23
Oct

K 2016: Plastics Europe's Patrick Thomas calls for 'zero tolerance' over plastic waste

The global plastics industry needed to have a ‘zero tolerance’ towards plastic waste, according to Patrick Thomas, the chairman of European trade body Plastics Europe. Speaking at a presentation at the K Show in Dusseldorf, Thomas – who is also chief executive of German materials giant Covestro – said it was “utterly ludicrous” to put plastic waste in the ground. The industry already had a zero tolerance towards plastic going to landfill and ending up in the marine environment, and it had to show the same attitude towards plastic waste in general, he argued. “Every tonne of plastic that goes…
23
Oct

Dow Chemical highlights specialty applications for PE

Düsseldorf , Germany — By the end of next year, Dow Chemical Co. (Hall 8a/K48) will have opened four new polyethylene production lines on the U.S. Gulf Coast — and longtime company executive Jim Fitterling is looking forward to that opportunity. “The old Dow would have looked at new plants as growth from a volume standpoint,” Fitterling said in an Oct. 19 interview at K 2016. “But now, no one is doing as much with new product innovations as we are. “We know where this material is going before we start the plant,” added Fitterling, who serves as president and…
06
Oct

Polyethylene Wax Market: Increasing Demand for Polyethylene Wax in Production of Polyvinyl Chloride to Drive Market at 3.7% CAGR During 2015 - 2023 - Transparency Market Research

Feb 09, 2016, 07:30 ET from Transparency Market Research According to a recent market research report published by Transparency Market Research, the global polyethylene wax market is expected to develop at a CAGR of 3.7% during the period from 2015 to 2023. The report, titled "Polyethylene Wax Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 - 2023", estimates the global polyethylene wax market to reach US$359.1 million by 2023. In 2014, the overall market was valued at US$258.9 million. Polyethylene wax is manufactured by polymerization of ethylene, a derivative of crude oil. The process of polymerization…
08
May

Metal & Mineral Trading Floor Hosts Offering of 111 KT of Rebar and I-beam Basket

On Monday, September 26th, the metal and mineral trading floor of Iran Mercantile Exchange will witness offering of 111,100 MT of rebar and I-beam basket from Isfahan Steel Co.
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