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Deadline looms to comply with conflict minerals rule


January 10, 2014 3:59 pm ET

As the clock ticks on a May 31 deadline to submit conflict mineral reports to the federal government, some in the plastics industry are wondering how the new law aimed at addressing a humanitarian crisis in Africa applies to them.

Trexel, 3M team up to cut part weight


October 18, 2013 1:41 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Both Trexel Inc. (Hall 13/B46), with its MuCell microcellular foaming technology, and 3M (Hall 5/B10), with its glass beads, have proved they can reduce weight for plastic parts. Now the two companies are working together to combine both systems and reduce the weight of injection molded parts by as much as 20 percent.

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