Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nissei one-step stretch-blow molding machine gets higher capacity

The ASB-150DPW one-step stretch-blow molding machine from Nissei ASB Co can run a 14-cavity jar mold and produce 3360 bottles/hr, according to Designed to handle sizes ranging from small hotel amenity containers to wide-mouth peanut butter jars, this model delivers twice the productivity of the company*s single-row model for both narrow and wide mouthed,Read More

Plastic products in China up 21% in tons this half year

China outputted plastics products of 25.765 million tons for the first half year of 2010, said National Bureau of Statistics of China. The growth in volume year on year was 21%. Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Jiangsu and Henan are the top five provinces in output. Guangdong reconfirms its status as the largest plastic product producer withRead More

Dell to increase recyclable packaging

Computer manufacturer Dell has eliminated the use of about 18.2 million pounds of packaging material since 2008. The company said that since 2008, it has increased the amount of recycled content in its packaging to about 32%, according to its corporate responsibility report. According to Dell, 57% of its packaging materials can be recycled byRead More

WITTMANN BATTENFELD helps IKV to achieve better water injection

WITTMANN BATTENFELD, an Austrian plastics machinery supplier, recently provided the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Aachen, Germany, with an AQUAMOULD  line incorporating latest technology for its development projects in the field of water injection technology. This equipment replaces the older Aquamould line previously used by IKV. With the water injection technology developed by theRead More

Mitsui Chemicals and Teijin integrate domestic PET resin for bottles operation

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Teijin Limited, both Japanese chemical companies, announced earlier this month a basic agreement to form a joint-venture company that will integrate their domestic PET (polyethylene-terephthalate) resin for bottles operations. The new company will optimize the synergistic effects of integrating their PET resin operations from supply chains to production, reinforce operational competitiveness,Read More

UK Recycled Plastics Market Buoyant Despite Tough Conditions

The growth in plastics recycling can play a key role in driving the green economy according to a new report published by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The latest market situation report on plastics identifies the key developments in the UK markets for recovered plastic since 2007 and tracks trends in collections, existing andRead More

New laminate packaging foils made available for technical products

Mastics and sensitive ink compounds can now get increased barrier protection and temperature resistance from new laminate packaging foils developed by LPF Flexible Packaging, according to packaging today. The laminates are a multi-layer flexible packaging material that can be used in order to prevent the degeneration of packaged products during the transportation, handling and storageRead More

LyondellBasell keeps Carrington PP force majeure in place

LyondellBasell  has kept in place its declaration of force majeure on supplies of polypropylene (PP) from the company’s 210,000 tonne/year plant at Carrington, UK, a LyondellBasell spokesperson confirmed on Monday. However, the spokesperson was not able to provide any information regarding the status of the plant. The plant was shut down over the weekend ofRead More