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Jan 26, 2015 | Product News

Sekisui Plastics at NPE2015: To Unveil Styrenic-based Moldable Foam Resin for Auto & more

Sekisui Plastics USA will introduce grades of Piocelan® moldable foam resin, a hybrid of styrenic and olefin components at NPE2015. Used in automotive components for energy absorption and weight reduction, the new grades offer improved properties.

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Jan 26, 2015 | Industry News

Trexel’s MuCell Foaming Technology Changes the Economics of Thin Wall Packaging

Trexel supplies MuCell foaming technology that creates a microcellular material structure in plastic parts providing multiple processing advantages. The MuCell technology involves the introduction of N or CO2 as the foaming agent into the polymer.

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Jan 23, 2015 | Industry News

BBMC’s Production Capacity from Emerging Technologies to Reach 7.4 Mn MT in 2018: Lux Research

Led by growth in U.S. and Brazil, the global capacity to produce bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) from emerging technologies will rise to over 7.4 million metric tons in 2018, more than tripling from 2008 levels, according to Lux Research.

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Jan 23, 2015 | Industry News

Symphony’s d2w Oxo-biodegradable Technology Receives ABNT’s Coveted Eco-label

Symphony announces that its d2w oxo-biodegradable technology has been certified by ABNT and has been awarded the coveted Eco-Label. The criteria for awarding an Eco-label are to preserve environment quality and minimize pollution caused by plastics.

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Jan 23, 2015 | Product News

Lehvoss Launches Highly Resilient PA 66 Compounds for Automotive Gear Wheels

Lehvoss develops thermoplastic compounds that make it possible to produce gear wheels that are more resilient when compared to acetal, nylon, and PBT even at elevated temperatures. New PA 66 compounds have been developed subject to high stresses.

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Jan 26, 2015 | Industry News

Demand in Auto Applications Augments Bio-based PP Market Growth: Grand View Research

Global bio-based PP market is expected to reach USD 36.19 million by 2020; according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Supportive regulatory and political landscape to promote bioplastics coupled with growing demand from automotive.

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Jan 26, 2015 | Industry News

Avery Dennison & L’Oreal Team up to Find & Reduce Packaging Labels’ Environmental Impact

L’Oreal Americas & Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify & reduce environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle. The collaboration has already produced a comprehensive Avery Dennison Greenprint™ assessment.

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Jan 23, 2015 | Industry News

Brückner at ICE EU: To Present Latest Technologies for BOPP & BOPET Functional Films

At ICE Europe 2015 in Munich Brückner Maschinenbau will present latest technologies for the manufacture of innovative, high value functional films. For those who are heading for new BOPP film applications Brückner will present high-value solutions.

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Jan 23, 2015 | Industry News

ENGEL at Plastindia: To Show Plastic Pipe Fittings Production via Injection Molding Machine

Compact production cells, fast mold changes and flexible technology integration: at PLASTINDIA 2015, ENGEL will be demonstrating how to achieve premium product quality and the lowest possible unit costs with tie-bar-less injection molding machines.

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Jan 23, 2015 | Industry News

KRAIBURG’s COPEC® TPE Finds Application in Flexible Safety Glasses Frame

The flexible safety glasses frame employs COPEC® Thermoplastic Elastomers from the specialist manufacturer KRAIBURG TPE. COPEC® is processed as part of dual-component injection molding with polycarbonate. It Offers unbeatable feel and repels dirt.

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