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Metal Injection Molding Growth 3.7 Billion by 2022

Metal Injection Molding Market 2017 by Material Type, End-use Industry - Global Forecast to 2022 The metal injection molding market is estimated to be USD 2.58 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 3.77 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.83% from 2017 to 2022 The...

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Plastics Exoskeleton Reduces Worker Fatigue

While robotics and automation continue to infiltrate United States manufacturing, there are still jobs that require human hands. Keeping workers healthy, especially those that perform repetitive motion and face stationary arm elevation, has been a challenging task for...

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Software Collaborations Advance CAD for 3D Printing

Two software collaborations were announced last month to make possible more powerful computer-aided design of 3D-printed parts. One partner in both collaborations is Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks CAD platform, Waltham, Mass.Dassault agreed last month to work with HP,...

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Injection Molding Training Now Available in French

DRACUT, MA – ROUTSIS TRAINING, training provider for the plastics industry, announces the release of thirty-two online courses in French. Six of the courses comprise Routsis's Scientific Molding 101 grouping, which lays the foundational knowledge base necessary for...

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EU adopts plastics policy agenda

The European Union has adopted a new policy agenda with the goal that all plastic packaging in the EU market will be recyclable or reusable by 2030. Further, the agenda targets single-use plastics, with the goal of reducing or eliminating them. The strategy, the...

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Delta Plastics acquires reclaimer and bag maker

An Arkansas-based plastics reclaimer and manufacturer is furthering its growth on the West Coast with the acquisition of two California companies. Delta Plastics, a significant player in agricultural plastics recycling, has acquired two related companies, Los...

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Making plastics from natural gas

UW-Madison chemical engineers have developed a systematic roadmap for turning natural gas into commodity chemicals. In this process, methane (CH4) is converted into ethylene (C2H4) or other olefins; benzene (C6H6) or other aromatics; and hydrogen (H2). Natural...

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Minneapolis based Diversified Plastics Inc. Expansion

Minneapolis-based Diversified Plastics Inc. has expanded its environmentally controlled molding and packaging area by 2,775 square feet in order to meet growing demand. The company has also installed a new 250-ton molding machine that accommodates existing molds and...

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Berry Global completes Clopay Plastics acquisition

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Berry Global Group, Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of Clopay Plastics Company, which has a location in Augusta. According to Berry Global Group, Inc. spokesperson Eva Schmitz, the acquisition was completed Tuesday. The sale of...

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An international G7 plastics treaty summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will use its year-long G7 presidency to turn the global spotlight on ocean plastics and pollution. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has said plastics will be a main theme of June’s summit when leaders from...

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China Rejects Plastic Scrap 101

For years, China has been the top importer of recyclable material, taking in about half of the world's plastics and paper and turning the rubbish into useful materials. So, it was quite a shock when in 2017 the Chinese government announced it was changing its rules on...

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