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Plastics Processes

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June 19, 2020  

Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs

A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.

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June 10, 2020  

Aoki, R&D/Leverage form North American alliance

Missouri-based R&D/Leverage is now the North American designer and tool builder for Aoki in the injection stretch blow molding sector.

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June 9, 2020  

RJG adds Bole injection molding machine to North Carolina training centre

The Bole 100 EKS C340 is a servo driven hydraulic machine with 110 tons of clamping force.

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June 4, 2020  

Belplas now representing Stirling in Central and Eastern Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based company has been appointed as Stirling’s exclusive representative for its Sterling line of auxiliary equipment for the injection molding and blow molding industries.

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June 4, 2020  

Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey

The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.

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June 4, 2020  

Maguire offering flexible PET shield for safe social distancing

The company’s Jordan Defense Shield can be installed and uninstalled quickly and is made to fit any space by simply unrolling the shield to the required length.

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June 3, 2020  

Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia

Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

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June 2, 2020  

Engel, Hack Formenbau partner on high-volume system that molds COVID-19 test swabs

The two longtime collaborators have developed an integrated system that allows plastics processors to produce two-component test swabs in high volumes and with short lead times.

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June 2, 2020  

Nordson expands medical tubing offerings with Fluortek acquisition

Easton, Pa.-based Fluortek will become part of the Nordson Medical product line within Nordson’s Advanced Technology Solutions segment.

Feature
June 2, 2020  

Extraordinary times, extraordinary dryers

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the science behind molding plastic parts doesn’t change. Which means it’s just as critical now as ever to dry plastics in the processing phase. These new technologies really bring the heat.

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May 26, 2020  

Pandemic pauses North American plastics machinery shipments during first quarter

But a new report by the Plastics Industry Association does show increases in some areas.

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May 21, 2020  

Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.

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May 21, 2020  

New Wittmann Battenfeld router offers safe remote access

The company says its latest generation of injection molding machines offer secure access to an entire production cell, for enhanced plant floor safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 21, 2020  

Novatec releases ScrubX sanitizing system for factories

The patent-pending technology is designed to remove and sanitize dust and plastic particulate that may have been exposed to harmful airborne pathogens, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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May 20, 2020  

Plastics Pipe Institute announces winners of annual project awards

PPI handed out awards to the winners of its annual Project of the Year competition in five categories during its annual meeting, and also named new Members of the Year.

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May 18, 2020  

New safety standard for plastic sheet and film machinery

The Machinery Safety Standards Committee of the U.S.-based Plastics Industry has released a new American National Standards Institute-accredited safety standard for plastic sheet and film machinery.

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May 15, 2020  

Nordson names Joseph Kelley as new CFO

Effective July 6, Kelley will succeed outgoing executive vice president and CFO Gregory Thaxton, who announced his plans to retire in December 2019.

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May 15, 2020  

Good Natured Products completes acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming

The $9.5-million purchase was first announced in March 2020.

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May 15, 2020  

Milton, Ontario processor Keter developing face shields for war on COVID-19

Plastic goods maker Keter North America has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Milton and also in Anderson, Indiana.

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May 14, 2020  

Italy postpones plastic tax as part of economic recovery plan

The plastic tax, originally included in Italy’s 2020 Budget Law and set to come into effect this year, is being pushed back until at least January 2021.