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Plastic’s Health Risks as Fracking Industry Promotes New ‘Plastics Belt’ Build-Out

Plastic’s Health Risks as Fracking Industry Promotes New ‘Plastics Belt’ Build-Out

Desmogblog.com — A new report traces the life cycle of plastic from the moment an oil and gas well is drilled to the time plastic trash breaks down in the environment, finding “distinct risks to human health” at every stage. Virtually all plastic —...

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Werth Offers VideoCheck V HA to Measure Master Workpieces

Werth Offers VideoCheck V HA to Measure Master Workpieces

Precision requirements for workpieces are becoming more demanding and are often in the micrometer range, making accurate measurement of these master workpieces extremely critical. Requirements for master workpieces for gauging benches and machines, as used in the automotive industry, are also increasing, said Werth Inc. announcing its new VideoCheck V HA. Headquartered in Germany, Werth’s U.S. facility is located in Old Saybrook, CT.
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Maguire to Introduce Next Generation Controller at K 2016

Maguire to Introduce Next Generation Controller at K 2016

Maguire Products Inc. has developed a new-generation controller for Aston, Pa.-based company’s widely used gravimetric blender, that has much more processing capability than the previous controller. Maguire will introduce the controller at K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as part of the celebration of the sale of its 50,000th Maguire Weigh Scale Blender (Hall 10, Stand A26).
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TFP Announce Supacool Certification & new Product Launch

TFP Announce Supacool Certification & new Product Launch

Technical Fibre Products is delighted to announce two important new developments with our Supacool range of lightweight cryogenic tissues; the launch of a new variant and successful certification of materials to key industry standards. Technical Fibre Products is delighted to announce two important new developments with our Supacool range of lightweight cryogenic tissues; the launch of a new variant and successful certification of materials to key industry standards. TFP's new Supacool variant is a lightweight microfine glass spacer tissue co-wound with aluminium foil.
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Eagles Nest Outfitters and Repreve Team Up for new Product

Eagles Nest Outfitters and Repreve Team Up for new Product

Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), an Asheville, North Carolina-based manufacturer of packable camping hammocks and outdoor accessories, says it has teamed up with Unifi Inc.’s Repreve recycled fiber brand to launch the ENO Billow Air Lounge, the only inflatable lounger made with recycled plastic water bottles. “We are delighted to work with a brand like Repreve that shares the same environmental values as our company and our ENO customers,” says Lane Nakaji, general manager of Eagles Nest Outfitters.
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Graham Packaging Company Closing; 71 Jobs in Jeopardy

Graham Packaging Company Closing; 71 Jobs in Jeopardy

A Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based container company is shuttering its bottling plant in Belvidere, potentially costing 71 employees their jobs, according to a notice filed with the state. The federal WARN notice filed with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Graham Packaging Company cited declining sales as the reason for the closure of the facility.
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Battenfeld-Cincinnati Achieves Growth in China, Marks Major Milestone

Battenfeld-Cincinnati Achieves Growth in China, Marks Major Milestone

Machine manufacturer Battenfeld-Cincinnati (Foshan) Extrusion Systems Ltd. (Shunde, China) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The company said this marks a major milestone in its history “that shows both its technology leadership and market acceptance in China.” With high-quality extrusion equipment for the production of pipe and profile and local service, the company has steadily won over more and more processors in the past two decades. Just last year alone, sales increased by 20%.
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Texas Recycling Moves Into new Facility

Texas Recycling Moves Into new Facility

Dallas-based Texas Recycling Inc. has announced the completion of its move into a 180,000-square-foot new plant and office facility. According to Joel Litman, a co-owner of Texas Recycling, the move will allow the paper recycling company to expand its operations to handle wider varieties of additional commodities, including plastics and metals. The family-owned recycling firm, which was founded in 1992 as Texas Recycling/Surplus, has moved into part of a building that formerly served as an assembly plant for Ford Motor Company from the 1920s to the 1960s.
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Investment in Composite Unmanned Surface Vessels

Investment in Composite Unmanned Surface Vessels

AutoNaut, a UK company which makes carbon fiber autonomous vessels designed for scientific ocean research has secured investment from the Seiche Group to advance its research and development, assure long-term growth and develop business across UK and international markets. In September 2015, Seiche agreed its first investment in AutoNaut and this new deal sees them take a majority stake in the company. AutoNaut Ltd is the new name for the company previously trading as MOST (Autonomous Vessels) founded in 2012.
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Formaplex Increases Production Capacity

Formaplex Increases Production Capacity

The company announces the commission of a further 5 injection moulding presses to increase its component production capabilities. Following investment of £15m over recent years, the purchase of 5 new Negri Bossi mould presses, including a 2,000T model totals a further £1m investment. This will increase company's plant list to include 16 injection mould presses, ranging from 3,500t - 55t.
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European Plastics Group Encouraging Innovation

European Plastics Group Encouraging Innovation

The European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisations (EPRO) is inviting companies across Europe to enter their products and designs for products made from recycled plastics to enter for European recognition. The EPRO Best Recycled Plastic Product and Best Recycled Plastic Product Design is now open for entries at http://bestproduct.epro-plasticsrecycling.org. The aim of this competition is to raise awareness and showcase the latest product innovations for recycled plastics in a growing variety of products and items. This also recognises the progression in the applications of recycled plastics, and presents a real opportunity for the industry to further demonstrate commitment to the environment and saving resources through use of recycled materials.
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Zhongmin Pinghaiwan Offshore Wind Second Phase Project has Been Approved

Zhongmin Pinghaiwan Offshore Wind Second Phase Project has Been Approved

According to Fujian government, Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd (Zhongmin Offshore Wind) Pinghaiwan Putian Pinghaiwan offshore wind field second phase project has been approved by Fujian Province Development and Reform Committee. By far, Putian offshore wind power development capacity has reached 700 MW that is the largest offshore wind power region in Fujian Province.According to report, Putian Pinghaiwan offshore wind power field second phase project total investment is about 5 billion Yuan (US$ 767 million).
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Sekisui Plastics Establishes new Corporation and Manufacturing Base in Mexico

Sekisui Plastics Establishes new Corporation and Manufacturing Base in Mexico

Sekisui Plastics USA, a subsidiary of Sekisui Plastics Company, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan; www.sekisuiplastics.com) has announced the establishment of a new corporation in Mexico, Sekisui Plastics Mexico, S.A. de C.V., and the opening of its new $7 million manufacturing facility in the city of Valle de Santiago, Mexico. The plant, which came online in July, has a molding capacity of approximately 60 metric tons (m.t.) per month with room for future growth. It will initially products molded mainly from Piocelan hybrid moldable foam resin that are used in automotive applications for energy absorption, light weighting and safety, as well as packaging products for auto parts shipment.
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Carestream Reduces Energy Consumption, Boosts Recycling Efforts at Oregon and Colorado Manufacturing Facilities

Carestream Reduces Energy Consumption, Boosts Recycling Efforts at Oregon and Colorado Manufacturing Facilities

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carestream Health reduced energy consumption and enhanced recycling at its facilities in Oregon and Colorado as part of an ongoing effort to trim its environmental footprint. “We continuously examine our manufacturing processes and product components to identify areas where we can help protect the environment,” said Cavan Kelsey, Carestream’s Corporate Environmental Health and Safety & Sustainability Director. “Our aim is to continue to reduce energy use despite the addition of new processing and production machines at both sites.”
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16-Year-Old South African Invents Wonder Material to Fight Drought

16-Year-Old South African Invents Wonder Material to Fight Drought

(CNN)South Africa's worst drought in recorded history has left eight of the country's nine provinces in a state of disaster, with thousands of communities and millions of households facing water shortages. The agricultural union Agri SA has requested over $1 billion in government subsidies to help farmers through the crisis, but a cut-price solution could soon be available -- from an unlikely source. Johannesburg schoolgirl Kiara Nirghin, 16, recently won the Google Science Fair's Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa with her submission "No More Thirsty Crops." Using orange peel and avocado skins, the precocious student created a super absorbent polymer (SAP) capable of storing reserves of water hundreds of times its own weight, forming reservoirs that would allow farmers to maintain their crops at minimal cost. The polymer has the added benefit of sustainability as it uses recycled and biodegradable waste products.
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Toray Plastics Packaging, Label Films Selected for the HP Indigo Pack Ready Program

Toray Plastics Packaging, Label Films Selected for the HP Indigo Pack Ready Program

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., a manufacturer of polypropylene, polyester, metallized, and bio-based films, has been selected to join the innovative HP Indigo Pack Ready community of film providers. HP Indigo Pack Ready is a set of post-print solutions for HP Indigo digital presses that enables digital converters and printers to print, laminate, and pack on demand for immediate time-to-market.
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Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Molded Plastic Packaging Market from 2016 to 2020

Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Molded Plastic Packaging Market from 2016 to 2020

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global molded plastic packaging market 2016-2020 report. This research report also lists 10 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. The global molded plastic packaging market will see a steady growth with a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. Molded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is emerging as the most favored polymer or material for packaging as it provides flexibility and is versatile.
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