Machine Shops Using Coolant Recycling Systems from Eriez® HydroFlow® Report 50 Percent Reduction in Fluid Purchases and Decreased Disposal Costs
March 16, 2016
With manufacturing still in the recovery phase of the economic cycle, machine shops seeking to cut costs are finding a solution with Eriez® HydroFlow® Coolant Recycling Systems.
US Bulk Chemical Exports to Increase in 2016 and Beyond as Shale Gas-Derived Production Expansions Come Online
March 1, 2016
Despite low crude oil prices, new U.S. shale gas-derived chemical expansions continue to move forward, and more than 100 million metric tons of new capacity will be added in the U.S. chemical industry by 2025.
Huntsman Advanced Materials offers one-stop resource in composite parts production
February 26, 2016
Huntsman Advanced Materials is now improving processes, products and performance levels to deliver a one-stop resource for more efficient composite parts production.
New blow molding machines for milk containers from BEKUM
February 25, 2016
The current BEKUM packaging machine series has been expanded by two additional models.
Lower Energy Costs, Higher Temperatures, More Flexibility Characterize New Temperature Control Units from Conair
February 10, 2016
Processors can save up to $740/year in pumping energy costs with these new, super-efficient temperature control units (TCUs) from Conair Group.
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In this issue:
Industry 4.0 & the Internet of Things
"Smarter" Machines and Auxiliaries
Thermoplastics Composites for Aircraft Interiors
Creating Better 3-D Printing Filaments
Five Regulatory Issues to Watch in 2016
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February 22, 2016
A new two-stage catalytic process from NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, MN (www.natureworksllc.com), the world’s largest producer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer, takes an unusual mixed lactic acid feed stream, invented at Nagoya University in Japan (www.agr.nagoya-u-ac.jp), and makes it into semi-crystalline PLA block copolymers. The new copolymers, which are still in R&D, could potentially offer substantially higher melt temperatures than PLA homopolymer.
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