Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven 28-04-2020

Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Crude Oil Prices Trend

Crude Oil Prices Trend

-Korean Textile Group Cries Foul As Kohl’s Cancels $100M in Placed Apparel Orders

Big-box retailer Kohl’s has reportedly canceled apparel orders across the board, much to the chagrin of its international supply chain partners.

The Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI) is hitting back, demanding the store chain reconsider its commitments to manufacturers across the globe. The decision puts the livelihoods of about 200,000 workers at risk, the group said in a statement to Just-Style.

While the group appreciates the devastating impact that the pandemic has had on the textile industry, Kihak Sung, KOFOTI’s chairman, said Kohl’s has a responsibility to its suppliers, and shouldn’t leave them high and dry even as consumer demand plummets.

Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

-Five things to know about the turmoil in the oil market

Even for an industry already hit hard by the coronavirus, this week was especially devastating for the oil business.

Oil markets hit a historic first this week when prices dropped so low they went negative, falling to as little as negative $40 a barrel.

With negative pricing, crude has fallen by more than $100 this year, from roughly $60 per barrel at the beginning of the year. Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Prices have since rebounded into profit, but the industry is far from being in the clear.

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-Scientists turn waste polymer into battery components

Researchers at Purdue University and Tufts University in the US, together with colleagues at the Indian Institute of Technology, are transforming waste polyethylene terephthalate into battery components.

In a study published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, the scientists explain that they used an ultrafast microwave irradiation process to turn polyethylene terephthalate flakes into disodium terephthalate and use that as battery anode material. Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

-Italy -Covid-19 crisis / The controversial letter with which Miroglio imposes a discount on suppliers: what do you think? ( Italian Language Only)
The fashion giant (over 700 million euros in turnover) has sent a letter to some suppliers, especially in the Prato area, in which it basically imposes a discount in exchange for the certainty of the supply and the security of timely payments. The letter is making a lot of discussion and opens up themes that for those who, like us, follow the industry, are essential: the power relationships between young and old and the survival of the fabric of SMEs.  Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven
We do not take a stand and leave the word to the readers: what do you think? Is this an unacceptable blackmail or a just request for solidarity in the supply chain in a difficult moment? Write it here or on our Facebook page. Obviously, any non-continent or non-polite comments will be quickly deleted
«In this context, we consider it appropriate to start a discussion of the supply chain, where the entire fashion supply chain (from the dealer to the manufacturer of the fabric thread) contributes to supporting each other. For this reason, just as we are granting our customers all kinds of financial support to help them, we expect that our supply chain can do the same with us “, writes the CEO of the Miroglio group Alberto Racca in the letter sent to some suppliers (the reports and controversies started mainly from the Prato area, by the blog, later taken up by the Fatto Quotidiano and the pages of Cuneo della Stampa) with which he basically asked to share the costs of the crisis from Covid-19.

Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

-America’s fracking boom founders as global prices and demand collapse

The US shale industry was forecast to deliver record high oil production this year. Only a few months ago the Permian basin was expected to increase its oil output to a new high of 4.8 million barrels per day, on the way to spurring the entire US market to a record daily output rate of 9 million bpd in 2020.

The Permian, North America’s largest shale basin, has been one of the biggest drivers of a shale oil boom that helped make the United States the biggest oil producer in the world, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Instead, the region – which stretches from western Texas to eastern New Mexico – has endured its biggest one-month production decline in history.

Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

-Nanomaterial-based fabric coating for future textiles

Researchers at Monash University in Australia have created a new fabric using nanoparticles that they say could potentially replace current clothing textiles. Features include improved thermal comfort, reducing body temperature by 4.5°C, shielding harmful UV rays, and improving washing durability.

Population growth and improved living standards require solutions for textiles with new functions to meet changing needs,” the researchers say. “Imagine having clothing that can keep us cooler on those sweltering hot days and has the ability to prevent UV radiation from damaging our skin.”   Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

The researchers have developed a nanomaterial-based coating for fabric that could potentially replace conventional clothing material and pioneer the future of textile development across the world.

Nanomaterial-based fabric coating for future textiles

-Drive Technologies launches production of disposable face masks

Draylok Technologies LLC (SEZ Alabuga, Tatarstan) has launched the production of disposable protective masks, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan informs.

The company redesigned one of its lines for the production of products that are now urgently needed. Masks are made from certified non-woven spunbond material, similar to that used in the production of hygiene products, including medical supplies. The volume of production is about 7.5 million products per month. Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Currently, the company is developing its own technical specifications for this type of product and is considering further voluntary certification, the report said.

Drive Technologies launches production of disposable face masks

-Massive fire at Fuente Álamo plastics recycling plant

None injured as a huge pall of smoke rose above Cuevas de Reylló

Firefighters belonging to various brigades in the Region of Murcia took six hours to bring a blaze under control on Saturday at a plastics recycling plant in Cuevas de Reylló, in the municipality of Fuente Álamo, with a huge pall of black smoke billowing up into the sky alongside the RM-602 road.  Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Massive fire at Fuente Álamo plastics recycling plant

-Truetzschler’s TC 19i card a hit in textile markets

The intelligent Truetzschler card TC 19i has been proved a hit in customer applications in key textile markets. TC 19i achieved up to 40 per cent less yarn imperfections and new potentials for productivity increase for customers. At the same time, TC 19i demonstrated significant raw material savings of up to 2 per cent at a steady yarn quality level.

Badsha Textiles is a leading textile conglomerate and producer of a range of high-quality carded, ring and open-end yarns in state-of-the-art spinning mills. The company trusted Truetzschler to deliver on its promises regarding the performance of TC 19i – and has not regretted its decision yet. In a production of cotton ring yarn, for example, the TC 19i achieved a reduction of yarn imperfections of minus 35 per cent at a production of 90 kg/h, according to a Truetzschler press release. Petrochemicals PET Packaging Nonwoven

Truetzschler's TC 19i card a hit in textile markets

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Petrochemicals PET Packaging rPolyamide 27-04-2020

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA Trend

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

Bottle grade PET chips domestic market5,400 yuan/ton5,275 yuan/ton-125
Bottle grade PET chips export market680 $/ton665 $/ton-15
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

4,650 yuan/ton4,350 yuan/ton-300
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market4,750 yuan/ton4,450 yuan/ton-300
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market3,245 yuan/ton3,090 yuan/ton-155
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
390 $/ton380 $/ton-10
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market3,460 yuan/ton3,270 yuan/ton-190
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market410 $/ton388 $/ton--22
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market471 $/ton463 $/ton-8
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market453 $/ton445 $/ton-8
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

370 $/ton313 $/ton-57
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market4,850 yuan/ton4,720 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market5,100 yuan/ton4,900 yuan/ton-200
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market6,700 yuan/ton6,600 yuan/ton-100
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 6,100 yuan/ton6,150 yuan/ton+50
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA
5,400 yuan/ton5,500 yuan/ton+100
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market6,220 yuan/ton5,650 yuan/ton-570
Caprolactam CPL domestic market8,800 yuan/ton8,500 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market980 $/ton970 $/ton-10
Nylon6 chips overseas  market1,380 $/ton1,350 $/ton-30
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market9,800 yuan/ton9,400 yuan/ton-400
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market10.800 yuan/ton9,600 yuan/ton-1,200
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market19,200 yuan/ton18,900 yuan/ton-300
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

14,500 yuan/ton12,700 yuan/ton-1,800
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market18,100 yuan/ton15,500 yuan/ton-2,600
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market13,500 yuan/ton12,900 yuan/ton-600
Spandex 20D  domestic  market36,500 yuan/ton36,500 yuan/ton
Spandex 30D  domestic  market35,000 yuan/ton35,000 yuan/ton
Spandex 40D  domestic  market29,500 yuan/ton29,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market6,000 yuan/ton5,700 yuan/ton-300
Benzene domestic market3,400 yuan/ton3,050 yuan/ton-350
Benzene overseas  market346 $/ton332 $/ton
Ethylene South East market350 $/ton330 $/ton-20
Ethylene NWE  market410 $/ton318 $/ton-92
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market6,400 yuan/ton6,300 yuan/ton-100
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market1,000 $/ton900 $/ton-100
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market12,800 yuan/ton11,100 yuan/ton-1,700
Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market8,600 yuan/ton8,600 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market7,750 yuan/ton7,000 yuan/ton-750
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

199 $/ton208 $/ton
Phenol domestic market 6,000 yuan/ton5,975 yuan/ton-25
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS940 $/ton 930 $/ton-10
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS1,050 $/ton 1,030 $/ton-20
LDPE CFR Far East 812 $/ton782 $/ton-30
LLDPE CFR Far East722 $/ton682 $/ton-40
LDPE   FOB Middle East804 $/ton774 $/ton-30
LLDPE FOB Middle East714 $/ton674 $/ton-40
HDPE CFR Far East734 $/ton704 $/ton-30
LDPE FD Northwest Europe 843€/ton843 €/ton-
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe 843 €/ton843 €/ton
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East805 $/ton780 $/ton-25
Homopolymer PP FD NWE881 €/ton871 €/ton-10


Petrochemical Polymers Chemical DTYPA

Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide 25-04-2020

Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

-Chill factor: New fabric innovation could revolutionise clothing industry

Monash University

Monash University researchers have created new fabric using nanoparticles that could potentially replace current clothing textiles.

Features include improved thermal comfort, reducing body temperature by 4.5°C, shielding harmful UV rays, and improving washing durability.

Population growth and improved living standards require solutions for textiles with new functions to meet changing needs.

Imagine having clothing that can keep us cooler on those sweltering hot days and has the ability to prevent UV radiation from damaging our skin.

Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

-Profitable Recycling with twin screw Extruders

Aurora Kunststoffe relies on ZSK twin screw extruders from Coperion to recycle and upcycle plastic processors’ production waste. The extruders have been in successful operation since early 2019, and with their high throughputs and their reliability, they have fulfilled every requirement. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

Aurora Kunststoffe, a company located in Neuenstein / Germany and since end of 2019 member of MOL Group, is demonstrating how plastic processors’ production waste can be recycled and upcycled profitably. This producer of recompounds uses rejected parts accumulated from plastic components manufacturing as primary raw material and processes it into recycled, new-product-quality plastic compounds. After a major fire in their production area in 2017, Aurora Kunststoffe decided once again to rely on ZSK twin screw extruders from Coperion.

Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

-Revealing the recycling myth for plastic

As an event to demonstrate support for environmental protection, Earth Day on April 22 is an annual reminder for those of us that use the earth (and that’s all of us). As enthusiasts of a sport reliant on water, that puts sailors in the front row of those that need to lean in.

When an estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enters our oceans every year, that’s the equivalent of dumping a garbage truck’s worth of plastic into the water every minute.

With only 9% of all plastic waste generated being properly recycled, recycling alone is not enough to solve the plastic crisis. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

-European R-PET premium to virgin widens due to coronavirus pandemic

The European premium for recycled polyethylene terephthalate clear flakes, used to make plastic bottles and food packaging, over virgin PET resin has increased since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as buyers appear locked in to their sustainability commitments and recyclers struggle with tight supply.

The premium increased to Eur110/mt ($119/mt) on Wednesday from Eur70/mt at the beginning of January. Virgin PET prices have been hit by falling feedstock prices despite robust demand from the beverage and food packaging sector as well as from the personal protective equipment sector. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

-Virgin PET giant to upgrade Midwest recycling plant

DAK Americas will spend $32 million on a project allowing it to produce food-grade 100% RPET pellets in North America for the first time.

The company, which is the largest PET producer in the Western Hemisphere, has already begun work at its Richmond, Ind. PET recycling facility. DAK Americas acquired the 100,000-square-foot facility, formerly known as Perpetual Recycling Solutions, in February 2019.

Company officials told Plastics Recycling Update the project entails constructing a building adjacent to the existing PET flake plant, installing two pelletizing lines, putting in four storage silos and making improvements to site infrastructure, including electrical service.

Earlier this month, DAK Americas received a zoning variance approval that will allow the project to proceed. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

Virgin PET giant to upgrade Midwest recycling plant

-EcoBlue rPET receives nonobjection letter from US FDA

The company’s 3D Pure rPET is suitable for a range of food-contact packaging applications.

Thailand-based EcoBlue has announced that its 3D Pure rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) range has received a letter of no objection (LNO) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, indicating it is suitable for food-contact packaging.

EcoBlue’s 3D Pure rPET range includes high-intrinsic-viscosity rPET that is suitable for PET bottle applications and amorphous rPET that is suitable for PET film and polyester filament applications, the company says.  Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

According to the LNO, 3D Pure bottle grade rPET can be used at levels up to 100 percent in manufacturing articles for food-contact packaging that is boiling-water sterilized; hot-filled or pasteurized above 150 F; hot-filled or pasteurized below 150 F; room-temperature filled and stored (no thermal treatment in the container); refrigerated (no thermal treatment in the container); frozen (no thermal treatment in the container); and frozen or refrigerated for ready-prepared foods intended to be reheated in the container at the time of use.

Virgin PET giant to upgrade Midwest recycling plant

-Maintaining moulding continuity during the pandemic

Injection moulding machinery specialists Sumitomo Demag give their view on the importance of automation during the current COVID-19 pandemic

Like many manufacturing processes, injection moulding (IM) can benefit considerably from automation. This is especially the case in the current climate where non-life-sustaining businesses are having to close their doors, workers are self-isolating, and supply chain complications and higher demand for medical and infection prevention parts is impacting planned production schedules. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

The good news is that robotics is already quite commonplace in injection moulding facilities before this health crisis commenced.

Maintaining moulding continuity during the pandemic

-Eni cuts output target, slashes 2020 capex 30% over COVID-19

Cuts 2020 production guidance by up to 8%

2021 capex budget cut by 30%-35%

Posts Eur3 billion Q1 net loss on price impact

Italy’s Eni on Friday lowered its production guidance for 2020 and announced at least a 30% cut in planned capex for 2020 and 2021, in response to the collapse in oil prices and the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

The Rome-based major said it expects oil and production to average between 1.75 million–1.80 million b/d of oil equivalent in 2020, down from initial forecasts of around 1.9 million boe/d for the year.

Eni cuts output target, slashes 2020 capex 30% over COVID-19 Cuts 2020 production guidance by up to 8%

-Avantium awarded funding for testing lignin-based asphalt at large scale

Avantium N.V announced that the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) has awarded the company €0.5 million (approx. £436.5 million) for its participation in the CHAPLIN XL project.

The CHAPLIN XL project will test the lignin-based asphalt at large scale by paving four test roads in the Netherlands during 2020 and will be carried out by a collaboration between multiple industrial and academic parties.

-Indorama Ventures aids communities in several countries Battling COVID-19

Indorama Ventures have been supporting and encouraging medical personnel and people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the contributions have been delivered in eight countries – Thailand, America, France, India, Brazil, Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic. Petrochemicals Circular Economy rPolyamide

In Thailand, Indorama Ventures donated two million Baht, through the IVL Foundation, in support of COVID-19 medical treatment to the Ramathibodi Foundation and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.

Indorama Ventures aids communities in several countries Battling COVID-19

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