Plastics Machinery Shipments Decline 7.5% Y/Y in Q1 of 2017

  For the third consecutive quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery posted a year-over-year decline in Q1 of 2017 according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).   The preliminary estimate for shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding equipment) for reporting […]

SPE ANTEC® 2016 Plenary Sessions Will Focus On the Future of Additive Manufacturing and Automotive Composites

Also Featured Will Be a Panel of Plastics Editors Examining the State of the Industry Today and Possibilities for Years to Come BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., March 14, 2016: Speakers at the plenary sessions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2016 conference will focus on the future of the plastics industry , with special emphasis […]

This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

“We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle.” Cigarette butts are everywhere – clogging up our streets, littering our beaches – and for decades they’ve been thought of as ‘unrecyclable’, because they contain such a tightly packed mix of organic and inorganic products that recycling companies can’t deal with them. But a New Jersey-based company […]

Milliken highlights NX UltraClear PP for food and beverage packaging

US-based Milliken will put its focus on NX UltraClear polypropylene (PP) for food and beverage industry at Alimentaria 2016, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain from April 25-28. With UltraClear PP based on Milliken’s clarifier series Millad NX 8000, the same high clarity associated with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging can be achieved, according to the […]

DuPont Performance Materials presents lightweighting and air management solutions for vehicles

DuPont Performance Materials highlighted a number of lightweight solutions at the recently concluded VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2016 conference. “Our presence in Mannheim allow us to share perspectives with partners and learn more about how our materials and collaborative design processes can help them develop ever safer, more environmentally friendly and higher performing products,” […]

Industrial Lasers Process Fiber Reinforced Plastics

AACHEN, Germany, March 10, 2016 — Laser-based technologies that overcome the challenges of processing composite materials — which offer high strength and light weight — hold promise for the automotive and aviation sectors, as well as new applications. Composite materials such as CFRP and GFRP (carbon- and glass-fiber-reinforced polymer, respectively) are becoming staples of industrial […]