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Video highlights from injection molding at K 2013

October 22, 2013 10:09 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Additive manufacturing, in-mold labeling, fully automated work cells — K 2013 is a showplace for cool technology from suppliers of injection molding machines. Plastics News' Bill Bregar and Rhoda Miel created this video of molding-related highlights from the show floor.


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K 2013 edition: Dow Chemical debuts a new material at K

October 21, 2013 7:21 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — A new material debut from Dow Chemical Co. is featured in this week's Material Insights video from K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also this week, we report on a new plant opening and new sustainability goals, as well as news of a new range of bio-based polymeric modifiers for PVC compounds from Metabolix Inc.


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Bulk Molding Compounds plans Chinese plant

October 14, 2013 1:21 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A new Chinese plant planned by Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report that recycling leader KW Plastics has been approved to make reusable crates or pallets, as well as news that U.S. materials firm Invista and British specialty chemicals maker Ingenza Ltd. have ...


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Medical Device Solutions Welcome Video

October 12, 2013 6:00 am ET

Medical Device Solutions Welcome Video - Courtesy of Medical Device Solutions, Lerner Research Institute



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Laurel Biocomposite opens new bioplastics plant in Nebraska

October 7, 2013 1:10 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The opening of a new bioplastics plant in Nebraska is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week we report two plastics additives deals as well as news that NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the presence of propylene on Saturn's moon Titan.


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PE resin prices rose 5 cents per pound in September

September 30, 2013 12:05 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A pricing hike for North American polyethylene is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another carbon fiber composite deal for Japanese materials firm Toray Industries Inc., as well as news that Mexian petrochemical giant Alpek SAB de CV has formed a joint venture to build a PET resin and fe...


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Paralympian Blake Leeper talks about carbon-fiber running blades

September 23, 2013 4:51 pm ET

In this Plastics News video, see award-winning Paralympian Blake Leeper in action as he talks about his journey and his thoughts on the design of carbon-fiber running blades.


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Dow Chemical cancels plans to sell additives unit

September 23, 2013 12:31 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Dow Chemical Co.'s decision not to sell its plastics additives business is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on Americas Styrenics' declaration of force majeure on polystyrene resin, as well as news of Clariant AG opening a design lab at its color concentrates plant in West Chicago, Ill.


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GE Appliances seeks student interns for design projects

September 10, 2013 12:31 pm ET

CHICAGO — In this video interview from the IDSA annual conference in Chicago, GE's Chris Bissig discusses the firm's plan to bring in seven students to serve one-year paid internships its Appliance Park campus. GE Appliances has added new capabilities in thermoforming and injection molding along with metal shaping and assembly since it starte...


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PP resin prices surge, PE prices fall flat

September 9, 2013 1:02 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A polypropylene price increase and an usually flat period for polyethylene pricing are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another acquisition for A. Schulman, as well as news of a new shale gas report from IHS Inc.


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