Monday, May 19, 2014

A Portfolio of Biobased PE and PP

Plastemart is reporting that SABIC is getting ready to launch its first portfolio of certified renewable polyolefins.
"“We have optimized our technology to allow the production of renewable PP and PE using renewable feedstocks, which are made from waste fats and oils and are not in direct competition with the food chain, with equal performance to those produced with fossil fuels."
I'm assuming that the technology will take the feedstock(s) and convert them into ethylene and propylene, which can then be polymerized the same as petroleum based feeds. This echoes the position that I took less than 2 weeks ago, that petroleum will disappear, but polyethylene production won't. Polyethylene and polypropylene are here to stay.

Previous Years
May 19, 2010 - Back in the Office

May 19, 2009 - Accelerated aging gets even faster

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