Monthly Archives: May 2011

Eco Plastics Sees Sharp Increase in Volume of Bottles Handled

The plastics recycling company ECO Plastics, Hemswell, U.K., has reported that it has sorted its one billionth plastic bottle since re-opening its plastics recycling facility November 2010. The facility was rebuilt after a massive fire destroyed the facility in August 2009. The new plastics processing facility includes equipment from Stadler, TITECH and Herbold. The facilityRead More

Beer in PET introduced in India

Beer as an oxygen sensitive product challenges the PET bottle and the closure with respect to oxygen transmission. Especially for the beer market, BERICAP has developed a closure in “crown cork design”, the DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2S closure, which looks very similar to the traditional beer crown cork and it was the first 28mm closureRead More

New applications of Tencel cellulose fiber for auto sector developed

At Techtextil in Frankfurt from May 24-26, Lenzing Textil presented new applications of its Tencel cellulose fiber for the automobile sector, which were developed to fulfill the automobile market’s call for eco-friendly models and vehicle recycling. According to the manufacturer, Tencel, available in fiber, powder and other forms, can be used on cars as itRead More

Gas prices dip before holiday; but above year ago

Drivers can expect some relief at the gas pump as they set out for the Memorial Day weekend. Gasoline prices have dipped 4 percent — nearly 18 cents per gallon — since flirting with $4 per gallon earlier this month. At $3.809 per gallon, however, the national average is still $1.05 per gallon more thanRead More

Nanoengineers invent new biomaterial that more closely mimics human tissue

A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched. The invention from nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego marks a significant breakthrough in tissue engineering because it more closely mimics the properties of native human tissue. Shaochen Chen, professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at theRead More

Eco Plastics Sees Sharp Increase in Volume of Bottles Handled

The plastics recycling company ECO Plastics, Hemswell, U.K., has reported that it has sorted its one billionth plastic bottle since re-opening its plastics recycling facility November 2010. The facility was rebuilt after a massive fire destroyed the facility in August 2009. The new plastics processing facility includes equipment from Stadler, TITECH and Herbold. The facilityRead More

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