Monthly Archives: October 2015

US PET Recycling rate held steady in 2014

The US PET recycling activity report for 2014 published by NAPCOR and APR indicates that the country’s PET container recycling rate held steady at 31%. SPOKANE  : The report on Postconsumer PET container recycling activity in 2014, released by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR)Read More

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European PP market changes direction on improved demand

After being on a downward trend since the beginning of June, the European PP market has recently changed direction on the back of improved demand which boosted the sentiment last week, according to ChemOrbis. Players reported that many sellers implemented modest increases on their PP offers after conceding to three-digit decreases at the start ofRead More

PaintExpo 2016: How to fulfill stricter requirements with efficient coatings?

Efficient coatings technology fulfilling stricter requirements will be in abundance at PaintExpo 2016 to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany from April 19-22, 2016. The transition period for the use of chrome(VI)-containing products in the European Union (EU) will expire on September 21, 2017, which is still used in some cases for the pre-treatment of aluminumRead More

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Global Liquid Crystal Polymer industry is forecasted to reach US$1.23 bln by 2020

Global LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) industry is forecasted to reach US$1.23 bln by 2020, as per a new research report by Radiant Insights, Inc. Growing trend towards developing militarized components and connectors are likely to drive the demand over the forecast period. Developing lightweight materials for automobile components to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbonRead More

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Fakuma 2015: EREMA to present new technology for recycling of regrind

EREMA will be presenting two highlights, RegrindPro, the latest and highly efficient technology for the recycling of regrind material and the opening of the brand new UpCentre, at FAKUMA 2015. To enable recyclates to be used 1:1 as a substitute for virgin material there are two crucial factors, says EREMA. On the one hand, sufficientRead More

Arburg presenting new Profoam process for GFRT at Fakuma

At the Fakuma fairground, Arburg is using an automotive application to present the physical foaming of glass-fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (GFRT), demonstrating the new innovative Profoam foaming technique that enables lightweight, resilient and low-distortion parts to be injection molded with a homogeneous foam structure. A kinematic housing for use in a car interior is produced by aRead More

interpack 2017: exhibitor registration now open

“components” registration opens in parallel Interested companies of the packaging and processing sector in the fields of food, beverages, confectionery, bakery products, pharmaceuticals,cosmetics, non-food consumer goods, industrial goods and associated services can register as of now for interpack 2017. The international flagship trade fair of the packaging sector and related processing industries will be takingRead More

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