Monthly Archives: August 2012

Yparex launches first ever bio-based tie layer

Yparex launches first ever bio-based tie layer

Yparex launches first ever bio-based tie layer

Netherlands-based supplier of extrudable tie-layer resins for a variety of high-tech applications, Yparex has announced that it is the first supplier in the packaging industry to develop and commercialize an a biobased adhesive tie layer for multilayer packaging films. The new tie-layer resin is derived from 95% annually renewable resources and is fully recyclable, yetRead More

Yet another Japanese Tier I slapped with fine

Yet another Japanese Tier I slapped with fine

A Japanese manufacturer of instrument panel clusters is the latest to feel the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice, albeit getting off rather lightly in comparison with its fellow Japanese miscreants. Japan-based Nippon Seiki Co. (Nagoka) was fined $1 million for its role in a price-fixing conspiracy that lasted from at least as earlyRead More

Oil companies recover from Isaac, one refinery flooded

Oil companies recover from Isaac, one refinery flooded

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Most oil and gas companies in the U.S. Gulf Coast region on Thursday prepared to gradually restart installations there following Hurricane Isaac, while one refinery reported flooding and scrambled to prevent further damage. Isaac, now a much weaker tropical depression moving north, posed no further threat to most energy infrastructure. Phillips 66 saidRead More

IDC Models Goes into Legoland

IDC Models Goes into Legoland

IDC Models, the rapid prototyping and model making division of Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC), has just produced animated models for Legoland’s latest venture, a ninja-themed mini Legoland to be installed in outdoor shopping centres across Europe. IDC Models both designed and manufactured the ‘Ninjago’ Lego models. Legoland came to IDC with an initial vision ofRead More

FANUC demonstrates two-component technology and automated manufacturing cells for sustainable injection moulding quality

FANUC demonstrates two-component technology and automated manufacturing cells for sustainable injection moulding quality

During the last few years, injection moulding processors have shown increased interest in electric injection moulding machines (eIMM) with, on the one hand, their high energy economy and awareness of fully automatic production systems on the other. At Fakuma 2012, in Hall B3, Stand 3211, FANUC ROBOMACHINE DEUTSCHLAND GmbH will be ex-hibiting three electric ROBOSHOTRead More

Oil rises over $113 ahead of central bank meet

Oil rises over $113 ahead of central bank meet

Investors will look for any hint of a third round of quantitative easing in a speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke at a meeting of central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday. Brent crude for October delivery rose 71 cents to $113.25 a barrel by 0949 GMT. U.S. crude slipped for a secondRead More

BASF and race track operator launched disposable tableware pilot project

A racing event was turned into an environmental protection showcase. During the ADAC Masters Weekend held from August 24-26 at Lausitzring race track, Polster Catering from Germany used only cardboard trays and paper plates that are compostable. They are coated with BASF’s biodegradable plastic ecovio FS Paper. The disposable tableware was manufactured by another Germany-baesd HostiRead More

SABIC helps create India's first injection molded plastic fenders

SABIC helps create India's first injection molded plastic fenders

Indian automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), in collaboration supplier Plastic Omnium, has developed the country’s first injection molded plastic fenders, which are featured on the new XUV500 sports utility vehicle (SUV). The new car features online paintable Noryl GTX thermoplastic resin from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics, a substitute of steel in the fender. The chemicalsRead More

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