Cleanroom-Ready Parallel Gripper


OnRobot’s 2FG7 gripper is well suited for low-volume, high-mix production and many different applications, including machine tending, material handling and assembly.

SABIC Expands Post-Consumer Recycled Engineering Resins for Consumer Electronics and E&E


Responding to major brands, SABIC is expanding its Cycoloy PC/ABS and Lexan PC with high levels of post-consumer recycled content.

Purging Compounds for Thin-Wall Polyolefin Packaging Production


Chem-Trend’s new series of UltraPurge 100X boasts high efficiency for purging thin-wall polyolefin packaging.

Modified PBT Offers More Clarity for Automotive Radar Sensors


BASF’s new Ultradur RX PBT meets the high requirements of sensors for automated driving

Ferris State Takes Delivery of New Zhafir Injection Machine


The university is using the Zhafir Zeres electric molding machine in an additional lab section for applied learning so there is one student at each machine versus two, reducing the number of lab partners and adhering to distancing.

Tolsa's Biocidal Additives Demonstrate Viricidal Activity


Tolsa’s Adins Protection additives are powerful biocides active against bacterial, algae and fungi with new viricide performance including Coronavirus types.

Genomatica to Scaleup Bio-Nylon 6 by 50-Fold with Aquafil to Meet Surging Brand Demand


Biotechnology firm Genomatica teams up with Italy’s nylon 6 fiber producer Aquafil  to build demonstration scale renewable nylon 6 facility.

NPE2021’s 13 Technology Zones Highlight Some of the Plastics Industry’s Most Important Business Sectors


NPE’s 13 Technology Zones cover some of the industry’s most critical sectors and feature the insights, solutions, and services that are key to strengthening any supply chain. The zones consolidate their individual sectors’ most cutting-edge advancements, tools, materials, and processes in one central location, offering a first-hand preview of the technologies that will help move the industry forward.

Distinguish Your Company for Its Innovative Work—Enter Now for the 2021 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards


The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is proud to announce the opening of the 2021 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize outstanding innovations in plastics manufacturing that further environmental advantages in design, material, and end-of-life management. Congratulations to Accredo Packaging, Vartega, and Eastman for winning the categories of Materials, Design, and End-Of-Life Innovations, and to PureCycle Technologies, winner of the 2020 Leadership in Innovation Award. 

A Message from Jon Smalling: Future Leader in Plastics (FLiP) Incoming Vice Chair


Jon Smalling, the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for SEPRO Group, knows that the future of the plastics industry is bright. PLASTICS Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee just elected Jon to serve as the FLiP Vice Chair for the 2021 year. Jon shares his thoughts on the value of FLiP involvement.