PUBLISHED: 7/7/2020

Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Plastics Appears Weaker Than Originally Forecast

A second quarter economic report from the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) reveals the possibility of a less severe coronavirus slowdown in the plastics industry than previously expected.

PUBLISHED: 7/7/2020

Sheet Demand Spike Spurs More Extrusion Training

Two courses aim at getting operators and new personnel up to the task as demand for sheet soars as a barrier to stop spread of Corornavirus.

PUBLISHED: 7/6/2020

Essentium Supplying Texas with 3D Printed Face Mask Kits

To date, Essentium has produced more than 60,000 3D printed face mask kits for the State of Texas.

PUBLISHED: 7/6/2020

Henkel Working with Australian Company on 3D Printed Production Parts

Asiga has validated several materials for use on the MAX and PRO 4K series printers. 

PUBLISHED: 7/2/2020

Ascend Submits First FDA 510(k) for Clearance of Antimicrobial Technology for Surgical Masks

Data from independent labs find Ascend’s Acteev antimirobial technology for surgical masks deactrivates bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

PUBLISHED: 7/1/2020

Stratasys Announces Winners of the CoVent-19 Challenge to Design New Ventilator

The three winners will receive a total of $10,000 in credits for 3D printing from Stratasys.

PUBLISHED: 7/1/2020

Henkel Expands Additive Manufacturing Services

Henkel’s additive manufacturing services continues to support existing automotive and industrial customers from design to final part manufacturing. 

PUBLISHED: 7/1/2020

PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color Masterbatches, Renames Company

On the same day of its acquisition of Clariant’s color masterbatches business, PolyOne also announced that going forward, it will be known by the name ‘Avient’.

PUBLISHED: 6/30/2020

Sussex IM Adding Cleanroom

Wisconsin-based injection molder investing $2 million in a new ISO Class 8 3000-ft2 cleanroom that will be completed later this year. 

PUBLISHED: 6/30/2020

Braskem Completes Construction of World-Scale PP Facility in LaPorte, Texas

Braskem’s facility is the first new PP production facility built in North America since 2003 and has global export capacity.