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With the automotive industry’s continued focus on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, materials-maker SABIC is presenting a range of solutions at this year’s VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress in Mannheim, Germany. The solutions cross a range of application segments – from a vehicle’s exterior and glazing to components…

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Waste resources and recycling industry veterans Tony Moucachen and Emmie Leung have announced the name of their Ontario-based plastic packaging recycling company – ReVital Polymers Inc. – and unveiled a new website, revitalpolymers.com. Ms. Leung and Mr. Moucachen formed a partnership last summer to acquire the assets of Entropex including…

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Remember the time when everyone was saying "the future of shopping is online"? Seems like that future is now and the current reality is that shopping in bricks and mortars retail stores is a less essential part in the seller-buyer experience. Digital shopping, particularly for retail consumers, has not only…

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With the goal of spurring innovation to address customers’ engineering design challenges and accelerating speed to market for new, rigorously-tested products, Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today opened an advanced additive manufacturing center at its Singapore campus. This is Emerson’s second location to have additive manufacturing capabilities (making 3D objects from a…

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Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (“The Company” or “Mexichem”) announces that the U.S. International Trade Commission today found that imports of R-134a are causing or threatening to cause material injury to the U.S. industry producing R-134a. Today’s decision follows a year-long investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce, which found that…

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The outlook for Scientex Bhd, a plastic packaging firm, may hinge on the company’s US investment.UOBKayHian Research (UOBKH) said a new stretch-film plant in Arizona with a capacity of 30,000 tonnes per annum would see synergistic benefits from the company’s highly efficient manufacturing operations with savings in logistics costs. The…

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Flex Films has launched a special polyester film, F-PDP, with a modified surface on one side while the other side remains untreated. This film is digitally printable without any need for priming/ coating. This film can be directly printed without requiring printing plates/ cylinders as in the case of a…

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Polyplastics Co., Ltd. has released information about its recent development of unique materials that can improve customers' product quality in terms of fire-safety and other additional features. Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is an engineering resin with well-balanced properties. Different types of PBT can be created through the addition of various additives,…

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A. Schulman Inc., a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, today announced that it will increase its production capacity for color masterbatches in Europe. A. Schulman is at the forefront of the production of standard and customized color masterbatches. The Company has manufacturing plants for…

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The installation of a new 6-inch (150mm) Davis-Standard extruder and strategic line upgrades have enabled Mid South Extrusion of Monroe, Louisiana, to improve throughputs while delivering a broader slate of HDPE procession options. The modernizations were made to an existing Davis-Standard blown film line that has been in continuous operation…