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Ionization ensures container cleanliness

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 20th, 2010

Meech International (Oxfordshire, UK) believes the development of its new IonRinse system presents a major leap forward in terms of energy saving and sustainability in the field of cleaning blowmolded containers, bottles, jars and pre-forms for use in the food and beverage industries.

Frimo opens new North American tech center

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 20th, 2010

Frimo Inc. is opening a new $5 million technology center within its North American headquarters in Wixom, MI, with that site joining four such facilities in Europe. Fully operational in September, the tech center will feature tooling and production facilities for a range of polyurethane-based processes used for automotive interior products like instrument panels, door trim, consoles, headliners, seats, headrests and more.

Firms join forces on prosthetic fingers for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

By Matt Defosse
Published: August 19th, 2010

Prosthetic fingers, molded from rigid polyurethane and then overmolded with a TPU elastomer, are helping returning soldiers regain the use of digits lost in war. Leading the injection molding effort on the project is Vanguard Plastics.

3D printing, Mars mission stimulate student interest in math, science

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 19th, 2010

For many grade-schoolers, talk of mathematics and science invoke a nearly universal response: yuck! At Starbase Minnesota, a non-profit educational organization serving nearly 4000 students each year from more than 30 inner city schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, instructors have found an assignment that eliminates this aversion—have the students plan a mission to Mars that includes building working rockets.

Atlanta debut for one-step SBM machine

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 19th, 2010

Nissei ASB Machine Co. (Nagano, Japan) will demonstrate its newest one-step stretch-blowmolding machine, the ASB-150DPW, during the 26th annual SPE Blow Molding Conference October 5-6 in Atlanta. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to view the new model during a demonstration session and lunch Oct. 6 at ASB headquarters in Atlanta.

MVR cuts ribbon on new recycled plastic resin manufacturing site

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 19th, 2010

Recycled plastics resin manufacturer MVR (Boca Raton, FL) cut the ribbon on its new $9.2 million investment production plant in Frankfort, KY, with an assist from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Frankfort Mayor Gippy Graham. The plant, which will collect and process scrap plastics, converting it into new, saleable pellets, will create 360 jobs and have an annual capacity of around 90 million lb.

Reynolds buys Pactiv for $6 billion

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 18th, 2010

Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. (Chicago) has acquired consumer and foodservice packaging manufacturer Pactiv Corp. (Lake Forest, IL) for $6 billion in a deal that pays Pactiv shareholders $33.25/share. That price was 39% higher than Pactiv's close of $23.97 on May 14, before talks were disclosed, according to The New Zealand Herald.

MuCell microcellular foam bubbling up in a variety of automotive applications

By MPW Staff
Published: August 18th, 2010

What do airbag covers, engine-valve covers, and a one-piece sun roof frame have in common? All have recently applied Trexel's MuCell microcellular foaming process to improve aesthetics and strength, utilize less material, and allow injection molding on smaller machines.

DuPont taps China’s largest fluoroelastomer manufacturer for new JV

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 18th, 2010

DuPont and ChemChina will form a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market fluoroelastomer gums and pre-compounds in China. Specifically, DuPont will work with the Chenguang Chemical Research Institute, which is a subsidiary of ChemChina (China National Chemical Corp.). The venture will include a precompounding plant to be constructed in Shanghai that's expected to be operational in the second half of 2011, pending government approval.

PolyOne colorants, additives granted compostability certification

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 18th, 2010

Compounder and distributor PolyOne (Cleveland, OH) can now further help processors looking to source certified compostable materials for products, announcing that its OnColor and OnCap BIO masterbatches have been granted OK Compost certification by AIB Vinçotte (Brussels), reportedly marking the first time this has been awarded to a full range of colorants and additives.

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