Monthly Archives: December 2013

US scrap plastic exports declined sharply in September, says government data

US scrap plastic exports declined sharply in September, says government data

US scrap plastic exports declined sharply in September, says government data

WASHINGTON : According to latest government data, the exports of recovered plastic by the US declined sharply during the month of September. The exports of all scrap materials continued to decline during the initial three quarters of the year. The country’s exports of plastic scrap during the month of September this year totaled 341.10 million pounds.Read More

AXION commissions new extruder to increase capacity

AXION commissions new extruder to increase capacity

AXION Recycled Plastics Incorporation, a reprocessor of recycled plastic materials and a wholly owned subsidiary of AXION International Holdings, Inc, announced that it has commissioned an additional extrusion line to increase its manufacturing capacity. The newly commissioned equipment is a Davis Standard 6″ extruder, which began production on December 13. The installation of this extruderRead More

Dow Corning launches new Dispensable Thermal Pads for high performance electronics

Dow Corning launches new Dispensable Thermal Pads for high performance electronics

Dow Corning has introduced the new Dispensable Thermal Pads, a new technology developed for more cost-effective thermal management of high performance electronics targeting LED lamp and luminaires, data servers, telecommunications equipment and transportation applications. According to the silicon-based technology supplier, this new materials enable manufacturers to quickly and precisely print a layer of thermally conductiveRead More

Local LLDPE film prices reach par with HDPE in China

Local LLDPE film prices reach par with HDPE in China

In China, locally held LLDPE film prices started to gain ground over HDPE film prices both in the local and import markets in the last week of July as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. However, this past week, locally held HDPE film prices reached par with LLDPE film prices as HDPE prices rose andRead More

January increase talks for PP, PE defy year end lethargy in Turkey

January increase talks for PP, PE defy year end lethargy in Turkey

Players in Turkey concur that trading apparently slowed down in the last working week of the year now that many companies are dealing with their year-end closures as per ChemOrbis. At the same time, speculations already arose about renewed hike attempts on the part of PP and PE sellers. Although sellers refrain from expressing anyRead More

Plastics Color Corp. Continues Growth

Plastics Color Corp. Continues Growth

Calumet City, Ill., December 26, 2013 – PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies, has announced plans to significantly expand production capacity at its Calumet City, Illinois manufacturing facility. The expansion will add 40,000 square feet to the building and a minimum of one multi-functionRead More

Light weight electric car makes use of FRP panels and structural adhesives

Light weight electric car makes use of FRP panels and structural adhesives

The Zbee three-wheeler electric vehicle is employing fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) body panels in combination with two Scott Bader structural adhesives: Crestabond® M1-05 and Crestomer® Advantage 30, selected for their combination of light weight adhesive jointing, build quality and productivity. The Zbee is an ultra-light, energy efficient electric vehicle, designed by Clean Motion AB, locatedRead More

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