Industry News

  1. LyondellBasell And Neste Announce Commercial-Scale Production Of Bio-Based Plastic From Renewable Materials
    6/18/2019

    LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki), the world's largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues, today jointly announce the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale

  2. Key Investment Solutions Acquires Eco-Friendly Alternative To Chemical Paint Stripping, StripMasters, And Rebrands As BLASTICS
    6/12/2019

    Key Investment Solutions announced today that it has acquired StripMasters, a Georgetown, Ky.-based eco-friendly alternative to chemical paint stripping for an undisclosed amount, and will invest an additional $2M to rapidly expand capacity at its Georgetown facility in 2019. As part of the acquisition, StripMasters will be rebranded under the new company name BLASTICS to reflect its core business of recycled plastic media blasting. The operational leadership and management of BLASTICS, formerly StripMasters, will

  3. Amorepacific Signs MOU With TerraCycle To Recycle Empty Bottles
    6/12/2019

    Amorepacific and global environment company TerraCycle signed an MOU on June at Amorepacific Headquarters for systematical recycle of empty bottles

  4. Protolabs Introduces Precision Color Matching On Molded Parts
    6/11/2019

    Digital manufacturing leader, Protolabs has introduced an all-new color-matching system into its plastic injection molding service. PolyOne’s PINPOINT Express Color and Dosing System, featuring 3M precision dispensing and dosing technologies, allows Protolabs to develop custom colors on site, drastically reducing the time it takes to mold short-run plastic parts in precise colors

  5. Parx Plastics Finalises Structuring For Silicone Market
    6/11/2019

    Parx Plastics NV has finalized the structuring of a separate entity to market antimicrobial technologies for silicone materials

  6. Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Acquires Advanced Polymer Technologies
    6/3/2019

    Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, announces the acquisition of Advanced Polymer Technologies (APT), June 3, 2019

  7. BP Polymers, LLC And Versarien® Plc Announce Collaborative Agreement For The Development Of Kortrax® Barrier Resin (BR) With Graphene
    5/29/2019

    Versarien plc, the advanced materials engineering group, is pleased to provide an update to the Company’s ‘USA Update’ announcement of 9 May 2019 where it was stated that the Company had entered into an agreement with a US manufacturer of specialty plastic packaging and transportation vessels for volatile chemicals to explore the use of Versarien's graphene to enhance these products

  8. Brightmark Energy Breaks Ground On Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Plastics-To-Fuel Facility In Indiana
    5/22/2019

    Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, recently broke ground on the nation’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Indiana

  9. Lightning Labels Expands New Eco-Friendly Product Suite Introducing CleanFlake Labels
    5/14/2019

    Food and beverage makers that want to score points with environmentally conscious customers now have eco-friendly labeling that makes recycling easier than ever. Lightning Labels introduces CleanFlake Labels by Avery Dennison, a new earth-friendly label technology that cuts waste and improves PET recycling

  10. LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 High Temperature, Low CTE Tooling Foam To Be Highlighted By General Plastics Manufacturing Co. At SAMPE 2019 Conference And Exhibition
    5/14/2019

    General Plastics Manufacturing Co. will be exhibiting at the upcoming SAMPE 2019 Conference and Exhibition, on May 20-23, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Show attendees can drop by Booth T30 where the company will showcase its newest product, the LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 tooling board, various rigid foam core materials such as its FST/OSU-compliant FR-3800 foam core, and custom-molded parts capabilities