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Malaysia lays down roadmap for next decade of plastics industry development

By Stephen Moore
Published: July 26th, 2010

The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) has developed a Roadmap based on inputs provided by plastics industry participants that will act as a guide for plastic processors to meet the aspirations of the government's New Economic Model (NEM).

SPI members, come meet your Congressional representatives

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 26th, 2010

September is the start of the next federal legislative session of the U.S. Congress, an ideal time to tell your senators and representatives what's on your mind. How? SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, will arrange meetings for association members with those they elected on September 15.

Continuous monitoring for medical applications

By Stephen Moore
Published: July 26th, 2010

Plastics engineers working in the medical device, medical products, and similar regulated industries seeking continuous monitoring systems specifically geared for larger enterprises can deploy the viewLinc 3.5 package recently launched by Veriteq, a Vaisala company (Helsinki, Finland).

New Ford Explorer drives job creation at plastics part suppliers

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 23rd, 2010

Automotive suppliers Dakkota Integrated Systems, Johnson Controls, NYX, and Lear, among others, will all be adding jobs at facilities in the Midwest in support of Ford Motor Co.'s (Dearborn, MI) new Explorer SUV. Ford said between its own new hires and those of its supplier, approximately1800 jobs will be created to support production of the new vehicle.

Novomer receives second round of federal funds to convert CO2 into PC

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 23rd, 2010

Novomer Inc.'s (Ithaca, N.Y.) work with Albemarle Corp. (Baton Rouge, LA) and Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), to develop a process that converts waste carbon dioxide into polycarbonate (PC) for use in packaging was one of six projects to be awarded additional funding from the U.S. federal government on July 22. U.S.

Millhuff leaving AMBA

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: July 23rd, 2010

The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) announced that Melissa Millhuff, executive director of the AMBA, resigned her position with this trade organization as of Friday, July 9. Millhuff announced her resignation to the AMBA board of directors, saying that she is relocating to Michigan after becoming engaged, and her husband-to-be is unable to relocate to Chicago due to business commitments.

Injection molding: Arburg opens new technology center in Hungary

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 23rd, 2010

Injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg has increased its geographic reach again, this time with the inauguration of a new building in Budapest, Hungary to serve that country's growing market for advanced processing machinery.

Arburg's managing partner, Michael Hehl, inaugurated the new Hungarian facility late last month as part of an open house and conference attended by around 75 people.

Former Spartech exec launches resin buying business

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 23rd, 2010

After more than 20 years' experience in the plastics industry, and time before that spent with logistics procurement companies, Philip Karig has created a new challenge for himself: helping small-to-midsized plastics processors save money on their resin purchasing. His company also is keen to help these processors negotiate for other goods and services, too.

TerraCycle takes on plastic recycling’s “untouchables”

By Tony Deligio
Published: July 22nd, 2010

A company founded in 2001 by a 19-year-old Princeton University freshman is increasingly finding a home for "un-recyclable" plastics and bridging the gap between consumers of everyday items like drink pouches and the brand owners that create them. Now, Tom Szaky, a grizzled 28-year-old that was named to Inc. magazine's 30 under 30 list at 24, and his company, TerraCycle (Trenton, NJ), are reaching out to the plastics industry.

ABC plus YAPP equals new alliance for plastic fuel tanks

By Matt Defosse
Published: July 22nd, 2010

Two of the automotive industry's top suppliers of thermoplastic fuel tanks have formed a strategic alliance to help each better serve customers from a global platform. Both ABC Group Fuel Systems Inc. and YAPP Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. predict the new alliance will strengthen market share for both companies.

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