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OMV refinery in Austria to be down longer than expected / Crackers, polyolefin plants probably more severely affected
Global network conducts first full-scale trials for food-grade material with rPP
The damage to the OMV refinery in Schwechat, Austria, appears to be much more serious than initially assumed. The operator of a downstream cracker at the site said a “complete restart and... (30.06.2022)
NextLoopp, a global network of firms and researchers looking to make food-grade packaging from recycled polypropylene, said it has overseen the first full-scale trials using its PPristine... (30.06.2022)
US PVC subsidiary OxyVinyls plans conversion, expansion / Over EUR 1 bn investment in Texas
Bans on single-use plastics to start in December / Domestic chemical association “disappointed”
US oil and chemical company Occidental Petroleum plans to invest USD 1.1 bn over the next few years in the modernisation and expansion of facilities of VCM and PVC producer OxyVinyls at... (29.06.2022)
Canada is moving swiftly ahead with plans to eliminate the domestic market for single-use plastics. The new rules, first broached in 2019, are to begin to take effect around the end of... (29.06.2022)
Decline in May energy price index / Costs still high
Technology has a role in circular economy / Significant growth projected if current constraints are overcome
The global index for energy commodities calculated by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics fell an average of 2.7% in May versus the previous month, with the sub-index for... (28.06.2022)
Advanced – or chemical – recycling offers one solution to meet rising demand for circular polymers, according to a recent analysis by US consultancy McKinsey. Its report, entitled... (28.06.2022)
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