Monthly Archives: October 2011

New digital scale control system prevents minerals build up

US-based DME Molding Supplies has lately developed a new line of digital scale control systems to remove or prevent scale-forming precipitate in cooling water. The new system, developed by the MRO division of DME, uses computer program to create a complex group of frequencies that are amplified and driven into a coil surrounding the coolingRead More

Half of plastics bags in China found to be under par

According to a recent examination carried out by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China, half of the plastics bags tested are not up to the standard. Related quality inspection department has already issued warnings to sub-standard companies to improve within a certain period, the report said. In the testing involvingRead More

BASF and Ji’Ning form joint venture in China”

Approval has been received on the establishment on the BASF Hock Mining Chemical (China) Co Ltd, a joint venture between BASF and Ji’Ning Hock Mining & Engineering Equipment Company Limited, the chemical company said in a press release on October 24. The new venture, in which BASF takes a 75% majority stake, will continue Hock’sRead More

Packaging meet to discuss challenges before plastics industry

Trends in the Indian packaging industry especially in the food and pharmaceutical sectors will be showcased and challenges before the plastics industry discussed during the two-day Indpack 2011, the 14th National Packaging Summit, scheduled in Hyderabad from November 25. More than 250 delegates comprising packaging raw material manufacturers, converts, packaging machinery suppliers and packaging userRead More

Resin spray transmission technology gains traction in auto sector

Automakers are very interested in carbon fiber composite processing technologies that boast significantly lower processing costs. One such process promising such potential is Resin Spray Transmission (RST) from Quickstep Technologies (North Coogee, Australia). RST was funded through the AusIndustry Climate Ready Grant Scheme of the Australian government. The three-year, A$5.2 million ($5.4 million) project willRead More

Toshiba plans injection press factory in Thailand

Japanese injection press maker Toshiba Machine Co. Ltd. plans to establish a factory in Thailand, although the disastrous floods sweeping the country have delayed the startup. Tokyo-based Toshiba had planned to start the facility this month but late last week flood water engulfed the factory, near Bangkok, delaying the startup until at least November, saidRead More

Dr Boy demonstrates five machines at Interplas

At the recently concluded Interplas in Birmingham, the UK, Dr Boy GmbH & Co KG showcased five injection molding machines with different technologies. Among them was a Boy 55 E with a clamping force 550kN to produce golf tees using a 12-cavity mold at the fair. With features including a swing-out injection unit and aRead More

UK bottle recycling rate rises to 48.5%, says BPF

According to the latest UK Household Plastics Packaging Collection Survey produced by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Recycling Group member Recoup, bottle recycling rate has reached 48.5% in the UK. It is a 2.5% increase as compared to the previous report. The absolute volume of plastic bottles collected for recycling was over 281,000 tons. InRead More