Featured Articles

Is Walmart’s push for more Made In the USA altruism or is it about the money?

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 22nd, 2014

We've heard a lot this summer about Walmart's push to find more manufacturers in the USA who can supply the giant retailer with products consumers are craving. The company is looking to invest $50 billion of these 'Made in the USA' goods on Walmart's shelves. And it seems that U.S. manufacturers are flocking to supplier events to get in on Walmart's newfound love for products made in the USA.

Polyurethane foam enables medtech manufacturers to meet broad range of requirements

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 22nd, 2014

Plastic materials used in medical applications must meet rigorous performance specifications, but increasingly they also must satisfy ergonomic and aesthetic requirements. And then there are cost considerations. Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) has published a press release describing how its polyurethane integral skin foam materials meet functionality, design, strength, and fire protection requirements in a specific medical application.

Innovative automation tool delivers adhesive-free seat assembly

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 21st, 2014

Punching and edgefolding are cleverly combined into a single finishing step for a back-injected seat-back cover in a process developed by Frimo, located in Sontra, Germany, for plastics processor Karl Hess GmbH und Co. KG (Hess; Burbach-Wahlbach, Germany).

Driven by demand for PLA, the future for lactic acid looks great

By Karen Laird
Published: August 21st, 2014

Global market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets has published a new report with the snappy title "Lactic Acid Market by Application (Biodegradable Polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical) & Polylactic Acid Market by Application (Packaging, Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, Textile) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019." The report defines the lactic acid and polylactic acid markets and segments with analyses and projections of the size of each market, based on their sub-segments, in terms of value and volume and identifies

Custom and proprietary molder of K’NEX Construction Toys attends Walmart’s 2014 U.S. manufacturing summit

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 21st, 2014

Walmart is continuing its search for 'Made in the USA' products, and on August 14, the giant retailer held a U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Denver, CO. Walmart executives, industry experts, suppliers, and component manufacturers gathered for two days to discuss Walmart's commitment to spending an additional $50 billion on investing in American-made products.

Sepro America to install robots and conduct training sessions at Batavia, IL

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 21st, 2014

Sepro America is taking its robots and automation expertise closer to customers, with the installation of equipment and scheduling of a three-day training class in suburban Chicago. The site is expected to be the first of several facilities positioned in other regions of North America.

Closure seal manufacturing facility achieves BRC/GFSI certification

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 21st, 2014

Selig Group's Forrest, IL closure seal manufacturing facility has recently received the highest level certification, Grade A, under the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials. By utilizing principles from ISO, HACCP, and GMP, the BRC has become one of the most highly respected food safety standards in the world, the company stated. Selig is believed to be the only global liner supplier to have achieved this significant recognition.

3D-printed plastic tools and jigs make manufacturing easier at Opel assembly plants

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 20th, 2014

Assembly tools to facilitate efficient assembly are now being 3D-printed by automaker Opel. A six-strong team led by Virtual Simulation Engineer Sascha Holl prints plastic assembly tools in Rüsselsheim, Germany, which are used in Opel manufacturing plants across Europe.

Skinnygrape wine brand embraces PET

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 20th, 2014

Another alcohol brand has looked beyond glass to offer a new line in PET packaging. Andrew Peller Limited has introduced skinnygrape spritzers in a 330ml barrier PET bottle from Amcor Rigid Plastics. The beverage was previously only available as a low-calorie wine in a 750ml glass bottle.

Menges Roller expands capacity

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 20th, 2014

Menges Roller, an industrial roller manufacturer for the film and sheet industry, has extended its size capacity and technical capabilities with the purchase of a new machine. The machine gives Menges the ability to handle rollers up to 10 meters (approx. 33 feet). 

Syndicate content

© 2011 UBM Canon | please visit these other sites

UBM Canon | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Appliance Magazine | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows