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Total Develops a New Grade of HDPE for Thermoforming Applications

Total Develops a New Grade of HDPE for Thermoforming Applications

Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. has generated excitement in the sheet extrusion thermoforming (SET) market with the introduction of high density polyethylene grade 9825E. This grade is well suited for shallow draw thermoformed packaging applications in the foodservice and food packaging industries that require high rigidity and toughness. Total’s 9825E high density polyethylene deliversRead More

The Fight For A Green Energy Manufacturing Base

  As China rises to the status of a global power, it gives way to face off against a United States that has seemingly always had its way. The two countries appear to be butting heads more often, sizing each other up as they travel the dangerous path on the brink of a trade war.Read More

Oregon Startup Makes Crude Oil from Plastic

Oregon-based alternative energy start-up Agilyx says it has developed a system to convert difficult-to-recycle discarded plastics into synthetic crude oil. The technology has been in development for a year and a half, and the company predicts that it will be ready for commercial sales in mid-2012. The system vaporizes the plastics and then condenses theRead More

Gerresheimer extends production of medical plastics systems in Bavaria

Gerresheimer AG, one of two world’s leading suppliers to the pharma and healthcare industry, further invests in the growth market of complex plastic systems for pharmaceutical and medical applications. Production capacity is being extended at the southern German production facility in Pfreimd at the value of approximately EUR 25 million. High customer demand led toRead More

Sino-Pack/China Drinktec 2012 to reach new scale

The 19th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2012) and the 16th China International Exhibition on Brewery, Beverage and Liquid Packaging (China Drinktec 2012) is expected to reach a record-breaking scale, with an exhibition area exceeding 30,000sq m. To be staged at China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Area A), Guangzhou,Read More

Plastics company to locate headquarters in Timnath

A plastics manufacturing company with offices in Fort Collins and Loveland plans to build a $12 million corporate headquarters near the Harmony Road and Interstate 25 interchange to better serve the biofuels and biotech industries. The company, Eldon James, received initial permission from the Timnath Planning Commission on Wednesday evening. The town board must stillRead More