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We’ve reported on stretch film, t-shirt bags, institutional can liners , consumer can liners, and shrink film, produce film, pouches and agricultural film in previous installments of this blog series, which provide snap shots of the results of 2017 research conducted by market-research firm Mastio & Co., St. Joseph, Mo. on the PE film industry. Here, we look at its analysis of converter film.

Converter film is designed to be utilized or converted into a multitude of different end-use applications or products. In its research, Mastio divides converter film into two categories:

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The U.K.’s ELG Carbon Fibre, a supplier of recycled carbon fiber materials, has plans to increase the capacity of its facility to meet increasing demand for large-volume, commercial applications that require product supply on a significant scale. This growth has been driven predominately by development projects and technical collaborations with leading automotive and aerospace OEM’s and Tier 1s during the past two years.

The company is focusing its investments on increasing the capacity to recover carbon fiber from uncured prepreg and laminate feedstock and the commercialization of the company’s Carbiso MB product line of masterbatches for reinforced thermoplastic compounds.

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ThermHex technology has been used successfully to produce honeycombs from several high-performance thermoplastics.

Belgium’s EconCore is extending the capabilities of its innovative ThermHex technology for the production of high-performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core materials and sandwich panels. Already a licensor of the technology for production of PP honeycombs, the company says it can now produce honeycombs from high-performance thermoplastics (HPT).

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Speakers hail from HP, Carbon, Linear, Avante, Arburg, UL, Forecast3D and more. The workshop will run from 1-5 pm on Wednesday, May 9 during NPE2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Per Additive Manufacturing:

Learn more about the program today

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We’ve reported on stretch film, t-shirt bags, institutional can liners , consumer can liners, and shrink film, produce film, and pouches in previous installments of this blog series, which provide snap shots of the results of 2017 research conducted by market-research firm Mastio & Co., St. Joseph, Mo. on the PE film industry. Here, we look at its analysis of agricultural film.

As Mastio point outs, agricultural film has numerous purposes. It can increase crop yields and quality, while lowering the need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and sterilizers. It can also conserve precious natural resources, such as water, nutrients, fossil fuels, and many forms of energy, especially sunlight. In some cases, PE agricultural film can be used to limit sunlight and retain moisture especially in arid regions. It reduces invasive weeds and insects. Additionally, PE agricultural film can make agriculture more productive and efficient by cutting costs and saving time.

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