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Published: 9/1/2019

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.

Published: 9/1/2019

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead
Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.

Published: 7/1/2019

Molder of Large Totes Save Material & Energy Costs with Recycled PP
Aaron Industries’ 100% recycled PP compound fortified with Milliken’s specialty modifier boosts MFI and retains strength.

Published: 7/1/2019

A Bright Future for Thermally Conductive Plastics
Lighter weight, lower cost, and greater impact strength, moldability and customization are rapidly driving demand for thermoplastics that help keep electronics, lighting and car engines cool.

Published: 6/1/2019

Placing a Bet on Bioplastics
Steinwall has put years of R&D into learning to design and mold with biopolymers and natural-fiber reinforcements. Now that groundwork is beginning to pay off.

Published: 6/1/2019

Water Injection Beats Gas Assist in Lightweighting Car Door Panel
Renault’s conversion from metal-frame construction to plastics prototype switched from gas assist to water injection. Here’s why and how.

Published: 6/1/2019

How to Manage Pressure Loss in Injection Molding
Achieving a process window wide enough to ensure consistent part quality depends on achieving sufficient pressure at end of fill.

Published: 5/1/2019

Super-Compact Auxiliary Injection And Intrusion Units
Unusually compact secondary injectors outfit standard presses for multicomponent and sandwich molding.

Published: 4/12/2019

Injection Overmolding Widens Horizons For Composites Processor
A specialist in thermoset composites since the 1960s, CCP Gransden is a relative newcomer to thermoplastic composites and to injection molding. Its exploration of organosheet overmolding has opened up new potential.

Published: 4/1/2019

Is a New Crop of Processors Emerging with More Materials Know-How?
Recent graduates of plastics education programs appear to be closing a longstanding gap in processors' contributions to materials selection for applications.