Monthly Archives: February 2015

Plastics raw materials

Post consumer film recycling touched new highs in 2013, says ACC

Post consumer film recycling touched new highs in 2013, says ACC

ALBANY (Scrap Monster): The latest reports released by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) indicate that the recovery rates of post-consumer films rose significantly during 2013. On the other hand, the recycling of non-bottle rigid plastics dropped during the year. The ‘National Postconsumer Plastics Bag & Film Recycling Report’ was released during the Plastics Recycling Conference-2015Read More

Plastic prices

Global petrochemical companies reveal financial results

Leading petrochemical companies across the globe declared financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 or full of that year as per ChemOrbis daily headline. Several companies revealed lower figures blaming lower energy costs, which lost more than 50% of their value since June, 2014 or reduced production whereas some others enjoyed higher figures owingRead More

Plastics raw materials

Forty years on, Perstorp’s Capa™ commitment is stronger than ever

This year is the 40th anniversary of Capa™, the multi-talented range of caprolactone monomer, aliphatic polyester polyols and thermoplastics from Perstorp. The Sweden-based global supplier of specialty chemicals continues to innovate with Capa™, to bring ground-breaking high-end performance to products and processes in adhesives, biopolymers, coatings, elastomers, and resins used in a wide range ofRead More

plastics news

Use Of Load Cells To Increase Accuracy Of Maguire® Vbd™ Vacuum Dryer Enhances Efficiency And Versatility Of Plastics Processing

Outstanding Precision of Load Cells Makes Possible Level Control within +/- 0.5% ASTON, PA, U.S.A., February 26, 2015: Maguire Products, Inc. has incorporated load cell technology into its patented VBD™ vacuum resin dryer, increasing its accuracy and reliability and providing plastics processors with new capabilities for controlling and documenting their use of material, the companyRead More

plastics news

Several shutdowns strengthen styrene outlook in Asia

In Asia, spot styrene prices have been following an upward trend since mid January when the market hit the bottom after it had decreased for around six months in the face of plunging energy costs, according to ChemOrbis.The recent upturn in spot styrene prices is currently supported by several plant shutdowns in the region, whichRead More

Plastics raw materials

California’s plastic bag ban postponed until 2016 referendum

LOS ANGELES (Scrap Monster): The proposed state-wide ban on plastic bags by California has been put on hold Tuesday, further to confirmation by state election officials that a trade group has managed to obtain enough signatures to refer the bill to a referendum ballot in 2016. The Senate Bill 270 bill proposed by Sen. AlexRead More

Plastics raw materials

IKV and TU Dortmund cooperate in research into new combined process for plastic/metal parts

Two German universities join hands to carry out research into a combined process that involves the deep-drawing of metal and its backmolding with plastic for the production of hybrid plastic/metal structural parts. The two parties involved are the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) at the Technical University of Dortmund , and theRead More

plastics exhibition

SPI: NPE 2015 poised to be biggest in history

With exhibit space sales and visitor registrations outpacing those at the same time in 2012, NPE 2015 is poised to become the biggest edition in history, revealed the show organizer, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. For NPE 2015, SPI projects the number of exhibitors to match and possibly exceed the record of 2,009 setRead More