Industry News

  1. Quadrant Introduces Stable Polypropylene Sheet That Lays Flat & Stays Flat After Machining
    3/14/2017

    Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (Quadrant EPP) announces the first of its new Stable Machining Grade (SMG) materials. The machinable shapes were developed to improve the performance and productivity of parts made from polyolefin base materials.

  2. IACMI-The Composites Institute Announces Project To Optimize Resins And Sizings For Vinyl Ester / Carbon Fiber Composites
    3/10/2017

    The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, a Manufacturing USA institute driven by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with Ashland, Zoltek, Michelman, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), JobsOhio, and Michigan State University (MSU) announces a project focused on the optimization of vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings for the fabrication of carbon fiber composites

  3. Southern Research Project Advances Novel CO2 Utilization Strategy
    3/3/2017

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has awarded Southern Research nearly $800,000 for a project that targets a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly method of producing some of the most important chemicals used in manufacturing

  4. Linde Introduces New Gas Metering Equipment For The Extruded Plastic Foam Industry
    3/2/2017

    North American manufacturers of extruded polystyrene (XPS), polystyrene foam insulation board and other polyolefin foaming processes can replace some or all hydrocarbon foaming agents with carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or nitrogen (N2), and high-pressure gas dosing systems from Linde LLC

  5. Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces New Biodegradable Plastic For Horticultural Applications
    1/13/2017

    What's more symbolic of sustainability than nurturing a healthy garden? Greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics

  6. QT Manufacturing Acquires C&F Tooling Acquisition Kicks Off New Year For Growing Dallas Company
    1/9/2017

    QT Manufacturing, a domestic contract manufacturer specializing in custom plastic injection molding, custom injection molds and precision CNC machining, proudly announces the acquisition of C&F Tooling, Inc., also in Dallas

  7. Two Massachusetts Companies Team Up To Provide Plastic Cutlery Made From Recycled Polypropylene To National Organic Grocery Chain
    12/29/2016

    Sustainable consumer goods company Preserve is teaming up with renewable plastics manufacturer UrthPact to provide a new line of environmentally-friendly single use cutlery for the in-store cafes of a major national organic grocery chain

  8. Fiberglass To Plastic Thermoforming Comparison And Conversion Guide Now Available From Productive Plastics
    12/14/2016

    Productive Plastics, a leading heavy gauge plastic thermoforming contract manufacturer, announces the release of its new Fiberglass to Plastic Thermoforming Comparison and Conversion Guide

  9. Vancouver-Based Company Introducing Big Plans To Solve China’s Growing Plastic Waste Problem
    12/12/2016

    If you were under the impression that modern recycling practices for plastic products are working, think again. A group of Vancouver-based entrepreneurs are looking to revolutionize the way we manufacture our plastic products, starting with China

  10. Industry Leaders DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Win Platts Global Energy Breakthrough Solution Of The Year Award
    12/9/2016

    DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have been honored with the Breakthrough Solution of the Year Award from Platts Global Energy for their platform technology to produce a revolutionary biobased monomer, furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME)