Published: August 25th, 2014
Elkhart Plastics manufactures several thousand DEF tanks each month and is excited to announce the addition of proprietary DEF tanks to its existing rotomolding capabilities.
"Adding proprietary DEF tanks, spill trays, and valve and venting systems to Elkhart Plastics' already extensive customizable offerings is a great way for our company to meet existing clients' needs, budgets, and timelines while reaching previously untapped clients and markets," said Jack Welter, CEO of Elkhart.
Published: August 15th, 2014
Resin dosing, blending, and material handling systems engineered for accurate performance and minimal maintenance by Sysmetric (Afula Illit, Israel) are available in the United States and Canada through CMD Corp. (Appleton, WI).
Commonly sourced parts and reliable systems ensure easy maintenance, requiring little to no service. Standard industrial PLCs are used.
The benefits of Sysmetric dosing systems include optional line, yield, output, and layer controls.
Published: April 28th, 2014
PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), a supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies for the plastics industry, announced several changes to its senior management team.
President Doug Borgsdorf has been promoted to CEO at PCC and vice president of business development for PCC's parent company, PMC Global. Joe Byrne, who was executive vice president, will replace Borgsdorf as president. National Sales Manager Dave Minor is being promoted to director of North American sales.
Published: April 22nd, 2014
We all know the sun is a great source of heat, and it takes heat to process plastic. So what if the two could be combined to create an innovative molding process that doesn't use fossil fuels? LightManufacturing LLC, founded in 2010 as a solar thermal technology company, announced last month that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued it a patent covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for molding plastic.
Published: March 6th, 2014
What are the costs of making your product? If you don't know you probably should find out if you want to grow your business and be more profitable. aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software solutions, recently announced the release of its latest platform, aPriori 2014r1, which enables users to better predict product costs in complex global manufacturing environments and supply chains.
Published: November 3rd, 2013
Brazilian firm Rotoline Industrial Equipment (Chapeco) plans to start up a facility for production of rotomolding equipment in Kent, Ohio in January 2014. The plant will manufacture shuttle and carousel rotational molding equipment with arms measuring up to five meters.
Published: October 31st, 2013
Centro, a custom rotational molder headquartered in North Liberty, IA, is expanding its presence in Wisconsin by opening a manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, WI. Centro currently has seven molding operations, one of which is located in Horicon, WI, about 11 miles from Beaver Dam.
Published: October 21st, 2013
The rotomolding process is normally associated with linear low and medium density grades of polyethylene. New polypropylene (PP) micropelletizaton technology developed by compounding company HD Kunststoffe & Kunststofferzeugnisse and rotomolding grades of PP offered by Total Petrochemicals (07.2/D08), however, have opened up potential for penetration of PP into this application, bringing numerous benefits to boot.
Published: February 15th, 2013
Long known as a "fragmented" segment of the industrial supplier market, the plastics industry's—in particular processors and mold manufacturers—recent M&A activity is signaling that the industry is ripe for consolidation.
Published: January 24th, 2013
Companies spend a lot of money in hard assets such as buildings, machinery and equipment and software. But when it comes to financing non-capital assets such as marketing, sales, and people, they aren’t as willing to make those other investments needed to optimize the so-called soft assets.