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  • Researchers develop stretchable and conductive plastic electrode

    Engineers at Stanford University have used molecules similar to those used to thicken soup in industrial kitchens to chemically alter brittle plastics and make them...
  • Cornell University research could revolutionize plastics recycling

    Collaboration between Cornell University and the University of Minnesota could change the way that the world approaches plastics recycling by creating a new additive that...
  • NC State researchers remotely control 2-D material folding into 3-D object

    Researchers at North Carolina State University have designed and created 2-D materials that are remotely controlled so that specific folds can be triggered at any time and in...
  • Washington State researchers develop novel 3-D manufacturing method

    Researchers at Washington State University have created a unique 3-D manufacturing method that quickly creates and precisely controls the architecture of the material from...
  • MIT researchers use cellulose as 3-D printing feedstock

    Recent research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found a method for using cellulose, the most abundant organic polymer in the world, as the feedstock...
  • Boston company introduces new additive for highly repellent plastics

    NBD Nanotechnologies has recently unveiled its new injection-grade additive, RepelShell, which makes plastic surfaces highly repellent to water, dirt, mud, and ice.
  • German engineering company adopts 3-D printing tech for injection molds

    Hahn-Schickard, a microsystems engineering company based in southwest Germany, has turned to a Prodways ProMaker L5000 3-D printer and its PLASTCure Rigis 10500 resin to...
  • Finnish research center finds new material for plastic composites

    The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland recently announced that it has demonstrated new industrial applications for the sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and...
  • AR startup creating 3-D printer that builds objects with holograms

    Daqri, which was founded in 2010, has already made a name for itself with a series of augmented reality (AR) devices, has now announced that it is in development to build a...

Plastic Omnium invests $300 million in the United States

After the new plants in Chattanooga (Tennessee for Volkswagen) and Fairfax (Kansas for General Motors), Plastic Omnium launches the construction of two additional plants in the United States. details>>

Pexco and PPC Industries to Merge, Creating a Benchmark Medical Plastics Business

Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market investing, has announced the intent to acquire Pexco LLC. details>>

Moldex3D Links 3D Injection Molding Simulation with LS-DYNA Draping Analysis

Moldex3D R14 version has integrated with LS-DYNA-s draping analysis to simulate the deformation behavior. details>>

Milacron Expands FANUC ROBOSHOT Offering With Secondary Injection Unit

Milacron Holdings Corp. announced that they now have the ability to offer molders in the Americas the Milacron-FANUC ROBOSHOT SI-20A, a vertically mounted secondary injection unit for ROBOSHOT machines. details>>

Evco Plastics gives NBC News a look inside U.S. manufacturing [Video]

Evco Plastics, Inc. was recently in the national spotlight thanks to a report from NBC Nightly News that featured the company. details>>

Barnes Group Inc. to Acquire Gammaflux L.P.

Barnes Group Inc., a global industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Gammaflux L.P. details>>

Drake Plastics Creates Team to Race with Torlon

Combining a love of cars with its passion for high performance polymers, Drake Plastics has announced a race team to facilitate the adoption of Torlon and PEEK components in the racing industry. details>>

Kepware Connectivity Platform Powers Plastic Manufacturer Industrial IoT Strategy

Kepware, a PTC business developing industrial connectivity software, announced that Teel Plastics, Inc. is utilizing the IoT Gateway for the KEPServerEX platform as its Internet of Things (IoT) solution. details>>

MCNS Establishes System House in India

Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. has decided to establish a manufacturing and sales company of polyurethane system products (System house) in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India to meet an anticipated increase in polyurethane demand. details>>

Confer Plastics announces $3 million expansion of New York operations

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company located in North Tonawanda, Niagara County. details>>

Covestro achieves record financial year in 2016

2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro, which volume growing by 7.5 percent and net incomes doubling to EUR 795 million. details>>

Guttenberg Industries, Inc. Completes $2 Million Expansion

The late 2016 announcement by Guttenberg Industries, Inc. (GII) of its recent planned expansion has already come to a successful conclusion. details>>

Proto Labs Introduces Rapid Insert Molding at Pacific Design and Manufacturing

Proto Labs Inc., a leading online and technology enabled quick-turn manufacturer, officially launched its insert molding service at Pacific Design and Manufacturing in Anaheim. details>>

Putnam Plastics Develops Super-Tri Tubing, an Advanced Tri-Layer Technology

Putnam Plastics Corp., a leader in advanced extrusions and components for minimally invasive medical devices, has developed an advanced tri-layer tubing technology that significantly improves tensile and burst strength, while reducing elongation. details>>

LyondellBasell Introduces New Purell Resin for Cast Film and Injection Molded Healthcare Applications

LyondellBasell introduced Purell RP320M, a new polypropylene (PP) random copolymer that can be used in caps and closures, labware, flexible and rigid packaging of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. details>>

ISO-13485 Certification in Singapore Strengthens Teknor Apex Supply Capabilities in Asia

Teknor Apex Company has expanded its supply capabilities for these compounds in Asia by achieving ISO-13485 certification for its TPE production facility in Singapore. details>>

Polymer Technologies Is Now the Exclusive Distributor of Polybond India Pvt.

Polymer Technologies, Inc. is proud to announce it is the exclusive North American distributor of high-performance, engineered hoses and custom molded rubber parts for Polybond India Pvt. details>>

Klarm Mould Ltd Promotes Injection Molds of High Gloss Parts

Klarm is helping customers with products should be competent enough to fight the common molding problems so that in the end have high gloss parts that fetch the kind of results expected with the products. details>>

Fuwei Films Announces Material Increase in Polyester Film for PCB from Major Customer

Fuwei Films, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, announced that it has signed an annual sales contract for 2017 with Eternal Electronic Material. details>>

Specialty Plastic Packaging Manufacturer Plas-Pak Industries sold to Nordson Corporation

P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF) announced the sale of privately held Plas-Pak Industries, Inc. to Nordson Corporation. details>>
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