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All eyes on Asia as sustainability drives 
materials development

By Stephen Moore
Published: July 15th, 2010

The global demand center for all types of resin has indeed shifted to Asia. Meanwhile, energy efficiency, low carbon footprint, and the need for expanded performance envelopes are driving developments in resin technology.

New partnership merges two of industry’s hottest materials: PEEK and carbon nanotubes

By MPW Staff
Published: July 14th, 2010

Metal-replacement applications across a range of industries are anticipated from these two companies, which have joined forces to offer carbon nanotube-enhanced PEEK.

With new work coming online, ASPM adds 13 injection machines

By Rob Neilley
Published: July 14th, 2010

Flexing its art-to-part injection molding muscle, ASPM (All Service Plastic Molding), part of the Minco Group (Dayton,OH), has been adding new business from its auto and appliance customers. To support it as well as for future growth, the company has bought 13 new injection presses and is increasing by about 10% its current 300-person workforce.

Tastes changing in biax film demand

By Robert Colvin
Published: July 14th, 2010

Demand for biaxially oriented films, and equipment to process them, is showing a trend toward change as markets become saturated and new applications in other areas pop up. This is what the world's largest producer of tenter frame equipment Brückner Maschinenbau (Siegsdorf, Germany) told the trade press recently at a pre-K 2010 meeting at its headquarters. The company claims about a 60%-70% market share for machinery for this sector.

Long on the way, ElectriPlast conductive compounds arrive

By MPW Staff
Published: July 14th, 2010

The R&D pipeline has been a long one, but officials at Integral Technologies Inc. (Bellingham, WA) indicate that their conductive thermoplastic compounds, reportedly significantly more efficient than ones as yet available, are ready for broad market deployment using various thermoplastic matrices.

Nominations open for SPE's Vehicle Engineering Team Award

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 14th, 2010

The Automotive Div. of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has sent out the call for nominations for its Vehicle Engineering Team Award (VETA), which will be presented at the 40th Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala on Nov. 9, 2010 in Livonia, MI.

Thermoforming: Updated unit promises production cost reductions

By Robert Colvin
Published: July 14th, 2010

Thin-walled packaging processors attending the big plastics trade show this autumn, the K in Düsseldorf, Germany, will want to take a look at what thermoforming machine manufacturer Kiefel has done with its Speedformer KMD80.

Slower growth not surprising as recovery hits month 11, ISM says

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: July 13th, 2010

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its Manufacturing ISM Report on Business for June, and it showed a continued expansion for the 11th consecutive month. However, things appear to be slowing somewhat. Comments from the ISM's Manufacturing Business Survey Committee chair Norbert Ore appeared to brighten the picture.

China's high-tech market share continues to rise, report says

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: July 13th, 2010

The United States Business & Industry Council (USBIC) China Import Penetration Survey 2010 just released provides detailed production and China import penetration figures for key U.S. manufacturing industries. The report, compiled by Alan Tonelson, a research fellow at the USBIC, with Paul Moseman, a research assistant, shows that "China's industrial prowess is no longer confined to low-wage, low-tech, labor-intensive industries that have largely disappeared from America's landscape."

New line for tunnel pipe extrusion said to double output

By MPW Staff
Published: July 13th, 2010

A new system for corrugated plastic drainage pipes is said to offer throughput of up to twice as much as conventional systems. PVC, PE, and PP all can be processed on the new systems.

Unicor corrugated tunnel pipe

Shown is a mold block with the typical tunnel profile and a tunnel-shaped drainage pipe.

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