Monthly Archives: June 2016

IBM Research Scientists Find New Way To Recycle Plastic

Plastic from baby bottles, CDs and eyeglass lenses is tougher to recycle than soda bottles so it often end up in landfills leaching toxic chemicals instead of being transformed into something new. But a discovery by scientists at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose is giving this type of hard plastic, called polycarbonates, aRead More

Brexit fallout expected to hit UK plastics machinery sales

Sales of plastics processing machinery will suffer as a result of uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the Europe Union (EU), according to senior figures in the European plastics industry . German machinery producers are assessing the potential impact on sales in the UK and some said they had already experienced the effect of theRead More

EREMA brings Recycling 4.0 to K 2016

EREMA is championing the Industry 4.0 zeitgeist for recycling in the form of CAREFORMANCE: Recycling 4.0, and the recycling machinery giant will be bringing this scheme to K 2016. EREMA CEO Manfred Hackl presented the waiting media in Düsseldorf today (June 29th 2016) with an insight into this innovation. EREMA brings Recycling 4.0 to KRead More

Chemists Find New Method For Recycling Common Plastics As Fuel

If you still lack the motivation needed to kick-start your recycling efforts but appreciate energy efficiency, a team of chemists may have just the innovation to get your engines revving. Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) and University of California, Irvine (UCI) have discovered a new way to process the millions ofRead More

Plastic to Be Used For City Roads

PMC has decided to start using plastic waste materials for construction from the next month Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) solid waste management department has decided to start using waste plastic materials during the construction of roads, from next month onwards. Plastic to Be Used For City Roads Speaking to the media, Suresh Jagtap, head ofRead More

White paper explores low-friction technology for single-use plastic medical devices

Goal is to establish tribology database to help designers predict friction performance With single-use drug-delivery devices, you only have one shot to get it right in an emergency situation, says Josh Blackmore, Global Healthcare Manager at compounder RTP Co. (Winona, MN). To help medical device designers engineer the best possible plastic-on-plastic applications for these typesRead More

UK votes to leave the EU but plastics industry will “readily adapt

The UK has voted to leave the European Union in what has been described as a “historic referendum”, with senior industry figures from across plastics, automotive and manufacturing urging the Government to provide stability in the wake of the result. The country voted 52% – 48 % in favour of a leave vote, with EnglandRead More

ARLANXEO controls global rubber business from the Netherlands

 One of the leading global players in synthetic rubber opens new headquarters in Maastricht  Management functions pooled in new administrative head office  Official opening with ARLANXEO partners LANXESS and Saudi Aramco and political representatives of the Netherlands Maastricht – ARLANXEO Holding B.V. officially opened its new corporate headquarters in Maastricht, Netherlands today.Read More