PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.
IPEG purchases long-time partner company Phoenix Systems, which makes powder and pellet conveying and unloading equipment used by processors in high-volume applications.
Experience Husky will be a two-day interactive virtual event that will include webinars and presentations from subject matter experts; virtual tours of Husky campuses; and more.
Priority Plastics is thinking big—large, wide-mouth containers and drums, that is—to offer new concepts to the U.S. market. The company is launching lines of industrial and consumer packaging made on machinery said to offer capabilities not seen before in the U.S.
After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.
Engel says its duo speed injection molding machines are its fastest two-platen presses and will target larger packaging and logistics applications like buckets and storage containers.
Danimer Scientific and Eagle Beverage to Produce Biodegradable Drinking Straws for Quick Service Restaurants
Private label manufacturer Eagle Beverage to use Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA for marine degradable straws and other product categories in the future.
Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties.
Priority Plastics promises wIder neck openings, a variety of handle options, energy savings and quick changeovers with novel PET ISBM machinery.
Ametek Mocon’s Dansensor Lippke 5000 tests for package integrity on the production floor or in the lab.
Worldwide packaging behemoth Berry Global has staked out a market-leading sustainability position with ambitious near- and long-term goals. Executive VP and General Manager Brian Hunt discussed the company’s efforts with Plastics Technology, including a new line of PCR containing caps and closures.
Ampacet’s new Matif CSR 330 BOPP matte compound designed for cold seal packaging of chocolate, snack bars and ice cream.
Succeeds long-time CEO Jürgen Vutz, who will join the company’s Supervisory Board beginning the new year.
The recycled plastic resin is designed specifically for retail and logistic shrink film applications.
Clariant’s latest addition to the AddWorks family of stabilizers allows for the addition of more post-manufacturing waste to virgin polyolefin resins for food-contact film applications.
Celanese’s new BlueRidge cellulosic for extrusion and injection molding aimed at hard-to-recycle single-use plastics.
Bacardi opts to transition to 100% biodegradable PHA by 2023.
Besides speed and quality advantages, the low-pressure iMFLUX process is said to enhance sustainability—easing use of recycled and biobased materials, saving energy, reducing scrap, and adding lightweighting potential. See what molders say about these “green” benefits.
Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.
Ampacet’s new Pearl 36 cavitating masterbatch for BOPP film boasts high efficiency and outstanding film aesthetics and opacity.
Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.
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Manufacturer of specialty engineered nylon polymers Nylon Corporation of America (NYCOA)), Manchester, N.H., recently received Food Contact Substance approval from the FDA for its novel nylon film copolymer known as 2012, to be used as a component of multilayer, single use food packaging constructions, (excluding contact with infant formula and human milk). Said v.p. of business development and R&D Jonathan McEuen, “NYCOA has decades of experience developing and commercializing specialty nylon resin chemistries, including nylon materials used for industrial film applications.