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JSW to host plastics processing seminar in Iran in February 2017

JSW to host plastics processing seminar in Iran in February 2017

Japan Steel Works (JSW) Ltd. will organize a seminar on plastics processing together with its partners in Teheran, Iran on February 15, 2017. Main emphasis at the seminar will be placed on JSW’s large twin and single screw extruders and mixers (JSW CMP, CIM and P series) for polyolefins such as polypropylene (PP), linear lowRead More

Tyson Recalls 130,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets Due to Hard Plastic

A recall of more than 130,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets begs a question: Why wasn’t this problem caught before it was sold to consumers? The story so far: Tyson Foods sells a variety of frozen chicken products, many of which come in America’s beloved nugget form. On July 18, Tyson produced both five- andRead More

France to bid adieu to plastic dishes with controversial ban

PARIS (AP) — France’s latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under a controversial new ban, picnickers won’t be able to buy plastic goblets to drink their beloved wine, or plastic knives to make ham and butter baguette sandwiches. Life in the office will beRead More

Karl Finke installs new PET blow molding equipment at German facility

Germany based color masterbatch producer Karl Finke has installed a new blow molding equipment for PET bottles to expand its technical center in Wuppertal, Germany. The new blow-moulding system has been installed to speed up the process for PET dyeing. Finke said in a statement: “PET has become the material of choice for high-end premiumRead More

This €18M Joint Venture could Scale Up Bioplastic Film Production

Roughly 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally every year, but only 700 thousand tons are bio-based and biodegradable. Carbios’s new Joint Venture aims to dramatically grow this market. Carbios has announced the formation of CARBIOLICE, a new French joint venture shared between it, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (a heavyweight in the field of mulchingRead More

Woywod to unveil new TRW 4L weighing hopper for capacity up to 80kg/h

At K 2016, Woywod Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH & Co. Vertriebs-KG will introduce a new 4L weighing hopper (TRW 4L) for the processing of quantities up to approximately 80kg/h. This new compact and low cost weighing hopper is in addition to the already existing weighing hoppers and “loss-in-weight” systems. This unit is designed for granular, free flowingRead More

Stratasys says 3D printed robotic arms are the future of F&B processing

  3D printed robotic end-of-arm components are the future of F&B manufacturing as they save time and money while producing lightweight parts that perform better and cause less wear and tear, according to Stratasys. Speaking at the Food & Beverage Innovation Forum (FBIF2016) in Shanghai, China, recently, Sheldon Shi, pre sales and application engineer, Stratasys,Read More

Transforming Plastic into a Building Material

A Brooklyn-based team converts all kinds of plastic into 100 percent recycled eco-friendly construction blocks More than 300 million tons of plastic waste is being generated throughout the world annually but less than 8 percent is being recycled and the rest ends up at the landfill or pollutes the ocean. Non-profit organizations and volunteers spendRead More