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Extrusion systems maker Entek receives patent for self-aligning coupling concept

Extrusion systems maker Entek receives patent for self-aligning coupling concept

Entek (Lebanon, OR), a manufacturer of production extrusion systems and components, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its self-aligning shafts and couplings. U.S. patent 9,573,313 B2 was awarded to Entek on Feb. 21, 2017, for its “Extruder Screw Shaft Alignment Apparatus and Method.” Entek employees Craig Benjamin and Melissa Jensen-Morgan, along with Dean Elliott,Read More

Dutchland Plastics celebrates 50th anniversary with major hiring and growth plan

Dutchland Plastics LLC (Oostburg, WI), a contract manufacturer of custom rotationally molded (rotomolded) plastics products, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving back. It has announced a major new compensation, benefits and growth plan affecting all existing and prospective employees. Dutchland PlasticsThe growth plan includes adding 50 positions to the manufacturing team, raising starting payRead More

Plastic-Bag Industry Surrendered Early On Prop. 67

Amid the mind-numbing onslaught of commercials for California ballot measures in the weeks leading up to Election Day, there wasn’t a single one from the plastic-bag industry. Bag makers spent $3.2 million to put a referendum on the ballot, Proposition 67, that would invalidate a statewide ban on single-use grocery sacks – an effort toRead More

Coats For Kids From Recycled Plastic

Recycled plastic will help hundreds of children keep warm this winter. Tuesday 700 fleece jackets made from recycled water bottles arrived in the Quad Cities – a gift from Keep America Beautiful to one of its local affiliates, the Waste Commission of Scott County. Spokeswoman Brandy Welvaert says the commission then donated them to CoatsRead More

Pinnacle To Launch New Hood Rubber Shoe

WATERTOWN, Mass.—From 1869 until just before the Great Depression, Hood Rubber Co. was perhaps the most recognized brand of rubber-soled shoes in the U.S. For nearly four decades, Hood Rubber diversified into various products before shutting its doors in 1968. Now a marketing and design company is taking on the Hood Rubber brand and re-launchingRead More

Orbis To Showcase Diverse Packaging Product Portfolio At Fachpack 2016

ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, will be exhibiting at FachPack 2016. There, ORBIS will reinforce its reusable packaging expansion and showcase its growing ability to serve supply chains in the European market. Throughout the event, David Heer, senior commercial director for ORBIS, will be available to talkRead More