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  • New process uses heat to produce enhanced properties in bioplastics

    Researchers at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln have added a simple step for the production of plant-derived, biodegradable plastic that enhances its resistance to heat...
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    Scientists have developed a highly-selective catalyst from ruthenium nanoparticles on a niobium pentoxide (Ru/Nb2O5) substrate that can produce primary amines from carbonyl...
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    Kamweld Product Manager Len Alter is back to share his experiences and this week he explains that chemicals in metal tanks can cause pitting, holes, or rust, which affects...
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    Collaboration between engineers has developed a new hybrid 3-D printing process for fabricating soft electronics.
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    Scientists at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden have developed a method for tricking bacteria into growing more or less by adding or removing electrons from the...
  • White paper outlines reasons for justifying 3-D printer purchase for prototyping

    Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3-D printers and 3-D production systems, recently released a white paper that was published on Engineering.com outlining the benefits of an...
  • New process makes it easier to extract sugar from wood for plastic feedstock

    Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a novel process that makes extracting sugars from wood chips, corn cobs, and other organic waste more efficient.
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    A team of researchers has researched four, solvent-free acrylic adhesives to determine the components that give off unpleasant odors.
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    California-based HelioBioSys is harvesting and converting the sugar from marine cyanobacteria, which grow on air, seawater, and sunlight, to produce biofuels and...

STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International Receive 2017 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is pleased to announce that STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International are the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award. details>>

Parkway Products Announces Acquisition of LMR Plastics

Parkway Products, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of LMR Plastics from Leonard Industries Manufacturing, LLC. details>>

Breezesta announces expanded Piedmont Collection, made of recycled plastic

The Breezesta expanded Piedmont collection offers a broad array of features and designs to allow dealers and their customers to customize all of their outdoor spaces, creating personalized experiences. details>>

Eastman Announces Projects to Increase CHDM Capacity

Eastman Chemical Company announced multiple projects to increase CHDM capacity at its Kingsport, Tennessee, manufacturing facility. details>>

ProAmpac Completes Acquisition of PolyFirst Packaging

ProAmpac, one of the largest flexible packaging manufacturers in the U.S., announced that it has acquired Wisconsin-based PolyFirst Packaging. details>>

Menasha Corporation Announces Acquisition of ARI Packaging

Menasha Corporation announces that it has acquired ARI Packaging of Alsip, Illinois. details>>

ALBIS PLASTICS CORPORATION opens new compounding plant in Duncan, S.C.

ALBIS PLASTICS CORPORATION, a subsidiary of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, will from now on manufacture prime technical compounds under the ALCOM and ALTECH brands at their manufacturing site in Duncan, S.C. details>>

Griffon Corp. Acquires ClosetMaid and Explores Alternatives for Clopay Plastic Products

Griffon Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ClosetMaid Corporation, a market leader of home storage and organization products, from Emerson for $260 million. details>>

Seaway Plastics Engineering Launches New Website

Seaway Plastics Engineering LLC is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. details>>

Spaulding Announces Acquisition of Burbak Plastics

Spaulding Composites, Inc of Rochester, N.H. is proud to announce the acquisition of Burbak Plastics of Wilton, N.H. details>>

HP and Deloitte Announce Alliance to Accelerate Transformation of Manufacturing Industry

HP Inc. and Deloitte Consulting LLP announced a first-of-its-kind alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry. details>>

Shining 3D Launches Einstart-C, the Desktop 3D Printer

After 12 months of development, Shining 3D, the 3D technical leader in 3D digitizing and printing, is proud to announce the launch of the Einstart-C, the next generation of Einstart series desktop 3D printer. details>>

BASF acquires Dutch filament producer Innofil3D

BASF New Business has acquired 100 percent of the filament producer Innofil3D, headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands. details>>

PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro certified sugarcane now available from Total Corbion PLA

Total Corbion PLA, global technology leader and producer of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics and lactide monomers, announces that PLA resins from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. details>>

ePac to Open Flexible Packaging Plant in Boulder, Colorado

ePac Holdings, a market leader in quick-turn, short to medium length run flexible packaging, announced it will open its next plant in Boulder, Colorado in the fall of 2017. details>>

VELOX introduces new brand PrimeTec and high-performance solutions

VELOX GmbH, a leading pan-European distributor of raw material specialties for the plastics industry, will be presenting a wide range of innovative products and solutions at booth no. H36 in hall 4 at Interplas 2017. details>>

Ascend Introduces New Grades of Specialty Amines

Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of specialty plastics, fibers and chemicals, announced the addition of several new grades to its specialty amines portfolio. details>>

Construction of Pyrolyx AG production plant begins in the USA

Pyrolyx AG, the market leader in the extraction of carbon black from end-of-life tires, is commencing as planned the construction of its state-of-the-art recovered carbon black (rCB) plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. details>>

NAGASE expands U.S. specialty chemicals reach with acquisition of Fitz Chem Corporation

Nagase America announced that it has acquired US-based specialty chemicals distributor Fitz Chem Corporation. details>>

Flow Dry Technology Acquires Assets of Elliott Manufacturing Company

Flow Dry Technology, an industry leader in adsorbent solutions, has acquired the assets of Elliott Manufacturing Company (EMC) in a deal that combines the two Brookville, Ohio-based manufacturers. details>>
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