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Plastics machines

Largest injection molding machine in Switzerland in operation

Largest injection molding machine in Switzerland in operation

GF Piping Systems, a division of GF specializes in developing and manufacturing plastics and metal piping systems, has installed the largest injection molding machine in Switzerland in terms of clamping force and show weight. The MXH 3200 – 101.000/101.000 injection machine supplied by KraussMaffei, has begun production in late 2014, manufacturing large-volume pipe fittings withRead More

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What are the main growth drivers for engineering plastics demand in the US?

The demand for engineering plastics in the US is expected to rise 2.6% per year to 5.1 billion pounds in 2019, said the latest Freedonia report. The largest markets for engineering plastics will continue to be the automotive and electrical and electronics . The auto sector will increasingly rely on engineering plastics to reduce vehicleRead More

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Maag to highlight improved version of SPHERO underwater pelletizing system at CHINAPLAS 2015

The Maag brands, Maag Pump Systems and Automatik Pelletizing Systems, will show a special design of its SPHERO underwater pelletizing system as well as its BAOLI and BAOMO dry cut strand pelletizer at CHINAPLAS 2015. The extrex 90 extrusion pump from Maag Pump Systems will be shown feeding melt to the SPHERO S. Also partRead More

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Starlinger to demonstrate efficient circular waving technology at Feiplastic 2015

At Feiplastic 2015, Austria-based Starlinger’s efficient circular loom FX 6.0 will be shown in operation, producing tubular fabric for sack production. The polypropylene (PP) tapes to be woven will come directly from the production of a Starlinger customer in Brazil. As introduced, the FX 6.0 has over 90% production efficiency, a maximum weft insertion rateRead More

Plastic prices

Packaging association warns on polymer supply and prices

The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has issued an industry-wide warning that the prices of raw materials could see a “significant increase” and “extremely tight supply” in as little as two months, according to the report of British Plastics and Rubber. The price of polymers has suddenly increased remarkably since early this year, bringing priceRead More

Plastics raw materials

New nDuramax UV stabilizers from Americhem for polymeric film products

Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for the polymer and synthetic fibers industries, launched its new nDuramax UV stabilizers for polymeric film products at NPE 2015. Expanding from its roots into other industries Americhem serves, these products are built for outdoor exposure and come in options for PET, PE andRead More

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Tetra Pak offering world’s first fully renewable package worldwide

Tetra Pak is now offering the world’s first fully renewable package, Tetra Rex Bio-based, globally following its successful introduction with Finnish dairy Valio. Tetra Rex Bio-based is now available in a range of sizes, from 250ml to 2,000ml, for all chilled milk specifications. The package is manufactured solely from a combination of plastics derived fromRead More

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Mayor reminds residents of plastic yard waste bag ban

MAYSVILLE (Scrap Monster): When you’re at the grocery store, you usually have a choice between paper or plastic. But, when it comes to the Metro government, there’s only one option. Mayor Greg Fischer reminded residents Friday that plastic bags are banned for collecting yard waste. The law took effect in January after a vote lastRead More