Monthly Archives: January 2012

'Performance' Car Seat Eliminates Steel

'Performance' Car Seat Eliminates Steel

Plastics and chemical giant BASF and automotive supplier Faurecia have co-developed a car seat backrest that integrates the seat frame and back panel into a single structure. The composite backrest reduces the need for foam, eliminates metal almost entirely, and simplifies — read shortens — the trimming process. It also saves weight. The concept PerformanceRead More

Metal replacement highlights new Evonik application

Metal replacement highlights new Evonik application

Plastic replaces metal in a device that applies dental fillings, making it lighter and easier to handle. The working parts of the DinoPress applicator, which are subject to heavy mechanical stress, are now made from polyetheretherketone (PEEK) from Evonik Industries. The device can be steam sterilized up to 134°C. The new DinoPress has been developedRead More

Kraft Foods to trim the fat from its packaging

Kraft Foods to trim the fat from its packaging

Kraft Foods has launched an initiative to eliminate 100 million pounds of packaging material from its products worldwide by 2015. This commitment was the driver behind delivering the Yes Pack, Kraft’s new sustainable flexible pouch for salad dressings to the foodservice industry. The Yes Pack is a stand-up pouch with dual handles, and a rigidRead More

UK Plastics Recycler Receives Financing Infusion

UK Plastics Recycler Receives Financing Infusion

U.K.-based recycled plastics packaging firm, has secured a £150,000 (US$234,000) business loan from Finance Yorkshire, an agency that provides loan and equity linked investments to assist small and medium-sized businesses meet their funding requirements for growth and development. Arvensis, which recycles plastic bottles into plastic sheets and packaging, was seeking financing to provide working capitalRead More

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