“An existing medical customer asked if we could help it meet the increased demand for their ventilators,” said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. “After a quick analysis, the team determined the work would outpace our current capacity, so we...
Tekni-Plex, Braskem, and Dana provide support to help speed execution of personal protective equipment.
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have embedded metal nanoparticles in a polymer that can be painted or sprayed on surfaces such as doorknobs. The slow release of ions with strong anti-viral properties makes the coating effective for...
Fresh off its series of online ANTEC 2020 meetings, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is inviting members and interested parties to a virtual event devoted to the use of plastics in aerospace on May 18 and 19.
A review of how the top 10 manufacturing states have dealt with the pandemic thus far and a projection of when they might see their last COVID-19-related death.
Despite reduced hours and staff shortages, IK study shows that packaging is less affected than other plastics processing sectors.
Ninety-seven percent of plastic artificial flowers come into the United States each year from China, but we cannot look at that through the same lens as the importation of 90% of our antibiotics.
Analysts trim their outlooks due to COVID-19; European electric vehicle registrations reach record high despite economic chaos; polypropylene compounds market to be severely impacted.
Just over 60% of respondents reported that they are in full operation, followed by 23% who indicated that their operations are running between 50 and 75% of capacity. Mold makers serving the medical sector are faring better than others.