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Octal honored by Indian toothbrush maker for efficiency help


October 8, 2014 10:33 am ET

Oman-based PET producer Octal Petrochemical has received two certificates of appreciation for quality performance and productivity improvement from Rialto Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., the exclusive contract manufacturer of Oral-B toothbrushes in India.

Starlinger installs new recycling line in Columbia


October 8, 2014 9:56 am ET

Starlinger & Co. GmbH of Vienna, Austria, installed a recoSTAR PET 330 iV+ recycling line in the Andes Mountains, at Eknka de Columbia, SA, which makes fibers, filaments, yarns and resins for textiles at its plant in Medellin, Columbia.

Kiefel punch press can work with variety of thermoforming units


October 8, 2014 9:52 am ET

Thermoforming machinery maker Kiefel GmbH of Freilassing, Germany, reports its KES 85 eccentric punch press can be combined with every lining thermoforming unit for notch-free processing and stacking trays, lids and formed products that have special requirements.

Hand-held temperature probe developed for preform interior


October 8, 2014 9:49 am ET

Plastic Technologies Inc. of Holland, Ohio, has developed a hand-held temperature probe for PET preforms used to produce stretch blow molded bottles.

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Engel showing CC300 control system


October 8, 2014 9:44 am ET

York, Pa.-based Engel North America Inc. will show its new CC300 control, installed on an all-electric Engel e-mac injection press at the MD&M 2014 show in Minneapolis Oct. 29-30.

Additive for low-friction medical parts


October 8, 2014 9:16 am ET

Low-friction medical components are the target of a new additive from Compounding Solutions.

Ube building large-tonnage Servomax machines in Michigan


October 8, 2014 9:35 am ET

Ube Machinery Inc. is now building new large-tonnage Servomax injection presses, with full servo-hydraulics, at its facility in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Purger aimed at large PP parts


October 8, 2014 9:39 am ET

Sun Plastech Inc. has debuted a purging compound designed for polypropylene.

Broad processing for dry thermoset molding compound


October 8, 2014 9:40 am ET

A Japanese company has introduced a versatile, dry-type unsaturated polyester molding compound.

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Sabic launches nylon 6 grades for LED lighting fixtures


October 8, 2014 9:11 am ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics has new nylon 6 grades in its Konduit product line that it touts for solving thermal management in LED lighting fixtures.

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