Monthly Archives: July 2012

Frost & Sullivan: US EV charging stations will reach 4.1 million by 2017

Frost & Sullivan: US EV charging stations will reach 4.1 million by 2017

Frost & Sullivan: US EV charging stations will reach 4.1 million by 2017

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Strategic Technology and Market Analysis of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in North America”, predicts that the electric vehicle (EV) charging station market in the US will grow immensely, with the number of charging points reaching approximately 4.1 million by 2017. The market research company says the US government isRead More

APM reports Fast Heat's Ion series of temperature controller increase output by 10-15%

APM reports Fast Heat's Ion series of temperature controller increase output by 10-15%

According to American Plastic Molding Corporation (APM), utilizing an Ion Series temperature controller from Fast Heat Inc. helped to increase output of saleable product by 10-15%. Citing the production processing of an unnamed product, APM says part discoloration caused by burning, a problem that plagued the company, stopped almost immediately after connecting an Ion SeriesRead More

DuPont reports its lightweight materials extend EV driving range by 30%

DuPont reports its lightweight materials extend EV driving range by 30%

“Especially in EV applications, these high temperature and chemically resistant products and electrical insulation materials contribute to increased EV system reliability and performance under severe conditions such as wide ranging temperatures and high voltage,” said Tomoyuki Shinkai, Operating Officer, Vehicle Development Co-ordination Division General Manager, SIM-Drive Corp. As stated in its release, DuPont high-performance plasticsRead More

Sour grapes: Does boxed wine leave a plastic taste behind?

Sour grapes: Does boxed wine leave a plastic taste behind?

The bottle versus bag-in-box. For wine lovers, this debate can bring strong emotions that only a glass of wine can help to calm down. It all boils down to one question – does boxed wine leave a different taste than bottled? I did a Google search on this crucial topic, and found there are severalRead More

KM to tout cleanroom-ready machine at Taipei Plas

KM to tout cleanroom-ready machine at Taipei Plas

will use this September’s Taipei Plas (booth 1401 NanGang Exhibition Hall) to promote its MX 850 injection molding machines, which are produced in China, focusing on the CleanForm series for medical molding. KraussMaffei said its CX Series is certified according to Cleanroom Class ISO 5, ISO 14644-1 and Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) Sterility Class A.Read More

Nanocomposite hull boosts speed, range of anti-piracy vessel

Nanocomposite hull boosts speed, range of anti-piracy vessel

The LRV-17 advanced Long Range Vessel is designed for fuel efficiency and rough sea stabilization with a sprint speed over 40 knots and a range of over 1500 nautical miles, more than three times the range of comparatively sized vessels. Global Maritime Security Solutions (GMSS), a leading maritime security company based in Dubai, will deployRead More

HIGH-TORQUE SCREEN CLASSIFYING CUTTER

HIGH-TORQUE SCREEN CLASSIFYING CUTTER

UTICA, NYA new high-torque, low-speed model SCC-15-SS Screen Classifying Cutter reduces hard materials and friable products into controlled particle sizes. A proprietary rotor design is comprised of cutter bits attached to a helical array of staggered holders called “interconnected parallelograms,” that continuously cut and crush oversize materials                    Read More

MRC Polymers Introduces Recycling Solutions Division

MRC Polymers Introduces Recycling Solutions Division

“We want to make sure material is recovered to its highest potential,” says Dean Eberhardt, president of MRC’s Recycling Solutions Division. “Recycling into low-end products is great for keeping things out of the landfill, but we like to take it to the next level, ideally by closing the loop.” The company will seek rigid plasticsRead More

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