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Plastics semantics and words we can’t use in California

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites As a writer and journalist for the plastics industry, words are pretty important to me. That’s why I find the continued disagreements over the use of certain words in describing certain types of plastic materials disconcerting, if not rather silly.     read more

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Engel to host two-day packaging event in York, PA

Monday, March 18th, 2013 | Permalink

Engel North America will host a technical symposium, Engel Packaging Days 2013 (April 24-25), at its North American headquarters in York, PA. The two-day event will consist of technical presentations by a variety of industry experts from companies such as Weatherchem, Healthy Brand Builders, and Trexel, the company said. Presentation topics will explore the latest in injection molding machinery, automation, molds, auxiliary equipment, materials and more. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  packaging engel injection molding read more

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PolyOne targets PVC as a polycarbonate replacement

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | Permalink

PolyOne, a plastics supplier with $3 billion in sales last year, is boosting its focus on the medical market, and one specific target is replacement of polycarbonate alloys with PVC in housings for medical devices. PVC’s superior chemical resistance to polycarbonate is becoming more important as efforts escalate to disinfect medical equipment, said Charles Kutchin, global industry director-healthcare at PolyOne in an interview with PlasticsToday. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – February 2013 Keywords:  PolyOne PVC reFlex plasticizers read more

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Carbon fiber reinforced carbon helps automakers process steel

Friday, March 1st, 2013 | Permalink

A new type of carbon fiber reinforced graphite material designed for industrial heat treatment applications comprises comprising a graphite matrix and reinforcing fibers made of carbon. The carbon fiber reinforced carbon (CFRC) is a high-strength composite said to be ideal for use in high-temperature processes requiring lightweight and temperature resistant materials such as the heat treatment of steel components for the automotive and aerospace industry or the coating of silicon wafers in the photovoltaic industry. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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New TV series to focus on sustainable packaging, but is there a catch?

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Permalink

Plasticstoday While some of Hollywood’s best and brightest were out hobnobbing with other industry folks at the 2013 Academy Awards, it appears that actor Martin Sheen was focused on packaging. read more

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