News

  • 12/2/2016

    PTS opens Mexico office

    Specialty compounding firm Polymer Technology & Services LLC (PTS) has opened a sales and logistics office in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • 12/2/2016

    Coca-Cola bottler launches label recycling program

    A new initiative from Coca-Cola European Partners, waste management company Viridor, labelling and packaging solutions company Avery Dennison, and plastic processor PET UK will recycle some 70 metric tons of waste each year.

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    ACS Group opens tech center in Wisconsin

    Prior to opening the new tech center, plastics processors who wanted to visit ACS to test equipment or learn about new products had to visit an area in the back of the manufacturing plant.

  • 12/2/2016

    California molder ordered to clean up pellet discharges

    Canyon Plastics Inc. in Valencia, Calif. is paying over $300,000 to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act because it lacked proper equipment to control discharges of plastic pellets into local rivers and streams, the Environmental Protection Agency said Dec. 1.

  • 12/2/2016

    Imperial closing 2-year-old plant after customer moves production

    Imperial Plastics Inc. said it will close its Mankato, Minn., facility in the first quarter of 2017, mainly because of lost contracts from one of its major customers who moved production outside the United States to an unspecified nation that offered lower labor and assembly costs, Imperial noted in a Nov. 30 announcement.

  • 12/1/2016
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    Industry 4.0 presents opportunity for some

    I understand the slow adoption of Industry 4.0. There are a lot of bells and whistles available, when it comes to new technology, for plastics processors. But it seems like most are fully engaged with Industry 3.0 right now, and are just vaguely aware of the concept of Industry 4.0.

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    EPA jolts US auto industry, affirms CO2 standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.

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    China's Merryart opening a molding plant in Texas

    Ningbo Merryart Glow-tech Co. Ltd. is in the final stages of setting up a highly automated injection molding factory in Ennis, Texas, where it will launch a new product for the U.S. market, said Paul Cornwell, managing director of U.S. operations for the Ningbo, China-based company.

  • 12/1/2016

    US manufacturing is more complex than one company's moves

    President-elect Donald Trump's visit to the Carrier manufacturing plant in Indiana seems to be settling into a pattern for one aspect of his policy toward manufacturing — high-profile brow-beating as a job saving strategy. But how sustainable are these kinds of presidential deals as a government policy?

  • 12/1/2016