DOJ Files Criminal Charges Against ABC Polymer for Worker’s Death

The employee was pulled through the rollers of plastic sheet machinery and died as a result in 2017....

Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Bioplastics News Stream

Hair styling biopolymers market, Harvard review, skin-deep biopolymer payment device, charting the bioplastics pipeline, bio-based PVC for automotive....

Thu, 18 Aug 2022
CA SB 54 Plastic Packaging Law: Three Questions Answered

How to prepare for the sustainable packaging supply-chain ripple effect of California’s new law, which puts the onus on brand...

Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Zotefoams to Showcase New Sustainable Foam Products at K 2022

The Ecozote Sustainability+ LDPE closed-cell, crosslinked foams with 30% recycled content are suited for transportation, packaging, and insulation applications....

Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Plastics by the Numbers

Plastic market reports for polystyrene packaging, elastomers and plastomers, PHA, thermoforms, global plastics, automotive, and more are featured in this...

Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Trexel CEO Passes Away 'Doing What He Loved'

Brian Bechard died of a heart attack while competing in a rowing race on the Merrimack River. He was 48....

Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Injection Mold Technology Integrates Several Production Steps, Including Assembly

Braunform will demo its RotaricE² concept with the production of a pharmaceutical cap at the Arburg booth at K 2022....

Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Resin Price Report: Buyers Have Pricing Power, but Wrangle with Delivery Delays

It may take a major hurricane or significant production disruption before the dynamic shifts away from resin buyers and back...

Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Measured Dosing Closure Reloads in Seconds

Ecommerce-approved MeaSure closure from Silgan Dispensing provides one-hand, premeasured dispensing convenience in markets from cleaners to personal care....

Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Finnish Company Converts Waste Plastic into Infinitely Recyclable Material

VTT spinoff Olefy uses gasification technology to turn plastic waste into high-value virgin-grade plastics....

Tue, 16 Aug 2022
Reshoring Provides Safe Harbor for Medical Manufacturing

A key part of the reshoring process is successful tooling transfer. Here are some pointers....

Tue, 16 Aug 2022
PLA Bioplastic Boosted by ADM, LG Chem Joint Ventures

US, South Korea JVs will annually produce 150,000 tons of lactic acid from corn and 75,000 tons of polylactic acid...

Tue, 16 Aug 2022
Breaking News in Flexible Packaging

STRAP tech funded, Constantia Flexibles buys, rPET into food-grade films, PVOH benefits, food waste reductions, "cool" paper packaging breakthrough....

Tue, 16 Aug 2022
DSM Launches Bio-based Polyamide

Stanyl B-MB halves the carbon footprint of conventional Stanyl polyamide yet delivers identical performance and quality....

Tue, 16 Aug 2022
Electric Vehicles Next Growth Engine for Plastics

Thermal management and enclosures for EV batteries have been identified as applications ripe for growth....

Tue, 16 Aug 2022
Molder Beware: Are You Unknowingly Signing on to Implied Warranties?

Before signing a supply agreement with your customer, be sure to disclaim all implied warranties. Failure to do so could...

Mon, 15 Aug 2022
Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical Boosts Capacity at Massachusetts Facility

Part of Sweden’s Trelleborg Group, the company is investing several million dollars to expand cleanroom extrusion and molding capabilities....

Mon, 15 Aug 2022
ATO-Alternative Synergist for Flame-Retardant Polymers Also Functions as Biocide

Tolsa’s ADINS range of modified, naturally occurring silicate clay addresses safety concerns involving antimony trioxide (ATO). It will exhibit the...

Sat, 13 Aug 2022
J&J Inks Bioprinting Deal with Korea’s T&R Biofab

The agreement furthers the development of resorbable implants using T&R Biofab’s bioprinting technology....

Fri, 12 Aug 2022
How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Injection Molding

Keeping moldability front of mind from the outset of an injection molding project can save thousands of dollars....

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Tips for Buying a New — or Not So New — Extrusion Line

Replacing your old extrusion line with a brand new one could improve your bottom line. But there are no guarantees,...

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Lightweighting Win: New Polypropylene Opens Automotive Doors

Automotive design engineers have achieved lightweighting success with polypropylene for decades, but large interior panels present ongoing challenges. A new...

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Agilent Broadens Polymer Offerings with New Acquisition

Agilent has now expanded its portfolio in liquid chromatography and the GPC/SEC market with its recent acquisition of Polymer Standards...

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Polymers Key Enablers in Driver Assistance Systems

Radar-permeable polymers are hydrolysis-stabilized, dimensionally stable, and cost effective to process using laser transmission welding....

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Theranos Whistleblower, Segway Inventor Scheduled to Speak at BIOMEDevice Boston

Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung, Segway inventor Dean Kamen, and a panel of senior-level executives from MedExecWomen will deliver keynotes at...

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Inside Honeywell’s Advanced Recycling Research

Extensive R&D operations near Chicago include a pilot plant dedicated to optimizing chemical recycling for mixed material plastic packaging....

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Bioplastics Companies Struggle to Meet Demand

Brand owners are pressuring the biopolymers industry to commercialize materials and ramp up production, IDTechEx reports....

Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Stryker Builds Out Additive Manufacturing Capacity in Ireland

The new facility is adjacent to the worldwide headquarters of Stryker’s AMagine Institute, a center of excellence for additive manufacturing....

Wed, 10 Aug 2022
Plastic Part and Mold Design Considerations, Part 1

Most product designers are inexperienced in designing injection molded parts because of the long learning curve. In part 1 of...

Wed, 10 Aug 2022
Extended Producer Responsibility: Gateway to the Circular Economy or Stealth Tax?

A key part of California’s single-use plastics law, Extended Producer Responsibility eventually could lead to cost savings through better product...

Tue, 09 Aug 2022