GW Plastics launches biggest facility, banking on China growth

GW Plastics Inc. has completed a long-awaited expansion of its Dongguan, China, facilities. In an email interview with Plastics News , Ben Bouchard, GW’s vice president for international business development and managing director for China, clarified that the expansion, originally planned to open in 2015, was delayed by six months because of construction-related issues. “Building our […]

First snow chains with links made entirely from plastic introduced to market

French textile and rubber company, Joubert Productions, introduces to the market the first snow chains with links made entirely from plastic. This has become possible with Elastollan, the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from BASF. As introduced, the snow chains made from the two Elastollan grades B90A15 and B60A10WH meet the ÖNORM 5117 standard, which applies across […]

New ‘dryer-less’ sheet extrusion system processes post-consumer PET & APET regrind

Processing Technologies International (PTi), among the leading global manufacturers of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has successfully demonstrated that its unique “dryer-less” twin-screw sheet extrusion production system can convert mixed regrind (PETG and APET) into processable, high-quality thermoformed sheet for consumer packaging. “Our dryer-less twin-screw system is a new option that is well suited to process […]

McDonald’s has a craving for recycling

United Kingdom: Paper cup manufacturer James Cropper is collaborating with the McDonald’s fast food chain in the UK to trial a programme in the hope of inspiring ‘pioneer moves in sustainability and recycling ’. The scheme involves 150 of McDonald’s 1250 locations countrywide. The partnership will see McDonald’s previously non-recyclable, plastic-coated paper cups recycled at James […]

Preliminary schedule for first SPE Shanghai TPO conference announced

The organizing committee for the new SPE Shanghai TPO Conference has announced the event’s preliminary technical program. In addition to two keynotes, a total of 23 presentations (including one plenary talk) will be given in seven sessions in a single technical track during the two-and-a-half-day program. “Because of their versatility and low mass, thermoplastic polyolefin […]

RAMPF Tooling Solutions at JEC World 2016

JEC World 2016: RAMPF Tooling Solutions showcases top-class board, paste, and liquid materials for the composites industry Grafenberg, February 15, 2016. With outstanding physical and mechanical properties as well as an excellent price-performance ratio, the RAKU-TOOL® brand of board materials, Close Contour Castings, Close Contour Pastes, and liquid systems from RAMPF Tooling Solutions provides materials […]