Monthly Archives: September 2011

Renewable Remarks: DOE’s plan to improve vehicle efficiency is good news for plastics processors

The United States Department of Energy released its first Quadrennial Technology Review Report in which Energy Secretary Steven Chu presented the priorities, goals, and rationale for the upcoming $3 billion 2011 energy technology R&D budget. Half of the DOE’s energy technology funding supports generating clean electricity, and now, the DOE favors a greater emphasis onRead More

Ireland recycling less than 1/3 of plastic waste generated

Ireland is recycling less than a third of the plastic waste it generates, Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange), an European environmental website, reports with reference to the “Irish Recycled Plastic Waste Arisings Study”. The study, carried out by rx3 with funding from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government of Ireland, revealed thatRead More

Martinson-Nicholls introduces new thermoplastic Heated Mats

Martinson-Nicholls, a floor matting company based in the US, has introduced the new residential Heated Snow Melting Mats, which prevents snow and ice accumulation on walkways around the house. Made of customized thermoplastic materials, the mats are portable and can be left outdoor for the entire winter, says the company. The heated mats will generateRead More

Injection molding: BASF, Arburg team up for energy-efficient molding demonstration

The plastics supplier and the manufacturer of injection molding machinery announced they will install and run an injection molding cell during next month’s Fakuma trade show to illustrate for plastics processors measures for increasing energy efficiency in injection molding throughout the entire value chain, from pellet to part. Using a specially-optimized grade of BASF’s plasticRead More

Poly Recovery owner finds new uses for clients’ waste

John Pelech is in the business of making something out of someone else’s nothing. Pelech is the owner of Poly Recovery, a plastic processing and recycling company that set up shop at Pease International Tradeport more than a year ago. The Portsmouth native said business has never been better. Situated in a 20,000-square-foot facility onRead More

Poly Recovery owner finds new uses for clients' waste

John Pelech is in the business of making something out of someone else’s nothing. Pelech is the owner of Poly Recovery, a plastic processing and recycling company that set up shop at Pease International Tradeport more than a year ago. The Portsmouth native said business has never been better. Situated in a 20,000-square-foot facility onRead More

Plastic trash in the Ocean (2)

Manila, Philippines – Of more than ten million pieces of garbage picked up on ocean beaches in 2009 during International Coastal Cleanup Day, 1,126,774 were plastic bags, which was second only to cigarette butts/filters in number. Plastic debris occupies a huge portion of contamination of marine environment. It is found floating in all the world’sRead More

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