Engineering Resins

One-Step Method for Blow Molding Composites

Lanxess forms and bonds Tepex composite sheet to a blow molded parison in the mold.


Plastics Processing Expands in July

With an Index reading of 52.3, processors report first monthly expansion since the coronavirus disruption.

Stretch Blow Molding

Lighter Weight & PCR Content in Multi-Trip PET Bottles

Refillable PET bottles are a significant factor in Mexico and parts of Latin America, as well as in Germany. This development combines 15% lightweighting with 35% recycle content.

Injection Molding

ACS Group Names Deitrick Sales V.P.

Auxiliary equipment supplier adds 25-year machinery vet to lead sales effort.

Blow Molding

Blow Molding: Conveyor Designed for Integration with Blow Molding Machines

Compact unit can handle melt purges, separates tails and tips, and repairs quickly and easily.

Post-Consumer Recycling

Spring-Water Bottler to Expand In-House PET Recycling

Two California bottling plants are producing Crystal Geyser spring water bottles with at least 50% rPET now. Soon, the company plans to be using 100% rPET in all seven of its U.S. plants.


Index Climbs Higher Toward ‘Neutral’ Mark

New orders and production hint at a bottom in the initial disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.


Pretium Packaging Expands PET Blow Molding

Based in Chesterfield, Mo., Pretium Packaging has invested $5 million in PET stretch-blow molding equipment and infrastructure at six of its 19 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada.


Honeywell Debuts Aclar Edge Barrier Bottles for Pharmaceuticals

Honeywell has expanded beyond Aclar barrier films into Aclar Edge barrier bottles for pharmaceuticals and other moisture- and oxygen-sensitive products.


R&D/Leverage in Stretch-Blow Tooling Alliance with Aoki

A domestic source for tool design, build and repair for Aoki injection stretch-blow molding machines.