Monthly Archives: January 2013

Southeast Asia’s ABS market steady to firmer as holidays approach

Southeast Asia’s ABS market steady to firmer as holidays approach

Southeast Asia’s ABS market steady to firmer as holidays approach

Southeast Asia’s ABS market is following a stable to firmer trend as the Chinese New Year holidays draw closer, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis.  Prices are being supported by stronger upstream costs while buying interest is reported to be limited now that Chinese New Year holiday is only two weeks away. A traderRead More

Textbooks under recycled in US: Study

Textbooks under recycled in US: Study

NEW YORK: A new study from the National Wildlife Federation takes a closer look at how schools deal with the millions of textbooks in the United States that become damaged or outdated every year.Researchers surveyed both K-12 and higher education institutions on their recycling practices, with emphasis on textbook recycling. More than 57 percent ofRead More

Cadillac ELR Trades Efficiency for Power

Cadillac ELR Trades Efficiency for Power

The new Cadillac ELR will offer more power and torque than its cousin, the Chevy Volt, but it may have to trade some efficiency to get it. Preliminary numbers released by General Motors indicate that the ELR will top out at 295 lb-ft of torque, versus the Volt’s 273 lb-ft. It will also offer peakRead More

Rinco Ultrasonics unveils breakthrough technology for ultrasonic film sealing

Rinco Ultrasonics, a US manufacturer of ultrasonic welding equipment, has unveiled breakthrough technology for ultrasonic film sealing of flexible packaging for dry and liquid foods, personal care items and electronics. The company’s new FPA series ultrasonic pouching sealing system, FPA-4500, is designed specifically for sealing pouches with up to 4½sqi of seal area. Another version, FPA-4500S,Read More

MRS Extrusion System helps to recycle Nylon 11 in one step

MRS Extrusion System helps to recycle Nylon 11 in one step

K2 Polymers Ltd in the UK has selected an MRS Extrusion System from Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH from Germany for reprocessing heavily contaminated Nylon 11 regrind.Reground Nylon 11 is available in some quantities when deep sea oil pipes are scrapped after having been recovered from the sea floor from depleted oilfield. This material is contaminated withRead More

More than 220 guests visited Hosokawa Alpine Open House

More than 220 guests visited Hosokawa Alpine Open House

On December 6-7, 2012, Hosokawa Alpine hosted its Open House at its Augsburg, Germany site, attracting more than 220 guests from 25 countries. The main highlight of the first day of the event was the presentation of a five-layer blown film line which operated with an inline MDO film stretching unit. For the first time, theRead More

New ParticleTrackTM E25 provides accessible inline characterization

Greifensee, Switzerland — 30 January 2013 — METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of its new inline particle system characterization tool ParticleTrackTM E25. Modifying focused beam reflectance technology (FBRM®) for use in settings where pneumatic motors are impractical, the fully electric ParticleTrack E25 measures aqueous particle and droplet systems for the chemical, food,Read More

METTLER TOLEDO introduce new webinar on calibration

METTLER TOLEDO introduce new webinar on calibration

Urdorf, Switzerland – 30 January 2013 – International pharmacopeias require that conductivity sensors used in systems that produce purified water must be periodically calibrated to ensure measurement accuracy. Previously, calibration has involved removing the sensor from the system. This necessitated either halting the system or waiting until the system is shut down. METTLER TOLEDO ThorntonRead More

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