Stronger, lighter, more durable – DSM showcases bright composite innovations at JEC World 2018

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, will demonstrate its composite innovations and share its vision and in-depth knowledge of high-performance composites at JEC World 2018 (Paris, March 6-8). The innovations include Carbon with Dyneema® and Dyneema® flexible composites, along with a range of thermoplastic unidirectional (UD) tapes and materials […]

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, […]

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 pay […]


Sidel Services Online web interface, part of the Sidel Services™ portfolio, is now integrating Options and Upgrades as a further extension of its technical capabilities. In addition, as part of its ongoing global roll-out programme, the tool is now also released in North America, enlarging its geographic availability beyond Europe and Central Asia. Beverage producers […]

Wet Wipes Could Take 100 Years To Break Down: Products Contain Plastic That Is ‘Virtually Indestructible

The wipes are popular for removing make-up and cleaning homes Plastic in wipes means, if flushed down the toilet, they threaten marine life As with microbeads found in scrubs, it is feared these plastic remnants will enter the human food chain through seafood Wet wipes could take 100 years to biodegrade, experts warn. The wipes, […]