The court will hear oral arguments in Laredo Merchants Association v. The City of Laredo. The merchants association is arguing that a ban on single-use bags by the city is illegal because of an existing state law regulating solid waste disposal.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically a slow time for manufacturing. So what should we make of online sourcing for prototyping services hitting an all-time high on Thomasnet.com during the last week of December?
“Collaborative robotic systems are seeing strong growth in the blowmolding industry due to the need for greater efficiency and automation,” said Siva Krish, VP of Sales at Proco Machinery Inc. (Mississauga, ON, Canada).
The president of China is pushing to embed the Communist Party deeper into the world’s second-largest economy. Off the record, some foreign businesses express concern that the party is creeping into their operations.
Molding Business Services (MBS; Florence, MA) brings a deeper injection molding network to Gros Executive Recruiters (Franklin, TN), while Gros provides MBS with penetration into the packaging and plastics machinery markets.
The company’s Polarfin additive technology eliminates the need for surface treatment to bind together two dissimilar polymers or a polymer and another material. The technology is compatible with existing polymer conversion processes and requires little, if any, change to production equipment.