Friday, February 24, 2017

Repsol Opens Pilot Plant for Sustainable PC Polyol Production

Repsol has developed a new type of polyol, polycarbonate polyol, which will partially replace its raw material, propylene oxide with the abundant and sustainable alternative, CO2. 

Polyol with a 20% of CO2:
This will result in reduction in the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and, consequently, lessening environmental footprint impact.
Repsol has worked together with selected customers who have manufactured products with this innovative polyol. Additional advantages of this new polycarbonate polyol are that, it enhances certain properties of different CASE applications.

Improved Adherence and Elasticity:
For adhesives and elastomers, the improved features can be: added adherence and elasticity compared with conventional polyols. They also have specific properties that mean they can be applied in other ways in the future.

Repsol has already started production of its polycarbonate polyol in the pilot plant located in Puertollano, Spain. With this plant Repsol aims to produce polyol with a 20% of CO2. This is a step forward for a more ambitious project at industrial scale.

With this product, Repsol reinforces its commitment to innovation, sustainability and contributing to a better environment. Repsol offers a portfolio of polyols with a wide range of alternatives to meet the specific needs of its customers.

Source: Repsol 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BASF Introduces Polyether Polyol for Automotive Applications

The interior air quality of cars can now be improved with BASF's new polyether polyol . The new grade is part of the Lupranol® brand which is used in the production of automotive applications made of highly resilient flexible and semi-rigid polyurethane foams. The low VOC grade polyol has been proven to significantly reduce VOC emissions, particularly aldehyde, making it a sustainable alternative in the production of polyurethane foams for automotive interior applications such as seats, headliners, and steering wheels.

Lupranol® - Low VOC Grade Polyol:
“Automotive OEMs in Asia, especially in China and Korea, are seeking solutions to enhance vehicle interior air quality, and this new grade will help them meet the increasingly stringent regulatory standards for VOC emissions,” “VOCs can be effectively reduced with changes to manufacturing processes. As such, we play a key role in contributing towards environmental sustainability and health.

Reduction in Aldehyde Emissions by 5-10%:

Lupranol’s low VOC grade is the result of improvements made in the manufacturing process of the material. It has one of the lowest levels of aldehyde emissions – specifically formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein – in polyurethane solutions available in the market for automotive applications. In the tests conducted by Center Testing International Group Co Ltd, a leading testing agency in China, the new Lupranol demonstrated a reduction in aldehyde emissions by 5-10% for formaldehyde, 30-40% for acetaldehyde and 30-40% for acrolein.

Lupranol is well-suited for automotive applications as it produces highly resilient polyurethane foams, for example Elastoflex®, with good physical properties. Compared to conventional foams, Elastoflex provides higher comfort, improved elasticity and better load bearing properties.

Source: BASF

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Toray & Mitsui Sugar Form JV for Biochemicals Production from Bagasse

Toray Industries has announced that it has decided to establish a joint venture company with Mitsui Sugar for seeking business opportunities for manufacturing system of cellulosic sugar, a raw material used for producing various biochemical products, from the surplus bagasse generated at sugar mills.

Chemical Products Made from Inedible Biomass:

The technological demonstration is part of the research and technological development of bioprocess using membranes that combines Toray's water treatment membrane and bio technologies. Bioprocess using membranes is a technology that would enable the production of a high quality, low cost cellulosic sugar from inedible biomass while saving 50% energy in manufacturing by using water treatment membranes in the saccharificationand refining processes, and contributes to the realization of materials and chemical products made from inedible biomass.

Energy-Saving Cellulosic Sugar Production System:

Further, Toray and Mitsui Sugar will carry out the Demonstration Project for an Energy-Saving Cellulosic Sugar Production System using Bagasse in the Kingdom of Thailand under the International Energy Conservation Technology and System Demonstration Project of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the project is aimed at examining the possibilities of commercialization of the cellulosic sugar production system. Thailand is one of the foremost producers of sugarcane in the world and is the largest exporter of sugar in Asia. It has been promoting biomass-based businesses as well as research and technology development and is suitable for pursuing the demonstration project. 

High Quality Cellulosic Sugar:

The demonstration plant of this project will have a capacity to handle 15 tons of bagasse per day (dry weight) and will manufacture about 4.2 tons of cellulosic sugar after going through the processes of pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and membrane separation. The pilot plant will employ concentration technology that uses Toray's water treatment membranes to produce high quality cellulosic sugar while conserving energy. Cellulosic sugar can be used as a raw material for producing various biochemical products such as ethanol, lactic acid and succinic acid, and this would enable the creation of a new supply chain from surplus bagasse to biochemical products

Further, in addition to cellulosic sugar, the plant will manufacture polyphenol and oligosaccharide, which can be made into livestock feed, using the same raw material and process to raise the economic benefit of using bagasse and the company will pursue commercialization through the demonstration project. 

Toray places environment as the linchpin of its business strategy so as to contribute to the realization of a sustainable low-carbon society, and under this management policy, the company has established itself as a pioneering comprehensive chemical manufacturer in Japan to promote LCM environment management based on the LCA concept. As part of its endeavor, Toray will actively pursue open innovation between different industries related to bioconversion technology using membranes and drive forward the development of supply chain and provisioning of solutions.

Source: Toray

Friday, February 10, 2017

*Plastics Modification: Conference & Toll-Compounding Center*

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Below are the 5-Sessions at this conference:

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*2.* *Latest on LIGHT-WEIGHTING Technologies*

*3.* *Evolving Trends *&* Update on FLAMMABILITY*

*4.* *Modification of MEDICAL Plastics*

*5.* *Improving STRUCTURAL *&* BUILDING Products*

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


RACPLA Plastic sheet which is incorporated with Silver antimicrobial technology to eliminate micro-organisms. I think it is one time investment for many years and it's cost effective as well for long term basis.

1. Racquet Plastics, Belgium (Plastic sheet makers for all Hospitals)

Combination sheets: Special sheets to be made to eliminate tuberculosis bacteria, algae, fungi, and MRSA,Ecoli, salmonella bacteria.And can be used this sheet in Operation Theater,Patient ward,ICU ,Laboratory,and corporate office.
Also this can be used in the following areas:
Wall lining in meat processing unit and poultry farms.

Wall lining animal operating theatre (horse, etc)
Wall line Quarantine tables
Wall lining Brewery
Egg incubator system,
mobile lab, stationary lab.

Combi sheets which can eliminate Mycobacterium Tuberclosis (TB)bacteria in short period.
Regarding TB there's not much what the supplier have, but if you understand the value of their Institute of Tropical Medicine, you will realize the certificate is powerful.

Attached the test certificate on Belgium's company plastic sheets for TB.

These sheets can be place on ceilings,walls and flooring for long term performance against TB and other bacteria.

A single sheet size :1000 x 1500 mm

Kindly drop me an email ( for better understanding of the product and the installed projects.Now this sheets are available in India.Investors are welcome to reach me to discuss about this business for the Indian/Asian market.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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