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Silicon micro-needle patch takes cost, and sting, out of vaccinations

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: September 9th, 2014

A skin patch with an array of tiny silicon micro-needles could substantially reduce the cost, and practically eliminate the pain, of malaria and other vaccinations. The research, led by immunologist Dr Anne Moore at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, has also led to the development of tiny, pain-free dissolvable needles, reports the Irish Times.

Stratasys announces new thermoplastic material option for 3D printing; new multi-material 3D printers

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: September 9th, 2014

Stratasys Ltd., a global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has introduced new multi-material 3D printers, the Objet500 Connex1 and Objet Connex2, featuring the company's unique triple-jetting technology.

Stratasys' triple-jetting technology is designed to allow the user to build products with up to three different materials in a single run, or even mix multiple material droplets to form new digital materials such as tough digital ABS.

Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world's first 3D-printed vehicle

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

A fully functional vehicle being 3D-printed from scratch and assembled by automotive design firm Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) in the space of 44 hours is expected to be driven off the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) floor this Saturday. A carbon fiber-reinforced compound supplied by Sabic's Innovative Plastics business is being employed as the build material.

Amut supplies equipment to Latin America's largest bottle-to-bottle recycling plant

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

Earlier this summer, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated PetStar, the largest food-grade PET recycling plant in the world, where the Coca-Cola System in Mexico, comprised of Arca Continental, Coca-Cola Mexico and other bottling partners, invested more than $100 million dollars and which will have the capacity to process up to 65,000 tons of PET bottles, doubling its previous capacity. 

KraussMaffei expands product portfolio for injection molding sector

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

KraussMaffei is expanding its product portfolio in the all-electric injection molding machine segment of the AX series. The company has added two new sizes in the clamping force range of 4,500 and 5,500 kN and also added three new machine models for the hydro-mechanical twin-platen injection molding machine in the GX series. With these additions, KraussMaffei increases its product portfolio in the mid-size machine segment between 4,000 and 9,000 kN. The marketing of the new products is expected to begin at Fakuma 2014.

Virent and Coca-Cola partnership on 100% bio PET further expanded

By Karen Laird
Published: September 8th, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's bio-based paraxylene, BioFormP, Virent announced today. This investment will enable the company to scale up separation and purification of BioFormPX material at its demonstration plant in Madison, WI.

Creative Blow Mold Tooling focuses on supply chain management for profitability

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: September 8th, 2014

Manufacturers are always looking to improve profitability and moldmakers are no different. Yet, according to Jim Hensiek, director of business development for Creative Blow Mold Tooling (Lee's Summit, MO), most companies are missing out on an important opportunity for improved profitability simply because they are unaware of the profit contributions their supplier can bring.

Sanner introduces drop-in pillow pack desiccants

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

Sanner GmbH (Bensheim, Germany), a supplier of plastic packaging and components for the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors, will introduce a new line of drop-in pillow pack desiccants at the forthcoming CPhI exhibition on the outskirts of Paris. The AdPack product offers customers a "cost-efficient solution that unites all the advantages of GMP-compliant production, professional risk management, and 100% traceability" said Sanner CEO Holger Frank in a news release.

Mocon, Life Packaging Technology JV to provide package testing and design services to life science companies

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 8th, 2014

A new packaging testing company has been formed to help pharmaceutical, medical device, and related suppliers improve time to market and reduce costs. Life Pack Labs (Vista, CA) is a joint venture between Mocon Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), a global manufacturer of permeation instrumentation, and Life Packaging Technology LLC (Costa Mesa, CA), a leader in package engineering services for life science products.

Clariant homes in on Chinese automakers with additives approach to lightweighting solutions

By Stephen Moore
Published: September 7th, 2014

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) is introducing China's local automotive and transportation industry players to solutions which enhance lightweight plastics for under-the-hood, interior and exterior parts, in support of their increasing interest in using plastics and polymer-based components to achieve greater fuel efficiency.

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