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Extruded Spectar sheet builds a better flood barrier

By Tony Deligio
Published: August 27th, 2010

Sand and extruded copolyester sheet combine for a flood wall that can go up more quickly and withstand water better than the hand-filled sand bags they're aiming to replace.

ACC’s running tab of positive indicators slips to 12 out of 20

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 27th, 2010

After a week of disappointing economic indicators, including sobering home sales and durable goods reports, as well as a downward revision to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter, the American Chemistry Council's Economics and Statistics Group's running tab of positive indicators slipped by one to 12 out of 20. The ACC continues to fly a yellow-green banner to signal continued caution.

Major merger announced in CAD/CAM software world

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 27th, 2010

ZWCAD Software Co. Ltd. of Guangzhou, China, a supplier of 2D computer aided design software, has leapt into the 3D league with its acquisition of VX Corp. VX, headquartered in Melbourne, FL, supplies 3D CAD and CAM software.

Bag converter never wavers on new idea

By MPW Staff
Published: August 27th, 2010

Introduced in 2003 but still gathering steam in the market are Tug & Tote bags, a patented way to simplify supermarkets' logistics with produce bags while also improving customers' experience. The processor and converter, Waverly Plastics, took time to listen to and learn from its customers, and the effort has paid off many times over.

Want to know what's in your silos?

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 27th, 2010

BinMaster, a division of Garner Industries, a custom injection molder in Lincoln, NE, introduced its BinMaster MVL Multi-Scanner System for very large silos. The MVL multiple scanner system integrates multiple point measurement data from two 3DLevelScanners to measure a very wide material surface area.

The sky’s the limit for laser-sintered plastics in aerospace

By Tony Deligio
Published: August 26th, 2010

Unmanned vehicle manufacturers are increasingly employing unmanned fabrication techniques to create critical components. Plastics and metal laser-sintering equipment supplier EOS GmbH (Münich) has seized on the opportunity for its "e-manufacturing" technology, watching business within aerospace, which includes unmanned vehicles, grow steadily since the company entered the market in earnest around four years ago. This August, the company again participated in the Assn.

Advanced HDPE plant brought online

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2010

Plastics supplier LyondellBasell, just a few months out of Chapter 11 protection, is moving ahead with strategic growth, adding another 320,000 tonnes of HDPE capacity in Europe. Output from the plant is even better than current bi-modal materials, claims the company.

Injection molding: Chen Hsong tabs Gluco as its partner in U.S., Canada

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2010

Vertical injection molding machine supplier Gluco has announced a partnership with Chen Hsong whereby Gluco will be the Hong Kong-based company's exclusive distributor throughout the United States and Canada.  

Bioplastics supplier strikes European distro deal

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2010

The deal has Cereplast starting next month to begin the first shipments for what it says is a "multi-million dollar contract" which will offer European plastics processors access to the supplier's Compostable 3000 film grade through it new European partner, RI.ME. Masterbatch.

Janeczkos donate more than $1 million for plastics engineering scholarships

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 25th, 2010

Charllotte and Bob Janeczko, owners of custom injection molder i2tech, donated the money to their alma mater to fund at least four plastics engineering scholarships annually. The donation is especally significant for the University of Wisconsin-Stout, beneficiary of their good will, as it only began offering a Bachelor of Science plastics engineering program in fall 2008.

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