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RadiciGroup’s new Renycle line of nylon 6 and 66 now part of Matmatch online platform.
Global chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibers manufacturer RadiciGroup (U.S. office in Wadsworth, Ohio) is now offering a new line of sustainable nylons. The Renycle line includes nylon 6 resins obtained from post-consumer recycled (PCR) nylons and nylon 66 materials obtained from post-industrial recycled (PIR) nylons. These materials are the result of RadiciGroup’s long experience in PIR material technology along with its more recent experience in PCR recovery. The company’s sustainable family of Renycle nylons is also now on Matmatch, an online platform that helps designers and engineers search for the most suitable materials for their design needs.
The Renycle materials are the result of a careful selection of incoming raw materials and an advanced mechanical characterization both from the point of view of mechanical, chemical, physical and electrical performance and in reference to the reduction of the environmental impact in comparison with products with 100% virgin polymer (LCA comparison). Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
In addition to the materials, Radici offers customer CAE services which aim to virtually reproduce both the material molding process and the mechanical, thermal or other kind of solicitations that the part will be subjected to under use conditions. Everything possible is done to predict the behavior of the materials from the very early stages of product development.
Improved productivity and increased lifespan and tailored solutions also for the most demanding applications within the chemicals and plastics industries and in PUR applications – these are the convincing arguments with which Oerlikon Barmag is showcasing its precision metering pumps at this year’s ACHEMA between August 22 and 26, 2022 in Frankfurt (Hall 8.0, Stand E4). The focus is on the new pump for shear-sensitive conveying media and the new eccentric screw pump.
Eccentric screw pumps – robust all-rounders convey any medium
The requirements for pumps are considerable, as the demand for customized solutions for increasingly complex processes is rising. This is particularly true for Oerlikon Barmag’s new eccentric screw pump range. High wear-resistance, increased durability and robust operation – the new pump is tailormade for conveying highly-filled, high-viscosity and abrasive media, such as filled adhesives, filled silicones and filled casting compounds, for example. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
The is the multi-stage seal system, which considerably increases the pump’s lifespan. The upstream shaft sealing ring protects the slide ring seal against excessively-fast wear caused by challenging media. In turn, the optimum alignment of the drive shaft – ball bearing-supported and centrally-guided through the shaft sealing ring – prevents any metal debris caused by friction and hence ensures considerably greater durability. Producers benefit from considerably greater productivity, as the pumps’ maintenance intervals and hence machine downtimes are significantly reduced.
New pump for shear-sensitive materials
For increasingly complex customer-specific process solutions, Oerlikon Barmag is now expanding its GA series, developed especially for the challenging conveying of high-viscosity media, to include the GAB51F for shear-sensitive conveying media.
Tomra calls for closing the loop on PET beverage containers, recognising that there is more to be done. Now political framework, bold decisions and smart investments in collecting, sorting and recycling should be used to improve circularity across all material streams and to overcome today’s supply chain bottlenecks, states the recycling technologies provider.
“We have an obligation to work with all stakeholders to reduce the mountains of waste and transform them into the valuable resources they are”, Tomra’s CEO and President Tove Andersen stated at the company’s press conference held at Ifat. “Although there has been considerable progress in recycling, the pandemic and the ongoing war in Europe have shown us that there is an urgency to decrease dependency on primary materials. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
Today, we invest approximately 10% of our revenues in future-oriented activities to increase resource efficiency, advancing the market for circular solutions, which we are well-positioned to do. We have the technology capable of maximising collection and recovery rates. We can act now, optimise waste management practices and fill existing gaps”, concludes Andersen.
Having established benchmarks for climate policy worldwide, the European Green Deal, coupled with binding regulations and guidelines for producers and manufacturers, drive the acceleration to a circular economy. Tomra urges all participants in the value chain to see these specifications as an opportunity and to support their implementation. “We have learned that mandatory legislation is necessary in order to achieve goals and create markets,” Dr. Volker Rehrmann, EVP and Head of Tomra Recycling/Mining and Circular Economy, explains. “However, before we can recycle larger volumes we need to collect as much as possible. There are well-functioning collection systems in place, but it is still not enough. Every day we lose valuable resources to landfill and incineration where they are buried and burned. This is low-hanging fruit and the material must be collected, recovered and recycled.”
Maximising material circularity is not restricted to plastics. There are more material streams to close the loop on, such as metals and wood. “We must pay equal attention to these recyclables to support reaching the EU’s climate neutrality goals set for 2050”, said Tom Eng, SVP and Head of Tomra Recycling. For example, the demand for aluminium is expected to grow by 40% by 2050, a challenge for aluminium producers with limited production capacities in Europe. The good news is that recycled aluminium plays a critical role on the way to a decarbonised world and supports producers’ quest to increase recycled content and their environmental commitments. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
Phillips 66 signed a letter of intent with FreeWire Technologies in support of its first electric-vehicle charging program in the United States, the two companies announced.
The announcement highlights Phillips 66’s commitment to pursue lower-carbon solutions and comes as an endorsement of FreeWire’s ultrafast, battery-integrated charging technology. The two companies will explore opportunities to deploy FreeWire’s technology within Phillips 66’s U.S. fueling stations and other strategic locations. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
“With EV adoption growing, Phillips 66 is working with FreeWire to bring consumers electric fueling stations that meet their expectations for high-speed, on-the-go charging,” said Pam McGinnis, Vice President, Global Marketing at Phillips 66.
FreeWire joined Phillips 66 at its branded marketer conference in Las Vegas this week to showcase the agreement. Phillips 66 plans to expand its base of electric fueling stations by leveraging its retail network of approximately 7,000 U.S. sites using the Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco brands.
“We are thrilled to play a leading role in Phillips 66’s electrification plans that unlock new customer relationships with EV drivers,” said Arcady Sosinov, FreeWire Founder and CEO. “As charging demand continues to surge, our battery-integrated chargers offer the streamlined, shovel-ready solution that many entering the EV charging space are looking for.”
FreeWire’s Boost Charger offers an attractive alternative to costly and time-intensive upgrades to electrical grid and power infrastructure of an individual site. It connects to existing infrastructure without burdensome construction costs and permitting restraints.
As per MRC, Chevron and ExxonMobil have signed separate agreements with state energy company PT Pertamina to explore lower carbon business opportunities in Indonesia. Chevron signed an MoU through its subsidiary, Chevron New Ventures Pte. Ltd, and is looking at potential businesses in new geothermal technology, carbon offsets through nature-based solutions, carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), Pertamina said. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
The company offers more than 20 foam products based on PP, EVA, PE, PS, and PU resins, as well as elastomers.
Sabic will be exhibiting its portfolio of innovative foam and lightweight solutions for the first time at Foam Expo North America from June 28 to 30 in Novi, MI. Sabic offers more than 20 foam products based on PP, EVA, PE, PS, and PU resins, as well as elastomers. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
At booth 2702, Sabic will be showcasing a variety of end applications made using its foam and lightweight materials for the mobility, packaging, and construction markets. These include trunk liners, PP planks, and water shields made of Sabic’s PP-UMS resin, a new generation of ultra-melt strength and foamable polypropylene.
Sabic PP-UMS is unique in the market, with a melt strength of more than 65 cN leading to outstanding foamability, said the company. It is a building block to develop new foaming solutions that can enable lightweighting and potential cost optimization. Other applications to be showcased at the booth will highlight the value of Sabic resins applied in particle foams, foam injection molding, foam blow molding, and foam extrusion.
“Our knowledge and expertise in foam technologies and markets, and in-depth understanding of the value chain and its needs, has been translated into one of the broadest resin portfolios in the industry,” said Abdullah Al-Otaibi, ETP & Market Solution General Manager at Sabic.
Anaergia Inc. has commissioned a new biomethane facility in Italy, the Calimera Bio plant in the Province of Lecce. The facility is the second of seven facilities Anaergia is building which together will form one of the largest food waste to biomethane platforms in Europe.
The Calimera Bio facility has the capacity to anaerobically digest 24,000 metric tons of landfill-diverted food scraps and other organic waste each year and to convert this waste into 2,190,000 cubic meters of renewable natural gas (“RNG” or “biomethane”) that will be injected into the region’s natural gas pipelines. The new plant will also treat the digestate that remains after the anaerobic digestion process to create 9,000 tons of high-quality natural fertilizer per year. Anaergia was the technology provider for the project and owns 60 percent of the facility. Anaergia’s partner in this plant is a regional waste management company. Sustainable-Nylons-PCR-PIR – Sabic-foam
“With six biomethane plants opening in Italy, Anaergia is well-positioned to help meet the growing demand in Europe for biomethane, the European term for renewable natural gas,” said Andrew Benedek, chairman and CEO at Anaergia. “We are proud of these facilities because they will help Europe meet its ambitious climate change goals as well as its energy security objectives. Given these drivers, we hope to build many more such plants.”
The commissioning of the new Calimera plant comes on the heels of the European Commission’s pledge of €37 billion to increase biomethane production in the EU, as part of its €300 billion RePowerEU plan to stop Russian energy imports and move to green energy by the end of the decade. The commission is proposing an action plan to achieve 35 billion cubic meters of annual biomethane production by 2030.
In addition, last week the G7 Ministers of Climate, Energy and the Environment highlighted the importance of cutting methane emissions, citing “opportunities to mitigate methane emissions from the waste sector, primarily by diversion of organic waste from landfills . . . and waste-to-fuel technologies to produce renewable methane from organic waste, agricultural residues, and biomass . . .”
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