At the World Expo in Milan, Italy, on June 3, 2015, The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) unveiled the world's first 100% plant material polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle. Coca-Cola has been using the 30% plant material PlantBottle™ since 2009, so this is the first bottle that is made completely from renewable materials while functioning exactly as a traditional PET bottle. It is estimated that the previous iteration of the PlantBottle™ reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 315,000 metric tons when used by brands, including Coca-Cola and Smartwater. While the new PlantBottle™ does not have a timeline for when it will be widely available, Coca-Cola plans to continue to invest in the new packaging and continuing partnerships with biotechnology companies like Virent.
The Future of Nuclear Power Plants
With the blast of the French nuclear power plant a few weeks ago, safety of nuclear power plant designs has fallen under more scrutiny. Although according to sources the blast took place in the turbine hall and no nuclear leak wasfound, this event has brought more attention to improved design and operation standards. Following the incident earlier this month Toshiba, a Japanese multinational company, announced the resignation of its chairman following a $6.3 billion loss in their nuclear sector –also...
Biogas plants in Bulgaria
Interview with Hristo Panayotov, manager of Belfrie. The company is a supplier of modern equipment for industrial and agricultural installations for the extraction, purification, storage and utilization of biogas, landfill gas and other combustible gases. Belfrie is the official representative of Austrian manufacturers Tecon textile constructions GmbH and Ennox biogas technology GmbH as well as of Hexa-Cover A / S - Denmark offering equipment with uncompromising quality and reliability. Mr. Panayotov, what are...
About Chemical Process Plants and Usage of Tanks
In today’s scenario industrial development has reached new heights with many large scale factories and plants being set up to form numerous products for the benefit of mankind. One such plant which has seen vast growth in the last few years is Chemical Process Plant. As the name describes, such plants have been set up worldwide to perform the function of processing various materials together to form useful chemicals out of it. With the use of advanced set of technology, scientific methods, manpower and...
Data analytics and the materials cycle
Data has the potential to revolutionise the materials industry, from extraction to processing to commercialisation. But it can only do so with the right mix of technology, skills and strategy. Dr Matt Jones explains. Using data is nothing new, but the rapid increase in data sources and quantity of data collected means getting the most out of it is ever more important. Properly used, data can provide answers to questions such as – how deep is the metal reserve, under what conditions does fermentation yield...
Abrasives case study - Essroc Materials, Inc.
Plugging, Surging and Wear-Through Virtually Eliminated by Smart Elbows®At Essroc Materials, Inc., formerly Coplay Cement, plugging and elbow wear in pneumatic conveying lines caused unnecessary downtime and repair expense.The Frederick, MD, facility is a wet-process cement plant that produces 350,000 to 400,000 tons of cement a year using two 400-foot-long rotary cement kilns. During the manufacturing process, as the cement is fired in the kilns, dust is produced. In the course of a normal 24-hour period of...