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Plastics News (UK) 07/02/2020 10:49
I like to keep a positive attitude, but 2020 is trying my patience. But I'll say one good thing about the year so far: People seem to be more open about sharing their opinions. I know what you're thinking. And yes, sometimes it gets to be too much. We've all seen lots of unfriending on Facebook and endless fights on Twitter. Some folks even take a complete break from social media to get away from the constant stream of other people's opinions. The arguments about plastic straws and impeachment a year ago were nothing compared to the battles we see now about wearing face masks and opening barber shops. The willingness to share opinions is obvious on the Plastics News editorial page, too. Before this year, we frequently ran little teasers in
Plastics News (UK) 07/02/2020 08:30
The name game. Does it seem like the world has changed during the past six months? Or at least your perception of the world? It has, obviously, in many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many big ways. Also in some small ways. Not to make light of what's been an absolute staggering first half of the year, but how many of you thought that you'd also have to learn a new name for the biggest compounder in North America? That's right, when we logged on to email on July 1, we found that . The new name reflects a completion of its acquisition of Clariant AG's masterbatches business, a $1.44 billion deal. It adds a business with annual sales of $1.1 billion, 46 manufacturing sites in 29 countries and 3,500 employees. "They.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 16:46
As state governments grapple with how to bolster weak markets for recycled plastics and other materials, they're increasingly looking at laws requiring companies to use recycled content in packaging. New Jersey, for example, is considering new legislation that would be among the strictest in the country in mandating recycled plastic in a wide range of beverage bottles, rigid containers, trash bags and carryout bags, along with recycled content in glass and paper packaging. It mirrors actions underway in other states, particularly around plastic bottles. The legislature in Washington state, for example, passed a law in March mandating recycled plastic in beverage bottles, starting at 10 percent and rising to 50 percent.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 13:52
Twelve Japanese companies are working with Anellotech Inc. in a joint venture to invest in chemical recycling technology. The new R Plus Japan Ltd. will prove financial backing for the further advancement of Pearl River, N.Y.-based Anellotech's Plas-TCat technology for recycling used plastics, with a target for commercialization in 2027. In Japan, most plastics beyond PET bottles end up being incinerated.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 10:36
KraussMaffei Group GmbH says it has developed the world’s most modern recompounding line featuring a proprietary cutter-compactor unit for pre-treating post-consumer waste of any type and a turnkey module for recycling it. The Hanover, Germany-based machine engineering firm says its EdelweissCompounding technology offers a two-stage extrusion system comprised of two twin-screw extruders arranged in a series for melt processing and compounding. The use of two twin-screw extruders is a novelty compared to past combinations of a single-screw and a twin-screw extruder, according to KraussMaffei, which says the benefits include high degassing capacities, odor removal, ideal dispersive and dispersing mixing effects, and gentle melt treatment with.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 10:33
The Maag Group says its Extrex6 brand pressure booster melt pump is helping Chinese manufacturers like Nanhai Nanxin Wufangbu produce non-woven fabrics for face masks to protect against COVID-19. The Swiss company, which has operated in China for several years and has its own branch offices and plants, says it is on track for a record year in the extrusion pump sector despite difficult pandemic and economic conditions.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 10:29
Northfield, Minn.-based LiteSentry LLC came up with a version of its distortion inspection technology for sheet plastic extrusion applications, including architecture. The Osprey 9 CW provides real-time inspection and measurement of optical distortions over the entire web of polycarbonate and acrylic in continuous products. The inspection happens soon after the forming process but prior to cutting into sheets so extruders can recognize distortion issues and use process control information to adapt forming variables, such as thickness. LiteSentry says several sheet plastic extruders that service the architectural industry use the equipment, which is a refined version of the technology it has provided glass fabricators for 20 years. The syste.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 10:27
Robot manufacturer Sepro America is offering free training webinars to customers wanting to limit travel and face-to-face meetings during the global pandemic. The Warrenndale, Pa.-based company, which offers a wide selection of robots to the plastics industry, says the webinars will cover basic use of the control pendant, simple pick and place programming, editing a program, work zones and the injection molding machine interface and optimizing the robot cycle. The webinars can be conducted in English, Spanish or French and will take up to. 90 minutes.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 10:25
Belgium-based Boucherie Borghi Group and Germany-based Illig Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG are working together as system providers to the oral care, medical care and personal care markets. The Boucherie Borghi Group builds machinery for brush manufacturers while Illig builds thermoforming machines, tooling systems and packaging systems. The companies say they are bundling their expertise for customers needing machinery for producing toothbrushes, personal care brushes and household and industrial brooms and brushes as well machinery for packaging the products. The partnering companies say in a press release that customers will receive complete solutions that will allow them to “respond quickly to global market changes and present their produc.
Plastics News (UK) 07/01/2020 10:17
Join us on July 21 at 2pm (est) for the Polymer Points Livestream. Resin is the single largest component cost of many plastic products. Take a look at topics affecting resin supply, demand and pricing with Plastics News Senior Reporter Frank Esposito. Presented to Plastics News Subscribers only.

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