News

  • 1/18/2019

    Donnelly adds press for complex parts

    Alexandria, Minn.-based Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Co. has installed a 70-ton press to produce complex molded parts, increase efficiency, and help customers get their products to market faster.

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    Operation Clean Sweep faces calls to transform

    The plastics industry's longtime voluntary program to fight pellet leakage from its factories, known as Operation Clean Sweep, is facing new pressure from governments and environmental groups that want more a transparent and potentially legally binding approach.

  • 1/18/2019

    Plastic Age Products installs its largest press

    Montreal-based Plastic Age Products Inc. installed its largest machine yet — a 2,000-metric-ton injection molding press — for the versatility it offers in serving a diverse customer base.

  • 1/17/2019
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    Texas fines Formosa $121,000 for pellet pollution

    Texas environmental regulators have fined resin maker Formosa Plastics Corp. USA $121,000 for leaking plastic pellets into waters around its Point Comfort plant, but local environmental groups questioned the penalty and said they're hoping for a bigger fine from an ongoing federal court case.

  • 1/17/2019
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    Laughing our way out of 2018

    I know a lot of people who were glad to see 2018 in the rearview mirror. My advice to them: Be careful what you wish for.

  • 1/17/2019
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    Firm wants EU-style plastics law on California ballot

    Arguing that plastics recycling markets are too weak and plastic waste too prevalent, the head of San Francisco waste management firm Recology Inc. is pledging $1 million to jump start a California ballot referendum asking voters to adopt European Union-style limits around plastics.

  • 1/17/2019

    Illinois molder adds two KraussMaffei machines

    Eyeing an added boost to its capacity, Foreman Tool & Mold Corp. started looking for a machine supplier for its two-shot molding business. They found all of the right ingredients in KraussMaffei.

  • 1/16/2019
  • 1/16/2019

    SPE announces Antec speakers, award winners

    Sindee Simon, who chairs the chemical engineering department at Texas Tech University, has won the Society of Plastics Engineers' highest honor, the International Award.

  • 1/16/2019
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    Nestlé gets specific about sustainability

    Nestlé SA is getting more specific about environmental goals, saying that making packaging recyclable is not enough, saying it will phase out the use of PVC, PS, EPS and other materials.

  • 1/16/2019

    Imflux revamps software controls

    Imflux, the Procter & Gamble Co. business that has developed a way to mold using constant, low pressure and slow filling, has rolled out what company officials are calling a major software advance — Software 8.0 Suite.