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Teapot-Shaped Pouch is Steeped in On-Shelf Distinction

Teapot-Shaped Pouch is Steeped in On-Shelf Distinction

Pinched-waist and a multitude of other shapes and variations of pouches have been developed over the past few years, but one of the most unexpected new offerings is this teapot-shaped pouch from Mondi Jackson. With a unique shape and handle, it's designed to capture consumers’ attention. “The new pouch has an unusual and appealing appearance,” says Ross Bushnell, president, Mondi Jackson, Consumer Goods Packaging. “It’s attractive, roughly ‘teapot’ shape is designed to stand apart from conventional packaging on retail shelves. It is ideal for fast moving consumer goods, such as olive and salad oils, fruit drinks and broths as well as liquid soaps.”
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Chase Plastic Forms Chase Plastics de Mexico

Chase Plastic Forms Chase Plastics de Mexico

Clarkston, Mich. (July 21, 2016) – Chase Plastic Services, Inc. announces the formation of Chase Plastics de Mexico, a subsidiary located in Queretaro, Mexico. The new company is dedicated to delivering Chase Plastics’ “outrageous” level of customer service and a comprehensive product line of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics to plastics processors and OEMs with operations in Mexico. “Although we’ve serviced customers in Mexico for over a decade, we’ve seen a growing number of companies who demand the kind of customer service and support that Chase Plastics is known for throughout the industry on a local level,” said Chase Plastics Vice President of Sales, Alan Arduini. “By forming Chase Plastics de Mexico, we’re better positioned to meet the demand in Mexico for responsiveness, extensive materials knowledge and application expertise. This is a win-win for companies in Mexico and Chase as we continue to grow together.”
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BC Partners in Exclusive Talks for Majority Stake in Keter Plastic

BC Partners in Exclusive Talks for Majority Stake in Keter Plastic

European private equity house BC Partners [BCPRT.UL] is in exclusive talks to buy a majority stake in Israeli furniture maker Keter Plastic in a deal that could value Keter at nearly $1.6 billion, according to a source familiar with the talks. Keter's owner, Sami Sagol, and his advisers had previously selected BC Partners along with U.S. buyout fund Carlyle (CG.O) and CVC [CVC.UL] to submit binding offers.
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BASF Boosts R&D in Asia Pacific for Automotive Coatings

BASF Boosts R&D in Asia Pacific for Automotive Coatings

BASF is stepping up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings in a new world-class platform at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. At these state-of-the-art coatings and coating resins laboratories, the company’s R&D team is innovating to address regional automotive customers’ growing demands for high-performance, quality and flexible coatings solutions with a lower environmental impact. “We anticipated early the growth potential of the automotive industry in Asia, as well as the build up of R&D capacities of our customers,” said Peter Fischer, Senior Vice President, Coatings Solutions, Asia Pacific, BASF. “One key enabler for future success is the globalization of our R&D landscape and to establish an organization to meet future market needs. That is what we did. We target to increase our R&D personnel in Asia Pacific, mostly in China.”
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Solar Impulse 2 Heads for Finish Line in Round-the-World Flight

Solar Impulse 2 Heads for Finish Line in Round-the-World Flight

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off on what is expected to be the final leg of its solar-powered round-the-world voyage. Today at 23:28 GMT (July 24, 1:28 am EET), the single-seater aircraft took off from Cairo International Airport with Bertrand Piccard at the controls. After a ten day layover in Cairo due to pilot illness and poor weather, Solar impulse 2 is now on the 17th leg of its journey, which is expected to end in two days at the starting point in Abu Dhabi.
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METYX Composites Doubles Production Site in Turkey

METYX Composites Doubles Production Site in Turkey

METYX Composites, a division of textiles company Telateks AS, plans to double production facilities at its main manufacturing centre in Manisa, Turkey. The existing factory is being linked to a newly acquired site, which combined provide a total of 2.3 hectares (23,000 m2) of production and warehousing space. The expanded site is almost twice the size of the current factory, providing the company with the space to double weaving capacity for glass and carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics and add more tooling and kitting capacity.
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Covestro a Premium Partner of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga

Covestro a Premium Partner of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga

Covestro has become a new premium partner of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (the German Ice Hockey League, or DEL). The company and the sports league have agreed to enter into an initial four-year partnership, starting with the coming 2016-2017 season. The Covestro logo will be displayed under the ice in all DEL arenas and on the referees’ helmets. Other elements of the partnership are branding on backdrops for TV broadcasts and for sports news coverage, as well as branding on the official puck beginning with the 2017-2018 season. “The DEL’s commitment and our high-performance materials are the perfect combination to ensure fans will enjoy games that are thrilling, but also safe,” says Patrick Thomas, CEO of Covestro. “This is what we want to make visible and build upon together in the future,” Lutz says. “We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with the German Ice Hockey League.”
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Innovia to Focus Solely on BOPP Business

Innovia to Focus Solely on BOPP Business

Three months ago, PlasticsToday reported that specialty films manufacturer Innovia (Cumbria, UK) sold off its cellulose films business to Futamura, a privately-owned Japanese manufacturer of cellulose and polymeric films for the packaging market. Now with the deal closed, Innovia is moving forward on building and strengthening its specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films business. The business, which makes the specialist Guardian banknote material, is concentrating its efforts on primary global core markets—high performance advanced polymer solutions for labels, packaging, tobacco, and security films.
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Broadwater Develops FRP Covers for Radiotherapy Machine

Broadwater Develops FRP Covers for Radiotherapy Machine

Broadwater Mouldings Ltd has developed a range of fiber reinforced plastic parts for a radiotherapy systems designed to improve targeting of tumour tissue. Human care company Elektra asked Broadwater to mold the parts needed for the world’s first high-field high energy magnetic resonance image guided linear accelerator (MR-linac) platform.
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Akro-Plastic Highlighting Lightweight Design at K 2016

Akro-Plastic Highlighting Lightweight Design at K 2016

At this year’s K Show, German manufacturer of engineering plastic compounds Akro-Plastic (Hall 06, Booth B42) has opted to focus on the highly topical theme of lightweight design, the guiding factor for the company when it comes to product development. Based in Niederzissen, Germany, this member of the Feddersen Group - whose services include toll compounding, material testing, project planning, and development of formulations – has expanded its Akromid Lite family (PA-based with chemically coupled PP) to include products that not only reduce weight but also deliver a range of technical enhancements to specific properties.
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Toy Maker Adopts Recycled-Content Composite

Toy Maker Adopts Recycled-Content Composite

Toymakers are taking the lead on sustainable plastics, according to Kevin Ireland, the communications manager for Green Dot, a Kansas-based producer of secondary plastics resins as well as bioplastics and biocomposites. Among the homes for recycled plastic has been Luke’s Toy Factory, Danbury, Connecticut. The company was looking for a biocomposite material for its American-made toy trucks and trains, according to Ireland. “They wanted something with a natural wood look and feel that could also be injection molded to make the parts of the vehicle,” he adds.
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A Carbon Fiber Golf Car

A Carbon Fiber Golf Car

The showcar is the result of cooperation between Mercedes-Benz designers, Daimler's Think & Act Tank Business Innovation and the well-known golf cart manufacturer Garia. Vehicles with Mercedes-Benz design are already to be seen on water, on land and in the air. Now they will also be seen on golf courses. As a "real sports car", the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car authentically transfers the unmistakable Mercedes-Benz automobile design idiom of sensual purity to a premium-class golf cart. The showcar is the result of cooperation between Mercedes-Benz designers, Daimler's Think & Act Tank Business Innovation and the golf cart manufacturer Garia
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Polished Design for Candy Pouch Boosts Product sales 500%

Polished Design for Candy Pouch Boosts Product sales 500%

A most unusual taste combination, Little Bird Curious Confections’ candied jalapeño peppers were born one day when company co-founder Sara Meyers began experimenting in the kitchen with candying everything in sight. Says husband and co-founder Corey Meyers, “We joke that we had to keep the kids out of the kitchen, or she would have candied them!” After receiving overwhelming praise for the products from co-workers, the Meyers began selling candied jalapeño products, as well as other candied treats, at venues such as flea markets and local boutiques. But to take their product to the next level, they needed to upgrade their packaging from a cellophane bag with sticker to a professional, polished presentation. Upon meeting with creative agency BrandFire, Corey Meyers says, “the ideas just started flowing.” From there, BrandFire assumed the rebranding of the product, in addition to the package design.
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Strata Manufacturing PJSC Awarded Multi-Year Contract by Boeing to Manufacture 787 Vertical Fin

Strata Manufacturing PJSC Awarded Multi-Year Contract by Boeing to Manufacture 787 Vertical Fin

Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract by Boeing to manufacture vertical fins for the 787 Dreamliner family. The agreement, announced at the Farnborough Air Show, further expands the organization’s role as a direct supplier of primary aerostructure components to Boeing Commercial Airplanes programs. Under the terms of the agreement, Strata will manufacture the composite vertical fin for the 787 Dreamliner at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
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Exova Tests Robot Bike Co’s new Design for the Future of Cycling

Exova Tests Robot Bike Co’s new Design for the Future of Cycling

Exova recently provided testing services on the carbon fibre tubing of Robot Bike Co’s R160 customised bike frame. Exova performed mechanical testing including tensile, compression and shear testing, and physical testing including fibre volume and void content, on composite coupons from the frame’s material. The frame itself is made using the latest in additive manufacturing technology, or 3D printing, and all bikes are bespoke with frame specifications unique to each customer.
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Intuitive PETG Thermoformed Package Shines for NorthStar

Intuitive PETG Thermoformed Package Shines for NorthStar

The RadioGenix system is used by radiopharmacies and nuclear medicine departments for the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions. There are some 380 of these specialty commercial radiopharmacies in operation in the U.S. For Madison, WI-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC, the package holds and protects three separate bags filled with liquid reagents—one of which is caustic—and its tubing during shipping, handling, and storage. Packaging also includes an RFID chip “all in one elegant, self-contained, tamper-proof package,” says Edmond J. Fennell, NorthStar’s VP, Business Development. “The clear plastic allows visual inspection without the need to open the package.”
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Home Goods Maker Wins Recycling-Related Award

Home Goods Maker Wins Recycling-Related Award

In2green, a Hastings-on-Hudson, New York-based maker of home goods and accessories, has received an Icon Honor for Innovation award from the organizers of an annual event that took place in Atlanta July 14, 2016. In2green was recognized for its recycled-content polyester knit fabric, which is used to produce its line of indoor/outdoor throws, or blankets. Launched at the end of 2015 and manufactured in the United States, the products are made with polyester yarns made from post-consumer plastic bottles. Approximately 78 plastic bottles are used to create a 48-inch-by-60-inch In2green eco-luxury throw.
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