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TPE North American resin pricing, July 19-23: PE down, PP up; materials move a penny in opposite directions

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 27th, 2010

Overview: After a sustained period of heightened activity, spot resin trading slowed "a bit" last week, according to plastics spot-trading platform, The Plastics Exchange (TPE). Price movements were mixed, with polyethylene steady to a penny lower, while polypropylene recovered another cent. Spot monomer prices were also mixed, holding in a tight range.

Bemis’ FreshCase film clears FDA and USDA regulatory hurdles

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 27th, 2010

Bemis Company Inc. (Neenah, WI) has received all necessary reviews and approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), clearing the way for it to sell its FreshCase film for fresh beef packaging applications.

Printing and coatings businesses Pagendarm and Sungan machinery create new JV

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 27th, 2010

Germany's Pagendarm Technologie GmbH (Hamburg) and South Korea's Sungan Machinery Co. Ltd. (Hwasung-City) have announced the creation of a new joint-venture company called Sam Pagendarm (Hamburg) that will supply extrusion-coating and gravure and flexo printing machines for the flexible packaging market.

Pallmann and Deepak Poly Plast form Indian JV: PD Polygrinder

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 27th, 2010

India's Deepak Poly Plast and Germany's Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Zweibrücken, Germany) have announced a cooperative agreement to create PD Polygrinder Pvt. Ltd. The deal involved the Indian maker of plastic and rubber testing equipment with the German size-reduction specialist, with the joint-venture company to focus on the latter.

Platinum Tool attempts to assuage concerns regarding its solvency

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 26th, 2010

Canadian moldmaker Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. (Oldcastle, ON) is "fighting for its financial life" according to a July 25, Windsor Star report. According to published reports from the Ontario newspaper, the tool shop, which is headed in part by Dan Moynahan, who's also president of the Canadian Assn.

Contract manufacturer/molder buys customer's business

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 26th, 2010

Custom molder, toolmaker, and contract manufacturer Precimold (Candiac, QC) has completed the purchase of the Search & Rescue lighting division EJE Trans-Lite (EJETL) from one of its clients, Rutter Inc. of St. John's, NL, for which it had been molding all the plastic components for the past 12 years.

Malaysia lays down roadmap for next decade of plastics industry development

By Stephen Moore
Published: July 26th, 2010

The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has developed a Roadmap based on inputs provided by plastics industry participants that will act as a guide for plastic processors to meet the aspirations of the government's New Economic Model (NEM).

SPI members, come meet your Congressional representatives

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 26th, 2010

September is the start of the next federal legislative session of the U.S. Congress, an ideal time to tell your senators and representatives what's on your mind. How? SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, will arrange meetings for association members with those they elected on September 15.

Continuous monitoring for medical applications

By Stephen Moore
Published: July 26th, 2010

Plastics engineers working in the medical device, medical products, and similar regulated industries seeking continuous monitoring systems specifically geared for larger enterprises can deploy the viewLinc 3.5 package recently launched by Veriteq, a Vaisala company (Helsinki, Finland).

New Ford Explorer drives job creation at plastics part suppliers

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 23rd, 2010

Automotive suppliers Dakkota Integrated Systems, Johnson Controls, NYX, and Lear, among others, will all be adding jobs at facilities in the Midwest in support of Ford Motor Co.'s (Dearborn, MI) new Explorer SUV. Ford said between its own new hires and those of its supplier, approximately1800 jobs will be created to support production of the new vehicle.

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