Publication: Plastics Technology

First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Vero Software Has New Owner

Hexagon AB of Sweden, a supplier of design, measurement, and visualization technologies, has purchased Vero Software of the U.K., a supplier of CAD/CAM/CAE software (U.S. office in Wixom, Mich.). Vero is known for its Visi software suite, which includes ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Are Cartons Or Pouches Serious Contenders For PET Water Bottles?

Is water packaging like milk carton-like boxes or for that matter stand-up pouches likely to pose a threat to PET bottles?Michigan-based Boxed Water is Better , the originator of the carton water packaging, has expanded its reach since its inception in ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Want a Look at Custom Injection Hourly Rates?

We’re just waiting for your response to begin calculating average machine-hour rates at midyear for various machine sizes and sections of the country. Apparently, some of you need reminding that a survey is not worth reporting unless it is based on enough ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Haidlmair Is Looking for a U.S. Moldmaking Location

Austrian moldmaker Haidlmair GmbH is making no secret of the fact that it is seeking a manufacturing location in the U.S. Said CEO Mario Haidlmair, “If somebody is interested in partnering with us, we would be pleased to learn more.” Haidlmair is a family-owned ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Relief for Hot Summer Toolrooms

June's Amerimold 2014 show in Novi, Mich. featured lots of mold components and other hardware and software for moldmaking and repair. But  DME Co. , Madison Heights, Mich., broadened the concept of toolroom products. It showed off new offerings designed ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Nanodiamonds 'Shine' As Thermal Fillers For Plastics

Nanodiamonds (NDs) might sound extravagant for use as thermal fillers in plastics, but Finland’s Carbodeon (U.S. rep. is SiliconSense   of Nashua, N.H.) has made significant strides by refining its functionalized nanodiamonds which can deliver a performance ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic

A new report, Valuing plastic; the business case for measuring, managing and disclosing plastic use in the consumer good industry, reportedly represents the first-ever assessment of the environmental costs of plastic in business. It calculates the amount ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Western Companies Step Up Patrols of Their Intellectual Property In China

“The greatest transfer of wealth in history.”That’s how General Keith Alexander, Commander of the United States Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, describes the theft of intellectual property, according to a May 22 report from ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the third annual Plasticity Forum at NYC’s Tribeca Rooftop which aims to share the wealth of knowledge from the leading edge of those who are facilitating a world where plastic is used, but without the foo ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Custom Molders: How Do Your Hourly Press Rates Compare?

The only place you can find an answer is right here—at ptonline.com —and in Plastics Technology magazine. If you’re one of our injection molding readers, you’re probably familiar with our twice-yearly Custom Injection Molding Hourly Rates Survey . It’s ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Can Additive Manufacturing Supply Keep Up With Demand?

Calling the announcement “one of the most significant milestones in the history of the additive manufacturing industry” in a July 3 post, Tim Caffrey, senior consultant at Wohlers Associates sees GE Aviation’s decision to utilize additive manufacturing ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Show Us Your Worst Hot-Runner Leaks!

I bet they are a lot worse than the one pictured here. Detecting and stopping a leak when it is at this early stage is one of the points in a September Troubleshooting article, authored by Gammaflux, on how to cure common hot-runner headaches, including ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 08 2014]

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"Our investment to expand 1-hexene production is due in part to Texas’ growth as a major international hub for the petrochemical industry and the increased supply of competitive feedstocks in the U S from the development of shale resources,” said Pete Cella, CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical."
Perhaps more "Foreign maker of commodity plastic goods announces U S production” headlines will be coming across the wire."

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Vero Software Has New Owner [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 25 2014]
Want a Look at Custom Injection Hourly Rates? [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 23 2014]
Are Cartons Or Pouches Serious Contenders For ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 23 2014]
Haidlmair Is Looking for a U.S. Moldmaking Loca... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 22 2014]
Nanodiamonds 'Shine' As Thermal Fillers For Pla... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 21 2014]
Relief for Hot Summer Toolrooms [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 21 2014]
Western Companies Step Up Patrols of Their Inte... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 16 2014]
Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 16 2014]
First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Pla... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 12 2014]
Custom Molders: How Do Your Hourly Press Rates ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 09 2014]
Can Additive Manufacturing Supply Keep Up With ... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 09 2014]
Washington Penn To Buy ExxonMobil's PP Compound... [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 08 2014]
Show Us Your Worst Hot-Runner Leaks! [Published Plastics Technology - Jul 08 2014]
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