Expoplast is the only trade show and conference in Québec devoted to plastics technology. Discover what’s new in injection molding, extrusion, materials and additives and more at the biennial event, which comes to Montréal in November.
Catalytic Microwave Depolymerization technology converts sorted post-consumer polystyrene packaging, even if it has color additives and food residue, into monomers that can then be used to produce virgin resin.
Compared to conventional thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the new products leave a lower carbon footprint and help close the carbon cycle; unlike many bio-based materials, they do not compete with food production.
While the previous week was dominated by trader-to-trader activity, this past week saw more processors re-join the market to scoop up any remaining resin that was still priced flat to slightly higher than late September values.
At Composites Europe 2018, Engel is setting a further milestone on the road to economical production of thermoplastic composites: The Engel organomelt process is being used for the first time world-wide in the large-scale production of front-end carriers with integrated air ducts.