Published: March 5th, 2014
According to the statistics of Chinese customs, the cumulated amount of plastic products exported from January to July in 2013 increased by 13.7%, compared to 2012 and this increment has decreased by 4.4% on a month-to-month basis.
Published: February 13th, 2014
Many enterprises have well recognized the importance of building a sustainable future through resources management, recycling and energy savings. With its durable, lightweight and versatile features, plastic products make a significant contribution to global sustainability. Lightweight vehicles reduce fossil fuel energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions, whereas innovative plastic packaging protects food in shipment and keeps it fresher and longer. High-tech plastic insulation reduces energy consumption in buildings.
Published: August 14th, 2013
Eastern blown-film machinery heads west, and western blown-film machinery heads east in a new deal signed by Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co. Ltd. and Davis-Standard. Jinming is now the sales representative for the Davis-Standard blown film product line in Asian markets, excluding Russia and the European Union, while Davis-Standard has become the exclusive distributor of Jinming's blown-film product line in Europe, including Russia, as well as Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North and South America.
Published: August 5th, 2013
Arburg's presence in Asia, which goes back 25 years, just got a little bigger with the addition of a 1500-sq-m (16,000-sq-ft) machine warehouse in the Waigaoqiao FTZ free trade zone to the North-East of Shanghai. The warehouse, which formally began operations in March, will shorten delivery times and allow local retrofits of machines. Zhao Tong, manager of Arburg's China subsidiary, told PlasticsToday that the warehouse has the capacity to hold around 20 injection molding machines, including robotic systems.
Published: July 16th, 2013
The 2013 addition of Chinaplas, held in Guangzhou from May 20-23, was a record setter (see tables), notching the highest ever attendance marks in total number of attendees (114,103) and overseas visitors (30,770). PlasticsToday worked the show halls speaking one-on-one with exhibitors about the Chinese market, including the technologies that global plastics machine and resin suppliers were showcasing to better tap the material's largest processing market.
Published: June 10th, 2013
Leading Chinese machine builder Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery (Foshan) has developed its first two-platen injection molding machine. The machine debuted at the recent Chinaplas show in Guangzhou.
Published: June 9th, 2013
Hong Kong-headquartered injection machine builder Chen Hsong unveiled an upgrade of its Easymaster hydraulic machine series featuring servo-driven hydraulic pumps at the recent Chinaplas show in Guangzhou. The second generation SVP/2 Series comes in clamping forces of 80 tons through 560 tons, and claims overall energy savings of up to 70% versus constant displacement pumps.
Published: June 3rd, 2013
Regulations governing the usage of flame retardants in polyurethane (PU) foam used in furniture and automotive applications are prompting additive suppliers to tailor their formulations to meet regional requirements.
Published: June 2nd, 2013
The use of styrenic resins in automotive interiors remains widespread in Europe due to its excellent paintability according to Styrolution (Ludwigshafen), a leading supplier of such materials. Its adhesive bonding to thermoplastic polyurethanes is another plus when used in high-quality vehicle interiors according to Tetsuo Kobayashi, senior manager, Automotive at Styrolution Southeast Asia (Singapore).
Published: May 31st, 2013
The paintability of ABS resin has been enhanced through addition of carbon nanotubes (CNT) in a compound development from Korea's LG Chem (Seoul). Lucon PS 6080EX grade from the supplier enables painting without the need to apply a costly primer layer. Polycarbonate, PC/ABS, mPPO and, and PPS grades are also available, offering electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding properties.