Arkema joins SEMI semiconductor climate consortium

Arkema joins SEMI semiconductor climate consortium

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The SCC is the first global, ecosystem-wide effort to accelerate the semiconductor ecosystem’s response to the challenge of climate change by facilitating member’s responses to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, said the company.

As one of over 60 founding members, Arkema will work alongside other SCC members toward the following objectives: collaboration – align on common approaches, technology innovations and communications channels to continuously reduce GHG emissions. Transparency – publicly report progress and Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions annually. Ambition – set near- and long-term decarbonization targets with the aim of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Arkema is committed to aligning ourselves with the trajectory of limiting global warming to 1.5°C as outlined in the Paris Agreement. The company’s ambitious climate plan translates into a target, based on an SBT (Science Based Target) approach, to reduce scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and scope 3 emissions by 46% by 2030 relative to 2019.

Arkema’s Foranext® etch gas plays an important role in the fabrication of semiconductor devices such as microchips. Arkema is a leader in manufacturing low Global Warming Potential (GWP) gases including those for semiconductor applications. Foranext® fluorogases are used to selectively remove material through plasma etching, passivation and chamber cleaning. Foranext® products allow for the miniaturization of critical features found in memory circuits, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and more, which give increased functionality to electronic devices.

In the coming months, the SCC governing members will be elected and working groups will be created based on the four workstreams of the consortium: climate impact, reporting protocols, clean technology and outreach.

The SCC is headed by SEMI, a global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections with over 2,500 member companies and will expand global collective action across the value chain through the SCC.

We remind, Arkema’s Virtucycle® program places the advanced materials designer at the center of a virtuous cycle to source, recycle, and recertify advanced polymers. In addition to being the specialty recycler, Arkema plays the role of matchmaker among its customers while playing an optional key role in eco-designing the finished product produced from the recycled material.

Chandra Asri and Borouge explore circular economy-based polyolefin waste business potential

Chandra Asri and Borouge explore circular economy-based polyolefin waste business potential

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Chandra Asri announced their collaboration with Borouge, a petrochemical company from the United Arab Emirates, at the B20 (Business 20) event in Nusa Dua, Bali, said the company.

The commitment agreed by both of petrochemical companies were based on a joint circular economy initiative which cover the management of polyolefin waste and recycling facilities to produce new products; as well as opportunities in co-marketing and market development initiatives, including developing non-metallic applications in certain market segments in oil and gas amalgamation, automotive, construction, and else, to promote the use of polyolefins.

The announcement of the commitment was attended by President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono and Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto and CEO of Masdar Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi.

We remind, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (Chandra Asri), Indonesia's largest integrated petrochemical company, launched Asrene C6 Metallocene LLDPE to make films with higher tenacity and sealing strength such as multi-layer printed packaging and heavy-duty. This packaging is usually used for applications such as cooking oil standing pouch, stretch film (plastic wrap), and rice bags. Using Metallocene in the production process resulting packaging product leak-proof, tear-resistant and shatterproof. This product has also obtained approval from the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) and Halal certificates from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and therefore it is safe and quality guaranteed.

LyondellBasell announces quarterly dividend

LyondellBasell announces quarterly dividend

MOSCOW (MRC) -- LyondellBasell announced it has declared a dividend of $1.19 per share, to be paid December 5, 2022, to shareholders of record on November 28, 2022, with an ex-dividend date of November 25, 2022, said the company.

LyondellBasell announced it has made a decision to move forward with engineering to build an advanced recycling plant at its Wesseling, Germany. Using LyondellBasell's proprietary MoReTec technology, this commercial scale advanced recycling plant would convert pre-treated plastic waste into feedstock for new plastic production. The final investment decision is targeted for the end of 2023.

We remind, Lyondell Basell Industries is evaluating expansion of propylene production capacity at its Channelview Complex near Houston. The potential expansion would involve building a new propylene facility using LyondellBasell's existing technology to convert ethylene into propylene for use in the production of polypropylene and propylene oxide. The related product lines are used to make everyday items such as flexible foam for mattresses, cosmetic packaging, electrical covering for 5G network infrastructure, plastic wrap for food packaging, medical syringes, vehicle bumpers, furniture upholstery and pipe for home plumbing, to name a few.

Resilux Group acquired 70% shares of Greentech Ltd

Resilux Group acquired 70% shares of Greentech Ltd

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Resilux Group – through its recycling division Poly Recycling Switzerland – has acquired 70% shares of the Serbian PET recycling company Greentech Ltd, said the company.

It gives Resilux significant additional recycling capacity as well as enhanced post-consumer bottle collection and sorting capability.

Since its foundation in 2005, Greentech has been a pioneer and leading PET packaging recycling company in the country. Its recycling facility, located in Mladenovo, Serbia, processes up to 10,000 tons of waste PET packaging per year to produce hot washed PET flakes. In addition to the recycling facility, Poly Recycling has also acquired 70 percent shares in Greentech’s collection and sorting facility in Skopje, North Macedonia. This facility is capable of sorting used PET products by color and type before they are passed on for recycling at Mladenovo.

The acquisition means Resilux has secured a local supply of A-grade PET flakes to serve its existing preform and bottling plant Resilux Adriatic in Lajkovac, Serbia.

According to Resilux COO Marcel van de Sande: “The acquisition expands our operations in the Adriatic region by securing a local supply of used PET. And it continues our ongoing expansion plans for recycling activities by the Resilux Group as we establish a more sustainable and truly circular economy for PET.”

Mihail Mateski remains as General Manager and 30% nt shareholder in Greentech Serbia and North Macedonia. He states: “By becoming members of Resilux group we have secured transfer of know-how and technology for top quality recycled PET bottles for food contact. Combined with Greentech’s expertise of over 20 years in PET collection and recycling, it is the perfect match to provide full circularity of the PET bottles and further development of our recycling operations in the whole West Balkan/Adriatic region.“

We remind, Resilux, a leading PET bottle and preform producer, has announced a major new technology investment which will result in them doubling their bottle-to-bottle PET recycling capacity. Using state of the art equipment from Erema, it is Resilux’s latest step in their drive to create a truly circular economy in PET.

Trinseo and JSW EU to collaborate on chemical recycling of PMMA

Trinseo and JSW EU to collaborate on chemical recycling of PMMA

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider and Japan Steel Works Europe GmbH (JSW EU), a group company of The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (JSW), a manufacturer of industrial and plastics machinery, recently announced a collaborative effort on chemical recycling of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), said the company.

In this collaboration, JSW and JSW EU will supply a depolymerization extruder and technologies to Trinseo as well as provide technical support. Trinseo will source and pretreat PIR/PCR PMMA waste as feedstock to produce recycled MMA (rMMA). rMMA produced by Trinseo will then be used in the development of circular PMMA solutions. PMMA is used in an array of markets, such as automotive and transportation, building and construction, sanitary ware, lighting and home appliances.

Depolymerization is a chemical recycling process by which PMMA waste can be recycled back into its monomer to yield truly circular products. It is a versatile process that can handle general PMMA waste and waste that is not fit for mechanical recycling in the categories of both PCR and PIR streams. PMMA products made from chemically recycled monomer are said to have the same properties as their virgin equivalent.

We remind, Trinseo, a specialty materials and sustainable solutions provider, and one of the largest producers of polystyrene in Europe, announced thecommercialization of its STYRON X-TECH™ 4660 Polystyrene Resins for Extruded Polystyrene (XPS). The material allows customers in the Building & Construction industry to reduce material consumption in foam insulation boards through Trinseo’s patented cross-linked polystyrene technology.