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Polyurethanes 2000: The Clock is Ticking For HCFCs
The polyurethanes industry appears to have entered a new phase in its decade-long struggle to meet approaching deadlines for phasing out HCFC blowing agents in favor of “cleaner” alternatives for rigid foams.

Features

Where to Buy It on the Web

If you’re not yet acquainted with “e-commerce” or “e-business,” the separately bound supplement mailed with this issue will give you an idea of what you’re missing.

Hardware is the Highlight of Fall Thermoforming Conference

A rotary thermoformer that feeds from a roll, a six-station rotary for twin-sheet forming of difficult materials, and what may be the largest roll-fed machine on the market were among seven sophisticated new machinery introductions presented at the Society of Plastic Engineers’ 10th Annual Thermoforming Conference, held in September in Columbus, Ohio.

Polystyrene Blown Film Starts to Get Some Respect

It has kept a low profile for the last 40 years, but more blown-film processors are starting to take a look at PS for breathable packaging and cellophane replacements. A couple of dozen processors worldwide have kept this technology quietly to themselves—but not for much longer.

What's Hot in Hot Runners

Closer cavity spacing, in-press serviceability, improved valve gates, smarter controls, quick-ship standard manifolds, and Internet e-commerce were leading themes in hot runners at the big show in Chicago.

The Clock Is Ticking for HCFCs

The polyurethanes industry appears to have entered a new phase in its decade-long struggle to meet approaching deadlines for phasing out HCFC blowing agents in favor of “cleaner” alternatives for rigid foams.

From NPE 2000: What's Hot in Hot Runners
Closer cavity spacing, in-press serviceability, improved valve gates, smarter controls, quick-ship standard manifolds, and Internet e-commerce were leading themes in hot runners at the big show in Chicago.Hot-runner components were one of the largest categories of injection molding products exhibited at the triennial NPE show in June.

Strategies

Strategies
SelecTech’s business model is unique as a company involved in recycling, so too is its success.

Starting Up

Your Business in Brief - November 2000
Montell Is Now Called BasellThe former Montell North America Inc. in Wilmington, Del., now goes by the name of Basell North America Inc.

Tags To Climb...Maybe Twice
Despite weak prices in all major-volume thermoplastics, producers of PE, PP, and PS, are hoping to move tabs up once or even twice more before the end of the year.

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