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Shangrao 100,000 Ton Glass Fiber Project Started Construction

Shangrao 100,000 Ton Glass Fiber Project Started Construction

Yuanuan New Materials Co., Ltd 100,000 ton tank furnace fiber drawing project has started construction in Shangrao County, Jiangxi Province. It has been reported that this project is one of Jiangxi Province strategic new industrial key projects with a total investment of 900 million Yuan (US$ 137.25 million). After the project put into production and operation, the annual gross profit may reach 450 million Yuan (US$ 68.63 million).
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Total Support for the Circular Economy

Total Support for the Circular Economy

Petrochemical firm Total has introduced a new range of HDPE products under the brand name Circular Compounds that contain high levels of recycled content. The materials, which are targeted at packaging applications, offer a performance equal to or exceeding that of virgin resins, thus actively contributing to the circular economy. “Total is currently extending the applications of the recycled compounds concept by developing additional new grades, since we believe it will be essential to place the European virgin plastics industry in a new yet essential role as ‘circularity enhancer’,” explained Jean Viallefont, Vice President Polymers Europe.
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Clopay Plastic Products Co. Upgrades Its Flexographic Presses With ISRA Technology

Clopay Plastic Products Co. Upgrades Its Flexographic Presses With ISRA Technology

Clopay Plastic Products Co., an industry leading supplier of films and laminates to the Hygiene market, upgrades its inspection capacities with ISRA technology. An ISRA customer for more than ten years, Clopay Plastics now decided to install ISRA’s solution for fast high value printing in order to assure the quality of its products. Beyond that, the company plans to implement the market proven inspection system, PrintSTAR at all of their flexographic presses. Clopay Plastics Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, maintains a strong business relationship with ISRA, comprising of a long history of successful joint projects. The company has now started to use the renowned PrintSTAR system to control the quality of their final products and has also ordered several additional systems, including combinations of PrintSTAR and ViewSTAR, ISRA’s high resolution web viewing system.
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LSR Seminar in Bangkok

LSR Seminar in Bangkok

Speakers present new LSR (liquid silicone rubber) technologies and latest projects From engine compartment connectors to respiratory masks Participants are invited to bring along own sample parts LSR processing industry has experienced very strong growth in SEA Applications based on liquid silicone rubber are rapidly expanding in South-East Asia. The LSR seminar highlights the new challenges facing processors to find economic solutions through innovative processing technologies. The seminar is hosted by Engel in collaboration with Momentive Performance Materials and Elmet and takes place at the Plastics Institute of Thailand in Bangkok on 1 September. After several successful events in China and Korea, the partner companies are now holding their first joint seminar in South-East Asia.
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O.R. LASER Additive Manufacturing Method Extends Life of Sensors

O.R. LASER Additive Manufacturing Method Extends Life of Sensors

German laser welding company, O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH (LASER) has developed an additive manufacturing method that enables reliable protection of sensor elements for the oil and gas industry. Manufactured with a hard alloy, the Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) method makes it possible to significantly extend the lifetime of sensors, which are commonly used to precisely and reliably monitor temperatures, flow rates, and pressure over long periods of time in oil and gas pipelines.
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Patagonia Waves Goodbye to Neoprene With Natural Rubber Wetsuits

Patagonia Waves Goodbye to Neoprene With Natural Rubber Wetsuits

Neoprene is good at keeping surfers warm in the water, but producing it is a dirty business. Not only is the material non-renewable, but it's derived from petroleum or limestone, which means it's a product of mining or drilling. In an attempt to make your next session in the green room a bit greener, Patagonia's latest line of wetsuits drops neoprene in favor of natural rubber. At the core of these new wetsuits is a new plant-based polymer called Yulex. It's derived from Hevea trees, grown on reclaimed land in Guatemala, and Patagonia says it reduces the amount of CO2 emitted in wetsuit manufacture by around 80 percent. Although the new polymer is reasonably resilient on its own, it still needs to be mixed with a "small amount" of synthetic rubber for improved durability and UV resistance.
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Gerber Joins How2Recycle Label Program

Gerber Joins How2Recycle Label Program

Gerber Products Company, a leader in early childhood nutrition, is the latest company to join the How2Recycle label program. Companies use the How2Recycle Label to communicate clear packaging recycling instructions to consumers. How2Recycle labels are divided into 4 categories: Widely Recycled, Check Locally, Not Yet Recycled, and Store Drop-Off. Packaging type is identified at the bottom of the label, and additional recycling instructions are added as a tab on top of the label as needed.
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Fastening Solution for Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Hatch

Fastening Solution for Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Hatch

bigHead Bonding Fasteners are regularly challenged to provide custom designed fastening solutions for its customers. While the standard range of more than 400 mild steel and stainless steel ‘bigHeads’ provide efficient and effective discrete fixings, whether embedded or surface bonded to composite materials, there are some applications that benefit from a design approach where the characteristic bigHead welded fixing is engineered and adapted to actually improve the final design, to enhance its performance or reduce costs - and even to facilitate increased safety.
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SussexIM Breaks Ground on Advanced Manufacturing Facility

SussexIM Breaks Ground on Advanced Manufacturing Facility

SussexIM (Sussex, WI) has broken ground on its new 158,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility. The new facility, serving as a nearby adjunct to the company’s Sussex headquarters, is scheduled to begin operations in March 2017. Along with the company’s dedication to scientific injection molding, the new facility will offer fully integrated custom injection molding, blowmolding, assembly, decoration and fulfillment operations, according to Sussex’s release. “This is a significant investment in our business that reflects our recent string of successes for our customers,” said CEO Keith Everson. “When our customers win, SussexIM wins, as evidenced by our remarkable five-year record of double-digit company growth, and our equally optimistic expectations for future growth.”
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Rohrer to Close Pennsylvania Plant

Rohrer to Close Pennsylvania Plant

Rohrer Corp. will close the Lewistown, Pa., thermoforming plant it acquired in 2012. Rohrer filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification that states it will close the operation no later than Dec. 31. About 55 workers will lose their jobs beginning Oct. 14, according to the notice signed by Rohrer Chief Financial Officer Robert Stopar. Rohrer got the Lewistown operation in early 2012 when it bought Buckell Plastic Co. Inc. to raise its profile in the visual packaging market. At that time the Buckell business had annual sales of about $3.5 million in medical, food, retail and other markets. The purchase was the first deal that Wadsworth, Ohio-based Rohrer made after private equity ShoreView Industries purchased Rohrer in late 2009.
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Tricel Acquires Glasplies Ltd

Tricel Acquires Glasplies Ltd

Ireland-based Tricel has extended its position of fiberglass distribution in the UK and Ireland with the move of acquiring Glasplies Ltd. Glasplies is one of the longest independently established suppliers of Glass Reinforced Products (GRP) in the UK market. As well as distributing into traditional fiberglass markets, such as molding and boat building, Glasplies Ltd. also offer a range of products for roofing and other specialist applications.
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Migao Plans to Invest 1.1 Billion Yuan to Build Wind Power Industry Park

Migao Plans to Invest 1.1 Billion Yuan to Build Wind Power Industry Park

Yunnan Qujing Lvliang County party boss Chen Rui has visited Migao Group to discuss the wind power industrial park investment project. Mr. Chen has met with Migao Group Chairman Liu Guocai in a deep exploration and coordination to solve the relative issues regarding Migao Group wind power industrial park project investment.
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Multiaxial Fabrics Used to Reinforce Transportable Composite Hangars

Multiaxial Fabrics Used to Reinforce Transportable Composite Hangars

Hexcel reports that its HiMax glass fiber fabrics were selected by Greek company Dasyc SA to make its Composite Modular Transportable Hangar (CMTH). Made from prefabricated composite sandwich panels, the structure can be employed in a wide variety of civil or military applications. The use of Hexcel quadaxial reinforcements enabled Dasyc to make a composite structure with a strength equivalent to that of a concrete or steel building, Hexcel says.
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Altair Collaborates With Ferrari to Develop Next Generation Vehicle Platform

Altair Collaborates With Ferrari to Develop Next Generation Vehicle Platform

Altair has collaborated with luxury sports car maker, Ferrari, to design and engineer the company’s ‘Next Generation’ vehicle platform which will be the basis of several new flagship vehicle derivatives. The announcement signifies the strong and mutually beneficial relationship that the two companies have enjoyed since Ferrari started working with Altair over a decade ago. To develop the Next Generation platform, Altair supplied a highly specialised group of designers and engineers working on-site at Ferrari’s vehicle development centre in Italy. The team worked alongside Ferrari’s own design, engineering and manufacturing teams.
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The 2016 Breakthroughs in Medical Plastics… so far

The 2016 Breakthroughs in Medical Plastics… so far

There are still a few months of life left in 2016, but PlasticsToday has already logged a number of advances in polymer and materials science that could have a significant impact on medical technology. As we get ready for K 2016, which will bring a whole new bushel of product announcements, we thought it might be a good time to revisit some of the breakthroughs from the early part of the year, from resorbable electronic implantables to an elastomer with elongation properties that would make Mr. Fantastic envious. New elastomers achieve unprecedented 5000% elongation at break Materials technology company Gelest Inc. (Morrisville, PA) introduced in January a new class of elastomers that achieves unprecedented elongation and shape-recovery properties. The silica nanoparticle-reinforced material approaches 5000% elongation at break; for example, a two-yard piece of the elastomer can stretch the length of a football field and return to its original shape.
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Carbon Fibre F1-Inspired Prizes for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

Carbon Fibre F1-Inspired Prizes for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

Epm:technology’s bespoke projects have designed and produced carbon fibre F1-inspired prizes for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon. Graham Mulholland, CEO. Said, “this is a huge honour and we can genuinely showcase our bespoke services which are designed, manufactured and assembled in Derby. Normally our parts are often hidden inside an aircraft or inside an F1 car and externally no one knows who has manufactured what.
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