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Three-Pronged Growth Strategy In U.S., China & Mexico
Diversified molder pursues growth on two continents in medical, packaging, and large parts.
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.
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.
Plastics Industry Association Sees Strength in Industry Numbers
The Plastics Industry Association discussed a new report on the size and state of the U.S. plastics industry against the backdrop of new political leadership in Washington.
Nova Chemicals Starts Up World-Scale LLDPE Reactor
This reactor is the first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade.
Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
Baerlocher to Expand Metal Soap Capacity by 50%
The scheduled major expansion is driven by accelerating demand for stabilizers and other additives from the North American PE and PVC industries.
Savvy Vietnamese Firm Launches All-PE Laminated Pouches
Thanh Phu’s ‘Veloflex’ converting technology results in packaging with optics similar to conventional laminated structures but is readily recyclable.
K 2016 Blow Molding: A Host of New Machines Take on Challenging Shapes
￼From very small to very large, from hotel amenity bottles to automotive jounce bumpers, new and upgraded machines tackle difficult jobs while improving productivity, quality, and energy efficiency.