Monthly Archives: March 2016

SPE ANTEC® 2016 Plenary Sessions Will Focus On the Future of Additive Manufacturing and Automotive Composites

SPE ANTEC® 2016 Plenary Sessions Will Focus On the Future of Additive Manufacturing and Automotive Composites

Also Featured Will Be a Panel of Plastics Editors Examining the State of the Industry Today and Possibilities for Years to Come BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., March 14, 2016: Speakers at the plenary sessions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2016 conference will focus on the future of the plastics industry , with special emphasisRead More

KraussMaffei Berstorff collaborates with Austrian institute on polyolefin pipe extrusion research

KraussMaffei Berstorff recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Institute for Polymer Extrusion and Compounding (IPEC) of The Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, concerning the plasticizing unit of single-screw extruders in in the area of polyolefin pipe extrusion. KraussMaffei Berstorff collaborates with Austrian institute on polyolefin pipe extrusion research “We see this as anRead More

This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

“We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle.” Cigarette butts are everywhere – clogging up our streets, littering our beaches – and for decades they’ve been thought of as ‘unrecyclable’, because they contain such a tightly packed mix of organic and inorganic products that recycling companies can’t deal with them. This company recycles cigarette buttsRead More

Rally against plastic ban

Hundreds of traders, wholesalers, and manufacturers of plastic products came out in protest against the recent plastic ban in Bengaluru. The protesters – under the banner of Karnataka State Plastics Association – took out a rally between K.R. Market and K.G. Road, choking traffic headed towards the busy Kempegowda Bus Stand. The association demanded aRead More

Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on plastic-processing imports

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said the safeguard duty covers imports from the countries in question and has been imposed after the domestic industry took a beating from such dumping. In a move designed to protect the domestic industry, the government imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 44.7 percent on import ofRead More

HEATING/COOLING: New Energy-Saving Way To Prevent Mold Condensation

Injection molders, blow molders, and thermoformers have a new way to maximize productivity while preventing quality problems due to “mold sweat.” Blue Air Systems of Austria (represented here by Comet Plastics Equipment, Riviera Beach, Fla.) has introduced new “waterless” mold-area dehumidification that is said to save up to 85% in energy costs compared with otherRead More

Panel of designers discuss responsible package design

At the Print Business Outlook Conference held on 15 March in Mumbai a panel discussed packaging design and branding. “The Smithers PIRA estimates the growth of packaging in India, through 2018, to be on the order of 10% per year. Also, with the per capita packaging consumption in India is low, hence the potential forRead More

This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

“We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle.” Cigarette butts are everywhere – clogging up our streets, littering our beaches – and for decades they’ve been thought of as ‘unrecyclable’, because they contain such a tightly packed mix of organic and inorganic products that recycling companies can’t deal with them. But a New Jersey-based companyRead More

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