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battenfeld-cincinnati expands its spare parts service

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 15th, 2010

Global extrusion systems manufacturer battenfeld-cincinnati, with dual headquarters in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany and Vienna, Austria, has now extended its customer support by expanding its spare parts storage facilities, especially for downstream equipment. As a result, says the company, these parts are now available to customers much faster than before.

Plastics packaging: Placon introduces high-barrier PET option

By MPW Staff
Published: October 14th, 2010

The processor of plastic rollstock plus thermoformed packaging says its newest development can keep food fresh, longer, without the need for EVOH as an oxygen barrier material in a multilayer packaging.

Avantium constructing pilot plant for new biobased monomers, polymers, and fuels

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 14th, 2010

Calling the just-announced pilot plant a major milestone in the commercialization of a new generation of renewable materials, Avantium (Amsterdam) has started construction of a facility in the Netherlands at Geleen that will utilize its proprietary catalytic process to convert carbohydrates into furanic building blocks for use in green materials and fuels.

Shrink-film supplier Bonset to build South American plant in Uruguay

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 14th, 2010

Monoaxially oriented heat-shrinkable film manufacturer Bonset America Corp. (Browns Summit, NC) will build a new manufacturing facility in Montevideo, Uruguay through its Latin American subsidiary. The new plant is in addition to existing capacity in the U.S. and, according to Bonset, is part of its global strategy to give it a leading position in the industry. Bonset says the new plant will also be the first heat-shrinkable film manufacturing facility in the southern hemisphere.

Shuman taps Slovenian partner for Dyna-Purge distribution

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 14th, 2010

The Dyna-Purge division of Shuman Plastics Inc. (Depew, NY) has appointed Top Teh d.o.o. as the new distributor of Dyna-Purge thermoplastic purging compounds in the Balkans and in Eastern Europe. Top Teh, headquartered in Grosuplje, Slovenia, is a distributor of injection molding equipment and automation, plus offers consulting services for injection molding. The company serves customers throughout Southeastern Europe including Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

Plasticizer DEHP remains legal for use in REACH-land

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 13th, 2010

One of the world's most commonly used plasticizers to soften PVC has been registered under the European Union's REACH legislation, which dictates the chemicals that are legal for sale and use within the EU. A consortium of the plasticizer's suppliers announced their successful registration of the chemical.

MedPlast keeps growing

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 13th, 2010

MedPlast Inc., a precision custom molder with production capabilities in five locations across the United States, announced the completion of a new class 100,000 cleanroom at its West Berlin, NJ manufacturing plant. This cleanroom was added to meet the needs of existing customers and accommodate new ones who require a high level of compliance and cleanliness in the development, manufacture, and assembly of medical products.

BWAY builds plastic pail presence with Plastican acquisition

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 13th, 2010

Rigid container manufacturer BWAY Holding Co. (Atlanta, GA) has acquired injection molded plastic container maker Plastican Inc. (Leominster, MA) in a stock purchase transaction. Plastican operates four manufacturing plants located in Leominster, MA; Macon, GA; Dallas, TX; and Phoenix AZ. The company generated net sales of $90 million in 2009.

Plastic pallet supplier iGPS opens new site in Wal-Mart’s neighborhood

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 13th, 2010

Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company LLC), operator of the world's first pallet rental service offering all-plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, last week had an open house for customers and others at its new national sales and innovation center in Bentonville, AR. Bentonville is also home to the Wal-Mart Home Offices, headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores, the largest retailer in the world.

KraussMaffei makes big expansion in Slovakia

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 13th, 2010

Plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei has expanded its facility in Martin, Slovakia, so that now the production capacity there for switch cabinets has been doubled. The company also intends to begin assembly there of its AX series of injection molding machines, and produce parts for other plastics processing machinery.

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