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Eastman expanding Tritan capacity; sees growth in China

Friday, August 16th, 2013 | Permalink

At K 2007 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Eastman introduced Tritan, which was touted as a new-generation copolyester that provided a balance of properties.  In 2010, the company opened a dedicated Tritan production plant at its Tennessee headquarters. The latest announcement for Eastman is plans to expand Tritan capacity from 60,000 metric tons to 76,000 metric tons to meet increasing demand for the material. Completion of the project is expected by mid-2014. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  eastman tritan plastics news read more

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All eyes on polystyrene foam packaging

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | Permalink

First it was soda. Now it’s on to polystyrene foam. In his final State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a citywide ban on polystyrene foam food packaging from stores and restaurants. In June, Bloomberg introduced legislation to prohibit polystyrene foam. Bans of polystyrene foam for food packaging are nothing new. In fact, the first U.S. ban of general polystyrene foam was enacted in Berkeley, CA back in 1988. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  packaging plastics news PS foam bans recycling new york read more

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Automotive OEMs tell suppliers to be prepared to play, or go home

Friday, July 12th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites The automotive industry in North America has rebounded significantly with new models hitting showroom floors and sales ticking upward. However, the general concern for the OEMs is whether or not their suppliers can keep up. According to an editorial in IHS SupplierBusiness, new car sales are on pace to exceed 15 million in the U.S. this year, and North American production is expected to exceed 16 million in 2013 and 17 million in 2015, as reported by IHS Automotive.     read more

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IK survey: High energy prices hurting German plastic packaging industry

Monday, July 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Due to rising energy prices, the German plastic packaging industry is facing increasing competition from international companies, according to a new survey from the IK trade association. The plastics trade group, Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (IK), stated that the cost increase of the EEG (Germany’s renewable energy law) allocation for this year alone is in the six-digit range for medium-sized companies. Whereas power costs in France are only half as high and in the U.S. electricity prices have partially dropped to as little as 5 cents per kilowatt hour. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging germany read more

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Addex develops an enhanced automatic external gauge system for blown-film extrusion

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 | Permalink

Addex Inc. , a global supplier of blown-film equipment and components, has launched an enhanced automatic external gauge control (EGC) system for blown-film extrusion lines. The new Tandem external gauge control (TEGC) system combines the gauge control of Addex’s EGC air ring with a bubble stabilizing lower air ring, which achieves 15% to 30% greater output compared to Addex’s standard EGC system. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging addex blown film extrusion read more

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