“The days of just having good tooling engineers who were jack-of-all-trades people are over. Now we require people who are much more specialized and operate in a lot of different niches,” said Jeff Somple, President of Mack Molding.
“In banning plastic drinking straws, coffee cups and other single-use plastics, the UK government and NGOs seem to be ignoring the really big issue—the exportation of waste plastics that are ending up in the world’s oceans,” said a statement from the company.
A high-density polyethylene has the stiffness and toughness properties as well as environmental stress crack resistance to meet the challenges of the large tank market. Trials also showed that a cycle-time improvement of 10% or more was possible.
The company has expanded and upgraded its Process Development & Training Center in Royalton, VT, enabling the development and debugging of entire manufacturing cells in a dedicated non-production facility.
Siluria Technologies and Saudi Aramco Technologies Co. are jointly developing a process that produces olefins directly from natural gas through oxidative coupling of methane, thus converting low-value off-gasses into higher-value olefins products while improving carbon efficiency.