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Sustainable Injection Molding: Amcor Looks at the Big Picture
How the world’s biggest producer of PET packaging measures the environmental footprint of its operation.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
How to Choose & Use Metal Separators
Use of magnets for removing ferrous contaminants in an industrial environment began in the 1940s to help farmers trap and remove metal contaminants from their grain chutes.
Article Published: 9/28/2012
Making Old Bags New Again
This year, leading film processor and bagmaker Hilex company reprocessed 25 million lb of post-consumer material in its Bag2Bag recycling program.
Article Published: 8/27/2012
Avoid Four Common Traps In Granulation
Today, more than ever, granulation is an important step in the total production process.
Article Published: 6/26/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: Advances Push Efficiency Envelope
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
Conference Report: Bioplastics Are Breaking Out of Their 'Green' Niche
The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival.
Article Published: 3/27/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: More Output, More Flexibility, Less Energy
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Prices Have Dropped
2011 was a difficult year for recycled plastics, mostly because of the unpredictability of the Chinese market, which soaks up a lot of U.S. material, mainly on the West Coast. “We are so tied to China,” says one broker. “If people ...
Article Published: 12/27/2011
Self-Cleaning Screen Changer Helps Recycle Dirty Scrap
Two different recyclers have discovered a way to process highly contaminated scrap without substantial losses in economy and productivity.
Article Published: 12/27/2011
Dow Explores Burning Plastics Waste for Energy
This spring, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., conducted pilot tests that validated and documented the potential for energy recovery from incinerating plastics wastes.
Article Published: 8/23/2011

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