Biodegradable polymers like PHA are set to slowly take over many areas of plastic production, but the material properties mean that special attention must be paid to the screw configuration and ventilation when compounding.
Prototype TPE corks made with Avient’s new Renol and Remafin masterbatch that create natural-looking TPE corks gets positive reviews at recent trials.
The products will incorporate Tritan Renew with 50% certified recycled content.
The technology from Metaspectral is slated for completion by the end of 2021.
The Foundation’s initiative is designed to help businesses identify sustainable paths to plastics use and harness the full potential of plastics innovation.
Processors can easily and automatically select and use capabilities to protect resins from damage caused by dilute-phase conveying systems operating at excessive speeds.
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To meet demand for a variety of applications, Ascend has expanded production capacity for HiDura LCPA in its Greenwood, S.C., plant.
New orders and production show biggest dip.
Dips in PP and PET tabs proved temporary, as supply/demand imbalances elevate prices and restrict supplies of all five commodity resins. PS hikes are especially brutal.
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While growing into a major force in flexible packaging—fueled by acquisition and new product development— this fully integrated film processor and converter has held onto the core values of a fast, feisty and customer-hungry smaller outfit.
Designed for largest gravimetric blenders, Maguire device helps accurately dose regrind, recyclate, and other bridge-prone ingredients.
System consists of nine extruders feeding 400-mm annular die, an automatic gauge-controlling air ring, and other features.
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Because of roll deflection, sheet stacks made for PS don’t work nearly as well with PP. One solution is to try a top roll that bends in the opposite direction.
Pocket guides provide processors an injection molding “crib sheet,” but in a process with thousands of interactions, applying if-this/then-that logic can’t always get you to a problem’s root cause.
By next year, the Swedish company will have started production in the U.S. and China.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offers its users many tools and modules with manufacturing and plastics specific platforms like DELMIAworks touching everything from inventory and quality to bookkeeping and process and machine monitoring.
An articulating mold and versatile auxiliary injection unit helped this molder rethink its tried-and-true approach to insert molding.