Posts Tagged plastics & additives

Swedish compounder inaugurates production line for medical-grade TPEs

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Permalink

Elasto Sweden, part of the Hexpol TPE family, announced that it has completed installation of a new production line for its medical-grade thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The TPE compounder also has expanded the technical center at its facility in Åmål. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Materials and Additives read more

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Berlin Packaging expands footprint in California with recent acquisition

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Permalink

Rigid packaging supplier Berlin Packaging (Chicago) has acquired California-based Diablo Valley Packaging, making it the company’s second acquisition in three months and sixth since 2010. The recent purchase will expand Berlin’s footprint in California and the Pacific Northwest in order to better serve the food, beverage, and wine & spirits markets, as well as add $125 million in annual sales in the process. In addtion to plastic containers, Diablo also produces supplies glass containers and closures. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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BMW’s Carbon Core body snares EuroCarBody Award 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Permalink

A car body construction that combines carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), auminum and steel has won the EuroCarBody Award 2015. Employed in the new BMW 7 Series, the Carbon Core body was given a rating of 41.87 out of 50 possible points – the best score ever to be obtained in the competition. The EuroCarBody Award is regarded as the world’s most important award for innovations in car body construction. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Milacron partners with CCC on innovative new line of containers

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

Milacron Holdings Corp. (Cincinnati, OH), a global leader in industrial technology serving the plastics processing industry, announced that its Uniloy brand and Consolidated Container Company (CCC; Atlanta, GA) have joined together in the development of the new Dura-Lite line of containers. The innovative design is driven by consumer demand for a lighter-weight dairy/water gallon and half-gallon square bottle that is more durable. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Blowmolding read more

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PVC-free blood bags begin milestone in vitro study

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

Whatever you may think about the science supporting the alleged health risks of PVC and phthalates, the marketing battle has been lost. PVC free is a slogan that resonates in the public space, much in the same way as gluten free, even when the latter promotes a product that never contained gluten in the first place. Early on, Danish company Melitek (Alslev) has been at the forefront of developing and supplying thermoplastic elastomer and polyolefin compounds for use as PVC replacement materials in the healthcare sector. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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