A polymer that heals itself

New material is able to restore its structure due to carbon dioxide from the air. Pessimists believe that it is impossible to glue a broken cup. Optimists take glue in hand, and chemists create self-healing materials. Such materials can be, for example, polymers, inside which there are capsules or channels with a liquid substance: if […]

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A government commission did not support a ban on the sale of alcohol in PET containers of more than 0.5 liters

The government commission on legislative activity did not support the bill on the introduction of a phased ban on the production, circulation and retail sale of alcohol in a polymer container (PET, abbreviated from polyethylene terephthalate) with a volume of more than 0.5 liters, Kommersant reports. One of the participants of the commission meeting, at […]

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Polyom resumed polypropylene production

Omsk Polypropylene (PP) Plant Poliom, a joint venture between GK Titan, SIBUR and Gazprom Neft, resumed production after being shut down for scheduled preventive maintenance, the ICIS-MRC Price Review reported. As the representative of the company, Polio resumed operating time PP on Thursday, October 11th, after the maintenance work. Downtime was short in comparison with […]

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Moldova will refuse to use plastic bags in 2019

Starting from 2019, Moldova will begin to refuse plastic bags, reports Sputnik.md. The refusal will take place in several stages, said Svetlana Bolokan, head of the pollution prevention and waste management department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment. Packages will be withdrawn from commercial circulation, depending on the thickness of the […]

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Polypropylene in Europe did not go up in October for the CIS countries

The October contract price of propylene in Europe was agreed at EUR20 per tonne higher than September. Nevertheless, virtually all European manufacturers announced a prolongation of the September export prices of polypropylene (PP) for deliveries to the markets of the CIS countries in October, according to the ICIS-MRС Price Review. Negotiations on the October level […]

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October prices for HDPE pipe not yet agreed in Europe

Prices for low-pressure polyethylene pipe (HDPE) have not yet been agreed in Europe in October, but buyers said that some sellers are trying to increase them against the background of ethylene growth of EUR10 per tonne, ICIS reports, citing market participants. Buyers are not too concerned about such statements, because they have sufficient reserves, and […]

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Burnt, smelled – and forgotten. As the village of Podgortsy 30 kilometers from Kiev, choking on garbage – a large report Radio NV

The village of Podgortsy, along with neighboring settlements, has long suffered from its fetid “neighbor” – a garbage cannon that poisons not only the air, but also life – according to a local activist, the local population is increasingly suffering from oncological diseases. Special correspondent for Radio NV Bogdan Amosov went to Podgortsy to find […]

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