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Pipe head design helps PVC welds stay fit

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 4th, 2011

A new pipe head for extrusion of polyvinyl chloride is said by its manufacturer to offer substantial processing advantages including higher melt pressure after the torpedo, which leads to a better welding effect. The pipe head, branded as the RK Streamliner, is made and marketed by High Tech Extrusion.

Names in the News: Wilbert and Easley, Mold-Masters, Conair and IMSI, and American Kuhne

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 1st, 2011

This edition of Names in the News includes coverage of Wilbert Plastic Services' acquisition of Easley Custom Plastics, and hot runner systems supplier Mold-Masters award for its economical auxiliary injection unit. In addition, Conair has appointed a new agency in the Southern U.S., and American Kuhne hires a longtime extrusion expert as its new VP of process technology.

7 sustainable packaging predictions

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 30th, 2011

Tony Kingsbury began his assessment of where sustainable packaging materials are, and where they're likely headed, with a good news/bad news scenario that represents the defining dichotomy of the planet's future. Kingsbury, the Dow Chemical executive-in-resident at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, noted that according to the United Nations, the earth will have 9 billion human inhabitants by 2050.

Walmart asks suppliers to help it reach sustainability goals

By Tony Deligio
Published: June 30th, 2011

Nearly five years ago, Walmart's introduction of a packaging scorecard forced the entire supply chain of the world's largest retailer to reexamine everything about their products' packaging from where and how it was made to what it was made with. For those who doubted that Big Box's resolve to tackle wasteful packaging, the scorecard is in its third iteration and the retailer's conviction that it, the companies it works with, and even its retail challengers continuously strive towards more sustainable operations is unwavering.

DuPont opens innovation centers in Taiwan and Korea with India and Thailand up next

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 30th, 2011

Chemical and engineering materials giant, DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is expanding its research and development reach in Asia and across the globe, opening a global Innovation Center in Korea, servicing the electronics and automotive industries, as well as one in Taiwan, focusing on the electronics and communications markets.

Plastic film extrusion: Die manufacturer Verbruggen acquired by Nordson

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 30th, 2011

Publicly traded Nordson Corp., best known in the plastics industry for the equipment it manufactures for dispensing of adhesives, paints and coatings, has made a move into a new field, flexible plastics, with its agreement to acquire flat extrusion die manufacturer Verbruggen.

Portuguese moldmaking group Vangest scores Toyota hybrid order

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 30th, 2011

Vangest, a group of 12 companies in Portugal focused on product development, moldmaking, rapid prototypes and injection molding, has won a large order from automotive OEM Toyota to supply more than 40 molds for a new Toyota hybrid car, the  model 130A.

Sweet smell of plastics: Take micro-sized particles and fragrance, compound, and process

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 30th, 2011

A fragrance supplier has joined with a university spin-off in an exclusive Joint Development Agreement for an additive that can be used to influence the smell of plastics or neutralize previously unacceptable malodors. The companies involved are Seven, the stand-alone fragrance business of fast moving consumer goods company PZ Cusson, and Exilica Ltd., which was formed in 2005 to commercialize work begun at Coventry University.

Bioplastics supplier NatureWorks talks on PLA recycling, its new plant, and pricing

By Matt Defosse
Published: June 30th, 2011

As has been widely reported, Danone has switched from polystyrene to polylactic acid, a plastic based on plant starch, for its Activia yogurt cups in Germany. The change was made for packs of 4x115g and 8x115g yogurt.

Momentive business & technology center for Bangalore

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 29th, 2011

Bangalore will be the site of a Global Research and Development Centre for two Momentive Performance Materials Holdings (Columbus, OH) subsidiaries: Momentive Performance Materials and Momentive Specialty Chemicals. The former is a leading silicones supplier.

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