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Bio-based plastic on commercial scale for the first time

LyondellBasell and Neste announce commercial-scale production of bio-based plastic from renewable materials

20-Jun-2019

LyondellBasell and Neste jointly announce the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste's renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. ...

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LED-ing the way: A clean and convenient method to oxidize plastic surfaces for industry

13-Jun-2019

Polypropylene (PP) is everywhere, being one of the most widely used plastics in human life. A versatile material, its naturally inert surface can be modified for specific applications. Researchers at Osaka University have now developed a convenient light-driven process for oxidizing PP without ...

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Fibers from old tires can improve fire resistance of concrete

21-Feb-2019

A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old tyres has been successfully tested by researchers at the University of Sheffield. The team used fibres extracted from the textile reinforcement commonly embedded into tyres to guarantee their performance. Adding ...

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Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

20-Jul-2018

Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by ...

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A path to sustainable and biodegradable polyesters

04-Jun-2018

There's a good chance you've touched something made out of the polyolefin polymer today. It's often used in polyethylene products like plastic bags or polypropylene products like diapers. As useful as polyolefins are in society, they continue to multiply as trash in the environment. Scientists ...

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Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer Establish New PP Compounds Company in Netherlands

31-May-2018

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Prime Polymer Co., Ltd., owned 65 percent by Mitsui Chemicals and 35 percent by Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., announced that the Group will establish Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites Europe B.V. in the Netherlands, together with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The new company will be ...

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New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives

08-Jun-2017

Chemical weapons are nightmarish. In a millisecond, they can kill hundreds, if not thousands. But, in a study, scientists report that they have developed a way to adhere a lightweight coating onto fabrics that is capable of neutralizing a subclass of these toxins -- those that are delivered ...

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A shampoo bottle that empties completely - every last drop

28-Jun-2016

It's one of life's little annoyances: that last bit of shampoo that won't quite pour out of the bottle. Or the last bit of hand soap, or dish soap, or laundry detergent. Now researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way to create the perfect texture inside plastic bottles to let soap ...

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Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells

17-May-2016

Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be dramatically reinforced with a small amount of modified graphene nanoribbons added to a polymer and microwaved, according to Rice University researchers. The Rice labs of chemist James Tour and civil and environmental engineer Rouzbeh Shahsavari ...

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Microplastics: Rhine one of the most polluted rivers worldwide

Between Basel and Rotterdam, the Rhine has one of the highest microplastics pollution so far

09-Dec-2015

Tiny plastic particles smaller than five millimeters, so-called microplastics, are found in almost all waterbodies these days. They occur as intermediate products in plastic production or as pellets for cleansing and care products or result from fragmentation of plastic debris. They are released ...

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