Resin Price Report: PP Resin Prices Drop for Seventh Straight Week

Polypropylene (PP) producers ramped up production in July and August, growing inventories to near-record levels just as new production capacity...

Wed, 05 Oct 2022
Engel, Nexus Demo Automated Molding of LSR Blade Valves

Production of the 7-mm-diameter blades is fully automated in a 64-cavity mold with an Engel easix articulated robot and integrated...

Wed, 05 Oct 2022
What’s New in Label Sustainability?

Wood labels, thinner substrates, super-efficient metallization, and more options that support recycling are trending....

Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Breaking News in Flexible Packaging

CadburyUK sharing bars wrapped in a world's first, shelf-life-extending food film, 50% PCR flexible packaging, converting trends, Henkel's fully circular...

Tue, 04 Oct 2022
EV Charging Infrastructure Still Evolving

Battery Show panelists discuss EV challenges as technologies such as wireless gain traction....

Tue, 04 Oct 2022
What Manufacturing Day Means for the Plastics Industry

Companies large and small will showcase modern plastics manufacturing and trumpet career opportunities on Oct. 7....

Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Plastics by the Numbers

Plastic market reports for shrink- and stretch-sleeve labels, recycled ocean plastics, polyamides, 3D printing, medical plastics, and 14 more are...

Tue, 04 Oct 2022
Molecor Exhibits World’s Largest-Diameter PVC Pipe

The 1,200-mm-pipe opens new avenues for serving population centers and reservoir pumping applications....

Mon, 03 Oct 2022
Bioplastics News Stream

That spray-on dress was a cellulose biopolymer, multi-use biopolymer from a seafood waste stream, P&G talks bio-PE in diapers and...

Mon, 03 Oct 2022
Hand-Held Thickness Gauge for Plant or Lab Is Smart and Precise

ThicknessPen from Agr Intl. is an easy-to-use thickness-measurement tool for bottles, plastic thermoforms, injection-molded parts, and more....

Mon, 03 Oct 2022
3D Printing Goes Smooth and Flexible with New TPU

The rubber-like material from Markforged enables manufacturers to print flexible, production-quality parts at point of need....

Mon, 03 Oct 2022
Totani Unpacks Pouch and Bag Converting Trends

A pioneer in flexible packaging reflects on converting machinery, sustainable materials, and options that resonate with brand owners....

Mon, 03 Oct 2022
Flow Simulation Accurately Predicts Mold Parameters, Reduces Defects

The joint project ran a three-cavity mold on an Engel machine with a servo-driven eight-cavity hot-runner system from Oerlikon....

Sat, 01 Oct 2022
Digital Health Company Epicore Biosystems Won’t Sweat Supply-Chain Bottlenecks

The maker of sweat-sensing wearables partners with 3M and Innovize to ensure uninterrupted materials supply and production....

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Eptam Grows Medtech Molding Footprint with Sterling Manufacturing Buy

The combined injection molding expertise brings medical customers a single source for thermoplastic and liquid silicone rubber molded parts....

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Beyond K 2022: Finding Some R&R In and Around Düsseldorf

Is hanging around the Altstadt getting, well, old? Here are some other après-show activities to consider....

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Why the Plastics Industry Should Embrace Carbon Accounting

As companies strive to lower their carbon footprint, carbon accounting can be an effective first step in establishing environmentally friendly...

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Mr. Bloomberg, There Are Better Ways to Spend $85 Million

The former NYC mayor is funding a campaign to curtail US petrochemicals production....

Thu, 29 Sep 2022
Coating for Keyboards and Other Surfaces Shown to Kill COVID-19 and Other Viruses in Minutes

A durable coating for keyboards, cell phone screens, and other surfaces proves deadly to 99.9% of microbes even after months...

Thu, 29 Sep 2022
Resin Price Report: Tropical Storm Ian Batters Florida but Spares Petrochemical Infrastructure

Resin trading has not felt much of an impact from the storm, with spot PE prices flat, while PP lost...

Thu, 29 Sep 2022
New and Noteworthy Coffee Packaging

On National Coffee Day, we turn the spotlight on invigorating flexible packaging for your brew....

Thu, 29 Sep 2022
New Leadership at Comar

The medical molding and packaging specialist has named Brian Larkin President and CEO. He succeeds Mike Ruggieri, who led the...

Wed, 28 Sep 2022
Polypropylene Mesh Prevents Surgical Failure Caused by Suture Pull-Through

Mesh Suture Inc. earns FDA 510(k) clearance for novel medical device....

Wed, 28 Sep 2022
Injection Molding Cell Creates Plastic Beverage and Food Can Covers

With help from Sumitomo Demag, Shin-Etsu, and Mettler Toledo, Elmet will debut two innovative production cells to make silicone can...

Wed, 28 Sep 2022
The Cars of K: Fast and Furious Sometimes, but Always Plastic

Yesterday’s cars of the future as seen from the K show floor....

Wed, 28 Sep 2022
US Manufacturing Has Renaissance, While China Turns Inward for Growth

Outsourcing production to China has lost its luster, helping to push US manufacturing employment numbers past pre-pandemic levels....

Tue, 27 Sep 2022
Turkey to Get Its First Advanced Recycling Plant, Powered by Honeywell

Biotrend Energy plant will convert mixed waste plastics into recycled polymer feedstock using Honeywell’s UpCycle Process Technology....

Tue, 27 Sep 2022
X2F, Covestro Collaborate on In-Mold Electronics for Automotive Lighting

Thermally conductive polycarbonate heat sinks are up to 49% lighter than conventional cast-aluminum counterparts....

Tue, 27 Sep 2022
Nova Chemicals Names Interim CEO

Danny Dweik takes the reins from Luis Sierra, effective Oct. 1, 2022....

Tue, 27 Sep 2022
Polyacetal Printing Technology Accelerates Product Development Cycle

Japan’s Polyplastics says its MEX 3D-printing process produces parts with physical properties akin to injection molding....

Mon, 26 Sep 2022