Monthly Archives: September 2015

Plastic Recycling

Columbus to begin pilot plastic bag recycling program

Columbus to begin pilot plastic bag recycling program

The City of Columbus will run a year long pilot plastic bag recycling program. If found successful, the program will be scaled to other central Ohio regions. COLUMBUS : Columbus, Ohio has decided not to impose fee or ban use of single-use plastic bag. Instead, the city will launch a pilot plastic bag recycling programRead More

Injection Moulding Machine

Engel highlights automated packaging solution at Andina-Pack 2015

Together with its distribution partner Sinemco, Engel will be presenting its packaging solution at Andina-Pack 2015, taking place from November 10-13 in Bogotá, Colombia. An automated and fully integrated production system for the fabrication of polypropylene (PP) stacking boxes will be demonstrated with an Engel victory 500/120 spex injection molding machine equipped with the e-picRead More

plastic products

SIMAC Tanning Tech: Api Presents “Evalution” Apifive

The SIMAC TANNING-TECH trade show boasts the largest selection of machinery and products for the footwear and leather goods industry. This year the event will take place from February 25th to 27th at the Milano Rho exhibition center at the same time as the Linea Pelle Fair. SIMAC Tanning Tech: Api Presents “Evalution” Apifive[/caption] WithRead More

Plastic Raw Material

iNature, the Biodegradable Cover for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus made in APINAT BIO

In 2011 the Italian company BIOMOOD Ltd launched the first 100% biodegradable iPhone Cover with the iNature brand. This success is the result of collaboration with the Italian company API SpA, manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds. Thanks to continuous investment and development in the world of bioplastics, API SpA created APINAT BIO, the material used forRead More

Plastic Raw Material

BASF’s Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT for EV plug-in connectors now globally available

BASF announced that its range of Ultramid polyamide (PA) and Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) are now available globally for equipping vehicle interior and exterior high-voltage plug-in connectors. Switzerland-based TE Connectivity is one of the first companies to produce connectors for hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) using various Ultramid grades. The high-voltage connectors can be identifiedRead More

Plastics news

Positive outlook reported from Italian plastics and rubber machinery sector

Assocomaplast reported a markedly positive performance for Italy’s exports and imports of plastics and rubber machinery, equipment and molds in the first half of this year. The Italian economy continued to rebound, said the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Molds Manufacturers’ Association, as the rise in purchases from abroad approached 17% by theRead More

Plastic Prices

Asian propylene prices drop again to lowest level of 2015

Spot propylene prices in the Asian market saw further decreases after the middle of last week, according to traders in the region. This decline brought prices to their lowest level of 2015 based on the average weekly spot price on FOB South Korea basis. Spot propylene prices are nearly back to the levels seen inRead More

Plastics Industry News

Messe Düsseldorf expands international portfolio of trade fairs for the plastics and rubber industry

Partnership for IRAN PLAST agreed Messe Düsseldorf, successful host of international trade fairs for the plastics and rubber industry, has now extended its portfolio. Iranian National Petrochemical Company NPC and Messe Düsseldorf have agreed on cooperating comprehensively for the IRAN PLAST trade fair. The new partnership will already take effect at the coming trade show,Read More