Monthly Archives: March 2012

Locomotives get lightweighting treatment

Locomotives get lightweighting treatment

Locomotives get lightweighting treatment

Lightweighting is a priority in the automotive sector but now the railroad industry is also thinking more seriously about weight reduction programs for diesel trains in order to reduce fuel consumption, costs and carbon dioxide emissions. At the 2012 JEC trade fair, Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) presented a newly developed sandwich material based on theRead More

Packaging facelift: health & beauty manufacturers adopt sustainable packaging

Packaging facelift: health & beauty manufacturers adopt sustainable packaging

Several health and beauty manufacturers are giving their packaging a green makeover. NeoCell’s product line is now packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic bottles. The natural supplement and skin care supplier implemented this change across its entire line of products. “We wanted to be in line with the green direction our retailers were goingRead More

UK is fastest growing plastic packaging market

UK is fastest growing plastic packaging market

A new report from Research and Markets , Packaging (Plastics) Market Report 2012, analyzes the UK plastic packaging market, currently the fastest growing market in the packaging industry. In 2010, the plastic packaging market experienced growth, following a loss in value as the recession affected demand in both the UK and overseas. The market forRead More

Cheap natural gas could fuel job growth

Cheap natural gas could fuel job growth

The nation’s fast-growing supply of cheap natural gas is setting off a manufacturing revival that’s expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs as companies build or expand plants to take advantage of the low prices. Royal Dutch Shell announced this month that it chose a site near Pittsburgh for a facility to convert ethaneRead More

Control factory fire in plastics and discarded toxic hazard

Control factory fire in plastics and discarded toxic hazard

SANTIAGO. – Around midnight tonight was finally controlled the huge fire reported Tuesday in the factory located in Huechuraba Wenco, north of Santiago, after more than five hours of work undertaken by more than 900 volunteer firefighters. This was confirmed by the regional governor of the Metropolitan Region, Cecilia Perez, who coordinated overnight evacuation activitiesRead More

Polyplastics Establishes Sales Subsidiary in North America

Polyplastics Establishes Sales Subsidiary in North America

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. announced on March 28 the launch of a wholly owned sales subsidiary in the U.S. state of Michigan to commence business on July 1, 2012. The new company was created to expand the volume of Polyplastics’ sales in the U.S. market and to conduct more intensified sales development targeted at customers inRead More

Ocean County Expands Plastics Recycling Program

Ocean County Expands Plastics Recycling Program

FROM PLASTIC BUCKETS to old lawn furniture, rigid plastics are the latest addition to Ocean County’s recycling stable. Following a pilot program in Lakewood Township where 13 tons of rigid plastics were collected in only three months, the county has decided to begin accepting the material at both the Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood andRead More

Mitsubishi Pencil picks up 13.5% stake in Linc Pen & Plastics

Mitsubishi Pencil picks up 13.5% stake in Linc Pen & Plastics

KOLKATA: Japan-based Mitsubishi Pencil has acquired 13.5% stake in Linc Pen & Plastics for around Rs 20 crore. The Japanese company is mulling to produce pens out of India for its international market in the facilities of Linc, which has been disbursing Mitsubishi’s ‘Uni-ball’ range of pens in India for the last 20 years. MitsubishiRead More

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