Extrusion-Film & Sheet
Published: March 10th, 2014
Paccor International GmbH, based in Zell / Mosel in Germany and now a member of the Coveris group, has expanded its production capacity for PET sheet with the purchase of a complete three-layer coextrusion line, including an in-line lamination station, for its Polish factory in Skierniewice. The line from battenfeld-cincinnati achieves an output of 1.1 t/h and thicknesses ranging from 200 µm to 1.2 mm.
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: March 4th, 2014
Published: February 28th, 2014
"When Apple introduced the iPhone 5c, the ad campaign was built around an "unapologetically plastic" theme. Since then, Apple has been apologizing to shareholders for less than stellar sales results. On his Observatory blog, former Apple advertising executive Ken Segall suggests that cheap, plastic, and Apple just may not compute."
Published: February 27th, 2014
Industrial packaging provider The Mauser Group said that the new recycling center operated by its reconditioning subsidiary National Container Group (NCG) is full lifecycle management at its best. By opening this new plastic recycling center in Erkelenz, Germany, Mauser/NCG further believes it now offers full lifecycle services to its customers.
Published: February 25th, 2014
In 2010, it was estimated that almost 100 billion plastic carrier bags were placed on the EU market. This amounts to every EU citizen using 198 plastic carrier bags per year, which represents more than one bag per day for each European household.
As such, by charging or banning plastic bags, the European Commission believes its new proposal will reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent in European Union member states.
Published: February 24th, 2014
We all know that oil is used to make polymer materials. The reverse - polymer materials made into fuel - is also catching on as improvements in the technology make headway. A recently published paper, Production, characterization and fuel properties of alternative diesel fuel from pyrolysis of waste plastic grocery bags, by Brajendra K. Sharma, Bryan R. Moser, and three others, introduces a new technology.
Names in the news: Milacron, Bayer MaterialScience, Conair, Americhem, Elevance, Raven Engineered Films, OTECH
Published: February 24th, 2014
Milacron announced that Bruce Catoen has been named the company's CTO. The Milacron group of companies includes brands such as Mold-Masters, DME, CIMCOOL, Uniloy, Ferromatik, ServTek, and Milacron Injection molding and extrusion equipment. Working closely with the individual product development teams, Catoen will establish and help execute a three-year product technology roadmap.
Published: February 18th, 2014
When Closed Loop London began producing food contact grade HDPE from transparent bottle material back in 2008, the company turned to B+B Anlagenbau GmbH and Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH for support in meeting the technical requirements this involved. Due to increased demand for recycled material from major brand owners, it was not long before more capacity was needed. Closed Loop London decided to expand its existing plant capacity to 4,800 kg/h in total, and once again called in the services of B+B Anlagenbau and EREMA
Published: February 17th, 2014
Toyota Australia's decision to cease manufacturing in 2017 will likely mean the complete demise of the Australian automotive industry if radical new thinking is not undertaken by all industry stakeholders. So says a statement from the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers(Melbourne, Australia). And at least one party claims generous subsidies may have contributed to the industry's downfall by "dulling incentives to improve productivity, seek export opportunities, and diversify into other industries."