Monthly Archives: October 2012

For a plastic-free Delhi, but not everyone happy

For a plastic-free Delhi, but not everyone happy

New Delhi: Each of Delhi’s 14 million households uses about five plastic carry bags a day, helping generate the capital’s hugely polluting 250,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year. Hence the urgency to ban the use of polythene bags, say Delhi government officials. “In Delhi’s 17 million population, there are about 14 million households andRead More

ExxonMobil’s BOPP business sold to India

An Indian company has agreed to buy ExxonMobil’s biaxially oriented polypropylene films operations, one of the world’s largest BOPP film manufacturers. New Delhi-based Jindal Poly Films said it signed the deal on 26 October, but it did not release terms. The company announced the acquisition to the Bombay Stock Exchange. ExxonMobil has a leading position inRead More

Shepherd Thermoforming develops system for contour-package printing

Shepherd Thermoforming develops system for contour-package printing

Disruptive technology is always on the horizon and that is particularly true in the packaging market, where brand owners are always on the look-out for new materials, new package designs, and new technologies to enable both. One technology that has been tried by thermoforming companies in the past, but never really got traction because ofRead More

AMT launches expansion as medical business grows

Advanced Molding Technologies (AMT) is now expanding its factory floor space in a Minneapolis suburb from 35,000 sq ft to just under 50,000 sq ft and adding 12 injection molding machines over the next 24 months. “We’re growing. Business is strong,” Steve Jenkins, business development manager said in an interview with PlasticsToday. Two-thirds of theRead More

Cast PVC film fights germs in new hospital application

Cast PVC film fights germs in new hospital application

A French converter has developed a DEHP-free cast polyvinyl chloride antimicrobial film that is being tested in hospitals in the fight against hospital-borne infections, including superbug MRSA. Hexis Health (Frontignan, France) says that its new antimicrobial PVC film inhibits growth of a wide range of microbes including E.coli, staphylococcus aureus, and MRSA, by more thanRead More

PA grade deployed in monolayer rotomolded fuel tanks

PA grade deployed in monolayer rotomolded fuel tanks

An innovative polyamide (PA) 6 technology developed by DSM Engineering Plastics forms the basis of a new solution for rotomolding monolayer tanks developed by ICO Polymers (Houston, TX), a leading producer of rotational molding grades. The monolayer PA 6 solution, named Icorene 7620 Fuel Lock, was developed for small engine tanks for off-road vehicles toRead More

New extruder for a new product: solid WPC profiles

New extruder for a new product:solid WPC profiles

The 9th Wood-Plastic Composite Conference, for which Ap-plied Market Information (AMI), Bristol / United Kingdom, is extending an invitation to come to Vienna on 26 and 27 February 2013, will again be supported substantially by battenfeld-cincinnati Austria as the headline sponsor. In addition to various expert presentations, the Viennese WPC market leader is inviting allRead More

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