Published: April 8th, 2014
Published: March 27th, 2014
The plastics and rubber industries are working to transform itself to embrace greener manufacturing methods, technologies and products and taking sustainability at the heart of their corporate governance, in attempts to achieve considerable cost and resource savings as well as to fulfill social responsibility.
Published: March 26th, 2014
Invista (Wichita, KS) has started construction of a 150,000-tonnes/year polyamide (PA) 66 plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China. The company is also constructing a hexamethylene diamine (HMD) monomer plant there. The polymer and monomer plants are expected to start up in 2015.
Published: March 18th, 2014
Lotte Chemical Corp. (Seoul, Korea) is applying its carbon fiber-reinforced composites technology and eco-friendly materials in Hyundai’s Intrado concept car unveiled on March 4th at the Geneva Motor show.
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.