Monthly Archives: October 2016

NDC Announces Terry Patterson VP Customer Care

IRWINDALE, CA, October 28th 2013 – (www.ndc.com) – NDC Infrared Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Patterson as Vice President of Global Customer Care for its Sensors, Systems and Metals divisions. Mr. Patterson’s responsibilities involve managing NDC’s Customer Care division and for developing its various Support Products that are designed to maximizeRead More

Graham Engineering appoints Steve Maxson Global Director of Business Development – Medical

YORK, PA, U.S.A., October 27, 2015: Robert Deitrick, vice president of global sales for Graham Engineering Corporation, has appointed Steve Maxson to be the company’s global director of business development – medical. “Steve brings more than 15 years of experience in medical extrusion technology, product development, and sales,” said Deitrick. “For our medical customers andRead More

Expectations, new needs drive auto design, material choices

Changes in car buyers’ expectations are driving automotive design and material selection of the future, said industry experts kicking off the Design Chain @ K conference. Consumer demands for premium finishes and multifunctionality are pushing designers to find new ways to use carbon fibre in BMW interiors, said Hilke Schaer, senior consultant on fibre compositesRead More

Plastic roads under development

Extruded and injection-molded from post-consumer recycled polyolefins. Dutch company KWS Infra has signed a cooperation agreement with processor Wavin and resin supplier Total to develop roads manufactured from plastics as a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt roads. The intent is to utilize post-consumer recycled polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) mainly sourced from packaging and industrial applications.Read More

More towns are tossing out plastic shopping bags

Industry lobbying may have helped block a state legislative effort to limit use of disposable shopping bags earlier this year, but local environmental advocates see victory in the growing numbers of cities and towns that banned the bag. At least 18 communities this year passed rules regulating or outright banning retailers from using disposable plasticRead More

Kraiburg thermoplastic elastomers win auto design award

An innovative glove compartment produced by a collaboration between German firm Kraiburg and car giant BMW has won an award from The International Society of Plastic Engineers. Kraiburg thermoplastic elastomers win auto design award The winning design used thin-film technology with a soft touch texture that was achieved with Kraiburg’s thermoplastic elastomers in the “BodyRead More

PlasticsEurope new packaging group aims to make ‘significant contribution

PlasticsEurope chose K 2016 as the stage upon which to place its new Plastics Packaging Circular Economy Group, which will work within the value chain to capitalise on plastics as a resource. Karl-H Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope, and Patrick Thomas, President of PlasticsEurope and CEO of Covestro, presented the new venture for the first timeRead More

Clariant Masterbatches continues high-temp resin processing unit global expansion

Specialty chemicals firm Clariant has revealed that its five-year CHF10m (£8.3m) upgrade plan is proceeding on schedule, with refurbishment now completed at its plant in Ahrensburg, Germany. Clariant’s global head of segment consumer goods and engineering and high temperature polymers Jeff Saeger, who is heading the expansion program has reported that two extrusion lines atRead More

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