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Nov 28, 2014 | Industry News

CARBIOS Depolymerizes 90% of Renewably-sourced PLA Material in 48 hrs. Using Enzymatic Process

Carbios announces that it successfully managed to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material – a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources – in only 48 hours, using its cutting-edge patented enzymatic process.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

Scientists Unveil Technology Using Natural Wood Fibers to Reinforce Plastic Materials

NSF-funded scientist, a professor at Univ. of Southern Mississippi's school of polymers and high performance materials, is collaborating with researchers at Oregon State Univ. on a new technology that uses natural wood fibers to reinforce plastic materials.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

Husky Showcased Beverage Packaging Solutions for PET Preform & Closure Manufacturing at CBB

Husky Injection Molding Systems exhibited at International Brew and Beverage Processing Technology and Equipment Exhibition for China (CBB). It demonstrated its line of beverage packaging solutions for PET preform and closure manufacturing.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

UK’s Chancellor Inaugurates Victrex’s 16 Mn Pound APTIV® Thermoplastic Film Plant

Victrex’s new manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic films was officially opened by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Victrex has invested £16 million to increase its capacity to supply APTIV® film for key industries.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

Kiefel’s ASC Riveting Machines Used to Develop External Airbags to Protect Pedestrians

Following Volvo, an additional vehicle manufacturer is introducing pedestrian airbags to reduce the consequences of the collision for people. The external airbags are riveted on the ASC riveting systems of the machine manufacturer Kiefel.

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Nov 28, 2014 | Industry News

Crustacean Shell Waste to be Converted into Biobased Polymers Under Chibio Project

The ChiBio project will develop an integrated biorefinery platform transforming the chemical constituents of EU, African and Asian crustacean shell waste into “drop-in” and novel chemical intermediates to produce high value bio-based polymers.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

Rinco Gets Two U.S. Patents for Ultrasonic Film Sealing Tech. for Flexible Pouch Packaging

Rinco Ultrasonics has been awarded two U.S. patents for its PPS0145 film sealing technology for ultrasonic film sealing of flexible pouch packaging. New technology permits easy retrofit of existing heat seal stations with ultrasonic systems.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

Solvay’s Part Testing Lab. Enables MAHLE to Develop PA-based Complex Oil Filter Modules

Solvay Engineering Plastics, among the global leaders in advanced PA solutions, collaborates with MAHLE, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of high-quality automotive systems, in development of oil filter modules using Technyl® PA resins.

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Nov 27, 2014 | Industry News

BPF to Launch International Rotational Molding Conference ‘ARMO 2015’ in UK

The British Plastics Federation to launch ‘ARMO 2015’, an international rotational molding conference, which will take place on 13 – 15 September 2015 at Nottingham Conference Centre. This event will be one of the largest Rotational Molding events.

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Nov 26, 2014 | Product News

Stellar Films & Cardia Bioplastics Team up to Produce Biohybrid™ Personal Care Films

Australian Stellar Films and Cardia Bioplastics partnered to produce environmentally friendly, high quality and cost competitive Biohybrid™ films (based on renewable thermoplastics) tailored for global personal care and hygiene products industry.

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