Plastics Machinery Shipments Jumped 20% Y/Y in Q3 of 2017

North American shipments of primary plastics machinery posted a strong year-over-year increase in Q3 of 2017 according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). This marked the second consecutive quarterly Y/Y increase in this data. The preliminary estimate for shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding, […]

This 31-year-old from Bengaluru is redefining cutlery in a plastic-filled world

Samanvi Bhograj started a manufacturing unit that makes 100 percent biodegradable and compostable tableware products using plant fiber. Plastic has become integral parts of our lives. It has seeped into every little shelf on the corner and has made our lives completely dependent on it. Right from the cradle to the grave most of the products in […]

CUSTOM-ENHANCED SCREEN CHANGER EXTENDS FILTER LIFE AND IMPROVES PRODUCT QUALITY FOR PET COMPANY KÖKSAN

Nordson Retrofitted Its BKG® POLY™ Screen Changer with Filter Candles, Providing 4 to 8 Times Longer Filter Life, Fewer Black Specks and Gels, and Less Shear Stress SEHİTKAMİL, GAZİANTEP, TURKEY, September 5, 2017: A specially retrofitted screen changer for use on a PET polymerization line has enabled KÖKSAN PET Packaging Industry Company to prolong the […]

Has the sale of bin liners increased since the plastic bag ban was introduced?

When the ACT Government banned single-use plastic bags in 2011, some Canberrans found themselves without a steady supply of free bin bags. This week’s questioner, Colin Mckay, was one of them. When Colin heard that Coles and Woolworths were going to phase out plastic bags across the country, it made him think about one aspect of […]

Biesterfeld commits on new Hytrel® and Crastin® grades for the cosmetics industry

Biesterfeld Plastic relies on its long-term partner DuPont for innovative plastic packaging concepts for the cosmetics industry. The distributor sells food contact approved thermoplastics produced by DuPont specifically Hytrel® and Crastin® in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It thereby offers a broad product portfolio especially for the food and cosmetics industry which […]