Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oil falls to near $88 on surprise US supply jump

Oil prices fell to near $88 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies unexpectedly jumped last week, a sign demand may be weakening. Benchmark oil for October delivery was down 45 cents to $88.45 at midday Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude rose $1.63Read More

How Steve Jobs Influenced the Plastics Industry

Last week, Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive officer of Apple, but said he will remain the chairman of the company’s board. Amid the flurry of speculation about what the resignation could mean for Apple’s future, several reporters examined how Jobs’ minimalist but revolutionary ideas about design lead to changes in the appearance andRead More

Auto supplier to bring 400 jobs to Perry Co.

LINDEN, Tenn. – Michigan-based automotive supplier NYX, Inc. will invest $23 million in Perry County, creating 400 jobs over the next five years. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Bill Hagerty, commissioner of the Tennessee Economic and Community Development, joined Perry County leaders for the official announcement Tuesday morning. NYX, Inc.’s new $23 million manufacturing facilityRead More

Novatec introduces PLC control system for centralized conveying systems, makes touchscreen standard

Plastics auxiliary equipment manufacturer Novatec (Baltimore, MD) has begun marketing its new Novatec FXS (FlexXpand) programmable logic controls (PLC) to help processors keep track of plant-wide operations. In other news from the company, it has made touchscreens the standard interface on every NovaWheel model of resin dryer. The Novatec FXS PLCs, Siemens-based and with colorRead More

Touch’n Seal adhesive protects buildings from hurricane destruction

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch’n Seal insulating foams and sealants based in the US, has introduced the Storm Bond Roof Tile Adhesive for resistance to hurricane, according to its press release. Storm Bond is a high-performance, one-component, polyurethane adhesive used for attaching clay and concrete roof tile, said the company in response to theRead More

Touch'n Seal adhesive protects buildings from hurricane destruction

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch’n Seal insulating foams and sealants based in the US, has introduced the Storm Bond Roof Tile Adhesive for resistance to hurricane, according to its press release. Storm Bond is a high-performance, one-component, polyurethane adhesive used for attaching clay and concrete roof tile, said the company in response to theRead More

Boston Matthews to demonstrate new ranges of extrusion lines at Medtec China 2011

Boston Matthews, an extrusion technology supplier based in the UK, will demonstrate a new range of Medical Extrusion lines at the forthcoming Medtec China which will be held from September 7-8 in Shanghai, according to the company’s press release. As introduced, using the latest 3D Design Engineering Software and advanced Polymer Flow Simulation Technology, BostonRead More

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