Plastics Industry articles



CAROL STREAM. IL, U.S.A., March 2, 2017: The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has named Robert Porsche as Thermoformer of the Year. The award will be presented during the Division’s Thermoforming Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference®.  The conference will take place September 11-13, 2017 in Orlando, FL,Read More

Collaboration gives plastic packaging recycling Circular Economy boost

The plastics packaging value chain has been given added Circular Economy support, as a new collaboration aims to improve polyolefins-based packaging recycling rates. On October 25th 2016, EuPC, PlasticsEurope and Plastics Recylers Europe (PRE) launched the new Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) through which the industry calls on all stakeholders to join them in drivingRead More

Walter Baumann Becomes Managing Director of PTS As Founder Uwe Stenglin Takes On New Role of Principal Consultant to Teknor Apex

TAUBERZELL, GERMANY, September 14, 2016: Uwe Stenglin, who built Plastic-Technologie-Service (PTS) into a leading custom compounder and arranged for its sale to Teknor Apex Company in March of this year, has taken on a new role as principal consultant to Teknor Apex. Walter Baumann has assumed the position of managing director of PTS. Founded byRead More

Assam Has Immense Potential In Plastic Industry

Assam has immense potential in plastic industry with a massive campaign underway to tap the opportunities, state Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said today. “Plastic has become omnipresent in our daily life. Assam has immense potential in plastic industry with a massive campaign underway to tap the opportunities, state Industries and Commerce MinisterRead More

Co-Op signs up for plastics action plan

The Co-op has become the first retailer to support the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) and called on others to join the industry led strategy to boost the recycling of plastic packaging. Pirap was launched in June 2015 by WRAP, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Plastics Europe and has nearly 50 signatories. “WeRead More

Bioplastics In The Spotlights During SPI’s Inaugural Bioplastics Week

Winner of its 2016 Innovation in Bioplastics Award announced This past week, from August 22-26, 2016, the Bioplastics Division of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association hosted its inaugural Bioplastics Week – a social media-based event to increase visibility for bioplastics together with various other partnering organizations, among which European Bioplastics, Plastics Europe, USDA BioPreferredRead More

China’s Appetite for Advanced Molding Technology

Do automation and advanced molding technologies still offer U.S. molders safe harbor against low-cost competition? At its recent pre-K press conference at its headquarters in Schwertberg, Austria, Engel (U.S. office in York, Pa.) reviewed its business outlook as well as its new technology to be presented at the K 2016 fair in Dusseldorf this OctoberRead More

BLENDING: Next-Generation Controls for Gravimetric Blenders

New Maguire 4088 controller has option of a removable touchscreen interface with embedded loading software. Compatible with previous Maguire control systems. A new-generation controller for what’s reported to be the world’s most widely used gravimetric blender has far greater data processing capability than the previous controller, substantially enhancing communications with other devices in an IndustryRead More