NewAge Adds Tubing Capacity in Coronavirus Fight


Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.

Entek Names New President


Kimberly Medford promoted from v.p., general counsel to succeed Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, who retired earlier this year.  

Protolabs Accelerates Development Time for Covid-19 Contract Tracing Device


Protolabs helped a contact tracing and social distancing system move from idea to finished product in six weeks, permitting its manufacturer to get back to work and make thousands more of the devices that have subsequently allowed other businesses to come back online.

PLASTICS Creates Carteaux Award to Honor 'Outstanding Plastics Professionals'


William R. Carteaux Leadership Award will be given to an industry professional who has achieved distinction working for the betterment of the plastics industry. Award to be presented at NPE.

Nordson Selling Screw, Barrel Business


Private equity firm Altair expects to close on acquisition during the first quarter of next year.

Graham Names Alpert Medical Extrusion Manager


Veteran tubing guru Alpert to be part of machine builder's technical and customer support, including product development and system testing.

U.S. PET Bottle Recycling Rate Declines in 2019


The NAPCOR 2019 Recycling Report also reports a 7% increase in the amount of recycled PET (rPET) going back into food and non-food bottles.

Audia Elastomers Develops Thermoplastic Elastomers based on Marine Waste Plastics


The company is working closely with customers to commercially adopt its new marine waste-based TPEs for select end-use applications.

Covestro Launches 2021 Trendy Colors for its PC Resins


Covestro developed the new PC colors in cooperation with leading provider of color standards RAL.

TPE Compound Used for Sustainable ‘Cotton’ Swabs


Kraiburg TPE’s medical -grade Thermolast M TPE used for injection molded tips of LastObject’s reusable ‘cotton swabs.