Chemical Plastic

March 25, 2009

Nestle improves the plastic bottle manufacturing

Filed under: Plastic Market News — Tags: — Administrator @ 5:39 am

Nestle has a number of beverage brands, in order to conform to the trend of green catering, but also in order to save some of the costs, the company decided to re-design of plastic water bottles, the use of thinner bottle so as to reduce the use of plastic.

Nestle’s new bottle is 15% lighter than old bottle, weight decreased from 14.5 grams to 12.4 grams. So, Nestle saved more than 2,900 million kg of polyester raw materials each year.

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Don’t re-use printing plastic bags

Filed under: Chemical Plastic Research — Tags: , — Administrator @ 3:49 am

In daily lives, housewives repeated use of plastic bags is nothing new. However, some experts pointed out that people should paid more attention on repeated use of plastic food packaging bag, especially the plastic bags with printing. Because they could make adverse effects on the human body.

The printing plastic bags must have lead. A lot of people enjoy the repeated use of plastic bags or placing the food in the plastic bag, which makes food contact lead directly.

The use of vinegar, one type of weak acid can filter out 0.1 mg of lead from the slice of bread size of the printing plastic bags, which is twice a day the amount of lead intake. The lead content is not sufficient to cause a clear threat to human health, but there is the potential adverse effects on the human body.

Shandong plastic import growth rebounded

Filed under: Plastic Imp. & Exp. — Tags: — Administrator @ 3:30 am

Shandong Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Office’s statistics show that in February, imports of the coal, refined oil, iron ore 292,000 tons, 670,000 tons and 6,850,000 tons, are up year-round average, year-on-year growth of 247%, 130% and 10.6%. In addition, plastic raw material imports 120,000 tons, a record single month since last year the highest import volume, an increase of 123%.

DSM India engineering plastics plant formally put into operation

Royal DSM announced India engineering plastics plant formally put into operation. This new investment project highlights the DSM’s long-term strategy at the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies regional.

The plant is located in Ranjangaon MIDC Industrial Park whic is 60 kilometers away from Pune, covers an area of 25 acres. The new plant will enable the Indian Akulon ® PA6, Arnite ® PBT and PET and Stanyl ® PA46 production capacity to expand to three times. This is also the biggest polyamide and polyester mixed Factory in India. The engineering plastic production may be used in the production of automobiles, electronic appliances, consumer goods, molding products for industrial use.

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Polymer plastic used for new type of solar cells

Filed under: Chemical Plastic Research — Tags: — Administrator @ 3:12 am

University of Chicago researchers said, they synthesized a new polymer plastic materials may enhance the performance of solar cells at low-cost.

A professional said that the key of this technology is to improve the photoelectric conversion rate. In the past, the similar materials’ photoelectric conversion rate are 5% to 6%, and while the new material photoelectric conversion rates have increased to 8%, and also expected to improve in the future.

According to introduction, this patent has been bought by a solar power company form California.

Compared to traditional silicon solar cells, the polymer plastic solar cells have a low cost, easy to manufacture, so has the prospect of a much broader market.

March 18, 2009

Plastic bottle yacht

Filed under: Plastic Market News — Tags: — Administrator @ 3:42 am

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In California, an United States expedition team studys on the environmental and ecological is building a special environmental protection yacht.

The yacht is about 18 meters long, the hull is made by 12,000 recycling plastic bottles.

After the completion of the ship, the expedition team will ship from San Francisco to Sydney. The whole journey is about 18,000 kilometers

Biodegradable plastics became popular

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Well-known American consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently released North America Biodegradable Packaging Market Analysis Report. As people attach importance to environmental protection and health, bio-degradable plastics in the packaging area of growing demand, manufacturers will also be resulting in new capacity. Expected over the next few years, the demand for biodegradable packaging materials will continue to grow.

Biodegradable Materials be able to break down rely on the role of micro-organisms, it is used for the packaging materials can significantly reduce the volume of trash. Because of a good fresh-keeping effect, about 41% of biodegradable packaging being used for food preservation.

Since 1990, the global production of biodegradable plastics increased rapidly, about 60% biodegradable plastics were used in packaging industry.

Expected by 2011, biodegradable plastic packaging production will reach 116,000 tons, with an average annual growth rate of 22%.

March 16, 2009

Qingdao Jifa: PTFE membrane passes the identification

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A few days ago, Qingdao Jifa‘s production PTFE membrane and composite materials pass the identification.

Qingdao Jifa Group began to developed the technology of PTFE composite membrane in 2003. At the present, the production of PTFE has been used in high-end outdoor fabrics, medical protective clothing fabrics, military and police security equipment, such as functional fabrics fabrics and air purification filter, dust filter filtering. The products have been exported to Japan, Korea, Canada and other countries.

Newly developed ultra-thin PTFE composite fabrics can be used in the manufacture of medical textiles, personal hygiene supplies and other products.

March 12, 2009

China produces 37 million ton plastic in 2008

2008 Chinese plastic industry has more than 16,300 enterprises, accumulated production reached 37,137,900 tons, output value reached 963.836 billion yuan.

China Plastics Processing Industry Association said that the Chinese plastics industry remains the overall double-digit growth in 2008, the development trend is still optimistic.

In 2008, Chinese import and export of plastic products is still growing, export growth in 2007 and 15.52 percent for the same, exports 26.914 billion U.S. dollars; import growth fell by 9 percentage points, increased by only 6.62%, a total of 11.932 billion U.S. imports million.

March 3, 2009

Guangdong plastic exports grows up

According to Fuzhou Customs statistics, after China goverment increased vast majority of plastic products export tax rebate rate to 9 percent, Guangdong plastic exports grows up.

In November and December, Guangdong Plastics exports reached 650 million and 810 million U.S. dollars, a substantial increase of 30% and 53.4%.

Statistics show that in 2008, Guangdong exported 6.25 billion U.S. dollars of plastic products, up 6.2 percent, the growth rate down 7.9 percentage. The first 10 months in 2008, due to the cost of prices, trade barriers, domestic policy adjustments and financial crisis, Guangdong chemical plastic exports fell 1.4%.

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