Zahoransky has delivered a seven-component injection mould to Schiffer, a German moulder of toothbrushes and dental care products. The mould-maker claims that this is “the first 7-component mould ever built worldwide”. more »
European group Avery Dennison has teamed up with a UK firm to expand its PET liner recycling program. The move sees the addition of a new collection facility for brand owners in the UK and Ireland. more »
Germany-based Paccor International, which is now a member of the Coveris group, has expanded its production capacity for PET sheet with the purchase of a complete 3-layer coextrusion line, including in-line lamination station, for its Polish factory. more »
Stewart Group Holdings, a UK moulder, has announced that after extensive research and development, it will now offer services for injection-moulded carbon fibre. more »
BASF has released a statement saying that it has signed an agreement to divest additives business PolyAd Services. The announcement comes on the heels of the news that the chemicals giant will also divest its liquid masterbatch operations. more »
Burgess Colours & Compounds, based in Stoke-On-Trent, England has launched a new standard range, consisting of 36 universal 1% masterbatches, from white, through the colour spectrum to black. The colours are also available for next day delivery. more »
In November 2013, Swiss group WM Wrapping Machinery completed the testing phase of a full production line for manufacturing two-colour disposable cups in multi-layer polypropylene. more »
Interplas 2014, the UK's largest plastics exhibition has announced that British Plastics and Rubber (BP&R) will be the headline media partner for the trade show. more »
Mar 4, 2014 by Dave Gray
Over the weekend 22-23 February 2014 approximately 500 tonnes of Marlex branded high density polyethylene (HDPE) packed in 25 kgs bags was stolen from one of Biesterfeld Petroplas' third party contractor’s warehouses in the North West of England. more »
Feb 28, 2014 in industry news
Croda Polymer Additives, with its Chinese partner Croda Sipo, will exhibit at Chinaplas with a new line of speciality additives for wood plastic composites. more »
PolyOne has launched a new additive and service package to allow processors to protect their products from counterfeiting. more »
Plastic industry research and publishing group AMI has announced details of its Masterbatch 2014 conference, which has attracted high profile speakers from major suppliers and OEMs. more »
Silvergate Plastics has launched ‘Optiblo’, a range of colour masterbatch which it says has been designed to “significantly reduce” cycle times and improve the surface finish of blow moulded parts. more »
Elasto Sweden, a medical TPE specialist, has opened an office in Belgium to “support growing demand for its Mediprene TPE compounds”. more »
Starlinger, a specialist in recycling equipment, will exhibit at the Index14 trade show this year with equipment and processes to turn nonwoven production scrap into a valuable secondary resource. more »
When Closed Loop London began producing food contact grade HDPE from transparent bottle material back in 2008, the recycler used B+B Anlagenbau and Erema for the design and build of the line. more »
UK-based materials handling supplier AB Systems has recently announced that a major international soft lens manufacturer has taken delivery of a new materials handling set-up at its UK plant. more »
Zahoransky has delivered a seven-component injection mould to Schiffer, a German moulder of toothbrushes and dental care products. The mould-maker claims that this is “the first 7-component mould ever built worldwide”.
Germany-based Paccor International, which is now a member of the Coveris group, has expanded its production capacity for PET sheet with the purchase of a complete 3-layer coextrusion line, including in-line lamination station, for its Polish factory.
Stewart Group Holdings, a UK moulder, has announced that after extensive research and development, it will now offer services for injection-moulded carbon fibre.
Engel has launched a new retrofit solution platform for use on older manufacturing systems that it says reduces the energy required by exisiting hydraulic injection moulding machines by up to 50 percent.
Nordson BKG has released an integrated system that uses the thermal energy of the molten polymer created during PET pelletising for subsequent crystallisation. The group claims that it can save more than €3,000,000 in annual energy costs.
Reduction Engineering Scheer has launched a new cutting chamber for large strand pelletisers. The company states that it has designed the chamber in such a way that allows for fast removal with less downtime.
Victorinox has started using a Mettler Toledo moisture analyzer in its quality control process to check the plastic used to mould components in its Swiss Army range of pocket knives.
ips Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions of Germany has announced that it has taken over exclusive European sales and service for strand pelletising systems from Han Jin of South Korea.