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Injection Molding

SABIC and KraussMaffei Collaborate on Development of Innovative Thin-Wall Packaging

The partners launched their collaboration at the newly expanded Thin-Wall Packaging Applications Centers at KraussMaffei’s Swiss subsidiary and manufacturer of Netstal injection molding machines  

Packaging

FPA Develops Roadmaps to Guide Packaging Supply Chain Players on Aligning Flexible Packaging to Circular Economy Framework

Roadmaps are designed for FPA members, policymakers, NGOs, consumer product companies, consumers, local municipalities, and other associations.

Packaging

Additive Masterbatches for BOPE Films

Tosaf working with Brückner Maschinenbau has validated the good processing properties of its new BOPE masterbatches.  

Packaging

Expanded Line of Anti-Scratch Additive Masterbatches for PET

Ampacet’s two new additions to the ScratchShield line reportedly minimize the appearance of scuffs and scratches in preforms, bottles and a range of PET packaging.

Blow Molding

Rethinking Blow Molding Machines For Maximum Flexibility & Value

Kautex is redesigning its packaging machines with a modular concept to offer blow molders the widest range of choice in drive systems and cost-effectiveness.
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Automotive

New PC Helps Molder Cuts Costs for Automotive Lighting Bezels.

Use of SABIC’s super high-flow PC allowed Brazilian molder to lower development costs and produce a thinner automotive front lighting bezel.  
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Injection Molding

EVCO Plastics to Add White-Room and LSR Molding

New plant in Georgia has room for 20 injection machines, including the company’s first LSR molding presses to enhance its medical capabilities.

Medical

Foster and Drake Medical Form Sales Alliance

Alliance creates a one-stop shop for high performance medican polymers in the form of machinable shapes.

Injection Molding

Roctool Deployed by Rosti for a More Durable, Paint-Free Enclosure

Rosti turned to Roctool’s induction mold-heating technology to consolidate components in the enclosure and extend its service life.
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Additives

OTC Medicine Bottles Made with Less Plastic

With new barrier technology, GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to have transitioned to more sustainable bottles for its Advil portfolio by 2022.