Karpatneftekhim in March will resume the production of HDPE after a forced outage

The largest petrochemical plant in Ukraine – Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region) – intends to resume production of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) after a forced outage in the third decade of March, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review. According to the representative and customers of the enterprise, the Ukrainian manufacturer intends to start the production of HDPE […]

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February contract price of styrene agreed in Europe at EUR50 per tonne higher than January

The February prices of styrene monomer in Europe, announced by customers (CRP), were agreed at EUR1,067 per tonne, which is EUR50 per tonne higher than the previous month, several market sources told ICIS. The contract price was agreed on the terms of delivery free on board (FOB) Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA). So, in the European market, four […]

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SIKORA: automatic control of sample and pellet quality

Even the smallest metal contamination in plastic granules can lead to significant problems in the processing of plastics or the production of compounds. Regardless of whether the granules will be used for the manufacture of injection parts, cables, films or profiles, the prevention of defects almost always requires considerable effort, and the elimination of marriage […]

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Gneuss: filtration, extrusion and recycling know-how

The main novelty prepared by Gneuss for the exhibition in Moscow was the new SFneos filter model. In addition, the company will present its developments in the field of extrusion and measuring technologies aimed to improve the quality and productivity of the process processing, primarily recycled polymers. Melt filtration systems. Gneuss will be exhibiting several […]

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Innovative Polypropylene Recycling Technology

PureCycle Technologies launched recycling technology using the Feedstock Evaluation Unit (FEU), transforming a long-lasting plastic rug into a transparent odorless ultrapure recycled polypropylene (UPRP). This recyclable material was obtained through the introduction of recycling technology originally created by Procter & Gamble. The successful application of this innovation in an industrial enterprise opens up opportunities for […]

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(Русский) Trinseo повысил февральские цены ПК в Европе

Trinseo (formerly Styron), a major European producer of polymer products, announced a February increase in prices for all brands of polycarbonate (PC) for the European region, the company said. The price increase took effect on February 1, 2020 and is consistent with the terms of current contracts. So, the February contract and spot prices of […]

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Extrusion and recycling in Ukraine – a new conference

VM Verlag GmbH (Cologne, Germany) initiated the launch of a new conference in Kiev – EXTRUSION UKRAINE 2020. VM Verlag is a specialized publishing company. For 25 years, it has highlighted the latest technology in the field of plastic extrusion. VM Verlag publishes the magazines Extrusion (German), Extrusion International (English), Extrusion – Asian Edition (Chinese), […]

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