Monthly Archives: February 2012

Transmission made quiet with plastic shafts and gears

Transmission made quiet with plastic shafts and gears

Transmission made quiet with plastic shafts and gears

According to Ticona Engineering Polymers’ press release on February 22, Hi-Lex America Inc has developed high-precision plastic transmission shafts and gears injection molded with Ticona’s Celcon acetal copolymer (POM) and Celstran Long Fiber Reinforced Plastics (LFRT). “For several years, Hi-Lex customers have used a two-stage reduction transmission that relies on precision steel ball bearings mountedRead More

Plastics company to open facility in Rutherford County and create 54 jobs

Plastics company to open facility in Rutherford County and create 54 jobs

A New York plastics manufacturer plans to open a facility in Rutherford County and create 54 jobs over the next three years. Alliance Precision Plastics will invest at least $300,000 in the facility in Spindale, about 70 miles west of Charlotte. The Rochester-based company will receive a $48,000 grant from the One North Carolina FundRead More

CNG tanks set for plastic makeover

CNG tanks set for plastic makeover

3M (St. Paul, MN) and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (Oklahoma City, OK) plan to collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in all sectors of the United States transportation market. Currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component. The newRead More

Brazil Closed-Loop Recycling Project Targets Agrochemical Bottles

Brazil Closed-Loop Recycling Project Targets Agrochemical Bottles

DuPont’s Fusabond modifiers are being used in an award-winning closed-loop recycling process in Brazil called the Virtuous Cycle using Fusabond. Fusabond is expected to be among the polymers featured at DuPont’s booth at the upcoming National Plastics Expo in Orlando, April 1-5. In the Virtuous Cycle Project, empty agrochemical multilayer bottles in Brazil are collectedRead More

ENGEL at Chinaplas 2012 in Shanghai

ENGEL at Chinaplas 2012 in Shanghai

‘Meet the experts’ is the word from 18th to 21st April at the ENGEL trade fair booth at Chinaplas 2012 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Five leading edge topics will be presented in Expert Corners. On top of this, three production cells demonstrate how application and industry-specific state-of-the-art technologies can improve productivity, efficiencyRead More

Olefins prices are up in Europe, down in Asia

Olefins prices are up in Europe, down in Asia

Spot propylene and ethylene prices have been on a firm note since the beginning of February in Europe as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. On the contrary, costs have been on a softening trend in Northeast Asia. The main factors behind these opposite paths are different demand and supply situations in each region asRead More

MAGUIRE RECEIVES PATENT FOR POWERED HOPPER LID THAT CUTS DOWNTIME FOR BLENDERS

MAGUIRE RECEIVES PATENT FOR POWERED HOPPER LID THAT CUTS DOWNTIME FOR BLENDERS

‘Loader Lift™’ for Maguire® Blenders Raises the Hopper Cover on Which Loaders Are Mounted, Increasing Productivity by Giving Easy Access to Removable Hopper Bins Maguire Products, Inc. has received a U.S. patent for a pneumatically powered system that speeds job or color changes for gravimetric blenders that have been deployed with loaders mounted atop theRead More

FLOKING PIPES ADOPTS MOLECOR TECHNOLOGY

FLOKING PIPES ADOPTS MOLECOR TECHNOLOGY AND BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO MANUFACTURE PVC-O PIPES IN INDIA

Molecor is a company that offers full business support to its customers, providing them  the latest technology transfer, together with the specialized product knowledge for the promotion of PVC Oriented pipes. It has recently participated in several events in conjunction with Floking Pipes, first Indian PVC-O pipe manufacturer, which works with the innovative Molecor technology.Read More

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