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Video Documents Road Trip of Plastic-Filled Tiny House

Video Documents Road Trip of Plastic-Filled Tiny House

Project designed to show how plastics enable energy efficiency. Last November, PlasticsToday toured a tiny house in the company of Zack Giffin, co-host of Tiny House Nation on the FYI network, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The Plastics Make it Possible program from the American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC) worked with Giffin to build the ingeniously designed 170-square-foot house that uses a plethora of plastic materials to create an energy-efficient home. Obviously, the same techniques can be applied to larger homes, saving homeowners money while reducing their energy dependence.
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U.S. Regulators Nix 54.5 mpg Target for 2025

U.S. Regulators Nix 54.5 mpg Target for 2025

Stronger than anticipated demand for trucks and SUVs has led U.S. federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025. Car manufacturers in the U.S. are on track to meet the corporate average fuel economy targets for the 2025 model year, a new report said, but the highly publicized fuel economy target of 54.5 mpg appears to be out of reach, as American consumers continue to favour larger size vehicles than was anticipated.
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UNTHA Shredder Targets Plastic Scrap

UNTHA Shredder Targets Plastic Scrap

Equipment company’s QR series provides high performance with the single-shaft shredder. UNTHA, headquartered in Kuchl, Austria, has expanded its line of products with the launch of its QR series of shredders. UNTHA notes that with the QR series, operators can avoid unscheduled downtime with the next generation of reliable, versatile, high-performance single-shaft shredders.
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Twin-Sheet Thermoforming Offers Advantage Over Blow Molding for 3D Air Ducts

Twin-Sheet Thermoforming Offers Advantage Over Blow Molding for 3D Air Ducts

Molded from lightweight cross-linked polyethylene foam, these ducts offer superior sound damping and thermal insulation properties. A leading Spanish automotive supplier has put its third twin-sheet thermoforming line into operation for the manufacture of ducts for automobile air conditioning. The UAR 155g machine was supplied by Illig of Germany.
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Berry Plastics: New Decorating Process Permits Plastic Spirits Closures

Berry Plastics: New Decorating Process Permits Plastic Spirits Closures

Berry Plastics has launched Luster, a family of decorating processes that offers a variety of decor options for plastic closures for the spirits market. Hot foil stamp printing, which results in a luxurious appearance, is currently available in custom and stock colors at its Bowling Green, Ky., manufacturing facility.
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Feddem Showcasing Complete Systems Excellence at K-2016

Feddem Showcasing Complete Systems Excellence at K-2016

For the third time in a row, Feddem GmbH & Co. KG will be exhibiting at the K trade show, Europe’s biggest bash for the plastics industry held every three years in Dusseldorf, Germany. As a manufacturer of extrusion and compounding lines and a member of the Feddersen Group, the company’s focus this year will be its expertise as a supplier of complete systems.
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All DesignDaily News
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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AutomotiveDaily News
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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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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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