Karpatneftekhim stopped the production of polyethylene

The largest petrochemical plant in Ukraine – Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region) – stopped the production of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) due to a fire at the olefin complex. The release of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is continuing, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review. According to the company’s customers, the Ukrainian manufacturer, after a fire in the ethylene […]

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Polymer conformation

The world is fighting against plastic. But its production will increase, according to forecasts of the International Energy Agency (IEA). In accordance with these forecasts, the demand for primary polymers will increase by almost a third by 2030. Methanol prospects Synthetic polymers are produced on the basis of a number of primary products, which are […]

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European polyethylene in January fell for the markets of the CIS countries at EUR 30-50 per ton

The January ethylene contract price in Europe was agreed at EUR40 per tonne lower than December. However, for some types of polyethylene (PE), European manufacturers did not accept a decrease in export prices of PE for shipments in the CIS countries, proportional to the monomer, in the ICIS-MRC Price Review. Negotiations on the January PE […]

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Garbage in Ukraine will be collected using underground and vacuum systems

In Ukraine, waste collection was normalized using underground and vacuum systems. Relevant state building codes have already entered into force. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze. According to him, such methods will contribute to the separate collection of waste and improve the […]

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South Korea banned polymer bags

South Korea has banned polymer bags in supermarkets and retail outlets, according to lenta.ru. The restriction came into force on January 1, 2019 and affected 11 thousand supermarkets and two thousand outlets. Now, instead of plastic bags, customers should be offered paper or cloth bags. Plastic packaging will be allowed only for meat and fish. […]

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