Publication: Plastics Technology

First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

North American plastics machinery suppliers look back, forward

« previous | next »The total value for primary plastics equipment shipments rose 8% for all of 2013 compared to 2012,  according to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association ’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES), marking the third straight year ... [Published Plastics Technology - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Why Thermoplastic Composites Are Hot in Automotive

A new conference brings together the leaders in this emerging field of technology.Click Image to EnlargeDevelopmental airbag housing of nylon/glass. (Photo: Lanxess)Lightweighting, cost reduction, and new approaches to automotive manufacturing—those attractions ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

APPLICATION: Transmission Conductor Features Multi-Stranded Composite Core Of Celstran CFR-TPR

An affordable new option for utility transmission lines from Southwire uses a multi-stranded composite core of Celanese's Celstran continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic rods (CFR-TPR).Click Image to EnlargeLeading wire and cable producer Southwire ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

APPLICATION: High-Diffusion PC Featured In Low-Cost, Award-Winning LED Bulb

The high-diffusion Lexan PC enables the injection-blow molding of the Infinia LED bulb resulting in a bulb with omnidirectional evenly dispersed light.Click Image to EnlargeSwitch Lighting Co ., San Jose, Calif., used a high-diffusion Lexan LUX PC from ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

APPLICATION: Specialized PC Grades Improve Efficiency in New LED Luminaires

Long-time manufacturer of durable lighting for demanding environments Kenall Lighting, Gurnee, Ill., opted to use Makrolon PC grades from Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, specifically developed for use in LED lighting for a new line of luminaires, citing ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Styrolution Consolidates PS Business

Styrolution takes steps to strengthen the long-term sustainability of its PS business.Click Image to EnlargeStyrolution , Aurora, Ill., plans to mothball its 330-million-lb/yr PS plant in Indian Orchard, Mass., by year’s end. The move is aimed at strengthening ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

APPLICATION: PPS Used In Novel Heat Exchanger

Using Fortron PP and ceramics, Bomat's heat exchanger is said to be the first that has no metal in the exhaust-gas sectionClick Image to EnlargeA new heat exchanger for heating and power units from Germany’s Bomat is said to be the first that has no metal ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

APPLICATION: Optical Sorter Boosts CarbonLite's RPET Quality

An Buhler Sortex optical sorting system is optimized for RPET bottling operation.Click Image to EnlargeAn optical sorting system that can separate color and foreign material contaminants from post-consumer PET packaging helped what is said to be the world’s ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Hyundai targets North American market with Korean made injection molding machines

Korean car makers setting up shop in the United States are increasingly bringing their suppliers along. In a recent twist, however, now their suppliers’ suppliers are coming stateside as well, with the latest—Hyundai Injection Machinery—sharing its roots ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

DECORATING: Hand-Held Barcode Scanner Integrated Into Inkjet And Pad Printers

The installation of a barcode scanner in a printing system eliminates the risk of improper parameters being loaded when changing from one print job to the next.Click Image to EnlargeThrough the integration of a standard hand-held barcode scanner in its ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

MATERIALS: Celanese Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies for Engineered Materials

Celanese material scientists have developed various traceability technologies to help customers avoid significant losses due to missed business opportunities, image-loss of brand, unwarranted claims for damages and patent infringement.Click Image to ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

MATERIALS: Acrylic-Based Liquid Thermoplastics Process Like Thermosets

Arkema's liquid thermoplastics are based on a high-molecular-weight acrylic and can be transformed using the same processes as composite thermosets.Click Image to EnlargeThe first range of a new family of liquid thermoplastics that are transformed via ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]

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...it had served the western region of the U S from Ohio. "We're the local manufacturer of machinery in the U S , but we lacked a local presence on the West Coast. I can tell you because I do it every other week--it's a long way from Batavia to California."
...all the layers of the structure, explains Mirek Planeta, the former president of the machine builder who now heads up the firm’s R&D efforts. "In two- or three-layer coextrusion, when (the material exits) the die all of the layers are aligned, so any impurity will create a fault in all the layers at the same time" Planeta explains
Originally titled "A.Schulman's acquisition of Prime Colorants furthers the company's aim to shift its U S business toward niche products and services."

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MATERIALS: New Extrusion Grade Nylon 410 [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
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MATERIALS: Catheters Can Be Translucent and Rad... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
BONDING: Structural Adhesive for Polyolefins [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
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MATERIALS: New Styrenic TPEs for Auto Seals [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
MATERIALS: Blow-Moldable TPV for Automotive and... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
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MATERIALS: Celanese Offers Anti-Counterfeiting ... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
DECORATING: Hand-Held Barcode Scanner Integrate... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
Hyundai targets North American market with Kore... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
APPLICATION: Optical Sorter Boosts CarbonLite's... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
APPLICATION: PPS Used In Novel Heat Exchanger [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
Styrolution Consolidates PS Business [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
APPLICATION: Specialized PC Grades Improve Effi... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
APPLICATION: High-Diffusion PC Featured In Low-... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
APPLICATION: Transmission Conductor Features Mu... [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
Why Thermoplastic Composites Are Hot in Automotive [Published Plastics Technology - Mar 22 2014]
Chinaplas 2014 shows its green side [Published Plastics Technology - Feb 27 2014]
EXTRUSION: Downstream Line for Medical Tubing [Published Plastics Technology - Feb 26 2014]
RECYCLING: Heavy-Duty Pipe Shredders [Published Plastics Technology - Feb 26 2014]
Auxiliaries: Air Rinsing and Static Removal System [Published Plastics Technology - Feb 26 2014]
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