waste, contributing to a more circular economy.” Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen


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-Collaboration to increase low density polyethylene packaging recyclability sees success in Deinking trials

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, has partnered with German startup Wildplastic and the Hamburg University of Technology (TU-Hamburg) aiming to increase the recyclability of plastic waste. One way to achieve this is by successfully deinking the collected waste before entering the recycling extrusion process. The partners conducted initial trials at the end of 2022, with very successful results.

Of the billions of tons of plastic that have been produced worldwide, only about 9% has been recycled, and about 12% ends up in landfills. The rest can end up leaking into the environment, polluting oceans and rivers and breaking down into microplastics that are hazardous to human health.Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen

There is a clear and urgent need to improve recycling processes and to ensure that more packaging enters the recycling stream. Deinking packaging prior to regranulation helps to prevent the packaging inks from contaminating the materials to be recycled, and ensures that the packaging stays in the recycling stream.


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-CCEP Ventures invests in new partnerships to upcycle CO₂

  • CCEP Ventures (CCEPV), the innovation investment arm of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, announces new funding for carbon capture research projects
  • Universities in Spain and the Netherlands will receive investment from CCEPV to accelerate their research into carbon capture and turning harmful CO₂ emissions into useful products for the supply chain
  • This is CCEPV’s third collaboration with scientific institutions for research into sustainable technology solutions

CCEP Ventures (CCEPV) announces two new partnerships with European research groups at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain and the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands, to accelerate their research into carbon capture technology.

Through these R&D projects, CCEPV will explore how captured CO₂ can be turned into useful products for the supply chain like packaging materials and sugar, used to carbonate CCEP’s soft drinks, or to create synthetic fuels to power its factories.


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-PetroChina again selects differentiated LyondellBasell Polyethylene (PE) technology

LyondellBasell  announced today that PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Company will again license LyondellBasell’s polyethylene technology at their facility located in Jilin City, Jilin Province, P.R. of China. The newly licensed technology will comprise of LyondellBasell’s leading high-pressure Lupotech process technology which will be used for both a 100 kiloton per year (KTA) Autoclave and a 300 KTA Tubular line. Both production trains will produce mainly low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA).Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen

Furthermore, an additional 400 KTA Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” (ACP) line for the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) will be built at the same time.

“We are pleased to be able to license additional LyondellBasell polyethylene technology in this project as PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Company is an important existing licensee with whom we have had a long and successful history,” said Neil Nadalin, Director Global Licensing and Services at LyondellBasell.


PetroChina again selects differentiated LyondellBasell Polyethylene (PE) technology

-Reliance unveils India first hydrogen combustion engine technology for heavy-duty trucks

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) unveiled India’s first Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine technology solution for heavy duty trucks flagged off by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Energy Week in Bangalore, said the company.

The Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2ICE) powered trucks will emit near zero emissions, deliver performance on par with conventional diesel trucks and reduce noise and with projected reductions in operating costs thus redefining the future of Green Mobility.

As part of its Net carbon Zero vison, Reliance with its vehicle partner Ashok Leyland and other technical partners are engaged in developing this unique technology since the last year with first engines running in early 2022.

Going forward, Reliance will first extensively test and validate the H2ICE technology for heavy duty trucks before its first commercial deployment at scale initially across its captive fleet. Simultaneously Reliance is pursuing the opportunity to create an end-to-end Hydrogen eco system for mobility.Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen

We remind, Reliance Industries Ltd., helmed by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, posted a larger-than-expected quarterly profit as growth in its consumer units offset the weakness in its traditional petrochemicals business. Net income fell 15% to 157.9 billion rupees (USD1.9 billion) in the quarter ended Dec. 31 but was still higher than the average 156.19 billion rupees estimated in a Bloomberg survey. India’s largest company by market value also secured approval of its board to raise as much as 200 billion rupees via bonds.

Reliance is India’s largest private sector company, with a consolidated revenue of INR 792,756 crore (USD104.6 billion), cash profit of INR 110,778 crore (USD14.6 billion), and net profit of INR 67,845 crore ($9.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Reliance’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, advanced materials and composites, renewables (solar and hydrogen), financial services, retail and digital services. Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen


Reliance unveils India first hydrogen combustion engine technology for heavy-duty trucks

-Export prices of bottled PET in China have increased

Export prices for bottled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in China rose in the spot market amid higher demand, ICIS reported. Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen

Prices were USD970-1,030 per tonne, FOB China in the week ended February 3, compared to USD955-995 per tonne, FOB China in the week ending January 20.

Prices have generally increased as consumer interest in Chinese spot bottle PET has grown as traders and processors are known to be replenishing stocks after the Lunar New Year holidays.

Prices also sounded in a wider range amid fluctuations in oil and commodity prices.

Earlier it was reported that the contract price of purified terephthalic acid (TPA) in Europe for January 2023 increased by EUR27. Thus, the January contract price of TPA increased by EUR27 per tonne to EUR951-985 per tonne, FD NWE (Northwest Europe).

According to the ScanPlast survey, the estimated consumption of PET in December 2022 increased by 24% compared to last year. In the reporting month, the estimated consumption of PET amounted to 86.15 thousand tons. In total, by the end of 2022, the total estimated consumption in Russia increased by 2% and amounted to 844.84 thousand tons of PET (830.43 thousand tons in 2021). Polyolefin – Cellulose – Hydrogen


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