Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mack Molding sees continued success

Jeff Somple, president of Mack Molding, and Bryan Campbell, plant manager, explain the use of one of the company’s plastic molding machines at the Arlington plant on Tuesday. Mack has had a successful year with sales and staff increasing depite the weak economy. While many manufacturers in Vermont and around the world are still feelingRead More

Thermoforming and injection molding in one single mold

Making its début at K2010, the world’s No.1 plastics and rubber  trade fair, in Düsseldorf (October 27 until November 3) will be a combined thermoforming and injection mold developed by Georg Kaufmann Formenbau AG, Busslingen/Switzerland. This so-called organo sheet mold will be demonstrated by KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH in fully automatic operation on a CX 300-1400Read More

WACKER SILICONES raises prices for pyrogenic silica products

WACKER, the Munich based chemical company, will raise prices worldwide for its HDK brand of pyrogenic silica products. The adjustment will affect a price increase of up to 10% or more, depending on the product grade. It will become effective with confirmed deliveries made on or after October 15, 2010, or as customer contracts allow.Read More

Davis-Standard Promotes Green Initiatives at K 2010

Equipment that supports energy efficiency and cost reduction will be the focus of Davis-Standard, LLC during the K Show in Germany. Davis-Standard, Hall 16, booth #A43, will highlight green technologies that offer greater energy savings, reduced scrap and improved processing for both extrusion and converting operations. This includes the display of a 2.5-inch (65mm) directRead More

Bluestar Silicones Launches Rhodorsil® MF 175 U SP Elastomer

LYON, France — Bluestar Silicones has announced the unveiling of a new elastomer product RHODORSIL® MF 175 U SP. This new elastomer is a heat-curing rubber (HCR), manufactured at the Bluestar Silicones plant in St Fons near Lyon. It will also be available as ready-to-use product through Bluestar Silicones’ global compounding network called “Mix&Fix Centers™”.Read More

HPC spending $40m on PET recycling plant

HPC Industries LLC’s recycling operation, CarbonLITE Industries LLC, will open a 220,000-square-foot bottle-to-bottle PET recycling plant in Riverside, Calif. in mid-2011. The operation is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint from PET bottle production and keeping bales of that recycled material from being exported from the West Coast to China. The initial $40 million investmentRead More

Mosca launches entry-level RO-M machine

Mosca, a manufacturer and international supplier of plastic strapping and strapping equipment for industrial packaging, is looking to bring its entry-level RO-M machine to new markets by entering into a strategic partnership with distributors in the UK. The machine incorporates an advanced sealing head and Mosca’s direct drive technology to minimize the number of movingRead More