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  • Researchers develop heat conducting plastic that could lead to lighter electronics

    Scientists at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) have developed a new, inexpensive, and scalable technique that changes the molecular structure of plastic to...
  • Penn State researchers develop new, efficient method for sintering

    Researchers at Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pa.) have demonstrated a new, faster, and more energy-efficient method for sintering.
  • Plastics eMarket Tip of the Week: Sub-ambient performance of HDPE and PP

    Kamweld Product Manager Len Alter is back to share his experiences and this week he explains the impact resistance of polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE)...
  • New combinations of stabilizer additives prevent discoloration in PE films

    A recent article in Plastics Technology addresses the industry's demand for lower initial color, enhanced color stability, and better property retention in linear...
  • Silver nanoparticles and electric current used to prevent bacteria in plastic

    Researchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet have used silver nanoparticles and a small electric current to prevent bacterial growth in...
  • Researchers develop plastic films that prevent bacterial contamination

    Researchers at the University of California - Davis have designed plastic films that kill bacteria with biofilms and prevent bacteria from forming biofilms in the first place.
  • Radiant band heater system helps molders save on energy costs

    In order to help injection molders, the Rex Materials Group (Howell, Mich.) has developed the TCS (Thermal Control Solution), a custom radian band heater system that is more...
  • Scientists develop software that sketches, recreates 3-D shapes

    A computer scientist at the University of British Columbia has developed FlowRep, an algorithm that can create a design sketch of an everyday object by inferring 3-D...
  • Fast chemistry allows researchers to unlock new class of polymers

    Scientists at the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory created long chains of linked sulfur-containing molecules using a SuFEx, sulfur(VI) fluoride...

HTI Plastics Serving as Test Site for All-Electric Molding Machine

HTI Plastics was selected by Krauss Maffei as a beta test site for their new PX all-electric injection molding machine. details>>

Proto Labs Expands 3D Printing Service with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Proto Labs, a global leader in technology-enabled, rapid manufacturing, has announced the addition of Multi Jet Fusion to its suite of 3D printing technologies. details>>

Looking for smart combinations of 3D printing technology at formnext 2017

The purmundus challenge is geared toward designers, engineers, and programmers, including those from universities, design agencies and studios, start-ups, and SMEs. details>>

3Diligent Releases Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing

3Diligent announced it has released its Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing: An Overview of Industry Advancement and Technologies. details>>

GreenMantra Receives $2.2 Million for Polystyrene CleanTech Innovation

GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing clean technology company that produces high-value polymers from waste plastics, will receive $2.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. details>>

INEOS Styrolution to expand its compounding capacity for styrenic polymers in India

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced plans to increase its compounding capacity for engineering plastics by an additional 34,000 metric tonnes per annum at its Moxi plant located in Gujarat, India. details>>

A&R Logistics and Port Freeport Texas Announce Collaboration on Facility

A&R Logistics announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Port Freeport to open an export supply chain facility for the U.S. plastic resin industry. details>>

Davis-Standard Acquires Maillefer

Davis-Standard, LLC announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Maillefer International Oy of Vantaa, Finland and Ecublens, Switzerland. details>>

Trinseo Sets New Standard for Compounded Plastics Production

Trinseo, the global materials solution provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, introduced Rapid Response. details>>

Sanner invests in Bensheim production facility

Sanner GmbH, a manufacturer of high-quality primary plastic packaging and medical devices, has successfully completed the expansion of its production facility in Bensheim. details>>

U.S. Chemical Production Industry is Projected to Grow

According to a report by the American Chemistry Council's (ACC), U.S. chemical production is expected to realize overall growth of 3.6 percent this year and 4.8 percent by 2018. details>>

The Vinyl Institute Looks to Grant Three Students Travel Grants to Vinyltec 2017

The Vinyl Institute is looking to select up to three students to receive travel grants to the Society of Plastics Engineers Vinyltec 2017. details>>

FLEXcon Announces Two New Highly-Conformable Cast Vinyl Products

FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, announced the availability of FLEXcon DPM Cast White Opaque Sheet (CWOS) and Cast White Sheet (CWS). details>>

GW Plastics Acquires Ireland-Based Avenue Mould Solutions

In response to growing customer demand in the medical device market, GW Plastics announced its purchase of Avenue Mould Solutions. details>>

Bronx-based Streamline Plastics Co. Inc., Merges with The Toner Plastics Group

Streamline Plastics Co. Inc., Bronx, N.Y., has merged its operations with The Toner Plastics Group of East Longmeadow, Mass. details>>

Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it has completed the acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. details>>

Tosca Announces Partnership with Hollar & Greene

Tosca, an industry-leading provider of reusable packaging and supply chain solutions announced a partnership with Hollar & Greene, the Southeast's largest cabbage provider. details>>

Arburg at the Interplas 2017: from high-volume stacking boxes to individual implants

Arburg will be presenting the production-efficient manufacture of plastic parts in both high volumes and as one-off parts at Stand H4, Hall 4 at the Interplas 2017 to be held in Birmingham (U.K.) in September. details>>

Three new branches for Moretto in China, India and Russia

Moretto, the Italian company leader in automation technology for the plastic processing industry, expands its activities globally with the opening of three new branches in China, India and Russia. details>>

Highview and Victory Park Complete Acquisition of Katy Industries Operations and Assets

Highview Capital, LLC and Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC announced the completion of the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Katy Industries, Inc., details>>
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