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SPI Launches Zero Net-Waste Program
New initiative to promote pursuit of zero-waste in plastics processing.
Trials Show 'Dryer-Less' System Converts Mixed Regrind Into High-Quality Thermoformed Sheet
In production-scale trials, PETG and APET scrap bypasses landfill thanks to PTi's high-vacuum, twin-screw extrusion system.
U.S.-Made High-Melt-Strength PP Tackles Wide Range of Applications
Total’s new HMS-PP signals both increased interest in the material and a source of domestic production.
Top of the Class: Meet 2015’s World-Class Processors
Plastics Technology’s inaugural group of World-Class Processors—selected through an exclusive benchmarking survey—spans geographies, markets, processes, and materials. Diverse in size and capabilities, these companies have one key trait in common: e...
Processors’ Equipment Investment Plans Remain Strong in 2016
Gardner’s exclusive research forecasts total spending on primary processing and auxiliary equipment at its highest level since 2008.
Process Adds Glass Barrier Layer to PP Tub
Believed to be a first for PP thermoforming.
New Process for Fiber-Reinforced Sheet
Thermoplastics sheets reinforced with discontinuous fibers are suitable for thermoforming or compression molding.
Plastics Pioneers Association Adds Three to Membership Roster
Bruner, Goldsberry and Shoemaker added to ranks of group.
‘Wearable’ Machine Sensors Extended to Power Factor & Retrofits
As is often the case with a new technology, customers are dictating how predictive-maintenance sensors will be applied and where they might be headed next.
R&D Thermoformer: Tek Pak Is Launch Pad For New Products
Toolmaker and thermoformer takes concepts to production-ready parts in record time.