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Wittmann Battenfeld Adds Cleanroom Demonstration Facility to American HQ

Wittmann Battenfeld Adds Cleanroom Demonstration Facility to American HQ

Plastics processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. has added a new demonstration cleanroom at its U.S. headquarters in Torrington, Conn. The 672-square-foot room, which will be in operation by October 1, will house two Wittmann Battenfeld molding machines, an all-electric EcoPower SE 110/350 (special cleanroom edition), and a MicroPower 15/10 micromolding machine. Other Wittmann equipment including a W821 robot will also be used.
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Sabic to Showcase Innovations That Reduce Food Waste at K 2016

Sabic to Showcase Innovations That Reduce Food Waste at K 2016

An estimated one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, equivalent to 1.3 billion tons of food every year, according to the Save Food report by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Even in the most advanced supply chain systems such as those in Europe, 4% of transported goods are damaged because of low pallet stability. As consumers continue to express a growing need for convenience and eco-friendly packaging, continuous changes and innovation will be seen in the industry. At the K 2016 plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, Sabic (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) will be showcasing several new products and technologies that help to address these specific market needs. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and a central theme of “Chemistry that Matters,” Sabic will exhibit a wide array of packaging solutions that address the challenges the packaging industry is currently facing.
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Fibermaq Presents Evolution Gelcoat Machine

Fibermaq Presents Evolution Gelcoat Machine

Equipment has more lightweight and ergonomic pistol Fibermaq, a Brazilian company in equipment for composites molding, is presenting the Evolution gelcoat machine. The equipment has a new pistol, which is lighter and more ergonomic than the previous model. Besides, it is much more easier to perform any kind of maintenance. Other highlight of Evolution gelcoat machine include safety improvement: it has no apparent moving parts.
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Ontario Teachers’ Augments Industrials Portfolio With Polyvinyl Chloride Market Leader Aurora Plastics

Ontario Teachers’ Augments Industrials Portfolio With Polyvinyl Chloride Market Leader Aurora Plastics

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2016 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers') today announced it is acquiring industry leader Aurora Plastics from its founders, in partnership with Wind Point Partners of Chicago. "We are excited about our acquisition of Aurora Plastics," said Jane Rowe, Senior Vice-President, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers'. "The Company is a market leader, with best-in-class products and growth potential, and we have excellent and proven partners in Wind Point Partners and their executive advisor Mike Fitzpatrick, who have strong expertise in this sector."
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Spin Master Corp to Buy Pool Toy Company Swimways Corp, Moves Into Outdoor Toy Segment

Spin Master Corp to Buy Pool Toy Company Swimways Corp, Moves Into Outdoor Toy Segment

TORONTO — One of Canada’s largest toy companies will be going outdoors to play in the pool with the purchase of Swimways Corp. Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) says it will pay about US$85 million up front and up to an additional US$8.5 million over four years, based on sales growth at Swimways, which would operate as a stand-alone subsidiary based in Virginia.
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Décision/Group Carboman and North Thin Ply Technology Congratulate Solar Impulse on Historic Round-the-World Flight

Décision/Group Carboman and North Thin Ply Technology Congratulate Solar Impulse on Historic Round-the-World Flight

Décision SA, official supplier of the composites structures for the Solar Impulse team, and NTPT celebrate Solar Impulse 2's successful completion of the world's first round-the-world solar-powered flight. The zero-fuel Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in Abu Dhabi today, completing the final leg of its 40,000 km trip. Décision, based in Ecublens, Switzerland, is proud to have collaborated with Solar Impulse since the beginning of the project in May 2003, and has become one of the key partners. The company was responsible for the production of the main carbon fibre composite structures for both the HB-SIA prototype and the current Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, including the wing's longitudinal beams, the fuselage, vertical and horizontal stabilisers, the engine gondolas and the pilot's cockpit.
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Mitsubishi Scandal Probe Finds Unrealistic Goals, Conflicts

Mitsubishi Scandal Probe Finds Unrealistic Goals, Conflicts

TOKYO (AP) — A group of lawyers asked by Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to investigate mileage cheating at the Japanese automaker found a divided company that had set unrealistic goals, to which employees simply couldn't say, "No." The Tokyo-based automaker acknowledged in April it had systematically falsified mileage data on its eK wagon and eK Space minicars, also produced for Nissan Motor Co. The investigative panel said Tuesday such data falsifying went on for 25 years, and the wrongdoing was systematic, extensive and escalated with time.
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Ready Route to Recycling Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

Ready Route to Recycling Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to recycle nearly 100 percent of the materials in certain types of thermoset carbon fiber composites. The new method involves soaking the composites in an alcohol solvent, which slowly dissolves the epoxy that binds and gives shape to the carbon fibers. Once dissolved, the carbon fibers and the epoxy can be separated and used in new applications. “This method we think could have a lot of immediate industrial applications, with lots economical and environment benefits,” said Kai Yu, a postdoctoral researcher in The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.
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PlastiComp Christens New R&D Laboratory to Continue Advancement of Long Fiber Thermoplastic Technology

PlastiComp Christens New R&D Laboratory to Continue Advancement of Long Fiber Thermoplastic Technology

WINONA, MINN., USA – PlastiComp, Inc., a global leader in long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials and technologies, announced that it has recently completed a capital improvement project at its Winona, Minn., manufacturing and corporate headquarters facility which moved its research and development functions into a dedicated laboratory space. Dubbed the Da Vinci R&D Lab by the company in honor of famed renaissance inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci, the project provides an isolated environment for the firms’ smaller long fiber composite pellet pultrusion line and auxiliary equipment for conducting evaluations of new raw material feedstocks and processing enhancements.
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Clariant Masterbatches Builds Prototype Tooling For Stretch-Blown PET Beverage Bottles

Clariant Masterbatches Builds Prototype Tooling For Stretch-Blown PET Beverage Bottles

Charlotte, August 2, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces availability of new blow-molding tools that can help customers evaluate how Clariant color and additive masterbatches perform in real-world applications. The tooling is available for use on full-size production blow-molding machines located in the Company’s West Chicago, IL, technical center.
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Waste-to-Plastic Company Takes Competition’s Top Honors

Waste-to-Plastic Company Takes Competition’s Top Honors

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Cycle Bioplastics has been awarded Think Beyond Plastic's highest honor: Most Innovative Business of 2016. Full Cycle was selected for their innovative approach to the conversion of food, agricultural, cardboard and paper wastes into a high performance and cost-competitive replacement for petroleum based plastics called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). PHAs naturally biodegrade in marine and terrestrial ecosystems and help solve the growing challenges of plastic and organic waste pollution. "Full Cycle is honored to receive this award. As a startup, it is important to externally test and validate our business model, and this is a great boost to our confidence that we are on the right path," said Andrew Falcon, Full Cycle's CEO.
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Nelipak Corp. Expands Into Puerto Rico Thanks to Acquisition

Nelipak Corp. Expands Into Puerto Rico Thanks to Acquisition

Nelipak Corp. has acquired thermoforming company Tegrant Alloyd Brands of Puerto Rico Inc. (TABPR), a subsidiary of Sonoco Products Co. Located in Juncos, the business will now operate under the name of Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. “The acquisition broadens Nelipak’s footprint in an important region for the company and its customers,” Seán Egan, Group Marketing Manager at Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, tells PMP News. “Puerto Rico is home to several global customers of Nelipak in both the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Being in Puerto Rico allows Nelipak to better serve these customers and to take advantage of growth opportunities in the broader Caribbean region. The move has been welcomed by several companies wishing to extend their partnership with Nelipak.”
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CME invest 300 Million Yuan in Second Phase Offshore Wind Power Blade Project

CME invest 300 Million Yuan in Second Phase Offshore Wind Power Blade Project

Chongqing Machinery & Electronics Holding (Group) Co., Ltd (CME) recent made announcement that the company will invest 296 million Yuan (US$ 45.41 million) in their offshore wind power blade industrialization development second phase project. It is expected the new factory work house will be expanded in their Jiangsu Rudong location.
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GORE® TIGRIS® Vascular Stent Gains FDA Approval for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

GORE® TIGRIS® Vascular Stent Gains FDA Approval for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the GORE® TIGRIS® Vascular Stent, a dual-component stent with a unique fluoropolymer / nitinol design. The GORE TIGRIS device, which gained CE Mark approval in 2011, is a third generation, self-expanding stent. The device was designed explicitly to improve anatomical conformability with the natural movement of the knee when treating Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The newly-approved GORE TIGRIS Vascular Stent uses a dual component structure, made from a single-wire nitinol stent with flexible and biocompatible fluoropolymer interconnections. The stent has been designed to weather biomechanical forces (extension, compression, flexion and torsion) without fractures, even in the most complex anatomies, namely in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery (PPA). In the U.S. clinical study that supported FDA approval of the GORE TIGRIS Vascular Stent, the TIGRIS stent was found to have zero fractures, while the control arm devices experienced a 27 percent fracture rate.
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BAC Mono First Car to Use Graphene Composites

BAC Mono First Car to Use Graphene Composites

The world’s first car made with graphene in its bodywork was at an exhibition to highlight the future technology of graphene. The car which was showcased at the Science in the City festival in Manchester is made by the Briggs Automotive Company in Liverpool who are trialling the new lightweight material for use in its single-seater Mono sports car. The graphene-enhanced resin used on this project is stronger than traditional materials, which has enabled the reduction in the amount of fibres in the composite material, resulting in a significant weight and cost reduction.
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