Monthly Archives: July 2015

Plastic Recycling

Santa Fe expands curbside recycling program

Santa Fe expands curbside recycling program

Santa Fe County has signed a new recycling contract with Albuquerque-based Friedman Recycling. As a result, residents are now allowed to recycle more items. HOBBS (Scrap Monster): Santa Fe County has announced expansion to its curbside recycling program by including more items. The County’s Solid Waste Management Agency has entered into an outsourcing contract withRead More

Injection Moulding Machine

FKuR launches partially bio-based PP compounds for injection molding

FKuR Kunststoff GmbH has launched a new polypropylene (PP) compound, Terralene PP 2509, that is partially based on renewable resources and optimized for injection molding applications. It is the first PP compound in the Terralene portfolio which, to date, was limited to partially or fully bio-based polyethylene (PE) compounds. Carmen Michels, Managing Director at FKuRRead More

Plastics Industry News

NGR ready to take off in China

Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) brought to CHINAPLAS 2015 the new P:REACT polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling equipment, which made its world premiere only as recently as NPE in March. The P:REACT follows the design principles of Liquid State Polycondensation (LSP), utilizing the inherent capability of PET to post condensate in the molten phase under vacuum,Read More

Used Plastic Machinery

CNC Leader Thermwood Corporation Taps Extruder Expert American Kuhne for Its Industrial 3d Additive Manufacturing System

Designed for purpose, the vertical extruder is tightly integrated into the Thermwood system to deliver precise resin distribution in this innovative new 3D printing system YORK, PA, U.S.A., July 30, 2015: American Kuhne customer Thermwood Corporation, a leading US-based manufacturer of CNC routers, has announced a program to develop a 3D Additive Manufacturing System capableRead More

Plastic Recycling

Princeton to collect plastic bags for recycling

The Princeton Merchants Association has announced a new initiative to collect plastic bags, which will be used in the manufacture of weatherproof decking and other products. TRENTON (Scrap Monster): The Princeton Merchants Association (PMA) in partnership with town authorities, businesses and nonprofits will collect plastic bags for recycling. As part of the new initiative, theRead More

Plastic Prices

China’s polymer imports up in 1H except for homo PP, PS

Along with the reveal of the June import statistics, China’s overall imports for polymers posted a decrease for three consecutive months following a record high in March. This has been the first time China saw decreases in polymer imports for three months in a row since 2011, according to ChemOrbis. Nevertheless, overall imports for theRead More

Plastics Industry News

Goebel happy with emergence of specialty films market in China

It was the first time Goebel IMS appeared at CHINAPLAS 2015 as one unit, following the merger of the German company Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH and Italy’s IMS in March. Both companies are high-tech slitter rewinder manufacturers and were members of the IMS Deltamatic Group headquartered in Italy since 2013. “We widened our portfolioRead More

Plastic Raw Material

Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins Approved for Food Contact

BERWYN, Pa – July 27, 2015 – Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, today announced that several grades of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins are now considered to be FDA food contact compliant as a result of a recently approved Food Contact Substance Notification (FCN). The food contact gradesRead More