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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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Scientists Develop Plastic Flexible Magnetic Memory Device

Scientists Develop Plastic Flexible Magnetic Memory Device

Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the National University of Singapore led a research team to successfully embed a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future. It looks like a small piece of transparent film with tiny engravings on it, and is flexible enough to be bent into a tube. Yet, this piece of "smart" plastic demonstrates excellent performance in terms of data storage and processing capabilities. This novel invention, developed by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future.
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DuPont Performance Materials Starts Operations at Shenzhen, China

DuPont Performance Materials Starts Operations at Shenzhen, China

DuPont Performance Materials (DuPont) has formally expanded its capacity by inaugurating its largest engineering plastics compounding plant located in the Guangming New District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The site produces a variety of DuPont products, including Zytel® polyamide (PA), Crastin® (PBT), Delrin® acetal (POM) resins, Bynel® adhesive resins, and Fusabond® resins, to primarily serve automotive, industrial and consumer, and packaging markets in both China and the Asia Pacific region.
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Chase Plastics Sets Up Mexican Subsidiary

Chase Plastics Sets Up Mexican Subsidiary

Resin distributor responds to demand for local customer support. Chase Plastic Services (Clarkston, MI), one of the leading plastics distributors in the United States, has announced the establishment of a subsidiary, Chase Plastics de Mexico, in Queretaro. The company has served customers in Mexico for more than a decade, but it has decided it can better serve plastics processors and OEMs in Mexico by providing locally based customer service and a comprehensive product line of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics.
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Market Conditions Force Closure of Reclaimer Entropex

Market Conditions Force Closure of Reclaimer Entropex

Entropex, one of North America's largest plastics reclaimers, has laid off employees, ceased operations and will be put up for sale. The Sarnia, Ontario-based company has laid off most of its 155 employees and ceased operations. The firm, which worked out of a 180,000-square-foot complex, specializes in sorting and recycling non-bottle rigid plastics made from a variety of resins. It produces recycled resins and compounds for use in a variety of products.
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Montgomery Acquires Idled MRF From IREP

Montgomery Acquires Idled MRF From IREP

The city of Montgomery and its Solid Waste Disposal Authority have signed an agreement to acquire the material recovery facility (MRF) and adjacent lot from its current owner and former operator, Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP), for $625,000 and other considerations. The MRF, which recovered recyclables from municpal solid waste (MSW) was built for about $35 million and was ballyhooed at the time for the claim that it could recover for recycling close to 60 percent of the material delivered to its door. With the addition of waste-to-energy and composting components the MRF would see a landfill diversion rate topping 90 percent.
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Injection-Based Therapies Boosting Global Parenteral Packaging Market

Injection-Based Therapies Boosting Global Parenteral Packaging Market

Report anticipates the long-term global parenteral packaging market to increase at a CAGR of more than 10% from 2016 through 2026. Future Market Insights (FMI) notes the pharmaceutical industry has experienced “significant technological advancements over the last few years. As a result, recent advancement in routes of drug administration is shaping the market demand for parenteral products far surpasses production.”
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