Monthly Archives: July 2014

Wisconsin plastics industry has roots in modest, multitalented UW-Madison professor

Wisconsin plastics industry has roots in modest, multitalented UW-Madison professor

“The Graduate” is a running joke in the plastics industry . In that 1967 Dustin Hoffman movie, a character famously — and accurately — summarized the future in one word: “Plastics .” The movie may have been influential, but Tom Mohs, founder of the Madison plastics manufacturer Placon, says he owes nothing to it. “I was alreadyRead More

Second half secures German results

The German market for plastics  packaging and films achieved encouraging results in 2013, reports the German IK Association of Plastic Packaging (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen). Whilst production output rose by around 2.4 per cent to 4.3 million tonnes, turnover reached a new record level of €13.6 billion (up 3.5 per cent). The second half of theRead More

PPCA new website with conference database to benefit plastic pipe industry

July 25, 2014 — The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has released a new website (click here) that will provide important technical and commercial information for the plastic pipe industry worldwide. Further, the association has published an online database that contains all of its papers since the first 1970 conference in Southampton, UK. Over 1,000Read More

LyondellBasell Earnings Top Estimates on Plastics Margins

LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB:US), the world’s biggest maker of polypropylene plastic , posted sales and record earnings for the second quarter that topped analysts’ estimates as margins widened on higher prices for its products . Income from continuing operations was $2.22 a share, London-based LyondellBasell said in a statement today, beating the $1.92 average of 18 analysts’Read More

Range of Motion Control Products Offered

HPB Motion Control will exhibit its range of motion control products , featuring its hybrid servo control system for plastic injection molding machines . HPB Motion Control will exhibit its range of motion control products, featuring its hybrid servo control system for plastic injection molding machines. The system uses a low-inertia synchronous AC servomotor with a built-in,Read More

Newtown Plastics smells success with VSD retrofit

Mid Wales based Newtown Plastics  is reporting saving nearly £2,000 a year in energy costs on one of its injection moulding machines since retrofitting an ABB variable-speed drive (VSD). – See more at:  The plastic components manufacturer fitted the VSD following a joint energy appraisal report by ABB and City Electrical Factors (CEF). “The energyRead More

Research and Markets: Global Injection Molding Machine Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are ARBURG, ENGEL, Haitian, Nissei Plastic Industrial

Injection molding machines  are used in the production of various plastic products. Material is injected into the mold by an injection molding process. Injection molding of thermosetting plastics  and thermoplastics is performed using these machines. Materials commonly used in injection molding are nylon, polystyrene, ethylene, polycarbonate, and polypropylene. Injection molding machines facilitate the fast productionRead More

Wrights Plastics Achieve Significant Milestones on their “Environmental Journey”

When it comes to recycling, plastic does not have a very green image in the UK but one Midland’s manufacturer is determined to change public perceptions and lead the way when it comes to reducing waste and increasing recycling in the plastics sector – and their commitment was inspired by a trip to Marks andRead More

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