plastic-to-hydrocarbon News

  • APR Announces Pharmacy Stock Bottle Recycling Resources

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, recently developed resources for pharmacies to recycle stock bottles.  In support of APR’s primary goals to increase the supply and enhance the quality of recycled plastics, pharmacy stock bottles have been identified as a highly marketable, quality ...

  • Hydrocarbon in glycol detection

    Refineries and Gas Processing Plants use Glycol to dehydrate oil and gas, reducing the amount of water to less than 0.5%.  Once the glycol has dehydrated the hydrocarbon the glycol is “rich” with water and hydrocarbon.  In order to reuse the glycol, the water and hydrocarbons are removed in a regeneration process.  Normally, a laboratory analysis procedure is used to determine the ...

  • Dangerous hydrocarbons in toys

    The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has evaluated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and found that they endanger children's health. The increasing cases of cancer in children require urgent action to minimise exposure to CMR substances as much as possible. Numerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are carcinogenic but nevertheless part of toys made of rubber or elastomers. The German ...


  • Plastic Recycling

    Only 2.5 % of all municipal waste is selectively collected in Poland. Plastic waste comprises around 14 % of all Polish domestic waste, most of it PET. However, only 6% of it is recycled, while in Europe the figure is 45%! PET processing is done by three companies in Poland: Elana PET - part of the capital group Boryszew (produces 120,000 tons of bottles per year), Polowat (18,000 tons per year) ...


  • Hydrocarbon in glycol detection from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments

    Refineries and Gas Processing Plants use Glycol to dehydrate oil and gas, reducing the amount of water to less than 0.5%.  Once the glycol has dehydrated the hydrocarbon the glycol is “rich” with water and hydrocarbon.  In order to reuse the glycol, the water and hydrocarbons are removed in a regeneration process.  Normally, a laboratory analysis procedure is used to determine the ...

  • Portable Hydrocarbon Recovery System: Tangent Environmental Technologies

    The Cascade Waste Water System, designed by Tangent Environmental Technologies, is featured as an environmental solution for waste water disposal and hydrocarbon recovery in this short video segment. This story was featured during a major Earth Day series in Canada. Aired in 2009 Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO9ttj5JxSIThe Cascade ...


  • Updated Statistics for Hydrocarbon Leaks Now Available

    The Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Oil & Gas UK, has published the sixth edition of its Pipeline and Riser Loss of Containment (PARLOC) report, containing statistics from a 12-year operating period. The ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments to exhibit at OTC 2009

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instrument will be exhibiting the latest in oil in water monitoring and analysis instruments at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston May 4th – 7th at booth #4005.  Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instrument provides oil in water monitors worldwide to the offshore industry.  As the industry leader, we will be exhibiting our offshore duty TD-4100 XD for Produced Water ...

  • Baseline® Releases PetroAlert® Series 9100 for Hydrocarbon Measurement

    Baseline® a MOCON® company announces release the PetroAlert® Series 9100 Gas Chromatograph for mud logging during oil and gas exploration and other hydrocarbon measurement applications. Utilizing a FID (flame ionization detector) provides exceptional ...

  • PlumbBetter Plastic Manifolds

    - Four new additions to the PlumbBetter Family   IPEX is pleased to announce the addition of our Plastic Manifolds, for PEX and XPA, ...


    By IPEX

  • Vacuuming plastics from the oceans

    As marketers increasingly look to brand their companies as "green" to win a larger share of consumers" greenbacks, the vacuum maker Electrolux"s green marketing campaign offers stark contrast to BP"s "greenwashing." The embattled oil company changed its logo into a green-and-yellow sunflower and its slogan to "beyond petroleum" - then pumped millions of gallons of oil per day directly into the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plastics in the Marine Environment

    An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable ...


    By ASTM International

  • Home composting of biodegradable plastics

    ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics is currently developing a new standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics. The proposed standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable Plastics and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Plastic recycling: future potential

    At the conference on the future of plastic recycling, 2009, which was held in Krefeld at the beginning of September, Herbert Snell, vice-president of the Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials (BVSE), said that the economic crisis had affected the sector, but there is no reason to make a drama out of it. The crisis will not kill off plastic recycling, but provide new opportunities. Snell ...

  • Plastics Composting at Home

    As landfills continue to expand, many consumers continue to look for ways to recycle. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics, will educate consumers on the process of home composting these materials. The proposed standard will illustrate great potential ...


    By ASTM International

  • Coral acquires Rotalac Plastics

    Coral Products are pleased to announce the purchase of Rotalac Plastics Ltd based in Wythenshawe, Manchester in January 2016. This business adds to the range of processes in the group by providing bespoke thermoplastic extrusion and moulding solutions. Rotalac is also a leader in shutter system design and ...


    By Coral Products PLC

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    A new report is calling on Ontario to act to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. The report released today, Turning the Plastic Tide: How to Protect the Great Lakes and Fight Plastic Pollution,recommends that the province introduce a deposit return on plastic bottles to dramatically increase recycling rates. “Plastic pollution is a serious and growing problem in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plastics Recycling? There`s an App for That

    A new app hopes to create an obsession out of tossing plastic packaging into virtual – and real world – recycling bins.   To encourage more plastics recycling, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • New plastics quality protocol

    The recovery of non-packaging plastic for manufacturers in England and Wales has been made easier by a new Quality Protocol. Published by the Waste Protocols Project, which is a collaborative effort between the Waste & Resources Action Programme and the Environment Agency, the Quality Protocol will mean plastics like toys and garden furniture will be easier for manufacturers to incorporate ...

  • Phthalates in PVC Plastics

    Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 prohibits certain products from containing six specified phthalates. A new ASTM International standard, under the jurisdiction of Committee D20 on Plastics, provides a method for the identification and qualification of these phthalates. The new standard, ...


    By ASTM International

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