Perstorp’s next-gen plastic alternative is fully safe for use in food packaging

September 14th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

September 14, 2016 Kari Embree Packaging The primary monomer in Perstorp’s Akestra thermoplastic co-polyester has been added to European Commission regulation regarding “plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food” (EU) No 10/2011. As a result, all components in the high performance plastic are now on the list… Materials

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Perstorp’s next-gen plastic alternative is fully safe for use in food packaging

Is there—or is there not—a lack of skilled workers?

September 4th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

September 04, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Business Recently I wrote a blog on a survey showing that the “skills gap” we hear so much about is a myth; that, in reality, there are plenty of workers out there to fill the demand for skilled labor. Besides, if all the manufacturing is moving beyond the U.S. border to Mexico and offshore to China, there… Automotive and Mobility

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Prism Plastics’ acquisition of Tech Molded Plastics called a ‘combination of equals’

June 30th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

June 30, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Injection Molding Prism Plastics (Chesterfield Township, MI), a high-precision plastic product company, has acquired Tech Molded Plastics Inc. (Meadville, PA), a full-service injection molding company specializing in tight-tolerance, precision molding and the manufacture of production injection molds. Prism is a… Business

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Covestro at K Show for the very first time

June 27th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

June 27, 2016 K Show Karen Laird Materials Sustainability K 2016 is a premiere for Covestro – the first time the company is appearing at the show under its new name. Speaking at the pre-K event organized last week in Cologne, Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas emphasized the role of the company’s innovative and sustainable materials in helping to make the world…

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Global glut of polyethylene, polypropylene to challenge margins for producers

May 20th, 2016 by admin | Permalink

May 20, 2016 Clare Goldsberry Materials Image courtesy Ohmega1982/ freedigitalphotos.net. A surge in new plastics chemical capacity coming from low-cost producers in North America, the Middle East and China is driving an oversupply in the global market for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). The glut will pressure margins for… Business

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