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PendaForm expanding Bluffton, IN thermoforming plant

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: June 6th, 2014

PendaForm Co., formerly Fabri-Form, is expanding its Bluffton, IN, facility that is anticipated to add 50 new jobs and potentially up to $4 million new investments to the Wells County, IN economy. Work began earlier this year and is expected to be in full production later this year.

CarbonLite signs equipment contracts for Texas PET recycling facility

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 6th, 2014

CarbonLite Recycling has signed contracts for the supply of primary process equipment that will be installed in its new plastic recycling facility in Abilene, TX. 

Hillary Clinton visits injection molding manufacturer in Colorado

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 6th, 2014

Earlier this week, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Intertech Plastics, the largest custom injection molding manufacturer in Colorado. Clinton met with local business and non-profit leaders, as well as, several current and former trainees from Intertech's workforce development programs to highlight the benefits for businesses providing training, mentoring and hiring initiatives to young people. Clinton also spoke with employees on the factory floor about their workforce experiences and their career pathways through their training initiatives.

Polymer Resources celebrates 40 years of helping plastics processors be successful

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: June 6th, 2014

A successful company is one that believes making its customers successful is job no. 1. That is the mantra of Polymer Resources, which tags itself as the "Leader in Classic Engineering Plastic Compounds." The company was founded in 1974 on those principles that continue to drive the company today that include the flexibility of a small resin supplier with the depth of a large resin supplier.

Nano-reinforced compounds enable use of single-layer extrusions in catheter applications

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: June 6th, 2014

New radiopaque compounds developed by materials supplier Foster Corp. (Putnam, CT) are reinforced with nanoparticles to improve pushability of thin-wall catheters. The LoPro Plus compounds allow for extrusion of single-layer tubes with the radiopacity and strength properties of conventional two-layer tubes. Consequently, medical device manufacturers can reduce material and inventory costs when compared with standard two-layer constructions.

High stiffness PEEK grade targets structural applications in transportation

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 5th, 2014

Solvay Specialty Polymers (Alpharetta, GA) has introduced a high stiffness grade of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) that provides 50% greater modulus/stiffness than standard neat PEEK grades. Despite its higher stiffness, the new grade, KetaSpire KT-825, retains elongation and toughness comparable to that of neat PEEK resin for structural applications in transportation, electronics, semiconductor, and oil and gas.

Sipa’s ‘green’ oven upgrades provide energy savings on blowmolding systems

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 5th, 2014

Sipa provided an update on the early adopters of its latest oven technology for its stretch blowmolding systems. The new "green" ovens were originally launched on Sipa's SFR EVO3 rotary systems, which came onto the market in 2013. Since then, the technology was expanded to other SFL linear blowmolding systems. Now, customers with existing standard equipment can also get the oven upgrades.

Avantium raises €36M investment, comes closer to commercial scale plant

By Karen Laird
Published: June 5th, 2014

Avantium announced today that it has closed a financing round of €36 million ($50 million) from a consortium of strategic players consisting of Swire Pacific, Coca-Cola, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders.

New shrink film from Sealed Air makes produce packaging less foggy

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 5th, 2014

The latest addition to Sealed Air's line of Cryovac Technology (CT) shrink films, CT-311 is reportedly the market's first micro-layered anti-fog shrink film, as well as its thinnest. Primarily used to package cold chain produce goods including mushrooms, corn and peppers, CT-311 film prevents water droplets (or fog) from accumulating inside of the film and clouding package contents.

OnTheFly vision inspection provides rapid measurement

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: June 5th, 2014

Werth Inc., a manufacturer of optical and multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines (CMM), introduces its patented "OnTheFly" method for rapid measurement with image processing. Werth ScopeCheck and VideoCheck coordinate measuring machines can now take measurements while in constant motion. By flashing the light sources, blurriness due to the motion is eliminated. Start-Stop operation is no longer needed. Measurement time is drastically reduced (up a factor of 10) and the efficiency of the measuring machine is increased.

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