Legal battle in China ends with battenfeld-cincinnati on top

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 1st, 2011

After 7 years of litigation, the manufacturer of pipe, profile and sheet extrusion machinery has won its intellectual property rights lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer Donghua Machinery. "This case shows that it is worth fighting for one's rights, especially concerning intellectual property that has been developed for years with high effort," stated Jürgen Arnold, CEO of the battenfeld-cincinnati group of companies.   

Plastics pricing: Asian PVC suppliers have reason to smile. Processors don’t.

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 1st, 2011

Demand's up, supplies are tight and processors pay the piper. In China, overseas PVC producers have started to wrap up their April PVC business, with the done deal levels representing noticeable increases over March, reports plastics pricing service ChemOrbis. In Southeast Asia, April import prices are also emerging significantly higher due to bullish local markets across the region.
 

Spang & Brands’ key to medical molding success? Focus, focus, focus

By Matt Defosse
Published: March 31st, 2011

Twenty-five years of injection molding nothing but medical products, and no sign of change in the future; that, says Friedrich Echterdiek, managing director at injection molder Spang & Brands, has been a critical ingredient in the recipe to the company's ongoing success. Echterdiek spoke with PlasticsToday during last week's Medtec trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, where his company exhibited.

Class A composite parts straight out of the mold in minutes

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 31st, 2011

Wider use of composites in automobiles may be just around the corner based on recent developments at Australian advanced materials company Quickstep (North Coogee), which has reported successful completion of a proof-of-concept painted carbon fiber flat panel to Class A automotive quality. Moreover, it anticipates production costs on a par with steel in vehicles with low to medium production volumes

Mid-East plastic production capacity to jump 67% by 2015

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 31st, 2011

In less then four years time, the annual plastic production capacity in the Gulf is set to nearly double from 18 million tonnes in 2011 to more than 30 million tonnes by 2015. The Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Assn. (GPCA) released those figures in advance of its second GPCA Plastics Summit, to be held April 4-6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City, Dubai.

Plastics reclaim machinery specialist is Rapid-ly filling its orders book

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 31st, 2011

This May, Rapid Granulator is exhibiting at three shows, one each in Brazil, China, and Poland, which makes clear the company is keen to continue the expansion of its global customer base. Bengt Rimark, the granulator manufacturer's director of sales and marketing, said the company (Brebaryd, Sweden) has bounced back strongly in the past 18 months after hitting a low-note and being forced to reorganize in 2009.

Lower entry costs add to appeal of additive manufacturing

By Stephen Moore
Published: March 31st, 2011

The global market for additive manufacturing products and services jumped by 26.4% in 2010, with the growth spurt not only attributed to economic recovery, but also better equipment affordability. Gone apparently are the days where multi-million dollar investment was required to secure a rapid prototyping capability.

Chen Hsong licenses Mitsubishi two-platen technology

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 30th, 2011

One of the world's leading injection molding machine suppliers by volume is taking a trip up the technology tree with its licensing of know-how and technology for large two-platen hydraulic injection molding machines from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology (Tokyo).

Cork purity battles pit ‘natural’ wine stoppers against elastomer-based versions

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 30th, 2011

Four California winemakers have recorded a video explaining why they've joined the 100% Cork initiative and only use natural cork to seal their wines. The reasons the winemakers stated for their natural-cork preference ranged from the view that natural cork allows buyers to age wines to the belief that it imparts flavors to wine, including creaminess, nuttiness, and "spicy vanilla".

Plastics recycling’s rise proves a strong wind in Cumberland’s sales

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 30th, 2011

In the months since the closing of the K Show in Germany, the resin reclamation sector of the plastics market has shown significant movement and progress, reports John Farney, global sales manager-size reduction at the ACS Group, which makes the Cumberland-brand range of plastics granulators. "For all polymers, the expansion, growth, and enhancement of the processing capabilities of both our existing clients, and emerging/first time clients, has been exciting and promising," he said in comments to PlasticsToday.

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