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ELIX Polymers Launches ABS 3D Printing R&D Project in Collaboration With AIMPLAS

ELIX Polymers Launches ABS 3D Printing R&D Project in Collaboration With AIMPLAS

Tarragona, July 20, 2016 – A new “ABS 3D printing” R&D project initiated by specialty ABS producer ELIX Polymers aims to develop advanced versions of the terpolymer specifically for 3D printing using Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), more commonly known as Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). ELIX’s aim is to create materials that will produce parts with better mechanical properties such as resistance to impact, low warpage, dimensional precision and high resolution.
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Can Plastic Pipes Help Fix Our Water Infrastructure?

Can Plastic Pipes Help Fix Our Water Infrastructure?

Water is in the news these days. Droughts. Lead in drinking water. Rate hikes. The plight of Flint, MI, residents raised serious questions about the safety of that city’s drinking water. While early questions revolved around health effects related to lead pipes, the problem shined a spotlight on the city’s aging water delivery infrastructure. Unfortunately, Flint is not alone…many other U.S. cities and towns also are facing water infrastructure challenges.
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Ford, Jose Cuervo Team Up to Make Car Parts from Agave

Ford, Jose Cuervo Team Up to Make Car Parts from Agave

Ford Motor Company and Jose Cuervo® are exploring the use of agave plants to develop a sustainable bioplastic material to incorporate in vehicles, giving the agave fiber byproduct a second chance at usefulness. Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.
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$13 Million in State Aid Gets Tessy Plastics to Expand in Van Buren, NY

$13 Million in State Aid Gets Tessy Plastics to Expand in Van Buren, NY

Van Buren, N.Y. — Tessy Plastics Corp. is going forward with a $31 million expansion near Baldwinsville, thanks to $13.5 million in aid from the state. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will give Tessy a $10 million grant and $3.5 million in tax credits to expand its plant on State Fair Boulevard in Van Buren instead of building a new facility in South Carolina.
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BusinessDaily News
Plastics Capital Acquires Synpac Limited For 3.1 Million

Plastics Capital Acquires Synpac Limited For 3.1 Million

Plastics Capital (AIM: PLA), the niche plastics products group, announces the acquisition of Synpac Limited (“Synpac”) for a maximum cash consideration of £3.1 million, on a cash and debt-free basis, to be satisfied from existing debt facilities (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing in the first full financial year following completion
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Westlake Chemical Resumes Operations in Calvert City Plant

Westlake Chemical Resumes Operations in Calvert City Plant

Westlake Chemical Corporation WLK has announced that its Calvert City, KY complex is in the process of resuming work, following the unexpected shut down in Jun 2016 due to the mechanical failure of its ethylene unit. This led to a complete outage of the complex, resulting in stopping all production including EDC, VCM, Chlor-Alkali and PVC resin. The outage will impact the second and third quarter financial results by about $40 million, with nearly half of this amount affecting the third quarter.
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US Roto Molding Locates in Hampton County; Plastic Molding in Yemassee

US Roto Molding Locates in Hampton County; Plastic Molding in Yemassee

US Roto Molding, a manufacturer of plastic molding products headquartered in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, has established operations in Hampton County. The company recently purchased the former Dixie Poly Drum facility at 28 Dixie Poly Drive in Yemassee. Their initial investment of $500,000 has created five jobs in Hampton County with plans for further expansion as their market penetration grows.
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Tim Melita Named Graham Engineering VP of Operations

Tim Melita Named Graham Engineering VP of Operations

A former Husky Injection Molding Systems employee is the new vice president of operations with extrusion blow molding machine maker Graham Engineering Corporation. Tim Melita joins Graham Engineering from Teknor Apex, where he was plant manager. Previously he had served in manufacturing leadership roles with Botlon, Ont.-based Husky and the Allison Transmission division of General Motors as well as project management for Raytheon.
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BusinessDaily News
Tramec, LLC Acquires Kansas Plastics Company

Tramec, LLC Acquires Kansas Plastics Company

IOLA, Kan., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary E. Sullo, Tramec, LLC President and CEO, announced the acquisition of Kansas Plastics Company, Wellington, Kansas, a custom manufacturer of injection molded components and assemblies. Kansas Plastics Company will align with Tramec LLC's Tramec Sloan business unit adding injection-molding expertise to the company's existing portfolio of diversified United States based manufacturing capabilities. Mr. Sullo said, "Our acquisition of Kansas Plastics Company positions Tramec Sloan with the ability to offer increased value to our commercial vehicle customers and allows us to present our existing manufacturing capabilities to Kansas Plastics Company's customer base."
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Indian Institute of Science scientists develop new graphene-infused packaging
Indian Institute of Science scientists develop new graphene-infused packaging

Indian Institute of Science scientists develop new graphene-infused packaging

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have developed a new type of packaging that incorporates a single layer of graphene to protect packaged goods from moisture. The newly developed material is capable of preventing water molecules from entering packaged products, such as electronics and medicines.
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BusinessDaily NewsExtrusion
New leadership announced for Tekni-Plex’s films and closure liners divisions
New leadership announced for Tekni-Plex’s films and closure liners divisions

New leadership announced for Tekni-Plex’s films and closure liners divisions

Packaging company Tekni-Plex (Wayne, PA) has announced new leadership for its films and closure liners business divisions. David Andrulonis has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s global Tri-Seal closure liners business unit and Kirk Rumsey has been promoted to Vice President of Procurement and General Manager of the company’s U.S. Tekni Films business.
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Greiner Packaging launches new packaging foils coextrusion facility in Austria

Greiner Packaging launches new packaging foils coextrusion facility in Austria

Greiner Packaging has announced the launch of the new coextrusion barrier foil facility at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria. Co-financed by Greiner Packaging, the coextrusion barrier foil facility has been launched as part of the Greiner Packaging’s competence headquarters launched to further develop essential plastics processing technologies for the manufacture of low-migration, multi-layer plastic barrier packaging.
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Report: World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion

Report: World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion

The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created by Portland, Ore.-based Big Market Research, also noted that the high production cost of bioplastics may hamper the market growth to a certain extent.
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Infiana Group expands operations at Pennsylvania and Germany sites
Infiana Group expands operations at Pennsylvania and Germany sites

Infiana Group expands operations at Pennsylvania and Germany sites

Infiana (Forchheim, Germany) is investing $22 million in the expansion of its operations at its sites in Forchheim, and Malvern, PA. The construction of the two coating facilities is scheduled for the first half of next year and preparations are already underway. In Forchheim, the specialty films company is investing in a state-of-the-art thermal coating system and in Malvern a new printing and coating system will be installed.
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3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships
3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

3D-printing pens change plastic filaments into a gel that hardens when it hits the air, allowing users to create sculptures freehand. A new company thinks that using all that plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of 3D pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. It's called the Renegade and it's seeking backers on Kickstarter now.
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