Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

Egyptian buyers unhappy with new protection fees on homo-PP imports

The Egyptian government implemented a protection fee of 15% on all homo-PP imports effective for 200 days from June 5 to December 22, 2012, as per ChemOrbis. Egyptian PP producer EPPC pointed to strong competition from lower priced import cargoes as support for the new measures, but buyers have expressed anger regarding the new protection measures, which they feel to be unjustified. Egypt?s Chamber of Industry has also protested the new protection fees, arguing that the new measures will hamper the country?s export trade in finished plastic products while adding that EPPC?s production is not large enough to satisfy the market?s needs

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Improving the environmental performance of PVC

The PVC industry met at AMI?s PVC Formulation 2012 conference to debate the market trends and the latest recipes to improve the environmental performance of vinyl compounds.

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SCG, Thai Plastic and Chemicals, QPI Vietnam, PetroVietnam, Vinachem ink

Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thai Plastic and Chemicals, QPI Vietnam (a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum International), PetroVietnam and Vinachem have signed a joint venture agreement to invest in Vietnam’s first petrochemicals complex. SCG announced the signing in a statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand. As per GTForum, a final investment decision is expected in 2013 and commercial operation of the US$4.5 bln project is expected within 4-5 years after the start of construction.

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PC films for secure ID cards to guard against identity theft, damage, premature replacement

Two new breakthrough Lexan* polycarbonate (PC) film technologies for identification (ID) cards that help simplify integration of additional security features needed to combat identity theft and counterfeiting have been introduced by SABICÂ’s Innovative Plastics business. New Lexan SDCX co-extruded film and Lexan SC92E flexible hard-coated film provide solutions to the challenges of constructing ID cards and security documents with more and thinner layers and complex manufacturing. Several years after SABICÂ’s successful introduction of the Lexan Secure ID film portfolio, this expansion of its security product offering clearly demonstrates the companyÂ’s commitment to identity protection technologies that benefit smartcard manufacturers and consumers alike

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PC films for secure ID cards to guard against identity theft, damage, premature replacement

Two new breakthrough Lexan* polycarbonate (PC) film technologies for identification (ID) cards that help simplify integration of additional security features needed to combat identity theft and counterfeiting have been introduced by SABICÂ’s Innovative Plastics business. New Lexan SDCX co-extruded film and Lexan SC92E flexible hard-coated film provide solutions to the challenges of constructing ID cards and security documents with more and thinner layers and complex manufacturing.

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Cabot adds graphene to its portfolio

Cabot has added this emerging performance technology to its portfolio through an intellectual property licensing agreement with XG Sciences, Inc. Under the agreement, Cabot will license intellectual property rights to XG’s xGnP graphene nanoplatelets technology, including detailed know-how regarding the manufacturing process. The move is consistent with Cabot’s commitment to provide customers with enabling materials solutions that deliver high performance, said Fred von Gottberg, Cabot vice president, New Business segment

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Formosa?s new chairman to stress on safety measures

Newly appointed chairman Chen Bao-lang of Formosa Petrochemical Corp.

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As Formosa prepares to restart, another fire breaks out at Mailiao petrochemical complex

A fire, the eight this year, broke out at a refinery on Tuesday at Formosa Plastics Group (FPG)Â’s Mailiao petrochemical complex, that was put out in about 20 minutes, without affecting any manufacturing equipment, inflicting no harm to any person and posing no other threats. As per the management, the blaze started when transporting alkylate.

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Turnover of Indian plastic industry to touch Rs 1,000 bln in 2012

The Plastic industry in India symbolizes a promising industry and is creating new employment opportunities for the people of India. The per capita consumption of plastic products in India is growing and is moving towards 2.5 times GDP growth

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