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Arburg ‘Technology Days’ Host 6700 Visitors, Displays Several Novelties
The first metal-powder injection molded smartphone frame, PP-IML containers molded in under 2 sec, a new additive-manufacturing development center, and numerous hints of innovations yet to come.
Rubbery, Velvety, Silky: Haptic Properties of Coated Automotive Plastic Parts
HapticMapping is an objective approach for determining the haptic properties of PUR-coated plastics.
The M&A Climate in a New Political Environment
Business owners are asking what to expect going forward and whether there is a meaningful threat to plastics company values.
KraussMaffei Invests in Future Plastics Industry Professionals
KM is doing its part through machinery donations, as well as co-op and apprentice programs.
Global Petrochemical Growth to be Led by China
This despite economic slowdown and overcapacity says IHS Markit.
More Materials & Additives Highlights from SPE’s Polyolefins Conference
New semi-crystalline SEBS, additives for improved discoloration resistance, plant-based antioxidants, online compounding of TPO blends and more discussed in Houston.
Can Trump, Republicans Usher in New “Golden Era” of Manufacturing in U.S.?
The Plastics Industry Association believes the potential good (business friendly tax policy + relaxed regulation) of the pending Trump administration will outweigh any potential bad (new checks on trade).
PolyOne’s 2018 Color Palettes Influenced by Global Megatrends
The four new palettes were developed to resonate with evolving and long-term societal trends.
Interesting Finalists of 2016 SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Take a look at these “runner-up” finalists in exterior, interior and chassis/hardware categories.
Six More Winners of 2016 SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Take a look at top-rated innovations in chassis/hardware, powertrain, process/assembly, safety, environmental, and aftermarket categories.