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Former Has a Full-Blown Focus on Sustainability
Shepherd Thermoforming’s operation has spared millions of PET bottles from death by landfill. It also has taken steps to slash its own energy and water consumption.
New ‘Long’ Carbon Nanotubes Show Promise In Thermoplastics, LSR
Novel hair-like nanotubes are said to “love thermoplastics” and to provide electrical conductivity at very low loadings.
Beaumont Technologies Buys Material Characterization Business from Autodesk Moldflow
A trainer in mold analysis and supplier of simulation services acquires testing facilities used to obtain materials data needed for accurate simulation.
UCONN Research Yields Polymer ‘Mechanochromic’ Devices
New plastics switch from opaque to transparent or change color when subjected to mechanical strain.
Higher Prices for Commodity Thermoplastics
PP leads pricing surge.
Arkema Boosts PEKK Capacity
Another major investment now underway.
Concurrent Events at Chinaplas 2017 Focus on Industry 4.0, Design and Medical Plastics
Chinaplas 2017 (May 16-19, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou) will once again host three concurrent conferences along with its massive exhibition.
Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.
New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
Extrusion Powerhouse Does It All
Tekni-Plex has evolved into a technically diverse global supplier of a wide range of extrusions for a host of markets, many of which are regulated.