This is the first time that Eastman (Kingsport, TN) products have achieved the highest possible rating for Material Health and the first time that its Tritan copolyester has been included in the certification.
Rehau, a family-owned supplier of polymer-based solutions to the construction and automotive industries headquartered in Muri, Switzerland, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MB Barter & Trading AG, also family owned.
“This new offering will enable us to cost-effectively compete in the thermoplastic elastomer space, which is one of the fastest-growing segments in the plastics industry,” said John Jorgensen, President of Conventus Polymers (Parsippany, NJ).
When their benefits are taken into consideration—weather, insect and rot resistance and a useful life of about 25 years with little to no maintenance—plastic lumber and wood-plastic composites can be very cost effective.
The business relationship between KraussMaffei (Florence, KY) and Alpha Systems LLC (Elkhart, IN) dates back to 2013, when Alpha Systems started replacing equipment to upgrade its molding operations. It currently runs five KraussMaffei injection molding machines ranging from 50 to 1600 metric tons.