r-PET – Using Crop Waste to Develop Biobased Plastics 08-07-2024

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  • Polymers : PET – r-PET – Filament grade semidull chips -Filament grade bright chips – Ny6 – Ny66 – PP
  • Feedstocks  PX – PTA – MEG – CPL – Adipic Acid – Benzene – ACN – Ethylene – Phenol – Naphtha
  • Textile : Polyester POY – DTY – FDY – PSF – Recycled Polyester POY – Nylon POY – DTY – FDY Spandex 20-30-40 -Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  Acrylic Staple Fiber 

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ITEM 01/07/2024 08/07/2024 +/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market 7,080 yuan/ton 7,150 yuan/ton +70
Bottle grade PET chips export market 900 $/ton 910 $/ton +10
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market 7,100 yuan/ton 7,100 yuan/ton
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market 7,120 yuan/ton 7,120 yuan/ton
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market

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6,020 yuan/ton 6,020 yuan/ton

Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market 730 $/ton 730 $/ton
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market 4,655 yuan/ton 4,700 yuan/ton
+45
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market 545 $/ton 545 $/ton
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market 1,049 $/ton 1,049 $/ton
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market 1,027 $/ton 1,027 $/ton
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market 1,125 $/7on 1,125 $/ton
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market 8,000  yuan/ton 8,000 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market 7,700 yuan/ton 7,700 yuan/ton
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market 9,400 yuan/ton 9,400 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F 9,200 yuan/ton 9,200 yuan/ton
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market

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8,500 yuan/ton 8,500 yuan/ton
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market 7,870 yuan/ton 7,870 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL domestic market 12,900 yuan/ton 12,700 yuan/ton
-200
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market 1,650 $/ton 1,650 $/ton
Nylon 6 chips overseas  market 1,920 $/ton 1,920 $/ton
Nylon 6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market 14,050 yuan/ton 13,750 yuan/ton -300
Nylon 6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market 14,400 yuan/ton 14,250 yuan/ton -150
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market

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20,200 yuan/ton 20,000 yuan/ton -200
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market 16,600 yuan/ton 16,500 yuan/ton -100
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market 19,000 yuan/ton 18,800 yuan/ton -200
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  17,850 yuan/ton 17,800 yuan/ton -50
Spandex 20D  domestic  marke 32,000 yuan/ton 31,500 yuan/ton -500
Spandex 30D  domestic  market 30,500 yuan/ton 30,000 yuan/ton -500
Spandex 40D  domestic  market  27,500 yuan/ton 27,000 yuan/ton -500
Adipic Acid domestic market

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9,700 yuan/ton 9,550 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market9, 9,250 yuan/ton  8,825 yuan/ton -425
Benzene overseas  market 1,040 $/ton 1,013 $/ton -27
Ethylene South East market 930 $/ton 930 $/ton
Ethylene NWE market CIF 765 $/ton 780 $/ton +15
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market 9,400 yuan/ton 9,700 yuan/ton +300
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market 1,200 $/ton 1,200 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market

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14,600 yuan/ton 14,600 yuan/ton
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market 13,300 yuan/ton 13,400 yuan/ton +100
PP Powder domestic market 7,530 yuan/ton 7,550 yuan/ton +20
Naphtha overseas market  719 $/ton 719 $/ton
Phenol domestic market 8,262 yuan/ton 8,155 yuan/ton -107

r-PET high end eco-friendly chips =8,300 yuan/ton 8,300 yuan/ton   –

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Neveon and Brantner have launched a joint venture to mechanically recycle foam materials from end-of-life mattresses in Austria

Neveon, part of the Greiner Group specializing in foam production, has partnered with Austrian recycler Brantner to address the disposal of used mattresses voluntarily. The new venture, pending antitrust approval, will be headquartered in Krems, near the Danube. It will manage the collection, separation, and mechanical recycling of mattress components, particularly focusing on polyurethane foams. r-PET   r-PET 

The recycled foam will be repurposed by Neveon and other manufacturers to produce new composite foam products, such as stable flooring and acoustic insulation. Annually, over one million mattresses are discarded in Austria, leading to around 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, with 25,000 tonnes resulting from waste-to-energy incineration alone. Despite the absence of an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system for mattress waste in Austria, Neveon and Brantner’s initiative will proceed without financial contributions from such a system. r-PETr-PET

Neveon, established in 2021 as part of the Austrian Greiner Group, consolidates the flexible and composite polyurethane foam businesses of the group. Operating in 17 countries with 57 locations, Neveon aims to enhance the sustainability of foam production through innovative recycling practices. This venture with Brantner represents a significant step towards reducing environmental impact and promoting circular economy principles within the foam manufacturing industry.

Neveon and Brantner have launched a joint venture to mechanically recycle foam materials from end-of-life mattresses in Austria

 

Using Crop Waste to Develop Biobased Plastics

A bioplastics company in southwest Indiana, AgroRenew, is pioneering the use of local food waste to create fully biodegradable plastics. Founder and CEO Brian Southern emphasizes that their bioplastics contain no chemicals or petroleum-based elements. “It’s truly a 100% biodegradable product,” Southern states. “It can dissolve and degrade in soil or other environments.”  r-PET

AgroRenew’s bioplastics are designed to break down in soil within six months. The company plans to source waste from local watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkin crops that don’t make it to market. Southern explains, “We’re making a biobased PLA and a starch-based plastic. The rinds have a good starch content, pectin, and cellulose, which are valuable for our formula.”

Produce farmers often experience up to 50 percent crop waste. AgroRenew offers a sustainable solution by purchasing this waste from farmers, converting it into biodegradable plastics.  r-PET

“We’re providing an opportunity for farmers to handle their food crop waste sustainably,” Southern says. “We pay them for the waste, use it to produce plastics, and the resulting product can return to the soil and fully degrade.”

The initial focus is on watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkin waste, amounting to over 100 million pounds each season. AgroRenew began constructing their facility in Knox County, Indiana, in June and aims to start testing production lines by early 2025. This initiative not only supports local agriculture but also promotes environmental sustainability through innovative waste management. r-PET

Using Crop Waste to Develop Biobased Plastics