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Rampf expands in North America through acquisition
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Germany’s Rampf Holding GmbH & Co. KG has bought U.S.-based Innovative Polymers Inc., which makes polyurethanes for tooling and modeling applications. Innovative Polymers, will be...
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07-01-2016
Closed-loop important in LSR molding
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Akron, Ohio — Robert Pelletier, an expert on dispensing of liquid silicone rubber, dispensed some advice on the closed-loop control of additives for the process, in a presentation at the...
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07-01-2016
San Francisco to expand PS ban beyond food containers
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The city of San Francisco is on the brink of changing its existing expanded polystyrene restriction to become the most expansive in the United States. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously...
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07-01-2016
Using plastics to help a community recover from disaster
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An Australian company is building kit homes for a cyclone-ravaged Pacific island from laminated veneer lumber and a wood-plastic composite. The design team’s ultimate aim is to use 100...
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07-01-2016
LSR micromolding adds more challenges
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Akron, Ohio — Micromolding of LSR parts is a challenge, speakers from Kipe Molds Inc. and Starlim North America Corp., told attendees at the International Silicone Conference. Starlim, a...
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07-01-2016
California voters to get second bag question
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Not only will California voters have their say on banning plastics bags this November, they also will weigh in on where fees from paper and reusable bags should go. California Secretary of State...
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07-01-2016
Macchi denies takeover rumors
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Italy-based blown film extruder manufacturer Macchi SpA has come out to deny rumors that the company is facing a takeover. Managing Director Anthony Michel Caprioli states that although...
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07-01-2016
Yizumi builds capacity for high-precision molds and machine components
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China’s Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. is setting up a facility to make high precision molds and machine components, in a bid to boost its capability to customize products and to...
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06-30-2016
Dow cutting 2,500 jobs in Dow Corning integration
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Dow Chemical Co.  is cutting 2,500 jobs globally — equal to 4 percent of its workforce —within the next two years as part of the integration of Dow Corning Corp. into the...
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06-30-2016
Global trends to push LSR growth
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Akron, Ohio — Liquid silicone rubber has a big role to play in major megatrends facing the world, such as climate change, growing demand for energy, water management, health care and...
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06-30-2016
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