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Top DuPont Award Goes To Flex-Rigid Mono-Material Container
A mono-material package that marries flexible and rigid packaging wins top DuPont 2015 Packaging Innovation Award.
Blog Published: 5/26/2015
Planting The Seeds For A Future In Plastics
  Winners of the Techmer PM sponsored Student Design Awards.    There have been several stories lately from a number of companies describing the ways in which its employees are engaging with the younger generation.
Blog Published: 5/22/2015
In-Situ Nucleated PP Rivals Conventional Nucleation
A technology that produces a nucleating effect during the polymerization of PP boasts numerous advantages over adding a nucleating agent during pelletization.
Blog Published: 5/19/2015
Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better
Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.
Blog Published: 5/12/2015
Kuraray Expands Into Biobased Barrier Materials Through Plantic Acquisition
Japan's Kuraray has acquired Australia's Plantic Technologies and now enters the biobased barrier food packaging market sector.
Blog Published: 4/30/2015
Five-Year Study Culminates In Viable Biobased Plant Containers
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites has come up with a sustainable replacement for petroleum-based plant pots.
Blog Published: 4/27/2015
Price Hikes On Nylon 66 and 6 Underway?
While price increases for nylon 66 are attributed to supply contraints, those for nylon 6 are linked to upward raw material costs.
Blog Published: 4/23/2015
Lehigh Technologies Gets 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award
Ten-year old Lehigh gets award for its engineered micronized rubber powders derived from old tires.
Blog Published: 4/20/2015
New Design Standards Present Challenge, Opportunities for Connector Molders
An industry-wide push to prevent medical tubing misconnections, as well as bans on BPA-containing materials for food-contact applications, is creating polycarbonate (PC) replacement opportunities in medical connectors.
Blog Published: 4/20/2015
'Sustainable,Renewable' Materials Get Plenty of Attention At NPE2015
  Suppliers of biopolymers, such as MHG, and others who have bio-based raw material content and recycling content in their product offerings, such as DAK Americas, Charlotte, N.C., were among the several material suppliers at NPE2015 who saw p...
Blog Published: 4/2/2015

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