Herbold showcases efficient postconsumer recycling solutions at Plast 2015

By Karen Laird
Published: May 6th, 2015

Approximately 25 years ago, Herbold Meckesheim (Meckesheim, Germany) commercialized the wet granulation technique, thereby setting a new standard in the postconsumer recycling industry. The new technology offered immediate benefits: There was less wear and tear; the optimum cooling during the size reduction process eliminated plasticization issues; and effective separation was achieved from the first processing step. Since then, Herbold has steadily refined and improved the technology; the latest developments are on display this week at Plast 2015 in Milan.

After Arburg, Italian molding machine maker Sandretto enters 3D printing arena

By Karen Laird
Published: May 6th, 2015

The Italian press manufacturer Sandretto (Pont Canavese) is back in the game. Over the past two years, Sandretto has acquired a new owner, new management and new headquarters. It has developed innovative new products, expanded and improved its sales and technical support network and, importantly, undergone a cultural transformation, reaffirming its Italian identity, all with the aim of relaunching itself on the market as a leading and innovative international player. And with success.

DSM presents advances in materials for flexible food packaging

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: May 6th, 2015

Food packaging is a segment of the plastics industry that is evolving quickly to provide better solutions for the world's rapidly changing food packaging needs, as well as meeting the demand for food safety and reduced food and packaging waste. DSM Engineering Plastics (Geleen, Netherlands) is playing a major role in these developments with its Akulon polyamide 6 and Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester for flexible food packaging.

Mountain Molding acquisition expands scope of Tenere's injection molding services

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: May 6th, 2015

Tenere Inc. (Dresser, WI), a full-service provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, announced the acquisition of Mountain Molding LLC (Longmont, CO), a custom injection molding company founded in 1976. The acquisition broadens Tenere's plastics offering, and enhances its services and capabilities that allow customers to go from product design and prototyping to production quickly and seamlessly, said Tenere's information.

Borouge Innovation Center newest link in company's value-creation chain

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: May 6th, 2015

Polyolefins giant Borouge, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is dedicated to "value creation through innovation," says Product Development Manager Balakantha Rao Kona. "Through innovation we create value not just for our customers, but for everyone in the value chain, including brand owners and end users," adds Kona. The company's brand new Innovation Center represents a key link in that mission.

Do you have the right stuff to win the MD&M East Supplier Innovation Challenge?

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: May 6th, 2015

So, you're a supplier to the medical technology industry, and you think you're hot stuff, leagues above your competitors? If you're an exhibitor at MD&M East, co-located with PLASTEC East in New York City next month, you're going to have a chance to prove it. Event organizer UBM Canon, which also produces this website, has announced the Supplier Innovation Challenge.

Satellite assembly automated with insert placement process

By Stephen Moore
Published: May 6th, 2015

Swiss firm Ruag Space has developed an automated process for placement of inserts into composite sandwich panels used in satellites. A typical communication satellite has more than 2,500 inserts. Up until now, the space industry has been using manual processes to place these inserts.

Injection molder Diversified Plastics named ESOP Company of the Year

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: May 5th, 2015

Custom injection molding company Diversified Plastics Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has received the Company of the Year Award from the Minnesota/Dakotas chapter of the ESOP [Employee Stock Ownership Plan] Association. Since the employees took ownership of the company in November 2011, its stock value has increased almost sevenfold.

Biobased PaperFoam champagne packaging design wins coveted DieLine Award

By Karen Laird
Published: May 5th, 2015

PaperFoam (Barneveld, Netherlands), a young company specialized in sustainable packaging, has captured the DieLine Sustainable Packaging Award 2015 for its Naturally Clicquot 2, an eco-packaging design solution made from PaperFoam material for champagne producer Veuve Clicquot.

PaperFoam is a biopolymer based on industrial starch derived from potatoes or tapioca, cellulose fibers and Premix, which is produced via an injection molding process. This low-carbon-footprint material is biodegradable and home compostable.

Demand for vinyl steps up, as U.S. consumers flock to hard-surface flooring

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: May 5th, 2015

Demand for hard-surface flooring in the United States is forecast to advance 6.1% per year to 11.3 billion square feet in 2019, valued at $16.7 billion, according to a new study from the Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH). As building construction and improvement and repair spending increase under a recovering economy, hard-surface flooring as an alternative to traditional installed carpeting continues to gain converts. Vinyl and its luxury vinyl tile (LVT) subset are expected to post the most rapid gains in demand, says Freedonia.

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